Critical Miss: Child of Light

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So, I just got the game on steam. I'm not sure why people describe it as "delightful" and "twee". The girl dies in the intro cut scene, implicitly murdered by an evil stepmother. The art style and rhyming stuff is supposed to be contrast to what is a relatively dark story. It all gives me a kind of Alice in Wonderland sort of vibe. (I'm only just starting though. Maybe its all kittens and rainbows later on.)
 
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I liked the design and art style- "whimsical", maybe, but I'd prefer "dreamy" or "unreal." It felt like floating through water, with a sense of weightlessness. Plus, it wasn't another "Big headed child in a world of monochrome scaryness" game screaming about their indie nature.
 

Haru17

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It was a fairly normal coming of age story, nothing terrible or excellent. This comic was hilarious, though.
 

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I liked the game. It had nice music and nice art. I mean, the tedious combat and uncanny valley of the whimsy was very unnerving, and it gave a very hallow sense of dissonance, but I still enjoyed it.

But it did spawn this amazing piece of art, so it gets points for that.
 

Uriel_Hayabusa

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Personally, I've always had trouble understanding what people mean when they refer to a work of fiction as "whimsical". I lump that word together with words like "poetic", "soulful", "charming" or "campy" in the category "Words that can basically mean whatever the person using it wants it to mean".
 

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Uriel_Hayabusa said:
Personally, I've always had trouble understanding what people mean when they refer to a work of fiction as "whimsical". I lump that word together with words like "poetic", "soulful", "charming" or "campy" in the category "Words that can basically mean whatever the person using it wants it to mean".
Whenever I hear something described as "whimsical," I look at it and almost immediately react with "that's not like The Phantom Tollbooth at all!"
 

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lol. got my self this game yesterday on steam and actually enjoy but sure struggle whit these boss battles. especially now with these 3 headed hydras.

but funny comic though.
 

GamemasterAnthony

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What I found interesting about the game: The girl's name is Aurora, there's an evil woman involved, and she is trying to wake up.

Is it just me or does this sound like they used Sleeping Beauty as the basis for this story?
 

LaughingAtlas

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Ah, false alarm, she made a rhyme afterall. All is well.

On an unrelated note, does anyone happen to have a clue how threatening people in verse compares to the usual method? I'm curious now.
 

PunkRex

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The creators clearly have the hearts and minds of children... which they ripped from said victims still warm bodies.
 

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I did thought that ending was kind of bittersweet and the last character recruitment quest was quite dark at the end.
Her father died just when they were somewhat reunited and while she did saved her citizens by transporting them into the fairy tale world via the mirror but the nation/ county itself is lost in the process. In saying so when I wiki Lemuria, it's a possbile lost continment.
 

zombiejoe

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You gotta watch out for those red haired child muggers who speak in rhyme. I hear they're all over the place in London.
 

Rebel_Raven

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Awesome comic. I like the game. Still playing it, among other things. Hard to keep focused on one game for me. rar
 

xGrimReaperzZ

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At least the last sentence rhymed...

In all seriousness though, really cool comic, but i gotta admit, the bad rhyming and writing made the game unplayable for me.

I would've kept playing if the combat was good enough, but it's a hit or miss, i guess.
 

soulfire130

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HEY! Don't you dare call human skin masks creepy.They are awesome. You just don't know real art. >Xp


On topic, I never played the game. It sounds interesting.