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Child of Light Discussion (Nintendo Wii U) [game]
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I didn't hear anything about this game leading up to its release for some reason but the art style really caught my attention. Gameplay feels very much like simpler Grandia.

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Posted: 04/30/14, 06:26:05  - Edited by 
 on: 04/30/14, 06:27:25
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Just downloaded, so playtime will have to wait until late Wed. night. I'll throw in a few impressions based on how far I make it.
Posted: 04/30/14, 12:34:28
I played about an hour last night. I love the game so far, but I still haven't figured out how I keep getting ambushed when I run into the enemies head on.
Posted: 04/30/14, 14:25:07

You know if you hold the little light dude on the enemies, they can't see you and you don't have to fight them if you so desire.

This game is beautiful, has a wonderful sountrack and gameplay is top notch. This game is a steal at $14.99, thougjh I only paid $9.99 cause I had $5 credit available.
Posted: 04/30/14, 15:57:48
Yeah, I've done that a couple times. I just assumed that running into enemies head on would start the battle with neither side having an advantage like every other non-random battle RPG ever, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Posted: 04/30/14, 16:03:39
Yeah I've noticed that ambushes are kind of weird in that you can head on an still be ambushed.
Posted: 04/30/14, 17:46:25
I picked it up for PS4. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but hopefully that gets fixed tonight.
Posted: 04/30/14, 18:53:48
Was gonna download this, but don't have space. Boo! Seems I need to invest in a hard drive for Wii U. I did download the demo on PS4 though. And while much of it is beautiful, I'm not a huge fan of the character design, esp the protagonist.
Posted: 05/01/14, 07:19:37  - Edited by 
 on: 05/11/14, 19:15:02
4 hours in and I'm having a lot of fun. Nothing stands out to me as a real negative.
Posted: 05/01/14, 07:43:09

I bought a 1tb Western Digital hard drive about a year ago, and it only cost me like $90 on Amazon-brand new. It still works like a charm and I notice no difference at all in download/upload speed compared to the Wii U's internal memory. Games boot up just as quick, same thing when I download games from eshop. I know I didn't need that much space, but the difference in price compared to the 500gb version and other brand names was so small, I figured might as well spend the few extra bucks. Plus now I can download games till my heart's content. Though sometimes I feel I should have went with a smaller size so I don't download too many games. I've always been weak when it comes to buying new games, ect. Ha, ha. The madness will never end.

Back on topic, I LOVE the musical score in this game, plus graphical style is so endearing!
Posted: 05/01/14, 07:56:28  - Edited by 
 on: 05/01/14, 07:58:02
Nathalie picked this up after enjoying it at PAX East and has been playing it non-stop. She loves it. I haven't gotten that much exposure to it, but from what I've seen it certainly is pretty and the music is quite nice. I'll probably play it when she's done with it.
Posted: 05/06/14, 04:56:14
I just beat Child of Light a couple of hours ago. My thoughts haven't changed much. It excels in almost every regard. A great RPG that everyone should play. Well worth $15.
Posted: 05/06/14, 05:11:48
I'm not sure how far I am but I haven't played much since release. Mostly because of work and/or Kirby Triple Deluxe. But man is the game still so good.
Posted: 05/06/14, 06:04:46
I'm debating whether to get this for Wii U or Steam.

What does the gamepad do for this game? Does it have off TV play?
Posted: 05/06/14, 07:03:45  - Edited by 
 on: 05/06/14, 07:04:05
Off TV play, and you can use the touch screen to control the firefly. Easier co-op too, possibly?
Posted: 05/06/14, 07:07:06
Off TV play will probably be enough for me. I've been enjoying the Wii U before bed/between late night baby feedings lately.

Thanks, Gui.
Posted: 05/06/14, 07:13:52  - Edited by 
 on: 05/06/14, 07:14:20
I recommend using headphones plugged into the Gamepad, but looking at the TV. The Gamepad is mandatory, so why not get the most out of it?


As Gui said there is off TV play. The graphics are still impressive on the Gamepad's screen. I never used the touchscreen, however.
Posted: 05/06/14, 07:16:08
Visuals are sooooooooo pretty. The gorgeous animations alone, even beyond the art style, are so pleasing to the eye.
Posted: 05/06/14, 23:24:44  - Edited by 
 on: 05/06/14, 23:25:06
I sold a bunch of my silly cards on Steam, so my wallet was bursting with virtual cash. I therefore opted for the Steam version.

Is anyone still playing this? It's really quite a fun game with great presentation... Although the forced rhyming sort of kills characterization for me.

I like how the party system works, in that you can switch your members out with no penalty. Makes for some great strategizing.
Posted: 05/11/14, 06:27:22

How far in are you? The rhyming bothered me at first, but grew on me a lot after a few hours.
Posted: 05/11/14, 06:46:12
I enjoy it, I don't think it's anywhere near as pretty as everyone makes it out to be, the animation is simply shamed by Dust: An Elysian Tail, but it's still pretty nice to look at.

Also, I found it super easy at first, so I turned the difficulty up to hard and cranked the battle speed up to 5. It's like a whole new game, plays COMPLETELY differently. The battle bar moves so fast.
Posted: 05/11/14, 07:24:09
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