Analog - 3 Beautiful Worlds to Delve Into after Child of Light
If loved the hand-painted aesthetic of Child of Light, Lisa Foiles has three more beautiful games for you to pore over.
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This is a bit old, but for absolutely gorgeous games that really feel lie a true adventure, I'd have to say Okami. The game is simply amazing in every respect, not least of which is the jaw dropping water color art style.
I would definitely add Ni No Kuni to the list, esp. because it has a similarly charming and fairy-tale feel to it. Child of Light has more memorable characters to me and I prefer the art style, but the world of Ni No Kuni is both beautiful and vast enough to properly delve into... for hours and hours.
@Dharkanon these games are not too long and platform style(i guess).nino kuni is a huge rpg
@fabone009 well, I don't get why would anyone buy stolen
codes from your site either.
I love red heads. I always have. I usually create all my custom made charicters in the Saints Row series, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, ect with Red Hair. I say that so no one will think I'm just try to flirt with the host. Then sometimes in the Saints Row series, I'll change it to blue, purple and then back to red.
A very fun game
Rosie The Shocktrooper (Bridgette Stark) is a red head and she has an attractive personality too.
Thank you Lisa.
Valkyria Chronicles was one of my favorite games of last generation, and while watching the title screen movie for the first time I knew I was in for an excellent experience.
Edit: The growth of Rosie's character is one of the many strong points of the game - an excellently written character.
Thank you so much for your response.
Great game and great Great GREAT characters
Rosie, that bartender turned shock trooper.. I liked her.
Muramasa and Dragon's Crown remind of of Child of Light. All very colorful, painterly-looking style.
Child of Light is NOT a traditional turn-based RPG and it's a serious disservice to call it that. The timeline and numerous ways to strategically manipulate it are key to the game's excitement, something I never feel with actual traditional turn-based RPG's where I passively wait my turn.
The common theme with these games is that carefully crafted 2D art looks dramatically better than any number of polygons. I expect it to boom in popularity among both players and devs as it's budget friendly to both.
Kudos for mentioning Aquaria. It's one of the absolute best indie games I've ever played but it got little attention because it was released before the major indie hype train left the station.
I'll recommend it to anyone who enjoys games like 2D Castlevania (Symphony of the Night style).
Beautiful environments, sound, story & great gameplay. Very well made game all in all.
Transistor looks very cool.
Not really analogous, but I dug the art style in Puppeteer. Reaching back a little bit, Okami is one of my all-time faves in that regard.
@simulacraman It's a travesty that Clover's reward for making something so spectacular was to be shuttered almost immediately after.
@simulacraman Transistor is awesome. The videos they've released don't do justice to the complexity of the combat system. Each skill you pick up can be used actively, passively or attached onto another skill as a modifier. You can completely customise how you play.
My favourite was attaching explosives to my dash move, so everything exploded in my wake.
If you are gonna use older games might as well toss Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons and Broken Age in there too.
@oflow Well both of those games came out last year. Are they really 'older games?' I think the oldest game Lisa mentioned was Bastion, Oh not including the last one, never heard of that one.
@Tiwill44 I loved Trine but they do need to tighten up the conjured boxes and planks a bit so they don't fall over so easily.
If one can stand the poor voice-acting in Dust: An Elysian Tail. :/