The Gist - 3 Reasons to Look Forward to Child of Light

Jess tells you what’s so awesome about the upcoming RPG from Ubisoft, and why it deserves your attention.

Discussion

38 comments
FaustXII
FaustXII

Oh come ON Jess, we all know you're hyped for this game because the protagonist has flowing red hair just like you. Pls, so obvious.. (I'm joking, well, half-joking ;))

hikaruai
hikaruai

Really looking forward to Drakengaurd 3 next month

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

im not a fan of Turn based. It just feels too limited and or dated. It was fine back in the days of the snes and ps1. But not today. Thats my view anyway lol

Freeze-dried
Freeze-dried

I never understood the appeal of turn-based fighting. I played through all of FFVII and FFVIII and just put up with it.

Freeze-dried
Freeze-dried

Jess looks amazing. I want her as my girlfriend.

tribeofasher
tribeofasher

Can't wait to get this. Love the art style. This will be my last game for this 360/PS3 generation.


This will help kill some time before Nintendo finally shows ZELDA WII-U. C'mon E3! :)

nayce54
nayce54

a riveting, but sneaky prequel to "Heavenly Sword"

zellar1
zellar1

Looks really interesting! Can hardly wait...RPG-Goodness


Jess could you look any better!!

Tuckpoint
Tuckpoint

Hoping I can get my non-gamer wife to try this one out, she enjoyed Lollipop chainsaw but only if my son or I was playing it.  While she has some fun screwing around on Minecraft or Crash Bandicoot, to get HER to say "be right there after this dungeon, honey" would be priceless.

GunEye
GunEye

By order of release dates: Dark Souls 2 PC > Child of Light > Watch Dogs > Dragon Age Inquisition > Shadow of Mordor.


Also, why does the PS4 version of Child of Light is reported to be 720p in PSN store?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

If only the game does not have a Ubisoft label. :(

shina777
shina777

It's grandia's combat system Jess, I strongly recommend grandia 1 and 2 in the mean time to anybody who hasn't played those

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

can't wait for this game, got it preordered on steam!

What a year this will be for RPG'S! South Park, Dark Souls2, Child Of Light, Divinity Original Sin, Wasteland2, Dragon Age 3 and Grim Dawn!

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Thank you Jess.  Great show.


An RPG is incomplete if you can't flirt and have romance with the opposite sex.

hystavito
hystavito

Informative, I'm maybe slightly interested in this game now.  My memory of prior Gamespot coverage consists of simply hearing how beautiful the game looks.

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Can't wait for Child of Light. So beautiful. :)

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Hadn't given it any mind but it does seem kinda interesting. And I loved Grandia 2's combat system so this looks pretty cool as far as combat goes (though it would be even better if it took place in a 3D area, not something one can expect from a 2D sidescroller)

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

My most anticipated game this year would of been Witcher 3, but since that's not the case anymore..I can settle for Dragon Age Inquisition instead. It looks quite promising really.

I wonder if Bioware will do that game justice and not disappoint like they did with DA2.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

child of light comes on my birthday :3

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

Game sure looks aesthetically beautiful and I'm looking forward to playing it.

Too bad I will have to hold back onto buying it until I am finished with Dark Souls 2 on PC.

dogman7
dogman7

I can' wait for Child of Light! I'm only disappointed that the Limited Edition isn't coming to Xbox One... Or America for that matter.

19James89
19James89

I really want this game, but I am just not prepared to tolerate Uplay.

BFKZ
BFKZ

I will never skip anything done by Ubi-Art...

dagsix
dagsix

Hmmm. *Now* I'm curious... :)

alioli
alioli

@TERMINATOR-SSD  Turn based hardly is "dated" - it's a completly valid way of doing it. But - it's okay not to like it, besides based on that

pongley
pongley

@Freeze-dried Same here. Chess makes sense being turn-based because progression is based heavily on your opponents last move and trying to figure out how they might move in the future.

Fighting just doesn't make sense being turn-based because there aren't any long term strategies beyond 'make the other guys health bar go down faster' (damage over time just delays the effect of a single attack, it's still one attack that has no strategic implications later on). 

GunEye
GunEye

@SaintsRowLA Can hardly call such games an RPG. In my opinion RPGS are games that feature ROLE PLAYING - meaning choices and decision making.

Spartan070
Spartan070

@Darkhol0w  It looks to be great.  People(not you, persay) are still harping over the faults of DA2 instead of judging Inquisition on what we know of it, which is all amazing.

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

@BrunoBRS Happy Birthday from now then, since I will probably die at some hard boss in DS2 on that day.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@19James89  


What's so bad about Uplay.  It maybe a bit silly and unnecessary, but it's no big deal.

You make one account and log in, then it's completely invisible after that.  I think you never have to log in again or deal with it with subsequent Uplay game installed on the same hard drive where your original account data is stored.

hystavito
hystavito

@dagsix Me too.  Most of the previous Gamespot coverage for this game seemed to be just saying over and over how beautiful it is :).

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@cyloninside

You and your wishful thinking, cyloninside - *tsk* *tsk* 

I suppose that you still haven't learned that it's quite difficult to get someone to go away by bashing that person repeatedly.  

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@Spartan070 @Darkhol0w  


What's the matter with Dragon Age II.  I guess people didn't like the "automatic pilot" when you play as the swordsman, but playing as the mage is awesome in combat.  The rogue or theif or whatever the other one was called was good to in combat, but the mage was great.


I made an attractive dark red head and I love the mage powers.  I didn't play the original DA for comparison.