Freebie Feelers is a series where we download the free monthly console-specific or newly released free-to-play games to test their worth. This series will contain some useful information as well as plenty of personal opinion. While these articles may not be reviews, we hope that you will be able to use them to help decide whether that free download is worth it.
What is it?
Free on PlayStation Plus this September, Child of Light is a mash-up of the 2D platform and RPG genres. It plays something like Braid or Limbo initially, being a stylised platformer with fantasy elements. Where this game does things a little differently though is in combat. Unlike other platform titles, where you’d usually be utilising weapons or just jumping on the heads of enemies, here there’s a turn-based combat system like in Final Fantasy or Skies of Arcadia.
What did you think?
This is a game that does something truly different. The look and feel is lovely, and a lot of effort has clearly gone into making the game look stunning. There’s a little too much talking in rhymes for my liking, with the little fairy dude following you being up there with Navi in the “annoying glowing ball” stakes. Nonetheless, I think there’s a lot of enjoyment to be found here.
Yes, even if just to see what all the fuss is about. Any game that tries to bring some life into a genre that’s become formulaic over the years deserves to be commended and this is certainly a title that falls into that category. It’s free over September on the PS4, so grab a copy while it is.