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Sky: Children of the Light

Jun 29, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

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Critic Reviews for Sky: Children of the Light

Sky: Children of Light on PlayStation feels right at home, bringing back that warm and fuzzy feeling Journey provided to so many people.

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Sky: Children of the Light may not be as triumphantly impactful as Journey, but it still stands out as a very distinct online experience that gave me many of the same feelings thatgamecompany's 2012 classic did. At the starting price of free, it's hard not to recommend this game to anyone seeking an antidote to the combat-led arena of multiplayer gaming.

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Two years later, some dark clouds are still shrouding Sky : Children of the Light, from technological or ergonomic points of view. But these prove superficial ways to consider ThatGameCompany's work, since it affirms a unique experience towards universality, expressed through a poetic style, an empathic approach and above all shared emotions, even more powerful thanks to cross-play. This philosophy echoes with the harmoniously introduced story of The Little Prince, that highlights such freedom of investment or interpretation.

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We love free stuff, and Sky: Children of the Light is perhaps the best experience you can get for free on the Switch to date. The visuals are simply stunning, whether you're playing in handheld mode or on the big screen, and the variety of the game's different worlds provides more than enough incentive to explore. The social aspect is solid, and the game's unique ability to foster bonds with complete strangers is frankly a marvel. The only real downside is that the gameplay is so simplistic in nature, so we're not certain it will keep players around for long to experience any future updates. If it does grab your attention, however, then a magical experience awaits.

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The Nintendo Switch version of Sky Children of the Light manages to convincingly replicate what has been seen in the last two years on iOS and Android systems. Thatgamecompany's work keeps intact the social components behind the adventure and the incredible artistic direction of the brilliant team led by Jenova Chen.

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Sky: Children of the Light is a welcome addition to the PlayStation ecosystem, especially in a post-COVID world where happiness and cooperation are fleeting. As an MMO, Sky's approach to player retention, exploration, and connection are uplifting, positive, and indeed show the brighter side of humanity. I wish that a PS5-upgrade could better integrate my DualSense into the gameplay, but in the grand scheme of cooperation and connection, Sky hits the sweet spot of an incredibly chill gameplay experience.

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It's time to rise in Sky: Children of the Light. In a world filled with despair, you are the light at the end of the tunnel. But you don't shine alone. A sociable open world adventure awaits for everyone, so what's stopping you? Dive in and find out.

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Sky: Children of Light is an indie open world social game that has some stunning visuals. Flying in Sky is one of the most chill experiences I've had this year.

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