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Sky: Children of the Light

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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84

Top Critic Average

78%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 29, 2021

Developer: ThatGameCompany

Publisher: ThatGameCompany

Genres: Adventure, RPG

From the award-winning creators behind Journey (2013 Game of The Year) and the highly-acclaimed Flower, comes a ground-breaking social adventure that is set to warm your hearts. Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations. - Soar and explore seven dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery - Encounter and socialise with like-minded players from around the world - Feel free to express yourself with a delightful selection of character customisations - Team up with others to adventure into darker realms, save spirits and uncover ancient treasures - Gift candles of light to share appreciation and grow friendships - Enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies together - Join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expansion of realms

Sky: Children of the Light Critic Reviews

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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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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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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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