Sky: Children of the Light

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

78%

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71 / 100
Aug 1, 2021

I will remember this world for quite a while due to its closeness to Journey, but the experience as such will soon begin to fade.

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8 / 10
Jul 10, 2021

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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8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2021

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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8 / 10
Jul 3, 2021

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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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

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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9 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

The free-to-play open-ended nature of Sky might be slow-paced, especially if you're not planning to empty your pocketbook, but the gentle pleasantness of exploring visually engaging worlds wordlessly with a new online friend or two is soothing and relaxing. If you even have a passing interest or fondness for Journey, checking out Sky on Switch is absolutely something you should do. It's delightful.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2021

For a video game to demand the player derive their own meaning from it is asking a lot. This makes Sky: Children of the Light a challenging proposition even as a free release on Switch. For many, it may be a few hours of wandering about before they are put off by the aimlessness of it all. Still, at least for its niche audience, they will likely self-select into this unique gaming community. Sky is a pointless online video game experience driven by the player’s own subjective interpretation, but that’s perhaps the entire point.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2021

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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85 / 100
Jul 9, 2021

Sky: Children of the Light comes to Nintendo Switch 2 years after its release for iOS and the wait has been worth it. It is undeniable that Thatgamecompany have experience in this type of game and have managed to collect the best of Journey and translate it into Sky, with the difference that they have chosen a Free to Play model that seems to be working very well. Anyway, do not think that their business model is a handicap, because the adventure can be enjoyed from start to finish totally free, and it is one of the most beautiful experiences in the system.

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