Child Of Light Critical Reception: The Highs And Strange Lows
It's one of those instances where you wonder: What were the critic's priorities for this review?
Child of Light has met with decent critical acclaim, but it has been interesting to watch the scores during the last 24 hours or so. Has anyone else noticed that the earlier scores were higher, while the later scores are significantly lower?
It's also interesting to see such wildly different takes on the game. Some sources, such as Edge, say the game feels "oddly empty" and don't really fall in love with the artistic beauty of the production. Others, like TheSixthAxis, are obviously impressed with the game's fairytale vibe, and were taken on a memorable ride. So, what's with the heavy discrepancy? Any ideas?
In the same vein, I saw an editorial posted at VGRHQ wondering if the critics that enjoyed the game are merely victims of nostalgia. The author eventually concludes that in fact, this isn't what's happening, and I'd agree with that. But you may also notice that at the time of that article's writing, Child of Light held an average Metascore of 86 (PS4 version). Now, it only has a 79. See what I mean?
I'm always intrigued by games that generate such a wide variety of analyses from reviewers. :)
Related Game(s): Child of Light
4/28/2014 9:54:35 PM Ben Dutka