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Out This Week: Child of Light, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Daylight

Posted by Sammy Barker

Lemuria beckons

Fairy tales, comic book foes, and fear headline this week’s PlayStation software roster, as a slew of new titles jostle for position on Sony’s suite of systems. There’s no doubt that the real highlight this week is Ubisoft’s coming-of-age adventure Child of Light, which is set to ensnare PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners with its beautiful visuals. Other noteworthy arrivals include swing-‘em-up The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Zombie Studios’ procedurally generated scarefest Daylight. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

Pick of the Week – Child of Light

With an art style prettier than sunkissed skin and mechanics reminiscent of role-playing games of old, Child of Light is easily the most intriguing release of the week. Developed by a chunk of the team responsible for first-person shooter Far Cry 3, the game sees you assume the role of a princess named Aurora in a fairytale world, from which you must make your escape.

Child of Light PS4 Review
Child of Light has a few flaws, but these don’t prevent it from being an instant classic. A lot like Braid in 2008, this will be a title that comes to represent a whole new generation of ‘artsy’ affairs, and while its running time leans a little on the short side, its excellent battle system and outstanding art style will ensure that you enjoy every minute while it lasts. If you’re looking for something a little different for your PS4 – or you just want to reward the poor writer who had to spend months slumped over a rhyming dictionary in order to concoct the cunningly clever plot – then this is very much a must buy.

The title’s been built using the UbiArt engine, which is also responsible for the outrageously attractive visuals found in Rayman Legends. Even better, a European collector’s edition will allow you to buy a physical bundle for the PS3 and PS4, which includes a 24-page art book, a key ring, and some additional in-game content. Pretty neat, huh?

PS4, PS3 | 29th Apr [US], 30th Apr [EU]

Highlights

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - PS4, PS3 | 29th Apr [US], 2nd May [EU]

The dearth of coverage pertaining to Beenox’s open world superhero adventure The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has our spider sense set to red alert, but its predecessor was decent, so we still have high hopes that this comes good. Designed to tie-in to the movie of the same name, the title will allow you to play as Peter Parker, and take down numerous bad guys from the Marvel universe.

Daylight - PS4 | 29th Apr [US], 30th Apr [EU]

A procedurally generated survival horror game, we’re guessing that there won’t be a whole lot of actual Daylight in this PS4 escapade. You’ll play as a lady with amnesia, who wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Using a smartphone as a map, you’ll be forced to explore the abandoned facility in order to escape from the evils of the infirmary.

Raiden IV: Overkill - PS3 | 29th Apr [US]

A port of Japanese developer MOSS’ bullet hell shooter Raiden IV, this Overkill instalment features a brand new mode designed to test your reactions to the absolute max. Packed with more weapons, vehicles, and projectiles than you can possibly keep track of, this one’s probably not recommended for a calming session before bed.

Everything Else

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
PS3 | 29th Apr [US]

Rambo: The Video Game
PS3 | 29th Apr [US]

Scourge: Outbreak
PS3 | 29th Apr [US]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duel
PS3 | 29th Apr [US]


Will you be taking a trip to Lemuria this week, or are you planning to get wrapped up in Manhattan? Are the abandoned hallways of Daylight screaming for your attendance? Whip out your weekly wishlist in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (20 votes)

Child of Light

55%

Daylight

15%

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

  5%

Raiden IV: Overkill

  5%

Rambo: The Video Game

  5%

Scourge: Outbreak

  5%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

10%

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels

  0%

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User Comments (10)

Bad-MuthaAdebisi

#2

Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Only game I'm interested in is child of light, daylight seems only slightly possibly better than outlast, I'd rather wait for evil within and alien isolation for my thrills.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@SimonAdebisi Reviews for Daylight have been a bit disappointing, but I still have hopes for it.

Child of Light is my purchase this week, though I am very tempted by Spider-Man, I must admit.

THEundying27

#6

THEundying27 said:

Spiderman is going to be trash. Hardly any game play footage and review embargo in place spells $hitty game.

Dodoo

#7

Dodoo said:

I'm still working my way through my 22 game backlog so I won't buy anything until Wolfenstein and Watch Dogs arrive, though I'll prob pick up Child of Light at some point...

4estGump

#9

4estGump said:

@THEundying27 Picked up Spiderman today and I love it. Not having played since Spiderman 2 on PS2, It's very refreshing in terms of how he moves, swings, etc. The character designs sort of suck, but NYC never looked prettier to me and I'm enjoying searching all over for the collectible comic books. Just MHO.

kupo

#10

kupo said:

Longtime Scourge fan checking in. I read last week on the developer's website that the PS3 version is being delayed (to deal with the GameSpy shutdown)...haven't seen it on the PSN store today, so it must be true.

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