Child of Light video walkthrough shows off Grandia inspirations

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 12, 2013 10:15am PST

Child of Light is Ubisoft's gorgeous UbiArt-powered turn-based RPG game from Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde. Coming to pretty much every home console in 2014, the game is inspired by classic JRPGs, specifically Final Fantasy and, more accurately, Grandia.

Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer with lead programmer Brianna Code giving a walkthrough of a mission from their upcoming game. In this demo, you'll see Aurora and her companion Igniculus the firefly explore a town where everyone has inexplicably turned into crows. Written entirely in rhyme, Aurora must battle enemies in order to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The combat system takes large cues from Grandia, with characters able to interrupt actions by striking during vulnerable periods. By using Igniculus' ability to blind and slow down enemies, you can manipulate the timeline to best interrupt enemies. Of course, you'll be able to level up and grow your character in a rather large skill tree, seen briefly in this walkthrough.

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