Summary: Not different enough to be an entirely new game, but too different to simply be an expansion pack, Halo 3: ODST's value is kind of tough to figure. It does look, sound, and play an awful lot like the Halo 3 we all already have on the shelf, but it also offers a great original campaign (perhaps the...
Conclusion: So it's not perfect, but those are relatively minor criticisms. All things considered, Child of Light is an incredibly charming and entertaining game. It's a beautiful game that's definitely worth your time. My Rating: 9/10 - awesome.
Excerpt: Child of Light is a new IP developed by Ubisoft Montreal and helmed by Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde. The game is built using the same UbiArt Framework engine that powered Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends.
Excerpt: Child of Light is bloody brilliant. Mixing a wonderful aesthetic with combat that offers both accessibility and complexity, it is more than worthy of your attention, especially at a time when new releases are few and far between.
Conclusion: Ubisoft Montreal has conjured a fairy tale world that you'll enjoy spending time in, a wondrous RPG adventure with its own line in rhyming. Child of Light is a glorious game, short and yet sweet, memorable, gorgeous; an incredible feat.
Excerpt: Halo 3: ODST started as a simple expansion to Halo 3, good for a couple of hours and perfect to close the gap until Halo: Reach would arrive in 2010. The idea, however, grew out to become a full game, and the only question that remains is whether the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers can stand their...
Conclusion: Perhaps the inclusion of a Halo Reach beta key will sweeten the deal for those musing whether to buy ODST or not, but the fact that the game is a brand new slab of Halo action should be all the convincing that die hard fans need.
Excerpt: After the big three staple games of the Halo series, it became clear there was scope outside Master Chief’s one-man battle. The loose focus already pre-existed as one of the main draws for the franchise: the war that boomed around the Spartan wasn’t static.
Excerpt: Originally planned as an expansion, Halo 3: ODST has become so much more. Microsoft saw fit to release the game as a full boxed release, coming complete with a brand new campaign, a new mode and a separate multiplayer disc.