A good chunk of my weekend, however, has been playing the beautiful RPG Child of Light for Xbox One - and it really is beautiful. Set within what seems to be a little girl's dream, it's a platform RPG plucked straight from a storybook. The characters talk in rhyme and the artwork is irresistibly charming. It's been a long while since I've played an RPG with that traditional arena-type combat, but I've got the hang of it again, however wobbly I was at first.
Princess Aurora flutters around on dainty wings through the treetops, but doesn't hold back in the arena, throwing her huge clunking sword from behind her. Her billowing pink hair that floats behind her as if she were underwater is a lovely design touch, and is just one of many enchanting details that I noticed as I played. The other characters I've come across so far are equally as lovely. An adorable firefly called Igniculus is by your side from near the very beginning, of whom you also control, helping you reach places, unlock items and slowing enemies/healing your party during combat. Rubella, a jester who misses her brother and their double act joins you on the way (particularly good for healing), as does Finn, a bumbling old man who is a dab hand at spells.
So far it really is an enjoyable game, absolutely beautiful. It's hard to think it came from the same guy who most recently wrote Far Cry 3. Very captivating, incredibly gorgeous and ultimately, has been a wonderful way to laze about this weekend.
What have you been up to?