"A Japanese Role Playing Game made in the west? This is the first thought that popped into my head when I heard about Child of Light. It was a bit daunting at first as previous attempts to replicate the formula (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood) haven’t really turned out well. After all it’s hard for game designers who have followed a set of methods for years to suddenly switch to something foreign. But hey, rules are meant to be broken I guess. Child of Light managed to not only replicate the JRPG formula but also manages to create a solid foundation on its own."