- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Release Date: Apr 27, 2016
- Also On: Switch, Xbox One
- Summary: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition delivers a multitude of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay upgrades that should appeal to both new and seasoned Ori players.
- Developer: Moon Studios
- Genre(s): Action, Platformer, 2D, , Metroidvania
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Ori And The Blind Forest Running On Nintendo Switch | PAX West 2019
Positive: 9 out of 9
Mixed: 0 out of 9
Negative: 0 out of 9
PC PowerPlayJul 6, 2016Beautiful, whimsical, difficult and brutal, Ori and the Blind Forest is a thoroughly engrossing platforming experience. [Issue#252, p.]
May 5, 2016Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is quite simply a fantastic game and is one of my favourite games in recent times. I would highly recommend playing this version of the game if you played the original and if you haven’t played Ori and the blind Forest yet then now is the perfect time to experience it at its best.
Apr 26, 2016Perhaps the true definitive version of Ori and the Blind Forest assuming you can get it running at 4K. Even if you can't and you haven't played it yet, it's still one of the very best platformers of the last few years with a stunning art style, incredible score, and emotional storyline.
May 10, 2016I cannot in recent memory think of a game that has moved me as much as Ori and the Blind Forest has. The art style, soundtrack and design of the game are all breathtakingly beautiful. On their own they stand strong, telling the story of the forest and its destruction in a way that is more powerful than a text prelude could ever be. Together, they combine into something that feeds off each other to create one incredible game experience.
May 11, 2016While the additions don't change the game in any fundamental way, the overall experience is still as amazing as it was last year. If you haven't played Ori before, this Definitive Edition is a must buy.
Oct 1, 2019Ori and the Blind Forest is still an exceptional game, it handles beautifully and the audio/visual presentation is simply stunning.
May 7, 2016Ori and the Blind Forest is a special game. It doesn’t quit sit solely in the platform genre, it is a far more involved story than simply slotting in that.
Positive: 96 out of 117
Mixed: 13 out of 117
Negative: 8 out of 117
May 25, 2016Great visuals. Fantastic gameplay and lovely music. Graphics are outstanding. Has little story but emotionally resonant. Platformers don't getGreat visuals. Fantastic gameplay and lovely music. Graphics are outstanding. Has little story but emotionally resonant. Platformers don't get better than this.… Expand
Jun 23, 2020Absolutely beautiful. Definitely one of the greatest games I ever played, maybe even the best!
Especially the soundtrack, make sure to put onAbsolutely beautiful. Definitely one of the greatest games I ever played, maybe even the best!
Especially the soundtrack, make sure to put on your headphones. And take a seat on the feels train.… Expand
Dec 4, 2022Perfect harmony of "Healing from beautiful graphic, music, story" and "Pleasure from the accomplishment by difficulty".
아름다운 그래픽&음악&스토리의Perfect harmony of "Healing from beautiful graphic, music, story" and "Pleasure from the accomplishment by difficulty".
아름다운 그래픽&음악&스토리의 힐링과 그렇지 못한 난이도가 가져오는 쾌감의 완벽한 조화.… Expand
Feb 4, 2018I picked up Ori after watching Dunkey's best of 2016 video and I was pleasantly surprised. The game is a 2D platformer in which you play asI picked up Ori after watching Dunkey's best of 2016 video and I was pleasantly surprised. The game is a 2D platformer in which you play as Ori, a spirit of the forest and Sein, a being of the forest's Spirit Tree. Ori must bring balance to the forest after the Spirit Tree's call to find Ori destroyed most of food and life in the surrounding vicinity. The game plays as a Metroid-esque 2D side-scrolling platformer and does a really good job at it. I am terrible at these games and as you can see below, I died FREQUENTLY, but even I was able to complete the main story in just over ten hours. I missed a lot of the collectibles and an entire part of the map, so by the time I collected most of those and explored the area, my time was closer to 15 hours.
Before you can even control Ori one this is glaringly obvious: the game is beautiful. The game does not feature much dialog, so the story relies heavily on the atmosphere. Each area is unique but the designers did a great job of making the world feel connected. I personally found the music even more enjoyable than the visuals. Whether you're in part of the forest covered in mist, in an active volcano, or even running from a bolder 100 times your size, the music strikes a chord deep inside you. It either gets your adrenaline pumping or brings a tear to your eye.
Like I wrote earlier, the game is very Metroid-esque. You explore the 2D forest, collecting power-ups along the way. Some of these powers-ups are located around the map and some of them are located on your skill tree, which require experience and "leveling up" to unlock. The power-ups located around the forest help unlock secrets and places you previously could not complete. I've never been a fan of these kind of games but I never felt lost on what to do or where to go next. Some of the power-ups are more useful than others and you don't even need two of them to complete the game. The game also offers health shards and power shards for you to collect, giving you even more reason to explore every nook and cranny and making me even more overwhelmed. Indie games used to be simpler.
I played on a mouse and keyboard, although I think using a controller would make playing a bit easier. I only say this as my fingers on the keyboard would often get confused and I died a lot because of this. You use the keyboard to move, jump, and overall traverse your way through the map and you use the mouse for combat. Even with that said about the controller, controlling Ori is very fluid and natural. Using your attack is as easy as clicking the mouse button, but later on, I utilized the "counter" ability as it does way more damage than my wet noodle attacks ever did.
I really enjoyed this game. It's been awhile since I've had so much fun with an indie game. I got immediately hooked and school was the only reason I stopped playing it. It is one of those games where you can not touch it for months but can get back into it after a minute of looking at everything. I'm glad I got a chance to review such a treat. The sequel is coming out later this year and I hope Moon studios can live up the quality that Ori and the Blind Forest has. If you have 20 bucks to spare, get this game. You will not be disappointed!… Expand
Jan 2, 2022+ Art design, music from another world: perfect
+ technically you get a great graphic and it still works on a 2012 gaming laptop.
+ Gameplay+ Art design, music from another world: perfect
+ technically you get a great graphic and it still works on a 2012 gaming laptop.
+ Gameplay with many ideas and good puzzles: this game is more an intelligent puzzle than a dexterity game. I hate reaction/dexterity games and this game has no frustrating parts, where you need to push any button accurately to a pixel. I do not agree with some bad ratings here, this game is not difficult on normal level.
+ map for a good overview
+ motivating skill tree.
+ beautiful and lovely story, maybe a bit too kind-hearted
should be an easy 10... but
---------- Game only on steam.… Expand
Nov 17, 2020This is the game that actually made me care about metroidvania-style games. If you're a veteran of the genre, I can't really speak to whatThis is the game that actually made me care about metroidvania-style games. If you're a veteran of the genre, I can't really speak to what you'll get out of the game. But as a new player, the game is accessible. It's stylistically beautiful, combat and exploration are simple, and the game is just all around... fun. It's not particularly challenging, or overly original, and I'm not sure the replayability is all that great. But it's a fun, simple game that you can blast through in a few hours. Think "easy listening" but for video games. Come on out, relax, enjoy, and maybe cry a little. You won't regret it.… Expand
Apr 12, 2020Moon Studios really improved the game by only adding 2 more skills and fast travel points. MASTERPIECE.
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