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  • 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 6, 2016
    90
    Beautiful, whimsical, difficult and brutal, Ori and the Blind Forest is a thoroughly engrossing platforming experience. [Issue#252, p.]
  2. May 5, 2016
    90
    Ori 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.
  3. 90
    Perhaps 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.
  4. 90
    I 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.
  5. May 11, 2016
    87
    While 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.
  6. Oct 1, 2019
    85
    Ori and the Blind Forest is still an exceptional game, it handles beautifully and the audio/visual presentation is simply stunning.
  7. May 7, 2016
    80
    Ori 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 63
  2. Negative: 6 out of 63
  1. May 25, 2016
    10
    Great 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
  2. Mar 15, 2020
    10
    One of the best Metroidvania platforming skill based game ever.
    A fascinating storytelling, wonderful art direction and a perfect gameplay
    One of the best Metroidvania platforming skill based game ever.
    A fascinating storytelling, wonderful art direction and a perfect gameplay make Ori one the best title in its genre.
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  3. Jul 31, 2019
    10
    Everything in this game is perfect, the gameplay, the sounds, the image , the progression...
  4. Dec 19, 2016
    9
    The most beautiful game I have ever seen, if not the most beautiful thing I have seen in my life. Aside from some minor 3rd party controllerThe most beautiful game I have ever seen, if not the most beautiful thing I have seen in my life. Aside from some minor 3rd party controller issues, clunky keyboard control, and maybe not the most balanced difficulty levels and lack of one actually easy difficulty level, this is pure masterpiece, so unique and so beautiful... Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2016
    9
    This is probably the most beautiful and gorgeous 2d platfomer game I have ever seen,
    Great story with adorable characters,hands down
    This is probably the most beautiful and gorgeous 2d platfomer game I have ever seen,
    Great story with adorable characters,hands down fantastic animations,and an absolutely stunning graphics and atmosphere.The game is like an amazing cartoon movie,you can really feel the motion of the character.This is a game I recommend to all kind of gamers,just relax and enjoy the game.
    A truly 2D masterpiece.
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  6. Apr 19, 2020
    9
    Wonderful game. Arguably the best artistic design I've seen for a game, too.

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a very colorful metroidvania
    Wonderful game. Arguably the best artistic design I've seen for a game, too.

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a very colorful metroidvania taking place in an enchanted forest, threatened by a dark force. Although the scenario is nothing exceptional, the story is told quite poetically, leaving you sometimes amazed, sometimes melancholic. These feelings are also conveyed by the excellent soundtracks.

    Gameplay-wise, if I consider most Castlevanias to be 60% fight, 30% platform and 10% puzzles, I would say Ori is more like 50% platform, 30% puzzles and 20% fight. Platform phases are well thought and not repetitive: the developers have strived so that each platform phase/puzzle really differs from the others and pushes the player to think a bit on how to solve it. Like many Metroidvanias, the game is a bit short: it roughly took me 15~20 hours, and I was really taking my time to find every secret and visit the whole map. But there is stuff to keep you busy: some Steam achievements for hardcore gamers and speedrunners.

    I want to insist once again: it is the most beautiful 2D game I know: wonderful design, colors, light effects, character models... I take my hat off to the developers.

    A must-have.
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  7. Apr 12, 2020
    0
    Moon Studios really improved the game by only adding 2 more skills and fast travel points. MASTERPIECE.

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