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  • Summary: Ori and the Blind Forest is a bit of a genremix – It’s a ‘Metroidvania‘, but with a stronger platforming focus and light RPG elements, all set within an atmospheric world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 1, 2015
    100
    This game may be beautiful, but it is also deadly.
  2. Mar 29, 2015
    95
    An artistic masterclass on virtually every level—it begins perfectly, it ends perfectly, and it delivers a bounty of beautiful, creative platformer goodness in between. It is, perhaps, 2015's first inevitable lock for year-end top ten lists.
  3. Mar 19, 2015
    91
    Gorgeous art direction, simple but touching story and layers and layers of lovely majestic sound effects, coupled with a kick-ass soundtrack, great old-school platform mechanics.
  4. Mar 12, 2015
    88
    Oh my God, this is cute. Oh my God, this is beautiful.
  5. Mar 13, 2015
    87
    Challenging and gorgeous, Ori is a classic platforming genre modernized and done strikingly well. Use a controller and save often.
  6. Mar 12, 2015
    86
    As far as Metroidvania games go, Ori's brilliant visuals, stunning soundtrack and spot-on controls are unparalleled. An amazing achievement.
  7. Apr 19, 2015
    75
    Playing Ori and the Blind Forest is akin to having a piano lesson — it is fun only when you press exactly the right keys. Get off the mark for just a split second, and the entrancing melody is gone, the tempo is ruined, and all you can hear is the sound of your fingers frantically tapping the keys.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 173
  1. Mar 11, 2015
    10
    Rare masterpiece with soul and probably the best platformer Ive ever played. Its hard to find any flaws in this game. Story, visuals, music,Rare masterpiece with soul and probably the best platformer Ive ever played. Its hard to find any flaws in this game. Story, visuals, music, controls, gameplay - everything is top notch. Even if you hate platformers you probably should try Ori and the Blind Forest, its that good. Expand
  2. May 19, 2020
    10
    The best platformer I've ever seen. The art is stunning, the narrative is powerful, and the mechanics are varied and interesting.
  3. Aug 9, 2015
    10
    Best platformer to date. Beautifull animations. Fluid controls. Great puzzles although at times chalenging. Good pacing with a great deal ofBest platformer to date. Beautifull animations. Fluid controls. Great puzzles although at times chalenging. Good pacing with a great deal of veriety. A must get. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2015
    10
    Absolutely amazing. Definitely the most beautiful game I ever played. Soundtrack is epic, gameplay is perfect.
    This is not a usual
    Absolutely amazing. Definitely the most beautiful game I ever played. Soundtrack is epic, gameplay is perfect.
    This is not a usual platformer, whatever games you usually play you have to try it.
    Recommended to play with a controller for better experience.
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  5. Mar 3, 2016
    9
    Perhaps the most frustrating movements on PC I have ever experienced...but I really liked this game! The escape sequences were absolutelyPerhaps the most frustrating movements on PC I have ever experienced...but I really liked this game! The escape sequences were absolutely unforgiving. The skills and abilities were well-timed and always welcome additions. Loved the look of it and the always changing environments.

    In contrast to many reviews here, I found the story rather thin, though I liked the general motifs. I'm guessing it was more the way it was presented that made it seem grander than it really was. But overall there's nothing wrong with simplicity.
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  6. May 23, 2015
    9
    If you're a Metroid, Zelda or even Rayman fan, you CAN'T go wrong with this game.
    This game is a masterpiece. Music: 10 , Gameplay: 9,5
    If you're a Metroid, Zelda or even Rayman fan, you CAN'T go wrong with this game.
    This game is a masterpiece. Music: 10 , Gameplay: 9,5 Visual: 9,5 History: 8 Gameplay: 9,5
    It's a MUST PLAY!
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  7. Apr 12, 2020
    0
    Very very very BAD game :
    - everything looks the same...
    - very hard and irritating - a very small mistake and you will restart the same
    Very very very BAD game :
    - everything looks the same...
    - very hard and irritating
    - a very small mistake and you will restart the same long sequence over and over and over and over again
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