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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: 7 out of 190
  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. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    Perfect playing with gamepad. For me this game should have GOTY award anyway.
  3. Apr 9, 2015
    10
    Perfection is something nonexistent in gaming, but this game is as close as you can get to it.
    The art is simply amazing, colorful and just
    Perfection is something nonexistent in gaming, but this game is as close as you can get to it.
    The art is simply amazing, colorful and just beautiful.
    The story is great, a little bit sad in the prologue.
    The music... oh the music, I've been getting constant eargasms throughout the whole playthrough.
    The difficulty is just perfect, not too hard and not quite easy.

    I have to mention that I'm not really into this kind of games but this particular game just won't let me go. A game that i surely will not forget soon.
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  4. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    A masterpiece of a game. I gave 10 for the soundtrack, gameplay, characters and story. Everything is so flawlessly done, props to Moon Studios.
  5. Aug 22, 2015
    9
    I just finished it, and I can say, is a masterpiece, yes sometime it can grow a bit frustrating, I think the first time you escape from theI just finished it, and I can say, is a masterpiece, yes sometime it can grow a bit frustrating, I think the first time you escape from the Ginso Tree you think "I can't possibly do it" but once you get to the top, you feel a sense of accomplishment that repay of any frustration.
    This sensation may accompany you for the rest of the game, sometime a sequence seem downright impossible, at least for who's an average gamer like me, without any specific skills in platform like games, but the story alone push you to try and try again, and if I can do it, I think everybody can get to the end without bashing her head on the wall.
    The graphic and the atmosphere is incredible, I got enthralled by the visuals and the music, flowing together into a unique experience, just after the heart-wrenching intro you'll find yourself pulled into Nibel and it's spirits, the good and the bad ones, their stories in a roller-coaster of emotions, I have cried i have smiled and I have exulted at the story that slowly unwrapped in front of me.

    So, may the light of the spirit tree guide you through Nibel , I hope you'll really feel this game, it was very emotional for me.
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  6. Aug 20, 2020
    9
    El juego está hermoso. El ambiente está bien en todo aspecto, la dificultad se siente al jugarlo y sobre todas las cosas, es uno de los pocosEl juego está hermoso. El ambiente está bien en todo aspecto, la dificultad se siente al jugarlo y sobre todas las cosas, es uno de los pocos juegos que demuestra que no se necesita gráficos del futuro para ser un juego maravilloso. Expand
  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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