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  • Summary: The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land, and discover Ori’s true destiny. From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and theThe little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land, and discover Ori’s true destiny. From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    100
    It’s a shining example of how to do a sequel. They kept the core of what made the original enjoyable while switching up just about everything they could. There are some elements I feel it did better, some where I feel the original did better with, but on the whole they feel like they’re on equal footing. If you want a game that’s more of an experience than simply something to kill time, if you want something that showcases how artistic games can be, if you want an action platformer with plenty of approaches to combat, I can’t recommend enough that you pick up Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Also Ori and the Blind Forest if you haven’t played it already.
  2. Mar 15, 2020
    95
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps retains what the original did well, trims what held it back, and then manages to add in wonderful new elements that elevate this follow-up to new heights. It boasts a fantastic soundtrack and stunning visuals that work perfectly together to craft a beautiful atmosphere. It tops it all off with an emotional story culminating in a great ending that ties together both games. Meanwhile optional side quests offer wonderful insights into this new world. It’s an exceptional game that you don’t want to miss.
  3. Mar 22, 2020
    91
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is more than just a worthy successor to Blind Forest. It enriches and improves all its parts in every aspect, and it is a Metroidvania game that will be remembered for years.
  4. Mar 10, 2020
    90
    A gorgeous, tear-jerking platformer which improves on absolutely everything in the first game and ranks among the finest Metroidvanias available today.
  5. Mar 10, 2020
    90
    In five years, the Metroidvania has changed, and Ori has also learned from its peers to stay in the race. A little less demanding but much more varied, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is indeed the great adventure we have been waiting for.
  6. Mar 17, 2020
    85
    Stunning visuals and brilliant music is just the first course in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. With its large world, lavish combat, and a smooth implementation of the metroidvania design, this sequel is a must-play for fans of the original, and highly recommended for everybody else.
  7. Mar 10, 2020
    70
    A haunting journey through a woodland with a real sense of place, but its breadth of mechanics silts up the pacing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 241
  1. Mar 11, 2020
    10
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is amazing! The visuals, music and game mechanics are all incredible. You can tell this game was a completeOri and the Will of the Wisps is amazing! The visuals, music and game mechanics are all incredible. You can tell this game was a complete labor of love by Moon Studios! I really enjoy the melee changes that were made as Ori feels like a right badass now :)

    At $30 price point you are getting an amazingly engaging and innovative game with AAA polish. How could you go wrong with that?
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  2. Dec 12, 2020
    10
    I didn't expect that many improvements from the previous game. The visuals are beautiful and every place has its own charm. The soundtrack isI didn't expect that many improvements from the previous game. The visuals are beautiful and every place has its own charm. The soundtrack is fantastic and its not just a remix from the previous game. It has a memorable story and characters and the side missions are fun because you get to explore and face different challenges. Last but not least, Ori and The Will of the Wisps is a masterpiece not only because of its lack of flaws but because of the feelings for the main character. Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    Magnificent continuation of the adventures of Ori spirit, a little ruined the impression of bad optimization at the start, but it does notMagnificent continuation of the adventures of Ori spirit, a little ruined the impression of bad optimization at the start, but it does not change just a great game on all sides and a favorite story. I really hope that we will return to the world of Ori.. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2020
    10
    One of the best games ever made , I still prefer the original , just because the ending is a pile of ****
  5. Jun 9, 2020
    9
    I bought it on the first day of release, and that is my best decision in my life. The words to describe about this game is "masterpiece" forI bought it on the first day of release, and that is my best decision in my life. The words to describe about this game is "masterpiece" for me. The beautiful graphics, great sound, and i love Ori ( the little white creature, very cute). Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2021
    9
    Overall, Ori: WotW is an extremely-generic Metroidvania that brings nothing new to the genre. However, it does generic-MV very well whileOverall, Ori: WotW is an extremely-generic Metroidvania that brings nothing new to the genre. However, it does generic-MV very well while still being accessible to mainstream gamers.

    This is a solid and enjoyable Metroidvania that's a bit on the easier side. The main focus is on movement and not combat. Whereas Hollow Knight is very precise, movement in Ori tends to be sticky, imprecise, and context-sensitive. Compared to the first Ori game, this one is much less linear and clearly qualifies as a true MV.

    The best part of the game is the artwork. The animated layered backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous.
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  7. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    Ori is an excellent game, I liked reaching the end of the game and discovering each of the backgrounds of the characters, what I liked is theOri is an excellent game, I liked reaching the end of the game and discovering each of the backgrounds of the characters, what I liked is the sound section of the game. Expand

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