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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: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Mar 10, 2020
    100
    There are times when you feel obliged to find faults no matter how minor, but in the ten-plus hours spent with Moon Studios’ latest, there are none. It’s a feat few studios can rightfully claim to accomplish in recent times but such a claim is more than merited for a game that nails all departments.
  2. Mar 10, 2020
    95
    The story is fantastic, the world is breathtaking, and all of that pales in comparison to the wonderfully made gameplay that soars both as a platforming and combat game. Moon Studios has outdone itself with Will of the Wisps, delivering an experience that doesn’t have any lulls, makes the player feel clever, and just keeps getting better as it goes.
  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
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps follows the Blind Forest as a special game that is unrivalled in its class.
  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 11, 2020
    87
    If you play Ori and the Will of the Wisps on a PC, then you have a fantastic successor to The Blind Forest. Xbox One owners are better off waiting for major updates.
  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. Positive: 80 out of 92
  2. Negative: 5 out of 92
  1. Mar 14, 2020
    10
    M A S T E R P I E C E!!! One of best game ever. Some performance issue on XBOX but perfect on PC. Don't miss this game!
  2. 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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  3. Mar 18, 2020
    10
    This game is just incredible... Ori and the blind forest was already a masterpiece but this game level up every aspect of the previous games :This game is just incredible... Ori and the blind forest was already a masterpiece but this game level up every aspect of the previous games : in graphics, game play, character, word design and level disign, and the freaking music Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    I have waited this so desperately after I had finished Ori and the blind forest, and it really satisfied me again for sure. I spent whole dayI have waited this so desperately after I had finished Ori and the blind forest, and it really satisfied me again for sure. I spent whole day to clear this game because I couldn't put my controller down LOL Expand
  5. Mar 17, 2020
    10
    Amazing game. Played through the first game for the first time about a week ago when it was on sale. Loved the first one so much I bought thisAmazing game. Played through the first game for the first time about a week ago when it was on sale. Loved the first one so much I bought this game the very next day. Game is a blast to play, music is amazing, love the characters/story, and so many emotional parts.

    Currently, the game runs well with only a few minor bugs. An uncommon issue I had is the music would sometimes cut to a brief ZAP sound mid track for a split second. Other than that it's one of my favorite games of all time already!
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  6. Mar 25, 2020
    9
    A simple history that leads to a memorable ending and pleasant gameplay that captivate the player.
    Unfortunately, i had some issues of frame
    A simple history that leads to a memorable ending and pleasant gameplay that captivate the player.
    Unfortunately, i had some issues of frame rate drops playing on xbox one, nevertheless, one of the best platform games of the generation.
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  7. Mar 17, 2020
    0
    terrible performance, game breaking bugs, some puzzles cannot be solved without restarting the game forcing you to lose hours of progressterrible performance, game breaking bugs, some puzzles cannot be solved without restarting the game forcing you to lose hours of progress
    sound is glitchy
    there is a very noticeable input lag
    the escape from the giant owl sequence is unsufferable, bad, unfun and unclear, i hope anyone who designed it gets put against the wall and quartered
    if i had paid money for this i would be even more mad :)
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