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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: 12 out of 230
  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 3, 2020
    10
    Ori and the Will of The Wisps is a worthy successor to the first game that overshadows it in every way possible. The unique visual style ofOri and the Will of The Wisps is a worthy successor to the first game that overshadows it in every way possible. The unique visual style of Ori 1 was made to look breathtaking in almost every situation, with some great new effects and bright and saturated colors. Every zone in the game feels unique and is fun to explore once you get to them. New enemies are so much fun to kick around, thanks in a big, big part to the fact that combat is actually there now! Getting a sword was jarring, but even in the first level, not having any crazy abilities from near the end of the game, it is so incredibly fun and awesome to zip around your enemies, landing as many hits as possible without letting foes touch you, and upgrading all the new abilites Ori 2 introduces is infinitely more fun than it was in Blind Forest.
    And, best of all, The Will of the Wisps finally fulfills the promise of a real, emotional narrative that keeps to the idea of fairy-tale-like simplicity. Right from the beggining, the focus on adventure with friends is apperent. You fly and have fun with Ku (although I wish there was more of that), you rebuild the village sort of thing in the heart of the island, talking to moki and other characters, completing quests for them. It feels amazingly more engaging to travel for some good person's sake or to rescue your owl sibling from the clutches of a tragic villian with a simple but emotional backstory, instead of completeing requests of a tree diety and trying to save your mom who you don't know and thus can't connect to, from the clutches of a menacing creautre, who's entire problem with you and Nibel (the tree diety) is basically a huge misunderstanding. The story is actually great in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, precisely because of it's simplicity. It doesn't try to make you think and then to emotionaly engage you, it goes for the heart immideately and never lets go of it until the very end and a boss battle that you'll remember forever. Great game
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  3. Mar 24, 2020
    10
    Вновь Moon Sturios погружает игроков в волшебный и сказочный мир игры о духе Ori и его невероятных и захватывающих приключений. По сравнению сВновь Moon Sturios погружает игроков в волшебный и сказочный мир игры о духе Ori и его невероятных и захватывающих приключений. По сравнению с первой частью игра заметно прогрессировала и добавилось множество NPC, которые не дают заскучать и добавляют свои краски и истории, пускай их квесты могут казаться где-то банальными, но в любом случае они дополняют историю всего мира игры и делают её еще более интересной. Боевую систему также разбавили добавили множество возможностей для побед над врагами, к сожалению, мне не понять людей, которые остались недовольны недостатком активных способностей и то, что их нужно периодически менять, чтобы подстроиться под окружение и врагов. Уверен, что сделано это было лишь для максимальной вариативности ваших действий и возможности применения фантазии для уничтожения врагов, можно всю игру молотить всех лишь клинком, можно лишь луком, при желании можно использовать весь арсенал способностей и умений.
    Сюжет не перестаёт радовать, конечно в нём нет какой-то глубокой философии и подтекстов, какие например можно найти во втором Silent Hill, но тем не менее это всё же игра-сказка, она позволяет окунуться прекрасный мир населённый самыми разнообразными существами и позволяет самому ощутить себя немного ребёнком.
    Технически игра сделана, конечно, не идеально и имеется к чему придраться. В случае смерти может зареспавнить в текстуру с которой может быть проблематично выбраться, иногда случаются проблемы со звуком, это проблемы на которые жаловались многие, но сам столкнулся с гличами звука буквально 2-3 раза за прохождение игры. Даже имея далеко не самое топовое железо игра совсем погибает в лагах и просадках фпс, в игре по сути не имеется никаких настроек графики, но при этом они не сказать бы что обязательны. С другой стороны, если замылить игру и убрать все эффекты потеряются все краски и восхищения связанные с картинкой мира.
    Отдельно хотелось бы выделить музыкальное сопровождение, как и в первой части за него отвечал Gareth Coker. Музыка бесподобно дополняет игру и отлично подобрана к каждой локации, любому босс файту и катсценам. Абсолютно не надоедливые мелодии, даже ставя игру на паузу и слушая музыку, можно получать удовольствие от игры.
    Думаю, как и первая часть игра получит множество наград, включая игру года, просто потому что сейчас уже нет игр, которые могут вызывать такую палитру эмоций от прохождения, сюжета и музыкального сопровождения. Обязательно советую с прохождению Ori and The Will of the Wisps, даже никакие технические огрехи не смогут испортить впечатление от прохождение, в любом случае уверен в скором времени всё пофиксят и исправят.
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  4. Apr 12, 2020
    10
    An absolut masterpiece! In every aspect topping the first amazing game. One of the best soundtracks ever created for a video game, stunninglyAn absolut masterpiece! In every aspect topping the first amazing game. One of the best soundtracks ever created for a video game, stunningly beautiful art combined with amazing jump and run gameplay. My honest respect for every one who was part of the development team ! Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2020
    9
    A direct sequel that may feel a bit samey at times, but darn it if it isn't as lovably heart-melting, thrilling, and addictive as itsA direct sequel that may feel a bit samey at times, but darn it if it isn't as lovably heart-melting, thrilling, and addictive as its predecessor, the Blind Forest, and has a better story too! Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2021
    9
    Что бы сразу расставить, все точки над ''и'', я терпеть не могу платформеры. Игру ставил детям, решил пробежаться немного и всё залип.Что бы сразу расставить, все точки над ''и'', я терпеть не могу платформеры. Игру ставил детям, решил пробежаться немного и всё залип. Прекрасная сказочная графика, вид с боку всё прямо как в детстве), добротный сюжет, хорошая музыка, ну и присущая всем платформерам чрезмерная динамика. Прошёл на одном дыхании. 9 потому что ну местами вообще жесть, сделано с перегибом сложности. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2020
    0
    Anybody who rated this game a 10 clearly either hasn't played it, or just rated it based on a trailer.

    Performance is absolutely atrocious on
    Anybody who rated this game a 10 clearly either hasn't played it, or just rated it based on a trailer.

    Performance is absolutely atrocious on both PC & Xbox One X at any settings. The Day 1 patch was unable to fix the constant slowdowns to 5FPS whenever there is intense lighting on-screen (which is often).
    The physics are very buggy, they randomly glitch-out requiring a full restart of the game.
    Ori is a 2.5D platformer with painted environments, it shouldn't be taxing for performance at all. The gameplay has potential but it currently isn't much fun to play in slow-motion every 15 seconds.

    Should we wait a few months for the inevitable 'Definitive Edition' rerelease, like the first game when it became unfixable?

    The story is good and there is potential for fun but it's currently very broken. Wait for patches / rerelease in a few months.
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