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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: 14 out of 271
  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. Feb 11, 2021
    10
    I don't know what it is but I feel like this game is missing something. Don't get me wrong, I still love the game and have played it multipleI don't know what it is but I feel like this game is missing something. Don't get me wrong, I still love the game and have played it multiple times but I miss something that was there in Ori and the Blind Forest 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 23, 2020
    10
    This game is just a masterpiece, it is a pleasure to play it. It was the best 9 hours of my life. The plot is delightful. The finale made meThis game is just a masterpiece, it is a pleasure to play it. It was the best 9 hours of my life. The plot is delightful. The finale made me cry, it was amazing. From this ending, I started crying and then went to smoke a cigarette to digest it and calm down Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Purtroppo le mancanze riscontrate portano Ori and the Will of the Wisps leggermente distante dall'eccellenza. I problemi tecnici e unPurtroppo le mancanze riscontrate portano Ori and the Will of the Wisps leggermente distante dall'eccellenza. I problemi tecnici e un bilanciamento della difficoltà non proprio equilibrato( caratteristica che può scoraggiare molti nelle fasi finali) accompagnano altri aspetti dalla realizzazione ottima. Moon Studios ha svolto diligentemente il compito di equilibrare, all'interno di questo sequel, le novità e lo stile che ha pesantemente caratterizzato il precedente titolo. Ciò che ci si trova tra le mani rimane un metroidvania di tutto rispetto, non originale ma sicuramente assai solido, che conferma il team di Moon Studios come uno di quelli più degni d’attenzione sulla piazza. In conclusione il titolo, considerando anche il suo inserimento fin dal day one nel catalogo di Xbox Game Pass, rimane sicuramente un must have per i possessori di piattaforme Microsoft e un videogioco da giocare anche solo per cultura videoludica. Expand
  6. Aug 1, 2021
    9
    Dibandingkan dengan ori and the blind forest, ori and the will of the wisps ditingkatkan dengan sangat baik. Gameplay nya udah ga loncatDibandingkan dengan ori and the blind forest, ori and the will of the wisps ditingkatkan dengan sangat baik. Gameplay nya udah ga loncat loncat aja, sekarang ada banyak skill, senjata, bahkan sekarang ada side quest. di ori atwotw juga musuhnya udah ga kayak "jelly" aja, Musuhnya udah beragam. Boss fight nya juga banyak dan sangat menantang. Musik sama kayak yang dulu which is good, art style sama tapi grafis nya makin bagus, Ceritanya juga tetep bagus. Great game
    9.2/10
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  7. Jan 7, 2022
    0
    horrible inconsistent design. some things look like platforms and are, the bit right next to it looks exactly the same but isn't a platform.horrible inconsistent design. some things look like platforms and are, the bit right next to it looks exactly the same but isn't a platform. things that don't look like walls turn out to be walls.spikes hurt you, except when the spikes aren't actually there but are foreground artwork but look exactly the same as the others. the game even gives you extra abilities and doesn't even tell you. the game is telling you to use your feather to get past a bear, but your ability to float with a feather doesn't work and the game completely neglects to tell you that a special move with the feather is now in your menu. it was at that point that I am done with the game. I can't take any more of the frustration. because there has been A LOT of it, so many things, like getting stuck in walls, controls not responding, enemies action totally stupid and throwing themselves into spikes for no reason,
    multiple useless systems that add nothing to the core game experience.
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