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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 274
  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 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. 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 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. Jul 16, 2021
    9
    One of the best 2D platformers you can play. It's improved than it's already succesful prequel in every aspect. The world is visuallyOne of the best 2D platformers you can play. It's improved than it's already succesful prequel in every aspect. The world is visually astounding and the gameplay feels way more smooth with more incredible abilities. It's a masterpiece. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2021
    0
    This game has gorgeous colours. The colour scheme reminded me a bit of Tales of Berseria and the controls are tight and fluid but it's justThis game has gorgeous colours. The colour scheme reminded me a bit of Tales of Berseria and the controls are tight and fluid but it's just boring. If I'm not remotely interested in playing then the controls and graphics don't mean ****

    I'm not a huge fan of Metroidvania's but I did really enjoy Luna Nights and I liked Rabi Ribi. I just find this game dull.

    The sound is totally forgettable, the story was, we got blown away and separated, the graphics were clumsy. You couldn't see things you needed to see, quite often in fact. It just has no charm. If someone put a beef steak and a beef flavour crisp in front of you, you'd pck the steak everytime. Well my games collection has plenty of steak in it and doesn't need this snack.
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