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  • Summary: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition delivers a multitude of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay upgrades that should appeal to both new and seasoned Ori players.
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Ori And The Blind Forest Running On Nintendo Switch | PAX West 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Apr 29, 2020
    100
    Even though I'd already replayed Ori for the fifth time last year, when I heard it was coming to Switch, I wanted to run through it all over again without question! [Issue #43 – November/December 2019, p. 21SW]
  2. Jan 7, 2021
    97
    Ori and the Blind Forest was already a fantastic game, but the Definitive Edition smooths out the edges and adds in extra content that slots in comfortably and adds to both the story and the gameplay. It looks brilliant, it sounds amazing, and it plays smoothly and satisfyingly. Be sure to pick this up if you’re a fan of the Metroidvania genre and fancy a challenge in an incredibly appealing package.
  3. Oct 7, 2019
    95
    Four years after its original release, Ori and the Blind Forest is still the same gem, but this time on Nintendo Switch. It has great controls and music, and it’s still one of the most beautiful games of this generation.
  4. Sep 30, 2019
    90
    The end result is a game that is phenomenal in its presentation and very decent in gameplay. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition doesn't necessarily set a new standard or innovate within the Metroidvania genre, but it does create an experience that is elevated by its otherwise stellar production values. Ultimately, it's up to personal preference, but you should give the game a chance; you'd likely regret it otherwise.
  5. Oct 3, 2019
    90
    Sometimes there are games that go beyond a simple experience, games that conquer our hearts forever and Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is one of them. It is simply masterful, with a beautiful artistic style, extraordinary gameplay and many challenges. Another essential game on Nintendo Switch.
  6. Oct 2, 2019
    90
    Ori on Switch still is a brilliant exploration platformer with constant challenges and an incredible soundtrack that it was for its premiere a few years. Visually it might not be as shiny as the original but Ori makes up for that with improved balance finetuning, among other things.
  7. Sep 30, 2019
    80
    Gorgeous visuals and some sublime visual storytelling, Ori And The Blind Forest might not do much that is genuinely new but almost everything it does attempt is genuinely great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 85
  2. Negative: 3 out of 85
  1. Sep 28, 2019
    10
    The only game that made me cry. Twice. First because I was sad and then because it ran so smooth on my switch
  2. Oct 5, 2020
    10
    First off I want to say that I am not a fan of metroidvania games at all. I have played games like Hollow Knight recently and could not getFirst off I want to say that I am not a fan of metroidvania games at all. I have played games like Hollow Knight recently and could not get into them but Ori was different. Ori and The Blind Forest is a beautiful work of art. The graphics are beautiful, the music makes you feel nostalgic without even hearing it before. The game play is challenging at times but it never feels impossible. In my own opinion, Ori and The Blind Forest is a must play this console generation. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2019
    10
    One of the best game on Switch. LOVE IT!
    Story 10/10
    Music 10/10
    Game play 10/10
  4. Jan 2, 2020
    9
    I found a beautiful forest to explore and suprisingly touching story to follow.
  5. Jun 20, 2021
    9
    A beautiful game I had problems to let the controller or the console go the way it has drawn me in with its excellent art style and gameplay.A beautiful game I had problems to let the controller or the console go the way it has drawn me in with its excellent art style and gameplay.
    At the start I had to get used to the sensitive controls, Ori moves fast at the slightest controller input (except when she carries a heavy stone).
    The last zone of the game is the one I enjoyed the most, due to its platform heavy parts. Unfortunately that's also where I felt this game's biggest flaw: The fact I had to change from the joystick to the D-Pad from time to time, I prefer to play 2D games with the latter.
    Nonetheless Ori and the Blind Forest is an excellent game. I haven't played its sequel yet, apparently it's even better.
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  6. Apr 29, 2021
    8
    great game with a lot of really cool and innovative mechanics (especially bash). Some sequences (like the water vein escape sequence) weregreat game with a lot of really cool and innovative mechanics (especially bash). Some sequences (like the water vein escape sequence) were some of the best platforming experiences I've ever had, and although the game unfortunately didn't maintain that level for its entirety it was still a really amazing platformer with stunning visuals. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    0
    This game is beautiful. I was so happy to see this game come to Switch. Since i wouldn't have had a chance to play it otherwise. TheThis game is beautiful. I was so happy to see this game come to Switch. Since i wouldn't have had a chance to play it otherwise. The movement and and combat is fluid and responsive, just satisfying. The music the environments and animations are all top quality. There were a lot of creative puzzles to get through in the environments. There were some sequences that i kept dying, but they were so fun and challenging, that i didn't mind having to do them over and over.

    I want to give it a 10, but for 1 single design choice. I am deducting 1. The escape scenes. These awful bits were just straight up un-fun. i get it they were supposed to be frantic, indiana jones under then shutting stone door type moments. but they were punishing and frustrating and i just wanted to get through them. and even when i made it through, i felt no sense of accomplishment, just relief.
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