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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: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. NF 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. Oct 15, 2019
    95
    Impeccable product, even better than the original, Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is already one of the best games in Switch. A star that shines with special intensity among the many that already illuminate the nourished catalog of the Nintendo console.
  3. Oct 1, 2019
    92
    A perfect blend between a platformer and a metroidvania, with a wonderful story, artistic style and soundtrack. If you didn't play the original, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch is the best way to experience a truly magical video game.
  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: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 2 out of 66
  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. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Absolutely amazing, probably the most beautiful 2D game I’ve ever played. Loved everything about it. Can’t remember the last time a game madeAbsolutely amazing, probably the most beautiful 2D game I’ve ever played. Loved everything about it. Can’t remember the last time a game made me feel so many different emotions in such a short period of time. Everyone who owns a switch should buy this, worth every cent. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2019
    10
    Uma obra prima, já zerei no Pc e Xbox. Parece que nunca envelhece esse jogo. Espero que a Microsoft traga outros grandes jogos clássicos nessaUma obra prima, já zerei no Pc e Xbox. Parece que nunca envelhece esse jogo. Espero que a Microsoft traga outros grandes jogos clássicos nessa pegada Indie pro switch ou até AAA mais antigos com Fable, seria um sonho. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    9
    Cast: 8/10
    Story: 8/10
    Fun: 10/10
    Gameplay: 10/10

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  5. Jan 11, 2020
    9
    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
  6. Jan 14, 2020
    9
    This game was an absolute treat. Runs buttery smooth on the switch. The story is sad but yet refreshing,controls is quick and responsive. TheThis game was an absolute treat. Runs buttery smooth on the switch. The story is sad but yet refreshing,controls is quick and responsive. The world is a master piece . You bond with your character and the subtle sounds he/she makes feels as if you are apart of the journey . Cant wait for the second game! 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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