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  • Summary: From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. ImmerseFrom the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack. Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities. Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 25, 2021
    100
    While the Nintendo Switch has seen its fair share of Metroidvania titles over its four-year run, Ori and the Will of the Wisps stands strong as one of its best. While the original was already a memorable adventure, Ori and the Will of the Wisps manages to make improvements whilst dazzling with a visual look that somehow manages to be even more eye-catching than before.
  2. Sep 23, 2020
    100
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps arrives on the Switch in exceptional form. Though there have been a few nips and tucks here and there in order to squeeze it into a considerably more modest form factor, it still showcases Moon Studio’s incredible vision from the moment it starts to the tear-jerking finale.
  3. Oct 9, 2020
    95
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a gorgeous game with fast-paced action, an enormous, beautiful world to explore and a solemn story crafted very well.
  4. Sep 28, 2020
    91
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 22, 2020
    90
    I will say that the best way to play this would still be on a PC or Xbox One, as you'll get a better graphical and technical performance. But, most of us Switch owners know that there's usually some kind of price to pay for the opportunity to take games wherever we want on a handheld system. In this case, very little was sacrificed. If you were waiting for this port to happen, then you can whip that wallet out and make this purchase without fear, as Ori And The Will Of The Wisps is a great new addition to the Switch's ever-growing digital library.
  6. Sep 29, 2020
    90
    The pleasure of the game is therefore intact and we can now enjoy, wherever we are, one of the best Metroidvanias of recent years.
  7. Oct 1, 2020
    80
    It's incredible how moving this game is. The boss fights in particular, both with the people you face and how they are handled, are extraordinary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 81
  2. Negative: 11 out of 81
  1. Sep 23, 2020
    10
    The best game in 2020 full of enjoyment and creativity, a must play without doubt
  2. Jan 24, 2021
    10
    A very good game. One of the best Metroidvania i ever played. You should buy it and play. It‘s an very good game.
  3. Oct 1, 2020
    10
    Jugabilidad de 10, visualmente de 10, música de 10, narrativa de 10. Es prácticamente perfecto como juego de plataformas 2d/metroidvania. EnJugabilidad de 10, visualmente de 10, música de 10, narrativa de 10. Es prácticamente perfecto como juego de plataformas 2d/metroidvania. En cuestión de rendimiento, la versión de salida para Switch es muy buena, ya que va muy fluido y jugando en una TV de 32 pulgadas apenas he notado dientes de sierra salvo una vez en una transición cinemática. El único fallo es que en alguna rara ocasión tarda un poco en cargar las zonas a las que te desplaces. Pero bueno, si tienes una Switch, no lo dudes, compra el juego. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2021
    10
    A true masterpiece, the visuals, music, story, and game-play all combine to make this a absolute gem to play. Highly Recommended.
  5. Jun 12, 2021
    9
    Switch optimization is far from perfect. Frame drops and occasional stutters make difficult platforming even more difficult ;) Otherwise it'sSwitch optimization is far from perfect. Frame drops and occasional stutters make difficult platforming even more difficult ;) Otherwise it's a brilliant game! Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2021
    8
    I prefer the first game for its slightly more intense difficulty.
    The second one is easier, mainly because you don't have to manage your
    I prefer the first game for its slightly more intense difficulty.
    The second one is easier, mainly because you don't have to manage your energy for saves anymore and because you can teleport to wells from almost any location.
    But it's also a more complete game with its side quests and its more elaborated cut scenes.
    Although the best improvements are the smoother control of Ori and the fact you don't have to permanently change between the joystick and the D-pad.
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  7. Sep 27, 2021
    0
    This game is likely the worst excuse for a platformer there is. No quality of life, no changing difficulty, no enjoyability, and simply noThis game is likely the worst excuse for a platformer there is. No quality of life, no changing difficulty, no enjoyability, and simply no direction. Once you get lost, you are stuck. There is no way to use ingenuity to overcome obstacles; you are stuck mashing buttons or playing a pre-school like game of hit and dodge. Avoid this waste of time. Expand

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