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  • Summary: Ori and the Blind Forest is a bit of a genremix – It’s a ‘Metroidvania‘, but with a stronger platforming focus and light RPG elements, all set within an atmospheric world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 10, 2015
    100
    Even the greatest cynic will be touched by this brilliant platformer. Difficulty setting is missing here and you found this quite challenging even unmerciful. Considering the whole game this small flaw can be forgiven. [Issue#251]
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    95
    Ori and the Blind Forest isn't a revolution in genre, but is brilliant in all mechanics and level design. A challenging, difficult and intelligent game with impressive visuals and a great soundtrack.
  3. Mar 9, 2015
    90
    A terrific blend of story, gameplay, and graphics, Ori and the Blind Forest is an unforgettable debut for indie developer Moon Studios.
  4. Mar 11, 2015
    90
    A magical fairy tale engraved in a sometimes frustrating but rich, beautiful and challenging platform.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 5, 2015
    90
    A beautifully presented, wonderfully designed game that spins an emotional yard and will challenge every gamer instinct in your body. An essential exclusive. [Issue#123, p.70]
  6. Mar 13, 2015
    85
    Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful game which combines a great story, great gameplay and great graphics in a challenging and tough game.
  7. Mar 9, 2015
    70
    Ori and the Blind Forest imparts a beautiful and intricate framework of the platforming and progression that came to define latter day Castlevania and Metroid titles, but it can't muster the same technical and design prowess to fuel its own ideas. This leaves Ori as an adequate model of its revered genre, just short of the execution and innovation that could have made it exemplary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 185
  1. May 25, 2015
    10
    Extremely well-made, its story, gameplay and visuals are all top-notch.

    Story: doesn't feel shallow, it is perfect for this style of game
    Extremely well-made, its story, gameplay and visuals are all top-notch.

    Story: doesn't feel shallow, it is perfect for this style of game and it is memoriable. The way its told makes it not really predictable, you learn new things about the story as you progress.

    Gameplay: it's fun to play, from fighting enemies and dodging their projectiles to platforming and puzzles. You reach certain spots throughout the story where you learn new abilities that feel great to use and really change up the gameplay, making it fresh and not repetitive.

    Visuals/environment: Beautiful. I especially like it when you find bright, up-lifting environments to contrast with the ill forest full of dangerous monsters, giving it a balance as opposed to LIMBO.

    Verdict: As someone who enjoys racing games and the occasional shooter, I really enjoyed this game.
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  2. Mar 11, 2015
    10
    Best game in years! This game is packed with great ideas! Took me about 15 hours to finish. Thx to MoonStudios - Thomas and Gennadiy, you didBest game in years! This game is packed with great ideas! Took me about 15 hours to finish. Thx to MoonStudios - Thomas and Gennadiy, you did a great job! Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Al principio me parecia bastante complicado pero fue despues que le pille el truco y no podia dejar de jugar. Un juegazo!
  4. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    This game is absolutely stunning from the second you turn it on. The lush environments, coupled with the soulful, heartfelt score give theThis game is absolutely stunning from the second you turn it on. The lush environments, coupled with the soulful, heartfelt score give the game a sense of depth and quality that isn't often tapped. The game's genre, dubbed 'metroidvania' favors gameplay based on movement, with combat taking a backseat. This is enhanced by the game's increasing difficulty. The game eases the player into the ever-increasing skillset, but before long, you will have to be creative, reactionary, and patient to master this challenging game. This difficulty, while harsh, rarely seems unfair, and creates a very rewarding experience once mastered. The world in the game is vast, favoring one large map to smaller levels, and has no load times, so the world feels as if it is alive and unified. You create your own checkpoints, so the game is great to play at your own pace. Also, when respawning after a death, there is no loading time, so dying doesn't feel frustrating or tedious. A game of this quality isn't typical, and never will be. The story is also heartwrenching, beautiful, and tight. You will likely be hooked just after seeing the opening. For 20 dollars, I think this game delivers and then some. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    Not only one of the best Xbox One games so far, but also one of the most beautiful and fun platform games ever. From arts to gameplay, with aNot only one of the best Xbox One games so far, but also one of the most beautiful and fun platform games ever. From arts to gameplay, with a challenge difficult level, Ori is a must play for Xbox One owners. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2019
    9
    The best game i´ve ever played on this generation. Cute, funny,... Great feelings
  7. Dec 22, 2018
    0
    L'indé de la fin de semaine est une saloperie évidemment, mais surtout une saleté de jeu de plate-formes en 2D 256 couleurs dont NintendaubeL'indé de la fin de semaine est une saloperie évidemment, mais surtout une saleté de jeu de plate-formes en 2D 256 couleurs dont Nintendaube n'a pas voulu, car Nintendaube a déjà trop de Marioles dans son catalogue niaiseux et que la poésie dégoulinante d'Ori aurait fait déborder le vase de grenadine.

    Du coup, c'est Microsoft Studios qui s'y colle et édite cette daube pleine de poésie sirupeuse avec le petit bidule qui gambade dans la forêt, le petit lutin plein de lumière face aux méchantes ténèbres de la forêt sombre et pas gentille. Aucun intérêt donc sinon de s'endormir dans la répétition débile sauf pour Rainman et tous ses amis trizos ou quadrizos (et plus si affinités).
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