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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: 15 out of 207
  1. 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
  2. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    Definitely the best platformer I ever played. Moon Studios you made an amazing job, incririblee ,majest , especially Gennadiy and Gareth.Definitely the best platformer I ever played. Moon Studios you made an amazing job, incririblee ,majest , especially Gennadiy and Gareth.

    Goty 2015!!!
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  3. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    Ori and the blind forest is a masterpiece. It has the graphics, gameplay and story. It is satisfiying to control ori. The level designs are top-notch.
  4. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    It is not often that I am willing to give a perfect 10, but this one deserves it. The visuals, the music, the gameplay, the story, everythingIt is not often that I am willing to give a perfect 10, but this one deserves it. The visuals, the music, the gameplay, the story, everything is so well put together it is plain to see this game was made with LOVE. And yes I mean that, think of all the AC's and CoD's every year, games with no soul because they are a chore to the developers and not what they would LOVE to do... It also has the merit of not holding your hand and offering a really good challenge. Do yourself a favor and buy this game, you will not regret it. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2017
    9
    If you like to play Metroid or Castlevania Ori and the Blind Forest IS a game for you, if you like a nice and sometimes challenging Jump'N'RunIf you like to play Metroid or Castlevania Ori and the Blind Forest IS a game for you, if you like a nice and sometimes challenging Jump'N'Run Ori and the Blind Forest IS also a game for you, and even if not Ori and the Blind Forest is simply a great game with a great Story, great visuals, great music and great gameplay - just play it, it's very unlikely that you will regret playing this great game. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2015
    9
    Beautiful atmosphere. Lovely colors and gets you feeling for little Ori from get go. Challenge is there and continues to test the player. IfBeautiful atmosphere. Lovely colors and gets you feeling for little Ori from get go. Challenge is there and continues to test the player. If you like COD like hand holding campaigns then this is not for you. A truly immersive and challenging platformer. A must play. Expand
  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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