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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: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 18, 2016
    100
    The controls are tight and responsive, and the music is still satisfying to listen to. Both new environments were wonderful additions to the game and fit seamlessly into the map.
  2. Mar 12, 2016
    95
    If you own the original version, there aren't many reasons to upgrade, but if you don't, this is the best way to enjoy one of the best 2D platforming adventure we've played in a long while.
  3. Apr 10, 2016
    91
    One of the most beautiful games on the current gen gets even bigger and better, and we can just celebrate it.
  4. Mar 15, 2016
    90
    Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition - while superfluous - makes a near-perfect game even better. If you haven't played it, now is the perfect time - and even if you have, it's worth revisiting.
  5. Apr 14, 2016
    90
    One of the best platformers of this generation is overhauled by a completely new area and the especially useful ability of dash. Veterans of Ori may wish to return in its beautiful world to enjoy its new difficulty settings, along with the new level. Anyone else who skipped it the first time it came out should seriously reconsider giving it a second chance.
  6. Mar 23, 2016
    85
    Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition delivers a even better experience than the original. The two new worlds look stunning and the possibility to fast travel is excellent.
  7. Mar 13, 2016
    70
    If Ori burned you before (as it had me), don’t expect an apology here. It’s still pretty, fun, and occasionally frustrating, and it still might burn your parent’s house down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 69
  2. Negative: 5 out of 69
  1. Mar 17, 2016
    10
    Definitive Edition brought me back to the most immersive and beautiful indie game i ever played in this generation . It´s highly mandatory andDefinitive Edition brought me back to the most immersive and beautiful indie game i ever played in this generation . It´s highly mandatory and addictive ( even after finish the game you feel like playing the game again and again ) at least for me. This is a masterpiece made by a hand of an artist ! Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2020
    10
    One of the best games from the XBOX games roster. Totally loved what it had to offer.
  3. May 6, 2018
    10
    Guys...wow. Absolutely wow. What a game. The Xbox One may not have too many huge, worthwhile first-party titles, but damn it all, "Ori and theGuys...wow. Absolutely wow. What a game. The Xbox One may not have too many huge, worthwhile first-party titles, but damn it all, "Ori and the Blind Forest" is one of them!
    This game has it all: great, fun platforming, absolutely GORGEOUS scenery and visuals, very beautiful music, a great amount of challenge even on the "Easy" difficulty, a very sad but beautiful story and very lovable characters (I found myself sympathizing with Ori, a character that doesn't even speak, more than I find myself sympathizing with several characters in mainstream AAA titles), and several sequences that get the heart pounding and even evoke my emotional side! I'll tell you guys this, I don't think I've ever cried over a story in a video game. "Ori and the Blind Forest" had me DAMN close. This game is absolutely masterful, and dare I say, it's one of the best 2D platformers I have ever played. If you haven't played this game yet, please, do yourself a favor! Wow, what a game. Moon Studios, congratulations, this game is brilliant. I can't wait for you guys to release "Ori and the Will of the Wisps."
    Final rating: 10 out of 10 "Fantastic"
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  4. Aug 23, 2021
    10
    Emotional rollercoaster and amazing gameplay. Loved this one from start to finish.
  5. Jun 19, 2020
    9
    Masterpiece

    Unique design, platformer with beautiful soundtracks and special effects.. colorful and enjoyable. Ori is the best platform game
    Masterpiece

    Unique design, platformer with beautiful soundtracks and special effects.. colorful and enjoyable. Ori is the best platform game in Xbox One by far... Set the top in their year, and the game is addictive and a Little complicated.

    You need to explore every single part of the map to find everything you need, and the progression system is awesome.

    I recommend this game 100%
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  6. Jan 12, 2021
    8
    A great platformer with beautiful visuals, a touching story, and amazing level design that pairs with some really fun movement-based skills.A great platformer with beautiful visuals, a touching story, and amazing level design that pairs with some really fun movement-based skills.

    Probably the best thing about the game is that all of the skills are movement-based. By the game’s end, you feel like a certified ninja, flying around the screen and twirling through every level like a ballet dancer of death, able to pick between four different fun ways to kill every enemy.

    The visuals are also excellent, something straight out of a Disney fairy tale. And the story has a powerful and surprising ending, another thing that I really enjoyed that sets this apart from other games I’ve played this generation. It is absolutely a memorable and engrossing ride.

    But there were a few details I didn’t like as much, and that’s why it’s an 8 and not a 10:
    —Most items in the game have a similar glowy/fuzzy aesthetic, which makes it hard to tell which items are projectiles and which are not when lots of things are blowing up.
    —There is no way to move the screen, making some jumps blind. That’s stressful in a game with a limited save function.
    —Speaking of that save function, I thought I would dislike a save mechanic that was limited and consumable, and you know what, I did. I have kids—sometimes I just need to drop the game instantly. Not with Ori.

    Don’t let the negatives scare you away—it’s a really great game, and one I heartily recommend.
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  7. Nov 1, 2020
    0
    Grafik 0, Spaßfaktor 0, schlechte Story 10+*
    NEIN nur Müll nicht kaufen! Das ist sooooooo schlecht... Aber naja Xbox Qualität halt

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