Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Brendan Vs The World

At first glance I assumed that Ori and the Blind Forest was going to be a typical indie platformer (albeit a really good looking one) where the gameplay only exists to move the story along but boy was I wrong. Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform adventure game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It follows Ori, a forest spirit who has been tasked with restoring balance to forest.

Ori plays like a typical Metroidvania style game with light RPG elements ( i.e a skill tree) but with pixel perfect controls. The accuracy of the controls is really important because contrary to my prior assessment Ori is highly gameplay focused.

Ori is gameplay focused in the best possible way. It focuses on actual platforming and puzzle solving to progress through the game! Something I feel has been lost with a lot of recent platformers that focus heavily on…

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