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Ori and The Blind Forest Review



10/10, go buy it. That is all.

Oh, why is it a 10/10? What you don’t trust me? Fine. Whatever. Your loss for not playing it, see if I care. Spend that $20 on something that will give you far less enjoyment then. Personally, I think $20 is a steal for a game of this caliber. I’ve paid $60 for games that aren't half as good as this game. Oh, come on, don’t act like you haven’t wasted $60 bucks on some over hyped p.o.s. at some point in your gaming career. Oh, now you think I’m over hyping it, you think how could I give a 2D platformer higher marks than all those AAA juggernauts that come out year after year with their 100 million plus budgets. Well fuck those games, Ori has arrived.

Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Format: Xbox one
Release Date: March 11th, 2015
Copy purchased
Never have I played a game that is as blindingly beautiful (and blindingly colorful) as this one. Everything from the trees to the sky to the dank caves are gorgeously rendered and Ori and his friends are so adorably cute you’ll wish there was a collection of plushies to buy. Its ok, a real man can buy a plushy and still hold his head up high, blame your girlfriend or something if you’re that insecure……. pussy……… Anyway where was I, oh yeah, how beautiful it is. Well hell, the review comes with pictures so look for yourself, or like I said earlier, just go buy it.


Geez, you’re still here? Oh, so you’re one of those people who isn’t just about the looks. You want to know how it plays? Well, this is the perfect platformer with spot on controls and a difficulty that has the perfect balance of tough, but not so tough you want to break your controller, which is never good. You always feel great when you get past a harder section and can’t wait for the next challenge. And the pacing is perfect as well. You are constantly getting a new power or upgrade to play with (triple jump, wall climb, stomp, stronger weapon, etc.) and the game is always giving you new experiences. Soon normal platforming won’t be enough, you’ll be sling shooting Ori from enemy to enemy, gliding on the wind, and messing with gravity to get where you’re going.

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Story?! You just want it all don’t you. Well if you’re one of those people who were teary eyed in the first 10 minutes of Up then get some tissues on standby because this game is here to pull the heart strings. In the beginning there is owl who’s a major dick but maybe all is not what it seems. It would be pretty tough to go into it too much without quickly getting in to spoiler territory, but it’s a tale about a series of unfortunate events and the tragic consequences that follow. I’ll just say that each character is looking to right the wrongs that have happened to them and find redemption. It was very good and very moving. Sure it’s maybe a little artsy fartsy but the telling of said story fits the style of the game through and through. Oh and even though you didn't ask, the music and sound effects are top notch as well. Just trust me already, the game is amazing damn it.


So is that enough for you? Well if it’s not, then tough. Because these pitiful words I’ve written don’t begin to touch just how great this game is and it’s your loss if you don’t play this masterpiece of video gaming. I’ve been asked if I hope this is the beginning of a new franchise for Microsoft and I have to say I almost hope that they don’t make a sequel as it’s so good the only direction it seems it could go is down.

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Score: 10/10 "Monumental"
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  1. looks like a great game. nice review

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  2. Great game. Anyone else annoyed with doing a double jump when you instead want to bounce high off a blue pad?

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  3. Been looking forward to playing this game. Hearing nothing about great things about Ori. Great review!

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  4. Love how he's so honest about the review. Can't wait to play it

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  5. Nice review!

    Contact: Purple Fears (TA or Xbox)

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    1. Might have to get this, though I'm not great at platformers... I'm terrible at Rayman Legends :P
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  7. Game looks astonishing, would love to get a chance to play it!

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  8. Great review. Such a beautiful and amazing platformer. In for a copy!
    twitter: @hsith

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  9. Thanks for the chance. All I hear is positive things about this game.
    Twitter: @ShawnSig

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  10. Nice review. Thanks for the chance to win the game. I really want it but $20 is a bit much.

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  11. Nice review.

    GT: DoofyGiant

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  12. Great read - looks amazing - on my to get list..

    Contact: MidniteDLITE - TA or XBOX

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  13. This game looks great, nice review as well. GT supadryz

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  14. Love the honesty in your review, hope to get a copy to enjoy it as much as you have!

    GT: thatkidfromohio

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  15. Thanks for the review, sounds like fun!

    GT: IrritatedPuppy

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  16. Great review, sounds like a really good game.

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  17. Sounds interesting, Great review.

    GT: TheTrollinNooB

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  18. Great review for a great game!

    GT: K4rn4ge

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  19. Great review as always!

    GT: Pi5ton Honda

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  20. Looking forward to playing this.

    GT: SurplusToaster

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  21. I want to play this game....

    GT: TheMoose76

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  22. I need this game. I heard so many great thing and this review is another reason I need it

    Gt Darkslide

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  23. Ive been dying to play this game as well.

    GT: dvdmanpa

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  24. Looks awesome
    GT: A Sneaky Sl0th

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  25. Looks great and good luck everyone :)
    GT: ChanceSquare

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  26. Looks great. Great review.

    GT: matdan12

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  27. I love games like this. Even if I don't win I will buy it.

    GT: Chief On Kush

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  28. Great review, makes me really want to play it.

    Gt: Zombie4EvilDead

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  29. It's definitely a much welcomed game on X1. Heard many great things about the music and the story.

    Twitter: @stfnnz

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  30. Thank you for the review! looks AWESOME!

    gt: ryu913

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  31. Can't believe we didn't have Ori until now. Thanks for the chance:
    @Famicorps

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  32. I see that the reviewer like it, A LOT :D. So will I, if you pick me as the winner :)
    Xbox GT: TestingG3

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  33. The Visuals on this game are amazing can't wait to get my hands on it :D

    @Cilisien

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  34. Nice review, may give it a shot.

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  35. nice review for a cool looking game
    gt: noble camper

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  36. Cool game, great review! GT: Athena1791

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  37. This game looks amazing.

    Twitter @KluckMyDuck

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  38. Your review convinced me of what I could see from the little I've watched without spoiling myself - it's a brilliant combination of beauty, emotions, atmosphere and challenge. Thanks for the review, and thanks for the chance to win it!

    Twitter: @DXLR8RSXM

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  39. Excited to check it out.

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  40. Awesome Review !

    GT: ForgottenWolf x

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  41. Convinced me to buy it! Great Review!

    GT: King Wizz 12

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  42. from the looks of it, this could be my GOTY 2015
    @ExeLu1s

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  43. I've been waiting for a game like this D:
    twitter: burgerthing

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  44. Interesting. Seems to me something a little different (that the typical shooters), as I am usually not a fan of platformers, because they tend to be very finiky with the controls, but I do not mind them if they are not on a timer. That being said, this game has been getting decent reviews, so I might have to pick it up, and the price is 'right'.

    GT = Xerostomia

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  45. Games looks cool and nice review.
    GT: A 2rue LeGacY

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  46. Ori looks so amazing! The visual art style reminds me of a painting! It was nice to read your review too!

    GT: Ninja MN

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  47. They said that this make will make me cry, I doubt it but if i don't have the game I will never know ;)
    My gamertag is: AcutePlace6

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  48. Watched the intro of this on youtube and all I can say is, I hope it ends happier than it starts!

    GT: IL1971

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  49. Woo! Thanks for the opportunity!
    GT: TenuousComet019

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  50. I would very much enjoy playing this game :3
    GT: TwinmoldX

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  51. Nice review!

    GT: ImaginedWall69

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  52. I saw some videos and it looks amazing. Your review make me want the game even more!. Getting it for free would be a nice surprise.
    GT: CornealMeat90

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  53. Game has interested me for a while, just never got around to buy it. Good luck to everyone!
    @pu3nt3s

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  54. A game that has a 10/10 is a Must have in my book. Thanks for offering!
    GT:Volgihn

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  55. nice review!

    GT: Jacob4526

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  56. I want this bad but am hurting for money right now! Wallet am cry :(
    @momlupita

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  57. looks awesome! can't wait to get it.

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  58. The Contest is now closed! And the winner of the "10/10 go buy it" game is..... ForgottenWolf x!
    Congratulations. Thanks to everyone that entered and keep an eye out for more reviews and giveaways!

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  59. Doesn't this game use Steam DRM which prevents more than one person from playing any of your games at the same time? So if my GF is playing Ori I wouldn't be able to play any other game in my library.

    So it uses DRM that prevents people from playing games they've paid for. No mention of that in your rave review. Think I'll pass on spending my money on this.

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    1. Well this is an Xbox One review. You can't expect us to include every differing piece of information from other platforms.

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