Ori and the Blind Forest (Series) Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The games offer a beautifully hand-drawn world to explore and an orchestral score that adds emotion to the story-driven progress. From time to time you must take on large enemies, some filling most of the screen. These adrenaline enthused moments are balanced with calmer exploration and narration.
You don't need to play Ori and the Blind Forest for Ori and the Will of the Wisps to make sense, but it can offer more connection to the characters if you do approach it in order. There are some moments in the game where it is difficult to know what to do next. Perseverance in these times usually reaps rewards, and if you get really stuck you can consult an online guide.
Although these are created by Xbox owned studios the first game is also available on the Nintendo Switch.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 11/03/2015, updated in 2020
The game was replaced by an enhanced "Definitive Edition" that added new areas, secrets, abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes and full backtracking support. On Xbox there is a free upgrade if you own the non-definitive edition, but not on PC.
This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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