Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Beautiful, intriguing, and emotional: Ori and the Blind Forest is all of these things. If you are searching for a challenging yet pristine 2D platformer, look no further than Ori and the Blind Forest.

When I started the game, my attention was immediately captured by the gripping opening cutscene. The game’s story is well told, and while it is rather short, it assures that you do not feel like it is dragging on for too long. The characters are likable and have motives, and the transition between cutscenes and gameplay is seamless.

Ori and the Blind Forest has stunning graphics unlike anything I have seen before in a game. Each area of the world you explore is different in terms of color and background. Color is very prominent in this game, and it is used quite well—I often found myself pausing to stare at the background.

Not only are the graphics amazing, but the music is beautiful as well. The music transitions were seamless, and it was very pleasant to listen to but was not too overpowering.

The gameplay was interesting and varied, never lingering too long on one theme but also making sure to not rush it.

My only complaint is that I experienced slowdown in some areas which slightly hindered my ability to complete difficult jumps or maneuvers, but that may very well be a problem with my computer.

As a whole, Ori and the Blind forest is a visually stunning game with a short but sweet story and challenging yet intriguing gameplay. I highly recommend it.

The game is available for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 for under $20.