Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm

There might be myriad things that games do poorly, but there are some things that they do exceptionally well, and some that they excel at beyond any other medium. One of those areas is visually, games excel at realising beautiful and imaginative worlds with intricate and precise details. Ori and the Blind Forest is one such game. While it is not a game that strives for photo realism like many others do, Ori and the Blind Forest instead opts for a two dimensional look, one that is realised in an extremely beautiful watercolour world.


The game itself is a metroidvania; that is it comprises elements from both the Catlevania and Metroid series. Predominantly they place you in an enormous world with several areas blocked off to you from the beginning. As you progress you unlock abilities that allow you to access those previously sealed areas. The game is both beautiful and a joy to play, one of the finest of the year so far.


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