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A Chat About Whether The Emotional Side Of Ori Works

Simply Ori-ble?

Pip and Graham dig into Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] as they try to work out whether the emotional cinematic bits and the tricky platformer bits hang together properly:

Pip: Graham, have you played much of Ori And The Blind Forest yet?

Graham: I have played roughly 30 minutes. Long enough to watch Pixar's Guide To Emotional Manipulation give way to a surprisingly tricky action platformer. Whyyyy?

Pip: Well mostly I wanted to see if you thought the two worked well together. I was thinking about this while on a train recently and I think the mechanical repetition and the frustration might be the things which stop the game feeling too cloying and twee for me. I do not react well to cloying and twee. Nor whimsy.

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Philippa Warr

Former Staff Writer

Pip wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2014-2017, covering everything from MOBAs, hero brawlers and indie curios. She also had a keen interest in the artistry of video game creation, and was very partial to keeping us informed of the latest developments in British TV show Casualty.