Posts Tagged ‘Ori and the Blind Forest’

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations – both general tips and some newly added staff choices.

Here are the things you should consider owning in your endless consumeristic lust for a happiness which always seems beyond reach. You’re welcome.

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Steam Charts: Doing my duty

John has been writing these charts for just a few weeks and already he’s had to book a week off in order to recover. I am made of more sterling stuff, and while he’s gone it falls to me to share the details of which games sold the best last week on Steam.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps announced, about sad owls

Ori and the Will of the Wisps was just announced at Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference. It’s the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest and it seems to be about sad owls. You should watch the trailer below, because it’s beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Ori And The Blind Forest – Definitive Edition

Everyone should be allowed to take two goes at a game. A second pass after a year or so, with gained wisdom and feedback informing changes and new additions. Even a game that was wonderful on release, like Ori & The Blind Forest, has benefited hugely from such treatment, and I’m delighted to report that the Definitive Edition [official site] is sublime. Here’s wot I think:

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Ori & The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Out Wednesday

Although first scheduled to release alongside its console counterpart last month, Microsoft have now confirmed the gorgeous 2D platformer Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] will launch its Definitive Edition on PC next week. In fact it’s so gorgeous that I think we should take a look at its latest trailer before we get onto what the Definitive Edition entails, don’t you agree?

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The Witcher 3 Won Games Of The Year At GDC Awards

The Witcher 3 took home two awards last night at the 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, including the coveted Game of the Year prize. Her Story, after winning big at the IGF Awards hours earlier, captured a further three trophies. Comes see the full list of winners and nominees below.

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Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Out March 11

After much success following its release last year, Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] will launch its Definitive Edition on March 11th. With it, come tweaks to the game’s theater mode, new story material and a brand new arena. Pop below to find out more.

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Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 8

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 8 of the sale.

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Wot I Think: Ori And The Blind Forest

Forest loveliness

Ori and the Blind Forest [official site] is a beautiful game. That’s the first thing you’ll notice. The extended intro sequence plays out like a vaguely interactive Studio Ghibli animation as your character – a glowing mouse-like guardian spirit called Ori – is cared for by adopted bear-like parent Naru after she falls into the forest from the Spirit Tree. The animation is luxurious as Ori perches on Naru’s shoulders as they seek apples and while the pair build a bridge over a pool. It’s the first cut scene in a long time where I’ve sat back and watched rather than mash buttons in order to move the action along.

As the intro draws to a close the story and the forest darken. A gigantic angry-looking owl has disturbed the natural order of things, ripping the light from the woods and from the Spirit Tree which cares for the area. It’s at this point that the game proper begins with Ori stranded in a tangled wilderness, needing to heal or repair the damage to the land.

From this point you’ll find a tight, polished Metroidvania-style platformer with echoes of Ocarina of Time.

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Ori And The Blind Forest Launch Trailer Gets Intense

THE OWL HAS ARRIVED.

Get ready to feel feelings like you’ve never felt before, emotional puzzle-platformer Ori And The Blind Forest [official site] is just around the corner, with release coming on Wednesday. The launch trailer has been let loose, showing it isn’t all sad bears and melancholy trees – there’s also extremely angry owls and lava. It also had a short segment on stream at PAX East, showing off the intriguing way objects, enemies and projectiles can be used to throw yourself around a level.

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Princess Metroidononoke: Ori And The Blind Forest

Prepare to cry.

Do you struggle to form tears within your eyes and release them from your body to express sorrow, joy, or other related emotions? Good news! A video game may help you. Moon Studios’ Metroidvania-y platformer Ori and the Blind Forest “is going to be one of those games that might make you cry,” publishers Microsoft say, “we can feel that much already.” Big deal; people cry at the John Lewis Christmas advert. Join in the chant: no more tears! No more tears!

The game does look jolly nice though, with a little forest spirit leaping about verdant glades. As well as Metroid and Castlevania and all those, it’s looking to Princess Mononoke and perhaps Rayman Legends and My Neighbor Totoro as influences.

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