It’s difficult with so many indie games and AAA titles hitting both retail and online stores to keep track of all the good ones, but Moon Studios’ platform puzzle adventure game Ori and the Blind Forest certainly looks incredibly amazing.
If you think that “incredibly amazing” isn’t the right expression, just look at the trailer and screenshots to prove me otherwise. I didn’t even know this game existed until I saw it on Steam by accident two days ago when it was released. With four years in the making, this should get all the attention it deserves, looking that good.
It’s seldom that the art style, animation and background visuals of a game impress me that much. Ori and the Blind Forest does all this and seems to have good gameplay mechanics behind all the Rayman animations meet Studio Ghibli art design.
Granted, it seems like a regular puzzle-platformer in the Metroidvania vein with some very big bosses to fight/evade and many spiky/flame-y obstacles to overcome, and maybe the trailer’s music is a bit overblown, but this is still a title worth keeping an eye on, and I hopefully get to review it on either PC or Xbox One (or both) soon.
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