Ori and the Blind Forest

*** SPOILER ALERT ***

Do not read ahead (or watch the video) if you haven’t played Ori and don’t want spoilers.

I picked up Ori and the Blind Forest and I’m really loving it. The platform gameplay, beautiful graphics amazing musical score and tear jerking intro makes Ori a special game for me. I’ve never cried for any video games and Ori was close to being the first. The opening is so sad that it tugs at your heart making you root for Ori during her adventure. I like that the “boss” battles isn’t some tedious boss fight but are traversal puzzles. These are definitely more fun than finding a bosses pattern and weak point as that would depart from Ori’s gameplay. Below is the end of a chapter and instead of a boss battle, I’m tasked with getting the hell out of there using all the different skills I have just acquired.

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