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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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For an elegantly and possibly metaphysically imagined game, try Ori and the Will of the Wisps. You’ll play as creatures that live in the purple glow of shadowed forest. With open-armed playstyle integration, you’ll be able to leap and hop through levels without too much trouble worrying about foes or obstacles. There are some bad guys, but you won’t be straight into tooth and nail combat.

Believe me, I drop games I don’t want to review like peanut shells in a saloon.

Ori: What’s it About

There is another game called Ori and the Blind Forest that preceded Will of the Wisps which involves similar characters and similar environments. Although I am intrigued to investigate that game, I think there is a whole lot of content in this game which is perfectly complimenting to any other works. It’s like watching Lord of the Rings before you saw The Hobbit. If you know what I mean. I know that they look similar and have similar characters. Oh, and it has a really heartwarming and adventurous story like Will of the Wisps, but that’s all I know.

reading Lord of the Rings before you saw The Hobbit. If you know what I mean. I know that they look similar and have similar characters. Oh, and it has a really heartwarming and adventurous story like Will of the Wisps, but that’s all I know.

Gameplay of Ori

There is a particularly lengthy story intro at the beginning of this game that I had no impatience watching, it was very interesting and fun to see what I was in for here. The story mixes with I guess was sort of a tutorial as some game do. I was led me on a quest involving an owl named Hu raised by woodlands spirits that could not fly. Many heartwarming moments unfold into Hu’s wing repair with a special feather, and things take off, literally! This is where the gameplay really starts.

This is a platform side scroller. You play a spirit, or creature, or both named Ori. Ori is the one that this story is about, although there are other characters.

I don’t know if I would call it a puzzle quest, because although I spent quite a bit of time acquiring “keystones” or a magic gate, most of the action was pretty physical. Running, jumping, climbing, that sort of thing. I guess there’s probably flying too, but it seems to get taken away rather soon. Lots of creative levels here, I imagine that’s a standard theme here. I really enjoy climbing moss in the game because it’s a very vivid sensory experience to imagine.

There is some action in the game. It’s not really violent. You may be forced to fend off weird little bug things and I had to outrun a vicious, kind of scary, wolf. It’s not a combat game per se, but there are things that go bump in the night in Ori and the Will of Wisps.

Final Thoughts

Everything in this game looks pretty much perfect. It is top of the line in that regard. I have no doubts that its original game was just as colorful and imaginative. I have to admit, however, because of the amazing graphics it might task your graphics card if its dated or lower benchmark. You might notice how good it still looks on low graphic settings though.

I got a great deal on this game on Steam. It seems to go on sale every once in a while to some super cheap price, I waited for it this and grabbed it when I saw a sale. You can acquire Blind Forest for very favorable price usually, an yeah I probably will do that.

I’m glad, because I had kept hearing about this game but it was slightly out of my range for a game I knew nothing about. It’s nice to finally know. And now I know, it’s a premium game worth every penny. If you want an all-around “good” game. You know, hey I need to spend money now to feel good, this is the one. I can’t really think of any good reason not to play this game, so, yeah, get it!

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