“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (224 reviews) - 91% of the 224 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (18,244 reviews) - 96% of the 18,244 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 11, 2015

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About This Game

The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX6120
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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Very Positive (224 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (18,244 reviews)
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Mobil
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Ori and the Blind Forest... wow! It was a very beautiful game to play. I loved the story and the many cut scenes throughout the game. Just couldn't wait to get to the next chapter. Great music from start to finish. Amazing art to show off the game. Starts off very easy with basic jumps and attacks. You slowly build up and learn new abilities which will get you to the next part of the game along with allowing you to pick up experience from area's that you couldn't reach prior.

If you like collecting everything in this game you can spend 10+ hours in this game. I highly recommend this game to everybody. Your experience will be enhanced by controller gameplay as well.

Simular game to this that I have played is "Dust: An Elysian Tale." The two go hand in hand.
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antoinette22
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I really like the art work in this page. At first i thought this game might be to easy and is geared towards a younger crowd. But after playing it and having some challanges like all games should , i am quite happy with it, i would definatly recommend this to some of my friends. It's nice to take a break from first person games and do more platform gaming.
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LuminousLantern
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Very very nice game! Soundtrack is beautiful as is the art style this breath taking world is set in. Well worth the 30$.

Though I purchased it and woke up the next morning to see the definitive was out for 5$, and it has more content.

If you are looking to purchase this, get the ither version it's cheaper because it's on sale, plus it has more content which makes it an absolute steal!
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asriel
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
epic just like me!
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DodoKilla
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Beautifful.
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kyoshosan
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Very bad writen game.. normal childeren can't play it till the end... take 100 retries to just get pasted the water in tree level.... Skill level is missing so just a bad game
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Jeckyll'n'Hyde
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Bought this thinking I'd see some beautiful artwork and a nice score, but I didn't think I'd also get top-notch story-telling and a solid and challenging platformer as well. Loved every second of it.
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Bill Cipher
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Ori and the Blind Forest is literally the best Jump n' Run - Game I've ever played. The atmosphere is unique and the soundtrack so great. Its really funny that the soundtrack of a Jump n' Run - Game is better than some soundtracks of RPG's. The idea of putting a skillsystem into the game was really good and also the skills are intuitive and even in fast passages the game is really fluid and fun. There are some challenging parts but no part that is unfair or random based.
The story is really emotional and got me from the first second until the end!
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DaMix
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Epic <3
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DrRetard
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game was way better than I expected and I have no idea why I waited so long to try it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
You didn't buy it? What are you doing? Just buy it already. STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND THE OTHER ONES AND GO BUY ORI, NOW, YOU'RE LOSTING A LOT OF TIME. Bye.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Graphics: 10/10
Music/Sounds: 10/10
Story: 10/10
Gameplay: 9/10 (because it may be a little hard for some people)

=> Overall: 9.75/10
A must-play for anyone who likes platformers and also a great experience for almost everyone else. And if it's too hard
for you, just watch it on youtube, it's worth it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Game's a masterpiece. One of the most visually stunning games I've ever played, while maintaining a fair but intense difficulty that rises as soon as you get comfortable with a new skill.

The story is a simple 'save the mystical rainforest' type thing: vague and magical, but I think just enough content. A few twists and turns, and I might have gasped and/or cried a time or two.

Gameplay is generally just a modernish 2D metroidvania style platformer, but the end of every temple is a chase scene.
The chase scenes are some of the toughest pieces of gaming I have ever done, one took me 45 mins, the other an hour. Once done successfully they only take a minute or so, so yeah, I'm not great at twitch gaming but these are tough.
You learn new combat skills as you progress, which allow you to enter new areas. You also have a light perk tree, but the value of some choices are questionable while others are OP. Choose wisely!

The level design is cool, each temple has some trick to beat it that usually requires the skill you learn right before entering. Standard fare, but really well done. I especially liked the gravity puzzle.

Music is beautiful, like really beautiful, but sometimes I got tired of the same tunes, especially when repeating those damn chase scenes.

But the visuals, damn they look good. Hand drawn backgrounds, an adorable Stitch meets Ferngully type protagonist, and some really gruesome and frightening enemy design really bring the whole thing together. There are glowing Avatar style forests, scorching liquid firepits, and great 'anime magic' style effects for the spells, attacks, and item AOE fields.

Negatives of the game include the fact that the game can trick you into missing 100% achievement by ending the game before you have finished everything, and sometimes the aiming of some of the spells and attacks can be inconsistent. That last one kinda blows since you will be using them very quickly, and need to chain them so little room for error.

Overall, can not recommend this game enough. It is pretty quick, maybe eight hours including my many retries of the chase scenes, and I even did a replay of it, which took even less time. The aesthetic of the game is so cinematic and wonderful, I promise unless you're immune to cheese you'll love it. The gameplay is real difficult, I definitely felt like I earned the finale. Very satisfying to see the game come to a close, even though i just wanted to restart it.

My score: 10/10 Must Play
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Great game. its hard at some points but boy it sure is:

+good platformer first and foremost
+great story
+smooth controls

-once or twice i didnt know what to do and was stuck for more than an hour
(possibly because im a dumbass)

4.5/5!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I have seen many games that are more difficult than Ori. But I have never tried so hard to finish one before.

10/10, an absolute master piece.

(This review is for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, which is removed from the store for Chinese IP adresses.)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
- THIS REVIEW MAY AND MAY NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS -.. oh yeah and may be quite long....

Ok... Ori and The Blind Forest...
With a total of 20h (oh and yeah i'll keep on playing it you can be sure) I think I can finally say a thing or two about this sandbox game.

General Scores:

-Graphics: 10/10 for an Indie, actaully better than what you could ever expect and better than many open world 3D games.

-Story: 7/10 cliché, the usual hero that saves it all, yet presented in a remarkable and unique emotional way which makes up for the fact that it's so cliché so we might as well give it an 8.

-Combat System: HANDS DOWN 10/10! IT'S STINKING AWESOME. Ori litterally keeps on gettin stronger by sucking light, smashing grounds and walls and chain-killing enemies better than Dante of DMC ever could. Unbelievable how they combined style to skills and all that in the combat system. If you focus a bit on gathering as much Spirit Lights as needed to get most abilities before starting the rest of the adventures and take 1h of your time to discover the new area called "Black Root Burrows" and get the 2 new skills... oh boy... ORI will slowly turn INVINCIBLE. Almost OP!

-Gameplay: 9/10 on Keyboard and 8/10 on XBOX ONE Controller, mainly because the controller uses the analog and it isn't as precise as the keyboard, but if you use the arrows on the controller then you'll be fine. Though I must admit that I never enjoyed a game as much as Ori and The Blind Forest in terms of how fluids and impeccable the control is.

-Soundtrack: another hands down. 10/10 without second guesses or doubts, big thumbs up for Gareth Coker and all the members of the Orchestra. I never thought such sublime tunes could be achieved by humans, every time I opened the soundtracks and listened... it feels like a slice of Heaven.

And now my final opnion.

I actually had this game cracked, I reached till the end of the Ginso Tree level, realized its potential, uninstalled the game, bought it on Steam for full price because it deserves every last penny of it, found my old game save, deleted it, replayed from scratch.

BEST INDIE GAME OF 2015... and it still will be the best for many years to come, people should know and play this game, it should have advertising on TVs and all over the web.

We hope to see more from Ori's Team!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Beautiful graphics. Lovely story. A solid platformer. Highly recommend this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Well, how can I say it... This game is one of the best games I've played in my life. I really enjoyed the story this game has. It is an emotional journey as you've never seen it before. Magical graphics, incredible music, awesome game mechanics, great difficulty level; lots of secrets, collectibles, etc. An incredible platforming game that you should be buying right now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
i love this game so much it makes me cry ;-;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I really like the art work in this page. At first i thought this game might be to easy and is geared towards a younger crowd. But after playing it and having some challanges like all games should , i am quite happy with it, i would definatly recommend this to some of my friends. It's nice to take a break from first person games and do more platform gaming.
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