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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Review Thread (90 Metacritic | 90 Opencritic)

I've finished the game now thanks to gamepass and I'm surprised it worked this well on my very low powered PC - the only issues I had were extended loading freezes (thankfully infrequent) and (pretty frequent) audio bugs in cutscenes. It took me ~ 19h to explore almost 100% of the map and do almost all quests.

I think it's a very good game, but some of the chase sequences (especially the one in the desert) are infuriating trial and error fests and always reset you to the start upon death (very much like in the first game) .. and while the game looks marvelous overall I think those chases actually aren't as visually compelling as in the first one, maybe due to their frantic speed.

Outside of those rare and short sequences the game is thankfully pretty forgiving and gives you the optional tripple jump fairly early on aswell as dozens of other movement abilities and lots of health extenders, so that the platforming became manageable even for ppl with lower than average platforming skills, like me.



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I’m only like 20% done. Too much other shit to play.



Will definitely be getting this game!



Finally fired this puppy up this morning and I don't have the adjectives to describe how beautiful this game looks. Plays like a dream, too. Got be feeling emotions already.



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I still need to continue with the first one, just can't get into it. It's beautiful to look at, but while playing I quickly get bored. It's a shame, the art style is very pretty.



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SvennoJ said:
I still need to continue with the first one, just can't get into it. It's beautiful to look at, but while playing I quickly get bored. It's a shame, the art style is very pretty.

I couldn't get into that one until I got the upgraded version. Even then I had it for maybe a year on my HDD before finally committing to it. It had some weird mechanics at first but after a short while, it clicked. Had to get used to creating my own respawn points. Wound up being one of my all time absolute favorite game experiences.

I'm a little intimidated by the sequel because I know how complex it will get and how frustrating (yet satisfying) some moments in the first game were but stick with it. You're doing yourself a disservice if you're any type of Metroidvania or Hollow Knight fan.



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d21lewis said:
SvennoJ said:
I still need to continue with the first one, just can't get into it. It's beautiful to look at, but while playing I quickly get bored. It's a shame, the art style is very pretty.

I couldn't get into that one until I got the upgraded version. Even then I had it for maybe a year on my HDD before finally committing to it. It had some weird mechanics at first but after a short while, it clicked. Had to get used to creating my own respawn points. Wound up being one of my all time absolute favorite game experiences.

I'm a little intimidated by the sequel because I know how complex it will get and how frustrating (yet satisfying) some moments in the first game were but stick with it. You're doing yourself a disservice if you're any type of Metroidvania or Hollow Knight fan.

I have the definitive edition installed on my SSD for well over a year (actually longer, was on my old laptop first). Time played 4 hours. The problem is, I'm not that much of a Metroidvania fan and Hollow knight never interested me. These kind of games either click early for me or not at all. Perhaps I get bored enough in the coming weeks to start it from scratch again. The problem with trying to pick it up again later is having no clue how it worked anymore, yet starting over feels like retreating old ground.



Finished the game at 100% this weekend. Fantastic game, jaw (and frame) dropping visuals, they evolved the combat in such a satisfying way. Like @Lafiel said such chase sequences can get frustrating but overall this is a terrific metroidvania. A good sequel too, maybe too good because I don't think I'd want to replay the first one now.



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Kinda funny seeing people be frustrated by the chase sequences. My friend and I were lamenting how easy most of them were, and that they should all have been at least on par with the worm one.