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Ori developer wants to make the Schindler's List of gaming


We should probably take war seriously every now and then
Apr 16
 
Sometimes we have to acknowledge that videogames as an art form can fall short when it comes to telling serious and nuanced stories. I know, big shock to everyone here. Apparently games sometimes lack nuance and tell stories ...




Good vibes: Ori and the Blind Forest is profitable


Moon Studios is one to watch
Apr 09
 
Oh thank goodness: Ori and the Blind Forest "was already profitable a week after release," according to Moon Studios' Thomas Mahler, and publisher "Microsoft is super happy." Ori wasn't just a delight, it was also something o...




Ori has another homage to another great SMB


Paying tribute to The Brothers Mario
Apr 07
 
A few weeks back, we called attention to Ori and the Blind Forest giving a nod to a revered platformer: Super Meat Boy. Turns out that wasn't the only great platformer (or even the only "SMB") tucked away within the game...




Game News Haikus: Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Evolve, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 30
 
This week I was tempted to do all Bloodborne all the time, because we had so many Bloodborne stories go up that got a ton of attention. Instead, I collected them all into one little Bloodball and turned the abundance in...




Ori pays a nice homage to one of the best platformers of all-time


Meatster Egg
Mar 25
 
In its efforts to create a great platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios looked up to some of the all-time greats of the genre. Super Meat Boy is one of those classics. And, it's revered enough b...




What a wonderful world: Ori and the Blind Forest


Best-looking game of 2015? Quite possibly
Mar 18
 
After finishing Ori and the Blind Forest, a heartfelt Metroidvania-style adventure for PC and Xbox One, I wondered just how the hell I managed to know so little about it going in. What a thrill. There were moments -- not mere...




Ori and the Blind Forest is great, experience one of the best parts now


Let it hit your ears, then your brain, then your heart
Mar 12
 
There's not a lot of negative criticism that can be levied against Ori and the Blind Forest. It just does everything so well. Tight platforming, unique mechanics, a gorgeous aesthetic -- everything melds together to make an a...




Very Quick Tips: Ori and the Blind Forest


Save the trees
Mar 09
 
Ori and the Blind Forest may not be the most complicated metroidvania in the world, but there are a few tough decisions to make from time to time. Here are a few quick tips to ease you in.




Review: Ori and the Blind Forest


Beauty, digitally distilled
Mar 09
 
Every so often I come across a game that just makes me smile. I mean, I play videogames almost daily because I have fun doing it, but certain titles have me grinning from ear to ear the entire journey for a myriad of different reasons. Ori and the Blind Forest is one of those games. It's just plain enjoyable from start to finish, and doesn't waste your time.




Ori and the Blind Forest jumps out of the woods and onto your screen on March 11


And looks great while doing it
Jan 20
 
At gamescom this year, I found out that Ori and the Blind Forest isn't just a drop-dead gorgeous game; it's also quite the challenging, tight-controlling platformer. In less than two months, everyone can stop taking my ...




Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015


More time for polish
Nov 21
 
Delays aren't usually all that interesting as a topic of discussion, but in the case of Ori and the Blind Forest, a revised release date is an excuse to further cement its name in your mind. Ori is a tough platform adventure ...




Ori and the Blind Forest looks crazy good


Screenshots out of Tokyo Game Show
Sep 18
 
I keep forgetting that Moon Studios' platform adventure game Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to PC as well as Xbox One, despite being published by Microsoft Studios. Big thing to forget! My takeaway from Brett's preview o...




Ori and the Blind Forest is a lot more than just a beautiful game


There's a really solid platformer in there too
Aug 14
 
One glance at Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest is enough to be immediately enamored by the game's visuals. Actually, it's almost an inevitability. Every piece of media that Microsoft releases for Ori draws att...




Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania


And it plays beautifully too
Jun 10
 
Before I was able to play Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios producer Daniel Smith rattled off a list of influences for the game, which sets lofty, perhaps unreasonable, expectations. He cited the works of Hayao Miya...




Ori and the Blind Forest is a gorgeous Xbox One exclusive


DO WANT!
Jun 09
 
Moon Studios debuted Ori and the Blind Forest today at Microsoft's E3 media briefing. It looks like a platformer and is absolutely stunning. Beyond that, though, little is known. It kind of makes me want an Xbox One. More of this, Microsoft. More of this.





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