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Ori and the Blind Forest: news and videos


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Ori and the Blind Forest

Damnit, Ori and the Blind Forest's vinyl glows in the dark and I'm broke

I recently started collecting some vinyl from games and movies I enjoy (judge me as you will), and I'm having fun with it. But it ain't a cheap hobby by a long shot! Recently I was able to snag that fancy Hotline Miami 2 vinyl, and hoo...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition hits PC in one week

Exactly one year after the release of Ori and the Blind Forest on Windows and Xbox One, the Definitive Edition showed up on Xbox One, adding new areas, an easier difficulty setting, fast travel, and other features. PC users have been waitin...   read

 
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How to access Ori and the Blind Forest's new area, and what makes the updated version 'Definitive'

Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing the "Definitive" ...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...   read

 
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Ori release date

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition screens and details

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has a firm release date: March 11. It was initially scheduled to come to Xbox One and PC last year.  There are also some vague details on "new content, including new areas, abilities, more s...   read

 
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We'll have to wait a bit longer for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Recent talk about the best games of the year has me itching to play Ori and the Blind Forest a second time. I may yet, but I'm probably better off waiting for the retuned, expanded Definitive Edition. It was initially scheduled for release ...   read

 
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Ori expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of my favorite games on Xbox One. It looks, sounds, and plays magnificently. I'm surprised and delighted it even got made, and that goes double for its commercial success. The game was "already profitable a w...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

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

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 in ways that ot...   read

 
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Ori is doing well

Good vibes: Ori and the Blind Forest is profitable

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 of a surprise. I...   read

 
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Ori has another homage to another great SMB

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. Perhaps the m...   read

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

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 into a story itse...   read

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

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 by Moon that it ...   read

 
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Amazing Ori art

What a wonderful world: Ori and the Blind Forest

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 merely in the begin...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

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

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 absolutely super...   read

 
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Ori tips

Very Quick Tips: Ori and the Blind Forest

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.   read

 
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Review: Ori and the Blind Forest

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 ...   read

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

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 word for it, an...   read

 
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Metroidvania

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

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 title built on ...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest looks crazy good

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 out of gamescom ...   read

 
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Ori preview

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

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 attention to the g...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania

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 Miyazaki, Super Mea...   read

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest is a gorgeous Xbox One exclusive

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, Microsof...   read

 

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