Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisp (Windows 10)

Play the critically acclaimed masterpiece. Embark on a new journey in a vast, exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s destiny.

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 15.15gb download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Full controller support.
  • 10 save slots.
  • Metroidvania platformer gameplay.
  • Play anywhere title so you get Windows 10 and Xbox One version.
  • 3 difficulties-easy/normal/hard.
  • Difficult.
  • Magical story.
  • Straight forward combat.
  • Many secrets to find.
  • Tutorials pop up as you play.
  • Wells-save points.
  • Map uncovers as you play.

Cons:

  • Difficult.
  • Only one controller layout.
  • Minimal graphic options.
  • Long initial load.

 

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

Gotta admit I was a bit hesitant to playing the second game in the Ori series, not because I don’t like it far from it, it’s because the first game whilst good got so hard and reflex heavy that it frustrated me more than it delighted me and killed off my enthusiasm. Luckily second time is the charm, yes it still has elements of reflex needing scenarios but it’s so small that it doesn’t impact you too much. I loved just running around the world at my own pace, doing tasks here and there and just taking my time with it all. What has happened here is they have made the game a lot more approachable, built a world you want to get lost in and give you a slow injection of new moves and attacks so you always have a carrot dangling in front of you. Ori is a game that you owe yourself to play, get lost in a magical world and gawp at the visuals and strong story telling. It’s a wonderful game and a huge improvement.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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