A) “The first ten minutes of Ori and the Blind Forest depict a beautiful and soul-crushing story of friendship, selflessness, and loss. They recall the opening minutes of Pixar’s Up! in their melancholy, and like in Up!, the introduction provides an emotional foundation for the life-affirming journey that follows.”
“It is not as snappy as, say, a typical Mario platformer, seeking instead a broader gameplay arc stretching across a single, interconnected world. It’s a superb and thematically consistent approach that allows Ori and the Blind Forest to build joy on a bed of heartache, adding a new layer of mechanical complexity with each ray of hope.”
I agree with the comments about the game and its impact at first sight. It’s got beautiful graphics, a well-known type of platform and a soul-crushing background story that makes you want to continue because you feel as part of it. I think that even if you aren’t a gamer this is certainly a game you would enjoy playing.
B) Mini review about what I have played so far
At the beginning of Ori and the Blind Forest it shows an introduction story about a magical creature called Ori and how he is saved by Naru a large and slow female character that cares him as her own child until she dies.
Ori decides to leave the home he used to share with Naru now that the only parent they ever knew was dead. After some time roaming, Ori falls tired and ready to die when the Spirit Tree uses his strength and light to revive Ori. Then you start the game taking the role as Ori and realize that he’s a spirit guardian.
On the first levels you are all alone exploring the surrounding areas until you reach the Sunket Glades and found Sein, the Sipirit Tree’s eyes and light, who helps you as a weapon and guide during the game.
The environment where you start playing is dark and lonely and it gives you a feeling of hopelessness, but once you are with Sein it changes into a feeling of encouragement and hope.
Even when the platform used during the game is well-known for almost everyone, this doesn’t make it easier than a role-play game or a shooter game. The enemies dispersed in every part of the forest give it a kind of magical difficulty because with every one you defeated in each different level, a new ability was given to you.
C) Relationship between Naru, Ori and Sein
Naru and Ori were family for each other. Naru was like a foster mother for Ori when he was separated from the Spirit Tree and she raised him as her own child. Sein is the Spirit Tree’s eyes and light and helps Ori as a guide and a weapon for him to save the forest.
Naru, Ori, Sein
Three souls connected by fate
The forest needs you