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Ori and the Blind Forest

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Great Deceiver, Mar 15, 2015.

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Moon Studios, SJW shills?

  1. Yes

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    23.3%
  2. Probably

    31 vote(s)
    36.0%
  3. kingcomrade

    56 vote(s)
    65.1%
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  1. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    https://www.orithegame.com/blind-forest/




    https://www.gog.com/game/ori_and_th...n?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

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    Is anyone else playing this? I expected it to be a generic artsy fartsy 2d platformer with shitty flash-quality animation, but it turned out to be quite beautiful and pretty engaging so far.

    It's a metroid-style game in which you need to unlock powerups to advance to the next section of the level. It's been a pleasure to play.
     
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  2. Phage Arcane Manlet

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    Sorry men, wrong forum. This is the codex
     
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  3. Ivan Arcane

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    looks cool. but $20 though
     
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  4. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Yeah, I've played a few hours, been quite enjoying it so far. On one hand it cribs a lot of things from other games, not really bringing much new to the table - but the execution of the various elements is very well done indeed. So far the critical path has been easy to figure out / follow but some of the hidden pickups along the way have had a decent amount of challenge both in terms of puzzle solving and finessing the platforming.

    Overall would recommend it for the $20 to anyone with fondness for both Metroid and Rayman and looking for something new.

    The intro story section's a bit tedious though, just bear with it I guess.

    Also this got under my skin a little
    Guess I still haven't got used to living in a world where words don't mean anything
     
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  5. Martius Liturgist

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    I had no idea it will have anything to do with metroidvania. Well, maybe I will pick it up later on some sale or eariler if I will find better offer than typical extra tax for being rich European.
     
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  6. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    After playing this game I can't help but feel that Western Civilization is crumbling in on itself. Tree hugging, Disney music, and now this:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/com..._its_moon_studios_creators_of_ori_and/cpdto5e
    It's up to you to decide what Ori identifies as!
     
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  7. Havoc Cheerful Magician Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Why can't I select "They're kingcomrade (kingcomrade option)"?

    0/DORITOS. WOULD NOT VOTE.

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  9. Sizzle Arcane

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    My gf's been playing it for the last couple of days, enjoying it a lot. Looks very pretty, don't know about the story, though.

    It gets pretty challenging after a while, so it should probably be played with a gamepad (she insists on using the keyboard + mouse combo, old habits die hard).
     
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  10. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    It's not like there haven't been other games where your character is androgynous. Or is kirby some sort of beacon of masculinity to you guys?

    Anyways, the only thing I'm really concerned about in a 'mteroidvania' type game is how open it actually is. Because plenty of games claim that mantle, but the powerups are used as glorified keycards to get through specific obstacles in a very linear fashion. Dust, an Overly Titled Game, suffered from this a lot. Decent games in the genre provide multiple routes and redundant areas without the need to do some borderline glitch bullshit to go off the rails.
     
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  11. Havoc Cheerful Magician Patron

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    COLLUSION! YOU SEEN IT HERE FIRST PEOPLE! A YOURNALIST PISSES ON THE VOTING SYSTEM, THE ADMINS FIX IT ASAP!

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  12. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    It's been quite good to me so far. My biggest complaint is the mash-to-zap combat not really adding anything to the game. The production values are very good on this. The music doesn't get on my nerves after the first 30 minutes. The environments ar epretty and varied. The animation is smooth.

    The difficulty has been spot on so far, save for a spike in one section. A "boss fight" escape sequence where a single mistimed jump (and you have to do a lot of them in quick succession) kills you.
    Took me about 100 tries to get it right (open)


    It's ramping up steadily too with every new ability unlocked.
    It's €20, sure, but I think it's worth it if you like old school metroidvania-style platformers.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Game looks as queer as a two dollar bill. Or Jaesun.

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    :love:
     
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  14. Dev_Anj Learned

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    So do you like how the game looks or not, Metro? Because you agreed with a post making fun of the game and the thread's original post, yet you didn't say anything too bad about the game, and you even included the hugging emoticon in your post.
     
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  15. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Who are you?
     
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  16. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    What do you want?
     
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  17. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    This retard says "glorified keycards" like the keycard mechanic was ever bad.
    Also I notice the mods are more incompetent than ever.
     
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  18. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Keycards were good precisely because they weren't glorified. When you have to do some retarded shit like break a bunch of rocks just to go through a door in the one spot in the game you can use that ability, it's just a waste of time.
     
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  19. Dev_Anj Learned

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    I'm a person. Why did you ask? Are you going to answer my question, or just play along like this?
     
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  20. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    I'm not required to answer newfags. Are you the developer of this game? Or some other game? BTW, the hug was for Jaesun.
     
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  21. Dev_Anj Learned

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    The answer to both questions is no. I specifically asked that question because your post was a bit confusing in context with the agreement you showed towards a post. It should have been as simple as saying yes, no or kind of, but if you don't want to answer, it's up to you.
     
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  22. Weirdstuffinspace Erudite

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  23. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Welcome to the Codex.
     
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  24. Ninjerk Arcane

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    rekt
     
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  25. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    [Insert Benny the cab driver saying 'Welcome to Mars!' from Total Recall YouTube clip here.]

    (Can't believe no one has put that on YouTube)
     
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