Ori and the Will of the Wisps
|a game by||Moon Studios|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the hugely anticipated follow up to Ori and the Blind Forest. This sequel is looking to take what that first game did and tighten things up and just make the game a better experience. Which is quite the task as the original game was something very special indeed.
I found part of the story of the original Ori game to be pretty darn heartbreaking. Orin and the Will of the Wisps is taking Ori to a whole new level. Ori now is heading out to explore past the forest of Nibel. The reason for Ori’s quest is to find out what he really is and what his destiny is. Also, looking for the Lost Ones is a huge part of the story of the game.
One of the things that is really amazing about Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the game's presentation. Ori and the Blind Forest looks amazing, but I feel that this game, even though it is not 100 percent finished yet looks better. The game is going to be enhanced for 4K and that is something I am very, very excited about. This game makes excellent use of color and I really cannot wait to see more of the world that they have created here.
I really have no complaints about the way that Ori and the Blind Forest played at all. However, the devs here have done a few things to make Ori and the Will of the Wisps more convenient to play. The first thing worth noting is that the game now has an autosave system which I feel is preferable over the way you would save you gave via Soul Links in the first game. Also, the progression seems a bit different this time around too. The upgrade system now makes use of shards that you collect instead of the rather basic way it was before. Again, the original Ori game was fantastic, but these couple of changes I feel could make the game a “smoother” kind of experience.
For me, the best way to describe the gameplay of Ori and the Will of the Wisps is that it is very much a Metroidvania kind of game. You will be exploring and finding new ways to expand the map as you go. It is very fun stuff and for fans of games of this type, it looks to have everything you would want. On the flip side of this though I must say that I do not think this is a game that will sway those of you who are not really into games of this style.
I really could not be any more excited for Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The original game set the groundwork for something amazing and this one looks to be even better. I just hope it does not tug on my heartstrings as the first game did. Which by the way if you have still not played you need to go and do it right now.
Anticipation Score: 9.5/10
- Truly phenomenal presentation
- A very pleasing soundtrack
- Lots of areas for you to explore
- Expands on the lore of the first game
- Great for fans of Metroidvania style games
- The story might be very sad
- Will probably not win over those who did not get into the first game