The launch of Ori and the Will of the Wisps is nearly upon us, and it’s time to absorb the critical response.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the long-awaited sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, the emotional platformer from Moon Studios. After suffering a couple of delays, Ori and the Will of the Wisps finally releases tomorrow.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps expands on the original game’s systems in almost every way. It has a bigger world with more NPCs, involved quests, and even more of Gareth Coker’s score. It also brings new movement abilities to our little hero, but most of all, it has a bigger focus on combat.
Puzzles do return, of course, as does the metroidvania style of world design. All of it in service of a new story that doesn’t ignore the – fairly conclusive – events of the original game.
But bigger, as we’ve seen time and again, doesn’t always mean better. Find out below if Moon Studios succeed in its quest to expand the world of Ori.
- IGN – 9
- Game Informer – 9.5
- PC Gamer – 81/100
- EGM – 4/5
- Press Start – 9
- GamesRadar – 4.5/5
- VGC – 5/5
- Destructoid – 9.5
- Worth Playing – 9
- Everyeye.it [Italian] – 9
- Vandal [Spanish] – 9.4
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is out tomorrow, March 11 on PC and Xbox One.