With Ori and the Blind Forest – which launched yesterday for Xbox One – independent developer Moon Studios’ goal was to create an action-platformer with a precise, modernized feel. The game effectively merges the micro with the macro, thrusting players into massive, sprawling levels and letting them traverse those levels with pixel-perfect accuracy. This is platforming, evolved.But first things first: as is apparent in screenshots (and even more apparent in motion), Ori is an absolutely beautiful sight to behold. Its graphical style is heavily inspired by Japanese animation – particularly the likes of Studio Ghibli – with glowing lights and various flowing flora filling every frame. While the game plays in 2D, the visual design is anything but, with layers of scenery that stretch deep into the background.