Vic B'Stard writes: "Ori and the Blind Forest blew me away when I first saw it after Microsoft sneaked it out at last year’s E3. Nine months later we can now all play Moon Studios’ labour of love.
I’m not much of a fan of indie games. For every gem there’s a dozen or so bits of pretentious rubbish. I’m too long in the tooth and nowhere near hipster enough to be charmed by retro graphics. I suffered lousy visuals the first time around. I want to play games that look so good that my eyes bleed.
The beautiful-looking Ori and the Blind Forest is a pleasant exception to my usual distain for independent fayre. First-time developers Moon Studio, a collection of industry vets from around the world, spend four years crafting what is possible the most delightful platform game that I’ve ever played."