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Ori and the Blind Forest Xbox One review - Vic B'Stard's State of Play

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."

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ninsigma946d ago

Finished the game today. It really is the best game I've played this generation. Couldn't give a crap that it's indie. The devs have created a gorgeous world filled with characters we want to root for, with the most fun gameplay I've seen this gen and awesome level design, all topped off with a heart breaking story. To sum it up, the game is Beautiful.