Tagged With ori and the blind forest

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Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania game where players progress through different areas and unlock new skills along the way. Each new skill gives the player new movement options that open up new areas and let them explore all the nooks and crannies of previous areas.

The Ori Randomiser mod takes that, mixes it all up in a giant bucket and spits it back out in a new way to explore.

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I really don't want to work out how many hours I spent playing the Sea of Thieves final beta this weekend. It was many hours. Probably too many. There was a nagging thought in the back of my head the entire time: This feels like a console game. That in itself isn't a problem but I was playing on PC and the effect was somewhat jarring.

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DICE's all-peer-based voting panel must have had a great time hacking supermutants apart to Skeeter Davis's End of the World, 'cause Fallout 4 took three awards home, including Game of the Year. But of course, Fallout 4 wasn't the only big winner at the 19th DICE Awards.

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February saw the first of the year's major AAA titles land -- or at least the ones that were delayed from 2014 -- but March was when gamers truly got to get excited. Sony got some more exclusives. Indie darlings dropped their long-awaited sequels. Some long-awaited Kickstarter projects were finally released to the public, and there was even a new Mario Party to crow about.

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Pleasant. If I had to sum up Ori and the Blind Forest in one word, that would be it. The new Xbox One and PC platformer looks like a magnificently drawn kids' fantasy book sprung to life. It has the lush, magical aesthetic and inoffensive charm that gamers have come to accept -- and expect -- from indie games.