Ori is a beautiful sidescrolling action platformer announced during E3 2014 by Moon Studios, an indie game developer. Ori and the Blind Forest not only tests your reflexes, but also tries to break your brain. This game arrives on Xbox One and PC on March 11th for $19.99 USD.
“It starts out simply enough; you’re upside down, maneuvering through levels. But as you work through the ruins, Ori and the Blind Forest messes with you, forcing you to think about space differently. Gravity becomes another tool in your arsenal, and by maneuvering around the floating blocks, you can reach new heights (or “plummet” to your death sideways, if you’re not careful),” Microsoft explains.
The game features some interesting dynamics. You cant jump or wall climb because the orb you are carrying is heavy. But the game features landscape that is vertical. So how do you navigate through it? The Light Vessel you are carrying allows you to walk up certain walls, shifting your gravity to wherever your feet are placed, but be careful, some of the walls can kill you.
You can also set a checkpoint nearly anywhere in the level using a Soul Flame. As Microsoft explains, there are still save points throughout the level that automatically serve as checkpoints, but they’re few and far between. The Soul Flame system allows you to set a checkpoint anywhere, allowing you to celebrate the accomplishment of conquering a particularly challenging puzzle or battle, while ensuring you won’t have to go back and do it all over again in case you die.
You can read more about the game at the VIA link below.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One