Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Released: 11 Mar 2020
Reviewed: 23 Jan 2021
Platform: PC

Hollow Knight 2 is very similar to the first game in a lot of ways, but the design is all over the place. The visuals have been upgraded, but at the expense of gameplay. Hang on... wait, this isn't Hollow Knight? You're sure? Ok... so apparently this is an Ori game, but they've copied multiple mechanics from Hollow Knight. The badge system. The map maker. Even the summary screen where you can track game progress has the same caterpillar homes even though there are no caterpillars. Overall, it feels like the art direction took priority over gameplay. Really it should be 4 stars, but it's difficult to rate it that highly with ripped off mechanics, quick time events and odd design decisions.



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