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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The second part of the metroidvania series, in which the players play the title ghost. In Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the protagonist leaves Nibel forest to discover his true destiny as he travels through an exotic world.

Arcade | fantasy | platform | 2D | metroidvania | side-scroll | | Xbox Game Pass

Ori and the Will of the Wisps cover

developer: Moon Studios

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

11Mar2020

PC XONE

17Sep2020

Switch

Dec2020

XSX

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the second installment in a series of metroidvania games developed by Moon Studios. The game was released within the framework of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, which means that when you players purchase the console version of the game they also get the PC version for free (and vice versa).

Plot

In Ori and the Will of the Wisps players once again assume the role of the titular Ori. This time around, young ghost goes outside the Nibel forest to discover his true destiny. Although there are many threats awaiting him in the exotic world, there are also allies who will gladly reach out a helping hand.

Mechanics

The gameplay in Ori and the Will of the Wisps is based on the formula known from the installment in the series. During the game, players observe the action from the side perspective, jumping between the platforms and avoiding traps and chasms. As befits a metroidvania game, the individual locations merge to form a vast labyrinth-like map. However, in order to gain access to many of these locations, it is necessary to solve environmental puzzles, gain certain powers, and learn skills that allow opening closed passages.

Authors have developed a new, more dynamic combat system for the game. The hero encounters both regular opponents and much more powerful bosses, which he has to eliminate using spiritual weapons, spells, and combat skills. In addition, as the story progresses, Ori learns new attacks and spells as well as unlocks new skills so that over time he can face more and more challenges. Regardless of this, however, the game features high difficulty level (just like its predecessor).

Technical aspects

2D, hand-drawn visuals of Ori and the Will of the Wisps look as beautiful as the visuals featured in the first installment of the series. On their journey, players are accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game may be frightening or scary for young children.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon X4, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950 / Radeon R7 370 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 10
  • Recommended: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 570 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 10
How to Make a Perfect Game? Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review
How to Make a Perfect Game? Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review

game review 10 March 2020 13:43

Ori and the Blind Forest was an outstanding game. Its creators were probably aware of this and knew that in order for the sequel to match the original, several changes had to be made. Did it work?

The Best Games of March 2020
The Best Games of March 2020

article 05 March 2020 16:05

The dry spell is over! March will bring an expansion to The Division 2, test our patience with Ori and the Will of the Wisps and NiOh 2, and then let us vent off killing demons in Doom Eternal and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Ori and the Will of the Wisps  Cutest Hardcore Game
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Cutest Hardcore Game

game preview 26 February 2020 22:24

Exactly five years after the premiere of the first Ori, one of the most pleasant surprises in years. the follow-up is just two weeks away. Does the second part have a chance to make an equally good impression on players?

New Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Trailer
New Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Trailer

news 09 June 2019 22:29

One of the games presented at the Microsoft conference preceding E3 2019 was Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The title will be released on February 11 2020, also in the Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Ori and the Will of The Wisps and Gears Tactics at The Game Awards 2019
Ori and the Will of The Wisps and Gears Tactics at The Game Awards 2019

news 17 November 2019 20:30

Microsoft is starting to inform which titles it will show during this year's The Game Awards gala on December 12 in Los Angeles. The first two confirmed games are Ori and the Will of The Wisps and Gears Tactics, but the list is expected to be larger.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Delayed; Watch Game's TGA 2019 Trailer
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Delayed; Watch Game's TGA 2019 Trailer

news 13 December 2019 04:36

A new trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps was shown at The Game Awards 2019. The video shows that the game will be released a little later than promised.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Goes Gold
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Goes Gold

news 29 January 2020 12:40

Moon Game Studios announced that the two-dimensional platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps has gone gold. Thus, we can be sure that the release date set for March will be met.

Beautiful Gameplay From Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Beautiful Gameplay From Ori and the Will of the Wisps

news 27 February 2020 11:47

A 20-minute gameplay from Ori and the Will of the Wisps was released online. The sequel to the acclaimed platform game Ori and the Blind Forest presents itself superbly, heralding the audiovisual feast that will begin on March 11 for PC and XONE users.

First Reviews: Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Touching and Beautiful Game
First Reviews: Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Touching and Beautiful Game

news 10 March 2020 13:22

First reviews of the platform game Ori and the Will of the Wisps, debuting tomorrow on PC and Xbox One, appeared online. As you can easily guess, Moon Studios delivered, although the large number of bugs can be annoying. Day one patch is to remedy the situation.

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Borderlands 3 With Good Launch on Steam

news 16 March 2020 13:42

Looking at Steam's list of global bestsellers, we can see that Borderlands 3, which has been available only on Epic Games Store for the last six months, is selling very well on Valve's platform. Other March releases - Doom Eternal and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - are also in the lead.

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