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Just started this having got it off gamepass. Absolutely loving it... Feels like a decent challenge without being too difficult. One for the 'old schoolers'! 

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Booted this up for the first time last night and it is indeed gorgeous, more importantly it's a great Metroidvania, reminds me of a more colourful Hollow Knight with a gentler difficulty curve. 

 

Sequel this year too which should be X enhanced I guess, now that will be a looker. 

 

Game Pass is fantastic.

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2 hours ago, Stanley said:

Booted this up for the first time last night and it is indeed gorgeous, more importantly it's a great Metroidvania, reminds me of a more colourful Hollow Knight with a gentler difficulty curve. 

 

Sequel this year too which should be X enhanced I guess, now that will be a looker. 

 

Game Pass is fantastic.

 

I've played Will of the Wisps and it's awesome. Even more traversal options, some of the best ever in a 2D game, and much improved combat, arguably the weakest part of the original.

 

And yes, it looks amazing.

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On 23/12/2018 at 14:07, Muz said:

Just started this having got it off gamepass. Absolutely loving it... Feels like a decent challenge without being too difficult. One for the 'old schoolers'! 

 

Wait till you get to the rising water part. You'll swear like your life depends on it.

 

I am on the last part of the whole game and have been for months now, just can't do it, or put myself through the heartache.

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12 minutes ago, Pavey said:

 

Wait till you get to the rising water part. You'll swear like your life depends on it.

 

I am on the last part of the whole game and have been for months now, just can't do it, or put myself through the heartache.

I actually did that bit in about 10 mins... I know it's a bit cheap but once you know what obstacles are where, the escape challenges become simple. 

I finished the game with 87% completion and absolutely loved it. Haven't played a game like this in ages due to destiny addiction and its been a breath of fresh air. Immediately bought monster boy on the switch and I think it's even better than Ori! 

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Might have to get you round mine to do the last level!

 

(has been while since i turned it on, may go back to it tonight)

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Only thing that annoyed me about the game was that once you go into the final room to escape, you can't go back to mop up to get 100%...I couldn't anyway so but warned

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Must admit, I never really struggled with the water part of the ending. Each took me a handful of goes, but they weren't that bad. Hollow Knight certainly has trickier platforming sections. 

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I adore this game, the movement, the environments, music, level design & mechanics. I'm pretty far in now and I've enjoyed it far more than Hollow Knight. They're both good but this edges it for me, and whilst it's not easy it's not as uncompromising as HK.

 

Sequel this year :wub:

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I think I actually found this more difficult than Hollow Knight. Or, at least, more frustrating. More trial and error until you get it exactly right.

 

I gave up on it about halfway. The environments just didn't interest me, the combat was wishy-washy and unengaging and I didn't find the basic movements controls satisfying. Not too excited for a sequel on that basis unfortunately.

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The difference with Ori is that you can save anywhere you want and restarts are instant which considerably curbs frustration although there are a couple of tough sections where you can't save, they're over quick enough though.

 

I think control and movement is sublime and the combat is just about learning enemy movement and projectile trajectory, it's pretty cool I think and certainly not trial and error.

 

But those environments, oh man, just gorgeous! 

 

I just love all the mechanics too, it's an ingenious little game.

 

What does the definitive version add? (That's the one I'm playing)

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It let's you return to the game world after the credits roll - something the original version didn't. There's an extra location as well. 

 

I'm with Majora on this one, although unlike him I completed the game. It's a serviceable Metroidvania which relies on its looks to give it a pass. While the platforming is OK, it's a forgettable experience and the combat is terrible. 

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Ditto. I found the movement incredibly satisfying, and the failures were a quick route to improvement. In Hollow Knight I didn't like the combat, the movement, or the fact that long trudges after dying felt like I was wasting my life.

 

Bring on Ori 2.

 

 

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Yeah this was amazing and forget the graphics what about the soundtrack! Cant wait for number 2.

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How could anyone think the movement in this was just ok? Mental! It’s one of the best controlling platformers I’ve ever played. Maybe the best. Some of the escape sequences later in the game when you’ve got your full moveset are immense and exactly what the phrase ‘in-the-zone’ was invented for.

 

Brilliant game and can’t wait for the sequel. When is it out?

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1 minute ago, nakamura said:

Is this confirmed?

Yeah. One of the developers of Moon Studios said it's physically identical in every way to the XBox One version. 

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That's good news. I've not played it yet, I'm always wary of these overly pretty games as they often get a free pass because of their looks. But it's good to have the option to check it out on Switch. 

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3 minutes ago, nakamura said:

That's good news. I've not played it yet, I'm always wary of these overly pretty games as they often get a free pass because of their looks. But it's good to have the option to check it out on Switch. 

It doesn’t need a free pass in any way. It plays just as well as it looks.

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Yeah it's a fantastic game. I'm probably going to grab it again as I didn't quite finish it on the PC and I've put that away now. 

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This has an eshop demo now. While I've never really loved the game, I thought I'd see how good a port it is. The game looks stunning on the Switch. Seriously impressive stuff. 

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Yeah it looks and plays perfectly. Which means I’ll be waiting to play the sequel on Switch. Unless it ends up on Game Pass of course.

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7 hours ago, jonamok said:

Yeah it looks and plays perfectly. Which means I’ll be waiting to play the sequel on Switch. Unless it ends up on Game Pass of course.

 

Which as it’s a Microsoft published game it will be day one.

 

Gamepass - removing the need to buy games 

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Is it possible to resume a saved game in the Switch demo?

 

Played about 20 mins and had to switch off after saving. Loading it back up, there doesn’t seem any option to carry on with my saved game.

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