Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Just as sad, but way more forgiving

Whenever I think back to 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest, I remember this difficult, beautiful and amazing video game. Actually going back and re-reading my entry on the game during my game of the year ranking that December; I wasn’t actually quite as in love with the game as my fond memories would seem to suggest.

Having now played the sequel, it kind of makes more sense in hindsight. These game’s greatest strengths always lay in their tone and presentation. Telling a hauntingly, beautifully presented story dealing with themes of loss and renewal. It was a game pulled along by its music, its art and its style, so much so that pretty much everything else about the game becomes a secondary memory.

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Wooderon Games of the Year 2015: #9

Yesterday felt like a booby prize in a way. It’s a shame because there have been a ton of great games this year, but as it turns out; I haven’t played enough of them to feel confident enough to add some of them to the list. However, as I may have come to yesterdays entry with some hesitation, the list from here are all winners.

As I said before, this is all my opinion and the games I personally got the most enjoyment out of. I’m not rating these games critically, think of it more at the top games I recommend you play after the year is up. So, I’ll give a recap of the list so far and then move onto the new entry:

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