Ori and the Blind Forest Impressions
It's a beautiful platformer with great sound design. It set a mood and made me feel for the characters within the first ten minutes. It seems like it has high production values and offers a lot for platformer fans.
I'm coming to realize that I may have played so many platformers in my life that I'm not nearly the fan I used to be. I'll still sit down and love all my time with a new Mario game... but beyond that I'm finding the genre less and less interesting. Everything feel derivative and samey.
That's how I feel about Ori and the Blind Forest. I can tell intellectually that it's a really good platformer with fantastic art direction and a story to tell. My problem is that moment to moment it's not doing much for me in the gameplay.
I'm going to set this one aside and if I'm ever in the mood for a solid platformer that's not Mario I'll come back to it.