USstreamer: Treat Your Eyes to Ori and the Blind Forest [Update: Stream Archived]

USstreamer: Treat Your Eyes to Ori and the Blind Forest [Update: Stream Archived]

Spend an hour in a lush, non-linear, wooded wonderland this afternoon at 5 ET/2 PT.

What's that, you say? A new metroidvania game comes out this week? Well, obviously I'm right there in the thick of it.

Hello and welcome to my second consecutive USstreamer. I hope you like drowsy male voices! Last week, I spent some time in Nintendo's original Metroid to take a look at where non-linear platform action games first truly came into their own. Today, we're going to explore the furthest point on the evolutionary chain, at least as far as visual fidelity goes: Moon Studios and Microsoft's Ori and the Blind Forest.

I'll be starting more or less from the beginning, in part to avoid spoiling what few spoilers this game possesses... but also because after the first hour or so the difficulty ramps up severely and I don't think anyone really wants to watch me dying repeatedly for 60 minutes. You'll be able to get a sense of the play and visuals while still leaving most of the interesting (and insanely cruel) parts to be discovered later.

Watch the stream here on USgamer or on our Twitch channel this afternoon! And be sure to check out the game when it launches tomorrow — it's frustrating, but definitely worth a look.

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