We air dash, double jump and float out of harm’s way in Ori and the Blind Forest.
Developer: Moon Studios | Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios | Release Date: March 11, 2015
Mike, Jacob and special guest Nick O’Hagan-Wong get caressed by the game’s wonderful art and music, died over a thousand times collectively and enter the Left Behind Quiz Corner for the first time. Do they exit? Listen to the end to find out!
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Players: Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)
Special Guest: Nick O’Hagan-Wong
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Show Notes (spoilers):
- 2:00 What is a Metroidvania game?
- 3:00 The Rabbids invade the Left Behind Game Club
- 3:20 The story of Ori and the Blind Forest and the name game
- 5:55 Ori is Jesus and Sein is the Holy Spirit?
- 6:40 The upgrade tree
- 8:25 Who died the most through their playthrough?
- 10:45 How about that jump?
- 11:55 Jacob shares Alex Newhouse’s description of Ori and the Blind Forest
- 12:35 Airborn Studios does stuff for everyone [Twitter]
- 13:40 The crew talks about their favourite upgrades
- 16:25 The gravity puzzles
- 19:55 Using Soul Links well
- 21:35 A Dark Souls comparison and other Metroidvania games
- 23:45 This game looks so good.
- 26:05 “Jacob’s gonna hate this.”
- 29:20 What about the story and the characters?
- 32:15 A Legend of Zelda connection?
- 33:15 The game’s language
- 34:05 Jacob brings in Home Alone 2 (somehow)
- 35:25 Nick got fired up by the difficulty
- 38:05 Mount Horu was tough
- 42:00 Escaping Kuro again and the final sequence of the game
- 46:00 The crew enters the Left Behind Quiz Corner
- 49:20 Our final thoughts about Ori and the Blind Forest
- 50:40 The podcast was nominated for three awards at the Canadian Podcast Awards!
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