Very Quick Tips: Ori and the Blind Forest


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Ori and the Blind Forestmay not be the most complicated metroidvania in the world, but there are a few tough decisions to make from time to time.

Here are a few quick tips to ease you in.

General tips:

  • You don’t actually need to grind in Ori, but it never hurts to top off your experience bar to the next level if you’re approaching it. Most enemies will respawn if you move off the screen.
  • It actually is worth getting the life and energy upgrades. If you ever see them on-screen, make an effort to track down their location and grab them.
  • Need to make sense of the three skill trees? The bottom one focuses on attack, the middle is location based, and the top-end is utility and movement.
  • You do want to spread around your skills and not focus on just one tree at first. Get all of the “level 1” skills, then start to focus to get the most out of one tree next. My suggestion is to go all out for the top tree, as the triple jump and shield are two of the best abilities in the game.
  • Don’t underestimate the charge shot on bosses. It can rock a quarter health per shot on lower levels. Use it if you’re having trouble for bigger fights.
  • Save often and do not forget that you have the power to save in your hand manually. If you’re full on energy, you may as well save if you haven’t for a few minutes.
  • When you get to what feels like the final area of the volcano, don’t interact with the object if you want to further explore the world. After the ensuing finale, you won’t get to replay your current game.