Ori and the Blind Forest prologue is after your tears

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I’ve told you about Ori and the Blind Forest. At E3, I was impressed by how ridiculously beautiful it was, while at Gamescom I realized that it was more than just a pretty face. Now we’ve got more insight into the story, and it really might make grown men cry.

Here is the prologue for Ori and the Blind Forest:

For those who don’t watch videos, here’s the description:

In the prologue to Ori and the Blind Forest, we learn Ori was separated from the Spirit Tree during a great storm. The gentle and nurturing Naru finds and rescues the orphan, and we quickly see a parent/child bond develop as the pair spend sunny days in the Forest of Nibel and feast on the bounty of nature’s harvest. Late one night, Ori awakes to a great sound echoing through the forest. It is the Spirit Tree calling out to Ori, but when Ori does not answer, the tree erupts with light and its power soon fades. Without the life energy of the great tree, the forest soon begins to die.

The music alone is a reason I need this game, but now they’re pulling a Disney on us and killing off a parent figure. I feel so sad for Ori already and I don’t even have the game. He kind of reminds me of a small child crossed with a cat, two things which I suppose are meant to elicit a caretaker tendency. Geez, that was just a 10 minute clip and it feels almost as emotional as the opening of Up. I might be too busy bawling my eyes out to play.

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Speaking of eyes, check out all these pretty screenshots to make your eyeballs happy after all those tears.

Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to Xbox One and PC later this year and it might just be a reason to grab the console.

Last Updated: September 19, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Grown men cry? HAH! You think that’s a tear? No, it’s my beer.

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    • Mossel

      Because real men drink beer through their eyes.

      • No, real men OPEN beers with their eyes! BOOM!

        • Viking Of Science

          You’re both Wrong, Beers open themselves out of fear in front of real men.

          • Mossel

            This makes more sense than it should.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I remember that advert, I’m pretty sure it was a woman.

        • Mossel

          But they don’t cry about it! xD

      • Splooshypooh

        I eat my sammiches in reverse too! Chicks dig it

  • Therant87

    nice

  • Splooshypooh

    Going to be following this with great interest from today

  • Decembermaloy

    Man…. who’s peeling those damn onions?!?!

  • Pieter Smal

    Beautiful. Will it be more touching than The Walking Dead or Valiant Hearts? I think so yes.

  • Nicholas Flanagan

    Real men can tear up or cry and have to lie about it to seem tuff. They accept it and if anyone has a problem with it, they kick their a$$!!!!! Then they open a beer and drink it as the haters cry in pain at their feet.

  • JJones

    MS should keep Ori and the Blind Forest on Xbox only. Most of the PC gamers will just pirate it anyways.

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