When comparing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition vs This War of Mine, the Slant community recommends Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for most people. In the question“What are the best Side Scroller games on Steam?” Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is ranked 6th while This War of Mine is ranked 10th.
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Pro Amazing art and atmosphere
Pro Controls are convenient
The keyboard controls are intuitive and just feel right. It can be a little difficult at times but it's a fair kind of difficulty, not the game screwing you over. This is part of the reason why the boss sections are so fun.
The upgrade system is nice and there are many secrets to be found.
Pro Great soundtrack
Very nicely made music.
Pro Great Metroidvania gameplay
Pro Creates a sense of fear
Through using the use of sound/graphics as well as how pertinent it is to find supplies, going out into the world where almost all interactions are fraught with danger give a real sense of fear as to not get killed by the worlds survivors. Every sound or shadow moving makes for a world that should worry the player and then some.
Pro Realisticly tough decision making
Users must make many choices in game that can result in many realistic consequences. Should the player take a gun out with them to scavenge, what if they run into enemies and didn't bring one? What if they brought the gun but now don't have room in their inventory to collect all the items needed to survive the next day?
Con Boring combat system
The combat system is kinda boring and repetitive. It's just about mashing buttons.
Con Crafting is difficult to grasp
While playing a huge role in the game the mechanics of crafting are not explained that well leaving the player to guess as to what they need to do, which can be frustrating.