When comparing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition vs Emily is Away Too, the Slant community recommends Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for most people. In the question“What are the best indie games on Steam?” Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is ranked 32nd while Emily is Away Too is ranked 65th.
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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 Evokes a sense of nostalgia
Pixelated art, Windows XP-style game interface, early 2000's versions of Facebook and Youtube featured in the game, as well as numerous pop-culture references (including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Eminem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers) will make players (given that they're old enough) nostalgic.
Pro Heartfelt story
You take the role of the protagonist who unexpectedly gets contacted by his school crush and gets caught up in a love triangle. Seeing the characters interact, holding back their feelings, voicing their regrets, and figuring out what love is makes for a heartbreaking experience.
Pro Your actions meaningfully influence the story
Emily is Away Too plays out differently, depending on the choices you make. The relationships can evolve in different ways, your actions can affect the situations other characters are in, you can discover different details about characters depending on how you approach the situations, etc.
Pro Features in-game apps, such as retro versions of Facebook and Youtube
This game builds upon the original Emily is Away game, but introduces some new interesting feautures, like profile customization in the chat app and new in-game services, like Facebook and Youtube.
Pro Low system requirments
This game only requires 512 MB of RAM to run. Total file weight is 100 MB.
Con Boring combat system
The combat system is kinda boring and repetitive. It's just about mashing buttons.
Con Boring, repetitive gameplay
This game revolves around narrative much more than action. The gameplay mostly consists of typing one of the pre-recorded answer templates into the chat app.