When comparing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition vs Shelter, 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 Shelter is ranked 48th.
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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 Sense of loss and failure
By tugging at the players heartstrings when a child is lost due to elements in the game, the player ultimately feels a sense of loss and failure.
Pro Interesting use of design to communicate danger
A shadow of a looming bird or the sound and look of rushing water signals looming danger for the mother badger and her young offspring.
Knowing your children may be taken at any time gives you a sense of danger/suspense not typically found in non-military games.
Pro Absolutely fantastic and original art style
Hands down one of the most original and interesting graphic art styles used in a modern game.
Con Boring combat system
The combat system is kinda boring and repetitive. It's just about mashing buttons.
Con Food is too plentiful
As long as the player takes advantage of every piece of food they run across there will be no feeling of impending urgency to feed the cubs.
The full game is only about 90 minutes long.