- Ori and the Blind Forest is a mesmerizing game with a storyline involving restoring the forest by finding elements of Wind, Water, and Warmth.
- Speedrun movements in the game include Flip, Jump, Backflip, Wall Slide into a Vault, Firsty, and Terra jump.
- There are four categories for Hall of Fame speedruns: Any%, All Skills No OOB, All Cells, and 100%.
- Ikewolf holds the fastest world record times for all four categories.
- Speedruns showcase crazy game-playing skills and superior game knowledge to identify single-frame advantages.
Watching an Ori and the Blind Forest speedrun is almost a crime against humanity. Ori and the Blind Forest is a mesmerizing and beautiful game. In fact, it’s somewhat painful to see it used for a speedrun. Nonetheless, plenty of gamers have taken a crack at setting a personal best (PB) that qualifies as a world record, so we’ll delve into specifics.
Ori and the Blind Forest Storyline
Ori lives in the forest with his adoptive mom. A gigantic storm flattens the forest and kills her. Ori heads out to find the elements of Wind, Water, and Warmth to restore the forest. Along the way, Ori faces off with many foes and meets many friends.
Ori and the Blind Forest Speedrun Movements
The goal of a speedrun in Ori and the Blind Forest is to Flip, Jump, Backflip, Wall Slide into a Vault, Firsty, and Terra jump your way through the game as fast as possible.
- Flip Jumps: Every third (repeated) jump earns you a front flip. It doesn’t save you any time, but it sure looks good!
- Backflips: Hold the button down for an extra split second, and you’ll have a backflip with a height slightly larger than a usual backflip.
- Wall Slides: Jump onto a vertical wall, and Ori slides back down a little bit. The steeper the wall, the greater the slide. Keep jumping until you reach the top of the wall, and Ori will launch over its lip.
- Firsties: If you land a jump and manage to jump again on the 1st frame, Ori will lose the ability to perform a double or triple jump. Pause long enough to jump on the 2nd frame, and all is well.
Ori and the Blind Forest Speedrun Hall of Fame
The Ori and the Blind Forest speedrun Hall of Fame can be interpreted in several different manners.
- The leaderboard is “so good” that new players aren’t able to crank into the elite tiers of Ori and the Blind Forest speedrunning gameplay.
- There’s less interest in Ori and the Blind Forest speedruns than in other games, like Quake, Doom, or Half-Life.
The first reason is that less interest may be the driving factor. That’s good news for you! You’ll be able to crack into the top ten in no time!
There are four categories for Hall of Fame speedruns: Any%, All Skills No OOB, All Cells, and 100%. Let’s take a look at each class.
|1 h 47m 12s
Except for 62nd place, all world record speedruns were set in 2015 or 2016. See what we mean by “not as active” as other (Quake) speedruns?
All Skills No Out of Bounds
It’s still a mad scramble, but you can’t go out of bounds.
DrHouse is breathing a bit of life into leaderboards that have been largely inactive since 2016.
You’ll be collecting all the ability cells, health, and energy as you hustle to complete the game.
Notice how close the first and second world record holders’ times are to each other? Having played Ori and the Blind Forest ourselves, any of these times are eye-popping!
You’ll be doing it all! Finish the map, scratch out the world events, and collect all the cells.
|1h 08m 47s
|1h 12m 46s
|1h 25m 02s
The most recent world record was set in 2017 by Revengeinthesky. Again, the possibilities are endless for you to jump in and set a new world record PB!
It was impossible to miss that Ikewolf has the fastest world record times for all four categories! Let’s delve into that a bit!
Ori and the Blind Forest Speedrun: Wrap-up
Ikewolf has clearly spent countless hours (and weeks and months) mastering the art of gameplay for Ori and the Blind Forest speedruns. At 1:27 into the run, Ikewolf casually mentions that he’s one frame ahead to get the jump. These are crazy game-playing skills and superior game knowledge to identify a single-frame advantage.
Is it the heavy breathing? The boundless enthusiasm? Perhaps the mad mastery of keyboard strokes? Combine all of these, and you have a very entertaining speedrun!
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