Wait… Did Ori and the Will of the Wisps copy Hollow Knight?

When Ori and the Will of the Wisps released last year, there was a ton of discussion surrounding its similarities to Hollow Knight. But how similar are these two games? And what have the developers of Ori said about all this? This video will discuss all that, as well as the history of the Metroidvania genre, and how we talk about inspiration and imitation in the games industry.

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Video Chapters:
0:00 Spoiler Warning
0:09 Introduction
07:38 Part 1. What is a rip off?
17:27 Part 2. A brief history of Metroidvanias
36:16 Part 3. The Perfect Metroidvania
56:09 Part 4. Let’s actually compare these games, why not?
1:14:22 Part 5. Conclusion