The thing about Saturday morning cartoons is that they’re packed into thirty minute segments. Yes, they’re often shallow subplots, but luckily they resolve before overstaying their welcome. Shadow Complex doesn’t do that. It draws out a weak narrative and rarely rewards the player for continuing on. From a gameplay perspective the bosses speak for themselves; they’re bland and muddled. Looking back there is fun to be had sprinkled throughout, but the finale is so sour that it’s hard to see those moments.
Ori and the Blind Forest was great when it first came out and it's still great in the Definitive Edition. It has an emotionally effective story and gameplay that is worth the price of admission alone. Once finished you'll come back to these comments to connect with someone who also understands the journey you took. Now go save Nibel in what's sure to be a classic in the platforming genre.