Unhinged achievement in Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition


Complete the game on One Life Difficulty

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How to unlock the Unhinged achievement

  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,663,521
    11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 03 Feb 2020
    106 3 177
    Wanted to give you guys everything I know about this (which is mostly obvious if you've tried it).

    Note: Some users have reported that pressing A before the end dialogue is complete stops the unlock. Just in case, don't press anything until the ach unlocks or you are sent back to the main menu after finishing Mt Horu.

    NOTE: If you die and the game starts you back at the beginning, quit out and delete that save file before re attempting this. If a death registers on an attempt that save file will never be able to unlock the achievement so it is important to start a new save file before continuing.

    1. Yes, you can save your game, so it doesn't have to be done in one sitting.

    2. You cannot make a backup of your save like the other modes. If you try, it just moves it.

    3. You dont have to be online when you finish the game. This is hit or miss though. If you finish the game offline and this doesn't unlock when you reconnect, try closing the game and deleting the reserved space. Don't delete your player data, just the reserved space. Then relaunch the game while connected to live and see if that pops it. If not, you may have to re-do it, or at least re-complete the final escape while online.

    4. If you're struggling, play offline until you've made 10-15 minutes of progress. Reconnect to live, save your game, then close the game and re-launch it. Load your game and save once more (to ensure your save syncs with live). Go offline again and try to make some more progress. If you die while offline, just delete your local save file (and the 1gb of reserved space, just in case). Reconnect to live and launch the game to re-sync with the older save file on live, then go offline to try again. I have confirmed that this method works.

    5. If you happen to die while connected to live, pause IMMEDIATELY when you die, before the game over/retry screen comes up. Dashboard and delete your save data and the reserved space. Launch the game and re-sync with live, and if you're lucky you'll have the last synced data instead of starting over. See Razorpriest's comments below for confirmation that this *can* work.

    6. Try to do this legit, even if you cheese it for the achievement. There is nothing more satisfying than completing this game on One Life mode without dying, without using any crutches.

    Successful run starts at 1:34:30.

    And just for extra reference material, a 100% completion speedrun on One Life. smile

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    LifeExpectancyThe only problem with that is you'd be playing on a save file where a previous death had registered which negates Unhinged on any subsequent plays on that save. Aka if you see a wisp from a previous death, you won't be able to unlock unhinged. You need to exit out, delete the save, and start fresh on a clean save file.
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 29 Apr at 01:19
    Edward AntonymAh, I hadn't realized that. The note above makes sense in light of that. Seems kinda dumb not to allow it though, since a death does restart game progress.
    Posted by Edward Antonym on 02 May at 04:34
    Edward AntonymThis achievement is definitely bothering me. Even using the PC and knowing where the files are, I somehow will still end up with a dead file. I think the latest debacle deleted all my files from the cloud. Even going back to the Xbox One shows them all empty. I have copies of the folders on my desktop, but it doesn't seem to recognize them when I copy anything back. :|
    Posted by Edward Antonym on 03 May at 03:53
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  • luhosenpailuhosenpai61,960
    16 Jun 2021 16 Jun 2021 16 Jun 2021
    0 1 0
    I managed to finally get this yesterday after about 3 days from starting the game. If you're looking for tips, this is how I worked for it:

    - first playthrough play through the game just to get familiar with everything
    - then make a Hard file and practice through that some more, you can play your one life's simultaneously. use the hard file to practice certain areas
    - watch videos so you know exactly what to do, speed run the one life to minimize potential death
    - make multiple one life saves (max I had 3-4 going) just as a "backup" in case you accidentally die in one of your files. remember if you die you have to replay everything, which is a huge time waster. I had 4 one life saves at Forlorn Ruins and went down to my last save and took it all through Mt. Horu to secure the achievement, so it definitely helps.
    - there are about 4 insta kills I was worried about: 1) lasers at moon grotto, 2) kuro insta kills, 3) lasers at forlorn ruins, 4) lasers on the way to Mt. Horu. other than that, Mt. Horu itself is a cakewalk after repeated practice
    - if you find yourself losing some life, even taking the slightest bit of damage, didn't make a proper jump, it's no big deal. just pause and quit.
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