Ori sequel comes soon, Fuser, Project G. G., more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to your daily gaming update for Thursday, February 27th. Lots to get into here today, so let’s jump in.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps releases soon!

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the best video games I have ever played, and the sequel is coming in two weeks. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is being described as larger, deeper, and more pretty than the first game, and I am so ready for it. The most important change that you will notice is that combat is a little different. Previously it was almost a sideshow, and it was pretty clear the game was meant to be a platforming and exploration game first. Well this time you are wielding a melee and a ranged weapon, which look pretty cool. They’ve also reshaped the skill tree system, where it is now more of a playground than a linear investment. On the technical side of things, it’s going to be a lot more visually stunning, which I didn’t even know was possible, thanks to two changes. First, they’ve moved to full 3D models, which was not previously the case. And second, it is fully 60 frames per second, in the last game the character animations were 30. Eurogamer sums it up nicely here, “[it’s] bigger, better, and fixes so many of the gripes people had with the original. What’s really fascinating about it though, is how it’s elevated the Metroidvania form to what looks and plays like a triple-A production.” That’s coming out on March 11th, and I will most likely be playing it on day 1 to let you know how it is.

Harmonix announces DJ game Fuser

A new game has been announced by Harmonix, creaters of Guitar Hero, and most recently the VR game called Audica. Well their newest project, Fuser, is all about music mixing, or I guess DJ’ing would be another way of saying it. Unlike DJ Hero though, this one is all about the music, and creating that music on your own. Also unlike a lot of their games, you play this with a controller, so no plastic accessories. So in its simplest form, the game ships with 100 songs. The gameplay gives you four discs, each one a song of your choice, and you can break those songs down into either drums, bass, lead instruments, or vocals. Then mix those however you wish, with the tempo adjusting automatically. It’ll have a campaign and freestyle mode, and interestingly there is also multiplayer, so we’ll how that shakes out. It comes out this fall, releasing on PC and all the consoles.

Platinum announces game 2 of 4, Project G. G.

Platinum Games has also announced their newest project, which is the second of 4, of course the first one was The Wonderful 101 remake. This one is called Project G. G., and they’re pretty early in the process, but the trailer shows these absolute giants in the middle of city squaring off to fight. It’s being described as the final entry in a trilogy of hero works, so the first was Viewtiful Joe, then The Wonderful 101. This will also be their first self-published game, which we know they’ve been wanting to do for a while.

GOG.com implements 30-day no questions asked refund policy

And in the final story for today, GOG.com has expanded its refund policy. Now, you can get a full refund for a game up to 30 days after purchasing it, no questions asked. This an interesting one, because GOG is all about DRM-free game, meaning you can download the executable and own it forever, meaning you can theoretically return the game while still being able to play it. In response to this, they said “We trust that you’re making informed purchasing decisions and will use this [updated policy] only if something doesn’t work as you expected.” So they’re putting their trust in the hands of gamers, but it looks like they don’t think the system will be abused, so hopefully that is the case.

I’d like to thank you very much for tuning in here today, and thank you to Sarah for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon. I will be back tomorrow with the news, as I am every Monday-Friday, so until then, Happy Gaming everyone.