I upgraded my PC last month. AMD Ryzen 3900x, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super, 32GB 3200 MHz RAM, 500GB M.2 SSD drive, 1.5TB of SATA SSD. Seeing as though my last PC was a mid tier build back in 2012, it's quite a substantial upgrade. Needless to say, I am loving it.
I played half of this game a few months ago and stopped because I thought it sucked. Every time it came up that I thought it sucked, Undertale fans fired back "did you complete it though!?" I got tired of this so I begrudgingly grinded out the last half of the game. Suffice to say, it only strengthened my opinion that it sucks.
Everything that people like this game for just didn't resonate with me.
I still play this daily. I'm trying to get to Champion 1 rank this season. What I like about this game is that even if i'm not in the mood to be competitive, I can just put an album on and do training packs and workshop maps. It's relaxing in a way. Not to mention all the fun you an have with modifiers in a private lobby.
Red Dead Redemption 2
I had some reservation about the optimisation of this game, but it runs great once you get your head round the mind-boggling amount of graphics settings. It looks great but I have had a few crashes, not too bad though. Overall I am loving it. It's a slow burn but it's one I am enjoying. The detail and depth of the world draws you right in; it certainly has a lot more life to it that the often barren feeling original (which was the first game I ever got 100% on).
At some points I think the writing is a bit plain. Also, the honour system seems a bit dumb. Doing a good dead feels kind of mooted when in the next mission you're wiping out an entire town's worth of people.
I've played about 15 hours of this and mostly had a fantastic time. The art and music is great. The controls are tight. The gameplay is challenging but not unfairly so. And revealing the world is a delight. However, I grew tired of the constant backtracking through the dungeons which is only accentuated by the quick travel system being is bit too spread out.
Then there's the horrible mechanic where if you die, your soul and money is held ransom at the point at which you died. If you then fail to reclaim it without dying again, you lose all your money. And you often respawn quite far away from the point at which you died based on the last bench you sat on. These benches act as save points and respawn points and again are quite spread out. Whenever this happened to me, I took matters into my own hands and modified my save file to get my money back. Check my PC privilege bro.
I understand that this a nature of these sorts of games, but it just laborious. I'm not sure I'll complete it.
Forza Horizon 4
I got 3 months of Xbox Game pass for PC with my new PC. This was the first thing I installed from it. It's as good as I hoped. The game is gorgeous, and the racing is varied. It treads the perfect balance between arcade and simulation.
It's also a pleasure to race around locations that I know and have attachments too. It's part of the reason I loved The Witcher 3. Not that I knew of any of the locations in it, but the medieval European countryside made me nostalgic for the country villages and market towns in which I grew up. Travelling environments that feel relatable to your own life makes a great game all the more special I think.
Lonely Mountains Downhill
Another from the game pass. A small but super fun game. The controls are tight and the sound is perfect. Though the graphic style is far from realistic, it captures the environments really well. A friend of a friend of a friend made this game and apparently he's pretty much set for life off of it. Fair play.
Golf With Your Friends
A dumb but fun game to play with you mates at the end of the night. Some of the levels are ridiculous, but you jsut have to embrace it. Not much more to say on it really.
Ace Combat 7 and A Plague Tale: Innocence
I bought these in the Steam sale but have yet to play them. I'm waiting to complete RDR2 first, otherwise my time will be too spread out.