I am currently saving up for a new computer with a view to have it around my birthday come December 1. Right now I have a laptop that has served me rather well, but is really starting to struggle and definitely lag behind in what I need and want a computer to do.
The timing works out well, so I get a nice birthday gift to myself, I am not distracted by a new PC during NaNoWriMo, and I have time to both save and do research into what exactly I want – and can afford.
Research into parts is… going. So many options it can be overwhelming at times. But less overwhelming is knowing what games I want to play as soon as possible on a shiny new desktop that can actually handle it.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Given my love of Dragon Age, especially Inquisition, I’ve had many people suggest I play the third Witcher game. But alas, little potato laptop was never capable of running it and it’s remained a vague desire but nothing more. I’m super excited to hear a few familiar DA voice actors in there: fem!Hawke, Sebastian, and Blackwall.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
I managed to play the Tomb Raider reboot on my old desktop (just) but unfortunately my laptop was not able to play the sequel. I’m looking forward to playing both it and Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the future.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
I actually already own this, and have for a couple of years. Unfortunately it ran sluggish on my laptop, even on low settings, so I never really got beyond the tutorial. Oops.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
The only Assassin’s Creed game I have played through to completion is Liberation, but I do own several others. Once I get through those games (as I think some of the ones in the Humble Bundle I got will only work properly on a new PC anyway) I look forward to Origins, and then Odyssey.
I have an Overwatch buddy who is playing Odyssey right now – I can actually hear him play it over comms while we wait for matches – and he has nothing but good things to say about both games.
I’ve been excited for this game for a while. Vampires, London during the influenza epidemic, and by the DONTNOD team? Honestly, you had me at vampires, but the rest is great too. I really enjoyed both Life is Strange (have yet to start playing Life is Strange 2) and Remember Me (although I need to finish it, and will do so on a computer that handles it better), and enjoyed what I saw on the first few episodes of the Team Four Star let’s play for Vampyr.
So there you have it. There are so many games that have come out since I got my laptop that I wish I could play (especially since the last console I owned was a Nintendo 64), and these are but a few of them. And to add to that, all the games I want to play on a not-tiny screen, on settings that aren’t low, and that don’t require having a book on-hand to make it through loading screens.
Sooooooon. Soon I shall play them all.