Anyone else still following this thread besides me btw? It has been very quiet this year
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PC)
Liking what I've played of this so far, although parts of it are somewhat disappointing if I'm completely honest. Story has been a bit shallow, there is a lot less voiced dialogued than I had expected (and would have liked), there are no hand-drawn Ghibli cutscenes like in the first game and the combat (whilst a big improvement on the first game) has been a little too easy at times too, but all being said, I'm still having fun with it and glad I picked it up.
Parts of it do feel like a step back from the first game due to some of the above but there are
other things which #2 is better for; combat being one of them as already mentioned, the main story isn't any longer than it really needs to be (even if it could be better), and everything to do with Evermore is pretty great - building your kingdom, recruiting citizens to work there, researching, building etc. I actually really like the skirmish battles too for the most part, albeit a little grindy at times.
I decided not to buy Sea of Thieves too, just to note
[20:02] M.Steiner: Don't have much desire to play much more of it either if I'm honest, and I got access to it for a quid or so.
[20:06] M.Steiner: Plus having no real progression in the game doesn't help much. Only 2 ships, no other weapons to buy (just different skins/colours), missions are essentially just fetch quests which offer increasing amounts of gold as you gain rep, only 1 type of enemy (besides other players), and asking $60/£50 for it. It's a lot less fun to play solo than it is with a group too.
[Edit: Will make this a double game post]
Far Cry 5 (PC)
Main story wise, I liked 3 & 4 more, and I'm not too keen on how certain parts of it are structured in 5 either (like how you can get 'captured' and have a main mission thrown at you, interrupting whatever it is you were doing), but still, it's a really fun sandbox shooter.
Next new release for me will be God of War in just over 2 weeks (I have Yakuza 6 pre-ordered too but will be playing GoW first). Going to try & fit another backlog game in before then though (which will be my third, I'm doing pretty well with the backlog this year! lol)