Its nice to act like this is something of a tradition, instead of the first time it actually is, so without further ado, here are the games I played during October and some short thoughts regarding my experiences with them.
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth:
Got it from Humble Monthly or something like that, ages ago, but finally played it in the end of September and finished it in early October. I was pleasantly surprised by it! Wanted to try it because the art looked nice and yes, it is indeed fantastic. The story is great, I cared about the characters and had a really hard time with most of the big decisions in it. By the way, its a story centric point&click adventure game, in a classical way, so don't expect the Telltale kind. If you want an interactive book, with a mature storyline, based in 12th century England, with absolutely stellar voice acting and beautiful art, then I recommend you pick it up.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
The primary game on my Switch (the console I use at work), so I only play it for like 5-6 hours a week, meaning that it will take me a few months to finish. It is a technically fantastic game, no question about that, truly a marvel. For the most time, I do enjoy it, but would have liked a more traditional leveling system. That is my biggest problem with the game. You hunt, you defeat countless monsters, yet these activities don't really make you stronger. Monsterparts are good for a lot of things and I understand that avoiding battle instead of rushing into it like a maddened Dwarf Slayer high on beer enough to intoxicate everyone in Altdorf is more realistic, but still. I'm a leveling kinda guy.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2:
You see what I did there? Made a Slayer comparison and now here we are? Ain't I clever or what! So to be on point, I love this game. Loved the first one, and the second managed to make everything bigger and better. Thanks to the weekly challanges I always make time for it (would be even better, if I had friends, but hey, public matchmaking is where the real hardcore go) and I'm absolutely loving the special events that they run. Good devs, great game, fantastic co-op experience and Warhammer. Enough said!
Space Hulk: Tactics:
A fundamentaly good game. I had some problems with the AI, the genestealer campaing is way too easy because of it, and I'm not a fan of taking away the RPG elements that the previous Space Hulk games had. It is nice that they wanted something that is more similar to the original boardgame, but maybe thats not the best idea for a videogame. I did enjoy my time with it and if the trailers, infos, gameplays made you interested, go for it!
Red Dead Redemption 2:
I'm 20% done and, my Emperor, this game is a marvel! Don't know when was the last time that I just moved around in a game, absolutely bewitched by what I saw, but in RDR 2, this feeling happens almost all the time. Breathtaking. It is hard to describe, its a you have to play it, to truly understand the beuty of it. Furthermore the voice acting and the story is great. I love every minute of it and RDR 2 might just be my game of the year.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales:
Oh boy, did I made a mistake getting this! I hardly feel any desire to finish this game, but I do realize that the problem lies not with the game, but with me, for not getting enough information about it, before buying. I wanted a Gwent game with singleplayer story, building a deck and tweeking it, getting awesome cards through decisions in the campaing, etc. What I got is mostly a puzzle game. In 60 or 70% of the battles I fought so far, I had to use specific cards that often not even part of my deck, had a specific objective, a single solution and a single round. It doesn't help, that seemingly I'm a fool or something, but my mind can't seem to solve those puzzles. So, yeah. Its not a bad game, but I sure as heck don't like it.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle:
This one is the latest in the list, because I bought it as a Halloween treat for myself (and because I'm a gigantic Jason fan, and I needed something a bit more easier to pick up and play on my Switch). What a blast this game is! The visuals and everything about is crazy like a fox on steroids, but the puzzles are actually very good. I have not finished yet, but so far I found the challange they provide is just right to make my mind work, while still being enjoyable. The daily puzzle is awesome, the Murder Marathon is insane and the fact that the ingame menu has an option that is „Ki-ki-ki Ma-ma-ma” and does nothing more than playing the iconic „Ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma” sound is beyond fantastic. I laughed for a good minute on that.