For various reasons (portability being a big one) I haven’t owned a gaming PC since 2008, having gamed on and off on consoles since then. However although I sold my monolith-shaped PC, I never saw the act as abandoning the platform, rather as taking a break. With the rise of Kickstarter and indie games I’ve been meaning to return to experience more of creative goodness that is possible thanks to the openness of the platform. I have been playing indie games on the PC since 2008, but my old laptop was a low end machine and that couldn’t even handle Freedom Planet.
Last weekend I bought a new laptop with a decent video card. Apparently The Witcher 3 is playable (just) on low graphics, so it should run any game. However, I didn’t buy it to play the latest triple-A games, as most of these don’t interest me (or they can wait), and it’s not intended entirely for gaming. It’s a Mac after all.
Game recommendations would be nice. I look forward to catching up the creative games that have been released in the last few years, as well as older classics, indie games, and games that step outside the status quo (even if they’re a bit rough around the edges). High quality multi-platform games that I never played on consoles are of interest too. I want to play a variety of games, so the game length should be capped at around 15 hours unless the game is exceptional.
So far I’ve played through the Tomb Raider reboot and Freedom Planet on it. I know that @Draikin holds Life Is Strange in high esteem, so I’ll likely play that once I obtain a copy of Windows. I noticed more than one person here has recommended The Longest Journey. I’ve never played that series, but it looks appealing.