What I've Been Playing This Week (aka Pile of Shame Sunday)

Screenshot from Minecraft: Story Mode
Lukas looks particularly shift in this screenshot

The following post is part of a series of posts that are published every Sunday to update readers on what Mark G has been up to with respect to finishing off games on his "Pile of Shame". The games to target are picked by Choicest Games contributors Choona, Luke and Lanna. As I'll be talking about my progress through these games, there may be spoilers ahead, especially for games containing a narrative. Consider yourself warned.

Minecraft: Story Mode

  • Picked by Lanna
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
I've finished another Telltale adventure and so that's another game I can cross off the Pile of Shame! The final episode seems to be heavily inspired by "The Hunger Games" and at the part of the game where I was meant to make an inspirational speech, I apparently blew it (but that's what you get when you believe "honesty is the best policy": you tend to be too blunt and shatter people's dreams and delusions). Overall, I enjoyed the game although I still think it's one of the weaker games in my Telltale library, mainly because the stories seem to be better suited for tweens or teenagers.

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game Series

  • Picked by Lanna
  • Percentage Complete = 6%
Now that I've finished Minecraft: Story Mode, it's time to delve into yet another Telltale adventure - and it just happens to be another franchise I know little about (but the rest of the world do): Game of Thrones. As I've never read the books or watched the TV series, to me the game is just a generic fantasy adventure but the story so far seems intriguing despite the typical tragic backstory for all the main characters (i.e. murdered family members). And what exactly does the term "bannermen" mean? Is that the term used when a House is a vassal of another House?

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

  • Picked by Lanna
  • Percentage Complete = 25%
I haven't made any further progress on this – it's now on hold while I am distracted by Telltale adventures 😊.

Battlefield 1

  • Picked by Lanna
  • Percentage Complete = 10%
I haven't made any further progress on this – it's now on hold while I am distracted by Telltale adventures 😊.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 60%
I managed to finally get out of the Minotaur's Labyrinth and am now on a German U-Boat. Also managed to actually die a couple of times in the game which shows that in the early 1990s, you could still die in Lucasarts adventures (although the chances for this to occur are few and far between when compared to their Sierra counterparts).


  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 0%
Choona has yet to pick another Pile of Shame game for me to play!

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