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

Screenshot of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
Sadly, I have to say goodbye to The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

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 myself. 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.

Quake II: Quad Damage

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 60%
Wow, you can sometimes get lost on these maps since there is a lot of backtracking… fortunately, there are usually shortcuts. I'm now up to the "unit" called "Big Gun", which means I've finished 6 levels out of 10 so far.

For Honor

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 10%
Didn't play For Honor this week – had no friends to play with and wasn't keen on trying it by myself ☹.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
Yes! I finally did it! I got a "good" ending in Hero-U, although I was worried for a second that I wouldn't, despite all the extra work I did compared to my last playthrough; this is because even with all the class voting for me (except Sosi, of course) the teacher Gerhard was intent on changing the rules a bit to give other students a chance at winning. Thankfully it didn't come to that. I must say I enjoyed the game much more on the second playthrough, it's just a pity you can miss out on so much of the game if you're unable to open a particular door…

Stardew Valley

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 20%
On hold while I'm playing other games. 😊

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
Since I finished Hero-U, I decided to revisit one of the other games that I had put on hold so I delved into a bit of Sherlock Homes. The voice acting and lip synching can be pretty poor in this game and I can't believe how gullible Watson is when he mistakes a German (with a thick accent mind you) for an English prison guard. Definite /facepalm moment there.

Unfortunately, since arriving at the Whitechapel part of the game, the game keeps on crashing to desktop every time there's an autosave or even a manual save, meaning I keep losing progress, meaning I can't actually finish the game, which is a pity. On the bright side though, it means I have another game I can cross off my Pile of Shame…

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 65%
Yay! I finally got past that mission that involved sneaking around and rescuing Assassins/crewmates. Although, it seems like I'm still not too welcome. I decided to spend time attacking forts this week and managed to capture Eleuthera and Dry Tortuga. Not sure what good that will do me but I think the waters are at least safer for pirates now. Yaaaarrrr!!!


  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
Choona is still deciding what I should tackle next on my Pile of Shame.

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