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

Screenshot from King's Quest III
He doesn't just takes the ingredients from you...

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.

For Honor

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 10%
Didn't get around to playing this.

Stardew Valley

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

Battlefield V

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
Not really much to say about Battlefield V this week besides the fact I'm enjoying it despite all the bugs I've mentioned before. I probably should give the most recent War Story a go before finally giving a review.

Urban Empire

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 75%
I didn't get time to play Urban Empire this week. Was mainly focusing my time on Battlefield V again.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 54%
I didn't get time to play Black Flag this week. Was mainly focusing my time on Battlefield V again.

King's Quest III

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 0%

Since I finished Sid Meier's Pirates! last week, I started playing a Sierra adventure game (in accordance with Choona's suggestions) and since I've already completed reviews for both King's Quest I and King's Quest II, I thought it was only fitting that I continued with King's Quest III. I think I must have set a new record of dying in a Sierra adventure as it took me only 8 minutes to do! Apparently, stealing magical ingredients (which I had no idea about) can cause you to be executed by the wizard Manannan who is holding your character, Gwydion, hostage.

I also found the text for the introduction to be a bit too fast to read so it's probably just as well that the introduction loops. Also, the 1987 interface seems to have only added a mouse cursor but it doesn't really do much else – you still need to use the text parser to do things.

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