|I wonder if this Jay Stolen is any relation to one of the game devs...|
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.
- Picked by Me
- Percentage Complete = 100%?
The game itself is fun too and it reminds me of games like Hacknet and Papers, Please, where the game does a really good job of immersing you into the role.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
- Picked by Me
- Percentage Complete = 50%
One thing I find annoying about this game is that the lip synching doesn't seem to work very well. Sure, it's difficult to get lip synching done well for actual voice but when it's pre-recorded NPC voices, you'd expect no issues.
I also noticed that while the music sounds similar to themes used in Star Trek media, you'll never actually hear any official licensed music; there's no TNG theme, TOS theme or Star Trek (2009) theme to be heard. I've also yet to encounter any prominent characters from the TV shows or the films yet, so while the game is good at emulating that Star Trek feel, it seems a bit disconnected from the universe.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
- Picked by Luke
- Percentage Complete = 74%
My next mission is deep in level 3 fort territory so in preparation for the mission, I think I will attempt to conquer the remaining forts in the game so I have a clear run for the objective.
King's Quest IV
- Picked by Choona
- Percentage Complete = 30%
Random encounters really don't belong in adventure games, the notable exception being adventure/RPG games like Quest for Glory 😉.
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