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

Screenshot from Hypnospace Outlaw
Citizen JayTholen has ASCENDED

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.

Hypnospace Outlaw

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
At the encouragement of Jay Tholen (one of the developers of the game) I decided to press on with the epilogue and I'm glad I did. I would've probably missed out on quite a bit though if I didn't read a passing comment on a forum on how a certain app is meant to be used (although, I probably would've figured it out eventually) – besides, there's apparently a way you can get hints from the game too if you're ever stuck.

Loved all the references to the 90s and the Internet, including old school text-to-speech packs and the ability to make these speech packs pronounce your nickname properly! There's even a reference to Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music in it too 😊.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 50%
I didn't get around to playing Star Trek: Bridge Crew this week – was totally absorbed by Hypnospace Outlaw as well as doing my usual "dailies" in Battlefield V. I won't be playing games next week either but when I get back to it, I'll be doing my best to finish off playing this game 😊.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 74%
I didn't get around to playing Assassin's Creed IV this week either for aforementioned reasons. Not sure if I'll be able to finish it when I resume playing games but I'll definitely try and put some more time into it!

King's Quest IV

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 30%
I didn't get around to playing King's Quest IV this week either for aforementioned reasons. Since I'm following a playthrough though, it shouldn't take long to scratch this one off the list when I resume playing games 😊.

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