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

Screenshot from Wasteland 2
Post-apocalyptic wasteland. Post-apocalyptic wasteland never changes

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.

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 18%
I took a tour of the museum at Ranger Citadel and also found the infirmary. The infirmary is run by a doctor who's apparently suffering from lung cancer, however the cartographer nearby the museum and infirmary mentions that there may be a cure for cancer in an irradiated town called Darwin Village. So, I went through the irradiated wasteland and it turns out there are a lot of zombies or mutants there. It means I have to use quite a bit of ammo to take them down, but since they're slow, shambling things and they don't shoot any projectiles, it means I can just have my team stand in a line and pick them off – no need to worry about cover!

One thing that is hurting my squad though is whenever they trip over land mines. Apparently, Perception is a skill you require in order to spot traps not Demolitions which is used for disarming traps (who'd have thunk it). Unfortunately, none of my team have any points in Perception and if you don't already have quite a few points invested in it, you're going to be tripping over a whole lot of landmines and losing a whole lot of health. Now that I've discovered the error of my ways, I've invested some points in Perception for my doctor but it might be too little, too late.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 97%
Yep they don't call this game Assassin's Creed for nothing which means MOAR STEALTH missions…. ARGH! The whole of Havana ends up being a restricted area in the last mission I played and despite the main goal being to assassinate Torres, it turns out the target is El Tiburon instead (which means “shark” in Spanish – you learn something new every day). Torres apparently slipped out of Havana and the next mission has him hiding behind an impressive armada. I'm hoping I won't need to actually fight the damn thing since my ship is probably not up to scratch (which means I will need to grind some more in order to upgrade it).

Space Quest I

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 52%
I didn't play Space Quest this week but I'm very close to finishing I think (especially when you consider that I'm using a walkthrough now).

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