|Very Episode IV-like|
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 = 20%
Homefront: The Revolution
- Picked by Luke
- Percentage Complete = 5%
Anyway, I'm liking the "Red Dawn" premise of this game (except with North Koreans instead of Soviets). Your comrades get treated rather brutally in the first few minutes of the game which is unsettling.
In terms of gripes I have with the game so far I'm not enjoying the long load times and the fact there are the occasional graphical glitches (like assaults rifles floating in mid-air).
I'm currently playing the game on easiest difficulty but the game does punish you if you don't use stealth (at one point, I somehow got spotted by a blimp despite hiding under debris. This resulted in about 20 soldiers converging on my position and there was no way I could handle them all by myself).
Space Quest I
- Picked by Choona
- Percentage Complete = 100%
Anyway, the final part of the game was relatively easy and straight-forward (i.e. I didn't need to use a walkthrough – or maybe I just remembered what I did last time when I played the VGA version many years ago). So overall, despite this game being pretty tricky like a lot of older Sierra adventure games, it still seems like child's play when compared to the likes of King's Quest.
Oh well, on to Space Quest II after this and then Police Quest I after that: two games I definitely remember playing before, but will I remember enough to not use a walkthrough :)?
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