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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 = 50%
I've now explored just about all I can for the areas that are safe to do so (without being melted by level 5 radiation) so I'm going to go back to Rodia to see if they have any more tasks for me. I also have two bags of Zeolite which are marked as Quest Items but I can't seem to give them to anyone, as of yet.
Lieutenant Woodson still wants cat litter, go figure.
- Picked by Luke
- Percentage Complete = 8%
I experienced a radiation storm for the first time in the game and it was pretty scary. It seems that no matter how careful you are in this game, you're still going to be exposed to some form of radiation at some point (as it should be, I guess, this is a post-apocalyptic wasteland after all). I stumbled across a particular town that wanted help in retrieving the locket that belonged to a farmer's (deceased) daughter. I managed to successfully do this so now another settlement has joined the Minutemen! I'm sure Preston Garvey would be pleased.
Police Quest II: The Vengeance
- Picked by Choona
- Percentage Complete = 0%
Firstly, it turned out that my fear about the gun sights not being adjusted properly came to pass: during a gunfight with Jessie Bains, you get mortally wounded and it's game over. So, I restored the game back to the beginning and sure enough, you actually get a point when your gun sights are adjusted correctly (however you don't get any other notification besides that… sneaky).
However, after making a bit more progress, turns out adjusting the gun sights wasn't the only thing I forgot to do. After recovering the body of the poor correctional officer, it turns out I need to retrieve some evidence although the game then notifies you something along the lines of "too bad you haven't got your field kit". It turns out that the field kit I need is off the screen at the very beginning of the game.
Oh Sierra, you never change…
[ The Pile of Shame ]