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

Screenshot from Fallout 4
Meeting up with the Brotherhood of Steel

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.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 22%
Not much to report with respect to Shadow of Mordor. I completed some more quests so that I could earn points in order to unlock abilities and rune slots. I was much more successful this week at taking out enemies. I haven't actually progressed the main storyline though so maybe I should do that next time I play... maybe...

Fallout 4

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 29%
I've spent a lot of time with the Brotherhood of Steel this week and as a result have been promoted to the rank of Knight. I've met the leader of the Brotherhood of Steel called Elder Maxson but he seems to be fashioning the Brotherhood off the Warhammer 40K Space Marines since they're all about purging anything that doesn't resemble a human nowadays. Case in point, they want to wipe out all synthetic life they encounter but on the plus side, that does include the Institute. The last mission I did was wiping out a bunch of Super Mutants that were sitting on a stockpile of nuclear weapons, so it seemed prudent to get rid of those guys. After the mission, I returned to Sanctuary to reunite with Piper and offload some of my unwanted inventory items.

Quest for Glory I (EGA)

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
I'm now playing as a mage and I love it. Puzzles surprisingly make more sense and I almost have all spells unlocked which means I'm able to play Erasmus's game. I'm still pretty terrible in a fight though, but then again, you're meant to use your spells at range like flame darts, right (except the flame darts seem pretty weak at the moment)?

I still find it annoying how you have to wait for things to happen which usually involves losing some stamina so you can rest to pass time. Since the mage is so weak at the beginning, even fighting some goblins to pass the time is a risky proposition. Maybe I should've invested some points in climbing (so I could tire out from the climbing and then get some rest :P)?

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