|The One Ring to Rule Them All|
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 = 60%
- Picked by Luke
- Percentage Complete = 42%
After joining the Railroad, I met with an old relic of a robot called P.A.M. which is a bit like the Hari Seldon of robots (i.e. she can predict the future by analysing groups of people as well as other factors: the larger the sample size, the more accurate the prediction). It might not be a subtle nod to Isaac Asimov but I like to think so.
Oh, one thing that still annoys me about this game by the way is the fact I can never remember how to exit power armour. I use it so infrequently that it is something I tend to forget and the game controls don't actually have it listed which means I have to Google the answer every time….
The Colonel's Bequest
- Picked by Choona
- Percentage Complete = 37%
Another annoying thing about this game is that things only occur at certain times. For example, you have to enter the colonel's room at 9:45pm exactly so that he's not there to witness you stealing his attic key. I guess if you don't go at this particular time, it could mean entering an unwinnable state.
The story itself though is not bad and just like every good murder mystery, everybody has skeletons in their closets… although I'm sure the butler did it.
[ The Pile of Shame ]