Pile of Shame Sunday - 3rd May 2020

Screenshot from Fallout 4
You get quite the view from the Bunker Hill Monument in Fallout 4

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 = 61%
I think I'm getting very close to finishing this game now as I've now branded two more Warchiefs meaning that's three down, two to go! It would've been even quicker if I didn't accidentally kill one of the Warchiefs instead… oops.

Fallout 4

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 45%
I actually visited Bunker Hill! Apparently in the world of Fallout 4 it's a marketplace for caravans but hey I still love the fact you get to visit all these historical locations in the game. I also cleared yet another building of raiders as I made my way to completing the next mission for the Railroad, but that's about it. It takes about an hour or more to clear each building in Fallout 4 and there are a lot of buildings to explore (it's a bit like Skyrim and its millions of dungeons!)

The Colonel's Bequest

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 100%
Finally finished this game and it had an interesting twist at the end, although it seemed a bit strange how the Colonel didn't seem that all perturbed by what transpired. I am very glad I had a walkthrough handy because I would have never figured out the puzzles on my own and it would've taken a ridiculous amount of time to figure out using trial and error. Some Sierra games such as the Space Quest series thankfully has little in the way of dead-ends however the first Laura Bow game is all about getting into unwinnable situations. If you don't do particular things that might seem trivial (e.g. visit a room at a certain time to see someone resting in bed or something) it could mean a certain flag isn't triggered meaning the game won't progress.

Anyway, I'm glad that game is out of the way. Looking forward to trying another SCI0 adventure now… maybe Conquests of Camelot (uh oh, another Sierra game I've never played before!)

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