Pile of Shame Sunday - 14th June 2020

Screenshot of Boston from Fallout 4
Quite the view

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.

Far Cry 3

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 80%
It's interesting that the next mission I'm up to gives me a warning that I can't return to the island once I initiate it, so must be a pretty important one. I've forgotten everything that has happened in the game so far because the last time I played it was about 2 years ago (so I guess the story didn't really have that much of an impact on me, or it's so confusing that it's hard to follow). In the end, I had to read the Wikipedia article for Far Cry 3 to figure out why I was on an island, filled with privateers and a commando with a German accent.

Meanwhile, I'm getting a lot of satisfaction taking out enemy camps without causing the alarm to go off… it's so much easier if you've got a silenced sniper rifle and pistol too!

Fallout 4

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 53%
I completed another main storyline mission where you had to locate a Courser and recover its chip. Now I need to get it analysed and it'll be my ticket into the Institute. Despite there being a lot of Gunner corpses that littered the corridors as I made my way to the Courser, taking it out didn't turn out to be too difficult.

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 44%
Finished the Jerusalem Bazaar segment but I had to use a walkthrough. It was as I expected: I had to perform a lot of fetch quests around the bazaar but helping everyone out with their problems is something you'd expect of King Arthur as he tends to be the sort to do good deeds (not to mention the whole thing is a test by the Goddesses, to see if Arthur is truly worthy of pursuing the Grail). One annoying part was I had to request to buy something that the merchant didn't even mention was on sale, so not sure how you're meant to normally figure that one out. I managed to avoid temptation with the Priestess Fatima, just like Galahad did (no walkthrough needed to avoid that obvious trap) and had to consult the manual and the Internet for the Six Goddesses puzzle (if this were the old days I would've written down the symbols earlier on, so thank God for Google). I think I'm very close to the end now, meaning another game I could potentially review.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]