Pile of Shame Sunday - 5th July 2020

Screenshot of the Institute's Father from Fallout 4
Shaun... I am your father... no wait, you're Father, uh... ow my head hurts

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.


  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 28%

I invested a lot of time with Primordia this week, meaning I had no time to play Quest for Glory II. I'll continue to play these smaller games that were purchased as gifts to me until I have enough space on my hard disk to finally install Far Cry 4.

Anyway, back to Primordia… it's a retro pixelart point 'n' click adventure game developed on the AGS engine (think early 90s point 'n' click adventures by Sierra) and it's pretty good as far as AGS adventures go thanks to decent voice acting, appealing artwork, an intriguing sci-fi story where you get to play as robots after Humans are long gone, logical puzzles and no dead-ends. The only downside with the game so far is that the world looks very dreary with a palette that mainly uses different shades of brown and grey but guess that's what you're going to get in a post-apocalyptic setting, right?

Fallout 4

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 56%

I finally made it to the Institute Headquarters and (here comes the plot twist) the leader of the Institute, the sworn enemies to three of the other factions in the game, is none other than Shaun, your son that was abducted 60 years ago, which means when you first meet him he looks like a much older version of yourself. He tries to convince you to join the Institute but considering all I experienced on the surface, I'm not inclined to believe that the Institute are necessarily the best to lead the Commonwealth to a glorious new era.

I managed to find a busted FEV lab which is where Virgil used to work before he defected. I found the experimental serum so I'll be sure to give it to him, once I find out how to actually leave the Institute.

Oh, also before going through the teleporter I gave Mama Murphy one too many chems and she eventually died of an overdose. All the Sanctuary citizens were all distraught for the grand total of one second and then they just stood there staring at her corpse. How odd.

Quest for Glory II

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 0%

I didn't play any Quest for Glory II this week but will give it a go soon.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]