Pile of Shame Sunday - 9th August 2020

Screenshot of the Museum in Kentucky Route Zero
There are a lot of bleak scenes in Kentucky Route Zero

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.

Kentucky Route Zero

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 40%

I spent most of my time progressing through Kentucky Route Zero this week and I've finally completed Act II again which means there's now three acts to go. Since the last time I played Kentucky Route Zero, the developers have added interludes in between the acts which offer more background story about the game's characters... although since the game is so surreal I'm not sure if it actually helps me to understand the plot better or just confuses me even more! What I do love about Act II is that it takes a humourous dig at government bureaucracies (low hanging fruit I guess, but hey, why not)?

I continued to have issues with graphical artifacts while playing the game... artifacts I didn't notice when I originally played the game the first time. So, I finally made a concerted effort to find out if there was anyway to fix this issue. Thankfully, after some digging, I found a Steam discussion thread where a user named "bakkaman" actually found a solution to the problem which involves forcing the game to run in Direct3D mode.

Fallout 4

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 57%

I spent a lot of time playing Kentucky Route Zero this week so I didn't get a chance to continue with Fallout 4

Quest for Glory II

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 9%

I spent a lot of time playing Kentucky Route Zero this week so I didn't get a chance to continue with Quest for Glory II

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]