Pile of Shame Sunday - 15th November 2020

Screenshot of a base being destroyed in 8-Bit Armies
Overwhelm the enemy through sheer force of numbers!

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.

8-Bit Armies

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 15%

Zerging is still working but the missions are getting a bit tougher now - they send more AI enemies at you and they've got all the tech unlocked it seems. The only real threats to turrets are when they use artillery (since they can fire beyond their range). Too bad I don't have access to that tech just yet but I'll apparently get nuclear silos soon…

XCOM: Chimera Squad

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 13%

For the first time ever, the game crashed on me for some reason. On a particular mission that involved the destruction of a power core (that generates reinforcements if it isn't destroyed) when I got my Agent Terminal to try and destroy it, this would cause the game to crash. It's really weird. Anyway, the solution was to get somebody else instead to destroy the core and I did so by using Terminal's Cooperation ability (i.e. give somebody else on your team a turn during Terminal's turn). It's just as well I had the option though since if I didn't, I'm pretty sure I would've had to restart the mission again as it's a game-breaking bug. I read online that other players have had issues with bugs too including some poor souls that were playing the game on Ironman mode (in Ironman mode you can't choose when to save the game and you only have one save game file). Anyway, I've now saved enough money to upgrade the armour for all of my agents (yes!) and I'm also taking the risky move of getting Terminal to do some training which means I have no dedicated medic in the squad now.

Quest for Glory II

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 39%

I'm now up to Day 3 as a wizard. Not much to report since last time. Just plugging away to make sure I get back to the same spot I originally was at with my wizard.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]