Pile of Shame Sunday - 6th December 2020

Screenshot of Breach screen for first Progeny mission in XCOM: Chimera Squad
The fish markets of the future look a lot like the fish markets of today.

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 = 25%

I actually had a challenging mission for once. This one has you having to destroy refineries which isn't too difficult but you're up against two AIs with stacks of doom consisting of hundreds of choppers and you have to babysit a friendly AI at the same time and ensure its HQ isn't destroyed. While I was taking out one of the enemy AIs this left the friendly AI to the mercy of the other enemy AI's stack of doom. Thankfully, the enemy AI sparingly used it so it bought me time to eventually engage the stack of doom in an epic battle before completing the mission.

I've only got a few more missions left in the campaign now and it looks I get the equivalent of a Mammoth Tank as a reward for the next one!

XCOM: Chimera Squad

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 21%

I just completed the first mission against the Progeny. They are generally lightly armoured but they have psionic abilities like the ability to slam your agents or inflict damage that ignores armour which is a bit nasty. Shelter has this neat ability of being able to swap places with enemies. This offers him a good chance to flank enemies and also allows him to move enemies that are trying to flee the scene closer to the cops. He'll be a valuable asset to the team.

Quest for Glory II

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 44%

I'm now up to the part where I have to defeat an earth elemental. The caravan for Raseir also leaves in 5 days. Once I have the earth elemental I'll be able to complete the quest with Julanar which means I will acquire the Fruit of Compassion which can then be used in the dispel potion that Harik the Apothecary is making. Things are going to plan (although I have played this game many times before so it's not entirely surprising).

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