Pile of Shame Sunday - 10th January 2021

Screenshot from Quest for Glory II of a thief trying to pick locks
Picking locks like there's no tomorrow

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 = 47%

I played a mission where I got to use turrets and had to survive for 15 minutes. It was pretty simple and the turrets are a good all-rounder (although not so great against infantry admittedly). Also played a mission where you gain access to anti-air drones. They're basically expendable and explode on contact. Using them to take down enemy choppers seemed pretty effective. Of course, the only drawback is you lose the unit once it has served its purpose.

XCOM: Chimera Squad

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 42%

I've completed some more missions. I'm currently making the risky decision of putting Terminal on the bench (basically the team's only medic) to ensure she has some time to do some training and unlock her potential. So I've equipped all squad members with medkits just in case. It's not as good as having a healing GREMLIN drone but hey it'll have to do. As I'm doing these missions, I've noticed a whole bunch of "old friends" with respect to the enemy types such as the Codex and the Archon. Can't say I'm too happy at being reacquainted.

Quest for Glory II

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 72%

I’ve done a couple of jobs for Dinarzad. The first involved breaking into a house and stealing a tea set. After that I had to grind the pick locking skill by picking the locks of just about every door I could find. Once it got to around 100 points, I attempted to rob the weapons merchant's safe. Turns out he had 100 dinars and 500 centimes! Not too shabby. In fact, I've got so much money now it's literally weighing me down! I’m now at Day 5 with the Thief and the fire elemental has surfaced so things are starting to, um… heat up (pun intended).

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