Pile of Shame Sunday - 25th April 2021

Screenshot from Disco Elysium
Performing detective work in Disco Elysium

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.

Disco Elysium

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 34%

I've made it to day three. I had enough to pay for my hotel room and I also managed to unlock a couple of skill checks so I could retry them. I've earned enough experience to level up three times so things are going well. I haven't researched any more thoughts though so I hope that doesn't affect me in the long run. I still have to make an arrest at some point and at the moment I have the body stuffed in a large refrigerator shaped like a bear.

The game is a very introspective one which I guess is expected considering you talk with yourself for at least 50% of the game. It definitely brings the whole concept of a critical inner voice (or voices in this case) to a whole new level! Also the game is a very political game where it tries to suss out where you lie on the political spectrum by the opinions you have about communism, democracy, free market economics, etc. Not many adventure games or RPGs go as in-depth as Disco Elysium does.

Pillars of Eternity

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 5%

I managed to resolve a feud between a miller and farmers using my skills of persuasion. Nice. I just hope I'm backing the right side. I've also found the sister of the caravan guard that sadly perished. I've now accepted a quest to help her find a midwife as she is pregnant. I've also taken another quest from the blacksmith to find a caravan. Finally, I've also recruited an old soldier named Eder to the party.

I've learned that I am a Watcher and this seems to allow me to converse with ghosts or something. In terms of the main quest, I need to find another Watcher that may be able to help me figure out what the hell is going on.

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 50%

Had to use a hint to figure out how to outdrink the Abbot. Turns out it has to do with winning a game of Nine Man's Morris at the pub where you get amethyst (which apparently helps you hold your drink). After that I managed to steal the puzzle box from his quarters. I also now have to figure out how to get rid of the guards in the prison that holds Robin's friends.

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