Pile of Shame Sunday - 2nd May 2021

Screenshot of Harry and Kim sitting on some swings in Disco Elysium
Just chilling on some swings waiting for low tide

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 = 38%

Finally the new area south has been unlocked but there's mainly only a bunch of shacks there, but the most important revelation was discovering my crashed car and my badge! This means I finally know who I am and I now should be able to get more information when I question people (especially those that want proof that I am a police officer). I've also met an old woman that is offering a spare room in her shack for free so I don't need to pay board anymore at the hotel, so that'll be a good way to save some money.

Pillars of Eternity

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 6%

After fighting some of the wildlife as well as a couple of bandits, I've made my way to Black Meadow. Along the way I had to go through an area called Magran's Fork which had a crazy priest there called Durance that seemed to already know I was a Watcher. He has since joined the party so I now have three companions. I'm still not entirely sure how to play this game properly but it's good to know that there are different AI presets you can pick for your party members to ensure they're not sitting around idle when they're engaged in combat. I was close to losing my party members a couple of times (as one of the bandits was a mage) but I managed to somehow pull through. I'm also hesitant to replace the armour and weapons of my party members since they all have special enchanted items that are better than your run-of-the-mill stuff.

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 59%

I managed to rescue Robin's friends by leaving some money on the table in the jail cell so that the guards had enough to buy drinks at the party with the rest of the Sheriff's men. I used the belts from the monk robes to fashion a rope for the rescue. The monk robes were then used as a disguise and we all managed to slip past the Sheriff's men who were revelling at the pub. Everything is working out well so far.

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