Pile of Shame Sunday - 8th August 2021

Screenshot of Robin Hood splitting the arrow in Conquests of the Longbow
An iconic Robin Hood moment

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 = 41%

Haven't played Disco Elysium this week. Have been focusing on Pillars of Eternity and Conquests of the Longbow. Hey, at least Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is complete, right?

Pillars of Eternity

  • Picked by Luke
  • Percentage Complete = 7%

I've been trying to infiltrate Raedric's Hold but it's turning out to be quite a challenge. Battles often end up with one or two of my party members being incapacitated meaning they'll suffer injuries as a result at least until they've rested again. Consequently, I've set up camp in the castle four times already and as a precaution, I've returned back to Gilded Vale to resupply before heading back to the castle in order to complete the mission.

What I'm worried about is since I really don't understand how the combat works in this game, I'm probably very inefficient when it comes to taking out enemies. I've also been hesitant to swap out any weapons or armour considering the ones your followers start off with are unique.

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

  • Picked by Choona
  • Percentage Complete = 75%

Had to end up using the walkthrough to get through the next few days in Conquests of the Longbow. One of them was just finding an optimal way to solve the puzzle. There were a few ways of getting the jeweler to give his disguise: either using force, giving him a valuable emerald or a milder form of intimidation by prodding and harassing him (which apparently is the best way). It involves a combination of talking to him and interacting with him using the hand icon.

I was also stuck on what to do when hiding from the Sheriff's men. It turns out you have to use the forest's magic to turn yourself into a tree, but you have to make sure you utter the right phrase in order to do so. Yeah, I think I'm at the stage where I might end up using the walkthrough for the rest of the game. It's definitely not as bad as earlier Sierra adventures but there are still a few moments where I've really been stumped.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]