Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 6th April 2022

Screenshot of car interior in Far Cry 4
Wait... if this game is meant to be set in a country like Nepal, why are we sitting in the left side of the car, hmmmmm?

The following post is part of a series of posts that are published every Wednesday to update readers on what I've been playing during the week (this also includes games on my "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.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 58%

I am sooo close to getting Level 56 so I can finally unlock the SOFLAM. In fact, I've only got that and the NTW-50 anti-materiel rifle left to unlock, then after that it's just unlocking some cosmetics. I'm focusing on Falck now and hoping to heal enough people with the syringe gun or revive them to get to Mastery 4 in order to unlock the sweet looking Offizier skin. Since she's a medic it should be reasonably easy to level her up.

Also, considering I'm pretty close to unlocking everything in the game, I think that’s when I'll consider bumping the Percentage Complete to 100%. Once I've unlocked the NTW-50 and the SOFLAM and tried both of them out for a bit, it'll be as good a time as any to review the game.

VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 43%

I’m just playing to finish the game now. I don’t know why they all refer to one of Jill’s friends as "titty hacker" (I lie, I know exactly why they do) but are people fine being called by such nicknames? Do female friends like referring to themselves by their breast size and occupation? I dunno, I am a simple man. Anyway, Jill is starting to hallucinate someone which is pretty interesting and I wonder how this new revelation will affect the direction of the story.

I also like how the game references Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics as well as Christine Love who happens to be another developer of visual novels.

Far Cry 4

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 6%

I've already run out of space in my wallet and loot bag. So, now I must hunt for animals to skin in order to craft bigger wallets and bags. I mean that's naturally what everyone does right? It’s not like you can rock up at the nearest Strandbags and buy new ones... well, it's definitely not the case in Far Cry.

Unfortunately, when I went to the place on the map to hunt mountain goats there were none to be found, and I’ve gone there several times yet no luck. So, since I had a lot of excess funds I decided to use it all to unlock new guns coz why not? I did try using the SVD for a while but in the end, I’m probably going to stick with the AK-47 since it’s the best all-rounder (a sniper rifle is obviously cumbersome to use at close range and everyone carries assault rifle ammo).

I've now met a gun-crazy religious zealot called Longinus and I’ve also just rescued the main Golden Path town called Banapur from an attack by Pagan Min.

The Oil Blue

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 31%

Again, I failed on another island. I needed 270 barrels but only produced about 180 before I ran out of time. Disappointing. Anyway, I don’t exactly know when this game ends or what the end-goal is. Do I keep levelling up my rank until I reach Level 1? Is that the purpose of the game? Or is it an endless game where you just keep playing forever until you’ve had enough? I don’t know, and the uncertainty is actually bothering me a bit.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]