Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 29th June 2022

Screenshot of a factory in Far Cry 4
Helping the Golden Path destroy a factory in Far Cry 4

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.

Far Cry 4

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 26%

I decided to take Sabal's mission to destroy the factory. The mission was my first introduction to riding elephants and man they can make short work to an entire army of Pagan Min's troops! I had to use the elephants to knock down the support struts holding a chimney up. Once the structure was weakened I destroyed the chimney using C4 and then entered from above. After successfully destroying the factory the game notified me that Sabal was now leader of the Golden Path. I wonder if this is a permanent change or whether Amita can somehow take the reins later on?

I also spent my time doing the usual busywork of hunting animals to craft items, and liberating radio towers and camps. In terms of crafting, I've actually upgraded a few of my items now including my holster which now enables me to carry the maximum number of weapons, which is four. I'm now also carrying an RPG-7 (in case I need to take down vehicles) and an M-700 sniper rifle which came in kind of handy while taking over my last camp, it's just a pity that the gun isn't a one shot, one kill weapon, unless you aim for the head of course.

Oh, and speaking of the last camp I took, that's a funny story. I accidentally forgot I was driving on autopilot which meant I drove straight into the middle of the enemy camp. This meant that stealth was definitely out the window as they called in for reinforcements. I fled as fast as I could, taking down a few pursuers on my way, but then one of them got on the mortar which was a huge problem. I tried to get out of sight, up in the hills and managed to take a few more out using the sniper rifle but the reinforcements kept piling in and they kept on blindly firing the mortar at my last known position. Since it seemed the horde of them were heading in one direction, I sneaked into the camp from the opposite side, backstabbed the guy on the mortar then used it against them, making short work of the remaining enemy soldiers.

The Oil Blue

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 95%

Not much to report. Just grinding so I can get my two extra Steam Achievements :).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

I've finished the game and it only takes a few hours to complete. Upon completing the game you unlock a 7th playable character: Casey Jones of course.

The game is quite simple if you play on Chill Mode, which is perfect if you're playing the game with young kids or total n00bs at beat ‘em ups. I've found that provided you keep on using your focus you'll always have a devastating super attack charged up and ready to go; these attacks make short work of groups of enemies and even bosses.

Now that I've finished Shredder's Revenge I have another game to add to my backlog of reviews (yes, I have a reviews backlog as well)!

Escape from Monkey Island

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 25%

The random puzzles. The moon logic. It's all coming back. For example, escaping the Lucre Island Bank vault involved using different sized sea sponges, grog and a sword. So ridiculous. I'm now stuck on Lucre Island trying to figure out how to prove Guybrush's innocence but it's turning out to be a bit of a challenge.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

I've started playing another multiplayer game with Lanna. This time I'm playing as the Koreans who should be really good with tech but I had a bad start thanks to an island ravaged by Barbarians. I'm finally in a better position but our team is a bit behind compared to other civs and all the AI civs have founded a religion, which means the only way to ensure we don't lose with respect to a Religious Victory is to claim one of their religions as our own. It seems that Lanna and I will have to go to war sooner rather than later.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

I've been trying out a new RX 6600 video card to see if it helps with the performance of BF2042. Unfortunately it seems like the CPU is the actual bottleneck not the GPU but it's all good, I'm sure the video card will come in handy the next time I play a AAA title. I'm enjoying the new season (called Zero Hour): the UI has received some polish and the game is finally starting to feel like a similar experience to Battlefield V. There's heaps of stuff to unlock although some tiers are only available to those who have paid for Premium. The new map called "Exposure" is set in Canada and it's pretty enough and they've also finally removed the "witty" remarks that the characters say at the end of the match. I guess DICE finally realised they were way too cringey.

I've also unlocked a new operator called Lis. She's apparently ex-Polish military and she gets a neat rocket launcher which you can guide yourself - definitely very handy in some situations, although whenever you're in a vehicle and one of them is incoming, it will highlight the projectile on your HUD giving any gunners in your vehicle a chance to shoot it down. Neat! If only they did the same for drones with C5 on them….

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]