I can’t believe how long it took me to finish The Quarry. It’s been weeks. It hasn’t been due to lack of interest, but being tired and wanting to enjoy it properly. And this weekend, I finally did it!
Over the last few weeks, I have been talking about the type of story The Quarry is and general impressions. Little of that has changed. As I was getting ready to play the final chapter, a new patch was ready to download. I was hoping this would fix up a bug I encountered with the life system.
Spoiler – it didn’t. In fact, it caused a loop that killed one of the councillors and crashed when trying to use the feature. I preferred the old bug where Ma just disappeared!
Do I want to try a Platinum run for The Quarry? Similar to the Dark Pictures Anthology, I don’t think so. Not quickly anyway. I have played ‘my’ story and seen it to the end. Spookedshibe wants to give it a try, so I might play a multiplayer run with her like Man of Medan. I don’t know when or how that will happen though.
I will say there is one aspect of The Quarry that concerned me more than normal. Looking to movies for proper firearm handling techniques is like looking at fast food for healthy nutrition guidelines. I can almost give the ‘dumb kids’ a pass because they have no training. I don’t think a lack of understanding of dangerous items should be glorified, but I can understand it in the story context.
Having ‘experienced hunters’ walk up to someone with a shotgun and try and pull it towards themselves is basically suicide. And yet we still see this kind of action shown as the hero move. People do try and replicate what they see, and removing this kind of bad decision should be a priority.
Rant over though. Bottom line, I enjoyed The Quarry very much, and I may play a bit more next week. Stray doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks, and I could try some Movie Mode. Now is the time to try one more run, because I don’t want to pick up a new game before Stray. At least I can put The Quarry down without any guilt.
No matter how it works out, I have finished this run of The Quarry. Two councillors down, one by misstep and cemented by a bug. What bug? Well, you will have to watch the YouTube channel to see what happened!