This past weekend was pretty productive in the online Achievement department, I started my weekend on Thursday as I had the day off from work and met up with "The Platoon" to complete co-op dash, finish a stage in less than 15 minutes on Heroic difficulty or higher, in Halo Reach which is the weekly challenge to acquire this Achievement:
I was joined by Platoon members Big Ell
The mission of choice: Mission 3 ONI Sword Base, I really haven't spent much time in Halo: Reach as it is... and they were running through the stage with reckless abandon. In our first attempt we failed the challenge, but had a better understanding of the map and the objectives. On our second attempt, everything seemed good until the very end... we couldn't hit the Banshees, and just as the last one fell, we see co-op challenge Failed!!! In less than 5 seconds the screen fades to black!!! I'm not joking, it was 5 fucking seconds! Third times a charm right? They plowed through the stage in little time, they left me in the dust, I was falling asleep and my wife threw-up which I'm surprised none of them heard through the mic, but I heard the wonderful echo... like I needed to hear it a "second time" and Challenge COMPRETE!!!
Thanx again to the Platoon! Sorry I was boring and quite... spent 5 hours looking at blue and purple bullets... and my wife was sick.
On Friday night I downloaded the 2nd DLC pack to http://www.trueachievements.com/Resident-Evil-ORC-xbox-....htm
, basically I paid $20 ( Echo Six Pack 1 & 2 ) to play as the same dam characters with different skins on the 6 missions in reverse... I do like the game, but again I feel so cheated by Capcom and Resident Evil. I played both Expansion packs with my friend gourmetchud
We're like the Justice League, he's an avid comic fan like myself. and a huge Resident Evil fan. We played through the 2nd Echo Six DLC pack and then a few multiplayer missions to get some of the other Achievements. Both DLC Achievement lists are pretty weaksauce! All we have left is for him to complete a mission without shooting his gun and we both have to get this annoying Achievement.
On "Places we're meant to die" at the end you fight a total of 4 Super Tyrants, problem is that there is a huge Laser firing down on them, to survive the stage all you have to do is run around and have the laser do the work. If you want to kill the Super Tyrants, you have to watch out that the AI doesn't steal your kill... and end the mission. I'm almost done with this game... too bad the DLC put the game below a 2.0 TA Ratio and can not be added to my Trophy Case.
Now for the finale! I'm finally getting around to Gears of War 3, and I wanted to start with getting all the campaign Achievements. Our goal is to complete the game on 4-player co-op on Insane to unlock these Achievements
I enlisted my friends AYU X360
along with one of his friends:
We started Sunday morning... what does everyone in California stay up until 6am? We completed Act I and got up to Chapter IV in Act II. We really din't have much trouble, AYU X360
and I are playing on Insane while Jhous10
and his friend played on Casual. They are doing all the work, while we supply the support. Any mission where the enemy "comes from... behind" is difficult, but we managed. It was a good morning, we made some progress and things were falling into place. We met back later that night to continue and again we didn't have much trouble aside from a few deaths... where I turned into a meatball. That is until we arrived at Act III Chapter V... where we have to fight the Lambent Berserker!!!
We spent over 2 hours trying to defeat this son-a-bitch! First I spawned with the One-Shot... and every other restart began with me being turned into a meat-popsicle. Then once we reached the check-point we just couldn't do enough damage to her with Lancers scattered about the area. If me or AYU X360
even inhaled the imulsion we died. We kept getting cornered, or we'd dodge, only to take cover on the boxes strategically placed to annoy the shit out of all players. After several dozen attempts we tried alternate methods... we restarted Act III Chapter IV hoping for better weapons, but 1/2 the team spawns with starting gear! Then we had an idea to have Jhous10
host and he'd play on Casual... thinking that the enemy will be weaker. I'm not sure if it's true or not... but within our next 5 tries we took down the bitch!
It was an epic finale and such a relief, it's one of those instances you remember from generation to generation. As I said before many times the one thing I will always remember about the Seventh Generation of video-gaming is the co-op. So that was my weekend, and now I have to study for my last Final Exam in Vector Calculus and I'm done for this semester... then it's SUMMER-TIME!!!