CompleteKurisu's Blog - Apr to Jun 17 (5 followers)

PermalinkI game alone. For the most part.
I had spells where I went through many boosting sessions on my previous two gamertags. On this gamertag, I am going to focus primarily on SP completion, and I intend to ignore most of the MP gamerscore on whatever I play.

Let's just say I'd rather tackle a challenge in solitude.

I have an incredibly active social life these days through the 12-step circles I associate myself with. I am finding that I am turning to gaming for something to do during alone time. And there also is the factor that I am always nervous around people I don't know. I really am not much of an extrovert. And I am OK with that.

I have thousands of hours of SP goodness to dive deep into. I have been collecting games for the last decade. And let's face it, the only person I really have to impress when it comes to gaming is myself. I am not super competitive. I just want to have a fun time and unlock gamerscore while I am at it.

Playing through Duke Nukem Forever on Insane difficulty and realizing that yes, the difficulty is insane for somebody not well versed in FPS games like myself. But I am not planning on backing down anytime soon. And I have enough easy gamerscore games to keep my win streak going for a very long time while I tackle the more difficult achievements I am choosing to go after.

It is strange to not spend money on the DotW sales, though. All of a sudden, I have more cash in my wallet. And that is a very good feeling.

In any case, thanks for reading!
Posted by CompleteKurisu on 09 May 17 at 20:03 | There is 1 comment on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
PermalinkSpent all weekend with Duke Nukem Forever.
It started with a blind playthrough on Easy, then a playthrough on Normal using a walkthrough where I got all of the achievements on the base game except for kiling catfish and playing on Hard and Insane. Tonight, I start the DLC, later this week I will start the Insane playthrough. I will say that I hated the air hockey and the pool minigames, both of which were easily the most difficult parts of the Normal playthrough right there. And the loading screens are unforgivably long. But I started it, may as well finish it. Then I will start tackling more of the non-BC 360 games I started over the last few months but made no real effort to complete.

I actually am having a lot of fun doing things this way. Not worrying about MP achievements for the most part, playing at my own pace, and digging deep into my epic backlog without adding anything more to it. I have a few years worth of games to keep me busy on the 360, the One and the PS3. I will be gaming for quite some time before I add more to my "to-play" list. And I can save my game money for other things..... Like vacations. I just purchased a plane ticket to visit some friends in Michigan this September, and I very much am looking forward to that.

Gaming all weekend is fun. Of course, I took breaks and still went to the YMCA, and I stuck to my healthy diet, and I got a decent amount of physical activity on the side..... But yeah, I spent most of the weekend gaming, and it was fucking awesome.
Posted by CompleteKurisu on 08 May 17 at 18:38 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
PermalinkTaking on the non-backwards compatable 360 backlog!
That adds up to exactly 302 games currently. 70 which have MP achievements. I guess I will finish off the MP when I have already started it, and then take on the MP achievements that can be boosted in a single session, but outside of that, I will only be focusing on the SP on most of the games I own which have MP achievements. I want to play SP for achievements and to learn some gaming skills along the way, and I want to play MP to be mainly for fun. I still intend on doing a first playthrough of every game I have not played through yet without a walkthrough, so going through this backlog will take a while.

I have a handful of very easy gamerscore games in my non-BC 360 backlog that I will be using for the sole purpose of starting a win streak and keeping it going. I hope I am able to keep one going until I go on vacation in mid-September. Wish me luck.

Middle of the week, and it's a few hours until my bedtime. Guess I'll play some more Saints Row.
Posted by CompleteKurisu on 27 April 17 at 01:44 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
PermalinkTomorrow, I have off work. SP gaming awaits all night tonight!
That means tonight will be an all-nigher of Saints Row and black coffee. I'm not really all that good at this game, but the more I play, the better I get, so I guess eventually I will obtain all 31 of the SP achievements it has to offer. It is a lot of fun, as well. Especially listening to the Krunch 106.66 station, and being reminded of many of the songs I loved when I was an elementary school kid. I will admit that I spend way too much time causing random damage with my followers in a car listening to that particular radio station than I do in actually trying to progress the story and complete activities.

The reason I am off tomorrow is not exactly great, not exactly bad either. No more overtime hours will be available on my job for a while. More time to game, less money in my wallet. It doesn't exactly hurt me financially, but I do like having overtime pay. On the other hand, I can spend more time getting more intimately acquainted with my 360 and my One.

I think I will enjoy taking on the role of a SP gamer who does the occasional couch gaming with RL friends. It is relatively stress free, and the only motherfucker I have to impress will be myself. Plus, I have done to lot of boosting on my two prior accounts, and I do not wish to do any more boosting. Solo grinding is something that I am perfectly alright with, though.

Just posting this here to kill some time as my 360 is currently occupied with transferring all of the games on demand I have purchased from the internal drive to a new external hard drive. And it is taking its sweet time with that. Meh.

Thanks for reading this gratuitous blog post.
Posted by CompleteKurisu on 23 April 17 at 23:59 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
PermalinkAsking for advice concerning an excessive games backlog.
I have been collecting games for well over a decade now. I have two previous gamertags on Xbox Live. The first one I abandoned because I was an active alcoholic/drug addict when I had that tag, and I wanted a fresh start after too many times of being a fucked up asshole on online matches. The second one I am keeping around as a dummy account, and I still use it to see if I want to commit to a game fully before diving right in. This is the account I am doing most of my gaming on now.

I own over 800 games between six different consoles. I have probably completed the SP on only 100 of them at least once. And SP is the kind of gaming that I vastly prefer. Mainly because I like getting lost in a game, and I like being experimental in my gameplay even if it means I fail miserably at times. I also like doing a first playthrough of any game without using a walkthrough of any kind.

I am fully committing my free time to three games currently. Saints Row on the 360, Clicker Heroes on the One, and The Guided Fate Paradox on the PS3. I am having a blast with all three of these games, actually. Even if Clicker Heroes is going to take me an eternity to get to level 3600 due to the fact that I am reluctant to spend real money on it.

The thing is I keep adding to my backlog. I see the XBox Deal of the Weeks and the PlayStation Flash Sales and the used game shops, and then my wallet opens faster than a hooker's legs at the sight of a suitcase full of Benjamins.

I do not want to neglect my social life, and I do want to keep my job. I also want to experience every game I purchased. Therein lies the dilemma. I own more than I could possibly ever complete the SP on in a reasonable amount of time, and yet I keep adding to it because I am addicted to the thrill of the new purchase at a good price. I replaced buying drugs with buying video games when they are on sale. It is equally addictive to me. Even if it is considerably less destructive. I am not dipping into my 401k, so I still am able to be a responsible adult on top of all of this.

So..... Does anybody else have any experience in this area? The thrill of hunting out good game deals, leading up to backlogs that are excessive?
Posted by CompleteKurisu on 19 April 17 at 18:35 | There are 5 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.