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Jul
16
PermalinkBean Dive 2017 - A New Beginning
My favorite time of year has happened upon us again, Bean Dive 2017!!! clapdanceheadspindive

After failing my 75 game Bean Dive of 2016 I've come back with a vengeance with a comfy 92 games for this year.

Lets take a look at some stats:

Start / End Completion: 90.80% to 80.03%, down 10.77% total

Achievements Needed for Recovery: 1917

Total Games Dived: 92

I was short my 2016 recovery about 400+ achievements, so if I want to get back to my original start % I'm looking at around 2300 achievements. I've got my work cut out for me!

I've already been hard at work knocking one of the tougher games off of my list:

Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile

I have nothing but good things to say about this game, maybe I'm slightly in favor as this is what I grew up with. It recaptured my love for games of yesteryear. They took that and made a game that way soared above my expectations.

Retro inspired in every way! The music is amazing and sound effects spot on. The game play is smooth and precise. Now, the difficulty I'm sure will turn away most casual gamers, but its the kind of difficulty that is your fault. You learn from your mistakes and find patterns to get through the levels quickly and without death. The hard work and dedication put into this game though makes it one that needs to be experienced.

At only $12 base, its a steal. I believe I bought this on sale and was worth every penny.

Here is a short list of other games I'm looking forward to playing:

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Battlefield 1
Saturday Morning RPG
Stranger of Sword City: White Palace
Exile's End
Slain: Back from Hell
Trulon: The Shadow Engine
Typoman: Revised
Unepic
Zombie Army Trilogy
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition

I'm not sure what I'm going to play next, might knock out a couple of the quick completions I have on the list, then go back into something more difficult.

To all my fellow divers out there, best of luck in your recovery. Lets conquer our completion percentages! dive


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Posted by Crimson Drifter on 16 July 17 at 02:31 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jul
07
PermalinkBean Dive 2016 - Failure
This year marks the first bean dive I was unable to complete (also my highest year at the time) with 75 games dived.

So what do I decide to do? Dive even more this year! dive

I'm currently sitting at 82 games, I will hopefully hit the 100 mark this year, but some titles may take to long so I might skip them and be shy the 100. My full count if I dive everything is 108.

A lot of my failure comes in part to Gears of War 4, clocking in almost 400 hours since release. That 400 could have went to finishing those 20 or so games I was shy of completing facepalm

Not only that, but IRL takes precedence. My son is now almost 3 months old and is the cutest little chunk! My wife and I couldn't be happier. I'm able to get some game time in here and there, but not as much as usual, but that will change as he gets older and becomes my co-op partner smile

Here is a sneak peak list of some of the games I'm very excited for:

Saturday Morning RPG
Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
Unepic
Typoman: Revised
Slain: Back from Hell
Stranger of Sword City: White Palace
Axiom Verge

... and there is so many more!

I'll throw up a blog post when I start my recovery, and the Road to Recovery for 2017 will begin!

rock
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 07 July 17 at 02:58 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.