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Jun
26
PermalinkThe 2017 CP Challenge #24 - Half Way Home
CP stands for Cherry Poppin...you're welcome CompanyofWolves.

This weeks post begins pretty much similar to the past month or so, where Injustice 2 has taken up a lot of time. As of right now, I have around 29 abilities left, which has been helped by the ability weekend being back on. It looks like this could become a regular weekend event, which will be good, as even if I don't get Cat Call straight away, each ability earnt lowers the drop pool. This is a completion I am going to be very proud of due to not having to boost it, as fighting games are one of my weaker genres. I know there are one or two ways to cheat the system into getting it, but that would simply diminish the feeling of completing this game via a mix of determination and skill(or lack thereof from time to time).

As I outlined last week, Kings Quest has now been fully completed. It was an enjoyable experience which picked up and got me hooked towards the end of Chapter 2. One of the only drawbacks coming to mind is that Chapters 2 and 3 required 2 play-throughs. Admittedly, Chapter 2 can be made easier with a save at the right moment, but 3 needs to be from start to finish. I can recommend getting this title, especially if the full season ends up on sale again.

I also wrapped up Bioshock, which has been great to go back to. Naturally, Bioshock 2 will be next, which will be followed by Bioshock: Infinite before finally playing the Burial at Sea dlc which I had missed on the 360. This however will be in between working on the list. I also began my 600th game in the form of Yooka-Laylee. I intend to play this one as well whilst juggling games.

In terms of the list there are difficult completions in the form of Color Symphony 2 and Stardew Valley, both of which I am unsure if I will manage, but I will give it a go. There are the 2 back up games, The Fall and Virginia. Finally there are the series, Assassins Creed Chronicles and Metro Redux. I aim to bounce between the series for the next month and see what gets completed. This puts me at the half way point of this challenge, not counting the Bonus games which at this point have become a similar size to the original list.

This week will see more Injustice 2 with a mix of Chronicles, Metro, Yooka-Laylee and Stardew Valley, which will be like going back home, given how difficult it was to stop playing it the first time around.

1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Achievements - 13/18
1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Achievements - 0/17
2. Color Symphony 2 Achievements - 3/16
3. Metro 2033 Redux Achievements - 0/49
3. Metro: Last Light Redux Achievements - 0/49
4. Stardew Valley Achievements - 31/40
5. The Fall Achievements - 0/17
6. Virginia Achievements - 0/17

The Bonus Four
1. Dishonored 2 Achievements - 3/50 Increase of 3 achievements
2. Assassin's Creed Rogue Achievements - 0/46

The Extra Innings
1. BioShock 2 Achievements - 0/53
2. Fallout 4 Achievements - 63/84
3. Tekken 7 Achievements - 0/43
4. Yooka-Laylee Achievements - 2/35 Increase of 2 achievements

To Do List: 60/100

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Posted by Darkwings17 on 26 June 17 at 08:14 | Last edited on 26 June 17 at 08:17 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jun
19
PermalinkThe 2017 CP Challenge #23 - The List Grows Longer
CP stands for Cherry Poppin...you're welcome CompanyofWolves.

There is a recurring theme within this blog of late, where I say I will focus on something but end up spending most of my time still griding away on Injustice 2. This has happened with Kings Quest, which could've been completed over a week ago, had it not been for this single achievement causing me to go back and grind credits. I now have 48 abilities left, but it is going to be a great feeling when it pops to have completed the game without boosting, more importantly, without resorting to the cheap offline cheat.

Kings Quest did see some progress at least, with chapter two now complete. I will force myself away from the credit grind to focus on completing it this week, as we are approaching the last week of June. There are some long/tricky completions waiting on the list, thankfully I still have Virginia and The Fall as emergency completions.

I have decided to do as I mentioned last week, which is add most of the birthday games onto the list. This won't include Bioshock Infinite however. It is Clash in the Clouds which is preventing that title being added to the list. Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 are also staying off the list, as previous years have indicated that I rarely complete Halo games, with the exception of 4 and Reach. These games will be added into the Extras side, instead of making yet another list.

This week will see Kings Quest joined the popped list, along with progress in Bioshock 1. If I am persistant enough on Injustice 2 then I may get that complete, but this could take any amount of time to pop legit. I will also keep looking at my pre-order list and change some of it around so that I don't get too many games arriving at once.

1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Achievements - 13/18
1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Achievements - 0/17
2. Color Symphony 2 Achievements - 3/16
3. King's Quest Achievements - 26/53 Increase of 9 achievements
4. Metro 2033 Redux Achievements - 0/49
4. Metro: Last Light Redux Achievements - 0/49
5. Stardew Valley Achievements - 31/40
6. The Fall Achievements - 0/17
7. Virginia Achievements - 0/17

The Bonus Four
1. Dishonored 2 Achievements - 3/50 Increase of 3 achievements
2. Assassin's Creed Rogue Achievements - 0/46

The Extra Innings
1. BioShock Achievements - 27/63
2. BioShock 2 Achievements - 0/53
3. Fallout 4 Achievements - 63/84
4. Tekken 7 Achievements - 0/43
5. Yooka-Laylee Achievements - 0/35

To Do List: 60/100

Popped List
Posted by Darkwings17 on 19 June 17 at 08:31 | Last edited on 19 June 17 at 14:52 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jun
12
PermalinkThe 2017 CP Challenge #23 - A New Batch of Games
CP stands for Cherry Poppin...you're welcome CompanyofWolves.

Last week saw me completing my goal of obtaining 450,000G before my birthday on the 9th June. It ended up being a lot closer than I was expecting, with the goal being obtained on the 7th. Now, it is going to be full steam ahead to ensure I hit the other goals for the year.

My birthday saw me get the Xbox One S, along with Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, Tekken 7, Bioshock Collection and Yooka Laylee. I might add a new section to the list to cover some of these games, as they will be played sooner rather than later. If I do then this will appear on next weeks list, as that gives me time to think it over properly.

As for progress on the list itself, Kings Quest chapter 1 has been completed. I aim to finish this game this week, in between playing the other games as well. The main problem currently however comes in the form of Injustice 2. Due to the stupid decision to have an achievement tied to one of the rarer abilities in the game, it is one achievement from completion. It is somewhat vexing, so I find myself more often than not grinding out credits for boxes. This is made worse by comparing what I have unlocked to an incomplete list online, which revealed I have around 80+ abilities still to go.

This week will see Kings Quest progress, some progress in the birthday games, and my pre-order list to grow a bit, courtesy of E3.

1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Achievements - 13/18
1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Achievements - 0/17
2. Color Symphony 2 Achievements - 3/16
3. King's Quest Achievements - 17/53 Increase of 6 achievements
4. Metro 2033 Redux Achievements - 0/49
4. Metro: Last Light Redux Achievements - 0/49
5. Stardew Valley Achievements - 31/40
6. The Fall Achievements - 0/17
7. Virginia Achievements - 0/17

The Bonus Four
1. Dishonored 2 Achievements - 0/50
2. Assassin's Creed Rogue Achievements - 0/46

The Extra Innings
1. Fallout 4 Achievements - 63/84

To Do List: 60/100

Popped List
Posted by Darkwings17 on 12 June 17 at 09:29 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jun
05
PermalinkThe 2017 CP Challenge #22 - Close to the Goal and Kings Quest
CP stands for Cherry Poppin...you're welcome CompanyofWolves.

Time seems to be racing ahead now and my goal is still on the line. I have 4 days left to obtain 1030G. I am feeling confident about this target now, as my time and progress percentage is roughly the same. I could easily do the rest in one day by starting an easy title, but that would feel too cheap. Instead, I will be obtaining it in games that I have already started, which includes Kings Quest as it is a part of this overall challenge.

Currently, I am on chapter one, so I haven't formed much of an opinion on the title, but I do intend to focus on the game and have Junes game finished quickly, so I can crack on with another from the list. I am still working on Injustice 2, which requires the Cat Call ability, as well as getting level 20 with everyone. I am also 5 multiverse events away from the 100 achievement.

I began thinking that Injustice 2 would be my last fighting game, not including the ones already on my card such as Killer Instinct, however Tekken 7 came bundled with my new Xbox, so that is waiting for me on Friday.

For now, the plan is to work on Kings Quest and Mega Coin Squad. I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of E3, as that will probably increase my pre-order list.

1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Achievements - 13/18
1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Achievements - 0/17
2. Color Symphony 2 Achievements - 3/16
3. King's Quest Achievements - 11/53 Increase of 11 achievements
4. Metro 2033 Redux Achievements - 0/49
4. Metro: Last Light Redux Achievements - 0/49
5. Stardew Valley Achievements - 31/40
6. The Fall Achievements - 0/17
7. Virginia Achievements - 0/17

The Bonus Four
1. Dishonored 2 Achievements - 0/50
2. Assassin's Creed Rogue Achievements - 0/46

The Extra Innings
1. Fallout 4 Achievements - 63/84

To Do List: 60/100

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May
29
PermalinkThe 2017 CP Challenge #21 - Fus Ro Done and Time is Running Out
CP stands for Cherry Poppin...you're welcome CompanyofWolves.

As I outlined last week, Skyrim was hit hard. I can now report that the Dragonborn can retire, taking with him the knowledge of another month being scratched off the challenge. In the words of Magnitude: POP POP!

Injustice 2 has also seen its fair share of time and whilst it was very annoying and took me around 40 matches, I have the 10 ranked wins. King of the Hill was a slight annoyance too but that is another achievement finished too. All that remains in terms of the online portion is a few more player match wins and a considerable amount of online matches played. Aside from this, I need to continue on with seeing all the character endings, hit level 20 with all of them and to get the luck based drop for Catwoman.

I would say my plan is to work exclusively on Injustice 2 this week. Thanks to Skyrim however, I am behind on my mid year goal. I have about 11 days to get another 4115G, which would be easy with new easy games. I'm trying to avoid purchasing new games for the sake of this goal however, as even the 2tb hard drive is nearing its capacity due to my buy it and save it for later nature. Due to this, I have to get that gamerscore from games I already own, instead of purchasing more. Currently, I am working on The Final Station, but I am thinking this week will also see The Legend of Korra and yes, this one was 100% brought on sale for gamerscore alone.

I also need to start putting a dent into the series of this challenge. I still lack the motivation for Chronicles, so I might start Metro 2033. For now, the race is on to get my goal finished in time for the 9th June. One final thing, due to the game having unobtainables, I have had to take Cities Skylines off the list.

1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Achievements - 13/18
1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Achievements - 0/17
2. Color Symphony 2 Achievements - 3/16
3. King's Quest Achievements - 0/53
4. Metro 2033 Redux Achievements - 0/49
4. Metro: Last Light Redux Achievements - 0/49
5. Stardew Valley Achievements - 31/40
6. The Fall Achievements - 0/17
7. Virginia Achievements - 0/17

The Bonus Four
1. Dishonored 2 Achievements - 0/50
2. Assassin's Creed Rogue Achievements - 0/46

The Extra Innings
1. Fallout 4 Achievements - 63/84

To Do List: 57/100

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