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Nov
11
2019 Completion Challenge #48 - Progress Begins AgainPermalink
It seems that whatever was causing the gaming slump last time has worn off, which also means that I can report some progress this week.

I started Valkyria Chronicles 4 and wound up putting quite a bit of time into it this past week. I have made my way to chapter 12 so far, earning 7 A ranks and having only lost one person. I knew that in terms of gameplay it would be different to Valkyria Revolution. I am steadily learning from each mission where I am going wrong in certain tactics, whilst right in others.

Aside from putting most of my gaming time into Valkyria Chronicles 4, I also finished up Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands. This was a shorter game than I had realised but it still filled the management game gap for a time.

Some time went into The Outer Worlds supernova run, as well as more time on Idle Champions, which saw another Aerois character added to the roster which made me happy to see.

The plan for this week will be more Valkyria Chronicles 4 mixed with some Hitman 2. I will also likely do a couple of shorter games to clear them from the backlog, some were from sales, others from game pass.

The List
1. HITMAN 2 Achievements - 30/118
2. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition Achievements - 5/48
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Achievements - 59/63
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Achievements - 13/36 Increase of 13 achievements

600,000 Bonus Round
1. Darksiders III Achievements - 32/53
2. Prey Achievements - 9/48

The Completed List
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Nov
04
2019 Completion Challenge #47 - A Slow WeekPermalink
It has wound up being a slow week with no changes to be made on this challenge. In part, this is mostly due to The Outer Worlds, Until Dawn and a weekend of being unsure what I was in the mood to play.

Starting with The Outer Worlds, I have now finished my first play-through. I have started the Supernova run, although I haven't progressed it far yet, still being in Edgewater. I had considered trying to rush through but after taking a couple of hits, decided it may be better to take it slow and steady again.

Until Dawn proved to be a great game to play, it definitely caused more jumps than Man of Medan did. It was also a longer story and the heartbeat controls are a lot better on it. I only lost 2 people on my first run of the game, which I consider a victory.

I had intended to play Prey, but never mustered up the motivation to return to it. In a similar situation however, the weekend wound up being a combination of games played in short bursts and playing nothing. It was just one of those weekends where a part of me couldn't decide what to play, and a part just couldn't be bothered.

I took a look at the remaining titles on the list, as well as compared it to games which are in the back log. I will give Prey another shot, but I intend to start Valkyria Chronicles 4 this week. I will also continue on with the level grinding on Sword Art Online.

The List
1. HITMAN 2 Achievements - 30/118
2. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition Achievements - 5/48
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Achievements - 59/63
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Achievements - 0/36

600,000 Bonus Round
1. Darksiders III Achievements - 32/53
2. Prey Achievements - 9/48

The Completed List
Posted by Darkwings17 on 04 November 19 at 11:50 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
28
2019 Completion Challenge #46 - Six Games LeftPermalink
It has been quite the productive week, with multiple completions and a goal being met. This challenge may still be behind schedule, but it is nice to see it doing better than previous years.

First up is Marenian Tavern Story, after last weeks blog post I stayed on the game and managed to finish it up on Monday night. It was a fun little game to play and put the publisher on my radar, as apparently they have other similar games.

I started Control shortly after, which I have had a lot of fun with. The main downside was the few seconds of lag which came after accessing the pause menu/checking achievements. There are way more collectibles than the amount required for the achievement. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Alan Wake and Quantum Break, but would warn about the screen lag issue. It does clear up after about 3-5 seconds. It also happens on the Xbox One X by the sound of it.

Aside from the SMITE session for the new god and a bit of World War Z, the other game which has been played has been The Outer Worlds. It has so far been a blast to play, providing a feeling of Fallout New Vegas and Firefly. My first run is on Normal, which I will use to get used to everything and figure things out in preparation for attempting the hardest difficulty.

As for my goals, well I hit the 625,000G target, this has been helped by the PS4 taking a backseat, something which will be corrected. A big part of the reason has been due to the Game Pass additions of late.

The plan this week will be a mix of The Outer Worlds and Prey, as well as Until Dawn on Halloween itself.

The List
1. HITMAN 2 Achievements - 30/118
2. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition Achievements - 5/48
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Achievements - 59/63
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Achievements - 0/36

600,000 Bonus Round
1. Darksiders III Achievements - 32/53
2. Prey Achievements - 9/48

The Completed List
Posted by Darkwings17 on 28 October 19 at 12:05 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
21
2019 Completion Challenge #45 - Cooking Up A CompletionPermalink
The week went much better than I had anticipated, so much so that by the end of the day I should have a completion to cross off of the list next week.

Most of the time went into Marenian Tavern Story. I had expected a couple of achievements, thinking the rest would take some time. It is fair to say it is an end weighted game in regards to its achievements, as a few achievements turned into 43.

After 30 hours of gameplay, my first achievement in the game was for having earnt 100,000 gold or more in a single days sales. I am quite proud of that, as most would have got the 30 retreats as the first achievement. The save file is now on 76 hours, and the final few achievements are pretty much primed now.

There are two enemy types left to kill 500 of, which I can work on in the same location. Gathering ingredients is about 150 away. This will wind up causing two achievements to pop, as the in game trophy will award a rune orb for the gathering, which is the final rune orb I need to wrap that achievement up. I need to sell another 100 deep fried dishes and then finally do the remaining retreats.

Aside from working on Tavern Story, I haven't done too much else. Some work did go into World War Z, I have kept up with the daily challenges on Forza Horizon 4, which should be complete on Wednesday if I keep remembering to do the challenges. If I somehow miss a day, then I will have to repeat an entire season, which is one month.

The plan this week will see a SMITE session tonight, the completion of Tavern Story, maybe a bit of Control or something else before The Outer Worlds releases.

The List
1. HITMAN 2 Achievements - 30/118
2. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition Achievements - 5/48
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Achievements - 59/63
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Achievements - 0/36

600,000 Bonus Round
1. Darksiders III Achievements - 32/53
2. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God Achievements - 43/49 Increase of 43 achievements
3. Prey Achievements - 9/48

The Completed List
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Oct
14
2019 Completion Challenge #44 - Achievements Coming SoonPermalink
There is limited progress to report achievement wise for the list this week, but with that, there is a handful on the way quite soon.

Before that however, I quickly popped an achievement on Hitman 2, a game which I will need to get back on with, given I am still at the early stages of season 1. I also made a bit more progress with Prey, also obtaining a single achievement from it. In regards to Prey, I think that will be my main Halloween game for the Xbox, whilst Until Dawn will be on the PS4.

Myself and CompanyofWolves started up World War Z now that it is on Game Pass. So far it has been good, giving off a lot of Left 4 Dead vibes. It has proven tricky in some places, but so far we have done two of the episodes.

I mentioned a handful of achievements on the way soon. This is due to putting in quite a bit of time into Marenian Tavern Story. My tavern is currently rank 7, so it is steadily closing in on rank 10. All of the achievements are trackable in game via its trophy system. Looking at this, I am nearing some achievements which hopefully I can get this week. I could rush the achievement for retreating, but I am determined to leave that one as long as possible.

Finally, work has continued daily on Forza Horizon 4. Provided I continue this work, the remaining achievements will pop next week. All I have to do is keep up to date with the daily challenges, then do the various challenges in the Spring season starting on Thursday.

The plan this week will be Marenian Tavern Story, World War Z, Hitman 2 and Forza Horizon 4.

The List
1. HITMAN 2 Achievements - 30/118 Increase of 1 achievement
2. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition Achievements - 5/48
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Achievements - 59/63
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Achievements - 0/36

600,000 Bonus Round
1. Darksiders III Achievements - 32/53
2. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God Achievements - 0/49
3. Prey Achievements - 9/48 Increase of 1 achievement

The Completed List
Posted by Darkwings17 on 14 October 19 at 08:36 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.