Achievements Earned In:
- Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
- Halo: Reach
Xbox OneAchievements unlocked:
All I had left this week in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
was grinding, grinding, grinding. I managed to reach level 60 with more than enough salvage to fully upgrade and purchase everything and spent overall less time actually grinding. But, I was bored having to do this again. Not only was this my second time, but I also ended up out of the house a lot this week. This meant what is actually a pretty short grind took until Friday. This also meant I needed to start something new to keep my streak going...
Platform: This is my life now.
Xbox 360Achievements unlocked:
That game ended up being Halo: Reach
, something I've actually owned since it released. When my first Xbox 360 red-ringed one night, I headed out to Best Buy the next day because there was no way I was going to not have an Xbox. That's crazy! When I got there, though, the only Xbox 360 they had in stock was the recently-released Halo: Reach console bundle. Being extremely well-off at the time, I had no problem just paying cash for it and going home with my new stylized console. I'm actually still using that console, it acting as my "main" Xbox 360 (I have two others and am likely picking up a fourth soon...) but the game it came with was put with my collection and never touched again. I've even since sold that copy because it was free with Games with Gold back in September 2014. And now that's it's also since gone backwards compatible, it seemed like a good time to finally get around to this. Of course, the main driving force was the achievement for sharing a file
possibly going fully discontinued at some point, as its been working only periodically for some time. With so many community-type achievements going dark recently, I was worried this would forever go off my playlist.
So, I jumped in on Monday, but didn't really dig in. I would just get a simple achievement every day while using most of my time to grind in Tomb Raider, only making it past the first level. When Friday finally rolled around, I was able to really play the game, opting to forgo the campaign for now and focus on the multiplayer. Now, I'm no master of shooters, but I can hold my own in the Call of Dutys and Battlefields and any derivatives. But, something has also felt "different" in Halo. I've only played Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
previously, but that's technically newer than Reach. But it all just has it's own feel to it and I'm just not a fan. So, while I'm apparently a headshot master in this game, I just can't really hold my own most of the time. This made me want to focus more on the miscellaneous achievements instead of ranking up and the list is actually pretty easy, so I figured it wouldn't take long. Well...it's not that simple. Sure, the achievements are easy enough, but getting into the maps where I can get them is way harder. Even though all of the DLC is free, people don't seem to have it for some freaking reason. After a hours of trying Friday night I finally gave up and, on Saturday, installed the game and DLC on my two Xbox 360s, too. Using the Xbox One I was playing on, I could use three accounts and my 8 extra controllers to have my own party in most modes, only needing a random when 12 players are needed. This way I was able to get all but three of the DLC achievements done over Saturday. I'll likely knock out at least two more. There's one that's gonna be really tough since it's so hard to find people with the DLC. I may even go buy a 12th controller, a 360 one, so I can do it myself. Then it's time for the campaign! I'm not worried.
I know it seems grim, and I don't know Halo lore, but I'm sure the planet of Reach will prosper!
1.03As of 16:04 CST, Feb 25 2018
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Stats for the week:
- 35 achievements (24,774)
- 872 Gamerscore (584,462)