Serving Me Right (The 2018 Grind)
Having been away from Monday to Friday afternoon, last night saw me return to the world of achievement hunting after a few days off. I came back to find that in order to get my first bonus of this year's GTASC I need to double my total number of achievements from last week... which was 62. With my own collection of simple games with a sack load of easy achievements dwindling, I fear that this target may well be beyond me, but I have decided that the best time to update my blog is during a down time, where I am waiting for an achievement to grind itself out in Tennis in the Face
It has been a long time since I updated this blog with small reviews on my 100% completed games, so I have decided to get through that now whilst I have some time to kill...Completion #70 - ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS
Ahhh, the nostalgia rush of old arcade soccer games, this one used to grace the aisles in the 90s and I seem to remember that I found it tough as old boots. It turns out that the gameplay is a lot more simplistic than I thought as an adolescent, it's not that difficult to score goals and win games, and like with all ACA Neogeo games in the store, the achievement list for this one is straightforward. It took me just over an hour to get the 12 achievements and 100% completion, and this is yet another game which might be lacking in depth, but it's an easy one for a short completionCompletion #71 - Fire: Ungh's Quest (Win 10)
A classic point and click style of adventure for Windows 10 platforms, this game is another one of those straightforward games which can provide 1000GS and 27 achievements in just a couple of hours with the use of a guide. I worked through this game during times when I was away from the Xbox and had the laptop handy. Don't expect to be blown away by any fancy graphics or music, but you can expect a nice and easy addition to the completion cabinet with this one. Completion #72 - Wheels of Aurelia
This is one of those visual novel style of games, there's a little bit of gaming involved, but it's mainly a story based pick-your-own adventure. You 'play' as Lella who is driving through Italy with her partner Olga looking for a better life. There's 16 different endings which can be reached at the end of each 15-20 minute story. There's also a pretty decent amount of information to be seen through the in game encyclopedia. For a more relaxed completion I don't think this title deserves 2 star rating. Yes it might not be for everybody, but I kind of enjoyed the three bits of music in the game and I also quite liked the idea that different choices would lead you down a different path and ultimately to a different ending. For people looking for action I would say it's a swerve, but if you want a bit of a break from the usual frustration of button mashing, then this is a handy substitute. Completion #73 - Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Point and Click Adventure meets Hidden Object game here, I can't actually fault this game too much in fulfilling its purpose. You get your usual brief storyline and have to work around screens solving mini puzzles and picking up objects. These style of games are another easy enough way to wind down after playing a lot more mentally demanding titles. It's not the type of game that's going to stand out in the memory bank for years to come, it's pretty much your standard style of Big Fish game, but it's quite gripping nonetheless and provides another simple completion. Completion #74 - Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride
Much like the previous title, this is another Artifex Mundi Point & Click Adventure game, the story this time involves two sisters, one of which is getting married to an evil prince... (at least that's what I think is going on!) The puzzles in this one are a lot more in depth than in the Enigmatis game, I actually found this one a lot more enjoyable, even if i was just trying to race through it in order to pick up the achievements. There are 23 of those, and the game should take around 6 hours to finish with a walkthrough. Completion #75 - The Little Acre
This game is....well... it's a Point & Click Adventure game (I could tell I was getting towards the end of my drive for progressing in GTASC 2017 by around this point). To give The Little Acre some credit though, this is probably the best Point & Click Adventure in this post. It's not the longest of games (it took just over 1 hour to 100%), but there's enough in there to make the game a lot more memorable than the previously mentioned titles. There's some decent comedy segments within the dialogue. The story itself might be pretty ridiculous, but it's enough to give the game a bit of depth, and working through the game isn't all that difficult, but a guide is probably needed to avoid missing achievements.
I don't think anyone can complain at picking up 1,000GS and 27 achievements in just over an hour really, so this title definitely gets the thumbs up for ticking a fair few boxes.
I still have another 19 games to post up, but I think that's enough for this post, and hopefully I'll be up to date in this sense within the next couple of days...
We are also making those easy strides through the opening few weeks of this year's GTASC, I am still surviving in both the Individual and Team competitions, there's no real urgency at the moment with nearly 1,400 people making it through to the next stage, the cut-off line will probably be around the 700 TA Score mark, which I am well clear of already, so hopefully I can find these remaining 108 achievements that will secure my bonus for the week. I have a few titles that I can probably use to get myself close to this target but it's not going to be easy for me to get to this total.
Fingers crossed, and until next time, Keep Gaming and Keep Scoring!
Posted by Inatimate1
on 03 February 18 at 11:45
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