It's been 10 days of fun ladies and gentlemen. Aside from all the usual riff raff there's been a couple of completions thrown in there along the way, but let's have a brief recap first and foremost.
One of the games I scored 1,383 TA Score on is NBA Live 15
. If you manipulate the rules in your favour it's actually a pretty easy game to wrack up the TA Score in. I am slightly disappointed though at a couple of achievements not popping when I completed them though.
These two achievements...
The Never Any Doubt achievement in NBA LIVE 15 worth 405 pointsWin the game after being down by 30 or more in the second half in a single player game
...should have added an extra 681 to my total after I was successful in my second attempt, however I think that there's a problem when you restart a game rather than going back to the main menu and starting up a new game entirely. I can however take a bit of pleasure in knowing that I have been able to do this though and probably could repeat that feat if things get tight for me in terms of GTASC one week.
Moving on from this though, and after progressing to the 19th week of GTASC in have started off in decent enough form to pass on to next week. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
has been a very good game in terms of heavy scoring, working through the second, third and fourth worlds and finishing the bosses there has brought a further 1,176 TA Score for the cause, and has contributed to near enough half of my TA Score during this period. Bits and Bobs in other games have lead to a fair few low scoring achievements that have mounted up, but now I'm going to move on to the two completions over the last 10 days.
First up comes Vertical Drop Heroes HD
from last week. Now this game was on sale a couple of weeks ago, and I am actually surprised that I am only the 65th person to finish this one. It's a platformer mixed with a rouge-like RPG and fans of games like Bard's Gold or Spelunky would like this game. You'll be lucky if you do manage to finish the 11 floors on first play-through, and the real fun comes in using the gold you accumulate to improve your hero's starting stats for subsequent runs. It doesn't by any means make the game easy though, you'll still need a fair bit of good fortune to clear the game three times in order to unlock the final achievement, but all in all it isn't really all that difficult to get the 1,749 TA Score that's available from the title.
The second completion came with Super Party Sports: Football
. I only picked this one up as it was on sale and to be honest it's a pretty dire game. There's nothing sporting about it in reality. It's like Stickman Golf meets Angry Birds in terms of its puzzle style gameplay but again, it's pretty simple to finish. 1,800 TA Score to pick up if you manage to get 3 stars on all 100 levels, but a few attempts on each level should be enough to get the full 28 achievements that are available, a couple of the levels will be frustrating, especially the ones with boulders, but it's not the one of the easier completions that I've managed to work through.
A few new titles have been added to the list as well, I'll say that Zuma's Revenge
is a decent follow up to the original title as part of the EA Access membership, fans of the Big Fish game Luxor will enjoy this one, and there's 20 achievements available in a pretty low scoring arcade title to be had if you need to bump up your total achievements.
Naturally I have started on the two new Games With Gold releases for the next fortnight. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
is a fun game which deviates slightly from the traditional Tomb Raider style of gameplay and focuses more on the puzzle aspects of the game. Whilst LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
is the usual bundle of fun, however the achievements are by no means a breeze for what they are worth and I'll probably stick to this game when I've got enough score to ensure progress to the next period of GTASC.
The last game to add to the new starts in Trove
, now if you're one of the 90 odd percent of players that haven't started this freebie yet then what are you waiting for? This game is brilliant, it's a mixture of Minecraft and WoW I would say in terms of the gameplay. It really does look like oodles of fun and I would honestly say that this is one of the better titles that are available across the Xbox One platform as a whole, and in terms of a freebie it really is top notch! There's plenty of TA Score available for players who are willing to put the time in to the game and I would say that you could easily lose a day or two just enjoying the game as a whole.
So now on to the technical side of things...
I think I'm going to need to score around 3,000 TA Score to progress this week, which is another 627 away, it shouldn't be all that difficult given that I have nearly 3 days in which to do this, but I would like to get this done as soon as possible in order to relax with games like Banjo-Tooie or LEGO Star Wars. Race to 250,000 TA ScorePoints to target = 77,569
Current Required Points Per Day Rate = 341.7Race to 5,000 AchievementsAchievements to target = 697
Current Required Achievements Per Day Rate = 3.1
Both of these long term goals have come down by a fair amount over the last 10 days, I'm hoping more to work on the 5,000 achievements goal as I feel that I can really get this finished with a few months left to spare and then start getting to work on the 10,000 achievements goal. I've made a real jump up the achievements won leaderboard over the last few weeks and now find myself closing in on a top 50,000 position, as this is the leaderboard that I am falling behind in more than the others I feel that this is where I need to be putting in the work whenever I get the opportunity.
I'm nearly inside the top 10% of the TrueAchievement score leaderboard, closing down another 3,200 TA Score should see me inside this marker, so hopefully that will come alongside progressing with GTASC. I'll also reach the top 10% of the Games Completed leaderboard if I manage to 100% another 5 titles, so again, this is all about finishing those near completions or finding another few easy titles to get myself over the line here.
Finally I'm under 6,000 TA Score away from my monthly aim of breaking inside the top 35,000 on the TA leaderboard. This has the potential to get out of hand if I have a couple of quiet days, however, another couple of high scoring days towards the end of the month should see me safely pass this target.
That's it for now, until next time though, Keep Gaming and Keep Scoring!