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Apr
23
PermalinkA Travellers Tale and one year goal finished
1 Game Completed

North - 1020 TA Score

Games Played

Minesweeper: 3 of 10 - 16 of 76
Jetpack Joyride: 5 of 20 - 40 of 53
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China: 22 of 28 - 1,483 of 2,089
Sky Force Reloaded: 2 of 29 - 58 of 2,752
Arcade Game Series: Galaga: 5 of 20 - 156 of 2,415
Letter Quest: Grimm's journey remastered: 13 of 60 - 197 of 1,671
Killer Instinct: 7 of 464 - 69 of 26,165 shock
Gears of War 4: 23 of 134 - 334 of 14,755 shock
The Assembly: 2 of 29 - 26 of 1,218

Well, travelled for a few days in Dubai and kept the streak ticking over with some WP achievements in Minesweeper and Jetpack Joyride. Get back on Thursday after pulling an all nighter due to stupid early flight. Popped a couple of achievements in a few games - basically I was so close to achieving my completion percentage goal I decided to harvest some simple achievements.

Ongoing my main game is Gears of War 4 which looks pretty splendid in 4K. I'm merrily stomping (because thats what they do) through the main campaign. Quite like the new characters (probably more than the previous set in Gears 1 to 3). Cover shooting is cover shooting so its not changed anything there but the new characters are interesting and have set the stage for hopefully another good trilogy (assuming the ending doesn't kill them all! - no spoilers as I haven't got there yet).

I also tried Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice with my B&O headphones plugged in and WOW this game is aurally as impressive as it is visually. Once GOW4 is out of the way, I'll be taking my time getting through this one.

Completed North following Maka's guide: Pretty poor experience, bottom of the list of finished 'games' and will remain there for the forceable future.

Big news: Completed one of my 4 goals that I set myself for the year. Increase my completion percentage to 36.0% - Quite low for this site, but for me it was an encouragement to play and complete some of the games I'd just started, got a couple of achievements and moved on to whatever was next. Each percentage point is 320 achievements in either games I've not started or I've just played briefly. So, I now have to reset the goal. I'm thinking of going to 38% (I'd like to go to 40% but I think that's unlikely)

The achievement that tipped over the 36% was :

NORTHThis door will open laterJCB DUKEThe This door will open later achievement in NORTH worth 103 pointsHe tried to enter the immigration office, but the door was closed


Status of this years goals:

Streak: 815 days ongoing
TA score of 420,000: 39.3% (time progress 31.8%)
Gamerscore of 300,000: 40.1% (time progress 31.8%)
Completed games: 37.8% (time progress 31.8%)
Completion percentage: 100% (time progress 31.8%) clapsmileclap

My Completed games in order of recommendation (on going list):

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Mad Max 48 of 49
Star Wars Battlefront II 22 of 43
Strider 28 of 30
Candleman
Batman: The Enemy Within
Tales from the Borderlands
Race Arcade
Lego Star Wars: The force awakens
Fruit Ninja
GeoDefense Swarm
One Eyed Kutkh
The Station
SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
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Asemblance
Energy Cycle
Decay the Mare
Rememoried
North
Posted by JCB DUKE on 23 April 18 at 08:31 | Last edited on 23 April 18 at 08:31 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
15
Permalink2 More 100% Completions (120, 121)
Game Completed

The Station - 1052 TA Score
One Eyed Kutkh - 1019 TA Score

Games Played

Mad Max: 48 of 49 - 1,835 of 2,225
Trials of the Blood Dragon 7 of 20 - 350 of 6,332
Letter Quest - Grimm's Journey Remastered: 12 of 60 - 191 of 1,673
Spiral Splatter: 7 of 18 - 327 of 1,368
Hellblade - Senua's Sacrifice: 1 of 14 - 90 of 2,166
Flying Tigers: Shadows over China: 21 of 28 - 1,515 of 2,144
Minesweeper (WP): 2 of 10 - 10 of 76

Popped the last two achievements on Mad Max and called that one finished. The last one I was not going to get and the game as a whole was starting to grate. The last couple of driving ones were good to get but its done and deleted now. If you do have gamepass and haven't tried it yet, its a bit of an underrated game. Combat is fast and fluid, Car combat once you get powered up is very good fun and visually I still thinks it pretty stunning. Well worth the time invested.

Other than finally finishing Mad Max, I started and finished The Station and One Eyed Kutkh. Both are pretty simple games to complete (I followed Maka's guides for both). I think The Station could have been better, it sets up quite a nice environment and premise and then lets you finish it all in about 30 minutes. One Eyed Kutkh is very simple but not badly done. Both easy completions.

Carried on flying tigers, couple of the zero point achievements done (why!) and managed to watch the credits and keep the streak alive at 11:57pm (glad it was a small team laugh)

Started Senua's Sacrifice - a game I'm pleased has made it Xbox OneX - only did one achievement but I'm looking forward to getting into this with the headphones on. Visually stunning and I believe the soundscape will be equally immersive. Really looking forward to playing through this.

I'm working in Dubai this week. So it will be a small week for TA score with one or two achievements per day in Minesweeper till I get back to the UK on Friday.

Status of this years goals:

Streak: 807 days ongoing smile
TA score of 420,000: 38% (time progress 29.65%)
Gamerscore of 300,000: 38.6% (time progress 29.65%)
Completed games: 35.6% (time progress 29.65%)
Completion percentage: 90.9% (time progress 29.65%)

MY Completed games in order of recommendation (on going list):

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Mad Max 48 of 49
Star Wars Battlefront II 22 of 43
Strider 28 of 30
Candleman
Batman: The Enemy Within
Tales from the Borderlands
Race Arcade
Lego Star Wars: The force awakens
Fruit Ninja
GeoDefense Swarm
One Eyed Kutkh
The Station

SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
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Asemblance
Energy Cycle
Decay the Mare
Rememoried
Posted by JCB DUKE on 15 April 18 at 18:26 | Last edited on 15 April 18 at 18:30 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
09
Permalink2 more milestones and 2 more completions
8th April - 2 games completed

Game Completed

Life is Strange: Before the Storm 1,114 TA Score
Asemblance 1,032 TA Score

Games Played

Mad Max: 46 of 49 - 1,668 or 2,225
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island: 1 of 18 - 51 of 1,278
Adam's Venture. Origins: 6 of 15 - 388 of 1,119
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: 1 of 90 - 11 of 4,805
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered: 8 of 60 - 122 of 1,671
Sky Force Reloaded: 1 of 29 - 20 of 2,671
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China: 19 of 28 - 1,483 of 2,152

This week (delayed one day due to milestones) I passed the 800 day ongoing for the streak. I have to spend a few days next week in the UAE so I'm getting the Windows Phone charged up and hoping for good network's.. I also hit 3500 ongoing achievement streak yesterday. When I started the streak my ratio was 2 achievements per day and now thats up to 4 on average per day so I'm pretty pleased with this smile

I completed Life Is Strange: Before the storm and this is instantly my favourite completion. A wonderful story (chapter 2 was my personal favourite). Utterly enjoyable to play. Wrapping up at the end of chapter 3 with the choices made throughout the game (and real choices not like in TellTale games where the end is pretty much the same no matter what) was so satisfying. The prologue as well, fortelling what happens to Rachel Amber in the original Life is Strange was so well done. I may start Life Is Strange (xbox 1) and play it again soon. Bravo and more of the same please. smile

Asemblance I picked up one early morning when my daughter had kicked me out of bed. Finished it about 45 minutes later. Apart from the last Achievement being a bit tricky was plane sailing and a simple 1000. Worth playing only for the 1000.

Mad Max I have 2 achievements to go (at time of writing having just found the last 3 scrap).

Mad MaxLooked EverywhereJCB DUKEThe Looked Everywhere achievement in Mad Max worth 31 pointsLoot all Scavenging Locations


I may get one more but I'm probably not getting this one - by next week I think I'll have deleted it from my drive.

Mad MaxUp to the TaskThe Up to the Task achievement in Mad Max worth 390 pointsComplete all non-repeating challenges


I mistakingly started Call of Duty AW (hence the dip in my completion percentage target), the others I played to get them started so I can complete over time. Flying Tigers is a pretty simple plane game but I've not had one on the Xbox1 and its quite enjoyable. I need to get the MP one's done soon as I imagine it will be a challenge later. The Single player are all quite simple - the campaign took about 2 hours max to complete.

Status of this years goals:

Streak: 800 days ongoing smile
TA score of 420,000: 34.6% (time progress 28.03%)
Gamerscore of 300,000: 34.3% (time progress 28.03%)
Completed games: 31.1% (time progress 28.03%)
Completion percentage: 83.1% (time progress 28.03%)

Completed games in order of recommendation (on going list):

Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Star Wars Battlefront II 22 of 43
Strider 28 of 30
Candleman
Batman: The Enemy Within
Tales from the Borderlands
Race Arcade
Lego Star Wars: The force awakens
Fruit Ninja
GeoDefense Swarm
SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
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Asemblance
Energy Cycle
Decay the Mare
Rememoried

Cheers,
Posted by JCB DUKE on 09 April 18 at 10:57 | Last edited on 09 April 18 at 11:01 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
01
PermalinkTelltale completions and 11,500 Achievements Milestone
31st March - 2 games completed

Game Completed

Tales from the Borderlands: 1,140 TA Score
Batman: The Enemy Within: 1,153 TA Score

Games Played

Mad Max: 43 of 49
Trials of the Blood Dragon: 6 of 20
Party Hard: 1 of 26
Spiral Splatter: 6 of 18
Forza Horizon: 119 of 131
Life is Strange: Before the storm: 31 of 34

After last weeks not finishing of any game, I managed to finish Tales from the Borderlands and Batman: The Enemy within. Tales from the Borderlands I went through on the Xbox one having completed previously on the 360. Its one of the better games that Tell Tale have done (to be fair they are all pretty good except for Game of Thrones which I didn't really enjoy). Batman was enjoyable but I am beginning to think that the TellTale model is looking a little dated when you compare it against the Life is Strange games which really up the immersiveness. Still both were enjoyable. The final achievement in batman was also my 11,500 lifetime achievement smile

Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale SeriesThe Last LaughThe The Last Laugh achievement in Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series worth 117 pointsComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 5


I also completed the remaining mission based objectives on Mad Max which finished the story correctly (not a nice ending , but what feels like the correct ending). Now I'm in tidyup mode. I think I'll end up a couple of achievements away from the full 1000 and that will be it.

I started Trails of the Blood Dragon which is mad but I'm not the most skillful driver. Also started Party Hard and Spiral Splatter. Spiral Splatter I think I will pick up occasionally and Party Hard I needed to get one quick achievement as I knew I would have no more time that day. I'll go back to it at some point. I also took out one of the Hoonigan Forza achievements.

Life is Strange I will finish this week. Then I will decide which of the 'Big Games' I have installed I want to get started into. Maybe AC Origins or AC Rogue...

Status of this years goals:

Streak: 787 days ongoing
TA score of 420,000: 30.0% (time progress 25.88%)
Gamerscore of 300,000: 29.7% (time progress 25.88%)
Completed games: 26.7% (time progress 25.88%) angry
Completion percentage: 90.9% (time progress 25.88%) clap

Completed games in order of recommendation (on going list):

Star Wars Battlefront II 22 of 43
Strider 28 of 30
Candleman
Batman: The Enemy Within
Tales from the Borderlands
Race Arcade
Lego Star Wars: The force awakens
Fruit Ninja
GeoDefense Swarm
SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
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Energy Cycle
Decay the Mare
Rememoried
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