This week I started my first ever Bean Dive on TA. In the past, I've been reluctant to start a load of games in my pile of shame, but this year I'm not too bothered how big of a hit my completion percentage takes. All the games I'm planning to start are easy anyways, all picked up from the indie sale and ultimate games sale, so I'm hoping this gives me the motivation to actually churn through them.
I dived a total of 19 games, gaining 20 achievements (got too into Laserlife and didn't quit after the first one
). My completion percentage dipped by 2.24%.
First achievement of dive:
Since my dive, I've completed six of the games I started. My thoughts on them:
Active Soccer 2 DX: Very simple football game, not in the same league as Fifa (not that it tries to be). The game is easy enough when you get decent at shooting on target, the computer will rarely attack if you're on easy. I ended up making the game longer for myself by playing as an English team, meaning a season consisted of 38 domestic games, two national cup competitions, and the european cup.
Spheroids: Another simple game. Platformer, essentially travelling across the screen killing the enemies (little blobs) with your hook. It was a real pain to get used to only being able to attack vertically (above or below), but the game would have been way too easy if you could fire your hook any where. The platforming is easy enough, and you're never really punished for dying, so the game is very easy.
Cel Damage HD: Car game based around damaging your opponents, not unlike Mario Kart battle mode. I wish I had played the original when it first released, I think it would have been a really fun game with friends. The achievements are very easy, but the game starts to drag when you have to win 48 events over 3 game modes.
ABZU: I hugged a guide for this one, because I didn't want to miss any collectibles, but this game would be pretty fun if you just play it as is. You basically swim around underwater, solving very simple puzzles and observing the sea life. The story parts repeat at times, which is pretty bad considering the length of the game. I would wait until it's very cheap to pick this one up (which I'll be doing for the W10 version).
The Little Acre: I feel this game should have been 3-5x as long as it was. Just as the story got going, it was quickly concluded. I'm not the biggest fan of point and click games anyway, but this game isn't half bad. There's a few very missable achievements, so it is definitely worth hugging a guide for this too. Most will get it done in an hour.
Momonga Pinball Adventures: This game is just pinball with a 'cutesy' skin and some story elements added. There's nine levels total, each with five challenges, which you can only do one by one. I'll be honest, I got my three stars on every level (determined by the number of stars you collect, hearts you have left, and then a challenge mutliplier), then tricked it to get 45 challenges complete. The game expects you to play 500 levels, so there is a grind just restarting the level for about an hour.
I also completed Rocket Leagues newest title update. The achievements are easy, made even easier if you already have a very rare item. I managed to earn myself a very unworthy platinum 2 in ranked regular, so now I can't play that at all without inevitably relegating myself down a few notches.
A bit of a longer blog this week, but thanks for reading!
02/07/17 - 08/07/17
Starting Gamerscore: 299,290
End Gamerscore: 308,080