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May
21
PermalinkMore Completions - Session 50 - The End of Rock Band 4
This is my fiftieth blog under this heading (I know I have written hundreds over the years here at TA). This is a special one because it will likely be the week that I earn my last achievement ever in Rock Band 4 Achievements . According to this site, I played it for over 110 hours so far and have enjoyed every second of it (going all the way back to Rock Band Achievements ), My completion percentage on games with the Rock Band moniker is 90.7%, significantly higher than any other game series that I have played.

To finish up Rock Band 4 I have to get from Level 49 to 50 and I will simply start with the most popular song (on my iTunes) and work my way down. Specifically they are

Everlong - Foo Fighters
Hangar 18 - Megadeth
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
R U Mine - Arctic Monkeys
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
BYOB - System of a Down
Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper
Rest in Peace...Polaris - Megadeth

Those ten songs will end Rock Band 4 for me (and have a fun time playing).

Achievements Earned This Session:
Minecraft: Xbox One EditionBake BreadThe Bake Bread achievement in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition worth 19 pointsTurn wheat into bread.
AaeroDown with The SicknessThe Down with The Sickness achievement in Aaero worth 9 pointsComplete 'The Sickness' on Normal
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale SeriesWhirlwindThe Whirlwind achievement in Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series worth 106 pointsComplete Chapter 6 of Episode 2


Completion Percentage: 43.79% (High: 44.28%, Low: 43.43%, Last: 43.77%)
Games Completed: 4 The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements TurnOn Achievements Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition Achievements Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Achievements

Low Completion Game: KirkSadler's achievements in Crypt of the NecroDancer - My current lowest game is Crypt of the Necrodancer at 7%. Hopefully my skill will increase, as this has been one of the more difficult games I have played in my life.

Game To Finish: Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series Achievements - I am done Chapter 2 and eagerly looking forward to the rest of the game!

50% Game: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements - The next closest to 50% (at 41%) is Minecraft. I think I have seven more sessions or this (there or abouts) so I will try to knock off the easy achievements before I have to dig in to attempt to beat the game.

Open Game #1: Madden NFL 18 Achievements - I will not be specifically going for achievements in Madden 18 as some friends and I have started a league which we are going into our second season in. I am finally learning how to play offense so it is a lot more fun.

Open Game #2: NBA 2K18 Achievements - I will play one game with my three-point shooting defender (currently rated 72 trying to get all the badges) and play one game with MyTeam.

Open Game #3: Rock Band 4 Achievements - I am up to Level 49 in this excellent game. I will move onto Guitar Hero Live once I get the Level 50. I will still play from time to time but this is probably it for the franchise as far as achievements go. My two fondest achievements earned were
Rock BandPlatinum ArtistThe Platinum Artist achievement in Rock Band worth 129 pointsFinish the Endless Setlist in Band World Tour on Expert
where a friend and I on a whim finished on Expert Guitar and Expert Drums. We were both Expert Guitar players, but when we tried "Cherub Rock" and made it through we decided to do it. It took about eight hours but was a meaningful achievement.

The other fond achievement is
Rock Band 2Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 204 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
where my brother and I decided to work together and he practiced about ten of the last songs and I did ten (including the awful at the time Visions). Oh, we also got the
Rock Band 2Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 111 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
on that same Expert run!

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May
18
PermalinkMore Completions - Session 49
This week once again went without issue. I like the small number of games and the low pressure in getting things done and I will continue with this for sure until I get bored and have to switch it up :( I will choose my lowest completion percentage game, I will choose one game that I want to complete, I will choose one game that is close to 50% (as my long term goal is 50% completion), and then three games that I am just playing for fun: then some games are for fun and some are for achievements.

Achievements Earned This Session:
Minecraft: Xbox One EditionIt's a Sign!The It's a Sign! achievement in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition worth 20 pointsCraft and place a Sign.
AaeroSequenz abgeschlossenThe Sequenz abgeschlossen achievement in Aaero worth 6 pointsComplete 'Sequenz' on Normal
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale SeriesBehind Enemy LinesThe Behind Enemy Lines achievement in Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series worth 21 pointsComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 2


Completion Percentage: 43.77% (High: 44.28%, Low: 43.43%, Last: 43.77%)
Games Completed: 4 The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements TurnOn Achievements Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition Achievements Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Achievements

Low Completion Game: Aaero Achievements - My current lowest game is Aaero at 6%. I am not highly skilled at this game yet, but have confidence that the achievements (which basically are beat a level) will continue to come fairly quickly.

Game To Finish: Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series Achievements - This game cannot turn out well for Bruce Wayne. Not really sure how the good guys are going to win, but I am loving the story so far.

50% Game: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements - The next closest to 50% (at 40%) is Minecraft. I think I have eight more sessions or this (there or abouts) so I will try to knock off the easy achievements before I have to dig in to attempt to beat the game.

Open Game #1: Madden NFL 18 Achievements - I will not be specifically going for achievements in Madden 18 as some friends and I have started a league which we are going into our second season in.

Open Game #2: NBA 2K18 Achievements - I will play one game with my three-point shooting defender (currently rated 71 tryingto get all the badges) and play one game with MyTeam.

Open Game #3: Rock Band 4 Achievements - I am up to Level 48 in this excellent game. I will move onto Guitar Hero Live once I get the Level 50 as the last two achievements (All Songs 5 stars - impossible after my stroke, Split A Vote 4 Ways - Impossible with only three instruments) will be tough for me to do.

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Posted by KirkSadler on 18 May 18 at 19:56 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
16
PermalinkMore Completions - Session 48 - New Strategy Successful
Last sessions goals went very quickly so I will continue with it for the next few sessions to see how it continues. I will choose my lowest completion percentage game, I will choose one game that I want to complete, I will choose one game that is close to 50% (as my long term goal is 50% completion), and then three games that I am just playing for fun: then some games are for fun and some are for achievements.

Achievements Earned This Session:
BastionSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Bastion worth 25 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale SeriesA Family AffairThe A Family Affair achievement in Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series worth 21 pointsComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 2
NBA LIVE 16Oop There it isThe Oop There it is achievement in NBA LIVE 16 worth 71 pointsComplete 3 Alley-oops in a game


Completion Percentage: 43.77% (High: 44.28%, Low: 43.43%, Last: 43.75%)
Games Completed: 4 The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements TurnOn Achievements Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition Achievements Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Achievements

Low Completion Game: Aaero Achievements - I've done a bad job of bean diving lately, which has nicely plummeted my completion percentage and given me some awful games to play. My current lowest game, Aaero at 5% is not an awful game but it will take dedication and skill to continue through the levels.

Game To Finish: Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series Achievements - This game has an edge, and the thing I personally like about Telltale stories is that there is always a twist in there. Like in this game for example, we all know that John Doe is the Joker, but Batman doesn't so how will we keep suspense for the player of the game?

50% Game: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements - The next closest to 50% (at 39%) is Minecraft. I have actually only played this game for fun (rarther than achievements) so that will be a nice surprise.

Open Game #1: Madden NFL 18 Achievements - I will not be specifically going for achievements in Madden 18 as some friends and I have started a league which we are going into our second season in.

Open Game #2: NBA 2K18 Achievements - I will play one game with my three-point shooting defender (to get all the badges) and play one game with MyTeam.

Open Game #3: Rock Band 4 Achievements - I plugged in my drums this week and got the "Fill It In" achievement this week and I am at I think Level 47 (of 50) towards the next achievement.

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Posted by KirkSadler on 16 May 18 at 17:04 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
12
PermalinkMore Completions - Session 47 - New Strategy
This week (going for easy achievements) went very well for me (surprise, surprise). I am going to change my gaming strategy a bit for the next few months to see how it goes. I will choose my lowest completion percentage game, I will choose one game that I want to complete, I will choose one game that is close to 50% (as my long term goal is 50% completion), and then three games that I am just playing for fun: then some games are for fun and some are for achievements.

Achievements Earned This Session:
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale SeriesAll Things Must PassThe All Things Must Pass achievement in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series worth 23 pointsComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 5
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale SeriesBrothers in ArmsThe Brothers in Arms achievement in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series worth 116 pointsCompleted Chapter 6 of Episode 5
Marvel: Ultimate AllianceFleeting AlliesThe Fleeting Allies achievement in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance worth 58 pointsSpeak to Xavier while playing as Magneto.
Marvel: Ultimate AllianceSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance worth 57 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Rock Band 4Filling Out NicelyThe Filling Out Nicely achievement in Rock Band 4 worth 17 pointsPlay 10 new Dynamic Drum Fills perfectly.
Madden NFL 18Lockdown CornerThe Lockdown Corner achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 32 pointsWin 3 presses in a single game with the same CB.
Madden NFL 18Triple CrownThe Triple Crown achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 84 pointsRecord a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery with the same player on a single play.
NBA PlaygroundsKeep It 100The Keep It 100 achievement in NBA Playgrounds worth 169 pointsUnlock the first 100 players
Chess UltraBlind PigsThe Blind Pigs achievement in Chess Ultra worth 61 pointsManeuver a pair of Rooks onto your opponent’s second rank
LEGO Marvel's AvengersA Part Of Something BiggerThe A Part Of Something Bigger achievement in LEGO Marvel's Avengers worth 16 pointsComplete the 'MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' level with all Minikits unlocked
Injustice 2Going ApeThe Going Ape achievement in Injustice 2 worth 30 pointsThrow 3 kegs during a match with Gorilla Grodd at the Ace o' Clubs
Madden NFL 18Carson Wentz Legacy AwardThe Carson Wentz Legacy Award achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 17 pointsUsing a created player, coach, or owner - surpass a legacy score of 50.


Completion Percentage: 43.75% (High: 44.28%, Low: 43.43%, Last: 43.66%)
Games Completed: 4 The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements TurnOn Achievements Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition Achievements Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Achievements

Low Completion Game: Bastion Achievements - I've done a bad job of bean diving lately, which has nicely plummeted my completion percentage and given me some awful games to play. My current lowest game, Bastion at 5% is not an awful game which delights me so.

Game To Finish: Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series Achievements - This game has an edge, and the thing I personally like about Telltale stories is that there is always a twist in there. Like in this game for example, we all know that John Doe is the Joker, but Batman doesn't so how will we keep suspense for the player of the game?

50% Game: NBA LIVE 16 Achievements - I instinctively thought "gross", but it's a good thing to get some of these games out of the way. NBA Live 16 at 48% is my closest game to 50% and had some poor reviews but I purchased it to support basketball video games and competition in the market (if that makes any sense).

Open Game #1: Madden NFL 18 Achievements - I will not be specifically going for achievements in Madden 18 as some friends and I have started a league which we are going into our second season in.

Open Game #2: NBA 2K18 Achievements - I will play one game with my three-point shooting defender (to get all the badges) and play one game with MyTeam.

Open Game #3: Rock Band 4 Achievements - I plugged in my drums this week and got the "Fill It In" achievement this week and I am at I think Level 46 (of 50) towards the next achievement.

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May
08
PermalinkMore Completions - Session 46 - "Easy" games week
I am just going to switch it up for the next few sessions, trying to bring some life into my gaming. This session, I am switching exclusively to "easy" games. These will either be games that I am (relatively) close to completing, games that are considered easy, or fun games that I haven't had the chance to pick up in a while. In gaming news, I picked up Madden 18 as a bane to my steadily dropping completion percentage, to play a league with my friend.

Achievements Earned This Session:
We Sing PopPass the mic!The Pass the mic! achievement in We Sing Pop worth 24 pointsYou need to play Pass the Mic for the first time
We Sing PopWe all singThe We all sing achievement in We Sing Pop worth 23 pointsYou need to play We Sing for the first time
Crypt of the NecroDancerIn The Zone 1The In The Zone 1 achievement in Crypt of the NecroDancer worth 15 pointsComplete zone 1 with solo Cadence!
Madden NFL 18Grindin' SolosThe Grindin' Solos achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 12 pointsWin a MUT Solo Challenge.
Madden NFL 18This is My Ultimate TeamThe This is My Ultimate Team achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 12 pointsCreate a MUT Team.
Madden NFL 18NegotiatorThe Negotiator achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 23 pointsWin a MUT auction.
Madden NFL 18Going For GoldThe Going For Gold achievement in Madden NFL 18 worth 126 pointsEarn gold from a drill inside the Skill Trainer.
AaeroGone fissionThe Gone fission achievement in Aaero worth 6 pointsComplete 'Split the Atom' on Normal
Disney Fantasia: Music EvolvedCareful ComposerThe Careful Composer achievement in Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved worth 10 pointsIn a Composition Spell inside a song, spend 120 seconds working on a recording.


Completion Percentage: 43.66% (High: 44.28%, Low: 43.43%, Last: 43.66%)
Games Completed: 3 The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements TurnOn Achievements Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition Achievements

Easy Game #1 - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Achievements - The first game on this list is the closest I am to completing. I love all Telltale games (with their interactive movie design) and hope that more keep coming up (I still have Batman II, Minecraft I and Minecraft II to come).

Easy Game #2 - Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Achievements - Probably my favourite non-music game from the Xbox 360 generation of games. I am still on the first playthrough and having a blast!

Easy Game #3 - LEGO Marvel's Avengers Achievements - I personally don't find LEGO games to be easy but I find them very time consuming. I am on my second set of playthroughs now and just grinding achievements to be done.

Easy Game #4 - NBA Playgrounds Achievements - I purchased this game last summer in my lull between NBA games. I hardly touched it and this is strongly in the "easy to beat...but you have to put the time in" department of my games.

Easy Game #5 - Chess Ultra Achievements - Not everyone would consider chess to be an "easy game" but for someone who is regularly (ie. annually) in rated tournaments most of the achievements in chess games are gimme's. There are three achievements (outside of the winning tournaments by making 64 accounts or whatever it is) that I can still easily get.

Easy Game #6 - Injustice 2 Achievements - The final game on my list is surely not an easy game being a fighter, but has lots of easy achievements for me to get.

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