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Oct
18
PermalinkCompleted Game 129/130 - Clean Up
My goal of 130 completed games has finally been achieved. Although it seems to be quite small compared to the now 309 games on my card, this is a nice accomplishment for me. Majority of the games I completed were what I'd call clean up games, and were ones I was too lazy to go back and take the time to finish them. Two of the games I started fresh, but only started them because I knew they were quick completions, and easily used to keep my daily streak alive. However, lets get to the completed games.

King Kong is one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. Glitch upon glitch upon glitch, this game was more about holding my breath until the achievement popped. Many years ago, I have completed the campaign, only to have the achievement glitch on me. Nearly seven years Kong has sat untouched in the longest rage quit known to man. But after completing my previous game, I took a look at my card and searched for some other easy games I had put off. Immediately after seeing Kong, I just put the disc in and made a dent in the slow, painful campaign. Two days after completing Wallace and Gromit 1, this game was done. I figured waiting until my goal completion would be more acceptable for another blog post but even still it was only five days ago.

Lego Star Wars 2 has been in the back of my mind for weeks if not months. Completing every level without dying is a cakewalk except for the ship levels. After looking at guides and the TA ratio for the ship achievements, I psyched myself out and put them off. The LEGO games have been something my girlfriend and I have played together, and she bought a new one but said we would not play it until we totally finished Star Wars. After spending roughly an hour on the remaining few achievements I had, the game was finished. This also means that I have completed all the LEGO games on my card, until a few hours ago when a new one was started.

Peter Jackson's King Kong - 1000/1000
Current Trueachievement Score - 1116
Trueachievement score I feel it should be - 1116
Achievement Difficulty - 1/10
Estimated Completion Time - 6 Hours
Achievement Frustration - 7/10
Days to Completion - 3063
Overall Rating - 2/10

The actual game-play is NOT terrible with this game. For when this came out, it has decent graphics, and a somewhat enjoyable experience when playing as Kong. Following Jack Black is somewhat annoying, but this game is DESCENT. Until you get a glitch. Several times I HAD to initiate a cheat in order to unglitch levels. This is the opposite of what should happen. I somewhat enjoyed my time with this game, but am glad to be able to move it into the pile of completed games.

LEGO Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy - 1000/1000
Current Trueachievement Score - 1904
Trueachievement score I feel it should be - 1500
Achievement Difficulty - 5/10
Estimated Completion Time - 22 Hours
Achievement Frustration - 4/10
Days to Completion - 2614
Overall Rating - 6/10

LEGO games are never terrible. Usually decently easy achievements, and a fairly easy completion. The frustrating part about this one is that majority of the achievements are for completing the levels without dying. This is fine with invincible characters, but there are no invincible ships. That being said, this game has a few achievements that require skill but nowhere near 3.0 ratios. This is a heavily inflated game, and another one I am glad to move into the pile of completed games.

Last Blog's Goals
1. Complete my predicted next completion, Just Cause 2
2. More work on Quake 4
3. Unlock an achievement in Kinect Playfit
4. Unlock 10 achievements from To-do List
5. Get EA Sports Active 2 to 500 gamerscore

All of them fails. But with my goal completed, I want to start putting more effort into my random to-do list. Next time, I hope to make a dent in the goal list. I do have a few games near completion but I may actually hold off on them to work on these goals. While these blogs may be pointless and read by nobody, I enjoy creating them and looking back at my past. I do not want to be creating blogs every few days though.

Outside gaming, I have been enjoying watching football, programming and as of tonight, watching basketball. I have enjoyed watching the Golden State Warriors for roughly 8 years, and right now I'm watching them play. Other than that, I have been doing a fair amount of schoolwork, work around my apartment, exercising and upkeep on my plants.

Since my last blog, I have unlocked achievements in the following games:
EA Sports Active 2 - 1
Every Extend Extra Extreme - 1
LEGO Star Wars 2 : The Original Trilogy - 3
Game Party: In Motion - 5
LEGO The Lord of the Rings - 5 *
*Denotes New Game

For next blog, here are my 5 goals:
1. Complete my predicted next completion, Just Cause 2*
2. More work on Quake 4*
3. Unlock an achievement in Kinect Playfit*
4. Unlock 10 achievements from To-do List*
5. Get EA Sports Active 2 to 500 gamerscore*
* means I didn't complete the goal from last post

Goals for the end of the year:
1. Complete all 100 random To-Do list achievements (84 remaining)
2. 235k Trueachievement score
3. 135k gamerscore
4. 6250 achievements
5. 72 completion percentage
6. Get gamerscore back to a 5 or 0

Current Stats:
Trueachievements - 224029 (+1184)
Gamerscore - 130967 (+590)
Completed Games - 130 (+2)
Played Games - 309 (+1)
Completion Percentage - 68.71 (-.20)
Trueachievement Ratio - 1.7196 (+.0013)
Current Session Ratio - 2.0068
Achievements - 5958 (+16)
Days since last stats : 5
Posted by Maelstorm95 on 18 October 17 at 03:48 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
12
PermalinkCompleted Game 128 - Clean Up
With my initial goal of getting to 130 completed games drawing near, I want to finish it off by cleaning some of the easier games that I have started. Any point and click title falls into that category, and today it is Wallace and Gromit 1. Almost 7 years ago I bought this and initially played it following the walkthrough. But I mistakenly skipped an achievement, causing me to never want to finish it. This morning I was looking at my games played, and I noticed of a few short completion games, and this one just so happened to be chosen first.


Wallace and Gromit 1 - 200/200

Current Trueachievement Score - 234
Trueachievement score I feel it should be - 250
Achievement Difficulty - 2/10
Estimated Completion Time - 2 Hours
Days to Completion - 2617
Overall Rating - 5/10

One achievement in particular caused me quite a headache which is why I put the TA score higher. But in reality, this should have the same TA score as its gamerscore. Barely any skill is required and the hardest part is suffering through mediocre game-play, story, and controls.

Last Blog's Goals
1. Complete my predicted next completion, Just Cause 2
2. More work on Quake 4
3. Unlock an achievement in Kinect Playfit
4. Unlock 10 achievements from To-do List
5. Get EA Sports Active 2 to 500 gamerscore

This is looking to be an ultimate fail on my part. Didn't touch goals 1-3, EA active is currently at 440, and I unlocked 7 from my To-Do list. These will be my next blogs goals.


While Just Cause 2 is my goal for next completion, I am working on finishing King Kong, Fight Night Round 4, a new LEGO game, and also Rocket Riot.


Outside of gaming, college has been continuing. I've landed a job shadow and externship which isn't an internship but it definitely is finally something. I have grown quite interested in growing more herbs and plants as I have added more stevia and purple tomatillo to my potted plants. These are both sprouting and growing nicely. While doing the EA active running in place, I've grown to miss running and might try to get back into it once it starts cooling off more outside. Ever since my sciatic nerve injury, I've been incredibly resistant to full on running. I was even nervous to run in place, but am incredibly happy I chose to do so.

For next blog, here are my 5 goals:
1. Complete my predicted next completion, Just Cause 2*
2. More work on Quake 4*
3. Unlock an achievement in Kinect Playfit*
4. Unlock 10 achievements from To-do List*
5. Get EA Sports Active 2 to 500 gamerscore*
* means I didn't complete the goal from last post

Goals for the end of the year:
1. Complete all 100 random To-Do list achievements (85 remaining)
2. 235k Trueachievement score
3. 135k gamerscore
4. 6250 achievements
5. 72 completion percentage
6. Get gamerscore back to a 5 or 0

Current Stats:
Trueachievements - 224029 (+2417)
Gamerscore - 130377 (+1225)
Completed Games - 128 (+1)
Played Games - 308 (+0)
Completion Percentage - 68.91 (+.74)
Trueachievement Ratio - 1.7183 (+.0024)
Current Session Ratio - 1.9731
Achievements - 5942 (+64)
Days since last stats : 19
Posted by Maelstorm95 on 12 October 17 at 21:05 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.