Hello one and all, welcome to blog #94.
So first things first, thought I would mention a few things about the blog. Firstly thanks to all who interacted last week, didn't think coming back to the blog after a lengthy hiatus would be fruitful but good to see that wasn't the case.
Secondly I recently glanced at my number of blogs posted and thought I should number them seeing as the milestone of 100 will be reached soon and speaking of milestones next week's edition of the blog (3/3/17) marks the 5 year anniversary of the blog and to celebrate some developers have been awesome enough to donate some keys for me to giveaway next week so that'll be cool!
With all that out of the way let's swiftly move on to the meat and potatoes of the blog. Music Album A to Z
So this week I wanted to juxtapose last weeks popular pick of Green Day's American Idiot with something in a very different vein that is not very well known. So I have chosen the relatively recent release of Black Yaya's self-titled album.
The lead singer's native tongue of french gives a very interesting flavour when it comes to the pronunciation of how he sings his songs in English (Not in a stereotypical "Allo Allo" kind of a way) coupled that with the interesting electric folk vibe and you have a myriad of toe-tapping tunes if u ask me.
Now unfortunately there isn't a full album I can provide u with but the singles do have YouTube videos, check them out and see if they're your kind of jam.
Hope you enjoyed that, Now onto the games.Gaming Recap
So the last week has been quite good even if it did have infuriating moments at times having missed a Templar and Kingdom flag wasn't fun for sure but having music on in the background helped me get through it without ripping my hair out and also has allowed me to pick up my first completion of not only this A to Z challenge but also this year.
I did how ever take few brief gaming breaks as far as playing other titles are concerned as I played Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for the purpose of gaining a odd scoring gamerscore achievement.
Oddly both TA and the achievement screen on say I have 10 of 50 but when I go into the tile screen with all the achievement yet unlock it shows up there so not quite sure why that is.
Also I indulged myself and had a lazy Sunday consisting of a few hours of "competitive" (for fun) multiplayer on Halo Reach which surprisingly still had a player base.
Earning 40 achievements overall which is quite good haul compared to what I normally rack in as of recent, which is a few a week at best. Bioshock
So deciding what to play this week was a tricky one and while a few suggestions were cast out relating to Bayonetta and Blue Dragon, I have decided on this occasion to go with a title that I feel can be feasibly be done in a week alongside just having a hankering to return to. That game is Bioshock and more aptly place is Rapture!
Currently I sit on 29/50 achievements with 485g but seeing as I'll go for the DLC achievement as I can go for it at the same time make it 29/51. As u probably cam summarise I've previously played through this so it's more exercise of collecting and cleaning up rather than a full achievement round-up which was the case with Assassin's Creed.
Not to mention a trip down memory lane or rather a blast from the past maybe more appropriate.Choose Next Weeks Game
So while last week I didn't act on the suggestions like a ruthless dictator (Yeah I'm literally Hitler) that's not to say it wasn't fun to hear what you've got to say also if you've had any interesting experiences with any of the games listed like glitchy achievements, funny things that have happened etc let me know.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 43 of 50
Child of Eden 15 of 49
Comic Jumper 4 of 12
Crackdown 18 of 50
Crash Of The Titans 14 of 47
Crimson Dragon 22 of 39
Slim picking this week but feel free to mention other titles that I have not listed that are letter appropriate as I might pick it up. Random 100 To Do List Challenge
So I now stand at 99 Achievements to go, having only gotten the Assassin's Creed achievement so not the best start but that being said the Tortoise won the race so maybe a slow start isn't all bad and progress is progress.
This week I'm gonna go for a more doable set, while I'm not actively trying to complete Bayonetta this week due to the three required playthroughs, I will try play some of it and earn these 2 achievements in the process.
The A Mother's Love achievement in Bayonetta worth 26 pointsDefend ????? during the ???????, ensuring ????? takes no damage.
Will probably revisit it for the complete game on hard achievement
Also Bioshock should net me this one.
Hopefully this weeks more minimalist approach pays off. Stats
So I thought it be nice to keep track of my stats to see How beneficial this exercise is, so currently I stand at:Last Weeks Totals
206, 367 TA Score
112, 396 Gamerscore
66.91% Completion PercentageThis Week's Totals
207,901 TA Score (+1534)
113,305 Gamerscore (+909)
67.40% Completion Percentage (+0.49%)
1/26 Games Completed
Also I'm part of the group The Exodus for the GTASC 2017 challenge and we seem to be in good shape currently but not sure for how much longer.The Exodus
Currently there are 217 Teams remaining. Final Thoughts
So I do have one amendment relating to my final overarching challenge of completing 13 of the 26 games, however I realised that would put me on 99 completed games and who wants to be on that number so let's push the boat out at and go for 14.
Well this has been quite a lengthy blog, hope it hasn't sent you to sleep
unless that was the intention
really starting to get back into the groove of this and lets hope Bioshock isn't as much of a headache as Assassin's Creed was in the collectable department.
Bye until I'm back