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Sep
24
PermalinkWeek of Sept 9-15...Taking Down an Empire in NOLA
Personal stuff first. My eldest son turned 7 and little one turned 5 this week. They wanted videogames for their birthdays and Daddy took care of that. My sons play on the Switch, so I took them to Walmart to provide me with a list of games they wanted and I bought two and their grandma bought one:
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Yoshi's Crafted World
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mafia III is huge! I am enjoying many different things in New Bordeaux (New Orleans) in 1968.
- Music: Great soundtrack! Over 100 songs that capture the mood of the era.
- Cars: Gas guzzlers? Oversized cars? European speedsters? All there!
- Missions: Variety showing the different types of rackets in the game.
- Location: Everything captured. French Quarter, docks, rich and poor areas, even a bayou full of alligators.
- Story: Well-told with cut-scenes of characters remembering details of the events either in front of a Senate Committee or in interviews.

Just to be clear, the game is not perfect. I absolutely hate the distances between missions. Example: completing a mission, having to drive all the way across town for a briefing, only to return back to where you completed your last mission.

Also, there is no New Game+, which sucks as you will need 2 playthroughs (if planned properly) to get through all the achievements. I made a mistake and will have to at least play partway through a third playthrough. You can rush through your second playthrough as you already know the story and do not need to watch the cut-scenes.

Weekly Recap
56 Achievements (24,746)
1,445 Gamerscore (607,230)
0 Game Completions (554)
1 DLC Completions (182)

Games Played
Mafia III (56 achievements, 1445 GS) 1 DLC Complete

2019 Goals Progress
67,603 Gamerscore
60 Completions

Gaming for the week?
Wrap up Mafia III and start working on a Game Pass Quest on the 19th.

Previously Suggested Games
Super Lucky's Tale
Strange Brigade

Golf Recap
No golf played

Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments or via PM.
Happy gaming!
Posted by St Tony22 on 24 September 19 at 22:48 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Sep
18
PermalinkWeek of Sept 2-8...Some Racing and More LEGO
Played a couple easy Gamerscore games in Attack of the Toy Tanks and Hoggy 2. I went back to FM6 to tackle and finally finish the Porsche Expansion DLC. Then decided to get some more LEGO time and played through the Ninjago game. More enjoyable (and shorter) than Undercover.

Lastly, I finally jumped into Mafia III. Wow! More on this next time!

Weekly Recap
105 Achievements (24,690)
3,485 Gamerscore (605,785)
3 Game Completions (554)
1 DLC Completions (181)

Games Played
Attack of the Toy Tanks (12 achievements, 1000 GS) Completion #58
Forza Motorsport 6 (13 achievements, 200 GS) 1 DLC Complete
Hoggy2 (11 achievements, 1000 GS) Completion #59
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game (50 achievements, 1000 GS) Completion #60
Mafia III (19 achievements, 285 GS)

2019 Goals Progress
66,158 Gamerscore
60 Completions

Gaming for the week?
Keep exploring Mafia III.

Previously Suggested Games
Super Lucky's Tale
Strange Brigade

Golf Recap
No golf played

Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments or via PM.
Happy gaming!
Posted by St Tony22 on 18 September 19 at 13:23 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Sep
17
PermalinkWeek of Aug 26-Sep 1...Searching for Tokens in LEGO City
Spent quite a bit of time in LEGO City. The game was fun until you had to start searching for all the character/vehicle tokens. Some of these tokens I would never have found without video guides. I found that the last 10-15 hours was tacked-on for searching.

Went back to METAGAL for that last achievement and wrapped up Devious Dungeon to start getting back on track with the goals set.

Hockey has started for my older son. It felt weird being on the ice in August. He starts competitive league play this year so tryouts start a month before the teams are picked. Hopefully, I will lose some weight this year on the ice, especially since the kids have gotten faster and somehow I have to keep up!

Weekly Recap
54 Achievements (24,690)
1,420 Gamerscore (602,300)
3 Game Completions (552)
0 DLC Completions (180)

Games Played
LEGO CITY Undercover (47 achievements, 985 GS) Completion #55
METAGAL (1 achievements, 95 GS) Completion #56
Devious Dungeon (6 achievements, 340 GS) Completion #57

2019 Goals Progress
62,673 Gamerscore
57 Completions

Gaming for the week?
Will look at easy Gamerscore games.

Previously Suggested Games
Super Lucky's Tale
Strange Brigade

Golf Recap
No golf

Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments or via PM.
Happy gaming!
Posted by St Tony22 on 17 September 19 at 22:57 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Sep
03
PermalinkWeek of Aug 19-25...The Fight For Sanctuary
Another slow week of gaming. I really have to pull up my sleeves to complete the goals created in January. I did start and complete the DLC for Borderlands 2. I am looking forward to Borderlands 3 which is coming out soon, but I am unsure if I will pick it up at launch.

Weekly Recap
6 Achievements (24,636)
250 Gamerscore (600,880)
0 Game Completions (549)
1 DLC Completions (180)

Games Played
Borderlands 2 (6 achievements, 250 GS) 1 DLC Completed

2019 Goals Progress
61,253 Gamerscore
54 Completions

Gaming for the week?
Looking at LEGO City Undercover.

Previously Suggested Games
Super Lucky's Tale
Strange Brigade

Golf Recap
Aug 25: Golf La Belle, 98 (+25), (2 par, 9 bogey, 5 double bogey, 2 triple bogey)

Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments or via PM.
Happy gaming!
Posted by St Tony22 on 03 September 19 at 14:13 | Last edited on 03 September 19 at 14:14 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Aug
26
PermalinkWeek of Aug 12-18...Finishing My Odyssey
Finally, the Odyssey is complete! Well, until the next piece of DLC drops.

My boys loved watching me play especially since they just returned from Greece and wanted to see some of the sights in-game and compare to what they saw. Both of them loved the cut-scene with Cerberos and do not hesitate to act it out and giggle out loud!

Weekly Recap
11 Achievements (24,630)
240 Gamerscore (600,630)
0 Game Completions (549)
4 DLC Completions (179)

Games Played
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (11 achievements, 240 GS) 4 DLC Completed

2019 Goals Progress
61,003 Gamerscore
54 Completions

Gaming for the week?
Thinking of starting/finishing the Borderlands 2 DLC that was recently released.

Previously Suggested Games
Super Lucky's Tale
Strange Brigade

Golf Recap
No golf played this week.

Any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments or via PM.
Happy gaming!
Posted by St Tony22 on 26 August 19 at 15:50 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.