One Year of Achievements
One year ago, my largest achievement streak ever began. It happened by accident. I had finally unlocked the Superstar and Pro runner achievements in the original Mirror's Edge, completing the game. That was on September 29th. I played well into the night, unlocking Pro runner after midnight on the 30th. Before my current streak, I hadn't taken them seriously. I figured until I became a better achievement hunter and gamer, I should not invest my time in such a thing especially when other responsibilities like work and making dinner every night would take precedence.
But when I woke up the next day, I began playing Remember Me and Resident Evil 6, and I planned to work on the achievements for both games at the same time. I breezed through Remember Me, and took a little longer with RE6. I'd aimed to have both games completed in time for Rise of the Tomb Raider's release on November 10th. The road to completion of RE6 was rather bumpy as I neared the end, but with careful balancing of simple achievements and timing of sessions I was able to continue the streak through Rise's release.
From then on, the game completions kept coming in. Every game in my Trophy Case from Mirror's Edge on is part of my streak. At the moment I am currently working on Alan Wake (the Departure achievement, unlocked minutes before this post was the achievement that put me at 365 days). I also have Mirror's Edge Catalyst achievements on my GamerTag. I don't own an Xbox One; I do own the game, and a friend loaned me his console so I could rush through the story in a day. I will have to do it again, because he accidentally deleted my save data before I could move it off his system.
I'd like to thank all the players who helped me with multiplayer achievements during my streak: GodLike499, Analyse Master, Astariah, ResidentSidwell, PLATINUM BUSTER, METALGAMER8, Law Violation, roope69, Kanchanaburi, Gools, JKD1100, SuperDantastico; I'm sure I'm forgetting many others, but thank you all. I plan to continue my streak for as long as I can, and I hope we can boost again in the future.
Happy achievement hunting!