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Dec
31
Permalink2016 Completion Challenge
My heart was literally pounding in my chest as I carefully avoided the time bombs in the final boss fight on Quantum Break to get the 100% and reach my completion goal for the year (not cutting it close, honest). It's been a roller coaster of a year, which I'll sum up tomorrow. But shout outs to Tatey, Keith271179, Buckmarley155 and Mclovin Legend1 for helping me achieve the Titanfall completion. My boosting buds!!!! (They seriously put in a lot of overtime for that one! So grateful)

Freamwhole said:
Welcome to Freamwhole's 2016 Completions Challenge:

Below I have listed 37 Categories of which I'd like to complete a game in. I feel like they are relatively straight forward, but I'm happy to elaborate if you need additional clarification.

The goal will be to earn a completion from 37 different games - one for each title. If you are playing at home - you are not locked into a category, so feel free to move things around as the completions come rolling in.

This will last until Dec 31st, 2016 and requires completions within the year 2016 only (no pulling old completions up - although if new content arises - then its fair game)
Stolen from: zzUrbanSpaceman's blog post - Freamwhole's 2016 Completions Challenge.
My entry on the forum: http://forum.zedtozed.com/t/active-freamwholes-completion-ch...
Tracking my progress: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/144QaEEoaRPA8TxcQ3Iya...

1) Games With Gold - Complete a game from the Games With Gold Program - angelsk's achievements in Costume Quest 2
2) Leaderboard Chaser - Complete a game within a month of being released - angelsk's achievements in Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
3) Old School XBLA - Complete a 200 pt XBLA title - angelsk's achievements in Bastion (Xbox 360)
4) Free Achievements - Complete a game with a Title Update that contains achievements - angelsk's achievements in Titanfall
5) Here Is A Little Something Extra - Complete a game with at least one DLC pack (containing achievements) - not episodic - angelsk's achievements in LEGO Marvel's Avengers
6) Shut Up And Take My Money - Complete a game with two (or more) DLC packs (containing achievements) - not episodic - angelsk's achievements in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
7) Long Live Xbox 360 - Complete a game on Xbox 360 - angelsk's achievements in Syberia 2
8) New Gen - Old Backlog - Complete a game on Xbox ONE backwards compatability - angelsk's achievements in Syberia
9) Easy 1K - Start and Complete a game with at least 1000 GS in one day - angelsk's achievements in Eventide: Slavic Fable
10) Not As Good As The First … - Complete a sequel - angelsk's achievements in The Walking Dead: Season Two
11) Backlog Addressed - Complete a game that you started before 2013 - angelsk's achievements in Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012
12) Toast Master - Complete a game that has more than 50 achievements - angelsk's achievements in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
13) Short List - Complete a game that has 12 or less achievements - angelsk's achievements in Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
14) Stacker - Complete a game that is a stack (not required to complete on both consoles) - angelsk's achievements in Wordament Snap Attack (Win 8)
15) Boost Bait - Complete a game with a multiplayer component that contains achievements - angelsk's achievements in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)
16) Exclusive - Complete an Xbox exclusive game - angelsk's achievements in Inside
17) Shooter Bro - Complete a game from the SHOOTER genre (1st or 3rd) - angelsk's achievements in Quantum Break
18) This Could Take A While - Complete a game from the ROLE PLAYING genre - angelsk's achievements in Dragon Age: Inquisition
19) Classic Formula - Complete a game from the PLATFORMER genre - angelsk's achievements in Contrast (Xbox 360)
20) Season Completed - Complete a game with Episodic Content - angelsk's achievements in Life Is Strange (Xbox 360)
21) I Am So Smart! S-M-R-T! - Complete a game from the PUZZLE genre - angelsk's achievements in Pneuma: Breath of Life
22) Developer Debut - Complete a game that is a developer's first release on Xbox - angelsk's achievements in CSI: Hard Evidence
23) Open World - Complete a game from the ACTION/ADVENTURE: SANDBOX genre - angelsk's achievements in Assassin's Creed Syndicate
24) LEGO Enthusiatist - Complete a LEGO game - angelsk's achievements in LEGO Batman (JP)
25) Shhhh…. - Complete a game from either the STEALTH or SURVIVAL HORROR genre - angelsk's achievements in Level 22
26) Master Tactician - Complete a game from the STRATEGY genre - angelsk's achievements in Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
27) Fantasy Land - Complete a game with a Fantasy Setting - angelsk's achievements in Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride
28) Space Cadet - Complete a game with a Science Fiction Setting - angelsk's achievements in Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition
29) Save The World - Complete a game where your goal is to save the planet - angelsk's achievements in Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's CurseSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse worth 109 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

30) Collectibles - Complete a game where at least one achievement says "Collect All …" - angelsk's achievements in OXENFREE
OXENFREEAdler Letters, Pt. 3angelskThe Adler Letters, Pt. 3 achievement in OXENFREE worth 149 pointsCollect all of Maggie's letters.

31) Launch Pad - Complete a game that spawned a sequel - angelsk's achievements in Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
32) Gadget Guru - Complete a game that requires a peripheral - angelsk's achievements in #IDARB
33) Hard Mode Enabled - Complete a game that contains difficulty specific achievements - angelsk's achievements in Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple CreekDetectiveangelskThe Detective achievement in Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek worth 244 pointsFinish game on expert difficulty

34) To Do Lister - Complete a game that is on your To Do List - angelsk's achievements in Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call (Zed to Zed RTDL Sept 16)
35) Zombies Beware - Complete a game that contains zombies - angelsk's achievements in The Walking Dead: Michonne
36) BEEP BOOP BOP - Complete a game that contains robots - angelsk's achievements in Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
37) Dealer's Choice - Complete a game - angelsk's achievements in Wordament Snap Attack (iOS)

And done!
Posted by angelsk on 31 December 16 at 14:08 | There are 10 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Nov
07
PermalinkUHH2 - Period 6 - angelsk vs D1SCO *going going g-UHH-ne*
Link: UHH 2 match up: angelsk vs D1SCO
Result: 14-16 (my loss)
Final Rank: 14th (92 out of 120 possible achievements) - Top 128.

I AM THE LEGO MASTER!! This one may come down to time. And plastic instruments. At least I own all of those, but there's at least one that I have no chance of doing. Looks like my opponent has all the instruments and is probably good at them (though compared to me, anyone is a genius on plastic instruments). I think Rock Band is my worst genre and there are 7 of those this week! Honestly my first thought when looking at this week's list was, "I'm going to lose".

What to start with? Thunder and Lightning is on my RTDL this month, would be good to get one more I suppose :) Plus it may psych my opponent out a little bit, coz they've not started the game yet... though I do have a blog post detailing how long it takes from a previous week.

Knocked out 7 in a brilliant start, over 4-5 hours on Monday; opponent (Dave, I think) played from 3pm til 2:30am, after taking a break mid-evening. God, I do sound stalker-ish don't I?! Managed to stay ahead 7-5. Probably go for the rest of the Lego games tonight, maybe the other Alan Wake too?

Played more Lego games on Tuesday, did another 4-5 hours. Opponent pulled another 2-3am run, drawing even with the Alan Wake Chapter 3 achievement, so good on them. I snuck in the Nightmare achievement in on Wednesday morning to get ahead 10-9.

Ready for another Lego push on Wednesday to knock out the final one in Batman. Then that leaves Fallout, Ducktales and plastic instruments. You can feel the enthusiasm, can't you? :)

Finished Batman, that game was a bit more glitchy than I remember, had to dashboard and restart a couple of levels, which was annoying; but completed all story levels in about 8 hours over two nights; jeez, this competition is long-haul! I also popped in Rock Band 2 to see my gig venue progress, ack, bit dire - so I did a bit of singing to earn some stars. My opponent pulled out the plastic instruments and managed two impressive streaks and then started on Batman; but it appears they didn't have the energy to go the whole way, and to be fair it does look a little like they took a nap during level 3 ;) Bless.

I was working from home on Thursday, so took advantage of no commute to knock out a very easy drums on expert (lol) achievement, thanks to the solutions on TA and the people in Z2Z discord pointing out that one. If I can manage some streaks at lunch time, I shall feel in good stead. If I can't, then I'm going to feel like I cannot make this week work :( I shall still try for Fallout on Friday, feels doable, and then back to RB2 for the gigs.

Okay, so decided to go for the gigs on RB2 first on Thursday, because they didn't require much concentration on easy; just a case of humming and pressing A (whilst waiting for things to compile and tests to run). Game froze a few times, once losing me progress on a long gig - annoying! Jeez, not having much luck here. Managed to get to 6 gigs missing from 32, a whole bunch of code written, and then took a break and went to the cinema (Doctor Strange is good). Then I finished off the gigs, and tried for the streaks, but was too tired. The weekend for sure.

Fallout 3 on Friday night, hoping I have enough of a progress advantage to keep ahead of my opponent who just picked up the same game, mainly because I still have to get home and eat ;) Good thing Fallout is a long a confusing game. Made it through by the skin of my teeth just before midnight, now I'm going to sleep!!!

Had a good sleep Saturday, tried for most of the morning to get a 500 note streak in RB3 (with the keytar, as it was easier for me than the guitar) - managed a max of 208. Then I had a nap. Decided at that point that I wasn't going to play any more with plastic instruments as they were frustrating, not fun and my sanity and health is more important. Picked up the LEGO Force Awakens DLC and had a fun evening.

I may decide to have a quick go at Ducktales on Sunday, but I'm also happy to call it a day here. I can't win against pre-loaders, and there are a bunch of other competitors who have way more skill and patience than I do, and who deserve to win. I'm just happy to have made it so far, and thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me. It's nice to have made some new friends. Top 128 baby! Not bad ;)

NOTE: I do realise that at the time I gave up I was up 14-13, but my opponent was very valiantly slogging through Fallout 3, so I fully expect to wake up on Sunday morning with the score 14-14 (to me on ratio); and then they've got all of Sunday to just get one more (or more). The RB2 Drums one is very easy. Or they might manage the streak on the Beatles; or Ducktales. In the end, this one came down to skill rather than time. I had enough of the one, but not the other.

Okay, so my opponent didn't get the achievement on Saturday night, but they completed the mission before, so I fully expect they will get it soon (writing this bit on Sunday evening). Then not sure what they will go for next. Fully expecting to be losing by 8am on Monday, but I am seriously okay with that. Played more LEGO Force Awakens and finished the DLC, played a bit of AC4 to help out a friend with the sharing achievement (and popped it myself); had a massage, and now I'm going to have steak and watch some TV. Looking forward to playing what I want next week, and I have a fairly full November ahead as well.

Well done to D1SCO Dave, who not only finished Fallout 3 but also pulled off the two RB2 achievements easily on Sunday night; good luck with the next round - I shall be rooting for you :) I fully expect you to win now!

Next year, no plastic instruments, just games - and we'll see if we can make it past Round 6/ Top 128.

PS: Also been watching the Librarians films, I'd seen the show but didn't realise there were films! If you like Indiana Jones with more geekiness and magic then give it a go :)
PPS: If you got to the end of this one, good for you. Twas a long blog this week. Thanks for reading.

// BREAKDOWN

// XBOX ONE 0

// XBOX 360 14/20 (1 new game)

// XBOX 360 STANDARD ACHIEVEMENTS 12/13

Alan WakeThunder and LightningangelskThe Thunder and Lightning achievement in Alan Wake worth 24 pointsDefeat 50 Taken with flashbang grenades.

The Plan: Find a place with flash bangs and taken and reload checkpoint. I wonder if this works on poltergeist objects? I definitely have killed a few, maybe a dozen. But I'm in the right Chapter for this. I imagine it will not take long to grind this one, sub 1 hour. Opponent has barely started the game and this requires chapter 3, so advantage me.
The Reality: Couldn't use it on possessed objects, but was easy to get past those and to the next checkpoint and grind there; only took 15 mins-ish. And knocked a cheeky one out for RTDL October ;)

QuarrelElite Beat!angelskThe Elite Beat! achievement in Quarrel worth 51 pointsDefeat Rex, Helena and Kali in a single timed match.

QuarrelJailhouse RockangelskThe Jailhouse Rock achievement in Quarrel worth 20 pointsCapture a phenomenal 100 prisoners.

The Plan: No real advantage here, except I may be closer to 100 prisoners. Start with the timed match, use pause and the solver I found that is good :)
The Reality: I think you may have to play some of the "story mode" to unlock people, which I'd done - and also gotten a few prisoners. Took about 20-30 minutes for the timed match, 4 players always takes longer. Then 4 playthroughs of the first prisoner challenge, which took around an hour.

The Walking Dead: Michonne (Xbox 360)CommunityangelskThe Community achievement in The Walking Dead: Michonne (Xbox 360) worth 61 pointsComplete Chapter 5 of Episode 1

The Plan: This is a short game. Took 45 minutes on the One.
The Reality: 45 minutes. Easy.

LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360)What do you need?angelskThe What do you need? achievement in LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360) worth 30 pointsComplete ''Queer Lodgings''

LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360)Attercop! Attercop!angelskThe Attercop! Attercop! achievement in LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360) worth 30 pointsComplete ''Flies and Spiders''

LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360)The Mountain-king's returnangelskThe The Mountain-king's return achievement in LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360) worth 31 pointsComplete ''A Warm Welcome''

The Plan: Next but one level. Then the level after. Then two levels after. So 5 to complete. Sub 5 hours. Same place as opponent.
The Reality: Took an hour and 3/4. These Lego games have much shorter levels than the newer ones :) Which is obviously better. Just played through, to get them done by midnight. Then decided I'd had enough for the night.

LEGO Jurassic World (Xbox 360)The Calm Before The StormangelskThe The Calm Before The Storm achievement in LEGO Jurassic World (Xbox 360) worth 22 pointsComplete Welcome To Jurassic Park

The Plan: This is the next level. So an hour max (Probably sub-15 minutes in reality). I'm only one the first level as I dived this one, so no advantage.
The Reality: 15 mins for the level, 5 mins to get to the level ;)

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360)The Big GrappleangelskThe The Big Grapple achievement in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360) worth 24 pointsComplete Level 5 - The Big Grapple

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360)Breaking the IceangelskThe Breaking the Ice achievement in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360) worth 27 pointsComplete Level 15 - Breaking the Ice

The Plan: Level 5, I just did level 1 (as did opponent). Level 15. Eep, good 12 hours there; defo go for level 5, and see what time I have at the weekend. Okay, these Lego games seem shorter than the newer ones, so might not take as long! Maybe 7 or 8 hours?
The Reality: Played around 4 hours and did 6 levels on Tuesday evening. Another 8 remaining - so maybe 5 hours? This one is slightly longer than the Hobbit, plus you have to unlock bits in the base station etc to be able to continue, which takes time. Also had an annoying glitch and had to restart a checkpoint on level 5. Another blinking glitch meaning restarting a level on Wednesday too; took another 4-ish hours. So that was around 8 hours total, also picked up a quick one for the RTDL on the way, as it was literally 2 minutes out of my way, and not going to disrupt the flow.

Alan Wake's American NightmareSkill Beats GunangelskThe Skill Beats Gun achievement in Alan Wake's American Nightmare worth 17 pointsSurvive an Arcade level using nothing but the flashlight and handheld flares.

The Plan: If Arcade is unlocked from the beginning, then this one looks easy. And there are a lot of solutions. If you have to beat the game, well we're both at a disadvantage. It is unlocked from the beginning.
The Reality: Picked this up on Wednesday morning just to pip ahead of my opponent, but also because it only took just over 10 mins. I failed at jumping on a post, so spent ten minutes backtracking with the torch (after only one restart coz I panicked and fired at the beginning). Wasn't too bad.

Fallout 3Picking up the TrailangelskThe Picking up the Trail achievement in Fallout 3 worth 27 pointsCompleted "Picking up the Trail"

The Plan: Hello my friend, it's this one again. I'm in a much better place for this one now; opponent has only just escaped the vault. It's probably a good 4-5 hours though.
The Reality: About 5 hours and I made it, almost didn't, and surely made some poor choices, but left lots of saves. Finally got this one ;) Total of about 9 hours on the save file, and a few deaths.

DuckTales Remastered (Arcade)Look Ma, No Spats!angelskThe Look Ma, No Spats! achievement in DuckTales Remastered (Arcade) worth 41 pointsEnter the underground section of Amazon and climb up the other side using only the pogo jump.

The Plan: Ack. I know I have a save game I abandoned on this level, because I was going for the destroying the statue one; either way, it's near the beginning of the game. It just looks hard. :(
The Reality: I gave it a quick go. The save was in the right place, but the video on the solution makes it look much easier than it is and I really couldn't be bothered. I'm sure it's doable, just not this week.

// XBOX 360 MUSIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2/7

Oh dear lord!

Rock Band 2Flawless DrummingangelskThe Flawless Drumming achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 55 pointsScore 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert

The Plan: Polly by Nirvana. 8 notes; even I can manage that!
The Reality: Okay, got this. But nothing stopping my opponent getting it either :( (Unless they don't have access to drums or RB2 ;))

Rock Band 2Road DogangelskThe Road Dog achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 68 pointsPlay in every venue in the world

The Plan: Not sure how close I am to unlocking this one; I know I'd done a decent proportion of venues at one point. Opponent seems to be slightly ahead as they're on the list (the Hall of Fame). Loaded up the game and checked venues, I'm about halfway done; 32 venues unplayed, and a handful still locked. I reckon this is around 8 hours to complete now, so doable, just time consuming
The Reality: Played 4-5 gigs on Wednesday night, then knocked out most of the rest whilst waiting for stuff to run (working from home) on Thursday. Easy to do on easy, just humming along to the short songs. Only a few required concentration and higher difficulties. Knocked it out in the end, but would have been stuck if I hadn't gained 3 hours from no commute and lunchtime. All in all, was time consuming. Wonder how much progress my opponent has made, they've not loaded up RB2 yet.

Rock Band 3Bass StreakerangelskThe Bass Streaker achievement in Rock Band 3 worth 17 pointsGet a streak of 500 notes on Bass.

The Plan: Possible on medium on Smoke on the Water, or easy on Free Bird. So just requires a bit of practise. Good thing I bought new batteries.
The Reality: I tried. The Who was a good song and a possibility, but my fingers kept spazzing, and the best I managed was 208 on the keytar. Given infinite time, sure. But not worth it in the end.

The Beatles: Rock BandSun, Sun, Sun Here It ComesangelskThe Sun, Sun, Sun Here It Comes achievement in The Beatles: Rock Band worth 49 pointsGet a 350-note streak playing Here Comes The Sun on Guitar.

The Plan: Also possible on medium.
The Reality: Though not for me.

The Beatles: Rock BandThat's It! You've Got It!angelskThe That's It! You've Got It! achievement in The Beatles: Rock Band worth 51 pointsGet a 350-note streak playing Hey Bulldog on Bass.

The Plan: Also possible on medium.
The Reality: Though not for me.

Rock Band 2Beat It!angelskThe Beat It! achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 28 pointsComplete all beats at 60 BPM or higher or half of the beats at 140 BPM or higher

The Plan: Potentially possible with practise, or not. There are 76 beats; and it requires the pedal. Can play with the buttons, but need to figure out the kick pedal. Need to get 100% on a short sequence, turns the drum set green. Maybe do the higher speed, to reduce time.
The Reality: Managed the first few at 80 fine, but will only get harder, and requires the pedal, which I hate! So decided to give it a miss; too much time involved.

The Beatles: Rock BandElmore James Got Nothing on ThisangelskThe Elmore James Got Nothing on This achievement in The Beatles: Rock Band worth 67 pointsGet 85% or better on all solos in The Beatles: Rock Band on Expert Guitar.

The Plan: No chance.
The Reality: Didn't even try.

// ACHIEVEMENTS

14 for UHH
30 Tag-UHH-longs
Started 1 new game
15 in LEGO Force Awakens DLC
1 in AC4: Black Flag
Posted by angelsk on 07 November 16 at 10:01 | There are 10 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
31
PermalinkUHH2 - Period 5 - angelsk vs turtle444
Link: UHH 2 match up: angelsk vs turtle444
Result: 14-9 (to me)
Rank: 17 (78 out of a possible 100 achievements earned)

Ouf #mentallydefeated #mentallytired. Great start to the week. Opponent games from 10pm to 5am on Monday and knocks out 4! I decided that it didn't matter whether I got through or not, just kinda surprised I've managed so far. Spent about 6-7 hours playing Saints Row 4 over 2 days, and then took an early night. We'll see how it goes on Wednesday. Maybe Bioshock?

Played a bit of Sunset Overdrive instead, such a fun game. Also been reading a really good book, so I took another early night on Wednesday.

Thursday I was working from home, so I had a quick peek before I started work on Kinect Sports, and found out that I only needed 5 levels to get to 30, and I hadn't even played some of the mini games, so that was an easy knockout, with a highish ratio. Of course that means that even if my opponent is only on level 9, then it's only a couple of hours for them to catch up.

My opponent has said that they're only on holiday until Thursday, which is maybe why they could game til 5am... I had thought they were in the UK, so maybe they work shifts? Or, they don't need to sleep when they're not working ;) Either way, sweet of them to say. But not sure how it will actually affect the competition. Can I still win? Even though I don't want to stress myself out and some of these achievements are slogs! Plus I have PvZ:GW2 boss hunt to play with tornprince over the next 4 days, and I can't blow him off again!

These achievements do take some time. I don't know whether I'd wish they were shorter or not ;) They always seem to take me longer than everyone else, ah well!

Managed to knock out a boss hunt (woo!) and get some Bioshock completed. Drew even on achievements, but down on ratio. Got the entire weekend ahead, so we'll see what we can do. Drew ahead on Saturday, picking up the 360 achievements my opponent had already unlocked, plus some more Bioshock 2.

Well I'm amusing the Zed to Zed Discord chat with my ramblings about this round. Sounding a little stalker crazy apparently, but mostly just wondering whether my opponent will pull another all-nighter on Sunday to pull ahead? They played more on Saturday, to gain some in Bioshock 1 and 2, and I realised I seriously do play games so slowly ;)

Played Earthlock on Sunday, nearly gave myself a heart attack thinking I'd glitched the game but luckily there was a post on TA, and I managed to figure it out. That would have been a pain. It's a cute game, but I did not want to put 5 more hours into it coz of a glitch! I did spent around an hour after I'd finished harvesting 4000 fruits though, like bit addicting ;) Glad I didn't put it off further.

Well, I won.... not sure how, I was certain I'd wake up to turtle having pulled ahead. Certainly was an awesome opponent to have, kept me on my toes and doubting myself :) Though crap, that means I've got another week of this. Ah well, onto the next opponent to stalk in a few hours ;)

// BREAKDOWN

// XBOX ONE 9 8/9 (2 new games)

Sunset OverdriveSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Sunset Overdrive worth 53 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Sunset OverdriveMixology 101angelskThe Mixology 101 achievement in Sunset Overdrive worth 19 pointsCollect 20 Amps from Floyd.

The Plan: The only game in which my opponent has the advantage. Play through a few more story missions, pick up collectibles and hopefully get enough to get enough amps before the next story point. Couple of hours.
The Reality: Took a couple of hours, had fun, died so many times. But because I'd picked up a lot of collectibles on my way around the city on various missions, I had enough amps already, so that when I did one of the storyline OD defence missions, the 20 amps popped :)

BioShockBought One SlotangelskThe Bought One Slot achievement in BioShock worth 6 pointsPurchase one slot in any Plasmid or Tonic track.

The Plan: New game, but it's not very far to get to this point.
The Reality: Took just over 2 and a half hours I think. But did it in bits, with working and playing PvZ in between. A bit longer than I thought. Doesn't appear to have the free DLC plasmids in this version, so I made a note of the one I missed from the walkthrough on the way, as I didn't have the right power. I'm sure I can come back.

BioShock InfiniteThe Roguish TypeangelskThe The Roguish Type achievement in BioShock Infinite worth 33 pointsIn the Main Campaign, used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.

The Plan: Once I get Elizabeth and my first lock, reload checkpoint where possible and farm. Don't think I'm massively far away, it's the next stop.
The Reality: Didn't take long to get to Elizabeth, maybe half an hour or so, luckily I hadn't missed any collectibles, so I could pick up those. The very first time she picks a lock wasn't far in, and the checkpoint wasn't far behind so I decided to just grind them out at the beginning. I think it took around 2 hours to do that, and yes it was boring, but at least it's out of the way.

BioShock 2Bought a SlotangelskThe Bought a Slot achievement in BioShock 2 worth 6 pointsBuy one Plasmid or Tonic Slot at a Gatherer's Garden.

BioShock 2Fully Upgraded a WeaponangelskThe Fully Upgraded a Weapon achievement in BioShock 2 worth 12 pointsInstall the third and final upgrade to any of your weapons.

The Plan: Continue to play Bioshock 2 - part 2 in the walkthrough, so not massively much further, few big sister fights.
The Reality: Just under 3 hours, with a break for lunch. Was a bit worried because I'd thought the weapon achievement should pop sooner, as I maxed out the rivet gun. But it didn't so I reloaded and picked another weapon, prepping for later as per the walkthrough. It popped randomly later when I was fighting a Big Daddy, so I guess it must have glitched. Got a whole bunch of other achievements along the way :)

Earthlock: Festival of MagicSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Earthlock: Festival of Magic worth 19 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Earthlock: Festival of MagicSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Earthlock: Festival of Magic worth 22 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Plan: It really wants me to play this game ;) Dupe from the second week. Not sure if I'll start it. It's 5.5 hours just to the first achievement needed, based on this and previous opponents. Probably abut 6-8 hours to get both of these.
The Reality: Such a cute game. I don't know why I put this one off, but I was worried it was glitchy I guess. Took around 6 hours to get the achievements, and then another hour to harvest 4000 fruits, because it's a little addictive :)

Tomb Raider - Definitive EditionPickyangelskThe Picky achievement in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition worth 18 pointsLoot 200 enemies.

The Plan: Low ratio because there aren't many storyline achievements, I imagine this could take a while. Check if there's progress somewhere?
The Reality: Felt like this one should come naturally during story play, didn't want to rush anything especially if I could miss dialogues; even if it would let me reload checkpoints and boost.

// XBOX 360 6/11

Saints Row IVBetrayedangelskThe Betrayed achievement in Saints Row IV worth 43 pointsComplete 'All Hands On Deck'.

The Plan: 4/5 more story missions, eminently doable. And it's a cool game.
The Reality: Took 6-7 hours. Still a cool game, made lots of saves, in case in need to go back because the mission this was for seemed like it was an important point.

Kinect SportsPeople's ChampionangelskThe People's Champion achievement in Kinect Sports worth 63 pointsReach level 30 and earn the Champion badge

The Plan: I'm somewhere between level 20 and 30; opponent hasn't reached level 10. Probably quite doable.
The Reality: I was level 25, took about half an hour or less to beat my PBs on some mini games I hadn't even played before (so I got low ones - it's actually quite hard to suck at them to start with ;)).

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU)GamblerangelskThe Gambler achievement in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU) worth 20 pointsWin an arm wrestling match, a dice poker game and a fist fight.

The Plan: God I hate this game. Probably possible to get one of these (gambling).
The Reality: Yeah, unlocked the gambling one quite easily. Arm-wrestling and poker was all that was left for me to do. I then went on and won all the poker matches, just coz ;)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two worth 39 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoGet with the ProgramangelskThe Get with the Program achievement in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two worth 20 pointsReprogram a Beetleworx

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoJunkerangelskThe Junker achievement in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two worth 21 pointsDestroy 50 enemies

The Plan: These should come naturally, as Blot Alley is the next area. May have to grind the enemies and die a bit, check progress in the settings.
The Reality: Well the re-programming one is a missable from earlier in the game, as I re-programmed a bunch on the way to and through Blot Alley. So once I'd unlocked the way and thinned a bunch of enemies, I went back and started a new game to zoom through to the part I missed - not very far indeed. But the whole process took me way longer than it should :) Around 2-ish hours.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU)The Butcher of BlavikenangelskThe The Butcher of Blaviken achievement in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU) worth 48 pointsKill 500 foes.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU)Once Ain't EnoughangelskThe Once Ain't Enough achievement in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (EU) worth 25 pointsComplete Chapter 3.

The Plan: No idea about stats for monsters killed, but I need to get to level 10 to be able to complete chapter 1, so getting to chapter 3 is longer than I'd like. No visible stats anywhere - and I wasn't willing to fart around here, so leaving it for now. Apparently you can get to 500 enemies killed in Chapter 1, so I may go back if I need to.
The Reality: I really hate this game. It takes so long. Going to avoid playing this one until I want to...

Eternal Sonata (EU)Secret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Eternal Sonata (EU) worth 14 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Plan: I knew this would come up; I've only just finished Chapter 1. Opponent hasn't started though, and it's a slog.
The Reality: Figured I was safe not playing this, though I could have done a chunk on Sunday if needed.

Hexic HDBig Cheese of the South SeasangelskThe Big Cheese of the South Seas achievement in Hexic HD worth 108 pointsForm a cluster of three black pearls.

The Plan: Should have set this one to unable to play. I thought I had, but obviously not. At least this is the easier of them, but still - last resort.
The Reality: I was tempted to try this, but then I went to the cinema and read some good books instead ;)

Deus Ex: Human RevolutionDoctorateangelskThe Doctorate achievement in Deus Ex: Human Revolution worth 162 pointsRead all 29 unique XP books within a single playthrough.

The Plan: No. I'm not completing the entire game again. Not this week.
The Reality: Yeah, no.

// ACHIEVEMENTS

14 for UHH
32 Tag-UHH-longs
2 new games started
1 extra in PvZ:GW2
Posted by angelsk on 31 October 16 at 09:37 | There are 8 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
24
PermalinkUHH2 - Period 4 - angelsk vs spookyhurst
Link: UHH 2 match up: angelsk vs spookyhurst
Result: 17-9 (to me)
Rank: 16 (on achievements - 64 total)

Wow, complete Fallout - not much of an ask there is it?! Luckily I seem to have a lovely competitor to keep me on my toes, so that's a bonus. I'm getting spoiled this competition.

I feel like I have a slight advantage, having the week off. But I also don't want to overdo it; because the point of having the week off was because I got burned out at work, and I'm exhausted. Probably why I didn't jump on the list straight out of the gate. Managed to grab 7 before heading to bed slightly late on Monday. So Tuesday I took it easy, and headed to the cinema in the evening.

Was at 15 by Wednesday (well to be fair they were fairly easy/ short). Got lucky with the draw of some of the achievements, as I was slightly further on than my opponent. I did try the Beatles Rock Band, but felt utterly incompetent. Utterly. Like I said to JamP0und, it's like I have 5 thumbs, and none of them can play. I may give it another go, but instead I decided to be utterly incompetent at Dishonoured. Luckily I found a guide, and figured out what I was doing wrong, mainly the pylons electrocute you, and you can go up the supports, lol. Took ages ages and more ages, but managed to kill the right dude.

Was at 17 by Thursday, after being a teeny bit evil (see Saints Row 4 below), and then decided to roast a chicken. It is my week off after all ;) Think I'll play some Fallout later - but not because I think I'll finish - but because I know it's going to come up again and I want to get further than being stuck just after the darn mini mart ;) I may zip back to Megaton first, as I have fast travel points unlocked already.

I got a little bit of Fallout done, got unstuck and back on the quest path. Decided to do a little on LA Noire in possible prep for next week. Just sort of got a bit stuck and bored, and didn't know what ti play outside of the competition. Ah well.

Sadly, think I psyched my opponent out by Thursday, sorry! I didn't really think I'd get through to Round 5... so I'm not sure what to expect for next week. Back to work, less time. If my new opponent reads my blog, they'll certainly be able to figure out my plans; but then I play for points, mostly.

// BREAKDOWN

// XBOX ONE 11/11 (5 new games)

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2The more, the merrierangelskThe The more, the merrier achievement in Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 worth 40 pointsHave a friend jump in a Quickplay or Festival game

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2PulpverizerangelskThe Pulpverizer achievement in Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 worth 60 pointsSlice 5,000 fruit.

The Reality: I didn't have a plan, I started playing this one because I figured it was an easy start, and I really enjoy Fruit Ninja Kinect. I happened to get my supermarket food delivery during my play session, so I cheekily asked the delivery guy to wave at the Kinect for me and got the two player one. ;) Didn't take too long to get to 5000 fruits, just over an hour in total.

Gone Home: Console EditionSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Gone Home: Console Edition worth 57 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Reality: New game (SB). Again no plan. The longest time on this one was figuring out how to open the secret door (not that I needed it, actually, but the walkthrough was confusing). Took about 10 minutes and I didn't really experience the game. I shall go back to this one properly later.

Whispering WillowsWine NotangelskThe Wine Not achievement in Whispering Willows worth 33 pointsOpen the Wine Cellar passage

The Reality: I didn't really plan this one, beyond, ooh, new game (SB) - and it doesn't look long. This took an hour and a half, with a Charlie Murder boosting session in between. It's a cute game. Looking forward to spending time finishing it :)

Blues & BulletsDeterminedangelskThe Determined achievement in Blues & Bullets worth 30 pointsComplete the first episode

The Reality: New game (SB). I'm not sure what to think of this game. Took around 2 and a bit hours to complete Chapter/Episode 1. Bizarre. Not bad, just bizarre.

NEROThese are precious to meangelskThe These are precious to me achievement in NERO worth 75 pointsA completed memento in the caves.

The Reality: New game (SB). Again. A bizarre game. Became a little more clear nearer the end what it was trying to do. Not bad, bit weird controls, and you're way too close to the ground for my liking. Took just under an hour to navigate the Crystal Caves and get all the mementoes.

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games SeriesLeveraging ResourcesangelskThe Leveraging Resources achievement in Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series worth 33 pointsGet creative at the crafting table

The Reality: (RZ) Realised this one was next to complete, rather than taking an entire episode, I misread the description. Decided to grab this one quickly before heading to bed, took around 10-15 minutes to navigate this section of the Chapter when I realised what I was supposed to do.

Cubot - The Complexity of SimplicitySecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity worth 108 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Cubot - The Complexity of SimplicitySecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Cubot - The Complexity of Simplicity worth 109 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Plan: Okay, I'm getting spoiled with some easy ones ;) Shouldn't take too long. I'm going to cheat with a guide, coz time!
The Reality: Was actually halfway through one chapter, so aside from a few mishaps, didn't take long.

The SwapperVangelskThe V achievement in The Swapper worth 110 pointsV

The Plan: It's the next message to grab, can't imagine this will take long. Under half an hour.
The Reality: Didn't take too long.

Stick it To The ManDangerous WorkangelskThe Dangerous Work achievement in Stick it To The Man worth 67 pointsMind-read the recently departed

The Plan: Final new game on the list. No idea what to expect. Seems to be around Chapter 9... of 10 chapters, so that's a partial game completion there. Probably 6 hours? Maybe slightly less.
The Reality: Cute game, took just over 4 hours and I collected everything I could along the way just in case ;)

// XBOX 360 6/9

LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360)That'll do it...angelskThe That'll do it... achievement in LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox 360) worth 29 pointsComplete ''Goblin Town''

The Plan: I think this is 3 more story levels. Easy fare LEGO game. But probably around 2-3 hours, coz this game has long levels.
The Reality: 4 story levels, but who's counting? About 45 mins per level, and a break for lunch.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360)Raider of the TombsangelskThe Raider of the Tombs achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360) worth 33 pointsRetrieve the Golden Knife from the ancient temple of Mithras.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360)Blood and IceangelskThe Blood and Ice achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360) worth 17 pointsFinish Blood Bath Case

The Plan: This is the next case. I imagine it'll take 1-2 hours to navigate, mainly due to loading times.
The Reality: 2 hours, not including time to cook dinner and eat it ;) I then took a well earned break and saw Inferno at the cinema.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoSecret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two worth 52 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Plan: I think this might be the next achievement. Not sure how long - maybe a couple of hours, I always forget the controls. Though according to IGN it's a boss, and it's literally the next thing I do.
The Reality: Urm, yeah. This didn't take long. I died once because I failed at the controls - but basically just avoided attacks and threw paint at it for 10 mins. I got lucky with this draw of achievements, because I'd gotten further in the game.

DishonoredRegicideangelskThe Regicide achievement in Dishonored worth 17 pointsAssassinate the Lord Regent, Hiram Burrows

The Plan: I'm on the bridge. I remember that. So I this one is at the end of a mission which is after the one that is after the one I'm at ;) So completing 3 missions, in high chaos will get me this. I imagine a good 2-3 hours, I always get stuck with this game. I am going to do it, because I need to stop putting this game off.
The Reality: I literally spent an hour dying before I even got to the drawbridge. Joy. But then I got a little but more used to the controls etc, and found a good guide. Played for 5 hours-ish to get to this point, died so many times, and picked up a few bits and bobs along the way. Worth it? Possibly.

Saints Row IVGhost in the MachineangelskThe Ghost in the Machine achievement in Saints Row IV worth 25 pointsDownload a new ally into a robotic body.

The Plan: No clue. 3-4 hours in? The walkthrough on this game is almost too thorough, it's hard to tell. It's a Saint's Row game - so I'll just follow the main story missions and it should pop up.
The Reality: I was kinda sneaky on this one... and feel a little bit bad. It only took an hour to unlock this mission, and considering I'd only played an hour before, it's eminently doable. But I may have spent two hours doing side quests and picking up data points before starting it - to give the impression that it took longer. I don't know if my opponent was looking at my achievement times, or even if they will read the blog - but Holly, I'm sorry! It was evil of me :(

Fallout 3Take it Back!angelskThe Take it Back! achievement in Fallout 3 worth 55 pointsCompleted "Take it Back!"

The Plan: Complete Fallout 3... wait, what?! I've just started Fallout 3. If I do attempt this, I'll make a base save; because apparently this ends the game completely. We're talking a good 10-15 hours even if I skip everything, which is probably a bad idea coz I'll be under levelled. I think I need to teleport back to the Metro station to continue, I remember unlocking it. We'll see whether I go for this one or not.
The Reality: Got myself unstuck, and progressed in the story. Decided to leave it there.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey MouseMasters of IllusionangelskThe Masters of Illusion achievement in Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse worth 77 pointsComplete all Castle Statues.

The Plan: I honestly have no idea how far I am, not very far I think. This one requires completing most of the game and there's no walkthrough, but there are some YouTube vids. I remember not remembering the controls and got stuck on a reply of this game. We're looking at a good 6-8 hours and that's being generous. Defeat 5 bosses, find 10 statue pieces. I don't imagine I will go for this one, even for the win.
The Reality: Didn't even attempt this one.

The Beatles: Rock BandWhat I Got I'll Give to YouangelskThe What I Got I'll Give to You achievement in The Beatles: Rock Band worth 66 pointsHit 100% of the notes in the solo of Can't Buy Me Love on Hard or Expert Guitar.

The Plan: I thought it was the whole song; but it's just the solo. I may actually try this one; especially if I need a tie breaker. Practise and no fail mode. Wonder if I can use the keyboard?
The Reality: No. Ow. No. If Holly gets this one then good for her! But I can't. Cats.... stepped on... not good noises. Hand cramp. Sadly didn't work with the keyboard.

// ACHIEVEMENTS

17 for UHH
53 Tag-UHH-longs
Started 5 new games
12 unrelated
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Oct
17
PermalinkUHH2 - Period 3 - angelsk vs elSmitmyster
Link: UHH 2 match up: angelsk vs elSmitmyster
Result: 18-16 (to me)
Rank: 10th in group stage (with 77 points); 15th overall on achievements (47) !!

I'm actually quite pleased with this week's list. Never going to get the full 20 (ever), but I reckon 16/17 is doable (depending on how good I am at Unmechanical and whether Alan Wake gives up the buggy achievement). 16 would make a nice progression from the previous weeks ;) Lots of new games, but nothing onerous really, aside from 3 time-hogs.

Our matchup got featured on Thursday, which made me quite excited. I've never been featured before!! Not sure what the criteria are for it, but at that time I was about 23rd overall, then I got as high as 17th ;) And was in the top 20 gamers in the competition.

It was nice to have another competitive opponent, kept me quite on my toes. Pretty much neck and neck for most of the week, I *was* taking it easy because I'm guaranteed a place in the next round now with my score, even without the win - but I like winning ;) Pulled ahead on Sat with a 17-16 lead on the "easy" achievements. Leaving only the 3 time sinks remaining. Also put me at 11th overall in points (66), and 14th in top gamers (46 achievements) :) Eek!

Decided to carry on with Alan Wake, as it would only come up again if I didn't, and I wanted to see if could reach Chapter 3. Got there on Sat evening, but decided to take a short break and had a couple of Viral sessions planned. Continued playing on Sunday, and popped the one I thought I wouldn't because it was a time sink :) 18-16. (Putting me back at 11th on points, and up to 12th on pure achievements - not that it really matters in the group stages, but it makes me happy).

I was really pleased to have another good opponent this week, because it pushed me to do more. I'm also glad I played more Alan Wake, it's actually quite a good game (and not as scary as I first thought). Very pleased with the results at the end of the group stage (77 and 47 are great numbers!); and also pleased that although I won all my matches, my two awesome active opponents also got through - good luck elSmit and Posty!!

I am now slightly concerned that now people are going to think I'm good at games, rather than just having a bunch of free time and no commitments ;) But I will just have to try my best and see how far I get.

// BREAKDOWN

// XBOX ONE 11/12 (5 new games)

Goosebumps: The GameBe Afraid - Be Very Afraid!angelskThe Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid! achievement in Goosebumps: The Game worth 17 pointsIntimidate a very deadly creature.

Goosebumps: The GameSay Cheese!angelskThe Say Cheese! achievement in Goosebumps: The Game worth 18 pointsTake a photograph using the Haunted Camera.

The Plan: I may have to restart this one as I have no idea where I got to, and I often end up getting lost otherwise. Looks like the first one requires getting most of the way through the game, so probably 2-3 hours.
The Reality: Took just over an hour. Left a save at the point the walkthrough recommended, as I didn't want to overwrite it - but also didn't want to finish it, in case it comes up later in the game ;)

Fragments of HimRock and RollangelskThe Rock and Roll achievement in Fragments of Him worth 102 pointsIs this the first domino to fall?

Fragments of HimSarahangelskThe Sarah achievement in Fragments of Him worth 103 pointsAchieved when playing Sarah’s story arc

The Plan: New game (SB). Looks like I only need to do half of this interactive story. Probably 1-2 hours, no probs.
The Reality: Took around an hour. Lovely story, made me tear up. But OMG the loading times!

Among the SleepBaby MozartangelskThe Baby Mozart achievement in Among the Sleep worth 119 pointsFind and play all the instruments

Among the SleepHouse DrawingsangelskThe House Drawings achievement in Among the Sleep worth 123 pointsFind all drawings in the house

The Plan: Another new game (SB)! Collect all the collectibles. Probably involves playing most of the game, but it's a short game. Only two instruments (level 1 and level 2). Ah, the drawings one is just for the first level, and the second instrument is just at the start of the 2nd. So this should be really quick. Under an hour.
The Reality: Half an hour. Cute game, not really sure what's going on with the monster - just seen the screen shake... weird.

BioShock InfiniteA Real PistolangelskThe A Real Pistol achievement in BioShock Infinite worth 6 pointsIn the Main Campaign, killed 25 enemies with a Broadsider Pistol.

The Plan: New game, find out when I get this weapon and maybe reload the checkpoint. This was the 4th achievement I got on the original game, so imagine this is fairly near the beginning :) Less than an hour.
The Reality: Took under an hour. Didn't reload anything, just played along. Was the first weapon you get, so not really onerous. Made sure I picked up the collectibles along the way, just in case :)

Unmechanical: Extended EditionLike the Beat of a HeartangelskThe Like the Beat of a Heart achievement in Unmechanical: Extended Edition worth 78 pointsIt lives!

Unmechanical: Extended EditionNothing but NetangelskThe Nothing but Net achievement in Unmechanical: Extended Edition worth 85 pointsThrow a piece of coal into the oven without the piece touching anything, flying for 3 seconds.

The Plan: Need to get to Chapter 3 for both of these (just over halfway through). One is for completing the chapter, and the other for a feat within it. I apparently will get 6 attempts, and it saves after each one - so will require a replay... balls! This is a game of odd achievement values... never mind :) Maybe a couple of hours? (Took opponent just over 2 hours)
The Reality: The coal one was actually the easiest, got it on the third try, took about 45 minutes to get to that point. Then it took 45 mins to get the stupid ball of light through the stupid magnet maze without being electrocuted. Seriously! Finally did it, just as I was about to give up. Cute game though.

Level 22FRANCOISangelskThe FRANCOIS achievement in Level 22 worth 36 pointsFind the figurine of François

The Plan: New game (SB). Level 3-2. There's a walkthrough video which puts this at approx half an hour (LOL). Probably around an hour for me, looks like a fun game.
The Reality: Took an hour and half ;) Got one Done Unlocking... which I can't currently unstick (Nope, it unstuck 20 mins later, but with the later timestamp - poo), luckily it wasn't the one I needed. Actually like this game :)

BioShock 2Upgraded a WeaponangelskThe Upgraded a Weapon achievement in BioShock 2 worth 11 pointsUpgrade any weapon at a Power to the People Station.

The Plan: New game (completely). Doesn't look like too far through the game, probably about 1 hour.
The Reality: About an hour, wanted to actual appreciate the story on this one, so took my time.

Adventures of PipAll Pixels Have Been RestoredangelskThe All Pixels Have Been Restored achievement in Adventures of Pip worth 150 pointsCompleted the game.

The Plan: Complete the entire game when I've only played 1 level. No way! 36 levels, I've done 1 and died too many times. So I bet this one would be more than the 3 hours in the 100% guide. I suspect another So Many Me situation and I don't need these points that badly.
The Reality: What I should have done was played a few levels a day, rather than leaving it all in one go. But I really didn't feel like doing this one.

// XBOX 360 7/8 (1 new game)

Syberia 2Secret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Syberia 2 worth 57 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Syberia 2SnoopangelskThe Snoop achievement in Syberia 2 worth 118 pointsFind all the game items

The Plan: Complete the game, probably. I'm quite close to the plane already, so that won't take long. It looks like it's near the end of the game (I may leave the end game achievements for now) - the first part took around an hour, so this will take less than 5 hours, because I'm going for the speed run. I reckon doable in 3 hours.
The Reality: Took around 2 and a half hours. Controls were really pissing me off, so janky. So I decided to finish it after I got the last achievement (a whole 3 minutes later ;)), so I was done. Cool story - be interesting to see where the third game goes.

Contrast (Xbox 360)My God, It's Full Of Stars!angelskThe My God, It's Full Of Stars! achievement in Contrast (Xbox 360) worth 10 pointsUnlocked when the player falls into the void on the way to the Cinema.

Contrast (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementangelskThe Secret Achievement achievement in Contrast (Xbox 360) worth 21 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

The Plan: These are both in Act 1, and I don't even have to finish it. So I imagine less than an hour.
The Reality: Took half an hour. Nice game, cute story. Controls are fine. Not really much more to say.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360)Child's Play!angelskThe Child's Play! achievement in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360) worth 33 pointsFinish 25 mini games and puzzles without skipping.

The Plan: New game, need to buy. Looks like you can get this one by the second case, 4th achievement I earned on the One version. So probably a couple of hours.
The Reality: Played about an hour, hour and a half on the first night to complete the first case. 360 walkthrough was missing bits, so switched to the One walkthrough which was better, just so I didn't miss anything important - because the load times are just long enough to be annoying. I put in another hour and a bit ish on the second night. I do like Sherlock :) This one took slightly longer to pop than when I played it on the One, because I got better at the arm wrestling mini game ;)

Alan WakeFloat Like a ButterflyangelskThe Float Like a Butterfly achievement in Alan Wake worth 16 pointsPerform a cinematic dodge.

The Plan: Oh joy, the buggy one. May restart this game, didn't get far.
The Reality: It was buggy, didn't unlock as expected in the tutorial, but I got it luckily on the third Taken. I really want to like this game. It's less scary when played during the day ;)

Alan WakeThey're Heeeeeere!angelskThe They're Heeeeeere! achievement in Alan Wake worth 24 pointsInanimate objects shouldn't move of their own accord. Put a stop to this affront, oh, say, 20 times.

The Plan: Hmmm, the poltergeist objects aren't till Chapter 3... so this one's probably out, as that's quite a way through the game. Will try playing through though, as this one does keep coming up.
The Reality: Spent about 4.5 hours on Sat afternoon playing through and reached Chapter 3. Am very intrigued by the story and the games not as bad as I thought it was from Bean Diving it. Finished on Sunday, think it was another hour and half? Making about 6 hours total to get to here. Didn't think I'd do it :) Glad I've made progress in this game.

BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)Auld Lang SyneangelskThe Auld Lang Syne achievement in BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) worth 224 pointsComplete the Main Campaign on 1999 mode.

The Plan: The original too, no way though! Randy reckons around 10-15 hours for a non-collectible play through without Dollar Bill. Unlikely I will attempt this one this time.
The Reality: I was never going to take the time to do this one unless I really needed it, too much time in one week for one achievement. But I will do a 1999 run at some point.

// ACHIEVEMENTS

18 for UHH
63 tag-UHH-longs
6 new games started (nothing too onerous for my completion percentage though)
1 game completed to 100%
2 unrelated in Charlie Murder (1 "viral" one)
2 unrelated in Sunset Overdrive (1 "viral" one)
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