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PermalinkGaming 2017-2020
It's a little over mid-year point. Time to take a look back at the last two years and see what the future might hold for the second half of 2019 and 2020.


The last two years were my biggest years in terms of gamerscore.

2017: 64,000 GS with a TA ratio of 2.04
2018: 68,000 GS with a TA ratio of 1.69

It might not be that much for some, but for someone with a full-time job and other interests in life I think it's not too bad.

I got my first Xbox One in April 2017. It was a One S. Then, I sold it and bought an Xbox One X in May 2018.

The first thing that surprised me is the TA ratio of games released for both One and 360 is always higher on the One, sometimes way higher. For instance, NFS Rivals has a ratio of 3.0 on One and 2.2 on 360. The game is exactly the same.
I know there's Game Pass now which means a larger user base, same as Games with Gold which typically increase the ratio dramatically because of casual gamers who don't care about achievements. But that can't explain everything. Are gamers getting lazier this generation?

The second thing that struck me on One is all the ID@xbox games that now have 1,000 gamerscore instead of 200 for Arcade games on 360. In a way, I still don't think it's fair and I would've preferred that it stayed that way. There's too many of them now, especially too many easy 1-2 hour completions. I did buy quite a few of them, but now with the limited gaming time I have I want to focus on quality games and completion ratio. I'm sure I'll still be playing some easy ones but only if they're good and I enjoy them.

Earlier this year, I hit some pretty good milestones:
200,000 gamerscore
200 completed games
85% completion

I think my proudest completions this year so far are F1 2013, Forza Motorsport 7 and Dead or Alive 6. I've always loved the DOA series and 6 is the first one I've completed so it feels great.

2019 and beyond

The problem is I feel I'm drifting away a little now and losing interest little by little. Especially with the summer here, there are many other things I want to do in my free time, not just gaming. So far this year I'm standing at 22,000 GS so it already looks like a slower year for me.

I still love gaming though, it's just that I want to focus more on quality and completion now, even if that means less gamerscore, maybe even a lot less.

So I think my plans for the rest of 2019 and beyond will be:

* Work towards that 90% completion. My 360 backlog is huge and there's a lot of room for improvement. Games that I barely started:
- Bioshock Infinite
- Fuel
- Flatout UC
- Midnight Battle LA
- Castlevania Lords of Shadow
- Fatal Inertia
- Dead Rising,
- Hydro Thunder, and many more.

* Finally start those games I never started because they take longer, and put the time in little by little. Games like:
- Soul Calibur 6
- Batman Arkham Knight
- Shadow of Mordor
- Injustice 2
- Dirt 4
- WRC 6
- Forza Motorsport 6

* Easy / Not too long games to complete:
- Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
- Quantum Break
- Crash Time 5 Undercover
- Assassin's Creed 2
- Resident Evil 4
- Crackdown 3
Posted by romisthebest on 17 July 19 at 15:19 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Permalink2 years later - Games yet to start / complete
OK so where do I stand 2 years after my last blog post. Well it's rather hit and miss. Here's the list (updated July 2019):

Games started 2 years ago

Xbox 360
Trials HD - done with base game zero fault in endurance tournament :) not doing the last DLC
F1 2013 - done
Flatout Ultimate Carnage - 0% progress for 2 years...
SBK 08 - 0% progress for 2 years...
Heavy Weapon - 0% progress for 2 years...
Fatal Inertia - 0% progress for 2 years...
FUEL - want to complete this year now that it's backward compatible
Soul Calibur 4 - want to complete this year!
Soul Calibur 5 - done
Far Cry 3 - want to complete this year
Dirt 3 - 1 achievement left in base game, pretty hard. I don't like Gymkhana :/
Bastion - 0% progress for 2 years...
NHL 2K6 - still haven't gone back to it. this stupid 'score penalty on all-star' achievement...
London 2012 - 0% progress for 2 years...
Rayman Origins - 0% progress for 2 years...
Outland - 0% progress for 2 years...
Dead or Alive 5 - 0% progress for 2 years... I think I've given up
Sonic & Knuckles - 0% progress for 2 years...

Xbox One
Ryse - done. great game loved it
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - done. loved it
Forza Horizon 3 - done. all DLC as well. also have about 250 challenges done :) loved it
Refunct - still need the 4-minute run...
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. will buy the disc so I have the full game. should be easier for command training
No Time To Explain - still 2 achievements left
Trials Fusion - done base game + 1 DLC pack

Games I said I was going to start 2 years ago

Xbox 360
Hydro Thunder - started. need to complete
Need for Speed: Shift . base game done. not doing DLC
Shadow Complex - not started
Dead or Alive 4 - started. only Survival left. hard as hell but I love this shit :)
Tennis Grand Slam 2 - started and a couple achievements left. I think I'm stopping here.

Xbox One
Dirt Rally - not started
Forza Motorsport 5 - done
F1 2015 - done
Quantum Break - not started
Guns, Gore and Cannoli - done
Blue Estate - not started
Ori and the Blind Forest - not started
Life is Strange - done
Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax - not started
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition - done
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition - not started
Watch_Dogs (GwG) - not started
Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor GOTY - not started
Posted by romisthebest on 16 July 19 at 09:44 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.