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Jun
02
PermalinkBlog #134 – May Statistics
  • May Statistics

May’s Period SummaryMay’s Period Summary

It feels weird to tell myself that I’m going to take a break from gaming and then never doing it, usually I have this internal power struggle happening in my head where I tell myself “This is the month” and then end up gaming just as much if not more than I usually do.

But this time I actually managed to stay away, cutting my gaming time the last month by 2/3rds which accounts to about 6 or 7 full days less of gaming; I think that a big part of it is having another project to invest my time into, something other than gaming.

I really wanted to finish Horizon Zero Dawn (As it was the main reason I bought a PS4 in the first place!) so I ploughed my free time on the weekends into it, I think that if I didn’t have Horizon to play the amount of time spent playing would have been even lower than it already is, probably halved.

I finally returned to drawing and I’m working on a project with my brother and friend which is pretty exciting (Hopefully I can share details in the future), it’s put me in a situation where I can focus my energies on being productive and not burning hundreds of hours a month into a game.

I honestly feel so much more satisfied with my life and find myself enjoying gaming a lot more now I spend less time doing it, I guess it opens up a new level of appreciation for the hobby when it’s not the only thing you have to do.

I think E3 this year is going to be an important one for me. When speaking to my brother he asked me “Is there anything you’re looking forward to this year?” and I sadly responded that No, there was in fact not anything I was looking forward to.

We will see if E3 can get me excited for something coming in the future, especially now I own every console and am no longer limited by the different companies.

  • Achievement Highlights/Statistics

OvercookedAll the TrimmingsScorchPSOThe All the Trimmings achievement in Overcooked worth 573 pointsBe awarded three stars in every kitchen

This was a lot of fun to do, I did the first half of the game with my girlfriend and 2 friends – It genuinely makes me miss the old days of Couch Co-Op, nothing quite beats the experience of all being in the same room and on the same console.

After they went home me and my girlfriend continued and 100%ed the game together, it was a lot of fun and shame it ended so soon.

Onto the Month’s statistics:

Month Period: 1st May – 31st May
Total Playtime: 65 Hours and 29 Minutes
Gamerscore: 1,345 Gamerscore (316,090 Total)

Gaming Stats (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)

Injustice 2 – 9 Hours and 33 Minutes – 9 Achievements
Overcooked – 4 Hours and 59 Minutes – 11 Achievements (COMPLETED)
Forza Horizon 3 – 3 Hours and 7 Minutes – 5 Achievements
Yooka-Laylee – 1 Hour and 12 Minutes – 6 Achievements
For Honor – 5 Minutes – 1 Achievement
Killer Instinct – 2 Minutes – 4 Achievements

Gaming Stats (Playstation 4)

Horizon: Zero Dawn – 29 Hours and 42 Minutes – 39 Trophies (COMPLETED)
Persona 5 – 3 Hours and 9 Minutes – 1 Trophy
Nier: Automata – 1 Hour and 6 Minutes – 6 Trophies (COMPLETED)

Gaming Stats (Xbox 360/Windows Phone/Windows 8)

-None Played-

Gaming Stats (PC/Wii U/3DS)

World of Warcraft (PC) – 10 Hours and 49 Minutes
Warhammer: Vermintide – 1 Hour and 45 Minutes

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Until Next Time!
Posted by ScorchPSO on 02 June 17 at 11:18 | There is 1 comment on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
06
PermalinkBlog #133 – April Statistics
  • April Statistics

April’s Period SummaryApril’s Period Summary

Firstly, sorry for the late blog! I actually wrote out the bulk of it on May 1st but other side projects distracted me and I just never got around to finishing it until now.

As of late I’m starting to feel tired of this gradual back and forth of completing games only for them to pop up again with additional achievements, back when the Xbox One was first announced it was mentioned that new achievements were going to be easier than ever to add to games, some not even requiring DLC as the 360 did! I remember writing a blog and being genuinely excited for this because everybody loves achievements, am I right?

Now I feel like I spend more time going back and completing old games than actually playing new, I have not bought a game since early February (For Honor) yet have still managed to gain over 8,000 Gamerscore from old games and DLC since the beginning of March – I’ve refocused my goal of getting as much of my backlog completed as I can and although this is going well I still seem to be hitting bumps due to games getting new achievements (I’m looking at you Minecraft).

Midway through the month I just burnt out and gave up, I put my Xbox One controller down and have not touched the console for nearly a month now, save for YouTube to watch some shows with my girlfriend.

I will admit that a big part of this was because I was playing through (And completing) Nier: Automata and Bloodborne, the first of which is one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had in years and is definitely the current front runner for my GOTY – However now both of those are done and completed I still have no desire to return to either the Xbox or the PS4 – My total gaming for last 6 days of May totalling to a whopping 2 hours.

Maybe a break is what I need? I love gaming but it has begun feeling more like a chore than something fun I do in my free time, I’m also reconsidering my approach to what I consider “Completed” on games so I don’t end up in this loop of re-completing games that add never-ending DLC.

Also spending massive amounts of time on Re-Masters of games I’ve already done certainly isn’t helping, I’m looking at you 90 hours on Ezio Collection.

  • Achievement Highlights/Statistics

Final Fantasy XVA New BlademasterScorchPSOThe A New Blademaster achievement in Final Fantasy XV worth 595 pointsScored 1,000,000 or more points in Score Attack.

I was a bit worried about managing this when it was first released, not that many people had done it and there wasn’t much information out there – However when I attempted it I found that it was extremely easy and got it on my first attempt, once again re-completing Final Fantasy 15.

Onto the Month’s statistics:

Month Period: 1st April – 30th April
Total Playtime: 186 Hours and 14 Minutes
Gamerscore: 3,395 Gamerscore (314,745 Total)

Gaming Stats (Xbox One/Windows 10/Android)

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection – 24 Hours and 7 Minutes – 47 Achievements (COMPLETED)
Halo Wars – 16 Hours and 36 Minutes – 20 Achievements (COMPLETED)
Gems of War – 8 Hours and 51 Minutes – 3 Achievements (COMPLETED)
Overwatch – 5 Hours and 11 Minutes – 1 Achievement
Final Fantasy XV – 2 Hours and 37 Minutes – 7 Achievements (COMPLETED)
For Honor – 47 Minutes
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Android) – 68 Achievements (COMPLETED)
Fallout Shelter – 4 Achievements (COMPLETED)

Gaming Stats (Playstation 4)

Bloodborne – 39 Hours and 20 Minutes – 40 Trophies (COMPLETED)
Nier: Automata – 37 Hours and 37 Minutes – 42 Trophies (COMPLETED)
Dark Cloud – 18 Hours and 10 Minutes – 24 Trophies (COMPLETED)
Horizon: Zero Dawn – 9 Hours and 28 Minutes – 17 Trophies

Gaming Stats (Xbox 360/Windows Phone/Windows 8)

-None Played-

Gaming Stats (PC/Wii U/3DS)

World of Warcraft (PC) – 21 Hours and 13 Minutes
Guild Wars 2 – 2 Hours and 17 Minutes

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Until Next Time!
Posted by ScorchPSO on 06 May 17 at 09:42 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.