When every game becomes a grind
3-4 years of gaming every day, bar a few weeks off a year for holidays seems to have taken its toll, or maybe it's the grinding of piss poor games that take far longer than the couple of nights Cboy told me they would take.
Apparently with 2 copies I can also finish Quake 4 in 2 evenings, but I have learnt one thing, people lie. OK I knew that bit, and I know not to buy Quake 4.
So is it the games or is it just Xbox burnout, well I think its a bit of both. The main issue seems to be trying to complete MP achievements before the whole of the game industry implodes, at last count I still had 38 games. Some of the better titles are left aside as the MP is either complete or there just wasn't any. A lot of these 38 have high TA ratio's.
High TA ratio achievements fall into 2 categories.
1. Boring as hell, thats the reason they have a high ratio
2. Skill based, few and far between as most of these can be cheated by in game glitch, getting a party of 8 players or shoving a gamesave on a USB stick.
So on that basis I have loads of 1's and naff all 2's. Which leaves me with boosting session after boosting session. To be honest this does make the grind simpler as, once joined it forces me to make the effort. The hardest part is finding new Pikey, Goat, Caravan, Dog Nuts & Brilliant!! jokes to pass the time.
So what to do?
Sell everything, buy a PS3 and discover same issues but less people to take the piss out of. Clearly Not.
Play single player games only. Not really any different from PS3 option. So no.
Try for 1,000GS on Williams Pinball. This is probably worse than the pS3 option, as its only a matter of time before the controller goes through the bastard TV screen. Try explaining that to the Wife why she can't watch some Celebrity Car Crash TV because the Xbox made me kill the TV.
So clearly there is no solution to the problem, well apart from illegal drugs, but after 2 strikes its better to avoid going for the Turkey. So will continue with the grind and in the meantime buy some more games. At least that will cheer me up, well until I put them in the Xbox and realise I've just added to the 38.
So down to the priorities on the shit list
Wolfenstein - In Progess with the Snatch Twins
Dirt Showdown - Couple of sessions joined. Thought this was a Dutch Passport session, but apparently no dirty arses required.
Dead Island - Am renaming this Brain Dead Island, the best part was pre-release with the clever marketing, alas the game does not live upto the hype.
Halo Reach, Looks like the last 4 achievements will need to be swept up legit, as a couple of friends are waiting for the Halo DLC deal, you know the one, it happened a year or two back and everyone else on XBox bought it then. But not Dumb and Dumber - Dipshits
Bad Company - Need to get back to nightly sessions and grind the last 2,000 kills. Tried the other night, but just wasn't the same without the server crash every 2 minues (Good times)
Then the crap I need to find some help with
WRC3 - shouldn't take long
The bigs 2 - anyone for the 2 million Pinball co-op challenge
Dante's Inferno - Have avoided this for too long now. Any one fancy knocking out the challenges?
Posted by ukinspro
on 15 July 13 at 12:45