Hello one and all,
So for any longtime readers you'll know that this blog can be quite scatter brained and experimental in terms of format and sections I often introduce, scrap and recycle into something different.
Well I felt the need to stretch my writing legs recently (ignore the shoehorned metaphor)
and do something to both motivate me to try and play games I'm yet to touch, that just sit around collecting dust alongside something interesting to write about that has a degree of structure to it.
So with that in mind I'm gonna do a gaming A to Z which is pretty explanatory but for those that don't know, I essentially select a game that starts with the corresponding letter of that week and try and get as far as possible / complete within that week and move on to the next letter the following week. Simple and hopefully an interesting read
. Music Album A to Z
So with these blogs I've always liked to include a music track as a bit of background sound as a lot of people seem to like that and I've mostly covered gaming music but I thought it would be fun to do a album A to Z in tandem with the Gaming A to Z as a fun tie-in.
My music tastes tend to be wide ranging so hopefully there will be some fun picks u may not have heard and enjoy but we'll see, also I may find on certain weeks like Y I might not have an album already chosen and will have to do some searching which will be fun for me too.
So for A I thought I'd go with a pretty predictable/ mainstream pick with American Idiot by Green Day. While I can't say Green Day's later works have been easy listening for me and while some of their earlier stuff like "Dookie" was good in their own right, I find this album to be indicative of Green Day finding their sound and running with it.
So my pick for this week is Assassin's Creed which I have only briefly touched upon due to the "Ultimate Head to Head 2 Contest" which I quite enjoyed doing and look forward to the 3rd instalment of the contest. Currently stat-wise I sit on 5/44 achievements unlocked equating to 100 gamerscore which gives me quite the margin for improvement which is good.
Also this one of the rare examples of a series that I played out of sequence having played 2 and brotherhood previously. I hope this should be a relatively doable completion outside of the associated collectables, of which there is quite a few but no miss-able achievements so that's something.Choose Next Weeks Game
So I thought it would be nice to include the interactive element of listing my games for the next letter to help me choose, so feel free to give your opinions on games that jump out at you for one reason or another.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 43 of 50
Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360) - 21 of 56
Batman: Arkham Origins - 12 of 50
Battlefield 4 - 51 of 67
Bayonetta - 10 of 50
Binary Domain - 4 of 50
BioShock (Xbox 360) - 29 of 50
BioShock 2 (Xbox 360) - 55 of 68
BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) - 70 of 80
Blue Dragon - 15 of 43
Blur - 41 of 50
Bully: Scholarship Edition - 6 of 38
Quite a few to choose from which is nice also feel free to mention other titles that I have not listed that are letter appropriate as I might pick it up. Random 100 To Do List Challenge
So I've created a random list of 100 Achievements through the "To Do List" system and hope to work through some of them each week to give the blog an overarching element to it as well which will be fun but challenging hopefully.
Luckily one achievement on the list is for Assassin's Creed which is:
Gonna also go for the other achievements related to A games as well as there's a nice cluster of them;
On average I'll need to get 4 achievements a week so I could potentially start quite strong if I can achieve this but either way this can add an extra flavour to my gaming habits at the very least which is cool. Stats
So I thought it be nice to keep track of my stats to see How beneficial this exercise is, so currently I stand at:
206, 367 TA Score
112, 396 Gamerscore
66.91% Completion Percentage
Also I'm part of the group The Exodus for the GTASC 2017 challenge so I might as well keep track of that tooThe Exodus
Currently there are 235 Teams remaining. Final Thoughts
So this should be a fun project feel free to join me and do the same and I'll look at incorporating some more stuff for next week and as a last goal I'm gonna aim to have half of these A to Z games completed within there respective weeks so if all goes well I can have 13 more games be added to the completed pile.
Bye for now