I was almost finished with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Only two more achievements to go. Then the title update goes and adds 5 more. Now I have to buy even more dlc than I just did.
I almost got away.
Currently, I am stuck playing figure battles in Xenoverse 2. Before the update, all I had to do was spend the special in-game currency to buy figures. I didn't have to waste time playing the game. Now, I have to participate in its own special storyline in order to complete it and the side figure battles it unlocks. I also have to spend time doing more dumb stuff because the developers are rude. Now, its still a fun game. But it comes with not so fun achievements. Actually, the achievements were like that before the update. Some of those Expert Missions were a pain. Super fugging annoying.
But where was I going after Xenoverse? My only option left was Rise of the Tomb Raider. I suppose it was a good a choice as any. But what then? There was nothing after Lara Croft. I needed to know I was going to be ok. I needed a plan. A clear plan of attack to save me from the boredom mounting as I shy away from playing Xenoverse and its dumb achievements.
It just so happened that I was a Xbox Live Gold member and Square Enix was having a publisher sale. It had recently come to my attention that Rise of the Tomb Raider had a ridiculous amount of achievements. 143 to be exact. 66 are from the main game so more than half of the achievements for this game are from dlc. The disc copy I have was just a vanilla release and apparently they neglected to make a complete disc release for Xbox One.
So you guys just happen to have the digital copy on sale right when I need it. This is like the people on Facebook saying they see an ad for something they were just thinking about. Is this a coincidence or should I thank the FBI agent tracking my movements through my phone?
EIther way, it lead me down a path of destruction boredom creates. So not only did I get the complete 20 Year Celebration edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider, I got the Defenitive Editions of Tomb Raider(yeah, the reeboot.. the one I've already played and got all the achievements for and began to hate because of the online portion) and Sleeping Dogs(Another one I already completed. I liked the game but the story was average at best. Just your run of the mill mafia storyline.
I don't know what award it won or why but the studio who made it still shut down. The dlc was better. One of them anyway). I also got Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The sale was too good.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: $59.99 down to $19.80. That's Amazon prices right there.
Tomb Raider: $29.99 to $7.50
Sleeping Dogs: $29.99 to $4.50. So you know it wasn't that great if they're almost giving it away.
Deus EX: $44.99 to $11.25. This is for the Deluxe version that has the dlc included.
I also had the option of getting Final Fantasy Type-O. If it had came out during my PS2 days, I would have snatched it up without question. Now.. especially in a post Black Panther world.. I need so much more from Final Fantasy. They're not special.
I can take magic cards as a weapon. That's pretty slick. But if all these mofos have guns and you have to run up with your sword and stab them.. whut? Where's your gun? Clearly, they're everywhere and they work on you. Do better.
Murdered: Soul Suspect seemed kind of boring too. There was also the option of Life Is Strange. Now while I've played episodic story based games like this, I didn't want to play this one. I haven't even got around to Telltale's The Walking Dead most recent release and I've played the other two. They were good. But I guess I just want to punch and shoot people instead right now. But I can see how people like the drama. I'm a fan myself.
Thanks for turning me on to this. You know who you are.
So yeah. I feel better. I wish it had all been on disc, but since you have to download the games and dlc to the hard drive anyway, it doesn't make much difference. I now also need a headset because Tomb Raider needs some online coordination. Not getting one with make it so much harder. And I really don't feel like getting cussed out again for letting people know ahead of time that I don't have a mic. But I will be posting boosting sessions on TA for both Tomb Raider games instead of just going through the Xbox One. That should automatically weed out some undesirables.
At 2:26 - quotable
And now, your moment of zen.