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It may have taken almost three years, but at last I have completed my Bean Dive (eayragt's Bean Dive) from way back in 2016. I don’t have the highest completion percentage in the world (just over 57%), but my 35 games dived took down my percentage by 17%. I needed 1,049 achievements to recover the dive, but in the end earned 1,740 due to continuing to start new games. So how did I do on the games that I dived?

With my completion percentage now at 57.67%, how many of the games I played did I manage to get above this percentage (based on no. of achievements)?

Answer 7. Out of 35. That’s just 20%.
Tales from the Borderlands - 100%
MONOPOLY Plus - 100%
Defense Grid 2 - 94%
Goat Simulator - 90%
LIMBO - 85%
Just Dance 2015 - 76%
Toy Soldiers: Cold War - 75%

2 completions, only 3 out of 4 stories completed (still need to finish Toy Soldiers: Cold War). Not a challenging game to be seen. What else did I play?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 56%
Spy Chameleon - 53%
Kinect Sports Rivals - 52%
Rare Replay - 51%
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga - 48%
DiRT Showdown - 47%
Fez - 33%
Swarm - 33%
Child of Light - 26%
Driver: San Francisco - 26%
Blood Bowl 2 Achievements - 23%
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - 22%
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise - 17%
Sunset Overdrive - 10%

Only one story completed there (Call of Duty: Black Ops II), although I do want to finish Driver: San Francisco at some point. There were a lot of games that were only played for challenge achievements, including Fez, Massive Chalice, Sunset Overdrive and ACC: China.

More importantly, what didn’t I play? A bunch of classics: Mass Effect, Bioshock 1, Borderlands, Just Cause 2, Far Cry 3 / 4 / Blood Dragon, ME: Shadows of Mordor and Monkey Island 1 & 2 are games I want to play. Not sure if I’ll ever play Pid or Warp though (you never know!). Most of those are games that I want to play in big sessions and really get into them – and I have far less time nowadays (mainly with kids not going to bed so early!). I have been playing far shorter or pick up, play and put down games instead.

Seeing an end to the Dive I did plan to end it with 2 appropriately titled achievement, the last one being from a game I dived:

Microsoft Wordament (Mobile)A Long WalkeayragtThe A Long Walk achievement in Microsoft Wordament (Mobile) worth 64 pointsGet a 100% Completion on a Map.

DiRT ShowdownBeat it!eayragtThe Beat it! achievement in DiRT Showdown worth 57 pointsAccept and beat a friend's Challenge

Of course, I didn't notice that A Long Walk hadn't popped, so popped the wrong way round. Close.

So how did I recover the Bean Dive? Well, I only got my One less than a year before the Bean Dive, so most of my One progression is afterwards. The difference in stats between my 360 progression and One progression is quite stark:

One – 67% completion, 1,816 achievements out of 2,718 (31/78 games complete)
360 – 46% completion, 1,412 achievements out of 3,057 (10/95 games complete)

My TA ratio on the One is 0.2 above the 360, but that doesn’t mean the achievements are any harder – we all know the One suffers from TA ratio creep. Of my 31 (base game) One completions, only Magic Duels and Project Spark hold any value as “hard” completions, and those only because they were grindy. I’m still proud of the Magic Duels completion - 20th fastest completion on the site (in time played), and I enjoyed at least 90% of the time as well.

So, what do I play now? The classics that I Bean Dived are high on the list, but also XCom 2, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Mutant Year Zero, Hellblade, Armello, Night in the Woods, Sexy Brutale, Witcher 2 and 3, Skyrim… (seriously, I’ve just scratched the top of my backlog there). However, it’s probably going to be Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I’ve got over a dozen RA Salvatore books on my bookshelf, so it would seem strange if I never played the game in the world that he created.

Reckon I should start the dive all over again this summer?
Posted by eayragt on 29 April 19 at 20:20
kipfizh Given that a bean dive starts in July, you've got time for one pretty long game before then. KOA: Reckoning is a stellar choice - I absolutely loved that game. It is a possible completion too - playing on hard makes the first couple of hours tricky, but if you go slow and steady and don't race ahead, it's absolutely fine after that. Quality game.

Good stats! 7/35 bean dived games with sufficient recovery does show how varied the climb back was - looks like some of the site challenges definitely helped along the way!
Posted by kipfizh on 29 Apr 19 at 21:15
Beanpotter Should you do it all again? Yes! Of course you should!!! dive
Posted by Beanpotter on 30 Apr 19 at 11:40