Halo: MCC – Spartan Ops Completed

Ok, so again, catching up a little with myself after last night.  But still back during an earlier post I was briefly mentioning my progress through the Halo Spartan Ops missions.

Well it may have been a few years of very slow progress but I have now finished all 10 episodes (on normal) and can briefly put Halo down again whilst concentrating on other games.

So I have uninstalled it and currently there are a number of smaller games been installed in it’s place on the Xbox One S (or Xbox 2).  I doubt it will be for long though as there is still much that I wish to complete on it and Spartan Ops was merely a small objective.

The Achievements that kindly went pop, pop, pop were:

  •  10 – Feet First
  •  10 – Exodus
  •  10 – Terms of Enlistment

I am off now to play something else, not sure what, but I’ll let you know soon how I get on.

Richard

 

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Mid 2019 review

Ok, so I believe that at the start of the year I had some plans to play this and that and achieve this and that so with me not appearing on here for a few weeks you would assume that I have been furiously tapping away at the Xbox Controller and Achievements have been popping like mad.

Well, I am about half way though Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I have one more Episode to complete on Spartan Ops, I am playing my way through The Division 2 and haven’t even started Final Fantasy 7.

What I have done instead is buy some other games and play them, and then recently watch E3 too and so compile a shopping list for more.  I think that there just isn’t enough time.

I have been off on leave for a couple of weeks and I have been playing one of the current Xbox Live Games for Gold NHL 19.  Started the Be a Pro mode so baby steps development wise.

As an Xbox Insider I also signed up to try the now publicly available Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and see how it varies.  Speaking of Game Pass, still trying to get some quests there.

Earlier in the year in published the below graphic showing the percentage of Achievements unlocked.

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And below is what it looks like at the moment.

Achievements

The percentage was a little better until I started playing Banjo-Kazooie for a bit of fun, but hey, that is what games are for.

I also had a play on the new Lego Speed Champions pack for Forza Horizon 4 last night and that looks rather interesting.

On the streaming front, I think that depending on what I want to achieve at the moment then I can have some fun.  Still without a couple of key ingredients but they will come.  So check out the MisguidedSumo Mixer channel and keep an eye out for videos.

I picked up Lego Ninjago the other day so that I can have a further play through, collect the last 10 achievements and add another completed game to my collection.  I also added Assassin’s Creed Origins which is one that I have looked at ever since it was released and now I just need to sit down and start playing it.

I also picked up the Handsome collection of Borderlands and pre-ordered Jedi Fallen Order.  On top of that, registered my interest in Project Scarlett.  I think the countdown has begun.

Whilst keeping an eye on all this, I have also joined as an Xbox Ambassador in the last couple of months.  I have been on Xbox live since it started and like to think of it as a community that we go to and share adventures, general fun and chat.  What I and others to not enjoy are some of the language and behaviour of “gamers” and so please ensure that if  you have any issues during games then report via the recommend methods.  Any issues then us ambassadors are here to assist.

Back again soon.

Richard

5500 Xbox Achievements Unlocked

So, I could have reached this target a couple of years ago probably if I had played a lot more and a few more things had gone my way.  Then I wouldn’t be going back and replaying games the way I am, not that I am not enjoying that as there are always a few to keep in the locker for rainy days.

After a week of popping a few here and there and chipping away at the target, I decided to reinstall Killer Instinct and play through Survial Mode with a few more characters unlocking the achievements for that and the ones that you can normally pop along the way.  This was 2 or 3 per character that I’ve done so far, then after doing this and funnily enough fancying a change of game I loaded up Anthem for a bit, then Minecraft.

So the Milestone Achievement was “Iron Belly”, quite fitting really for a day of play and achievement popping, not that I will now “Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh”.  I will snack and refresh suitably before starting towards the next target.

I did earlier stream a little weekend drive on Forza Horizon 4 on Mixer so check it out and follow me there as I start to share my adventures more.

In total over the last 8 days during this streak i am on I have now unlocked 47 Achievements from 11 Games, these are;

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Anthem
  • Fifa 19
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Minecraft
  • Killer Instinct
  • Halo 5
  • Trials Fusion

So if I haven’t mentioned any of the above recently, then you can see what I have managed to unlock Achievements in.  I’ve played many other games too as you may have seen.

A couple of the above I am curently playing through and so more to do, the rest is just for fun.

Richard

Streaking fun

I try and put some thought into my ideas here, but I also get messages and prompts about the regularity of things I am doing so am I doing them to often?

I am currently on a streak of posts here, but more importantly I have started a little streak of Achievement gathering now.

With the 5 I have gathered today 3 in Minecraft, 1 in Anthem and 1 in Assassin’s Creed Revelations that takes it to 31 in the last 6 days, and that is without playing 24/7.  As you have probably gathered from my previous ramblings, those 31 come from 10 different games.

With the streak now fully started, I feel obliged to try and see how long I can keep it going for.  See if I can get any where near my best ones or maybe set a goal of 50 achievements and see how many days I can reach it in.  Then see where I go from there.

When I do reach that I will go past the 5500 Achievements unlocked mark which will be a nice little milestone to go past.  I am currently at 5486, so not far to go now.

I haven’t yet started anymore games so games played is still sitting at 300.

But by the end of the month, I would like ot have started Final Fantasy 7.  Maybe my trial of Anthem will have run out by then, and I might not have purchased it yet.  So a window of oppurtunity.

From the streak perspective, depending on how you look at it my longest so far was 33 days and I earned 141 Achievements.  Efficeincy wise my best was 17 days in which I earned 165 Achiements.  If I could have kept that one going then I would have been ok.

The 33 day streak was my introduction to Gears of War, and I play Gears 1, 2 and then 3 back to back.  It was a very good month.

The 17 day streak, was mostly unlocking Killer Instinct Achievements, and there is still a lot more of those to unlock and so I have just reinstalled it.

I want to earn at least another 109 Achiecements, and so if I can do it in this streak then I’ll improve on the above stats.  Let’s see how things go.

Richard

 

April 2019 gaming begins

I believe that a few posts back I set myself some small goals.  And to be honest I haven’t a clue if I have stuck to them or not.

All I know is that I have been progressing well with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, even managed to stream for over an hour whilst playing and so that was a good step in the direction I am aiming.

On top of playing Tomb Raider, I continue with The Division 2.  I am just starting out on this and so I haven’t got to far as yet.

As a bit of a jump back, I have begun playing Fifa 19 again and the Achievements have again been popping whilst I play some FUT.  It is always a great pick up and play game.

Another game that I have recently picked up again is Trials Fusion, I have progressed further with this and collected more medals.  An Achievement popped here too which was a pleasant bonus.

Couldn’t wait for the Games for Gold this Month, Star Wars Battlefront 2 from the Xbox Original.  What a classic, instant install and play.  So many memories.

I have also reached a new milestone on TrueAchievements, in that I have played my 300th game.  The game was Anthem as I am currently using an EA Access 10 hour trial to see how it looks.

I normally like BioWare games such as the Dragon Age and Mass Effect Series’ and this could be interesting depending on the reviews I have read.  So far it appears ok, and something that I can see me playing more than 10 hours of.

There was even a little time to catch up with Overwatch today.

Another game that I payed again today was Call of Duty Black Ops (I will finish this game), I continue my way through the campaign every now and then when it suits me.

You might of guessed by now that I can sometimes play a number of games in one day, this is not anything bad.  Sometimes, it is just a need to change the scene.  I can also very easily immerse myself into a marathon sessions.  I think that might be why I now try and break it up a little.

But these are all Achievements that I am checking off of the goal I mentioned I think on one of my earlier posts.  It is why I have searched through my list of played games looking for ones that I didn’t play for long or something.

Then as the games become backward compatible I am picking them up and playing through them, as well as playing new games so time is prioritised chaotically.

I am getting there though, a couple of games on the agenda this month(ish).  I am currently reinstalling Halo 5 and that will take a while as it is rather a large game.  Then I plan on playing a few days of Halo, never an unfortunate task.  I can get Spartan Ops from Master Chief Collection completed, then run a few achievement popping sessions on Halo 5 and clean up the month.

I’ll keep you posted.

Richard

This weeks adventures

I am still getting to grips with this, and those few words might start a few of these posts.  What should improve is the content that flows after.

A reasonable amount of uninterrupted gameplay was enjoyed over the weekend with the occasional pop heard.

Thinking of changing my Xbox profile colour from Red, I’ve had that for a few years now and I think it’s time to look at options.

MisguidedSumo

Still haven’t started Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but if you’ve read any of my previous blogs then you’ll see that I have been hopping back and forth with planned games and played games that I didn’t intend and unlocked achievements I didn’t expect so all good.

In the last 2 days, I’ve unlocked 15 achievements in 9 games so the tidy up is going rather well I think and my percentage is moving in the right direction.  I think I have enough of a cushion to start a new game and not drop to far back the other way.

I am going to restart Call of Duty Black Ops soon, just so I can complete it and know how the game plays through.  Then, I will spend the time doing it on Veteran.

Over the weekend I went to look at my saved progress on Halo Master Chief Collection and noticed that it wasn’t there?  So before I play again (happy to) I will be checking achievement unlocks to see which Spartan op is the next one that I need to do.

Once I have finished those, I plan on finally starting on the cross game playlist achievements.  Theres a few others that should be finished off whilst completing these as well.

On the side, I am compiling the wish list for 2019 as the games start coming out.  There are a few I have my eye on and so look forward to spending time playing this year, having spent 2018 catching up on The Division, I am looking for ward to The Division 2.  Anything in particular that you are keeping an eye out for?  Let me know.

Richard

Surprise achievement unlocks

Occasionally as you know games have updates released, which have new achievements added to be unlocked.  What I always find a welcome suprise is when simply loading the game makes things go a little popping mad due to the achievement criteria already been reached.

Gears of War 4

This was a few months ago now, but it was still funny when it happened.

This obviously doesn’t mean that I don’t spend time playing the game, sometimes it is the way I find out about the update.

There are a number of achievements that I am waiting to unlock, and some of this I believe is down to the fact that I spend a lot of time jumping between 2 consoles and the save files have trouble syncing occassionally.

One such pop happened last night whilst I was checking out the last update for Rocket league.

Stocked Achievement

As soon as the game was loading I turned and heard a pop.  It must have just been stuck unlocking and having not played for a couple of months helped 🙂

I might need to install and load a few more games like this to see if anything else pops.  If not then It is always good to have a playthrough on a classic.  I was having a little play on Age of Booty earlier, just for a few minutes to have a bit of a laugh.

Well, off to try and earn a few more before the weekend is over.  Closing in on a couple of goals that I have set myself.

Richard

The weekend so far…

So plans were made, games to play were mentioned. Not sure what happened but that is what happens. the main thing is progress towards a goal and that is how the weekend is shaping.

It hasn’t been a massive trolling haul, as I have been playing the games but so far I have earned 7 achievements across 5 games. But the night is still young.

The most impressive stat is when there is just a laughable amount of time between achievements earned, but again, as I’ve mentioned on previous posts. Sometimes I just stop playing for a little while and then go back.

pac-man_achievements

Don’t know why I put Pac-Man down for 13 years? But doesn’t time fly, and this is not uncommon with me and it is also not always my fault.  I shall explain further in a future post.

Games that I have earned achievements in so far today are; Forza Motorsport 7, Pac-Man (xbox 360) Battlefield 5, Assassin’s Creed Revelations (xbox 360) and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2.

So a couple there that weren’t originally on the playlist yet somehow worked there way in to my agenda. But at the same time it ultimately knocked a handful off the hundreds that I am working towards, and I have been meaning to sit down and play Assassin’s Creed Revelations for about a year now.

I have also as mentioned begun tweaking the look of the site here and so if you’ve been here before or if your first time, let me know what you think.  I am thinking of upping the plan that I currently have, but I will see how things go first.  Before I start over customising.

Later tonight I will probably continue on with Assassin’s for a little to get myself into that story. Then moving on to something a little lighter, and if anything pops then that is just a bonus.

If I can earn at least a total of 10 achievements today, without stating a new game then it has been a reletively constructive day so far.  But I believe that I can get slightly more than that to pop and so we’ll see.

Richard

All good now, xbox weekend ahead

Ok, before we start, I know I have been on about something a little and sorry about that,  I will add nothing more.

ow_achievement

All that telling myself to play helped 🙂

Anyway, as I sit here I have the next Insider update (18323) downloading so that could keep the me occupied for a few hours.

I keep changing plans of what I want to play this weekend, I know I want to try the mode I now have access to on Overwatch, but I think I am more in the mood for a little driving simulation on Forza, either Motorsport 7 or Hoirzon 4.  Then continuing on with Battlefield 5.  That is probably Saturday sorted.

Then Sunday will be when I start Shadow of the Tomb Raider, been meaing to for about  a week now, just been a little single focused on the above.

I might even get in a couple of games on Fifa 19 just to stretch the fingers a little.

My aim is to try the AverMedia config again and so you may see some strange person lookng away from the camera if you come across my Mixer channel.  But then from what

I have seen, that on a few channels at times.  As mentioned in a previous post, I have plans for he final few days of the month and will be checking come the end of Sunday if any king of progress has been made towards the next milestone or if I have instead started sliding backwards again due to starting new games.

There are a few games that I picked up recently in the xbox store sales that I am yet to play and so this will happen, I am just trying to build a gap before adding them to my played list.

Bioshock for example is a series that I had never played, so picked up the pack and am currently on the 1st of the series.  Please, no spoilers 🙂

As the notifications are informing me, I am on a bit of a streak here on WordPress and so I must be settling in.  If things look a little bizarre over the weekend then do let me know as I do plan to brighten the place up a bit.

Well, going to let the laptop finish updating now and start the weekend acievement hunt.  Maybe I’ll unitentionally ignore you online.

Richard

Misguided Fun

Ok, so I didn’t know what to call this one at the start of writting this but then sometimes the title comes at the end?

Really, you should have a subject to write right?

So anyway, let’s just wing it.  So far this week I have composed a few blogs piecing together memories past and current gamplay to name a couple of things.

What I am starting to put together (I hope) is a a little look into my likes, dislikes, setup gameplay etc.

As mentioned, if you have any points or queries on anything that you see or read then let me know and I will see what I can do.

I have ambition to get my gameplay hours going a little better this year to enable me to reachthe targets mentioned in previous posts.  And repeated last years stats.

2018 xbox stats

I spent a number of hours playing Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2018, after I found it on xbox Game Pass.  Still need to do some more to complete it off in parts.

But tonight and for the foreseeable time my focus is crawling towards level 25 on Overwatch, so close now that it seems to be taking longer.  The fact I haven’t played yet today hasn’t helped.

I think that I am getting so focused on that that I may forget my other goals sometimes and so that is also why i am giving myself these little reminders.

I’ll see if I can get over the line tonight and reach the target.

Richard