5750 Achievements unlocked

Ok, so yesterday I joked in my gaming 2019 review, that I was 11 away from doing it, and could I get it before the end of the year.

Well after a little Fifa 20, Halo: Master Chief Collection and Forza Motorsport 6. I managed to get a few more than 11 and move past the milestone with days to spare.

Looking back, it was the 13th April 2019 that I hit the 5500 target and so I haven’t been playing a lot to acquire the additional 250. Approximately 31 per month, there are some LEGO games in there somewhere, LEGO Ninjago was 100% completed a little while ago. I think with a little more effort I could have reached it a while ago.

As I was playing back in April, Minecraft has also featured heavily in the gathering of achievements as tasks have been completed and games played through.

The below graphic, was my achievement completion percentage shown in the mid 2019 review post.

Percentage as of 14th June 2019

The completion percentage below is from today, you’ll notice that the percentage is down, this is despite me unlocking more I keep acquiring new games and am still playing catch up. Hovering around the same percentile marker.

Percentage as of 26th December 2019

I have games that I have recently acquired that I have not yet started, I’ll wait until 2020 and see how I can progress. I still have things to finish off, and I am sure that I can rapidly move towards the 6000 milestone.

Planning a little Assassins Creed 2020, I have a few games building up to be finished or started and they should distract me for a few days of play. Let me know if you are a fan of Assassins Creed and if so your favourite on of the series. I am playing them in a strange order but that is just due to the order that I got them.

Back again soon.

Richard

Gaming through 2019

Hi, happy holidays everyone.

I have been enjoying a little play today collecting those day specific achievements on Halo Master Chief Collection. But with those popped I thought I would look back on 2019, and what I’ve managed to play through etc.

To start with, streaming is still no more than testing. Without a couple of essential items that I still haven’t got around to picking up it will be no more. But I can do from through the Xbox without a headset.

Games I have mentioned in posts through the year. The Division 2, Gears 5, Shadow of Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Star Wars Fallen Order, to name a few have all preoccupied me at times. Though one that did get some play recently was Halo Reach, when that was added to Halo Master Chief Collection it was instantly played through.

I have picked up some games from the Microsoft Store in the holiday sales and was even nice enough to gift a game too. So I’ve tried that out now.

I have been adding to my Assassins Creed collection and have more to play in 2020.

I hit a few milestones during the year, 5500 achievements unlocked had a nice ring to it. I have a couple of hundred now and might see if I can get 5750 before the end of 2019 (11 required).

Of course there are new games and the Xbox Series X console to look forward to in 2020.

Back again shortly.

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 – Xbox 360 play day

Ok, so I mentioned a need to run through some things yesterday.  What I didn’t plan was sitting down for the day playing Xbox 360 Games.

I’ve been playing, Call of Duty Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed Revelation and Burnout Paradise.

What I have also done, is as sort of planned for yesterday.  I’ve cleared some current games off of my Xbox One S and installed some of the mentioned games ready for some play sessions.

I have some other games on the Xbox One X, so I have choice if needed.

Burnout Paradise was the usual laugh, and it was good to cause mayhem with some takedowns on that again.

Some great memories of not to long ago, I keep thinking of installing Borderlands, but I know I wouldn’t play anything else.

I’ll be spending a lot more hours jumping between the 2 consoles as I decide which games to play when.

I do want to finish Black Ops as I have my eye on another of the CoD catalogue as it’s available, but don’t want to get until I have done at least playthrough of this game.  Should finish it this week.  I’ve put it off long enough.

Richard

Xbox gameplay update

So, I have been away for a couple of months following a run of 10 daily posts.  Things just got in the way and when I thought of posting, I just didn’t to be honest.

Haven’t really streamed either, just can’t get going with that, just need to get some time to plug in and stream.  No camera so it will simply be me getting respawned a lot.

Anyway, what I generally set out to do I have accomplished or am slowly working towards.  Shadow of the Tomb Raider playthrough continues, and things are progressing well.  Game time is now shared as predicted with The Division 2.

I have been picking a few more games over the last couple of months.  As one does, place them in the to be played pile.

Final Fantasy 7 as mentioned previously popping up in the store was an instant purchase, haven’t played it yet, but I will get to it.

I haven’t played Overwatch for a while, and I have tried Apex Legends where I have so far managed 0 kills.  But haven’t exactly played for hours.

Battlefield 5 progress is good, completed the war Stories and just starting to play a few rounds of multiplayer.

I have had to rearrange the furniture a little as the Xbox One X kept turning off due to getting a little warm.

Forza 7 and Horizon 4 are still getting some hours when I fancy a drive, keep thinking of getting a wheel for when playing these.  So I am currently looking at options.

Regarding quests for Game Pass games, I haven’t really had a chance to look into these.  Because I’m concentrating more on the games above, but this month I fancy attempting a couple a seeing how they go.

See you around.

Richard