Blasting through a Guitar Hero.Recently my Xbox 360 died and I had to pick up a new one. While at Game Stop picking up my nice new Xbox and cord to transfer my hard drive, I noticed that they were having a buy two get one free sale on used games. I ended up picking up two Guitar Heroes, three Need For Speeds, as well as a Call of Duty game. Last night and this morning I beat the career mode on one of the Guitar Heroes playing on Expert. It makes me laugh because I used to take months of practice to get through one, but now I can just breeze through the entire game. What a great way to start the weekend!
Less and Less TimeI'm finding that as I live in a house of non-gamers, that I am playing less and less video games. This is simply because the tv is usually taken up by my roommates watching Futurama, Once Upon a Time, Pawn Stars, How I Met Your Mother, a documentary of some sort, and so on and so forth. I try and boost through games as quickly as possible, but it also means that I feel reluctant to ever start a game because it takes time, and with only an hour of tv time to game, it's difficult to bring myself to play any video-games or hunt for any achievements. This is a dark time for my gamer score.
Title BouncingI find that with myself being able to game only short amount of times, I bounce between titles whenever I play. I played Uncharted, Skyrim, Zelda, and WoW in one day. Barely playing each game, only playing till I got an achievement or beat a boss. I still enjoy each game and the experience, I just find that in order to hunt for achievements, beat new games, and enjoy old games, that I end up playing multiple games at once. Right now, I am playing a total of 5 games at once. The only thing that I regret is that I don't have as much connection to the characters or story as I would if I played one game at a time.
So many games... so little timeSo I have a huge stack of games to go through from Christmas and I have no idea where to start. Not only did I get Skyrim, and Zelda, but also Crysis 2, Fable 3, Dragon Age Orgins, and Bioshock 2. On top of that I have been going through job interviews since I recently graduated making it even harder to get game time in.... Oh well! I have my work cut out for me, no time, looks like I'm pulling all nighters!
Achievement Hunting Without InternetSo in the past week the internet at my apartment complex was canceled, due to some roommate issues. I now realize how difficult it is to actually earn a bunch of achievements if you no longer have the internet to play games on. Most of the achievements I need to earn are online, or are find ever single hidden collectible in the entire game. Unfortunately it makes it very difficult to boost your gamer score when you can spend hours hunting through a game for all the collectibles when you could probably earn a couple points from playing some matchmaking. Also killing an AI player over and over is less rewarding than playing against an actual player.
L.A. Noire ProgressWell another day, a couple more achievements. I finally finished all landmarks, street crimes, and getting five star ratings on all the cases. I am now going to work on the hidden film reels and the cars, but I have a feeling that its going to be a slow process. The only other difficult achievement I will have to do is the bullet proof window achievement.
CompletionistI have for a long time been trying to get my Gamerscore as high as possible, but as I entered the real world, ie. left high school where all I did for my last quarter was play music, lift weights, cook food, and make videos. I found it incredibly difficult to keep up on my gaming. With trying to study and pass my classes, as well as run a marching band at my college, but I still try to game at least three times a week. My internet is currently down at my apartment and I can only update from work, but I hope to soon be back online gaming.