Sunday 29 December 2013

2013-12-29 - 10 achievements in a day

Phew, what a day... 4 different games / 10 achievements

Started the day (actually night, as played between midnight and 2AM) - "new" game: WSOP - Full House Pro. It is free to play game, that I downloaded some time ago, just never got around to play it.

I am not big gambling game fan, because I tend to be unlucky person, what becomes to "games of chance" and lotteries and such. Still, had some fun in the game and got 4 achievements in it.

At normal hours I played a little multiplayer in AC3. Did not play for long, but got one of the "silly" achievements done. :)

Then came the daily dose of Kung Fu fighting - 4 levels mastered, 4 achievements.

Last but least - decided to fire up again one old but good arcade game - Defence Grid. It's a game I have not played for long time - last achievement in the game was from 2nd February 2012.

Today I played through several missions in the campaign mode and then replayed one mission and tried to get the gold medal ... and like you see from below, I did.

Saturday 28 December 2013

2013-12-28 - 7 achievements day

Today played 2 games and got altogether 7 achievements - 4 in Kung Fu Panda and 3 in Shoot Many Robots.

Nothing too complicated with the Panda - just going through the levels and completing them 100%.

In Shoot Many Robots I did some grinding and got the "10000 kills" achievement. I must say, I was somewhat lucky today with the other 2 achievements. Punching bullets is not my thing, I tend to jump around and trying to avoid them altogether, but somehow I managed to be at right place at right time. Similar lucky break came with the Fatherhood Domination achievement - finding the baby carrier in one of the loot boxes ... could of taken a lot of time.

Friday 27 December 2013

2013-12-27 - Busy day with 3 different games

Game wise it was a busy day - played 3 different games and got achievements in all of them.

Lets start with the new one first - got myself a bargain recently - Plants vs. Zombies was on sale in Xbox Live and I grabbed it immediately - cost was little over 1 euro, might have been 1.99 USD. Not bad eh?

Anyway, went through the first few missions and the super-easy achievement popped.

Then it was time to replay the missions in Kung Fu Panda and get myself closer to the 100% game completion. Managed to get 4 achievements done during the day with some pauses between game time. Now I am 120 GS closer to 1000/1000.

Finally, it was time to do some co-op with my son. Played several of hours and we both got several achievements done in D&D Daggerdale. The screenshot is only for the achievement and not the game cover image because we started in the evening and got few achievements after midnight. Time flies when you have fun and don't have a clock in front of you. :)

Thursday 26 December 2013

2013-12-26 - 100% in LEGO Star Wars TCS

Finally, mastered the Star Wars TCS game. 100% completion and 1000/1000 GS!

The 2 achievements popped in a row after collecting the last gold brick. I kind of hated the grinding that was needed - doing the missions again and finding all the blue mini-kits. But at least it is now done and I have another 100% completed game in my profile. :)

Wednesday 25 December 2013

2013-12-25 - Kung Fu Expert

Today played a lot of Kung Fu Panda and got 4 achievements in the game. +80 GS

Completed 3 levels with 100% and managed to do the tricky one "Untouchable".

Tuesday 24 December 2013

2013-12-24 - New game - D&D Daggerdale

Played new game today D&D Daggerdale

As I only played through tutorial and few co-op missions, cannot really comment on the game if I like it or not. First impression was quite good, but the enemies so far were quite easy to beat.

Monday 23 December 2013

2013-12-23 - Ultimate Dragon Warrior

Not much gaming going on today, still got one "hard" achievement done in Kung Fu Panda: "Ultimate Dragon Warrior" (All Upgrades have been purchased).

It was "hard" because if you do it in legit way, you get it somewhere in the end of game - you need to buy every skill upgrade and outfit. It was not hard, because when I did the "Panda Stumble Extreme" achievement, I found a place where you can earn a lot of coins in very short time by just endlessly stumbling over the training dummies what give coins when defeated and that keep re-spawning.

Hopefully now when my Panda is pimped to maximum skills, beating all the levels without dying and completing them 100% is not that hard. Time will tell.

Sunday 22 December 2013

2013-12-22 - Time for another new old game - Kung Fu Panda

Decided to revisit today another game from my "forgotten" section of games. Kung Fu Panda.

Its fun game, where you run around as the Kung Fu Panda from the movie (and some side quests you play as some other character from the movie.)

This game was "shelved" for 4 years 7 months and 17 days! :) Last achievement I got on 5th May 2009.

Got 2 achievements today... +40GS.

Saturday 21 December 2013

2013-12-21 - Gamerscore 65000

Just wanted to say that with completing TMNT today, my Gamerscore went over 65000. :)

2013-12-21 - TMNT 100%

Like I predicted yesterday, I managed to complete the TMNT game today.

Did 2 last levels and the badly labelled achievement. It is not really your first coin, as you collect coins in every level. It is the first GOLD coin, what appear on levels, when you re-play them in challenge mode. Anyway, now the score is 1000/1000 - time to move on to some other game...

Friday 20 December 2013

2013-12-20 - Almost done with TMNT

Almost finished the TMNT game. Finished 3 levels today (204G) and now I have only 2 more levels to do and one special achievement to get 100% completion on this game.

Thursday 19 December 2013

2013-12-19 - Turtles and Minecraft

Today played 2 games, TMNT and Minecraft. Got only achievements in TMNT as I have completed Minecraft ages ago - but it is still fun to play it sometimes and just endlessly mine and build something. :)

In TMNT, progressed through 2 levels and ended up getting one special one for using one turtles special power. Not bad - 146G in a day.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

2013-12-18 - Turtles and Robots

You guessed it ... I am still stuck with shooting robots and fighting crime dressed as a turtle. :)

Nothing too complicated in the TMNT game. Finish 2 levels, get 2 achievements.

In the arcade game Shoot Many Robots, spent most time playing it online. Managed to get some of the more complicated achievements done today. The "Slotally Tober Saughter" (Beat a tough mission without the aid of beer or resurrection!) was quite hard. I had to make sure I dodge the missiles and stay out of trouble as much as possible, and when I found trouble and got myself to low on health, I had to resist the urge to push the "heal me" button.

And I cheated a bit with "Number One Tugnut" (Got first place in a four player mission!). We used 2 consoles, 2 players connected to each, and then basically only I was playing and other people just moved their characters closer and closer to the finish line. :)

That's how we achievement whores roll, I guess... :P

Tuesday 17 December 2013

2013-12-17 - Robots and Turtles

New day, same games.

Got 3 achievements in Shoot Many Robots and discovered that multiplayer is more fun in this game compared to single player campaigning.

Second game of the day was TMNT where I also got one achievement as I completed one level, but I forgot to take the "usual" screenshot, so here is one that shows only the achievement:

Monday 16 December 2013

2013-12-16 - Shooting Many Robots

Today MS made available another arcade game free for Gold members: Shoot Many Robots

Being into gaming and free stuff, I downloaded the game and gave it a try. Its pretty fun. Pretty straight forward. You good. Robots bad. You shoot many robots. They drop coins. You collect coins. You buy better guns. You kill more robots. You level up.

Did not play too much today, so only got one simple achievement in the game. 10G for killing 100 robots.

Sunday 15 December 2013

2013-12-15 - More TMNT

After completing Lego Indiana Jones earlier today, decided to do a level or 2 in TMNT.

Nothing too special. Completed 2 levels, and gained one extra achievement.

2013-12-15 - Lego Indiana Jones - 100%

Whoop, there it is... Lego Indiana Jones completed... after 4.5 years of being shelved...

We go for a ride was easy, all I needed to do is find a location where you can swing back and forward and then keep pressing B for a while ... at the same time I was watching some TV.

Disarming achievement was bit more tricky, as you can only disarm enemies from specific distance. Do it from too far, and you don't reach enemy, when too close, it will not disarm them. The last one was THE BIG headache. It was "glitched" for me as for many other people according to forums. I managed to kill multiple times 6 troopers at same time in "Motorcycle Escape" but the achievement did not appear. Same problem in "Escape the mines" - blowing up 5+ enemies did not pop the achievement. Luckily when trying it in the level with bunch of spiders - "Pankot secrets" - there I eventually got it.


Saturday 14 December 2013

2013-12-14 - TMNT and Indiana Jones

Today I played two games.

In TMNT I got 4 achievements by playing through 2 levels and using 2 turtles special moves the first time. Extremely easy 120G!

After time spent with the Mutant Turtles decided to fire up another Lego game that was shelved for almost 4 and half years. Last achievement from Summer 2009:

The game in question is Lego Indiana Jones. And the achievements left undone were mostly the "secret" / grinding ones.

After consulting well informed sites in internet and after some dedicated grinding I unlocked 4 out of the missing 7 achievements:

If I can do the last 3 achievements tomorrow, then this game is completed 100% :)

Friday 13 December 2013

2013-12-13 - 13th Friday

Nothing bad happened to me on this 13th Friday. Played a little and studied a lot.

Managed to get two easy achievements in TMNT just by completing another level.

Thursday 12 December 2013

2013-12-12 - Mutant Turtles are here

Started playing "new" game today, the 2007 released TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). New in a sense, that I have not played that game before. :)

First 70G came very easily. First one came just for finishing the first level (more like a tutorial level) and second one as I did not take any damage during the tutorial. Easy-peasy. I suspect the later chapters will be more challenging, although this kind of platform jump games are relatively easy and are often made more for children than adult gamers.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

2013-12-11 - Wheelman managed to piss me off again

I just "love" those achievements when you have to use a map and search for X amount of things in the open map. Those achievements would be pain in the ass if you have to do them on your own, luckily there are usually tutorials and maps available for the secret locations in the internet.

Wheelman is quite old game and some of the online tutorials have unfortunately vanished - the game is 4 and half years old by now. I found some forum posts with some map images (and some images missing from the imageshack host. I found some other images with no descriptions. Putting 2+2 together gives more or less complete picture of the locations. Unfortunately at the end of getting near 100 locations discovered I see that I seem to have 2 missing. Now I am not sure if to start game again and search for the damn cat statues again to be 100% sure I have got all ... or revisit every location where the cat is supposed to be, but as the instructions are not very exact, no way of telling is the missing few cats supposed to be there or are they collected already.

When I was bored with cat hunting, I did some hot potato side-missions and got 1 achievement.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

2013-12-10 - Wheelman day

Did some side-missions in Wheelman and then decided to go out and hunt down all the cat statues. It took more time than I expected so I decided 50 is enough for now and I do the other 50 tomorrow.

Monday 9 December 2013

2013-12-09 - Side mission day

Was busy today with studying so had little time to play. Still ... I managed get in Wheelman some of them side missions behind me and get 3 minor achievements, worth total 25G.

Sunday 8 December 2013

2013-12-08 - Damn offline behaviour

I don't understand Microsoft. How hard it would be to program their sites in a way that "if achievement X was not recorded in MS server yesterday and if MS sees it is achieved today, USE TODAYS DATE with the server, but noooo. MS lists such achievements with no date. :(

Anyway, I got 3 achievements in Wheelman today, for some reason Xbox Live connection was dropped while I was playing and 2 achievements I got when there was no connection. And like I ranted before, shows them as obtained who-knows-when. Bad Microsoft, BAD!!! :(

The good thing is that I finished Wheelman main story and got the "Real Wheelman" 50G achievement. Now all I need to do is the side-missions.

Saturday 7 December 2013

2013-12-07 - Big day with Wheelman

Another day with bunch of Wheelman game-time. Did one story mission and then had to do some trickery to get the 3 boss defeating achievements.

The trick was that you need to make 3 separate save games and then in every save-game kill one of the fraction bosses (as killing one makes other 2 missions to disappear from the map, and auto-save makes it impossible to "go back" unless you save game to 3 different slots).

The missions were relatively hard, but did get them all done in few attempts.

Friday 6 December 2013

2013-12-06 - Even More Wheel Man

Another day, when played a bit Wheelman and got 1 achievement in it. Just did some side missions, and this Airjack achievement unlocked itself. +25G.

Also played a little Assassins Creed III 3 online, gained 2 online levels, but got no achievements.

On a side note, spent several hours today playing on PC game that I installed about 6 months ago but never even launched it once: Star Wars - The Old Republic. Check it out - it is free to play (but if you do pay, you get some bonuses in the game) -

Thursday 5 December 2013

2013-12-05 - More Wheel Man

Another day, when playing only one game, Wheelman. Decided to follow one forum post with description and location of all cinematic stunt jumps. Took some time and little head scratching with some locations, but after few hour - all 50 stunt jumps discovered and another 75G added to my score.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

2013-12-04 - The Wheel Man

Today played mostly Wheelman, and attempted to get closer to 100% in Lego Star Wars II with no success at all.

In Wheelman got whopping 4 achievements. One for finishing one contract side mission. 2 for completing 2 story missions and one after I had driven in all of the districts in Barcelona. Total gain - 75G.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

2013-12-03 - Lego is driving me nuts

Lego Star Wars II was definitely driving me nuts today. Tried to do the Falcon Flight achievement - one of the remaining "finish level without dying" levels. After attempt 10 or so I gave up ... for now.

Last two "don't die" achievements I got in total with 3 attempts - so I succeeded on one level during my first attempt. I died only once in second level before finishing it also successfully. This time I progressed to middle of the level and died almost at the same time almost in similar way. Not fun at all.

Well, you know how it goes, when stuck in a game, leave it for a while and do something else. So I worked my way little closer to 100% game completion. And then went off to play Wheelman.

Long story short - no achievements in Lego today.

In Wheelman did few story missions and did one "hot potato" side mission just to get an achievement :)

Monday 2 December 2013

2013-12-02 - Lego and Wheelman... Again

Another day with those 2 games. Got achievements in both games.

Cloud Cover in Lego Star Wars TCS was another very easy one - after consulting all knowing Internet found out that I do not have to finish level with playing all way till level ends wearing helmet, it is enough to "save and exit" while wearing helmet. So ... super easy achievement actually.

Collecting all the mini-kits just took time and revisiting levels.

Also played a bit Wheelman. Got some easy achievements there.

Sunday 1 December 2013

2013-12-01 - New month starts with achievements in 3 games

Today got achievements in 3 games. +135G

I got 2 hard ones in Lego Star Wars II. Those are the ones where you have to fly around and you cannot use a "ghost" character to make it super-easy for you. You actually have to do it without getting killed. Hard stuff, took multiple tries.

Then I went and got 2 relatively easy ones in Lego Star Wars TCS. To get the "Arcade master" I went the easy route - fired up the arcade battle with 2 controllers, and used controller 2 to jump off the ledge 100 times - meaning the controller 1 got 100 "kills" and the achievement unlocked. "Cash in" was also easy when you know, in what mission and where to do it. :)

In the end of day played Wheelman and got 4 achievements during normal game progression - no grinding involved.

Saturday 30 November 2013

2013-11-30 - Last day of November

This November was sent out in style. Played 4 games, got achievements in 3 of them, 125G in total.

Lego Star Wars TCS - as the end is near, the G-s from game are growing. Got 3 achievements total worth 100G

The Disco achievement come unexpectedly when I was re-playing missions and hunting for the unclaimed mini-kits and red bricks. The last Disco was in some hidden room, where I was not able to go during normal gameplay. Harmless achievement was another one that was easy to do with 2 controllers and selecting R2D2 for one player and Droidikas for second player. Last but not least, the 60G Red Brick Master - this is quite easy just a time consuming one.

Also managed to see a bug in the game, at one point of gaming it claimed I have found 11 mini-kits out of possible 10 in one level. :) :) :)

One mini-kit too many?

Then I played little bit Wheelman again, and managed to get one easy achievement in that one:

In end of the day played a game that I have not touched for couple of months - AC3

Played couple of rounds in multiplayer and got one achievement in it. Did not have to much to get it - just had to be in the winning team. :)

Friday 29 November 2013

2013-11-29 - 70G in Lego Star Wars TCS

Today I was busy studying, running errands and at the evening visiting a comedy club - never the less, managed to do some gaming in-between and get 2 achievements in Lego Star Wars TCS.

You can probably already guess how I got the easy 10G achievement (just check my earlier TCS posts).

The "Collector" achievement was bit more tricky. Basically what the problem was ... I had all characters unlocked and bought besides one. Last character was hidden and unknown to me. The missing one was unlocked by following: go to the extras room (where you can build 6 golden gates from the bricks you unlock / buy during the game). That has room has a doorway labelled "Trailers". Enter and watch the Indiana Jones trailer, when done Indy he becomes available to buy at the character shop. After buying Indiana Jones - I got the 60G achievement.