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.

Thursday 28 November 2013

2013-11-28 - Lego and Wheelman

Another day with 2 games played where I got achievements in both games.

Both wheelman achievements came during normal gameplay - Finish Him was awarded during in a story mission. The taxi achievement I got after doing my first taxi driver side mission.

3 achievements in TCS - 2 were easy - "kill A with B" and the third one was when I finished the Episode III story mode. Now all the episodes are done, all needed to do is revisit the levels, and get all the mini-kits and power bricks and work my way closer and closer to the 100% completion.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

2013-11-27 - 7 achievements in a day

Even after a busy day and spending about 8 hours in 4 different buses, managed to do some gaming in the evening.

Got 3 achievements on Lego Star Wars TCS and 4 in a "new" game: Wheelman. I know I know, Wheelman is not "new" game as it was released already on March 2009. It was new to me, as I have not played it till now. :)

Lego achievements were easy - two of them were the "use X to kill Y" that are very easy with 2 controllers if you have the characters unlocked and bought. The "wear every hat" came just during regular gameplay - no grinding was needed.

The first three Wheelman achievements came easily during normal gameplay. Just follow the scripted path to get yourself familiar with the game and you get the achievements. The 4th one I got when I completed my very first side-mission.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

2013-11-26 - 3 achievements in 3 minutes

Today I had busy day, long training session, lots of phone calls, went out for shopping and library.

In the end of the day found 5 minutes to get 3 super easy achievements done... literally it took me one minute each to get them. All it took was to use 2 controllers, select needed characters for both controllers, launch a level, use controller 1 to kill character controlled by the idle controller 2 and BANG - there is the achievement.

Expect similar easy achievements tomorrow evening, as I have even more busy day ahead of me. I need to wake up around 5.30 to take 6.30 local bus to the capital. Then take another bus to travel another big city 3 hours away. After having there one important meeting I have few hours for playing tourist and then I am heading back the same route.

Here is my daily screenshot and link to my profile:

Monday 25 November 2013

2013-11-25 - 100G in 2 Lego Star Wars games

Today I played 2 Lego Star Wars games and got achievements in both. :)

The "Undefeated Endor" was quite easy to do with a "ghost" character - it cannot be killed and enemies leave you alone. But the Speeder Showdown - it needed concentration. Even when using ghost, you are vulnerable when riding the speeder and can be killed by turrets or just by hitting the walls/trees by accident.

In Lego Star Wars TCS got some relatively easy achievements.

For "Shoot first" I just needed to fire up second controller, select right characters for both players, launch a random episode, have one specific character kill another, and voila - there it was.

Little similar deal with "Fire in the hole" - just had to use Bobba Fett and throw a thermal detonator into a swarm of storm-troopers. :)

Gopher was also very easy to get ... if you have all the stud multiplayers equipped. :)

Sunday 24 November 2013

2013-11-24 - Another day with 40G in Lego Star Wars TCS

Another day has passed, when I only played Lego Star Wars TCS. And again I got 2 achievements worth 40G. Both achievements are "stupid" grinding achievements. For the "Lightsaber master" I just had to hit my "player 2" 20 times with un-blockable combo attacks. What this means is that you have to use a Jedi character and do a special sword hit on someone (press "X" 3 times in a row). Easy when you know what to do exactly... but pointless.

"The Dodger" is similar - you have to dodge incoming blaster charges by jumping out of its way when it is just about to hit you. Grinding what it is - just wait and jump wait and jump till it popped.

Those achievements do not make me proud, but they are needed if you want to get to 100% game completion! :)

Rest of the achievements are soon to follow! BTW - I managed to find, unlock and buy all stud multiplayers today. I am earning sweet amount of studs even without trying ... that is what 2x + 4x + 6x + 8x + 10x gives you: 3840 x multiplayer

Saturday 23 November 2013

2013-11-23 - 40G in Lego Star Wars TCS

Slow day achievement wise - played several hours, but only got 2 achievements to show.

Most work was done to get closer to 100% completion - replaying levels, getting mini-kits and red bricks, things like that.

As I have played Lego games before, I know it is quite important to get the stud multiplayers as early as possible. Better spend money in early stages on multiplayers bricks so you earn more studs faster as you go along. I already own 2x multiplayer, and have unlocked 2x, 6x and 10x. I am only little cash short to be able to afford the 4x multiplayer. When I have the 2 equipped at the same time, it will mean I will earn 8x studs when playing.

Any-who, here is the "daily" screenshot and link to my profile:

Thursday 21 November 2013

2013-11-21 - Short day

Another busy day in real life, spent short time on console.

Played few campaign missions on Iron Brigade and maybe half hour on Ascend: Hand of Kul - but got no achievements in either of them.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

2013-11-20 - 20% done in Lego Star Wars TCS

Got some gaming done today after getting home from work.

Played only one game - Lego Star Wars TCS. Got 2 achievements. I was expecting the The Empire Strikes Back (Finish Episode V in story mode) one to pop, but the Yee Haw (Ride all mounts types & ride-ons) was a surprise to me - just popped out on its own.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

2013-11-19 - No gaming day

Was busy day - did not have time to do any gaming. So there goes my achievement streak again. :(

Monday 18 November 2013

2013-11-18 - Lego Lego Lego

Only had little time today for gaming, spent it again on Lego Star Wars II

Gathered few mini-kits, and red bricks, managed to go through 3 levels as undefeated - thus getting me 3 new achievements worth 60G.

Saturday 16 November 2013

2013-11-16 - Two Lego games and one new free-for-gold-members game

Today I finished Lego Batman - where I had one forgotten achievement to do. Took me about 1 hour of gaming to get the last achievement and the 100% completion. Amazing to see that previous achievement was obtained almost exactly 5 years ago.

Second Lego game I spent some time on was LEGO Star Wars: TCS where I got 4 achievements worth 80G.

Last but not least - this months (November 2013) second free game for Xbox Live Gold members - Iron Brigade, where I also got 4 achievements on my first day. As it is an arcade game, they were only worth 25G.

2013-11-16 - Completed LEGO Batman

As I have been playing a lot of the LEGO Star Wars 2 game lately on Xbox I checked out my other Lego games and progress in the games. I noticed that in Lego Batman I had one achievement, that I had not got. No worries, pop the game in the console, and maybe after 1 hour of gaming got the last achievement and the 100% completion. Woo hoo! :)

Amazing to see that previous achievement was obtained almost exactly 5 years ago.

Thursday 14 November 2013

2013-11-14 - 2 times undefeated at LEGO Star Wars II

Not much gaming done today, but managed to get done 2 achievements worth 40G.

As I have now unlocked one of the "ghost" characters, the "don't die once" achievements are not that hard at all in free play mode. All enemies ignore the ghost (I presume they cannot see it or figure out they cannot kill it) and focus on their energy on the AI controlled sidekick. So this leaves the main player very safe and only way to fail the achievement is to fall to your death. :)

And if you do manage to get yourself killed by falling off from somewhere, only option is usually to quite the level and restart from the beginning. I had to do it once as one jump to a platform went bit too far and my character fell to his death. :)

Wednesday 13 November 2013

2013-11-13 - Half way there

Another day where I only played one game - this time it was again Lego Star Wars II.

I got only 2 achievements, but they were the heavy ones, score ways ... in total 130G. And as you see from screenshot below, now the score is 500/1000. :)

"Lego city complete" was easy to do - its just an achievement, that you cannot do in beginning of the game. You have to have progressed relatively far in the game to have enough gold bricks to build the door to the Lego city. Once you have it built, it is easy.

"Game 80% complete" - this is just one that comes over time when you have re-played the levels in normal or free mode and collected more and more bricks and mini-kits.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

2013-11-12 - Bounty hunter missions done in LEGO Star Wars II

Busy day, not too much time spent on gaming. Managed to get one more achievement done in LEGO Star Wars II.

It was quite fun one - the bounty hunter missions. Different from main story in a sense that you have only 3 minutes to "solve" a mystery of one character location. Reminds me of the hide-and-seek game - you have to find someone within time limit. If you manage to do it, you get gold brick, if not, the options are to retry or give up.

Monday 11 November 2013

2013-11-11 - Slow progress in LEGO Star Wars II

Played few hours and only thing I got was game completion percentage rose from 60,2% yesterday to 64%. Got no GS or no achievements. Maybe tomorrow? :)

Sunday 10 November 2013

2013-11-10 - 60% done in LEGO Star Wars II

After few hours of gaming today I finished going through the main story in story mode. Game completion was around 57%. After spending my hard earned studs on some un-lockable characters I saw that game completion raised to 60,2% and at the same time the attachment popped. :)

Now "all" I need to do in this game is go through the levels in Free-play mode and find all the mini-kits and power bricks and work my way closer to the 100% completion. And go through the levels without dying... that's the hard part. Wish me luck!

Saturday 9 November 2013

2013-11-09 - I rescued the Princess

Feeling better after my illness, played a little of the old LEGO Star Wars II game. Got one achievement worth 20G in it.

Damn those "without dying once" achievements are hard - it is so easy to slip somewhere or get hit by enemies in this game. Looks like I have to play through the game on my own and then get a friend to help me with the achievements - let him be the one who takes risks and gets killed, while I concentrate on staying alive.

Friday 8 November 2013

2013-11-08 - Sick day

Whole day I had a flu, got cold, running nose, sore throat, headache. Don't know what exactly it was what I had, but I was sleeping about 20 hours during 24 hour period. Obviously because of my illness I did not power on my console or my Win 8 machine, thus I got nothing to report here besides my sick day.

Thursday 7 November 2013

2013-11-07 - Finished the World of Keflings

Spent some time today to finish the World of Keflings game. I know the screenshot shows I still have 250GS to obtain and 9 achievements to get, but those are the extra DLC ones and I am not counting it as I dont own them. :)

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Monday 4 November 2013

2013-11-04 - More rope cutting

Busy day (what else is new, eh?).

Played a little bit of Team Crossword, Taptiles and Cut the Rope.

Only got achievements in the last one - 2 achievements, worth 15G.

Sunday 3 November 2013

Saturday 2 November 2013

Friday 1 November 2013

2013-11-01 - A World of Keflings

Downloaded new game today: A World of Keflings - It is free for the first half of November of 2013. And as I am a gold member on XBL - of course I am going to download and play it.

On my first day, I got 3 achievements. Only got to play it for maybe max 2 hours.