I’ve been adding to my Gamerscore as of late via multiple games, and I think now’s a good time to share with you some of my grand accomplishments. I’m talking about Achievements, naturally. Y’know, those little blooping bloops that pop up now and then when gaming on the Xbox 360 and doing something, um, specific. I love ’em. And hate ’em, too. Facebook lists my relationship with them as “complicated.”
From Borderlands, I pinged–or rather dinged–this one last night after clearing out three to four “trivial” difficulty quests:
Ding! Overleveled (15G): Reached Level 51
The game’s a bit dull now that I’m a pretty high level, playing solo, and on my second run through the same ol’ quests. I do sincerely doubt I’ll climb much higher with Roland, but maybe I should try playing as Lilith to mix things up for a bit.
From Fallout: New Vegas, I completed a number of quests recently, but only one was actually tied to an Achievement:
Return to Sender (20G): Completed Return to Sender
This quest was…a bit of a downer. In many ways. First, you have to find a bunch of ranger stations and tell them about fixing their radios. Then you have to go back to each ranger station again to ask about odd reports coming over their radios. This means a lot of fast traveling, which doubly means a lot of loading screen. I swear I’ve stared at that spinning roulette wheel so much that I’ve seen its very soul. And then it ends sadly with a cloud of confusion over Jareth’s head.
From Street Fighter IV, I got a couple Achievements recently as I continue the long climb to the top, but this one is a goodie:
Super Combo Master (10G): Perform 100 Super Combos.
Why is this a goodie? Weeeeeeeell…super combos are hard to perform! There. I said it. Now you know just how much of a fighting game n00b I am.
From Mini Ninjas, a not-so mini (ninja) amount of Gamerscore for a grindy Achievement:
Now You See Me… (40G): Defeat 100 enemies with stealth attack
And lastly, from Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, we have this one from Super Thunder Blade, a game I never played and never will play again:
Get to the Chopper (15G): Super Thunder Blade: Score over 1,500,000 points in the first level
This ol’ shoot and flying as frantic as possible game is horrible. You have a limited number of lives and must dodge an array of bullets–the biggest problem is the controls as moving the chopper out of death’s way is tougher than expected. But the Achievement’s name gets points, both from me and the Governator.
Okay, that’s all for now. Quite a roundup, eh?