Hey, long time, no Achievements talk! Yeah, my bad. The last iteration of Achievements of the Week was back on December 9, 2011, and I totally planned to continue doing it all through the month, but then a drunk driver hit me as I was driving home and the holidays were in full swing and my depression surfaced with extreme tenacity. But I’m back, yo. I swears it. And I have plenty to report. Again, I’m not listing all the Achievements I unlocked over the last, um, three to four weeks, but some of the ones I liked the most.
And we’re off!
From The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim…
Wanted (10G): Escape from jail
Well, to be honest, this wasn’t as amazing as I thought it might be. I stole something in public, did not resist the guards, was taken to jail, picked the lock with ease, grabbed my gear, and left the Whiterun prison without a single soul aware I was even on the loose. And that’s it.
Darkness Returns (10G): Complete “Darkness Returns”
Finished the Thieves Guild questline…sort of. Seems like to return it to its former glory, I have to do an inane number of miscellaneous quests, which involve a lot of fast traveling, which also means a lot of loading screens. It’s on my to-do list, but not a priority just yet.
From LEGO Harry Potter, Years 5-7…
Shedding Skin (10): Complete “In Grave Danger”
Tara was able to wrap some Scotch tape around my second Xbox 360 controller’s faulty wire, and that seems to have solved the problem of it cutting in and out…for now. This has allowed us to play some co-op again.
Ghost Buster (10G): Complete Ghost Hideout in the Campaign
Waste Management (10G): Complete Wasted Garage in the Campaign
I haven’t played too much of Rage yet, but it’s not bad. Very pretty at times, and very ugly at times in terms of textures not loading. And no, I’m not going to instal 157 gigs onto my hard drive to make the game run better. But yeah, it’s okay. I do hope to play more of it, but I gotta remember to stock up on ammo like woah. Always running out of bullets because I’m terrible at aiming. Also, John Goodman for the win.
From Saints Row: The Third…
I previously shared some Achievements earlier this week, but here’s a another I got just the other day that makes me smile. It sure makes hijacking cars fun and fast.
Bo-Duke-En (10G): 50 quick vehicle hijacks, the Dukes would be proud.
From Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds…
Need a Healing Factor (10G): Win a match without blocking. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
Saving My Quarters (20G): Beat Arcade mode without using any continues.
Female Flyers (15G): Make a team composed of women who can fly, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
In total, I’ve pinged 16 out of 47 Achievements already in MVC3, and while there’s a handful of others that are attainable, the majority are not. Just like in Street Fighter IV, most of the Achievements require skill, endurance, and grinding. Not really for me, but it’s a nice edition to the collection for those times when Tara and I want to just mash buttons and have seizure-inducing images flash on screen.
Whew. Told you there would be a lot of ’em. But how about you? What cool Achievements have you pinged since last we met here? Share ’em below in the comments section, folks.
Picked up Skyrim’s “Dragonslayer”, “Married”, “Wanted”. The whole marriage process in the game was kinda glitchy. Had to do several reloads to get it to work right. When I got the Wanted achievement, I was also in Whiterun. But I took the prison riot approach. I think I killed everyone in the town before escaping. Then I reloaded…
Does Skyrim have a lot of non-quest related achievements? That was one thing that bugged me about Oblivion, that *every* achievement was for completing a quest. Diversity is nice.
Mostly quest related. There’s a few others like “Married” and “Wanted”. Also a few for reaching levels 5,10,25 and 50 and collecting gold. One of the most diverse is the “Hard Worker” achievement. 10G for chopping wood, mining ore and cooking food.
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