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Dec
02
PermalinkA SUPERHOT Month! (200th Platinum Trophy Get!) November Review.
Well, it's that time again, another month has come to an end and it sure was an interesting one for me.

Just one more to go and Santa is packing his sleigh ready to deliver some gaming goodness to us all, I hope.

In the meantime, let's recap what I played last month:

  • Completed Games7


Butter & Friends: Babysitter Sim Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5
Licky The Lucky Lizard Lives Again (Vita) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5
Spiral Splatter (EU) (Vita) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5
Alteric (EU) (Vita) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 6-7/10 (Due to awful conversion) Personal Game Rating: 1/5
Blue Rider (Asia) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 8/10 Personal Game Rating: 3/5
SUPERHOT Trophies 200th PLATINUM!!!!!!!!!!! dance

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 6/10 Personal Game Rating: 4/5
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 3.5/5
So that completes this round-up of completions, now for the games I didn't beat...

  • Games In Progress0


And that rounds up all the games I didn't beat.

Wait, you're kidding me, right? 2 months in a row with a perfect record?!? And with 2 actually difficult games thrown in there? Amazing! rock Guess I'd better move on, then.

  • Stats And Milestones


7 Games Started, 7 Games Played, 7 Games Completed (Jackpot! Thanks biff_beefcake!) :D

120 trophies for 7,365 Trophy XP worth 11,406 TT!
Milestones Achieved

Playstation Level 41

225 Completed Games

7.500 Trophies Won

True Level 57

440,000 TrueTrophy Score

230 Completed Games
  • Games I'll Possibly Play In December


Well, with no new AM game to play, it'll be interesting to see what I decide to do this time. :P

Also: the on-going Twelve Days of Christmas will no doubt dictate it to an extent as well.

In any case, there's one game that I really, really, *really* wanna at least finish the story for, can you guess what it is?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!? wink

I think most of you will know but just in case you're new: Rabi-Ribi Trophiesrock

Other than that, I don't think I'm going to say anymore. I think the element of surprise might be better just this once. wink As much for me as for you, anyway, with the current challenge. :P

  • Final Thoughts


Well, that's that, another month rounded up and just one left to go, it's been one heck of a year in so many ways but I'm certainly looking forward to what 2018 may bring at this point, I certainly feel it could be a good one. toast

Still been enjoying my work on the GI team, it was a busy month, what with all those flag submissions we've been having for the contest! Really grateful to everyone that has helped out with that. toast

On a related note: we also had some new additions to the team for it and one of my awesome friends has recently been added. biff_beefcake, I hope you'll enjoy your time with us!

Thankfully, last month was a bit better on a personal level than the last 2 but it's still been a bit of a struggle at times. Nearly didn't make my 10K TT a month target again but fortunately can turn it on when I have to. Just one more month to go and I don't have to be as stressed about it anymore. :P

It was also very nice to get my 200th Plat, took substantially less time than the first 100, that's for sure. I look forward to continuing on my journey to even greater heights! toast

I also got my first Switch game in advance...Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector's Edition, was never gonna miss out on that, I just hope that it doesn't prove to be a waste of money like X was.

Goodness knows when I'll play it, maybe next year or the year after, I'm in no hurry to buy a Switch when I have literally 3 games I want for it and the 2 I don't have, I could easily have passed on this time (Super Mario Odyssey and LoZ: BotW). There's Metroid Prime 4 as well, I believe but it's the same story every time, just those 3 series by and large, very little of any real interest to me personally.

It'd be nice to see another DKC or Yoshi game, though! :D

I'd sooner get PS VR but even that isn't something I'm in a hurry to get right now. I suppose it doesn't help that money is a bit tight currently but it's something I can save for, so no problems there.

It might be my big choice next year: PS VR or the Switch. Xbox One X, not interested, same with the PS4 Pro, unless it proves to be effectively essential for VR...or my current one breaks, of course.

Anyway, I'm digressing completely there. :P

Also: I've been dying to do some different blogs on here, not had as much time as I'd like for that. Hopefully, I can do at least one of them before next year but chances are, it'll have to wait until 2018.

Would also like to spruce up the older ones to match the current style, which may actually be having some tinkering in 2018, more on that when we get there.

Finally: I would like to say once again, thanks very much for your continued support and friendship to those of you who read this and interact with me regularly, I'm really humbled to have found so many cool people on here.

So what have you sexy readers been doing with yourself in November? And what are your plans for December and beyond? Be even sexier and tell me in the comments!
Posted by AtsumaKarin on 02 December 17 at 19:45 | Last edited on 02 December 17 at 19:47 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Nov
01
PermalinkMinimum Gaming, Maximum Scoring! October Review
So once again, another month has ended and we're into the end-game of 2017 well and truly now! Geez, time sure flies but I've said that so many times in these blogs now! laugh

So let's, as per usual, start with the games I completed last month:

  • Completed Games8


Perfect Angle Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 with guide Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5
Burly Men at Sea Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Alteric (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 4/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Twin Robots (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Spiral Splatter (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 2/5
Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 4/5
The Sexy Brutale Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 4/10 w/o guide, 2/10 with guide, Personal Game Rating: 4.5/5
So that rounds off last month's progress! 8 shiny new Platinums, sadly, all very easy but still, good stuff! rock

Onto the games I played but didn't beat:

  • Games In Progress0


And that covers all the games I didn't beat...

Wait...there are no games I didn't beat last month?!?!?!?!?!?! EPIC!!!!!!!! dance headspin rock

  • Stats And Milestones


Stats for October 2017:

8 Games Started, 8 Games Played, 8 Games Completed! (100% RECORD!!!)

190 trophies for 9,525 XP worth 10,687TT!
Milestones Achieved:

78% Completion

Playstation Level 40 rock

220 Completed Games

325 Played Games

True Level 56

430,000 TT Score!
  • Games I'll Possibly Play In November


Once again, I haven't got a concrete plan this month. Besides the usual Artifex Mundi game (Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Trophies), I might do Butter & Friends: Babysitter Sim Trophies, (Pure GRP ftw! dance) but I do want to tackle meatier games...

I've been thinking about finally playing Blue Rider (Asia) Trophies, maybe tidying up Geometry Wars³: Dimensions Trophies, Astebreed Trophies, maybe even *finally* play Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Trophies and of course, many others besides.

There'll likely be some more Sometimes You games the way they've been releasing them as well. :P

Finally: Rabi-Ribi Trophies HAS BEEN PATCHED!!!!!!!!!!! ZOMGZOMGZOMG!!! So I think I'll be going back to that too. wink

  • Final thoughts


So it's almost the end of the year, can't believe how quickly it's gone! So many ups and downs this year and last month was no exception.

The good: just about squeezing my 10K TT goal, lots more fun work on GI and talking to you guys!

The bad: generally feeling like garbage for most of the month for w/e reason, probably just mental fatigue, IDK, there have been some bad times but I hope I can figure it out before the year's out. Got a weird problem with my leg as well, feels like I've pulled something. :(

Thankfully, I've at least got this week off to recuperate a bit.

The lack of energy/motivation for much of the month meant I did a lot of easy games just for my goal, which was a bit annoying. Hope I can spice it up more next month!

I went to my boss' leaving do 2 weekends ago, was nervous for sure as I'm not a socialite but ended up actually enjoying it!

Don't think there's much else to report, apart from my various mountaineering expeditions...

But seriously, that's all, folks! What have you been up to in October, what do you have planned for November and how many of you haven't defected to the Switch for a certain mustachioed Italian Plumber??? I'd love to hear from you sexy readers in the comments! toast
Posted by AtsumaKarin on 01 November 17 at 23:39 | Last edited on 01 November 17 at 23:39 | There are 8 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
01
PermalinkTHIS. IS. SEPTEMBER. September Review
So it's that time again, another month has gone by and for once, I don't know what to call this blog. Hopefully, it'll become clear by the end of it...

As per usual, time to cover the completed games first:

  • Completed Games11


ChromaGun (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Black The Fall (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Tachyon Project (Asia) (Physical) Trophies

Tachyon Project (Asia) (Physical) (Vita) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 4/10 Personal Game Rating: 3.5/5 (PS4) 2/5 (Vita)
WE ARE DOOMED Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 7/10 Personal Game Rating: 2/5
Save the Ninja Clan (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 4/10 Personal Game Rating: 3/5
Planet of the Eyes Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 2/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Pneuma: Breath of Life (EU) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 3/10 Personal Game Rating: 3/5
36 Fragments of Midnight (EU) (Vita) Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 1/10 Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 4/10 Personal Game Rating: 2.5/5
Spartan Trophies

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Personal Difficulty Rating: 8/10 Personal Game Rating: 1.5/5 (3.5 w/o glitches)
So that covers last month's games! 11 Completions and 9 Platinums! rock

Onto the one game that I didn't beat and man, I really wish I could cover this as I'd originally intended...

  • Games In Progress1


Rabi-Ribi Trophies (CURRENTLY UNOBTAINABLE PLAT!!!!!!!!!) cry cry cry

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  • Random Miku Waffle Because Why Not?


I also played more Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Trophies and obtained my first ever Perfect Perfect!!! (All Cools) Packaged on Hard! Yeah, an easy song but to achieve that level of accuracy on any Hard song is an achievement imo!

As for trophy progress: up to S now, Sadistic Music Factory is a biatch! :P Just 2 songs away from my favourite song of all time as well, IDK if I'll have any tears left by the end of it...

Anyway, enough digressing, that rounds up this month's progress, onto the stats:

  • Stats And Milestones


Stats For September 2017:

12 Games Started, 12 Games Played, 11 Games Completed

216 trophies for 11,295 Trophy XP worth 14,641 TT!
Milestones Achieved:

True Level 54

205 Completed Games

Playstation Level Miku...I mean 39!

410,000 TT Score

210 Completed Games

True Level 55

420,000 TT Score

215 Completed Games

7,250 Trophies Won
  • Games I'll Possibly Play In October


Well, once again, the obligatory Artifex Mundi game will feature so expect Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Trophies to feature.

Other than that, I don't know even more than usual lol. I suspect more Rabi-Ribi Trophies as I have missed the game and I hope to see a patch come out for it soon, got a lot of work to do before that anyway so figure I might as well do that.

More Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Trophies, maybe this'll be the month I FINALLY beat it? Although Mayadome has me locked in a bit of an ongoing duel to see who's the best Future Tone player on Hard Difficulty right now so that's proven distracting! :P

Really don't know other than that, might be the month I *finally* tackle Bound Trophies, may even be random and play Blue Reflection Trophies, who knows?

  • Game Information Team


So last month, I mentioned that I'd applied for a position on this team and I was notified by the awesome Kornfan2007 that I'd got the job! rock

So far, it's been a lot of fun, managed to update a lot of games but I've discovered pretty quickly just how mammoth a task it actually is!

I'd got the idea of updating all my friends' games so your Period Summary pages would look nice with images, as well as the other info on the game page...but the reality is it's so easy to get side-tracked.

You fill out a game and then realise there's 2 regional variants, then you do another few, then you need to search a lot for a particular piece of information, then to verify there's no Japanese Store entry etc, then you end up doing something else entirely. :P

Still, I think I'll continue to enjoy it and will certainly be working hard on it next month (and indeed beyond), providing I don't get another blasted chest infection...safe to say, despite how it may appear, it did really impact me last month but I'll go more into that in a moment.

  • Final Thoughts


So yeah, as I've already mentioned, I spent much of last month ill. Most of it, actually, it's a wonder I managed to score as well as I did in gaming terms or do anything on GI last month. My head's been all over the place, it's safe to say. Constant coughing does not help you sleep, I've learnt. :(

I even had to have 2 days off work in a row and I've NEVER done that in almost 10 years!!!

I'm just thankful I seem to be better now, I hope I'm never ill like that again!

Also had a fair few mood swings due to this and possibly other stuff as well. Some days, I was on top of the world and invincible, other days, I just felt like such a crappy person. It's really no fun to feel that way, let me tell you.

I just hope that for the remainder of the year, I can be on a more even keel.

As I mentioned in a status update yesterday, I've been looking into FINALLY taking some piano lessons, I've only wanted to do that for about half of my life now, give or take. facepalm

For various reasons, though, I've just lacked in confidence to do a lot of things in many respects. It doesn't help not being very good around new people (to the point I'd use to throw up thinking about it in the past...) and also the fear of failure in general.

It's one thing if I don't particularly care about whatever it is but when I *do* care about it, it makes it feel gut-wrenching if I can't do it.

Anyway, before this tangent goes off into the sunset never to return...I'm finally, fingers crossed, gonna take the plunge, assuming I can figure out a way to fit a piano in my room. :P

It'd be great to finally play some music again but take it to a new level that I've never previously been on before. Maybe make some YouTube covers one day/write my own stuff?

Heck, maybe the awesome Slayer1189 would be up for some collaborations (or: "colour brations" lol, Superbeat Xonic joke) in the future, though I'm not sure the Otamatone would harmonise very well so maybe accompaniment would be best lol.

In any case, time to wrap this up: what have you sexy readers been doing in September? Be even sexier and tell me in the comments, though no double posting for bonus points (ATG, I'm watching you!) warning Lol.
Posted by AtsumaKarin on 01 October 17 at 20:38 | There are 10 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.