So, as I've been playing some old games lately, Ive decided to set myself some goals.
As the majority of you may already know, Im quite fond of Dirt 2, that and GRID have been the two racing games closest to my heart, and I do play a lot of racing games. So last month I rented DIRT 1 as I had never actually got round to playing it, and I was up for some old school Rally without having to endure the pain filled process of playing WRC. Blergh.
So I played Dirt, enjoyed it. But wanted to totally finish it. Meaning, totally finish the game, get the full 1k points from it too. Just like I had done with Dirt 2. Totally maxed out everything in the game, yet i still enjoy a quick race from time to time.
Since sending it back to Lovefilm, I was almost there, with 850 of the points down, the entire Career mode completed and just the world tour on the championship to finish. And here is my first goal.
Before Dirt 3 comes out I need to finish Dirt 1. Those of you who have played the game, know that this isnt really an easy feat especially in the achievements area. Finishing the Championship will be a breeze, but getting the 1000km achievement on career mode only will be painfull. Especially since when I last checked, I was on a total of 630km. And that was after finishing the career completely and doing two of the championships.
I've also recently gotten back into Forza Motorsport 3, both the racing and designing side, and therefore have just set myself another challenge.
Luckily, this challenge is a little more easier (in theory) as I have a lot more time on my hands. Forza 4's current release date is set to 'Q3 2011' meaning. Any time from October to after Christmas. If i know Microsoft. Forza 4 will be a Christmas release. So I have plenty of time to continue. Having just started my 5th Year on the game today, again. Forza fans will recognise this also isn’t an easy feat, as considering Im on my 5th year. Career level 42. And I STILL have a bazillion races left to compete in.
My third challenge is a bit of a long shot, but its something I'd like to give a go on. As a massive fan of Gears of War, I’m looking forward to the 3rd instalment coming this September. Unfortunately, due to the fact I used to have a horrible internet connection and was generally rubbish at Gears online. I couldn’t fully complete Gears 1's online achievements. And probably never will now. But I'd like to give Gears 2 a crack.
Gears 2's main issue is hitting the level 100 online, which hopefully will become easier providing Epic continue their XP multiplier weekends. But seeing as I’m stuck at 51. I’ve got a hell of a long way to go, and my friends only usually play Horde, and whilst there’s plenty of points to be earned there on those multiplier weekends, there’s so much more to be earned in game types like Annex and King of The Hill.
As well as that, there’s also that pesky Seriously 2.0 achievement that needs shifting. Currently, I’m about 18,500 in. Anyone got any ideas on how to get through that a little bit quicker?
Call these goals, call them an achievement whores day to day life. I call it just liking to be thorough
Goals in a nutshell.
Complete Dirt 1 before Dirt 3 comes out. Likelihood - Fair
Complete Forza Motorsport 3 before Forza 4 comes out. Likelihood - Fair...ish
Complete Gears 2 before Gears 3 is launched. Likelihood - No Chance.