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  1. Woo! Almost there! Finished up and got two more bingos with I5 Award Winning with Knights and Bikes! Which, let me tell you, was just such a delight to play all the way around! I was sad to see it finished but I honestly look forward to seeing Foam Sword do more!
  2. 0. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry PS4 (2440) 💯 1. Hidden Through Time (10391) 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. Knights and Bikes (9454) 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 7. The Swapper (2667) 💯 8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 (188) 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) And that's the ballgame folks! Thank you @eigen-space for hosting this awesome event once again! The PS3 version of Uncharted 2 isn't listed in the Google Doc for my #8, but other than that I'm all finished up! 😁
  3. I'm excited about it! I've had my eye on it for awhile, and it had been awhile since I'd splurged on anything so I jumped on it when it went on sale!
  4. Hidden Expert! Hidden Through Time August 28, 2020 You know, there's been a pretty interesting ethics conversation around trophy hunting and what is or is not a legitimate trophy hunting excursion and the eventual platinum trophy. Games with high completion, Ratalaika games, trophy stacks, and now the platinum exploits for Cuphead and Fall Guys usually are the mainstays in the whole conversation. The scoffing "yeah well that one doesn't count because x" is such an insular insult that has surrounded trophy hunting as long as I've been doing it. I guess it depends on why you play video games or why you trophy hunt. I'm not gonna sit here and act like I don't like seeing those invisible numbers go up, or that I don't get a positive hit of dopamine when I see that last trophy pop. I also just like getting the biggest bang for my buck, so even before there were trophies I would play games to their fullest just to squeeze out as much as I could from it. I also won't sit here and act like I haven't cheesed a grinding trophy, or that I haven't looked at a guide for help when I'm stuck or when I just can't find the last collectible I'm looking for. It doesn't make me feel like my accomplishment is any less legitimate, but some people may think so. Is a popular game that's not impossible to complete any less legitimate than an impossibly hard game that no one completes? Games like Hidden Through Time are games that are often regarded as "pay to platinum" - because they're cheap, short, and you can find a guide online that gives you all the locations to everything you're looking for (think Where's Waldo but with like 5-20 Waldos you're looking for). This kind of game is my absolute jam - I have tons of games on my phone just like this; I love puzzles and puzzle games. So when I could play a game that looks fun and get a platinum for my time, of course I jumped at the chance, especially since it was on sale. But is my hard work de-legitimized because others have cheesed it? Does it even matter if someone somewhere that I'll never meet or see may think so? I find this whole discussion just absolutely fascinating from an anthropological point of view, because some people who exist in this subculture of a subculture of a subculture do think that and do agonize over what is or is not a legitimate. I know someone is going to think to themselves "yeah well that one doesn't count because it's too easy, anyone can get it", and that doesn't make me mad it makes me want to pick their brain and find out why. Anyway, Hidden Through Time was really cute and fun, but there's a lot of glitches surrounding the online portion of the game. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. Have a meme.
  5. 0. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry PS4 (2440) 💯 1. Hidden Through Time (10391) 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. Knights and Bikes (9454) 0% 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 7. The Swapper (2667) 💯 8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 (188) 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) And then there was one!
  6. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry (PS4) August 26, 2020 Getting another 100%'er out of my backlog, which also just so happened to work with Gaming By Numbers. Originally I wanted my #0 to be finishing up Man of Medan but I can tell I'm going to want to play that closer to Halloween time since Halloween in the States is going to be severely, severely limited thanks to Covid and people not taking it seriously. Freedom Cry was fine, it does make me wish the naval battles were still a part of the franchise, but the old controls are still awful and still not missed at all. I would have loved for Adewale's story to have been longer - I want to say he's talked about more in Assassin's Creed III and in Rogue? I wanna say maybe I'll play through those games again but I genuinely don't see that happening 😅 though I do have platinums to still get in those games before Ubisoft closes those servers. But yeah, it was short, it was fun, it was interesting, and it didn't make me want to scream so all 'n all a pretty good Assassin's Creed installment.
  7. 0. Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry PS4 (2440) 💯 1. 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 7. The Swapper (2667) 💯 8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 (188) 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) Only two more to go! No idea what I'll do for #1 but I'm bound and determined to be three for three on Gaming by Numbers Events!
  8. Been about a month since I played a game that was applicable to this event, but here we are with another Bingo! O2 Can Beat in One Sitting was swept up with The Swapper, and yes this is the second event I've made that stupid joke in and I don't care I think I'm funny. I've been plugging away at my PS3 backlog as much as possible, but I figured I'd knock a PS4 one out of there also! EDIT: Also knocked out B5 Started But Didn't Finish with Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry PS4 which I probably booted up, sat on the start screen, and removed the trophies from my list like five times, but I finally finished it up. Getting close to the end on this one, a lot faster than last year anyway! EDIT again: Ayyyye I'm rolling through this list this year with some quickness! Or at least much faster than last year! Knocked out Hidden Through Time for Gaming by Numbers so it might as well be my N3 Player's Choice since it doesn't fit into the other three categories I have left. Six bingoooooos~
  9. Platinum Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) August 19, 2020 This is probably one of my favorite games of all time, and let me tell you it's a good thing too because playing it back to back with not only the third game but also so I could get the Crushing run done really 'Charted me the hell out. I played it on Easy the first time around almost ten years ago, like a pleb, and unlike the PS4 versions you can't just pop into the hardest difficulty, which is a real bummer. But if I remember correctly, I played it because it was rented it from a local rental store (wow, that's a strangely outdated sentence now) so I didn't have long to finish it. I won't lie, the second sit down playthrough to clear this out, I definitely used the Tweaks glitch. I'm not too proud, screw it 😅 Now to play something that isn't Uncharted for awhile. The Swapper August 20, 2020 This one has been festering in my backlog for what feels like a thousand years, but I'm glad that I didn't let it fester any longer! If you like philosophical questions of what a soul is, what it means to be living, and also super love puzzles this one is the game for you. It really reminded me a lot of SOMA, which I also deeply loved. Plus, this bad boy is like a couple hours long at absolute best. It took me longer, but I was like 20 minutes from the ending when I decided to go to bed instead. Hey what can ya' do, I'm getting old and I was sleepy. All the trophies are collectible based, so like World to the West you can 100% the game without actually seeing the ending, but c'mon man don't be a wiener just finish the game it's really interesting.
  10. 0. The Dark Picture Anthology: Man of Medan (9560) 19% 1. 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. Bayonetta (204) 37% 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 7. The Swapper (2667) 8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 (188) 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) Gotta love cleaning those PS3 games out of the backlog! EDIT: Also swept up The Swapper for #7! Only three games left!
  11. Platinum Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) August 3, 2020 Man, I gotta tell you, I know it's like in vogue to shit on these games, but I had so much fun running through this again! I remember this being so annoying on Crushing, but I feel like they either made Crushing harder on the PS4 version, or I'm just better at this than I was the last time I platinum'd it. And even though this is technically the third time I've played through the story, I enjoyed myself so much I didn't even skip the cutscenes - even though I would have significantly cut down on the time it would have taken me to play. I'm really glad I got the now (near?) unattainable online only trophies last year shortly before they closed the servers, because if I hadn't I probably wouldn't have ever gone back to it. Sucks that I can't get the completion percentage higher than 51%, but I'll be totally honest even if I could, there's no way I'm gonna play the online. I'm just... I don't care. Now I just need to finish up the PS3 version of Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 4, and I think I'll have every Uncharted Platinum! That's pretty nerdy, but it makes me happy 😅
  12. 0. The Dark Picture Anthology: Man of Medan (9560) 19% 1. 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. Bayonetta (204) 37% 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 7. Another World (2677) 38% 8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 (188) 64% 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) Knocking more of that backlog out of the way. Super glad I got the two online trophies last year before they turned the servers off! EDIT: Added and swapped games for future reference
  13. Alcohol definitely helped me through the slog, that's for sure - so maybe not a solution but certainly a salve 😅 especially for those times I'd be doing something timed and Arno would just randomly jump weird or get stuck in the ground.
  14. 0. The Dark Picture Anthology: Man of Medan (9560) 19% 1. 2. Assassin's Creed Unity (3072) 3. Deponia Doomsday (8823) 4. 5. Lego Ninjago Movie: The Videogame (6675) 6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 (1126) 42% 7. Another World (2677) 0% 8. Yaga (9938) 0% 9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (10789) Oh my God, I finally got Assassin's Creed Unity out of my backlog forever, hallelujah!
  15. Master Assassin Assassin's Creed Unity July 20, 2020 Not a game I ever really thought I was gonna end up going back to, but Gaming By Numbers is magical that way I think 😅 but man it feels good to have this out of my backlog almost entirely at this point after more than five years. I mean, I have one trophy left in the DLC but maaaaan I really don't want to, it's getting 100% in Dead Kings and y'all I am not here for it. But it would be the only PS4 Assassin's Creed I haven't 100%'d yet. I mean, what can I say. There were too many moments where I said "why am I doing this to myself again??" And I'm glad it's over. DLC Dead Kings Just kidding, I 100%'d Dead Kings this evening because fuck me and also why not.