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  1. Update #6: I finished Rain, an atmospheric journey that was more reminiscent of a children’s book than a video game at times. The collectibles were unnecessary but too few to really be a nuisance. And with that, I’ve 100% my summer backlog list! Nothing was terribly difficult to complete, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed most of my time with them. As always, thanks for hosting @MidnightDragon ; it’s been a pleasure reading everyone’s updates and progress reports. On to finalizing my beefy backlog list for the Fall/ Winter Challenge. Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 7. Rain 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch 10. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) Swaps (1/2)
  2. Update #5: Since my last update, I completed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition with two final playthroughs for ME2 and ME3 on Insanity. Both required only a few days to finish. Most of my free time this month was spent working on games not in the challenge though - PvZ: Battle for Neighborville and Fallout: New Vegas. The latter is my #75 milestone plat that I plan to work on in the Fall/ Winter Challenge. I’ll be swapping out my final game (Oxenfree) for Rain, so I don’t reach my milestone early. Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 7. Rain 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch 10. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) Swaps (1/2)
  3. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville All 51 Trophies 20th August 2021 • Platinum in 1 year, 7 months Happy to finally have this one out of my backlog! I’ve surprisingly always enjoyed the PvZ shooters, but BFN quickly wore out its welcome while earning the last few single player trophies in 2019. Nothing is terribly difficult about the platinum, but the time commitment to “master” 20 characters felt insurmountable at the time. I found using the 10,000 XP purchasable every 24 hours to level up the characters I didn’t enjoy and then playing PVP against the hardest bots in private matches to be the best XP farming method for me, glitching aside. Overall, I spent 131 hours in Neighborville - half of that this past month - to earn the platinum.
  4. 4,126 as of now, but my goal is to have less than 4,000 by the end of the year (which would be easy if I'd just stop starting new games and work on my backlog exclusively).
  5. Count me in, please! (Percentages may change, as I'm currently working on New Vegas; I'll update this post before the event starts.) Red = Haven’t started Green = Some progress Blue = Completed 100% Assassins Creed Origins - 31% Dragon Age II - 20% Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 7% Fallout New Vegas - 11% Far Cry 3: Classic Edition - 37% Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon inFamous - 24% inFamous: Festival of Blood The Sims 3 Undertale Swaps (0/5)
  6. Update #3: And with that, I’ve completed my first GBN event! Overall, I finished some great games I really enjoyed (Edith Finch, A Plague Tale, Mass Effect) and knocked off a few more from my backlog. Thanks for hosting @eigen-space and @Jens, and for creating a kickass badge @Spacey Dweeb! 0 - Mass Effect Legendary Edition 1 - Mass Effect (PS4) 2 - A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) 3 - More Dark (NA) 4 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 5 - What Remains of Edith Finch (NA) 6 - Maneater (PS5) 7 - The Walking Dead (PS3) 8 - Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 9 - Mass Effect 2 (PS4)
  7. July Update July has been a fairly productive month, all things considered. I started - and subsequently completed - five games, the longest being Mass Effect 3. I also autopopped my first game: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. In between playing the new additions, I finally cleaned up a couple of older games, including Gone Home and LEGO Batman 2. The most difficult part being the motivation needed to replay games from the backlog. With all the progress I made, adding a large trophy list like Fallout: New Vegas didn’t even dent my percentage increase this month. Original Starting PCG: 47.41% Last Month’s PCG: 53.41% July PCG: 54.65% (+1.24%) 2021 Goal: 55%
  8. Update #4: Since my last update, I started and completed both The Walking Dead and A Plague Tale: Innocence. As far as telltale games go, The Walking Dead is my absolute favorite, and was my first platinum when I transferred over to the PS4 in 2015. And as much as I enjoyed replaying The Walking Dead, I enjoyed A Plague Tale even more. Wow. As the big sister in my family, I felt immediately invested in Amicia’s story and guardianship of Hugo. It felt like the macabre cousin to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, darker both environmentally and tonally… Next up: playing through Mass Effect 2 on Insanity. Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - 80% 7. Oxenfree 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch 10. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) Swaps (0/2)
  9. Update #6 Nothing too major since my last update. I’ve managed to finish LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and The Walking Dead. I’ve always loved telltale games, the first season of The Walking Dead being my absolute favorite (and my first platinum). It was such a joy to replay it for the first time in years. I’ve also recently started Fallout: New Vegas, aiming to make it plat #75. (I’ll be removing LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga from my list because it has no trophy list to clear.)
  10. Update #3: Happy to report I’ve cleared two more games from my backlog: What Remains of Edith Finch and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. I somehow remained spoiler-free for What Remains of Edith Finch before playing. And my goodness, what a heartbreaking, yet hauntingly beautiful experience. It’s been more than a week since I’ve completed it, and I still think about some of the story beats before falling asleep. I won’t spoil anything, but I’d definitely highly recommend playing through it, at least once. LEGO Batman 2 wasn’t nearly as remarkable, but for a LEGO game, it’s one of the better ones. The PS3 LEGO games are a bit more straightforward with collectibles than the later iterations. I’d also like to add A Plague Tale: Innocence to my list. I’ve been eying it since its release, and with PS+ giving it away this month, there’s no time like the present! Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - 80% 7. Oxenfree 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch 10. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) [NEW] Swaps (0/2)
  11. Update #2: Completed four more games, making me eligible for the badge (yay)! 0 - 1 - Mass Effect (PS4) 2 - 3 - More Dark (NA) 4 - 5 - What Remains of Edith Finch (NA) 6 - Maneater (PS5) 7 - 8 - Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 9 - Mass Effect 2 (PS4)
  12. I think you hit the nail on the head here. I've only cleared a pitiful two games in this challenge, and mostly because I've been permanently derailed by other games I've wanted to play more. Once I got to Tier 3, I realized my pyramid consisted of games I wanted to eventually play, but nothing that required my immediate attention. When I initially made it, I included games I didn't think I'd 100% but still wanted to play; as my focus shifted to earning plats on games I want to play, I realized I lacked motivation to work on my casual pyramid. But this seems to be a me problem, and not due to the event... I do think starting a new event and allowing others to complete their pyramids in this one is/ was probably the best solution.
  13. Gone Home All 10 Trophies 11th July 2021 • Completed in 3 years, 2 months Gone Home [3 years, 2 months] 100%: 14.26% I needed one trophy for this game (Homerunner) and couldn’t manage to earn it when I originally played it. No matter how many times I tried to race to the attic in <1 minute, the trophy wouldn’t pop. However, after downloading the game on the PS5, Homerunner popped after my first attempt.
  14. Update #2: Nearly halfway done with the Summer Backlog Challenge, and I feel like my list reflects that. I was unable to play for the majority of three weeks while moving. Between bouts of unpacking and sporadic organizing, I managed to complete both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Thankfully, neither platinum required more than a single playthrough, so I breezed through them on casual difficulty. I still need to go back and replay them on Insanity to finish up the separate trophy list, but I want to start some other games before tackling my last ride with the trilogy. I also have the urge to go back to Andromeda, start an Insanity playthrough, and earn the last few trophies I need. Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - 9% 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - 23% ➡️ 80% 7. Oxenfree 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch Swaps (0/2)
  15. Update #1: Not completing games nearly as fast as I had hoped, but I’m still on track to earn a shiny new badge by the end of August. 0 - 1 - Mass Effect (PS4) 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - Maneater (PS5) 7 - 8 - 9 -
  16. Update #1: I feel really good about the progress I’ve made these first two weeks. I completed Maneater and Mass Effect and earned a few trophies in a couple of other games. Maneater was an absolute joy to play, but I’ve always been partial to mopping up maps and clearing collectibles. The story was surprisingly not as shallow as I initially expected. With Mass Effect, I spent more time in photo mode and appreciating the updated textures than progressing the main story. I started on Insanity and was happily surprised by how easy it was, especially with the new god-tier Mako and lack of weapon spray. I recommend using the new legendary leveling system when starting the first game; it makes each level up feel more meaningful, especially at the start. I’m hoping to complete Mass Effect 2 by the end of the month (but I’m in the process of moving, so I’ve had very little time to game lately, and probably won't be settled until July). Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - 9% 2. Maneater (PS5) 3. Mass Effect (PS4) 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) - 31% 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - 23% 7. Oxenfree 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch Swaps (0/2)
  17. May Update Haven’t made a monthly update since the end of March, so this has been long overdue. Since April 1st, I’ve started and completed a handful of EZPZ games, finished a couple of outstanding games that’ve been in my backlog for years, added some games I plan to complete before the end of summer, and earned miscellaneous trophies in a few of my long-term games. Some of the stand-out games I’ve played recently: Dragon Age II, Ni No Kuni, Rad, Overcooked 2, and Mass Effect. Although my goal is ultimately to increase my overall completion percentage, I realize I’m much more responsive to a game when I start it with the intention of having fun instead of completing it. I’m hoping to offset adding new games I won’t be able to complete by finishing most of the ones I’ve already started. Original Starting PCG: 47.41% Last Month’s PCG: 51.37% May PCG: 52.71% (+1.34%) 2021 Goal: 55%
  18. Already super excited to start the Summer Backlog Challenge! If I finish this list early, I'll add more indies. Here's my finalized list: Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - 9% 2. Maneater (PS5) - 27% 3. Mass Effect (PS4) - 46% 4. Mass Effect 2 (PS4) 5. Mass Effect 3 (PS4) 6. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 7. Oxenfree 8. The Walking Dead (PS3) 9. What Remains of Edith Finch Swaps (0/2)
  19. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch [3 years, 10 months] P: 8.87% Love this game, glad I finally have the PS3 version completed now. As for what's next: I'm eying either inFamous, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition, or Mass Effect Andromeda.
  20. Update #5 Since my last update, I completed Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. I also started Dragon Age II and made minimal trophy progress. I haven’t decided whether I want to continue playing games I’ve already started, or move on to some I haven’t touched yet. With the PSN store staying open indefinitely, I don’t feel compelled to purchase anything new at the moment, but I have quite a physical list already. I’m leaning towards re-starting inFamous again.
  21. Update #5: Fifth and final update for me this challenge! I thought it’d be down to the wire when I first made this list, but the RNG gods have favored me in my final game: Ni No Kuni. Since completing the remaster last year, I already knew about the grind post-game and planned to work on it for at least half of May. Thankfully, grinding for alchemy ingredients only took about two days total since I’d been thorough throughout the main game. For anyone interested in completing Ni No Kuni (highly recommended for the story alone), I’d suggest working on collecting familiars, ingredients, and glims as early as possible in your play through. This is my second 100% challenge and the first one I’ve completed fully. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed participating, reading updates weekly, and knocking off a bit of my backlog. As for what’s next: I’m combing through my games to figure out what I want to include in the summer challenge, time-permitted. Until next time, cheers challengers! [Thanks for the congrats @YaManSmevz. I really appreciate the well wishes 😄] Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. Mass Effect 2 2. Mass Effect 3 3. MediEvil 4. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 5. Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom Swaps (1/2)
  22. Update #4: Since my last update (over a month ago), I’ve completed Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom and Ni No Kuni’s story. I shouldn’t be surprised by how relaxing it was to play through Invizimals, as it’s made for kids, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. The collectibles were tedious for a couple of levels, but with the level select menu, I was able to easily find what I needed. I also spent the past month restarting Ni No Kuni’s story while working towards collecting/ training familiars (40 hours thus far). I estimate I have another 20-30 hours post-game completing bounties, leveling up familiars, and hunting for absurdly rare alchemy ingredients. I absolutely adore this game though, so it's less of a chore. With two weeks left until the end of the challenge, I’m on track to fully completing one of these events. 😁 On an unrelated, personal note.. Red = Haven’t started Green = Progress made Blue = Completed 100% 1. Mass Effect 2 2. Mass Effect 3 3. MediEvil 4. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - 38% ➡️ 50% 5. Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom Swaps (1/2)
  23. Super excited to participate this year! Sign me up, please 😁
  24. Thank you for letting me know! I've completed four games since my last update: February Fallout 3 (100%) [1 year, 3 months] AR: 4.87% Mass Effect [3 years, 7 months] P: 6.89% March Overcooked (100%) [3 years, 11 months] AR: 10.84% April Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom [4 years, 7 months] P: 22.92% I've been focusing more on upping my overall completion percentage and working through PS3 games before the big shutdown.
  25. I'd like to remain active in this event. I've completed a few games in February and March that qualify, but since I didn't update, I'm assuming they don't count retroactively. Thank you for reminding me though; my updates will be more timely in the future.