Welp, I did finally get the achievement in Valkyria Revolution for “S” Ranking all my missions. Chapters 7 and 8 proved to be the most problematic. The rest of the achievements at this point are now grinding. No skill, no luck, just simple repeated tasks. Problem is, it is a lot of grinding and while it took me probably 2-3 months of beating the game, it will probably take me another couple of months of grinding to 100%. This is going to turn into another Diablo III where I slow grind for months while I play something else….hopefully I finish by the end of the year.
Anyway, we have a few sales this week. For the X1, I’m looking at Dex. 50% is usually enough for me and the story setting (very cyberpunk) always interests me. On the 360 BC side, we have a ton of Battlefield stuff to compliment the fact that Battlefield is a Games with Gold title. So enjoy, and maybe I’ll be back later with a few new BC games. One can hope.
While I wouldn’t call this a Backwards Compatible thing (though the argument can be made that a good handful of these should be made backwards compatible), I certainly think its worthwhile to spend a post talking about these.
Here is the post from TrueAchievements:
Basically, after the day is done on September 28th, we will no longer be able to buy a 360 indie game. Whatever money was made will be distributed to the developers and that’s that. Here is a list of all current Xbox 360 Indie Games to date, a whopping 3,404 games.
You can also look at these through the Xbox 360 console under Indie Games which might or might not be easier depending on how you are. If you just want a quick leaderboard list, then hit this link for a top 40 and assorted discussion.
It also looks like some of these will make the jump with various platforms such as Monogame to facilitate this process. Also, from looking at many of the games last night, I can tell you there are several of these that have already made the jump with hopefully more to come. I will also take to heart, Microsoft’s statement that says they will conserve much of this content as they should.
However, there is some very valid reasoning to argue that if you want a few of these games and don’t want to rely on conservation efforts, get them now or at least in the next two weeks. Remember, any purchased games will always be in your digital history to download in the future. After the -more-, I will list some of my personal choices. Links are also added along with the US price. Feel free to comment on your own personal choices or to provide further information on this effort. Enjoy.
Wow, count em out folks, SIX GAMES. And a couple of them are actually decent at that. Saints Row the Third has been coming for a while but honestly since IV was on BC a year and a half ago, I kinda forgot about it. I nearly sold my copy of it as well (I have the Full Package edition). Monopoly Deal is only $4.99 and I could probably be talked into it as it’s easy to beat and has a full 1,000 gamerscore which is rare for a 360 digital only title. I might even have fun doing it. There is also Super Contra which if you own Konami Classics Vol 1 (which also has Castlevania: SOTN and Frogger) you already have. Even if you don’t, it’s only $4.99 by itself digitally. Good, good selection this week.
Tweet 1 – Undertow, Monopoly Deal, Virtual-On (JP)
Tweet 2 – Slender: The Arrival, Super Contra & Saints Row the Third
Well, I did finish the story for Valkyria Revolution. Go me, vanquished the Valkyria, all that wonderful stuff. Some of the ending rubs me the wrong way, but it was a great journey. Now to clean up achievements. I’m working on getting all of the missions to “S” status. I have about a half dozen left. After that, it’s straight grinding to finish up everything else. I’m hoping I am done by end of September but not sure how that will play out. Oh, and I took one more hour last week to beat Daytona USA on 360. Only really difficult part was beating the Expert Race. Everything else was a walk in the park…but the Expert Race took me about 8 or 9 tries.
Anyway, we got sales….a lot of usual customers and some interesting should be BC (but not) stuff like Duke Nukem Forever, Enslaved, Eternal Sonata, and Tales of Vesperia (come on, I’m practically begging you on Vesperia). Probably nothing for me this week unless we get some kind of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 thing going on (which is also on sale as well) but we shall see. Enjoy the rest of the week, hopefully we are done with this hurricane nonsense for a year now.
While I was extremely lucky that my house and family are in great shape after Hurricane Harvey…trying to do anything involving Houston has been nothing short of a nightmare including getting to work. Ninety minutes today (normally it’s about 30-40) and I’m not even trying to think about the way home which could in fact be worse. It’s truly nuts. Well, I’m here. I’ve played a lot of Valkyria Revolution over the past week or so. I have one more fight to go (or at least I believe its only one fight) before I beat the game. After that point, there will be 5 achievements left…and a lot of grinding. I’m still on track I figure to finish it out before the end of the month but we’ll see.
Anyway, we have sales…well not officially from the Major, but from the tracking sites. Here are the Xbox One sales and the Xbox 360 sales. The Xbox 360 sales are particularly interesting as they include a few games that have not really been on sale before. I do recommend Guardian Heroes and Trine 2. I will grab the Streets of Rage collection since that’s an awesome price at $2.49. In the non-BC department, I am interested in The Darkness II even though I own it physically. It’s one of the best stories I have ever found in a first person shooter and really worth playing if you haven’t. I’ve been wanting it to go BC for a long time…maybe this will be the week. Sale items are after the -More-. Enjoy.
Wednesday 11:30 Update – Official Link can be found here. Also of note, Condemned is $4.99. I had seen a couple of places note it when the sales first emerged but every time I checked it, it was still full price. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. I have also added it to the table below. Hope your Wednesday is going okay (Traffic in Houston really sucks right now).
Well this certainly isn’t a bad announcement (I wish they would do Wolf Among Us which I have a 360 season pass for), but it is a bit of an odd one due to Xbox One ports. Personally, I’m not a real big fan of the Walking Dead series, I keep telling myself to play one of them, but that hasn’t happened yet. What’s good about each of these is that they are often on sale and the first episode of S1 and S2 are also free. So, free stuff, more BC games, lots of things to enjoy and stay dry with.
Welp, for those who care (Hi Mom and Dad…oh wait you don’t really care I have a page either)…I am safe from Hurricane Harvey. Tons of water, but thankfully none of it landed inside the house (except from the dog coming in and out). Also thankfully, power was on at all times. So I did get to play Valkyria Revolution, got to chapter 10, so I’m certainly in the home stretch. As if I had to guess when I would beat it? Probably in the next 2-4 weeks. Get all of the achievements? Who the heck knows, though I’m gathering those here and there as well. On to the sales. This week, it certainly is a fair showing of various BC Deals with Assassin’s Creed leading the pack. Maybe we will also get Mafia II and Divinity II to become BC eventually as well, that would sure be nice. But we’ll know more as the week progresses. Enjoy.
Another month, another announcement for Games of Gold, September Edition. I’m a little bummed since I bought Oxenfree during the last time it was on sale and of course haven’t played it yet. Also, no new surprise BC games for the 360 Gold offerings as both of those games were announced as BC a long time ago. Still, it’s a decent lineup and a couple of them are worth checking out. Enjoy!
- Forza Motorsport 5: GOTY Edition (September 1st-30th)
- Oxenfree (September 16th – October 15th)
- Hydro Thunder Hurricane (September 1st-15th)
- Battlefield 3 (September 16th-30th)
Well, still going in Valkyria Revolution, Chapter 9. Characters are about level 40-44. I did get the 100 free missions achievement. So 10 left. I’m still not really playing a buffer type game, but World to the West (google it) should be at my house today. However, I know I’m in the home stretch for Valkyria (I think there are 12 chapters), so I’ll probably keep plugging away. In other news, I actually picked up two BC games over the weekend at my local Games Plus for $5 a piece. A copy of Fable III (so I don’t have to worry about playing with the collector’s edition) and Metal Gear Rising with soundtrack. Fable III is missing the manual (MGR is complete) but for reasons explained above, it doesn’t really matter.
Anyway, we got sales this week and plenty of BC related ones. Rage is probably the best deal out of the bunch. It is also worth getting since this is a multi-disc game and even if you like having a physical copy, this will make things much easier on you. Everything else is pretty much standard as Bioshock and Fallout are often on sale. Perhaps some of the other Far Cry’s on sale will hit BC very soon. Enjoy kids.
Welp, this is a pretty good title to add to the mix. It’s cheap (on disc) has no paid dlc (there are a couple of freebies) and still has a multiplayer apparently. I even am thinking of grabbing a cheap copy ($5 and under) when I can. Enjoy.