The Great London Trophy Hunt (Complete)

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Here is what went down during the final week of my trophy hunt! You can see what happened during week 1 and 2 here and here.

TL;DR – Mission accomplished! Thanks to a bad migraine episode where I could hardly see anything and my arm and tongue went numb, I was on the verge of freaking the fuck out. I also didn’t have anyone around to reach out to so… yeah. That wasn’t fun.

To distract my panicking brain (only I can save me from me, after all), I focused on grinding out two of the most annoying trophies in Syndicate (running over 5,000 things with a carriage and playing 300 with 50 bad guys on a train roof). Focusing on those grinds and nothing else that was happening seriously helped me get through that. Thank you Evie and Jacob! ❤

Overall, I freaking loved my time with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Evie Frye is now one of my top 5 video game sheroes and I really enjoyed the story. Exploring Victorian-era London was such a treat! I also can’t praise the grappling hook mechanic enough.

Yup. My faith in the Assassin’s Creed series is restored.

My next platinum quest is going to be Mass Effect 3, in case anyone is curious. I’ve platinumed all the other Mass Effect games and I think I’m finally ready to jump back into BioWare’s universe after taking a much needed break from it.

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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The Great London Trophy Hunt (Week 2)

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Here is what went down during week 2 of my trophy hunt! You can see what happened during week 1 here.

The TL;DR version is I binged on side activities (Fight Clubs are the best) and my Assassin duo was pretty much maxed out before I completed Sequence 4 of the main story. Steamrolling my way to platinum now, baby!

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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The Great London Trophy Hunt (Week 1)

I love collecting PlayStation trophies! For whatever reason I get all giddy and excited whenever I see one pop up on my screen while playing a game. Xbox and Steam achievements just don’t have the same effect one me. Probably for one simple reason: those platforms don’t have shiny Platinum Trophies!

Yep! I thoroughly enjoy a good platinum trophy quest if a game really clicks with me. It’s a good excuse to see everything a game has to offer and walk away with a shiny virtual memento that shows off how much I loved it.

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Syndicate will hopefully be my 23rd platinum!

There was once a time when I was obsessed with the Assassin’s Creed series. I have so many collector’s edition statues it isn’t even funny. However, Assassins Creed Unity broke my interest in the series. I didn’t hate the game, but I didn’t love the game either.

Arno the protagonist was a meh character to me, QA issues (let’s never forget the floating eyeballs), and all the forced multiplayer elements left a bad taste in my mouth (more specifically, I can’t get the platinum trophy because of two damn multiplayer trophies… grr).

Word on the internet was that Ubisoft learned from their mistakes and made Assassin’s Creed great again after the Unity stumble. I’ve been meaning to jump back into the series for a long time, but never got around to it until now. So a huge thanks to Gaming Omnivore for giving me the excuse to!

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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Dynamax Dat Phat Beat! (Pokémon Sword)

Holy crap!! Pokémon sure has come a long way since I peaced out on the series after the Gold/Silver era. I’m in shock and awe over here…

Don’t get me wrong! It’s not like I hated the games after Gold/Silver or anything. Young me just lost interest in the series after that generation for whatever reason.

“Gotta catch ’em all!” was starting to feel way too overwhelming, I guess. I mean, I had a hard enough time keeping tabs on 251… now there’s, what? 800+ types of the lil’ pocket monsters crawling around?? That’s a crazy number that would take forever to acquire. Wow.

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Play-Along: To the Moon (Minisode 1 and 2)

Time to Loot’s official Play-Along of To the Moon collaboration is now complete! The two Minisode DLC packs are very, very short (putting the “mini” in “minisode” for sure), yet offer so many complex questions about this game’s universe. Hm.

Whoa is right, Neil…

So let’s jump right into this and answer the two final event questions! Many, many thanks to the awesome Naithin for putting this event together. It was a great excuse to finally play this game! You can also check out my answers to Act 1, Act 2 and Act 3 if you’re at all interested in my thoughts on the whole game.

!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!

This goes Without SAying, probably, but just in case: The rest of this article will Totally Ruin To The Moon if you haven’t played it yet!
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Play-Along: To the Moon (Act 3)

And that’s a game… sorta! The SigCorp Minisodes 1 & 2 DLC is up for discussion next in this great Play-Along event hosted by Time to Loot, but the main game has reached the emotional epic conclusion I heard so much hype about.

Was it sad? Did I cry? I’m not admitting anything… sniffs.

You can also check out my answers to Act 1 and Act 2 if you’re at all interested in my thoughts on the whole game.

So let’s jump right into this! Thank you to the awesome Naithin for putting this event together.

!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!

This goes Without SAying, probably, but just in case: I will be answering questions about ACT 3 of to the MOON and The rest of this article will Totally Ruin the game if you haven’t played it yet!
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Play-Along: To the Moon (Act 2)

Yes!! I’m actually meeting a deadline for a blogging event this week. For those unaware, the great website Time to Loot is hosting a Play-Along event of the depressingly great game called To the Moon. I literally just finished Act 2 like 5 minutes ago so hopefully I’ll be able to answer the questions easily since it’s fresh in my memory banks.

You can check out my answers to Act 1 here, by the way.

Thank you to the awesome Naithin for putting this event together, and for also being really understanding about me missing the deadline for the first week! ❤

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Play-Along Late: To the Moon (Act 1)

Better super late than never, amiright? I, um, hope so… I was really excited to join in on Naithan of Time the Loot’s Play-Along collaboration of To the Moon when he announced it a few weeks ago. I had Act 1 of the game all played on time, watched the freaking fantastic Later Levels stream it that Saturday too, and was all set to answer those brilliant questions in post due June 5th.

Alas, that never happened. My brain decided to dredge up its’ tired old drama and hit me with a tsunami of feelings just when I was in the happiest place of my life. Go figure.

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Troubling Tomahawk From Grand Theft Auto V

Mwahahaha!! My crazed criminal alter ego Genni and I had lots of fun together this past Sunday night/Monday morning. Yep. I was a sleepless wreck for work from home yesterday (rolling out of bed 5 minutes before my shift FTW), but dammit, it was worth it.

Genni and I hadn’t really spent a lot of time together before that. Let’s see… I wasted a bunch of the starter money on tattoos, cars, and properties after she was created. Oh! And she had a blast hanging out with the lovely Later Levels crew plus the dashing Dan of nowisgames.com on a live Twitch stream last Wednesday.

Well… she mostly got drunk and died a lot, but it was the best time ever once technology worked! She went up to Rank 2 from all the chaos as a bonus. That was also my first time “on-air gaming” and it was pretty freaking cool, and only a tiny bit terrifying. Shout-out again to Later Levels for the invite!

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