Monday, 17 June 2013

XBOX 360 Achievement Chase Weekender Day 2

An historic day for this blog sees the 200th posting as Day 2 begins with the two games missed off from the previous day, Super Street Fighter IV and PES 10 and after both have been played the next draw can be done to continue the chase.

It BeginsOh! My Car!Just short of two hours on Super Street Fighter IV and three unlocks began with Oh! My Car! (10G) for earning 80,000 points on Car Crusher (I used Blanka) while It Begins (10G) popped up for creating my Xbox Live Profile Icon and Title.

Made the Knockout StageGood StartGood Start (10G) unlocked for successfully completing 10 trials of which I did seven with Ryu and three with Hakan.Onto PES 2010 and I went on the Champions League mode as Liverpool and after a very intense and emotional two hours, I came out with three hard earned unlocks. The first was Made the Knockout Stage (40G) which came after successfully winning my group and
  qualifying for the knockout rounds.

The knockout rounds were fairly easy to negotiate through with Lyon and AC claiming home draws before being blown away at Anfield (4-0 and 6-0) but then came the might of Barcelona who again went into the Anfield leg tied but suffered a similar fate by losing 2-0 and meaning I had a place in the final.

Juventus awaited and other than the famous 'Istanbul '05' I have never been so nervous during a football match. the full game is on the following video......

European ChampionsCome From BehindAn early goal by the Italians had me pressured and various misses dented chances of an equaliser but my luck came in the dying minutes courtesy of captain fantastic Stevie G who pushed the game into extra time which featured an agonising pinging shot off the post in the 12th minute before a mercurial strike from Torres sealed the win and the glory of two achievements - Come From Behind (10G) for staging a successful comeback and finally European Champions (70G) for winning the UEFA Champions League.

Heavy BurdenCrossing the beams Achievement in Shaun White SkateboardingThe next draw saw Shaun White Skateboarding, Hitman Absolution, NBA Ballers, Fifa 11 and Fuel come out with SWS continuing today's chase but with only a single unlock - Crossing The Beams (20G) for shaping rails 30 times. Next up is Hitman Absolution which began with the unlocking of Heavy Burden (10G) for infiltrating the mansion and killing the target.

KingslayerOne of the GuysOne of the Guys (20G) unlocked for blending in successfully while Kingslayer (10G) popped up for fulfilling Birdie's contract and killing the target.
Under WrapsUnder Wraps (20G) unlocked for successfully hiding a body then up popped Sandman (20G) for subduing someone correctly.

Silent AssassinTrue PotentialTrue Potential (20G) unlocked for unlocking a technique while Silent Assassin (20G) popped up for achieving the rank 'Silent Assassin'.

InconspicuousRespectFinally before taking a break, Inconspicuous (20G) unlocked for remaining undetected for an entire checkpoint. Onto NBA Ballers and a single unlock in the shape of Respect (10G) for watching the credits movie in full.

Safe HandsPerfect Keeping
FIFA 11 came next and scored four unlocks beginning with Safe Hands (10G) unlocked for playing a match as the goalkeeper with no assistance and was followed by Perfect Keeping (15G) for having 100% saving accuracy in a match.

All My Own WorkOnce in a lifetimeOnce in a Lifetime (10G) unlocked for scoring a goal as the goalkeeper while All My Own Work (10G) popped up for winning a match on manual controls.

Newton was right, after all!Oil rigFuel up next and three unlocks began with Oil Rig (15G) for finding 100 oil drums in the field and was soon joined by Newton was right, after all! (15G) for falling 150m.
Maple Highway
Rocket scienceThe third came instantly as Rocket science (15G) popped up for traveling 80m in a single jump. F1 Race Stars was drawn next as I tried to beat or at least equal my best ever day of achievements (27/3/11 - 27 achv) and started with Maple Highway (10G) for taking the locked shortcut in Canada.

Trophy HunterCanada ExpertCanada Expert (20G) unlocked for winning Canada on 3000cc while Trophy Hunter (20G) popped up for collecting 200 trophies in Canada.

Exhibition RushFinally in what equalled the best day score of 27 achievements was Exhibition Rush (25G) for collecting 1000 points in five seconds so officially today is the second best day due to a shortfall in TA and gamerscore but still ranks as the best day since Apr 2011 but a bit sad only reached 490G rather than an illusive 500G.