With Avengers: End Game coming out, my son came up with the idea of doing a Marvel Movie Marathon. While not the biggest comic book movie fan I figured ah what the hell.
I’m glad I did it as it changed my opinion a lot. It also made Civil war and Infinity War much better having seen the build up to them(I’d seen them when they first came out). It also made me change my appreciation of Thor – the character and movie – bigly. The third Thor movie is one of my favourites of all time now ha.
Dr. Strange still fucking blows though.
Anyway after all that – and seeing End Game – I was in the mood for some comic book video game action. To be honest I was tempted to buy a PS4 and Spiderman. Only thing that put me off? Around Christmas time, the PS4/Spidey bundle was on sale for $279.99 very briefly. If I wanted to buy them now, it’d cost me about $430. On principle I’ll not be buying that ha.
So I looked through my backlog. Batman was tempting but I decided to go with Lego Marvel Super Heroes first. I haven’t played a Lego game in forever – Lego Batman 2 was the last one I played.
I’ve TRIED to play others but I haven’t got into them. And playing this single player (as I’ve had it glitch in co-op and not unlock achievements when I’d try to play with the kids) made me realize why.
Quite simply – the series has gotten too complicated. I mean at its core it’s still the standard game – you accomplish step A, which means you can accomplish step B, which leads to step C etc etc.
However playing with the kids we’d get completely lost. One of them would do step A and I’d have no idea and we’d be left trying to figure shit out forever. Or in some cases we’d do step B and C but not step A and then be lost.
So being able to play it in single player helped me to get into it again. I thoroughly enjoyed it to the point that I sat there for 4 hours on Saturday morning just beating the last 6 or 7 levels.
I ended up with 19/45 achievements for 370/100 gamerscore.
What I am going to do is rather than go through it all again on free play etc and probably wear myself out – is each day, time permitting, I’ll do one of the levels on freeplay and then unlock an achievement for my “daily xbox achievement” challenge.
In the meantime I’ll move onto something else – then most likely once I have wrapped up Lego Marvel, get Lego Avengers going on.
Gamerscore: 277,583 (+1540)
Achievements: 11,785 (+94)
True Achievement Score: 442,458 (+2991)
100% Games: 113.
TA Percentage: 58.30%. (+0.01%)
XBox Games to Wrap Up: 164 (+3)
New XBox 360 Games: 97 (+1)
New XBLA Games: 71
New XBox One Games: 186 (-2)
Kinect Games: 25
My main focus right now is that “New XBox One Games” list which is games I haven’t played for the XBone yet. I think at one point last year that was down to like 100 lol. Or maybe it was 150 can’t remember – anyway just going to keep working on that most likely altho I may mix it up and get some XBox 360/XBLA Games going on. “Games to Wrap Up” list is getting bigger but that’s a good thing as that means it is games I have beaten!
Now off to write some content for Where To Bet Sports. Fun site I started last year.
7th: Killed 25 people while riding on a beast (yir maw).
May 8th: Worked towards a bunch of stuff in Far Cry Primal. While doing that got the 10 kills with the sling.
May 9th: Far Cry Primal. Fight the bloodtusk mammoth.
May 10th: Far Cry Primal. Captured all the outposts.
May 11th: Letter Quest. Reached max level with one book.
May 12th: Letter Quest. Swapped all letters 50 times.
May 13th: Lego Marvel. Created custom character.