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September Gaming Summary

For those that don’t know, I play mostly everything. I’m not your typical “achievement hunter” that strictly follows what’s easy or only plays games based on achievements. I play whatever I can, whenever I can. I do push to complete stuff at a pretty high level. I hate leaving games unfinished, and do my best to not just “try” them and move on. Anyways, let’s move on the my September Gaming Summary.

Let’s start with Xbox One:

That’s a pretty great month. 300+ Achievements, 11k+ GamerScore, and 8 Completions. Not bad! Here’s the 16 games I ended up playing:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag – I never did the multiplayer achievements, and I’d love to complete this before Valhalla. I haven’t played the DLC for Syndicate either, so expect to see that in October.
  • Doom Eternal – What a game! This is probably going to win best FPS this year and be nominated for Game of the Year. It truly is excellent. I’ll be writing a review for this one soon. As for achievements, just need to finish the “extra life” mode and this one is done. Should be done by posting, actually.
  • Gears 5 – This game has a never ending achievement cycle. I got A LOT of difficult ones done involving Escape and leveling characters. Not looking forward to Horde stuff. However, I am saving everything else with this game for the Xbox Series X. It’s already the best looking game on the One, and I can’t wait for the enhancements.
  • Hyper Scape – Came out in August for console and I love it. Such a fun BR game. Maybe a little TOO fast for it’s own good to keep an audience. Getting the “Pacifist” achievement was INSANE and a true accomplishment. So was eliminating two crown bearers in one match. I’ll play this off and on for awhile.
  • Madden NFL 21 – Wow is this game a disappointment. There isn’t much to like + it’s a buggy mess. Ah well. Maybe they’re just focusing on the next-gen version. Fairly easy achievements. I may review it, but I can tell you now – Yikes.
  • Mars Power Industries Deluxe – A neat little puzzle game that came out late last year on PC, but just made it’s way to Xbox. Overstayed it’s welcome a bit, but fun for what it’s worth. At the price point you can’t go wrong. Took about five/six hours to complete it.
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale – I’ll be doing a review on this eventually too, but it’s great. It truly is “new” and improves everything from the first game. While it is mostly a remaster, it’s so much better that it stands out as if it’s a new game. They also removed the 99k coin achievement, so it’s better for that too haha.
  • PUBG – I was close to some achievements and even though I don’t really like the game, I decided to knock out a good amount. I’m probably done with it for good though.
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts – I had heard great things about this, and it didn’t disappoint. I’m a sucker for music themed games, and I ended up falling in love with this. It should be on your radar if it isn’t already. Took me about eight hours to complete all of the achievements, but some of that is dependent on skill.
  • Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut – A murder themed puzzle game. It’s okay. This is one I never would have finished if not for the achievements. I have two left and should be done with it soon.
  • Spellbreak – This is probably the “freshest” BR that’s come out. It’s magic focused and relies on combining different spell types and abilities. I don’t think it’s going to catch on, unfortunately. Too many BR’s and it might be a bit slow overall to keep most people’s attention.
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game – With October on the way, I had started rewatching the show and this popped up on Game Pass. Perfect timing! I got about halfway, and will continue it in October. So far… nothing special, but not bad either. Fun enough if you like the show. Maybe not so much if you don’t watch.
  • Super Lucky’s Tale – With NSLT coming out, this was put back on Game Pass so I decided to finally get the 99k coin achievement. I wish I didn’t. It is a miserable grind. Thankfully I hadn’t done the hero trials, and I got to do those, which are probably the best part of the game. But seriously, play New Super Lucky’s Tale.
  • Tell Me Why – Following up Life is Strange was never going to be easy, but Tell Me Why is much better than LiS2 ended up being. A bit slow through the first episode, but overall it picks up from there and I enjoyed it. Probably a review coming for this as well.
  • Touhou Luna Nights – I’ve raved about this one a lot on Instagram. This also randomly dropped on Game Pass and it rules. It’s a light metroidvania with heavy action elements. The time mechanics are great, and so are the bosses. Play it.
  • Transference – Another walking sim from the backlog. *yawn*. Thanks for the achievements.

Now for PlayStation…

Slower than last month, but still ended up with two platinums. Most playtime went to Ghost. As someone who primarily uses Xbox for everything except exclusives, this will probably always be the case.

Here’s what I played:

  • Fall Guys – Mostly stopped playing this month but did grab a trophy or two. I’m almost done with the game, but honestly the 5 wins in a row just pisses me off. They changed the way the physics worked and made the game feel more random, so I uninstalled it lol. I will reinstall for Season 2.
  • Ghost of Tsushima – An excellent game that’s overhyped by the Sony crowd a bit. It comes across as a bit of an Assassin’s Creed rip-off, but it has streamlined the Ubisoft formula to stay more engaging. Getting the platinum was never boring outside of some long side quests.
  • Lara Croft Go – A game I bought forever ago that I finally got around to. I’m amazed they were able to make a puzzle game feel like Tomb Raider, but they did a good job. It’s way too long though. Platinum only took a couple of hours.

I’d love if the Switch had some kind of achievement system to show off, but unfortunately not. But I played a lot of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and I can at least post the 100% of Super Mario 64 :).

So, that’s my gaming summary for September. I’ll figure out a way to get better at these as time goes. Maybe separate posts for backlog/new releases and find a way to balance it better. We’ll see! Thanks for reading.

Now let’s see how many completions I can get in October.

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