This is the final update for the year and it feels like I just started these goals yesterday. Anyway, this past year felt super short and although I played a lot of games, I didn’t really accomplish all that much when it came to my goals. December was a pretty crappy month as it was a holiday month, which meant I had very little time to game, and I was also sick for most of the month which was not fun. Even though I failed all of my goals (totally hanging my head down in shame), let’s see how close I came to them.
Gaming Goals for 2017
Have a total of 100 platinum trophies. – FAILED
– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 84
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 85
I unfortunately didn’t hit that 100 mark, but I kind of came close. At the beginning of the year I had a total of 68 platinum trophies. Although I didn’t even hit the 20 mark, I feel like I played a lot of games this year that took a lot of time and I really didn’t have all that much time. I’m also pretty proud of the platinum trophies that I did get because some of them were super hard. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with my progress on this goal although I didn’t come close to hitting it.
Have a total of 8,500 trophies. – FAILED
– Starting # of Trophies: 8,022
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,074
This number barely even budged this month and it was because it was the holidays and I spent almost two weeks not gaming. That doesn’t really help in the trophy department. Seeing as I started the year off at 6,879 trophies I’m pretty proud of the progress that I did make especially because I didn’t even think I would hit that 8,000 mark. Not only did I hit 8,000 but I also went over it.
Have 150 games completed at 100% – FAILED
– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 127
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 128
Another failed goal, but I did make some progress as I started off the year with only having 107 games at 100% complete and have gone way up from there. Not as much as I wanted, but at least it was something.
Have an overall completion rating of 75% – FAILED…AGAIN
– Starting Completion Rate: 54.56%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.38%
This number hit its highs and lows this past year like it does every year, but I’m pretty happy because at the start of the year this number was at 52.79%. While I didn’t hit that 75%, I did make a lot of progress on this goal and that was really important to me. I’m glad I was able to do that and I’ll continue to have this goal on my yearly list until I actually hit it.
Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog – HUGE FAIL
– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I just couldn’t accomplish this goal if my life depended on it. I really wanted to play some of these games that I blog about, but I never got around to doing it. I had some time and I tried to play some of them but I had this problem, which I mentioned before, that every time I went to play on my PS3, I ended up playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer.
Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog. – FAILED
– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
Although I didn’t hit my goal of 20, I started off this year with a big fat 0 and at least got 8 games out of my backlog. I think this is a good thing even though I added a bunch of games to my backlog. It really is a never ending cycle, but at least I was able to finish some games that were just sitting there and there were a couple of really good games that I was holding onto and this goal pushed me to play them and actually enjoy them.
Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales. – FAILED!
– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 11
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 11
No pre-orders hit month! Yay! I totally blew this goal though about half way through the year and I pre-ordered a bunch of games that I really had no intention to. I don’t think I even played all of them to be honest with you. I went 6 over my limit, which was not good, and there was still a bunch of games that were left over for Black Friday and holiday sales which increased my backlog by tons. With the next year looking action packed full of games…this number is going to have to increase in my goals so I can actually accomplish it.
There you have it. The final totals for 2017. I failed all of my goals, which is kind of funny in a way. Even though they were all failures, a lot of them weren’t total failures and I can live with that. For next year, I’m going to have even bigger goals and I really want to challenge myself so stay tuned for that blog because it’s coming tomorrow.