Gaming Goals for the New Year – December 2018 – FINAL

I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this blog series for 4 whole years now and not only do I really enjoy it, but it really pushes me to play games. Not that I need the extra push, but it also does something else that I’ll discuss in my next blog which is about my goals for next year. Anyway, let’s get onto my final numbers for 2018 and see where I ended up.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies. – FAILED

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 100
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 101
I was able to add one more platinum trophy to my count for the year making me past the 100 mark. While I’m extremely proud of finally being able to say that I have over 100 platinum trophies, I still didn’t hit my goal. It’s not that bad considering that I started the year off with having only 85 platinum trophies and ended the year with 101. With a total gain of 16 platinum trophies, I would call that a small victory.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies. – FAILED

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,982
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,075
Finally I hit over the 9,000 mark and it only took years upon years upon years to do. I feel like this is a huge accomplishment and even though I didn’t come close to hitting my goal of 10,000 trophies, I did go from starting the year with 8,074 trophies to ending with 9,075. That’s well over 1,000 trophies so I also think that this is a small victory and there’s always next year to hit the 10,000 mark.

Have 175 games completed at 100% – FAILED

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 145
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 145
I didn’t finish any games this month, which was kind of a bummer, but sometimes it happens. This wasn’t all that bad considering that I started the year of with having only 128 games completed to 100%. That’s 17 full games that I completed, not to mention the games that came off this list because they added DLC that I didn’t purchase. I would also call this a small win because at least I was able to say that I fully completed 17 games this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75% – FAILED

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.20%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.27%
I’m so happy with this number, mostly because this is what it was as of December 31st before I started playing games some new games. This number is totally going to be destroyed this year, but at least I can say that I finally got this number past 55%. This is a huge accomplishment even though I still haven’t hit the illusive 75% rate considering that I started the year at 54.38%. I’m really happy with this and can’t wait for it to be destroyed within the upcoming weeks.

Start and Complete 10 new games that are not in my backlog – COMPLETED!

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 13
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 13
This goal was completed in November so I’m happy with the number that I was able to get. I will say that I thought I would be able to complete more new games this year, but a lot of them just went right in my backlog which is growing to new heights with each passing day it seems. Anyway, at least I was not only able to accomplish this goal, but also crush it and get more than I wanted.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog – FAILED

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
Trying to complete backlogged games is so hard especially when new games are released constantly. Anyway, I did the best that I could this year and was able to take 8 games that were sitting in my backlog and finish them. It’s not the 25 that I wanted, but that’s 8 games that are no longer sitting in my backlog.

Only pre-order 10 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales – COMPLETED!

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 7
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 7
I’m really proud of myself as I was able to keep this under goal this year. Pre-ordering games really takes a toll on the wallet and it’s something that I do a lot of because there are a bunch of games that I like to have day one. This kind of sucks, but I think that having a limit and sticking to it not only helps at the end of the year, because I can buy more games when they go on sale, but it helps save some money too and we can all do always do a little more of that.

I was only able to complete two goals last year, but I have to say that I’m really proud of myself for doing so. Last year wasn’t the greatest of years for me and I used gaming as a way to escape, but it also became a chore in some way’s. I’ll talk about that in my next blog as I unveil my gaming goals for 2019. I’m really looking forward to this new year though as I set some different goals for myself while keeping some the same. Come back tomorrow to see what my goals for 2019 will be.

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Most Anticipated Game for December 2018

December 2018

So, I can’t believe that this year is coming to an end. It’s been one hell of a year in games and I’m so looking forward to next year which promises to be a lot like this year if not better. But, before that takes place we still have one more month to see if anything super exciting is coming out, so let’s do that and for the last time this year see what’s coming out.

*Just as a side note, my list of December releases is not perfect. There might be some missing, or some dates may change. If you have anything you want to add feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in the list.*

12/04/2018
Just Cause 4 – PS4
Smash Hit Plunder – PS4 VR
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight – PS4
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight – PS4
Override: Mech City Brawl – PS4
Word hunters – PS4
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – PS4
Subnautica – PS4
Just Deal With It! – PS4

12/07/2018
Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek – PS4
PLAYERUNKOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS – PS4

12/11/2018
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PS4

So that seems to be it. Seems pretty typical for the end of the year with just two big games coming out the last of the month. As for me, I’ll be sticking to the backlog and all the sweet deals I was able to pick up during the holiday sales so they should keep me busy until all things game pick back up next year in February.

Now it’s your turn. Will you be picking up any of these last of the year straggler games that will be coming out? Let me know down in the comments below. Here’s to one more year of really awesome gaming and I’m excited for next month’s blog which will highlight the games coming out the first of the year. I’ll be back next month letting you know what I’ll be playing the first month of the new year.

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