Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2017 – UPDATE

The posting of this blog means that yes indeed another month has just gone right on by. Even though I was a good gamer and worked on my goals this past month, not a lot happened because I was basically out of commission for a little while due to the flu. I know, I know, excuses, excuse, but seriously even with all of that I was still pretty pleased with the progress that I made. So let’s see how I did with my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 71
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 74
I’ve been pretty happy with my platinum trophy progress so far this year. Last month I was able to get 3, this month I was able to get 3. It’s not bad seeing that I don’t have all the time in the world anymore to work on getting platinum trophies. Still, it’s an improvement from getting nothing. Hopefully I can keep going at this rate.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,078
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,215
While I didn’t get the amount of trophies that I did last month, I still went over the 100 mark and that’s good enough for me. I do have to say though that I miss those days of being able to easily go over the 200 mark and almost reach the 300 mark when it comes to trophies for the month.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 110
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 111
Guess what got DLC this past month? That’s right, Watch Dogs 2 meaning that this number went down, but then went up as I did complete some games to 100%. While I really completed 2 games to 100% only one gets added to my total as one was taken away from me. It’s ok though because 150 is right around the corner.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.20%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.44%
I really thought this number was going to be destroyed this month and the progress that I made just vanish into thin air. Mostly because I started a bunch of random games after being sick and then was like, “well there goes my completion.” Luckily though a lot of the games I started I was able to actually play and progress in them making this number actually go up which makes me very happy.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I really didn’t think this one would be that hard, but I’m seeing that it’s probably my hardest goal yet. The only time I turned on my PS3 in the past month was to make sure it still worked because it’s been that long since I turned it on. Even though I set my goal real low, it feels like I set it to 100 instead of 10.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 1
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 2
I was able to start and finish LEGO Jurassic World this month which I bought during one of the holiday sales last year. Totally meets my requirement for this goal and at least now two games are out of my backlog. Sure there are a bunch more, but two is a hell of a lot of progress. This month will be tricky though as I stick to mostly new games that are being released, but you never know.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 1
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
This past month I finally pre-ordered Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was a given that it was going to happen but I was really dragging my feet on it and then some of the trailers just blew me away and I became super excited and wondered why the hell I didn’t pre-order this game yet. There are only three more pre-orders left I my spot and I’m not sure what’s going to be filling them especially since some release dates keep changing. If I hit 5 then great, if I go below 5 even better.

That was February. A pretty good month even though I was a little side tracked. This upcoming month is going to be difficult. I still want to play For Honor, which I’ve been playing like crazy along with Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m not even sure my PS4 can fit those three games at once, but hopefully it can. As always I’ll let you know my progress on these goals next month.

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Most Anticipated Game for February 2017

I swear I say this every year, but doesn’t this year feel like it’s just flying by already? Anyone else? Just me? Moving on. A new month means new games and this is starting the season of some pretty cool games coming out. Let’s see what will be coming out in February that already has me just a little excited.

*Just as a side note, my list of February 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.*

02/03/2017
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 Road to Boruto – PS4

02/07/2017
Nioh – PS4

02/14/2017
Ride 2 – PS4
Sniper Elite 4 – PS4
For Honor – PS4

02/21/2017
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk – PS4

02/28/2017
Horizon Zero Dawn – PS4

Before letting you know which games I’ll be playing next month, I just want to point out the obvious. The PS3 and PS Vita are basically dead. I mean seriously, just dead. While the PS3 was expected, RIP PS3 you had a nice long run, the PS Vita surprises me even though it shouldn’t. Sure my PS Vita sits around collecting dust most of the time, but those times I do use it, it’s actually a nice little handheld system.

Anyway, I’ve been so busy that the fact that both For Honor and Horizon Zero Dawn come out in the same month basically just threw me for a loop. I of course in the back of my mind knew this, but at the same time when I was looking at the calendar I had a WTF moment. I thought it was going to be hard enough to get Horizon Zero Dawn finished in a limited time, but now I’ll also have to get through For Honor. My wallet cries since I’ll be getting both of these games Day One and hopefully playing them right away. I have a deadline to finish both of these games though and that deadline is March 21st when all other games cease to exist because Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out. Other than that I’ll also try to work on my backlog next month which is probably going to be impossible.

Now it’s your turn, will you be playing For Honor and Horizon Zero Dawn day one like me? Or will you be playing something else. While the pickings for next month are slim these are two major games that are coming out. Both of them are much anticipated so we’ll see how they perform. Maybe you’ll be skipping these games and playing something else. Let me know in the comments section below.

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