Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2018 – UPDATE

This month just flew right on by and I feel like it seriously got away from me. There were a lot of things going on and I really wish I had more time to game and do all the things that I love, but things like work and other stuff held me back. This is kind of upsetting because for the beginning of the year, I should be excited and at least get some sort of progress going on my goals, but not much was done. Here’s a breakdown of my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 85
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 86
Only one platinum trophy this month and believe me it wasn’t from a lack of trying. It seems like the platinum trophies aren’t coming as quickly as they once were and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that games are becoming a hell of a lot long, which I’m not complaining about, and I have less time to actually game now a days.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,074
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,145
I remember those months where I used to be able to get well over 200 trophies. It seems like those times are long gone now as I can barely get 100 trophies a month. This saddens me just a little, but I’m still hoping I can come close to the 10,00 0 trophies that I want to have by the end of the year.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 128
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 131
I have to say that I was really surprised that this number went up as much as it did this month. I swear by the end of the month I was rushing to complete a couple of games that I had one to two trophies left to complete on and I was able to do it. Maybe I will actually reach the 175 this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.38%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.48%
This number at least went up this month which isn’t bad. Will I make it to 75% this year? Highly unlikely, but we’ll just have to wait and see by the end of the year. I’m going to say that while my goal is 75%, I’ll be happy with 60%.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
Even though I made a ton of purchases during the holiday season like I do every year, I also made a few purchases at the beginning of the year. The games were on sale for less than $5 and I couldn’t help it. At least I was able to actually start and finish one in a month which makes me believe I can actually accomplish this goal.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 0
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
I’m counting Life is Strange: Before the Storm in this category because it meets the criteria of starting this game way before the first of the year and having to wait until the episodes were released to finish it meaning that it was in my backlog because I was waiting for the rest of the game to release. Make sense…right? I’m also counting Jeopardy because I bought it during the holiday season and then played this month and finished it.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 0
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 1
I only pre-ordered one game this month! Yay! It was the God of War Collector’s Edition, because really who can pass that up? I was going to pre-order God of War anyway and the collector’s edition looked amazing so it was an easy choice for my first pre-order of the year.

And that was my month. It was an OK month. Next month might be more of the same as my work schedule is constantly changing these days which means I can’t stick to my normal gaming schedule. While I enjoy working, because it makes me money so that I can buy games, I just wish I had more time to actually be able to game. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things end up next month.


Most Anticipated Game for January 2018

January 2018

It’s hard to believe another gaming year has come to an end and now we can look forward to all of the new games that are coming out next year. There are a lot of good games coming out on the horizon and next year seems like it’s going to be a really good year for gamers. Let’s see if there’s any of those games coming out in January.

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

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition – PS4

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory – PS4

Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition – PS4 / PS Vita
The Inpatient – PS4

Monster Hunter World – PS4
Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4

Dissidia Final Fantasy – PS4
UFC 3 – PS4

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – PS4

And that’s everything for the month of January. Not really a lot of games coming out, but it’s still the first month of the year so I’m not worried. I’m sure by the end of the year I will have at least added another 20-30 games into my backlog of games.

I would be interested in The Inpatient, if it wasn’t only for the PS VR. Although I didn’t give Until Dawn the best of reviews, you can read my review of the game here, I’m interested to see what else they’re able to do and this game looked pretty damn good when I had first seen it presented at E3 this past year. The only problem is that it’s only available for PS VR. I won’t give in and buy this headset that is one day going to sit around like my Guitar Hero / Rock Band Equipment. I don’t feel like the VR stuff is perfected yet and I’m not sure that it ever will be. Moving on though, if it wasn’t for the whole thing being VR then I would definitely pre-order it.

Now it’s your turn. Anything on this list something you’ll be getting day one for the first month of the year. Have one game that you’ve been waiting for and will finally get to play it come Jauary? Let me know down in the comments section as I’ll be sticking to my huge backlog of games for the month.