Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2019 – UPDATE

This month was an OK month for me gaming wise. I feel like I got a bunch done, but I also feel like I didn’t get anything done at the same time. This sucks, but it was the first month of the year and I was super busy with work and just life. Life gets in the way sometimes and I also realized that I had to cut some of my goals, because I couldn’t keep track of them. I’m totally face palming right now by the way. Anyway, I had to cut the goals that had to do with ranks because I played a bunch of games, but didn’t record their starting ranks and then the ranks that I ended with, so we’re going to pretend like I never even mentioned those goals. Shh… Anyway, let’s see how I progressed on my goals this month.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 101
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 102
I was only able to get one platinum trophy last month, but I promise that this month I can almost guarantee at least 6 platinum trophies. I know that sounds super ambitious for me, and believe me it is, but I have some games stored up that only need a few trophies and a few hours so this will bump up my platinum count so I’m not worried about this goal at the moment.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 9,075
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,176
I have no idea how I got over 100 trophies last month, but it totally happened and I’m not going to complain about it. Now with my plan on getting 6 platinum trophies for this month, I might be able to either match this number or go past it. I’m not sure yet since I haven’t crunched the numbers but we’ll see how things turn out at the end of this very short month.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.27%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.47%
This is more of an ultimate gaming goal for me instead of a yearly one. I would love to one day have a 75% completion rating, but for now I’ll take what I can get and I went up a full .2% last month so I’m going to take it. This number will probably see another spike for this month and then after that I think it might be all bets are off, but we’ll see.

Start and Complete 20 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: 0
Right now I don’t have any new games. Surprising right? Everything is backlog because a new year means everything that I bought last year gets tossed into the backlog folder. I think once I start adding new games into my collection that I can start working on this goal, but for now it stays at 0 as I have no new games. Sad right?

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I’ve already made some progress on this goal as I had started Dying Light a really long time ago and finally got the platinum trophy for it this month making it complete. Go me! I think this goal will be super easy as I plan on getting those 6 platinum trophies this month and three of them are for games that I’ve already started so boom, this number will already be up to 4 by the time February is over.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
I haven’t even had the chance to start a new game in January. I wanted to so badly, but it just didn’t happen. This sucks and I’m really desperate to play something new, especially something from my backlog and something that I bought on sale during the holidays. I’ll get to it this month but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to complete anything.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I did really good this past month and only pre-ordered Anthem. I’m not even sure I’m going to like this game, I have to be honest and say that I didn’t really like the VIP demo, but I’m going to wait until the game comes out to give it a chance. Anyway, I’m also doing this new things where I only pre-order one game a month if it’s a game that I want day one. Everything else will have to wait and I’m pretty sure I won’t even hit anywhere close to 10 this year.

There you have it. My numbers show that I made decent progress on my goals, but that doesn’t mean that I feel like I made progress. To tell the truth I’ve ben working so much lately, I’ve barely had time to put on my PlayStation and the last trophy that I got was 5 days ago. That being said, things won’t be slowing down for me for a while, but I do need to make some time for gaming because all work and no play makes me and this blog very boring. Come back next month to see how I did in February.

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Most Anticipated Game for January 2019

January 2019

Another year has come and gone and it’s time to look forward into the gaming future to see what 2019 has in store for us. I think that 2019 looks to be a pretty promising year if some highly anticipated games can get some release dates. If not, it seems like it’s going to be a year where everything basically comes out in the first few months of the year and the rest of the year is a dud. Let’s not look that far though and see what’s 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.*

01/11/2019
Tales of Vesperia – PS4

01/15/2019
Smash Hit Plunder – PS4

01/18/2019
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – PS4

01/22/2019
Senran Kagura Burst – PS4
The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel – PS4

01/25/2019
Resident Evil 2 – PS4
N.E.R.O: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure – PS4

01/29/2019
Truck Driver – PS4
Kingdome Hearts III – PS4
RICO – PS4
Genesis Alpha One – PS4
The Council – PS4

And there you have it. A list of games coming out for January. I have to say that I know some big games are coming out like Resident Evil 2 and Kingdome Hearts III, but none of those interest me so I’ll be sticking to my backlog for this upcoming month. That suits me just fine because there are a bunch of games that need to be played or at least need to be started so I don’t mind spending the first month of the year playing some older games.

Now it’s your turn. What are you looking forward to this upcoming January? Let me know down in the comments section below and I have an inkling that my wallet is going to kind of break come February, so some back next month where I’ll break down the games that will be coming out and also hurting my wallet.

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