After 14 weeks of the PlayXBLA Weekend Cheeve Challenge, to my knowledge [one weekend skipped because of E3], we have a hiccup. I had only participated in Weekend Cheeve Challenge 11 (The Maw
, Iron Brigade
, and Dungeon Fighter Live
), I was motivated to get those time consuming achievements. It was the one weekend where I happened to purchase the new game of the week and had all 3 titles needed to have a chance. I thought the point of the challenges was to drum up some sales for the new title, and maybe put interest in some older XBLA titles.
Sometimes, I just don't have the amount of time to devote to playing games [in particular, that weekend I had a surprise birthday party planned for a loved one, along with logistics it involved, and I'd look quite bad if I were to be all "yeah, happay birhtday, but I gotta play mah vidya gaems cus I need dem cheevmnts, and dey mor important dan you," which is not me], which would explain why I was stressed I would be unable to complete the challenge in time. As it ended out, I was fortunate to balance my time quite well. Although stressful, I understood it was intended to be a challenge.
At the time, I was worried, but in afterthought I had fun. The added bonus was that I actually tackled some games on my backlog. I still will play the games in a less time-concentrated manner. The payoff after that weekend was honest surprise that not only were the prizes games I did not already buy on XBLA (I own a lot), but they were also titles I wanted in passing (wasn't going to pay full price but at 50%, I likely would have purchased)! I had fully expected to get games I had no interest in, such as Joe Danger
and Uno Rush
In the previous format, I had incentive to tackle the backlog. With the new format even though I have 3 of the 4 listed titles, and the achievements appear to be of lesser difficulty, I will still leave them in my backlog. Like Guardian Heroes
, I had beaten Radiant Silvergun
tons of times on my old Sega Saturn (yes, I actually purchased it for $55 brand new back in the day when I wasn't a CAG) and I purchased the game out of love of my past so I am in no rush to replay it on XBLA with other backlog titles. Torchlight
was also a double dipping. I'm also holding off on playing the XBLA Alan Wake until I knock off the main disc title off my backlog first. Due to the sweepstakes drawing nature, I have no motivation for attempting a challenge.
Well, I hope the winners would offer me Minecraft
, Full House Poker
, and/or last week's Trials Evolution
plus Minecraft skins codes for cheap (I lack Kinect to enjoy Wreckateer
). Good luck to those that participate in this week's challenge.
Edited by Crono-00, 28 July 2012 - 05:01 AM.
'cus this time, you'll need it