Friday, April 18, 2008

This Week In Ch33v0z, The Mixed Bag Edition

This was an exciting week in Ch33v0 goodness. So much happened! I'll just get right into it, welcome to the my week in ch33v0z. First and foremost, I've got to trumpet my utter domination of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I beat that game into the dirt, pulled it's pants off, and pulverized it's ass with my gaming skills. Now that I've got wood, let me get to the details of this week in ch33v0z.

I was on a ch33v0 high this week, first from clocking in at 1000 points for the insanely difficult COD4, grabbing some hard to get cheevs in Geometry Wars and snaking out a few of my forgotten cheev0s from Condemned.

Call of Duty 4

Look Sharp-Find 15 enemy intel items-20G

Eyes and Ears-Find 30 enemy intel items-20G

Your Show Sucks-Destroy all the TVs showing Al-Asad's speech-20G

Mile High Club-Sky dive to safety on Veteran difficulty-20G .

If you've read my celebration post from earlier in the week, you know how great it is to unlock the Mile High Club ch33v0. The MHC cheevo is the Pièce de résistance of the week, the... feather in my cap so to speak. One of the most difficult ch33v0z I have ever attempted to acquire. You would think that I would have some kind of respect for this one, but I actually harbor a hatred for this ch33v0. It took from me, my innocence and more importantly my time. As with the others, a video walkthrough is recommended.

Although usually very tedious, most game developers feel the need to put collection based cheevz in their games. In COD's case, it's the intel pieces and the TV's. For the intel pieces follow this very comprehensive walkthrough for the locations and you are on your way to 40 points and 2 very sweet cheevos. The TV collecting can be done in one level, so that's nice. However, when you get into the broadcast station you are going to be faced with a multitude of TV's and computer monitors. Make sure you thoroughly search this larger room from all angles to get every TV. Don't forget to check for ceiling mounted TVs near the corners of each room. As always, a guide helps.

Army of Two

Running Man-Kill 75 enemies while in the stealth mode of Overkill-30G

Army of Two has some great ch33v0z and you can get most of them pretty easily. The Running Man cheev0 took longer than I expected. Of course, I've been relegated to hunting for cheev0z on a solo basis, so it took a bit of finesse to get my AI partner to do what I wanted. The best tactic for me was to equip a silenced primary weapon (forcing your AI partner to have loud weapon by default) and starting on the aircraft carrier mission(Professional difficulty). From the onset of the level, place your PAI in AGGRO mode and take cover. The enemies will descend on you both, but just let your PAI take them out. He will go into overkill and you can get 5-10 kills per load out. Of course with a human partner, it's much easier.

Geometry Wars: Evolved

Survived 250,000-Earn 250,000 points without dying-10G

Score 250,000-Earn 250,000 points-10G

Geometry Wars is one of the most basic, beautiful, and fun games on XBLA. It's also one of the most difficult games to master. You basically have to be a tweaker to rise to the upper levels of greatness in this game. That being said, I was in the zone this weekend and after a long hiatus from this game(I haven't unlocked a cheev in 8 months), I loaded it up and surpassed my prior level of skill. I don't know how, I don't know why and I can't give you any tips, save one... try this game.

Condemned: Criminal Origins

Chapter 5 Bronze Bird Award-You found a dead bird in Bart's Department Store-10G

Chapter 4 Completion Award-You finished Chapter 4: Grid 4 Subway Tunnels-10G

Bronze Melee Master Award-You completed single level of Condemned: Criminal Origins with only melee weapons-20G

Chapter 4 Silver Bird Award-You found all six birds in Grid 4 Subway Tunnels-20G

Chapter 4 Bronze Bird Award-You found a dead bird in Grid 4 Subway Tunnels-10G

Chapter 3 Completion Award-You finished Chapter 3: Metro Station Platforms-10G

This title is part of my forgotten ch33v0z list. I'm going to be honest on two things, I'm not thoroughly searching each level to max my ch33v0 gain... I'm blowing through this game because I bought Condemned 2 and I won't let myself play it until I beat the first. Secondly, this game is scary as shit. It's hard to play for more than 30 seconds without feeling creepy. There are plenty of vids here for reference, but I suggest you try this game especially for $14.99 that it's going for nowadays. Only tip I can give you: Skip using guns all together, waste of time and ch33v0z.

That was one hell of a week, stay tuned for new cheevz from new games! Condemned 2 is on the docket as well as GTA4 in a couple of weeks. I'll also be looking into some forgotten games.


CyanideChrist33 said...

That's one helluva haul you pulled this week.. And I must say, I'm envious of your AO2 ch33vs. I still can't pull off "Running Man", "Le Abbatoir" and "Starting A Riot". Piss.
You really should give me a heads up on when you are relieved of you occupational duties so we can rock that damn Miami level.. FTW!!1!


Ok, Saturday morning. It's on... IT IS ON. I'll meet you in Miami.

CyanideChrist33 said...

Jesus.. After playing teh epilogue on COD4 for about 30 minutes, i had to come here to see that video again. That boy can pWn some n00b-ass terrorists. But, i have to ask.. At the end of teh video, does it slow down like that naturally? Or is he using teh cheat?... I'm assuming it's the latter.. Silly 1337ist's.. Well, back to securing the VIP.. PEACE OUT BITCHES


No cheats. It slows down when you reach the VIP. Gives you a second to shoot him in the head... hell, you get enough time to reload.

Yes, I had to fucking reload. I went in with an empty pistol. Gay. Make sure you reload that fucker on the way in.