This week has been a doozy. Do people still say "doozy"? Anyway, I was able to squeeze out some more ch33v0z in the final days of my time with Burnout Paradise, thanks to a boosting buddy. I also received Lost: Via Domus from Gamefly, and I've been trudging my way through that game... slowly. Let's take a look, shall we? This week in cheevz, the brutal harvest.
Party Crasher-Completed 25 online Challenges-15G
Online and Kicking-Completed 20 online Events-30G
Notorious-Sent 50 Camera Shots-20G
Online Champion-Won 10 online Races-20G
Join the Party-Completed 1 online Challenge-10G
Happy Snapper-Sent 5 Camera Shots-10G
Flying Colors-Got your A Class License-50G
Shopaholic-Found all Drive Thrus and Car Parks-10G
Paid and Displayed-Found all Car Parks-20G
Explorer-Found all Events-10G
Ahhh, Burnout... you did provide those last cheevz that I had forsaken. Entertaining game, but alas, not good enough to stave off the return to Gamefly. The cheevo machine keeps on a rollin', you can't stop progress. Now, I was able to scoop up a couple of "find the location" cheevz and also boost some multiplayer cheevoz with Mike53414.
Shopaholic, Paid and Displayed, and Explorer(click one for it's map) all involve driving around and finding events, parking garages, and drive-thrus. I found some sweet maps that made this possible, and it doesn't take too long to get these done.
Happy Snapper and Notorious kind of suck, because you need the Xbox Live Vision camera attached. If you don't have a camera, you don't have these cheevs. Basically, you have to let someone get a take down on you 5 and then 50 times, respectively.
Online Champion and Online And Kicking are time consuming... more than they should be. You only need one other person, but actually setting up the events takes longer than said event. Quickest way to get these, set up a short race and just get it done. Make sure to edit the start of the race and the finish... get them as close together as possible to make this quick.
Join The Party and Party Crasher were actually the most fun I had in this game. This is the most fun mode of the game, if you have a buddy to play with. It involves you and the other players(up to 8) completing specific task. For example: head on collision mid air while jumping over a bridge! w00t to that. Anyway, complete 1 and 25, respectively.
Lost: Via Domus
Persephone-Discover all the memories in Flashback 5-30G
Into the hatch-Complete Episode 4-75G
Desmond's Past-Photograph: Kelvin's jump suit Medical cabinet with vaccines Desmond's mural-10G
A Turn of the Screw-Photograph A Turn of the Screw-10G
Radzinsky-Photograph bloodstain on the Swan ceiling-15G
Button pusher-Enter the numbers-15G
Identity crisis-Discover all the memories in Flashback 4-30G
Medical Station-Photograph Medical Station emblem-20G
Castaways' Treasures-Photograph: 1- Kate's plane 2- Charlie's guitar 3- Locke's wheelchair-10G
Via Domus-Complete Episode 3-50G
Beam of light-Photograph beam of light coming from the hatch-20G
4 8 15 16 23 42-Photograph numbers on sealed hatch-15G
Blackmailer-Convince Locke to help-15G
Behind the glass-Discover all the memories in Flashback 3-20G
Locate the cockpit-Complete Episode 2-25G
Sweet memory-Discover all the memories in Flashback 2-20G
Crash survivor-Complete Episode 1-25G
Save the castaways-Prevent the fuel leak from igniting-15G
815-Discover all the memories in Flashback 1-20G
Lost: Via Domus is... How can I put this? Crap. Hmmm, no... that's not it. It's total shit wrapped in bad gameplay, with some fucking stupid-ass story sprinkled on top. Seriously, it sucks. The graphics are ok. The character models range from "life-like" to "stick figure", but at least the environment is nice.
The story might make sense to fans of the show, but if you are playing this game as a new comer, it's retarded. Also, it's entirely possible to play through the entire game by doing the bare minimum, but in doing so key plot details get left out. So, it's like watching 10 minutes of a 2 hour movie. You'll know the title, and what the general idea behind it is... but you'll be completely LOST... I wish the pun was intended.
I'm slowly working my way through this game, one hour per night, which means I'll have it done in another 3 days or so. The only positive thing about this game? The easy and totally sweet cheevoz. I completely expect to get a full 1000 points. I should get an extra cheevo for actually putting up with this fucking shitty game.
Anyway, all I'm going to tell you about this game's ch33vz is that with each chapter completed the cheev score increases. So by the end, the final chapter is worth 200 points. If you need some help working your way through this fucking train wreck... plane crash... click this link and someone else will do all the work for me. Oh, and speaking of lazy, have you had a look at the picture tiles for the cheevos? There are 4 different cheevo tiles, THAT is LAZY! The pics for cheevs is half the fun! This game has a total of 4 that are used over and over. The silver suitcase, the gold book, and the gold or silver camera.
So that's it for this week. I've been really busy, but the ch33v0 work is paying off... that's right, I broke 25,000 points this week! w00t! Well on my way to 30,000 and beyond! With the departure of Burnout, be on the lookout for new Gamefly offerings. I'm hoping for Viking or Conan, but either way there will be cheevz. Also, keep an eye out for the conclusion of the Lost: Via Domus cheev-grab. I plan to have that fully completed and out of my life forever by next week. Keep your eyes on the prize people.