What does this mean to you all? If you pursue achievements in games, it signifies different things to different people. To some, it means cheevo whoring, renting Avatar for a score bump, playing through Lost or King Kong for the easy 1000 points.
To me, it's been chasing the lost dream. A game I was actually good enough to completely beat all the way through.
And oddly enough, I feel as though there's still shitloads of game left to play.
My first 1000 GS game is Fallout 3. I finally got finished it tonight.
A game so nice, I played it twice.
I picked this game up on a whim the day after it came out on the recommendation of some guys in the CBM who were raving about how amazing it was. I go out, pick up the regular edition of the game, and I knew I had a game I wanted to play to death in my hands.
I blazed through the game on the first playthrough, netting over 800 points in one go. I still wasn't satisfied. All the variable nuances of the game held my interest.
What was the outcome of the good guy? The bad guy? The neutral guy? Was it any different as a girl?
So, onward I pressed into my second playthrough, this time as a bad person.
Well, guess what? It's WILDLY different taking different options. Whole cities are unavailable (and damn impressive in-engine cinematics occur too...).
The map is so vast that there's areas to discover in regions of the map I haven't played in playing through the game for over 130 hours!
And with the expansion packs, I've built a prolonged experience onto the original, with Operation Anchorage tacking on another 100, The Pitt, another 100 GS.
So today, standing at 1180 Gamerscore for Fallout 3, I set out to finally unlock the ONE achievement that had eluded me for two entire playthroughs. Data Miner.
Finally... I go from this:
And in the process, I finally get my very first perfect 1200/1200 game.
I think I earned this...
ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!