So, as you may or may not remember, I set a bunch of goals for myself last year to accomplish in the realm of gaming. And, since the year ended, I can report on whether I succeeded or not.
100% LA Noire and 5 star every case.
Progress: Completed! This one was fairly challenging. 5 Starring each case wasn't hard, but some of the other Trophies were. There was one for one of the DLC cases where I had to shoot four dudes whilst they were driving cars. And finding all those film reels was a long process. Now, if only GB would allow connecting to PSN accounts for cheap-o members like me. I understand having things that are only for paying members, but come on!
Upload at least one good LittleBigPlanet 2 level.
Progress: I did upload a level last summer, and it's certainly playable, and goofy. Whether that makes it good is questionable, but I'm counting it!
Become skilled at Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Progress: One time a guy rage quit on me, and another time someone sent me a profane/racist message after a match. I think that counts.
Acquire a copy of ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
Progress: I did this pretty early last year. ZHP is a pretty neat game, at least if you like things that are very Japanese and very crazy. Definitely worth playing if you have a PSP.
S-Rank Deadly Premonition
Progress: Go check my Achievements. You will see that it has been done. It's not very hard, just time intensive.
Finish Alpha Protocol (with my friend).
Progress: We did it! A while ago, of course, but we did it nonetheless. I would even say that game was my favorite non-2011 game of 2011.
Beat Deus Ex: Human Revolution with zero kills.
Progress: Not only zero kills, but zero kills AND zero alerts, on hard no less! And I S-Ranked it! (Not counting DLC.) Again, if only I could connect my PSN account to GB!
Try once again to beat Dead Rising (and probably not succeed).
Progress: Did not beat it, but I tried. This was the one I knew I couldn't do, so I built a fail-safe in.
Don't buy this year's Call of Duty.
Progress: I didn't buy it! Too bad 25 million other people did.
Don't buy anything at GameStop.
Progress: I did not buy a single thing there!
Buy at least one Wii game.
Progress: I bought three! Three! Of course, two of them were from previous years (Red Steel 2 and Metroid Other M), but Skyward Sword was pretty rad.
Beat Yakuza 3, then buy/beat Yakuza 4.
Progress: Not only did I beat both of them, I thought they were both great. Can't wait for Yakuza: Dead Souls.
Buy the new Mortal Kombat game, and memorize some fatalities.
Progress: Do you know what back foward back forward square does? It's one of Smoke's fatalities.
Resist buying Portal 2 (or any other Valve product) until Valve gives some solid details on the next Half-Life game.
Progress: Did not buy it. I went to ridiculous lengths to play it without Valve finding out, but I didn't buy it.
Never Give up on the other long rumored games I've been waiting for.
Progress: The DREAM has not died!
Get back my S-Rank in ME2.
Progress: Did that AGES ago. Though I fear for my S-Ranking streak in ME games, because I just know there's going to be some multiplayer ones in ME3, and I refuse to pay for Xbox Live, and I can't just abandon my 360 saves.
See every hidden Calendar Man conversation in Batman Arkham City
Progress: It took me a good 40-45 minutes to exit out to the main menu and change the time setting a bunch of times, but I did it.
So, as you can see, I accomplished all of my goals! I'll try and think of some goals for this year and post them soon. Hopefully, unlike last year, events beyond my control won't stop me from completing any (like ME3 being pushed back, making any ME3 goals that I had set earlier last year impossible).