Sunday, August 30, 2009

96% on Ninja Reflex: Steamworks Edition

You might wonder why I made this post when I'm not at 96%.achievements. Let me tell you. When this game came out you could get negative reaction times in Katana, but that got fixed before I got the game. In fact, it got fixed so well that now you can't even get under 30ms, which you need to do to get the "Strike Down Your Demons" achievement...

I used a decent amount of time to get the "Reflex Nirvana" (60 of 60 Gems Earned.) achievement, and while getting this I was making sure to get a minimum of A in all belt test (and I know I did that!). So when the game was over and I waited for the achievement popup for "Ultimate Ninja" (Get straight As on ALL of the 10 Belt Tests! The Ultimate Test for the ULTIMATE NINJA!), but no! No popups, no nothing! Reading through the forums I notice others with problems too... I will probably try to get it again later on. This time I don't need to get all the gems at least, so hopefully it won't take that long.

I will add more here later, basicly because this is a good and fun game where you can train your reflexes. I will try to add a few pictures and vidoes!

Friday, August 28, 2009

100% on The Wonderful End of the World

I bought the game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, and yes, that is a lot of As, but what would you say after you jumped out from a tall building? The game is an indie base jumping game where you get points by staying close to buildings while you fall. But this post is not really about this game. I prepurchased it because it was made by the same people that created The Wonderful End of the World, which you got for free when you prepurchased the Aaaaas (it was actually cheaper than just buying The Wonderful End of the World). Also, I'm hoping AaaaaAAaaa... will get achievements.

The Wonderful End of the World is a... well, weird game. You are some strange creature that consumes all objects smaller than yourself, and by doing this you grow so you can consume even larger things. It might sound stupid, but it's actually quite fun (also quite laggy from time to time). Too bad the game is really short. It has 15 levels. Your goal is now to consume enought stuff to get a good rating (you get an achievement by getting A+ in all of them). In the first playthrought of the levels I got a A+ on eight of them, A in five of them, and in the last two I had some problems getting more than B+ to begin with. That is, those two levels took a few more tries.

To sum it up, after 2.5 hours I had all the achievements for this game (very easy to get!), and therefore I welcome myself to the 100% club.

100% on Day of Defeat: Source

Another game to get 100% on. This time it was Day of Defeat: Source. Almost all of the achievements in this game is grinding kills; get 1000 kills with this weapon, get another 1000 with this, and so on. I managed to get all the achievements for this game without really playing it how you're supposed to; that is, I only joined other servers than my own for one achievement, namely AWOL (Play on 5 non-official Day of Defeat Source maps).

Most achievements in this game is done very easily by using the following method:
  1. Get this map (which is called dod_orange_fight_arena): .
  2. Create a server just for you.
  3. Type the following commands in the console:
    sv_cheats 1
    mp_limitteams 20
    mp_teams_unbalance_limit 30
    bot_zombie 1
    bot -team ger
    sv_cheats 0
  4. Choose the team and weapon you wish to grind.
  5. Grind.
You can also use "bot_mimic 1" to get all the bots to do the same movements as you (e.g. you can group them together for easy kills). Check out this YouTube for a video of it (I didn't make it!) .

Also, for the achievements where you need to be more than one person I used my guest pass for another account I made. I installed the game on my laptop beside my stationary. This method gave me "Jack of All Trades" (
In a single life, get a kill with an MG, Sniper Rifle, Rifle, SubMG and a Grenade), "Putsch" (Kill a machinegunner who has killed 8 or more players from a single deployed position), "Double Cross" (Kill an enemy by throwing back one of their team's grenades or riflegrenades), "Eviction Notice" (Kill a deployed sniper or machinegunner from a distance greater than 100 feet with a rocket), "Don't Bring a Gun" (Win a knife fight), and "Combat Engineer" (Defuse 100 enemy bombs).
For "Combat Engineer" and a few others I played a map called achievement0001.bsp (google it!). I would also expect this map to be pretty good at just grinding kills, but especially the bomb achievements is really easy to get here, because it more or less only consists of 8 bomb positions and two flags.

Friday, August 21, 2009

100% on Trine

I bought this game on 25% discount last week, and after 20 hours of playing I managed to get the last achievements. Or actually, according to my Steam profile page I'm missing one, namely "Way Out Of The Trine" (Earn all Achievements in Trine)... seriously, wtf?

Edit: Actually, I just started the game again and I got the achievement popup =)
Perhaps it's related to the fact I got my second last achievement "Survivalist" (Survive a level other than Astral Academy without any damage) after closing the game - that is, the popup came about 1 min after shutting down Trine.

Let me go through a couple of the achievements:

Master Collector (Collect all experience in the game): This was naturally the achievement that took the highest amount of time, but you'll get 15 other achievements while doing this - one for each level. Most of the experience is pretty easy to find - after my Very Hard playthrough I was only missing 0-5 on each level (and I wasn't really searching for them). I had some problems finding two in Heartland Mines, but apparently I wasn't the only one. I also had big problems in a couple of the other levels (sry, I can't remember their names) until I accidentily dropped a box in the sand and heard the sound of a few bottles. It's hard to see in this screenshot, but I had to sucide down in the sand to get two bottles in there. The last one is in Iron Forge (I think) and was well hidden in the lava (yes, that's right, in the damn lava!). After the sand accident I started moving boxes (that didn't burn up in the lava!) back and forth listening for the sound of a bottle, and finally I found it HERE where I'm pointing. A lot of the time I died before I could get deep enough in the lava to collect it...

What's Next? (Complete the entire game on Very Hard difficulty): This actually isn't that hard. You will only have a problem if your storm throught the level and all of a sudden gets cought between lots of skeletons.

Treasure Hunter (Find all secret items in every level): When you are playing through the game you really should be looking for as many secrets as you can. A lot of the things you find is very useful. If there's a few you can't find there's a good guide on YouTube - Part 1 :: Part 2.

What A View! (Build a tower with at least 12 Wizard-created objects and stand on top of the tower without collapsing it): As you upgrade your wizard you'll be able to create more planks and boxes. When you're fully upgraded you can create four of each. After you've found the right secrets you'll be able to create three more of each, giving you a total of 14 objects. You can built the tower in a lot of different ways, and when I did it I was actually just looking for some XP in a high place. I noticed my construction was quite stable so I added three more boxes (I had to create a tower with all 14 objects for some reason) and got it. Screenshot 1 :: Screenshot 2.

Whoops! (Kill 5 monsters with a single physical object drop or throw): Not really that hard. Group a bunch of skeletons and create a plank above them.

Better Than Developers! (Complete Tower of Sarek without any deaths on Very Hard difficulty): This wasn't really that hard, and I almost got it on my playthought on Very Hard. The knight is useless on this level. Use the wizard for creating a few planks and remove objects with spikes (what the hell are these called?), else, just use the thief with fire arrow to destroy the objects the boss creates.

Survivalist (Survive a level other than Astral Academy without any damage): I got this in Academy Hallways. Just use the thief's arrows (all the skeletons are without armour and very easy).

Still No Fireball (Conjure 500 objects in a single level): This is basicly you just standing by a save orb (or whatever they're called) and moving the mouse back and forth for ten minutes creating planks.

Undead Have Rights, Too! (Complete a level other than Astral Academy without any monster getting killed): Last level, the Tower of Sarek, is pretty easy. The only enemies are the few ones on the top. Just ignore them and use the wizard for what he's supposed to do. You can jump on them without hurting them.

Spring Master (Complete at least 5 jumps in a row on different skeletons without touching the ground): Once again, group together a bunch of skeletons and just jump on them till you get it.

Top Players

A few days ago I finally managed to get myself into Top30 and thereby also the Top Players club. As of now I'm placed as number 23. In a few days I will probably be placed #21, and perhaps if I'm a bit lucky with getting some achievements, the Top20.

A lot of my recent points have come from Trine, but more about this later (that is, after completing the last two achievements, which will, hopefully, be tomorrow).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

100% on Texas Cheat 'Em

This game was quickly completed. The only achievement I had a problem with was "Something's Fishy Here..." (Win a hand with 5 of a Kind). I kept fucking it up. The easy way of doing it is probably playing against someone online and agreeing to coop to get it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

100% on Penguins Arena: Sedna's World

After some repeative work I've managed to grab the last few achievements for this games. The achievements, and the game itself, are quite easy and straight forward. All you have to do more or less is play 150 fights (there is a achievement for taking part in 150 fights). If you're not a complete idiot you'll get all the achievements while doing that.

New achievement game (Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood)

A new game with achievements just popped up on Steam. Great, you think. Only 6.99€, and with the current discount it's only 5.24€, you say. Well, no! This game is nowhere worth that amount of money. All you get in one level (yes, one!) with a time limit of 10 min., five weapons, and four difficulities. The couple of times I played through the level it only took abount 7 min. (actually, you'll get an achievement for doing that). So what you get is 7 min. of decent playtime. After that it just gets repetitive and boring. That's a 1€=1min. of decent play.

I would not rate this game higher than 2/10 or 2.5/10.

It took me 0.9 hours to get all the achievements, and I was slow (failing at the veteran difficulty a few times). The first person to get them all got them just 45 min. after release...

At least the 3.57 point in game is worth at the moment on SteamStats got me in the Top30 - I'm now number 29.

Monday, August 3, 2009

100% on Left 4 Dead

Finally! After a lot of work - and a lot of hours - I've finally gotten the last few achievements in Left 4 Dead. In this post I'll go through some of the achievements and tell you how I got them.

Cr0wnd (Kill a Witch with a single headshot): This is quite simpel if there's no SI around. Walk up to her, wait for her to get a bit angry and look at you. Then shoot her in the head with the shotgun (auto is your best bet).

Untouchables (No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle): Can't really tell you how I got it, but I've seen a lot of people just getting by joining the server at the very ending of the finale. The easiest way is probably on easy with a few friends (kill the bots if you're not four).

Do Not Disturb (Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one): This requires some luck - that is, sometimes the witch is placed in such a way you can't sneak past her. Also, don't use bots for this one.

Man Vs Tank (Single-handedly kill a Tank): Just play with some friends on easy that you can tell not to shoot at the tank.

Safety First (Play an entire campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage): Play a easy campaign with bots where you only use mele. The bots can easily handle the infected.

Nothing Special (Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Special Infected): This one can be really tricky. You can do it alone with three bots by going fast throught the levels, but stop up and stay close to them when you hear a SI. Blood Harvest is a good map because it has big open areas. I tried this two times, and both times Louis was hit by a rock by the last tank in the finale. I ended up doing it with a few mates killing the remaining bot. Just move fast and stay close to each other when a SI is around. Actually, I found the hunter to be the worst. On our first try a hunter landed in front of a mate in the finale and hit him.

Stomach Upset (All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on): This can easily be done with the Nothing Special achievement.