My first Bean Dive didn't get off to the best start... | Bean Dive 2018 - Week 1
Being that this was to be my first Bean Dive, I wanted to go all in "No Half Measures" style dropping close to 100 games before starting. This didn't happen due to a rather serious infection that rendered me unable to do anything for 5 days. While in a semi-lucid but still feverous state on the final day of registration I jumped on and ended my dive thinking that was the way it worked. A day later I logged on to see people were still popping games, it was then that I realised my mistake, that I'd closed the dive prematurely. After all the work to get there, I'd set myself back 8.31%.
With that minor setback behind me I set off on taking what ever chunk I could out of the games that I had started. The illness that I described before was mostly gone with only a few aches, headaches and other weird things like a losing my voice left to annoy me while I recovered. I decided before I started this event that I was going to play it a little different to that which it was to be played, and I will now elaborate these plans.
Primary Goal: Complete series that were just sitting there but play in order.
This sounds easy enough except for one thing. Thanks to family *grumble* I had a few games like Gears of War 3 started on me while I wasn't around. I'd started GOW1 way back when but never continued playing it after a few hours or so. This meant that I was only able to add a GOW2 (stack) and GOW:Judgement to my list, but to get maximum enjoyment, I'm going to have to play GOW1 and GOW3 which won't count to the dive. Another example of this, but it wasn't family that messed me up, just laziness for not completing a game, Assassin's Creed. I added Unity and Syndicate to the list, but I still need to finish the Black Flag story first (as a stack) so here's for a bunch of time sunk into that game (pun intended) before I can get to dive games.
Secondary Goal: Finish off my Japanese game finds
I should have done these a few months ago when I was storming through the rest of them at the time but I got bored. I want to finally finish these so I can sell them off to others. Probably one of the blessings in disguise with these ones is that I can probably grind stuff on Xbox One while I spam through the Visual Novel pages on my Japanese 360, so in theory I might be able to gain some ground here.
Not really a change from the way this event is run, it's just a limitation set on myself to try and make the event more meaningful for me since some of the series that I'll be playing having new entries coming out shortly, I wanted to catchup, or at least experience the older games before the new ones got here. It's a pity that I couldn't do all of the games that I wanted due to my mistake as I had some other games like The Division on there that I've been wanting to try out.
I'm going to try and make weekly updates on Wednesday for this event. So here ends the first.
Full list (with some notes for me mostly)
11eyes CrossOver [TA:1063] [JP] [Missable:3]
Army of TWO (Asian) [TA:1442] [JP] [Discontinued:5] [Stack]
Assassin's Creed Syndicate [TA:2294]
Assassin's Creed Unity [TA:2374] [MP]
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition [TA:1890]
BioShock (JP) (Xbox 360) [TA:1173] [JP] [Missable:36]
Bullet Witch [TA:2218] [Stack]
Bullet Witch (JP) [TA:1347] [JP] [Stack]
Cars: Mater-National Championship [TA:1113] [BC]
Catherine [TA:4306] [Missable:26] [Stack]
Chaos;Head: Noah [TA:1094] [JP]
CROSS CHANNEL - In memory of all people [TA:1100] [JP]
Fallout: New Vegas [TA:2812] [BC] [Missable:34]
Far Cry 2 [TA:3829] [BC] [MP] [Missable:18]
Far Cry 3 [TA:1351] [BC]
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon [TA:634] [BC] [Missable:1]
Far Cry 4 [TA:1836] [MP] [Stack]
Far Cry 4 (Xbox 360) [TA:1883] [MP] [Stack]
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (JP) [TA:1385] [MP] [JP]
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series [TA:1185]
Gears of War 2 [TA:3111] [BC] [MP] [DC:1]
Gears of War 2 (JP) [TA:2841] [BC] [MP] [JP]
Gears of War: Judgment [TA:3725] [BC] [MP] [DC:1]
Guilty Gear 2: Overture [TA:4097] [JP]
The Idolm@ster: Live for You! [TA:1043] [JP]
Instant Brain [TA:1663] [JP] [Missable:1]
Just Cause 3 [TA:3833] [MP]
Max Payne 3 [TA:5068] [MP]
Mortal Kombat [TA:3673] [MP]
Mortal Kombat X [TA:4722] [MP]
Muv-Luv Alternative [TA:1027] [VN] [JP]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (Xbox 360) [TA:1625] [MP] [Missable:3]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution [TA:1729] [MP]
Ninety-Nine Nights II (JP) [TA:1330] [JP]
Phantom PHANTOM OF INFERNO [TA:1132] [JP] [VN] [Missable:27]
Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4 [TA:1039] [JP] [VN]
Robotics;Notes [TA:1095] [JP]
Root Double: Before Crime * After Days [TA:1238] [JP] [Missable:21]
Saints Row [TA:3222] [BC] [MP]
Samurai Shodown Sen [TA:1789] [JP]
Skylanders Giants [TA:1892]
Skylanders SWAP Force [TA:2099] [Stack]
Skylanders SWAP Force (Xbox 360) [TA:2275] [Stack]
Skylanders Trap Team[TA:2029] [Stack]
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [TA:2752] [BC] [Missable:10]
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II [TA:2142] [BC] [Missable:5]
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram [TA:1085] [JP] [VN]
Steins;Gate: Hiyoku-Renri no Darling [TA:1106] [JP] [VN]