Loopin’ Back

Still going with Loop Hero. I don’t think I’ll be done with it until I at least finish Chapter 4 once — which I’m closing in on, I might add. I can feel the power progression from the main map coming along quite nicely. I’m loathe to even put this to text, as it’ll almost certainly mean I don’t but I can at least see a world wherein this game becomes one that I 100% / Platinum / whatever your vernacular of choice is for getting all the achievements.

If I do — it’d be the first time in… I don’t know. Probably since the Telltale story games of old where you received all the achievements simply for finishing them.

This is an older screenshot of the building tech tree for the main base — but I’ve now completed this. I have at least one of every building type available. Just upgrades to go now, maybe a few extra farms with how much food is going to be required!

Going for 100% achievement completion just isn’t something I go for. It isn’t a style of play when there are just so many other things sitting waiting for attention.

And yet… I’ve already gone after a few achievements that aren’t strictly speaking necessary to the completion of my current goal. For instance, I just completed the achievement to kill the chapter 2 boss three times. This wasn’t entirely an own-goal, because I wanted one of the talent picks that can be unlocked from that boss anyway. Plus it helped with some material farming for the town.

On the last kill required for the achievement — where I did in fact unlock the talent I wanted, woo! — I decided to stick around a little longer… And fill out every last tile on the map for the ‘World Anew’ achievement.

Most of the achievements I earned today were of the rare (under 10% of plays have them) variety too, which is nice! The rarest of them sitting at about 3.3% achievement right now.

Today’s achievement haul

Still- even with all those added to my pile today, I’m only 33/50 — or about 66% of the way there. I’ll get another one or two I’m sure for simply being able to complete Chapter 4.

And so far, the ‘just one more loop!’ effect is strong.

Disruptively so!

Another weekend is here and looking to be Valheim free. BDO free. Dragon Age: Inquisition free. Probably The Evil Within 2 free, too. Still have Sunday to go though, so we’ll see. And it isn’t as if I’ll regret the temporary lack of these even if this turns out to be true.

I just wonder though, when the pendulum of interest will start swinging back toward these other things and my priorities will change as I’ve written about before. I feel like the outer edge of the arc has been reached, where it is teetering before moving back in towards the ‘everything else’ pile.

Will that reach the other side before or after 100%ing Loop Hero?

We’ll see. :)


Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

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