Everyone needs to go and read the reviews on Amazon for Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth right now!
For a bit of perspective: There was a long brief period of time where lots of us were altogether obsessed with achievements. Things have kind of died down now, but there was a deep dark time early in the Xbox 360's life where playing Open Season, Eragon, and Jumper: Griffin’s Story didn’t seem too, too crazy. The most notorious of these games was Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth. Why? Because Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth dolled out 1,000 chivoes in under five minutes. FIVE MINUTES gang, five minutes you would never get back that yielded the sweetest reward of all: a false sense of superiority over those who still clung to their 5-minutes like fools!
I had blocked all of this from my mind until I read this review and, boy oh boy I haven’t stopped laughing for 15 minutes straight. Do you remember this madness?!
And here’s a transcript:
"There's only one reason I picked up this title: the 'Oh my God it's so easy an epileptic infant could do it' achievements. The game is probably cool for those of you who are Avatar fans, it looks good and seems like solid gameplay. But for those of us looking to jump ahead of our friends on XBL, it's a quick and simple 1000 point booster shot. This is what you need to do: start the game, repeatedly press the B button, and in five minutes you're 1000 GS points richer. I recommend looking for it either to rent or borrow if this is what you're looking to get out of it.
Other honorable mentions for super easy achievement points:
NBA 2K6 - All you need to do is play one game with the standard settings, alone or with up to three friends (on the same team), and if you do it right you and anyone else playing on your team will immediately get all 1000 GS points one the match is finished. Just make sure you check the achievement menu before you start the match so you know what you have to do in game first (ie: triple doubles). If you don't know what a triple double is, look it up.
Madden 06 - This one requires some time, but insanely easy to get all 1000 GS points.
Fight Night Round 3 - Same idea as Madden, takes time, but easy to get them all.
Call Of Duty 2 - Give this a run through on Veteran difficulty and you'll have 1000 more GS points.
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Game - An ok game, straight forward, easy 1000 GS points.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted - Play the game, get all the points.
LOST: Via Domus - Only for true LOST fans, as the game is far from great. But it's an easy 1000 points if you can find everything and don't get killed by the smoke monster.
Jumper: Griffin's Story - A horrible game. The real purpose of it is to test how long you'll play it before wanting to punch a baby. Easy enough points though, you should be able to get at least 800 on one play through.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End - Surprisingly fun game, aside from all of the collecting. There is a LOT of collecting. But if you can find everything in every level, you can easily get 850 GS points in one play through.
BioShock - 960 GS points can easily be unlocked on a single run of this game on easy or medium as long as you find everything and get all of the upgrades and finish all of the research. Take pictures of anything and everything that moves. The other 140 (1100 GS points total) are for completing the game on the hardest difficulty, and for not using a Vita Chamber (refer to game) on the hardest difficulty.
Batman: Arkham Asylum - Same idea as BioShock, easy story-driven points, and points for upgrades and solving riddles. One story play should get you around 800 GS points. There's also points for the challenge mode.
Fable II - Play it. Find S#!t. Achieve it.
Other games that will give a very good boost to your gamerscore from just playing through them are: Halo 3: ODST, Crackdown, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Gun, Kameo: Elements Of Power, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Eat Lead, Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, The Darkness, Dead Space, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Scene It: Lights, Camera, Action!
A lot of these games are really cheap by now, and if you're just in it for the points, you could probably rent any of these for a few days to a week and get everything you need."
My feelings on the Avatar universe are well established, but if there was any doubt: I love Avatars Ang and Korra. To my mind, those shows must have been created by people who grew up watching and loving the same anime worlds that I thrived when I was a kid.
And now they’ve brought me more joy than I ever could have imagined. Thank you Avatar Kyle D Top 1000 Reviewer.