Trophies & Achievements

  • @sentinel-beach Definitely Puyo-Puyo and drone racing, mahjong might seem scary, but once you learn it, it's fun. Anyway, Puyo-Puyo has great rng and it can take up to 25-30 waves until you get all rivals. The tip I can give you is to fill the 3 columns to the right and pay attention what color is on the bottom of the third column to create a chain wave.

    Drone racing is also tricky as you need to beat the times and end up in first place consecutively in the last grand prix and on top of that, the drone you're using take hits easily, my tip here is to just practice the courses until you get them.

    Other than those two, it's pretty straight forward yakuza-esque completion list.

  • @Hidz Sorry but I need to return to this. I mean did you get your game early or how the hell did you manage to get that platinum so quickly? I'm amazed by that. The more I've played the game post-story and gradually doing all the other stuff (there's A LOT!), the less I seem to be able the wrap my head around that herculean effort you made so quickly. Even beat the story twice! After all the 100 % stuff.

    I'm currently missing three friends still (I know who they are, though) and two side missions. Haven't touched any of the arcade games really. Beat the baseball, have two girlfriends and two in progress, collected the QR codes for the drone. There's still so much to do, I'm chipping away step by step. Something like 55 hours in, I think.

  • @sentinel-beach Haha no worries man! Nope I got the game on the 21st, I just played a lot and I was already used to the "Yakuza-esque" completion list after playing so many of them. But I think the main reason why I managed to do so quickly was the determination, I really wanted Judgment to be my #60.

    I ended up clocking in 90+ hours when I got 100% completion. Don't give up, I know you can do it!

  • Platinum #17: Marvel's Spider-Man
    I should got this last year, but trying to fill the quota for the random crimes are just too repetitive. Finally got over it earlier though. Still a fun platinum overall.

  • Platinum #111: The Council. An episodic adventure game with RPG elements and choices that are surprisingly brutal and affect the story a great deal. I feel like this would have good replay value.

    Basically all the missable trophies were in the first episode (out of five) which was a nice idea and allowed the rest of the story to be played without thinking about them anymore. Though you do need to replay episode 1 with about five different choices again, but that is very quickly done the second time around. And on your main playthrough you need to be very thorough with your investigations, actions and discussions in order to reach lvl 15 for that particular trophy. I managed to get that after the first chapter of episode 5, I believe.

    A very interesting game, all in all. Really liked the skill system and how that both made it possible and prevented you from using certain skills throughout the story. Things like manipulation, vigilance, occultism, politics, linguistics etc. And the game didn't allow any save/load trickery which forced you to live with the choices and their consequences, some of which turned out extremely bad for me. Refreshing and harsh, I liked it a lot!

  • Platinum #112: Conan Exiles. I tried this for less than an hour in April, wasn't my cup of tea. Now suddenly a buddy of mine told me about this "admin panel trick" which literally gets you the platinum in under an hour. Only one online trophy which we did together then for both of us. #NoShame

  • Platinum #113: Far Cry Primal. This wasn't one of the most pleasant ones. I don't know. Quite of lot of grinding for all the different weapon kills. And the skill points trophy was pretty brutal: I finished the story and still needed like 33 skill points to complete the skill trees. That's a lot! So I did a lot of those orange missions on the map, collected a good bunch of collectibles for XP and even reset the forts for their big XP amounts.

    This took hours, I listened to the rest of the Easy Livin' weekend's streams in the background. And in the end, with one more skill point to go, the game announced that I had hit the level cap, no more points for me. After searching through the internet it seemed my best bet was to keep doing orange village missions, and after a nine or ten of them there finally appeared a new one on the map with a single skill point as the reward.

    Had a cool platinum trophy picture, though, as I saved for last the one where you need to jump from the highest peak of the valley.

  • Platinum #114: Asterix & Obelix XXL 2. Well this happened. I saw this remastered game in one of the local stores here throughout the spring and little by little I became fixated by it. When it was finally on sale in June I went ahead and bought it. Another factor in the purchase were the three little figurines: Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix.

    The original game is from 2006 and this had way too many not-too-subtle "nods" to a number of games from back then. It really hadn't aged well in that regard, it was just awkward and freaking weird to punch Romans who were literally Mario from Sunshine with that water-thingy on their back. Or honestly Romans as Sonics, ugh. And Rayman. Horrible, horrible enemy choices. There were luckily also normal Romans all the time as well. Read more if you want:

    There were no missable trophies which is always great, though I did have a scare when I didn't have the trophy for killing every kind of enemies by the end of the game and the guide had promised that to happen. Luckily the trophy popped suddenly later in one of the challenges I completed (had to have gold score in all 12 of them). The money was kind of tight, but after the story when I returned to the challenges those filled up pockets pretty quickly and I could buy the rest of the upgrades etc.

    The game's pretty easy but there's a lot of fighting which can start to make you feel numb. And the music is simply awful pretty much all the time, had to bring it down big time. This is basically platforming with lots of brawling and collecting things. Only for hardcore Asterix & Obelix fans, be warned. And even then I was disappointed with all the intertextuality and parody of other games mixed into the adventure. I'd have rather had just a normal adventure with my two favourite Gauls.

  • Platinum #115: Control. A pretty easy platinum, just do everything. No different difficulties or anything like that. The main missions and the side missions didn't quite cover all of the ability points so after finishing the story I had to look up a few hidden locations which always grant a single point when found.

  • Platinum #116: Detroit: Become Human. This one needed some work to accomplish. Seeing different outcomes in many of the scenarios and chapters. Getting all the magazines was the most bothersome trophy. A new round with "get Connor killed whenever possible" on the other hand was stupidly fun. Buuuut it led to the darkest timeline so things ended in an awful way.

    The game itself was pretty brilliant. Surpassed Heavy Rain as my favourite Cage game, I like these a lot.

  • @sentinel-beach I'm ONE magazine away from getting the Platinum, and I know where it is too:

    The one on the ground in the bus station, which I can only get if I select Revolution in the previous chapter AND I have to get to the station successfully.

  • Just a heads up, if anyone's looking for a cheap, easy and quick platinum to get (and also a pretty fun time), then "One Night Stand" might be an interest for you.

  • Platinum #117: One Night Stand. I saw this in the summer somewhere, that it's coming up on consoles, and now @bam541 reminded me of the game. A neat little experience for five euros. There was quite a lot of dialogue hidden behind different choices and outcomes. Really hard to get to them without a guide, though, I mean a lot of the conversations repeated themselves too playthrough after another and you had to know when and where to trigger the change for the events. I believe this took a little over three hours to platinum for me with the guide. There are 12 different endings, some of them pretty funny, some a bit sad and a few endearing as well.

  • Platinum #118: Return of the Obra Dinn. A really cool game, another unique piece by Lucas Pope. Finished the whole book in two or three days, some great fates to witness and deduce. After that it was only this "Captain Did It" run to go through for the platinum. What a laughable scenario to write down in that. :]

  • Platinum #119: Batman: The Enemy Within. Pretty standard Telltale game here, just finish it all for the platinum. I ended up really liking the story here, very interesting conversations and scenarions between the characters. Pretty unexpected turns, too, along the way. Not your average Batman story.

  • Platinum #8: Sayonara Wild Hearts
    Super fun game with some of the best visuals and an addictive pop soundtrack to accompany it.
    The trophy system is extremely creative, albeit hard to decipher, and since there is an achievement system in the game itself it means the switch version also has "trophies".

    While I did nope out of the platinum at first thinking it was too difficult, I just kept saying "one more trophy" till I got the plat lol.

  • @thedemonpirate That is impressive! I most certainly did say nope seeing some of the requirements for the trophies, but great to hear someone beat all the challenges.

  • @sentinel-beach While they do sound crazy difficult reading them, actually trying them out proved to be easier than I thought.
    There are a couple of annoying ones I spent ages on like getting no points in Night Drift, only "good" prompts in FIghting Hearts, and getting Gold rank on some levels (screw Inside and Wild Hearts Never Die).
    I was mainly afraid of beating Yolo Arcade but it seems that as long as you get any rank, dying mid-way is fine.
    Overall, it was a blast and I never got tired of the music.

  • Platinum #120: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This took some time for sure. A loooot of collectables and datascans everywhere. Not that difficult to collect them per se, but time-consuming. 100 %-ing Zeffo, never again. That place is huge. Luckily there are no difficulty level based trophies in the game, so you can play on the level you please.

  • Platinum #121: Life Is Strange 2. Six collectibles per episode plus you need to draw something in each one as well.