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The Official Platinum Difficulty Discussion Thread

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    The Official Platinum Difficulty Discussion Thread


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    This thread is first and foremost a discussion thread, but it also has a poll. Please do not vote in the poll until you have earned the platinum trophy for this game. That being said, we invite you to post below and discuss the difficult aspects of the game, even if you do not yet have the platinum trophy in your collection.

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    I voted a 4, but the platinum is actually more like a 3.5 or 7 out of 10. The on-line is very glitchy, I made my top level in multiplayer but did not get the trophy until a couple games later. We were boosting the quickest checkmate, so it probably just took the servers time to catch up with our games. There are a couple other glitched trophies, which don't pop when they are supposed to; for example, 1 trophy popped after I did several online games of Fog of War after completing the trophy requirement hours earlier. The main reason why this is harder than Fritz or Pure Chess is because you need to change the way you think about Chess. Every chess player has certain rules set in their head about avoiding traps and advancing the queen too early. Once you learn to break these habits, the game becomes easier. Sometimes, foolish playing is how you win the game. There is 1 luck-based level in White's campaign, where you need to checkmate your opponent in 20 moves with Fog of War activated. I played that level 20-30 times using a chess board to simulate what I thought was the computer's plays (just so that I could see the computer's side of the board). It is very frustrating as 20 moves goes very fast in a game of Chess.

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