What is DETfaninATL’s Platinum Reviews you may ask? Well, let me tell you. Those of us into videogames, are quite often used to seeing reviews about the games we play and we often read them to get an idea of what we can expect if we decide to play the game ourselves. But there are also those of us who are into the trophy (PS3) / achievement (Xbox) system when it comes to videogames and hunt or whore those without end. Thus there are a few sites on the web dedicated to PS3 trophies and Xbox achievements. Mostly, these sites deal with the trophies themselves and everything that surrounds them, not the least of which are trophy guides that tell you step by step how to get each and every trophy in a game. But what we videogamers aren’t used to seeing is a review about the actual experience of obtaining the platinum trophy / 100% completion in a videogame. While I have seen sections of game reviews that speak to this facet of videogaming, it’s my intent to provide a much more detailed and in-depth review of this experience. Thus, I bring you:
DETfaninATL’s Platinum Reviews!
ABOUT THE REVIEWER: I’ve been playing videogames actively since December of 2009 and I play them on a daily basis for hours at a time. I’ve platinumed some extremely difficult games (Vanquish, Aliens vs. Predator, Dead Space 2, etc.) and some extremely easy ones (Dante’s Inferno, Cars Race-O-Rama, JURASSIC: The Hunted, etc.) and everything in between. That, combined with the fact I platinum everything I play, and that I have over 50 plats does tend to give me some decent insight on what’s an easy plat and what’s not. For whatever it’s worth….
ABOUT THE REVIEWS: As opposed to reviewing the game itself, these reviews are meant to give the reader an idea of what to expect if they decide to go for the Platinum trophy / full completion of Achievements. I may insert a few thoughts about the game in general here and there, but again, these reviews are dedicated to achieving the platinum trophy (PS3) / full Achiement (Xbox). The reviews assume a ‘perfect world’ so-to-speak. In other words, if a game being reviewed has an online / co-op component to it, the review assumes the servers are still active and people are playing the game. The reviews do not take into account the difficulty involved if the servers are shut down or if people aren’t playing the game online as much anymore, or at all (unless otherwise noted). All times to plat are about how long it took me to plat the game. I’ll also single out specific trophies from time to time and offer tips, info or strategies on them but by and large, this isn’t a trophy guide, so don’t necessarily be looking for that type of info here – that’s what trophy guides are for. Please feel free to leave comments / suggestions / requests for reviews (based on my trophy collection, of course) / etc. if you like.