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    How dependent are you on guides??

    What is your breaking point for when you have to look up how to get a trophy. Do you spend any time at all trying to get the trophy on your own or do you go straight to a guide?



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    I need to look at the trophy guide to see how to get every trophy. Most time I need to look at the guide 3 times just make sure I'm doing everything right.

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    I'm very dependant on guides and given my life style, the first thing I look at is the estimated time to plat. If it's something ridiculous then I'll more than likely leave it which is a shame really because I will probably miss out on some great games. However, if it's Final Fantasy and that has a long time to plat for example then I'll do it anyway. I can't actually remeber the last time I played a game without consulting a guide, even for the easiest of games, it's just a natural reaction for me. And it's quite difficult to avoid guides since I'm a memeber on a gaming site lol.

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    I have stopped collecting but when I did , I could maybe at a push get 50% without but needed the guide for the rest .
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    Very little. When I refer to a guide, it's usually before I start playing just to check if there are any difficulty trophies so I can start my playthrough on the right setting or to see if there are any missable trophies so that I don't have to replay just because I missed one trophy. After that, I pretty much get everything on my own.

    I have occasionally referred back to a guide for collectables (Mafia 2 comes to mind), but I like to just earn everything with as little help as possible. I do, however, refer to the trophy lists quite often to see what the hidden trophies are.

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    Depends on the game.

    When I need help on a specific trophy, I use a trophy guide to help me. I only earned maybe one or two plats out of my 24 (soon to be another) that I didn't use a trophy guide, one of them being inFamous 2.

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    I usually "complete" a game, so its campaign, main storyline, etc, etc, before i consider consulting a guide, and usually get quite a few trophies along the way as I tend to do everything in a game and try all the new features. After all this ill check the trophies and try to do them based on their description and only if I cant complete them then will I read the guide.
    However for collectables I usually just consult the guide or YouTube the locations.

    I will admit though that every game that is released or releasing soon I read the trophy list as soon as possible so I usually have an idea of the trophies from the onset.

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    I use the guide on certain trophies (missable, collectiable), but try to earn the others without using the guide!


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    I look at the roadmap. If there are collectibles or missable trophies, I'll keep the guide close.

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    I mostly only look at the guide for missable trophies or if I'm really stuck somewhere. That's probably why I take so long to finish a game. I rather do a long about finishing a game and have the feeling I did it at my own mostly, than follow a guide or roadmap the whole way through.
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    Usually just for collectibles or maps and trophies, and most of the time after I beat the game to avoid spoilers.



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    I start off the game by looking on the guide and see if there are any missable trophies or some collectables or something else of note. If there is I follow the guide on those two or three things. Then I play the game, and then I use the guide to get the last missing trophies.




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    I would say I use a guide more often than not, mainly because I like being efficient.

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    I always check the roadmap for missable trophies first. But, for collectables it depends on the game. Like right now in NFS: MW I was able to find everything except a few gates on my own, cause it was just like Burnout. But, when I couldnt find those last 4 gates, I used a guide...

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    Well i like to try and get them on my own first. The only time i use guides are if i've tried everything and i still can't get the trophy and if there are hidden trophies i can't figure out.
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    I look up a roadmap and guide before I even buy the game lol

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    I try to go after a trophy by my own but if I fail I go straight to the guide and do what it says. I always use guides though, I just feel like I'm doing everything right when I use it.



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    I would say this site has got me pretty dependent on guides.... Lol..... I play through a game for fun first but if I find out there are collectible trophies I go rite to a guide on my next play-through ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    I need to look at the trophy guide to see how to get every trophy. Most time I need to look at the guide 3 times just make sure I'm doing everything right.
    This. I hate the thought of banging my head against a wall when there's a better way of getting something accomplished. Oh, and for collectibles? Forget it.

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    I usually look to see if there's any missable or annoyingly hard online trophies, and then to see if there's any particular spot in a game I need to be in order to do a trophy more easily, otherwise I normally give it a go on my own. When there's really annoying collectibles i'll give it abit of time on my own before I break down and use it for the rest.

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