Awesome banner by Athena
My name is Andreas, better known on PSN as Icebrand1270. I'm a 33-year-old male from Staten Island, New York. I'm your average guy who just happens to work with a great independent (minor-league) wrestling promotion in New York/New Jersey called ECPW (East Coast Pro Wrestling) as a ring announcer and commissioner. I love meeting fans at live events, working with legends of the business who are still touring and living a dream come true.
Despite my successes in that particular field, I have struggled with various illnesses of both body and mind over the years, most notably the metal radial head replacement and plate in my right arm, after which I somehow recovered almost completely and even taught myself how to write all over again. I have also suffered from varying "illnesses of the mind" since my childhood that I have managed successfully for many years now with help from family and professionals alike. I live with family to this day and we have learned to care for one another beyond even our expectations.
About My Gaming
I started gaming with the NES in 1989 (although my father tells a story of me playing Freeway on his Atari 2600 when I was just a baby) and I've been with PS3 since May of 2008. I've loved RPGs since my childhood, having beaten legendary RPGs such as Chrono Trigger in my time. My love for RPG-style grinding makes getting grinding and collectible trophies easier for me than most gamers. To me, "Get to Level 50" is a challenge rather than a steep mountain.
As a trophy hunter, I like to experiment with different games and genres; as a result, I have played over 175 games with a "Full Platinum List" and over 200 PSN titles in my trophy-hunting career. I usually rent through Gamefly as I bounce from game to game and get fickle and even restless at times. I only go for Platinum on games that I enjoy and what I enjoy is usually not what critics or other gamers enjoy. (There are exceptions, of course.) I believe every trophy and collection has a story to tell and that my collection is a small yet fun expression of self through gaming.
Welcome and let us begin!
This is one of my favorite pieces of video game music, "Purification of the City" from the game Flower. One of the most beautiful games of all time, I will never forget how this game helped my spirit heal from a near-death artery rupture in 2010.
Icebrand1270's Personal Laws of Gaming
1. Enjoy both the game AND the hunt, win or lose.
2. Platinum what you love so you will love your Platinum collection.
3. Never let anyone but you dictate your tastes in gaming.
4. Critics are not gods, they are devious humans. Never trust what they say!
5. Variety is the key to enjoying your gaming experience.
Note: These are my personal laws of gaming. Yours may (and probably will) vary.
I normally don't make trophy goals because I prefer to have fun with the whole hobby of trophy hunting. Still, there are some things that I would like to change come 2013, including:
1. Finally score Platinum on InFamous and Dragon Age Origins.
4 Away from Dragon Age Origins.
7 Away from InFamous.
2. "Finish the Job" more often on my games.
2012: Platinum: 24 for 163 (14.72%)
Non-Platinum: 33 for 193 (17.10%)
2013: Platinum: 28 for 193 (14.51%)
Non-Platinum: 37 for 212 (17.54%)
3. Enjoy the ride!
The Tale So Far
Guide: All Platinums are broken into three parts:
1. Enjoyment. This includes total time to Platinum (real time, not hours played), enjoyment rating, first and last trophies, and personal opinions about the game.
2. Trophy Difficulty. This includes easiest and hardest trophies, difficulty rating and thoughts about game/trophy difficulty.
3. Favorite Trophies. My favorite trophies from each game and why.
Note: All Enjoyment and Trophy Difficulty ratings are personal opinion only. Your experience may (and probably will) vary.
1. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania
Total Time to Platinum: 1 day, 23 hours.
First Trophy: Chain Struggle.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Medal Collector.
You want proof the universe has a sense of humor? How about the indy wrestling announcer getting Platinum #1 on a WWE game! This game is short and well-known for being an easy Platinum, but for me it was a great trip down Memory Lane as the matches of Wrestlemania Tour mode reminded me of why I wanted to be a wrestling announcer in the first place. What a nostalgic thrill and a fitting way to kick off my Platinum career.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10
Easiest Trophy: Created A Legend.
Hardest Trophy: Medal Collector.
Not a hard game but controls are the "you get them or you don't" type. If you don't, move on. If you do, cruise to Platinum. The only thing that impeded my progress were a couple of Wrestlemania Tour matches (Austin/Hart and Austin/Rock) that were tricky to "Relive".
Favorite Trophies: Memory Serves Me Well & Wrestlemania Tour.
I'm known for having good memory skills and reliving a bunch of great matches is why I did this game. Need I say more?
2. The Godfather II
Total Time to Platinum: 2 months, 2 weeks, 1 day.
First Trophy: MobFace.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: It's Only Business.
This is one of the easiest open-world sandbox games to Platinum, which was good for me as I'm usually not good at them. I enjoyed the game more than I expected. Still, it took me longer than most people to finish the Platinum job.
Trophy Difficulty: 6/10.
Easiest Trophy: MobFace.
Hardest Trophy: Executions In Style
This one was tougher for me than most people because I usually forget where things are in sandbox games. (Did I just drive by my safehouse? AGAIN?) Lucky for me, the maps are very condensed, making it easy to find stuff (and get into a lot of action quickly). Executions in Style requires you to execute mobsters in over 50 ways, forcing you to get creative quickly (and some melee weapons are well-hidden, adding to the difficulty).
Favorite Trophies: Accept This As A Gift & Organized Crime.
My favorite part of the game was the crime ring and favor bonuses. They helped me through some rough spots early on.
3. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Total Time to Platinum: 3 weeks, 2 days.
First Trophy: Mission Accomplished.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Immortal Heroics.
This is one of many instances where I'm glad I don't listen to elitist critics who think they represent gamers when they represent only themselves. The nicest thing reviewers said about this game was "not original" but remove the curtain of critic hate and you will see a fun beat-em-up with a great plot based on the "Marvel Civil War" storyline and an all-star cast of Marvel heroes and villians. Expect a fun time, especially if one of your childhood favorites is on the roster.
Trophy Difficulty: 8/10.
Easiest Trophy: Mission Accomplished.
Hardest Trophies: Sim Champion & Immortal Heroics.
I surprised myself by how easily I figured this game out. Still, Legendary Difficulty is BRUTAL! Mastering Sim Missions and getting 200 Boost Medals is no joke either.
Favorite Trophy: Old Friends.
I may not know everything about Marvel relationships but I knew enough to enjoy this trophy (and enjoy it early).
4. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010
Total Time to Platinum: 2 weeks, 3 days.
First Trophy: A Grappling Machine.
Trophies That Earned Platinum: Nothing More To Collect & Created Superstar Story.
This game was a vast improvement over previous WWE games and an all-around fun time. It's also the game that started Story Designer, one of the greatest, craziest and most popular modes of any game, anywhere.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: New Superstar Initiative.
Hardest Trophy: Developmental Graduate.
Aside from Developmental Graduate (completing a very long Training Checklist), this one is easy for any WWE fan.
Favorite Trophies: Mickie James Story & Created Superstar Story.
Two of my complaints about previous Road to Wrestlemania stories were fixed here: a Diva story and a created character story.
Way Out of the Trine
Total Time to Platinum: 1 month, 3 weeks, 6 days.
First Trophy: Academy Master.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: What's Next?
This game is the very definition of "simple elegance". It's a funny, enchanting PSN 2D platformer with new and familiar elements mixed together to create an underrated gem. It's fun and challenging and I highly recommend this.
Trophy Difficulty: 6/10.
Easiest Trophy: Astral Introduction.
Hardest Trophy: Better Than Developers!
Earning Platinum means finding hidden experience vials, beating the final stage on Very Hard without dying, finding all hidden treasures and an assortment of "odd deeds". This is no walk in the park.
Favorite Trophies: Footskull Fan & The Cool Way.
These trophies showcase unusual, creative and fun ways to kill your foes.
6. Hasbro Family Game Night
Total Time to Platinum: 2 weeks, 3 days.
First Trophy: Grid Lock.
Trophies That Earned Platinum: Connect 4 Master & Full House.
This game allowed me to relive two of my favorite board games, Battleship and Connect 4, and was a lot of fun. It's best played with family and friends who are young or young at heart. Most shy away due to the price tag ($40 for a PSN title) but if you are a fan of classic board games, give this a try.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Changing Rooms.
Hardest Trophy: Get Connected.
Most of the trophies are easily done with the "two-controller trick". Get Connected requires you to play only one match online but it's on one of the worst servers known to humankind. (AARRGGHH!)
Favorite Trophy: Grid Lock.
I can't remember if I ever had a Connect 4 tie like that in my youth but it was fun to pull off all the same.
7. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
Total Time to Platinum: 1 year, 6 months, 3 weeks.
First Trophy: Garden Gnomes.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Yatta!
This was a game I played when it came out in February of 2009 when I was just starting to get interested in trophies; in fact, it was my second trophy-enabled game. A collection of great Sega games from their most successful era, I was only two trophies away from Platinum (Can You Dig It? and Yatta!) when I gave it up in March of 2009 and was "the one that got away" for a long time. I came back to this twice after that and on September 1, 2010, I finally got the last two trophies and ended a 7 month Platinum drought.
A humble and wholehearted thank you to all who posted tips and guides for this on this site.
I couldn't have done it without you.
Trophy Difficulty: 4/10.
Easiest Trophy: Critique.
Hardest Trophy: Yatta!
Almost everything here is easy. You'll need two controllers to get all the bonuses unlocked. Yatta! gives everyone but a puzzle battle game master nightmares for eternity.
Favorite Trophy: No Life.
Sega developers talking about the "good old days" when they competed with Nintendo. Good memories, even for someone who had an SNES in those days.
8. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
Total Time to Platinum: 1 month, 4 weeks.
First Trophy: THQ Storyteller.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Streak Breaker.
This game has a tougher trophy list than other WWE games but is still a fun time. I didn't like WWE Universe as much as I thought I would but many other improvements (such as branching paths in Story Designer) were top-notch.
Trophy Difficulty: 4/10.
Easiest Trophy: The Magic Number.
Hardest Trophy: Man of 1,004 Holds.
The trophy difficulty spiked up dramatically from 2010. I did a 4-hour marathon of beating up Santino with Stone Cold to get Man of 1,004 Holds (sorry, Santino). I was lucky enough to win a Royal Rumble online on the first try. The WWE Universe trophies are tricky but the rest is easy.
Favorite Trophy: Streak Breaker.
Nothing like ending Undertaker's Wrestlemania Win Streak to have a good time. Not to mention it's a great tale as well.
9. Hasbro Family Game Night 3
Game Night God
Total Time to Platinum: 3 days, 1 hour.
First Trophy: People Person.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Acheesement.
Once again, I got to relive two of my favorite board games: legendary games Clue (my all-time favorite board game) and The Game of Life. Like the original, it's best played with family and friends.
Trophy Difficulty: 2/10.
Easiest Trophy: Elementary.
Hardest Trophy: Combo King.
Combo King (6 combos in Yahtzee Hands Down) is THE tough one. Everything else is smooth sailing.
Favorite Trophy: Scotland Yard's Finest.
I'm a Clue fan. Enough said.
10. WWE All Stars
All trophies awarded
Total Time to Platinum: 2 weeks.
First Trophy: Chain Gang.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Main Eventer.
This is an extremely fun and creative take on the ever-popular "Past vs Present" debate in wrestling. It's also filled with wild, over-the-top action that's deeper than it looks and an outstanding Fantasy Warfare mode. The trophies send you online as well, scaring many but exciting me as I got to beat up many Hogan and Cena fanboys. Oh yeah!
Trophy Difficulty: 4/10.
Easiest Trophy: The Next WWE Superstar.
Hardest Trophy: Bookaya Booyaka!
This is a game I was good at online, so I didn't fear the online trophies as much as most people (although using Sheamus as aggressively as I did online didn't make me very popular). Beating Andre The Giant and Big Show as Rey Mysterio (Booyaka Booyaka!) is tough but fun once you know how. Winner By Default (winning online by disqualification) is nearly impossible without boosting.
Favorite Trophies: Old School & Legend Killer.
Fantasy Warfare brought me to this game and it did not disappoint. "Dream matches" like Hogan/Cena, Savage/Morrison and Austin/Punk combined with "dream rematches" like Michaels/Undertaker and outstanding video packages that drew you in made this special. (Austin/Punk is done exceptionally well, as if they were trash-talking each other in the ring).
11. TV Superstars
True TV Superstar!
Total Time to Platinum: 1 week, 3 days.
First Trophy: A New Start.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Big Beat Kitchen: Maximum Meatballs.
What's a man to do during the PSN outage in a neighborhood full of fans of the competition, all heckling at me? Get some used Move controllers and this underrated gem! Who would have guessed that I would end up writng the trophy guide for this?
This is the goofiest, wackiest and silliest game I've ever gotten a Platinum for (Example: Cooking with a rap chef named Big Chilli Dog!). It's great for families, parties and people who want to relax and not take themselves too seriously.
Check out my TV Superstars Trophy Guide as well, eyeryone!
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: A New Start.
Hardest Trophy: DIY RAW: DIY Dynamo!
DIY RAW (home remodeling) and the STAA (filming commercials) are the tough parts of the game due to high scores needed to pass. You need two Move controllers (team play) and the Eye's voice recording function on (you'll be rapping and catchphrasing). It's not hard once you get used to swinging a Move controller.
Favorite Trophy: Big Beat Kitchen: Rapalicious.
Getting to rap with Big Chilli Dog was a hilarious good time and very fitting with the party nature of this game.
12. L.A. Noire
Total Time to Platinum: 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days.
First Trophy: Police Academy.
Trophies That Earned Platinum: Moth To A Flame & The City Of The Angels.
It's rare that an "innovative" game is actually good and even rarer that a game with as much hype as this one actually lives up to expectations. L.A. Noire did all that and more. It's a unique open-world sandbox game that combines investigation, interrogation, exploration and combat and sets new standards in presentation and storytelling. It will be on "greatest games" lists for a long time and is the highest-quality game I have ever gotten the Platinum for.
Trophy Difficulty: 6/10.
Easiest Trophy: One For The File.
Hardest Trophies: Auto Fanatic, Hollywoodland & Shamus To The Stars.
If you like a good tale, get this. If you hate collectibles (there is a ton of them) or tons of dialogue or are looking for a Grand Theft Auto clone, pass. The shooting parts are easy, the investigation, interogation and hunting for collectibles is what will make or break you.
Favorite Trophy: Star Map.
The "sightseeing" collectibles are the easiest of the bunch, not to mention beautifully recreated. Just because I'm a New Yorker doesn't mean I can't enjoy Los Angeles landmarks, right?
13. Dragon Age II
The Ultimate Reward
Total Time to Platinum: 6 months, 1 week, 3 days.
First Trophy: Tale Within A Tale.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Mage Hunter.
This is my favorite Platinum so far and is my first Platinum from an RPG! It has great characters, an awesome story and intense action. Unfortunately, it also gets caught in an intense debate over whether the first one or this one was better since Bioware changed so many things between them. Here's hoping the third one ends the debate by blowing both of them sky-high! Be warned, this game may become a big part of the "good gaming memories" section of your brain for a long time, despite what the critics or haters might say.
Trophy Difficulty: 5/10.
Easiest Trophy: Darkness Falls.
Hardest Trophy: Unstoppable.
This list is fairly challenging, mostly due to collectibles, and some optional bosses such as the high dragon will also prove to be challenging as well. The greatest challenge may be on your conscience if you can't stand working with certain factions (Templars for me).
Favorite Trophies: Flirtatious & Romantic.
Getting a complete romance with Isabela COMPLETELY ROCKED! Why do I love this sexy female pirate so much? First, look at her! (She's on the banner Athena made for me, in case you're wondering.) Second, I swap bad jokes and even worse pickup lines with her and I still get the girl? Go me!
14. X-Men Destiny
Total Time to Platinum: 3 days, 11 hours.
First Trophy: Destiny Begins.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Omega Level Mutant.
This is another game that critics hate and I love. (Big surprise, right?) It's a beat-em-up that's easy to pick up and play but very addictive at the same time. It's a little short but the powers you select and the choices you make ensure that you will play as Aimi, Adrian or Grant multiple times to earn Platinum. It's one of the most fun Platinums I have in my collection.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Destiny Begins.
Hardest Trophy: Omega Level Mutant.
Not a hard game, you just need the willingness to grind a few playthroughs at varying difficulties and alignments (Cyclops/Magneto) with the same character. It's short and I almost wish the trophies had forced me to pick every character and power at least once.
Favorite Trophy: Better Than The Best.
Challenging Wolverine to an impromptu "I can take out more enemies than you" challenge? Cool! Winning the challenge? AWESOME!
15. WWE '12
Total Time to Platinum: 5 days, 7 hours.
First Trophy: The Art of Submission.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Finished HERO Episode!!!
Improved graphics, improved physics, improved Road to Wrestlemania and WWE Universe, improved Creations, improved EVERYTHING! This game truly lives up to the name of Bigger, Badder, Better. Oh yeah!
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Arena Designer.
Hardest Trophy: Finished HERO Episode!!!
Easier than 2011, I was grateful that Exhibition and WWE Universe were now seperate entities. Road to Wrestlemania is longer this time and the constant twists and turns excited me but angered many. Like other WWE games, many trophies are for trying out new features or improvements. You've Got Fans may require a few helpful friends if your creativity is not great (your stuff must be downloaded 5 times by other people).
Favorite Trophy: Look! Look at my Titantron!
The new Custom Entrance Videos took a few minutes to set up but were fun to see in action.
16. Trine 2
Trine 2 hard
Total Time to Platinum: 1 day, 5 hours.
First Trophy: A Hail of Arrows.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: A Floral Feast.
I remember the anticipation for the release of Trine 2. Having loved the first Trine, I was shocked and a little saddened by how easy the trophy list was for the sequel. This may be the only game in PS3 history where the Platinum can be earned halfway through the game. Still, Trine 2 is beautiful, simple and fun, just like the first one.
Trophy Difficulty: 1/10.
Easiest Trophy: Bouncy Bouncy.
Hardest Trophy: Flying Solo.
A very easy list that is all "odd deeds". Flying Solo is tricky until you learn how to do it correctly. Get ready for the fastest Platinum you will ever see!
Favorite Trophies: Dirty Tactics & I Didn't Do It.
Killing enemies by environmental hazards and other enemies' mistakes (goblins are not too bright here) is hilarious.
17. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
Total Time to Platinum: 3 weeks, 3 days.
First Trophy: For What Reason?
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Bird Brained.
I enjoyed this Rambo spoof more than I could possibly imagine. It's a fun, underrated 2D old-school platformer with plenty of shooting, blood and "brainbugging". The co-op can be tough to do via the "two-controller trick" as there is no online co-op option but it is still a fun time.
Trophy Difficulty: 6/10.
Easiest Trophy: For What Reason?
Hardest Trophies: Revolutionary Fighter & Dirty Half-Dozen
Finding the hidden signs and "two-controller tricking" the co-op mode will be what makes you pull your hair out. The rest is relatively straightforward.
Favorite Trophy: Flight Instructor.
Nothing like the old "shoot-and-juggle" trick.
18. Hasbro Family Game Night 4
Family Game Night 4: The Game Show Platinum Trophy
Total Time to Platinum: 2 days, 4 hours.
First Trophies: Sorry! & Snack-Time
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Super-Star!
This is a fun take on the popular Hasbro Family Game Night game show. It's short but very enjoyable, especially with family. An all-around goofy, fun time with big games like Yahtzee Bowling and Sorry Sliders with giant pieces that will keep board game fans laughing for hours.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: A Star Is Born.
Hardest Trophies: 2 the Max & Whack-o-matic.
Everything is easy except doing 30 straight on Extreme Bop-It via "two-controller trick" (the computer sucks at Bop-It). Boy, was my broken right arm sore after that one.
Favorite Trophy: A Star Is Born.
Where the long road began. It was a preview of things to come.
19. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
True Thevius Racoonus
Total Time to Platinum: 2 days, 14 hours.
First Trophy: Sucker Punched!
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Greedy Racoon.
I never dreamed I'd have 2 Platinums in 1 month but that's exactly what happened when I got this gem of a PS2 HD Remake as my free Playstation Plus item for March of 2012. Sly Cooper is well-known as an easy Platinum but is extremely fun at the same time. Sly, Bentley, Murray and Carmelita are all fun characters as well.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Sucker Punched!
Hardest Trophy: Oh No He Didn't.
I'm usually terrible at leaping in these types of games, but not this time. Getting to the boss battle against Clockwerk did take practice, though.
Favorite Trophy: Greedy Racoon.
Stealing from all of the Fiendish Five's vaults was what it was all about.
20. Infamous 2
inFAMOUS 2 Platinum Trophy
Total Time to Platinum: 1 year, 1 month, 1 day.
First Trophy: Watch That First Step.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Pain Builds Character.
This is my first Platinum on my new Slim PS3 and what an incredible game among the all-time greats this is! The story, the powers, the choice of Good Cole or Evil Cole and the emotional ride all the way to the end. This is one game I will never forget.
Trophy Difficulty: 5/10.
Easiest Trophy: Don't Fence Me In.
Hardest Trophy: Pain Builds Character.
Not too hard or too easy. Beating the game on Hard takes skill and paitience, as does finding Blast Shards and Dead Drops. Almost all other trophies will be of easy to medium challenge. Don't fear the created missions either; they are easy to design and play.
Favorite Trophy: Fight The Good Fight.
Tear-jerking yet great ending. I cried the whole time.
21. Little League World Series Baseball 2010
Little League Trophy Champ
Total Time to Platinum: 3 days, 7 hours.
First Trophy: Rookie Pitcher.
Trophies That Earned Platinum: No-Hitter & Perfect Game.
This is my first-ever sports game Platinum and was extremely fun. It's easy to learn and tough to master with plenty of talent abilities and talent cards to mix things up.
Trophy Difficulty: 4/10.
Easiest Trophy: All-Star Talents.
Hardest Trophies: Dugout Dunker Pro, King of Home Runs, No-Hitter and Perfect Game.
Not too hard except for No-Hitter/Perfect Game and the Skill Challenges. Everything else, even the grinding, is easy.
Favorite Trophies: No-Hitter and Perfect Game.
What baseball pitcher doesn't dream of a perfect game? Tough as it was, it was worth it.
22. Monopoly Streets
Total Time to Platinum: 1 year, 11 months, 13 days.
First Trophy: Market Inflator.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Taking Over the World.
I have loved Monopoly since my grandparents taught me how to play when I was a small child. I loved the look of the boards, especially the 3D ones and the ease of play. However, online was a pain as almost everyone ragequits when you have them beat.
Trophy Difficulty: 5/10.
Easiest Trophy: Eviction Notice.
Hardest Trophy: Next Rung on the Ladder.
This list is tougher than it looks due to two factors: luck-based trophies like Lucky Threes and Rolled a 15 and the high instances of "ragequitting" online. Even if you don't normally boost, I highly suggest it for this game to save a ton of aggravation.
Favorite Trophy: Expensive Property.
Acquiring Boardwalk gets you a trophy? AWESOME!
23. Wheel of Fortune
Total Time to Platinum: 4 days, 6 hours.
First Trophy: Dress for Success.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Instant Millionaire!
This is one of the most fun Platinums I have in my collection. It's a great video game version of "America's Game". Pat Sajak and Vanna White are faithfully recreated and there are many puzzles to keep things interesting.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Dress for Success.
Hardest Trophies: Instant Millionaire! and I've Got a Good Feeling About This!
The list is mostly easy but requires about 70 wins to unlock all sets, props, clothing and logos. Instant Millionaire! requires extreme luck (winning a million dollars in one show) and I've Got a Good Feeling About This! requires you to solve a puzzle with only one letter revealed.
Favorite Trophy: Instant Millionaire!
Tough as it was, it was definitely worth it to live every "Wheel Watcher's" fantasy: winning a million dollars!
24. Sleeping Dogs
Hong Kong Legend
Total Time to Platinum: 1 week, 5 days.
First Trophy: Environmentalist.
Trophies That Earned Platinum: Event Planner, Pure Gold and Chief Inspector.
One of the great "sleeper hits" of 2012. As an undercover cop in Hong Kong trying to take down the Sun On Yee Triads, you battle cops, triads, your personal vendettas and the psychological strain of everything. The combat is fun and wild and there are many events and missions to do. Be warned: call Sleeping Dogs a Grand Theft Auto clone and you might get put through a phone booth by Wei Shen!
Trophy Difficulty: 4/10.
Easiest Trophy: A Slap in the Face.
Hardest Trophy: Pure Gold.
Not hard but getting 30 Gold Stat Awards and finding all 100 lockboxes will take both time and paitience. If you like open-world games, this is definitely the game for you!
Favorite Trophy: Environmentalist.
Whoever thought up the "enviro kills" in this game desrves high praise and a lot of money from developer United Front Studios. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed shredding people in fans and phone booths.
25. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Top of the Heap
Total Time to Platinum: 5 days, 15 hours.
First Trophy: Open Sez Me.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: The Super Orberator.
An incredible PS2 HD remake that has stood the test of time with its action and humor. The quests are many and varied and the mouthy Daxter always keeps things interesting with his advice and wisecracks.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Open Sez Me.
Hardest Trophies: Maximum Power! and The Super Orberator.
Not a hard game but having to go back after beating the game for Power Cells and Precursor Orbs took some of the fun out of the game.
Favorite Trophy: Speedy Fast.
A racing minigame I'm actually good at? YEEEESSSS!
26. Game of Thrones
Total Time to Platinum: 5 months, 1 week, 3 days.
First Trophy: Disciplinarian.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Red priest of R'hllor.
Without a doubt, this RARE Platinum from this underrated tactical RPG is the CROWN JEWEL of my trophy-hunting career. This game was right up my alley with its tactical RPG combat system but it wasn't easy to master. I owe everything to 2 things: Shemhazat's trophy guide and an unwavering belief in myself!
The game runs a side story parallel to the first book in George R.R. Martin's series and feature two distinct characters with different fighting styles to choose from. I never read the books or watched the TV series but I still enjoyed the plot of the game.
Trophy Difficulty: 7/10.
Easiest Trophy: Disciplinarian.
Hardest Trophy: Great Teamwork.
Getting Platinum includes hitting maximum level (15), going the entire game without a "guest teammate" being KO'd and finishing all side quests successfully. Get ready for a tough challenge!
Favorite Trophy: Sworn brother.
Why do I prefer Mors's ending over the other two? Play and find out!
27. Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Total Time to Platinum: 6 months, 3 weeks, 3 days.
First Trophy: Close Call.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Veteran.
This is my FIRST-EVER Platinum from a shooter. It's an easy rail-shooter where you shoot and duck enemy shots in fast-paced action. Even if you don't do well with first-person shooters, you might surprise yourself with this one.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Trigger Happy.
Hardest Trophy: Veteran.
It's a good thing this was a VERY easy shooter because I never have a good accuracy in shooting games. (How did I miss that barn? AGAIN? The barn's right in front of me!) The game was a little tricky on Veteran difficulty but you learn how to do it, one way or another.
Favorite Trophy: Trigger Happy.
I usually don't like "booby prize" trophies but I get rewarded for shooting and missing? YEEEESSSS!
28. Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
Total Time to Platinum: 2 days, 9 hours.
First Trophy: Multi-kill.
Trophy That Earned Platinum: Radio Silence.
What's the best way to follow up my first-ever FPS Platinum? Simple: score Platinum with its sequel! Like Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, it's an arcade-like rail-shooter where you shoot and duck shots in fast-paced action.
Trophy Difficulty: 3/10.
Easiest Trophy: Multi-kill.
Hardest Trophy: Radio Silence.
Like Heavy Fire: Afghanistan but a little harder with more enemies and destroying "special objects" (16 radios) in a single playthrough. Still, with enough practice, it can be done even by a "spray shooter" such as myself.
Favorite Trophy: Slaughter.
Nothing like getting 6 kills at once to make my day.
Dragon Age Origins (4 left, 87% of core game, 87% overall)
A Dark Promise, Sacreligious, Recruiter and Perfectionist are all that is left between me and Platinum on one of my all-time favorite games. Now that I have this again, I will finally finish the "evil path" and get the Platinum at long last!
Most Recent Trophy: Turning Point, 4/8/2012
Most Recent "Core Game" Trophy: Annulment Invoker, 6/7/2011
Infamous (7 left, 73%)
There is still much to do, including Evil Finish, Hard Finish, Blast Shards and Stunts. I hope to finish the job in the future.
Most Recent Trophy: Oh, You've Done This Before, 1/30/2012
Final Fantasy XIII (31 left, 5%)
I can't believe I only got 4 trophies from this, especially since my PSN name is a reference to a popular Final Fantasy weapon. Someday, hopefully.
Most Recent Trophy: Instrument of Flight, 4/28/2011
Alpha Protocol (10 left, 73%)
Another game in a long list of "Critics hate it, I love it" for me. Unfortunately, I still have some of the toughest trophies left, including Hardcore, One With The Shadows and Thorton Inc. It would be nice to finish this one as I'm one of the few who truly enjoyed all aspects of this game.
Most Recent Trophy: Pistol Mastery, 10/11/2010
3D Dot Game Heroes (36 left, 20%)
An incredible game that's incredibly difficult. It's also "Retro-meets-HD" at its finest. And I'm old enough to get the jokes! Wait, that didn't come out right!
Most Recent Trophy: Getting the Hang of It?, 7/11/2010
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (6 left, 77% of core game, 50% overall) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (36 left, 20% of core game, 14% overall)
Who didn't like Star Wars growing up? I'll try to finish the first before moving to the second one.
Most Recent Trophy (1): Sith Trials, 1/7/2012
Most Recent Trophy (2): Use The Force, Luke, 5/18/2011
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (36 left, 20% of core game, 14% overall)
This game is huge and epic. Need I say more?
Most Recent Trophy: Married, 7/13/2012
Mass Effect (4 left, 82%), Mass Effect 2 (1 left, 91% of core game, 89% overall) and Mass Effect 3 (9 left, 66% of core game, 67% overall)
An awesome series with a great story and great characters. Someday, hopefully.
Most Recent Trophy (1): Renegade, 4/7/2013
Most Recent Trophy: (2): No One Left Behind, 5/4/2013
Most Recent Trophy (3): Hard Target, 5/17/2013
Saints Row: The Third (13 left, 65% of core game, 42% overall)
I have not laughed this hard at a game EVER! I'll go back someday.
Most Recent Trophy: Double Dose of Pimping, 10/12/2012
Midway Arcade Origins (15 left, 47%)
A fun collection of old arcade hits. I'll come back someday.
Most Recent Trophy: Family Man, 12/27/2012
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (28 left, 33% of core game, 25% overall)
An incredible and epic game. I'll keep at it.
Most Recent Trophy: Diamond in the Rough, 3/2/2013
Heavy Rain (26 left, 42%)
An incredible interactive story and thrill ride. I'll definitely keep at it.
Most Recent Trophy: Smart Girl, 3/22/2013
Injustice: Gods Among Us (18 left, 51%)
A great fighting game. Someday, hopefully.
Most Recent Trophy: Buddy System, 5/8/2013
PSN 100% Club
1. Texas Cheat 'em
Fun and funny. It's a poker game with "cheat points" thrown in. Fun, easy little PSN game.
2. Gunstar Heroes
A good Sega Genesis game brought back by the Sega Vintage Collection on PSN. My only regret was that it was a little too short, but I bought it for cheap.
3. NBA 2K10 Draft Combine
Short yet fun. A small, cheap game based on the NBA Draft Combine.
Frogger is simple. The only thing simpler than the game is the 4-trophy list for it. Still, it was fun.
5. The Price Is Right
A fun time with my all-time favorite game show. Authentic pricing games and funny avatars. Seriously, nothing says cheesy like dressing your avatar in a leisure suit.
6. After Burner Climax
Easy and short. Too easy and short, especially since unlocked cheats don't nullify trophies like they normally do.
7. Blue Toad Murder Files
A brain-teaser game that's tougher than it looks. Thankfully, this site has a great trophy guide.
A great Action-RPG that is truly a PSN gem. All hail Deathspank, man of bumbling heroics and crude humor!
9. Linger in Shadows
The weirdest piece of interactive art I've ever seen. Interesting to look at, though.
10. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent
Fun time with good brain-teaser puzzles. And weird gnomes. And bad taste in hats.
11. Faery: Legends of Avalon
I'm a big fan of classic turn-based RPG combat and this is as good as it gets this generation. Enchanting story (no pun intended) and beautiful worlds make this game "simple elegance".
12. Golden Axe
An unexpected PSN 100% from the Sega Vintage Collection. One of the all-time greats in gaming.
13. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain!
Hilarious series, if a bit weird. Fun, too, in the "point-and-click" style.
14. Comix Zone
Tough but fun. An unexpected PSN 100%.
15. Back to the Future: The Game Episode 1: It's About Time
I got this during the week it was offered for free (Episode 1 only). With some help from the trophy guide, I got 100%. Now I have the other episodes (Thank you, Playstation Plus).
16. Altered Beast
Another unexpected 100% from the Sega Vintage collection. A great classic.
17. 4 Elements HD
Extremely fun "Match 3" puzzle game that's easy to learn and beautiful to look at. One of the best puzzle games this generation.
Check out my 4 Elements HD Trophy Guide as well, everyone!
18. Premier Manager
Who would have guessed that being a successful soccer GM in Europe would be so much fun? I loved every minute of this game. Easy to learn, too.
19. Final Fight: Double Impact
This game would be worth the money for Final Fight alone but throw in the lost arcade gem Magic Sword and this is a must-have on PSN. A fun, great trip down Memory Lane.
20. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep
My other 100% from Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. A tougher 100% than Episode 3 but still fun.
21. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 2: Get Tannen
Back To The Future Game series scores again for me. Fun time.
22. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 3: Citizen Brown
The plot thickens for Back To The Future Game series and for me.
23. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 4: Double Visions
Back To The Future Series hits the homestretch.
24. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 5: OUTATIME
Clean sweep of the Back To The Future Series! Great Scott!
Interactive art meets annoying yet addictive theme song. Fun, quirky little piece of art.
26. Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
I had friends in high school who were good at Magic: The Gathering. At the risk of sounding nerdy, it was my turn when I bought this game and subsequent expansion. There is no guilty pleasure like playing as the Archenemy online.
27. The Sly Collection Minigames
One of the most fun 100% in my collection. Easy to play.
The most beautiful game of ALL TIME! A unique experience unlike any other that will move one and all to tears.
29. Costume Quest
Traditional turn-based RPG meets Halloween, comedy and fun. An all-around fun time.
30. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
An unexpected PSN 100%. Fun and an easier list than most fighting games.
What a great classic from the arcades to relive. Fun time.
32. My Aquarium
A relaxing game with cute fish. You don't even have to feed them, but that would not be right!
33. World Gone Sour
Classic 2D platforming meets comedy and an exteremly lame narrator. Still fun, though.
34. Sonic the Fighters
My fastest PSN 100% ever (25 minutes), and one of the most fun.
35. Virtua Fighter 2
Another quick, easy and fun PSN 100%.
36. The Cave
Fun time with a unique sense of humor.
37. Fighting Vipers
Clean sweep of the AM2 Sega Saturn fighting game remakes! HELL YES!
Games I Hope to Play and Platinum
Final Fantasy XIII-2
I'll try this after I beat Final Fantasy XIII.
An old-school RPG I have my eye on.
Dragon Age III: Inquisition
I cannot wait to see how this series finishes. Let's hope they finish strong!
My Trophy Guides
4 Elements HD
Mass Effect 3 -- From Ashes DLC
My Lasombra Files Interview
Episode 4: Arctic Blast!
I've been thinking about ways to make this checklist "stand out" in a unique way. Since I am a minor-league pro wrestling announcer, I thought it would be fun to go back to some of the greatest moments in my trophy-hunting career with my own unique style of commentary! Let me know what you think!
WARNING: May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!
It's Icebrand's third time going through Austin/Rock from Wrestlemania XV. He just hit the next-to-last objective, Block Bottom and only needs to pin The Rock to get the medal for this match -- and a Platinum Trophy to go with it! He hits another Stunner with Austin, there's the cover, 1...2...3! HE'S DONE IT! PLATINUM! PLATINUM! PLATINUM! Icebrand1270 has scored the very first Platinum of his PS3 trophy-hunting career, and what better game to do it with than WWE Legends of Wrestlemania!
There it is now on his screen as he officially scores his first PS3 Platinum Trophy and look at the celebration on his face! He's singing along to the classic WWE song "Piledriver" from Koko B. Ware that's playing on the main menu right now! He will never forget this day! THIS IS A MOMENT!
Icebrand has killed Hyman Roth and we're waiting for the trophy to show as he drives the armored car to the safehouse compound in Godfather II. He gets to the compound, the closing cutscene has started and...THERE IT IS! It's Only Business is up and now comes the Platinum! The Godfather II is the 2nd Platinum for Icebrand1270!
Act like a Mobster, Think like a Don, Score Platinum! Great job by Icebrand!
Icebrand has been battling Nanite Nick Fury on this third playthrough of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 with just Thor and Jean Grey after Hulk and Storm were KO'd right before the boss battle. He has just one trophy left, Immortal Heroics, and if his math is correct, he needs to win this without using a revive token or reloading due to a Game Over to get it.
He's got Fury's attack pattern down perfectly... another dashing attack with Thor, Fury's out! Is that enough for Immortal Heroics? IT IS! He's done it! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2! He can't believe he's done it! What a performance!
Icebrand has just finished the Created Superstar Story in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 and the last 2 trophies should be showing soon. Nothing More To Collect...Created Superstar Story...PLATINUM! A Platinum destiny has been attained with WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 for Icebrand1270!
Icebrand has been backtracking through stages in Trine after accidentally lowering the difficulty for stages 13-15. He's already beaten stage 15 and gotten Better Than Developers out of the way. Stage 14 is complete...AND THERE IT IS! What's Next? is up and that means what's next is WAY OUT OF THE TRINE! Ladies and gentlemen, this is Platinum #5! He said he would Platinum Trine on this day and that's exactly what he did! Beautiful performance by Icebrand1270!
Icebrand continues to grind through playthroughs of Connect 4 on Hasbro Family Game Night and...wait, Connect 4 Master...Full House...GAMES MASTER! Icebrand1270 opens the year with a Platinum Trophy from Hasbro Family Game Night! The ultimate in board game fun is the 6th Platinum of his career!
It's been over 2 hours since Icebrand1270 got Can You Dig It? in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection and he guaranteed he would get Yatta! and the Platinum to go with it. He continues to try his luck with Robotnik in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and here we go again.
Icebrand fills the side columns, looking for the "Miracle Down Main Street" combo down the middle column and, wait a minute, wait a minute! He's hit a HUGE combo, 8 or more, and Robotnik is buried! Robotnik has only 4 open squares, Robotnik can't get a match, IT'S OVER! YATTA! YATTA! YATTA! There is Yatta! and here comes Platinuminary, the Platinum Trophy for Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection! THE PLATINUM DROUGHT IS OVER!
This was just his second trophy-enabled game when he first had it in February of 2009. He first scored a trophy for this on February 11, 2009 with Garden Gnomes. So much has happened since his last Platinum, including a near-death due to a vein rupture, and you just see what it means to him, with tears streaming down his face, to have a Platinum once again! The "one that got away", his initial trophy-hunting spark, is now the 7th Platinum in his PS3 collection! Unbelievable!
We're almost at the end here for Icebrand as he is facing Undertaker in the VS Undertaker story in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011, using Kofi Kingston. He's hit 3 Trouble in Paradise kicks but he still can't put Undertaker away. Another chance for a finisher, going for the SOS roll this time...1, 2, 3! HE'S DONE IT! Icebrand1270 gets Streak Breaker and the Platinum to go with it! Christmas comes early for Icebrand!
Icebrand continues to grind through playthroughs of Mouse Trap in Hasbro Family Game Night 3 and...wait a minute, Acheesement is up and that means he's...there it is, Game Night God! Icebrand1270 Platinums Hasbro Family Game Night 3! Board game fun meets Platinum Trophy in January once again!
Icebrand has been tearing through the online competition in WWE All Stars with Sheamus as his current choice of wrestler and he's in another match now. He's already gotten up from a finisher and he's back on the attack...looking for Pale Justice...HE NAILS IT! KO WIN! That should make 50 online wins...and there it is, Main Eventer and the Platinum to go with it! Icebrand1270 now has 10 Platinums in his career, thanks to WWE All Stars! OH YEAH!
Icebrand has been grinding the last few trophies in TV Superstars and all he needs is Big Beat Kitchen: Maximum Meatballs! to score Platinum. He's scored at least 6 gold medals on this session; is it enough for Platinum? IT IS! That means...here it is, True TV Superstar! Icebrand1270 scores his FIRST-EVER Playstation Move Platinum with the ultimate in comedy and party on PS3, TV Superstars! INDEED!
Just to recap the current situation on L.A. Noire, ladies and gentlemen: Icebrand has gotten all the collectibles, done all the street crimes and 5-starred every case. All he has to do now is beat the game and he'll score Platinum on this incredible game.
The closing scenes have played out, the credits are rolling...Moth To A Flame...The City Of The Angels...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed one of the greatest games of all time, L.A. Noire!
Icebrand has said before that it's rare for an "innovative" game to be good and rare that a game lives up to the hype as well as L.A. Noire does but that it's even rarer that he does well with a "AAA" blockbuster game. Tonight, Icebrand proved that he can Platinum a "AAA" blockbuster game as he has done just that with L.A. Noire! Congratulations, Icebrand!
Icebrand is just one trophy away from a Dragon Age II Platinum; all he needs is Mage Hunter. He's agreeing with Knight-Commander Meredith in her debate with First Enchanter Orsino...AND THERE IT IS...Mage Hunter and The Ultimate Reward! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Dragon Age II!
The promise of an RPG Platinum has finally been fulfilled! Icebrand has loved RPGs since the first Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger and now his RPG Platinum Destiny has been fulfilled! Congratulations Icebrand!
Icebrand is one trophy away from an X-Men Destiny Platinum and he's up against Bastion with Aimi...one Scattershot more should do it...HE NAILS IT! Omega Level Mutant...Homo Superior! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed X-Men Destiny! What a dominating display by Icebrand!
Icebrand is closing in on a WWE '12 Platinum and is one match away from finishing the Road To Wrestlemania Hero Episode...He's just completed it...THERE IT IS! Platinum Trophy for WWE' 12! 15 Platinums, 5 of them from WWE games! He's holding up 10 fingers and now 5, symbolizing 15 Platinums and 5 WWE game Platinums! He is Bigger, Badder, Better! OH HELL YEAH!
Icebrand is closing in on a Trine 2 Platinum and he's up to the carnivorous plant and...there's one team member eaten, two, three! A Floral Feast...TRINE 2 HARD! The easiest Platinum in PS3 history is also the fastest Platinum in Icebrand1270's history, and its name is Trine 2!
Just to remind everyone here that Icebrand is trying to Platinum Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken less than 6 hours after coming home from a local hospital with multiple right forearm fractures. He's looking at surgery to repair the damage in the near future and he's risking further damage but he said earlier that it was "the only way I know to calm myself down".
So far he's taken down a number of trophies, including Own Pharmacy, Revolutionary Fighter and Fear The Spur. All he needs is to brainbug Putzki and he'll have Bird Brained and the Platinum to go with it!
Here we go...he sets it up...Putzki is brainbugged...Bird Brained is up...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken with a badly broken right arm! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I JUST SAID THAT!
Broken arm and all, Icebrand came to fight, Icebrand came to play! His body is broken but his spirit is soaring! What a true triumph of the soul for Icebrand! What a moment!
Icebrand has just completed his 50th playthrough of Hasbro Family Game Night 4 and we should be seeing...Super-Star and the Platinum Trophy to go with it! Icebrand 1270 has scored yet another Hasbro Family Game Night Platinum, this time Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show! YES! YES! YES!
Icebrand is unlocking the last vault in Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus and THERE IT IS! Greedy Racoon...TRUE THEVIUS RACOONUS! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus and that means 2 PLATINUMS IN A SINGLE MONTH! He FINALLY scores 2 Platinums in the same month! What a moment in his career! Unbelievable!
Icebrand has beaten InFamous 2 on Hard and is watching the credits...here it comes...Pain Builds Character...INFAMOUS 2 PLATINUM TROPHY! The first Platinum Trophy on Icebrand1270's second PS3 is one of the all-time greats in gaming, InFamous 2, and it is Platinum number 20! The celebration is on!
Icebrand1270 is on the verge of a perfect game in Little League World Series Baseball 2010 and he's up to bat, up 9-0. He activates the Star Power, meaning a hit is an automatic home run and gets him a 10-0 mercy rule win and a perfect game. First pitch...he makes contact, and you can forget about catching that! 10-0 mercy-rule perfect game! No-Hitter...Perfect Game...Little League Trophy Champ! IT HAS HAPPENED! Icebrand1270 has his first-ever sports game Platinum and its name is Little League World Series Baseball 2010!
Icebrand just got his 10th online win in Monopoly Streets and that means...there it is, Taking Over the World and the Platinum to go with it! Icebrand1270 has finally scored Platinum with Monopoly Streets!
Icebrand is on his 71st playthrough of Wheel of Fortune with only Instant Millionaire! standing between him and Platinum. He's at the Bonus Round with the Million Dollar Wedge, solves the puzzle, is it? IT IS! ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Instant Millionaire...Wheel Fanatic! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum for Wheel of Fortune and is just the 4th PS3Trophies.com member to do it! OH HELL YEAH!
Icebrand is looking for the last "hidden event" in Sleeping Dogs so that he can get the last 3 trophies and score a Christmas Eve Platinum. He's at the mall in Central Hong Kong and he seems to have found it. He removes the loiterer... Event Planner...Pure Gold...Chief Inspector...HONG KONG LEGEND! Christmas Eve has found Icebrand1270 with Platinum number 24, Sleeping Dogs! Shake up the happiness, wake up the happiness, it's a Christmas Platinum! Merry Christmas!
Icebrand has been trying for over 2 hours now to find the last Precursor Orb in Jak and Daxter: the Precursor Legacy and if he does, he'll finally have 25 Platinum Trophies on his record. He knows it's in the Spider Caves but he doesn't know exactly where it is.
He's on the swing poles, jumps straight up instead of forward and...wait a minute, wait a minute! That's the last Precursor Orb! He's yelling "I got it!" and here it comes, The Super Orberator...Top of the Heap! PLATINUM NUMBER 25! The long-awaited milestone of 25 Platinum Trophies has come true for Icebrand1270! Icebrand! Icebrand! Icebrand!
Icebrand is closing in on the rare Platinum that is Game of Thrones and is on the final chapter again, this time as Alester Sarwyck. He's just beaten Mors Westford in a duel and we're going through the closing cutscenes. Red priest of R'hllor is up...Platinum trophy! Icebrand1270 scores a rare Platinum Trophy with Game of Thrones! The CROWN JEWEL of Icebrand's collection, the GREATEST MOMENT of Icebrand's career, is right now!
Icebrand is closing in on Platinum for Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. If he gets it, he'll have his first-ever first-person shooter Platinum! He's got the rocket launcher aimed at the Hind chopper again...lines it up...THE HIND IS DOWN! Get out of the chopper, get into my Platinum locker! Veteran is up...Platinum Trophy! Ladies and gentlemen, the glass ceiling has just shattered! Icebrand1270 has FINALLY gotten a Platinum from a first-person shooter in Heavy Fire: Afghanistan! What a moment!
Icebrand has been relentlessly destroying the "special object" radios in Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear and he needs just one more to close the deal and score Radio Silence and the Platinum Trophy to go with it. He's at the final stage on Veteran difficulty and he's got the final radio in his sights...he shoots it down...Radio Silence...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has followed up one FPS Platinum with another, the sequel to Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear!
1. Free Fallin', Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, 12/27/2008
100. Gun Smuggler, The Godfather II, 4/10/2009
250. Wheel Collector, Astro Tripper, 6/10/2009
500. Superior Intel, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, 9/28/2009
1,000. Apprentice Digger, Digger HD, 4/13/2010
1,500. Vandal, Alien Breed: Impact, 10/19/2010
2,000. I Got Your Back, Dragon Age II, 3/14/2011
2,500. Area 9 Clear, Galaga Legions DX, 8/2/2011
3,000. Blown To Bits, Dead Nation, 12/18/2011
3,500. Remote Trigger, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, 5/22/2012
4,000. Discovered Sledge's Safe House, Borderlands, 9/20/2012
4,500. They Need A Hero... Again, Midway Arcade Origins, 12/25/2012
5,000. No Joke, Devil May Cry 2 HD, 3/29/2013
One of the 1st 50 on this site to Platinum
WWE Legends of Wrestlemania (#15).
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (#42).
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 (#25).
WWE All Stars (#48).
TV Superstars (#29).
WWE '12 (#47).
Little League World Series Baseball 2010 (#37).
Wheel of Fortune (#8).
Game of Thrones (#47).
Most trophies in 1 day: 42, 10/20/2012.
Most trophies in 1 month: 212, December of 2012.
Most trophies in 1 year: 1,526, 2012.
Number of games Platinumed within 7 days: 11.
Number of months with 100 or more trophies: 27.
Number of months with 150 or more trophies: 6.
Most consecutive months with 100 or more trophies: 11.
Number of months with 2,000 or more trophy points: 29.
Number of months with 3,000 or more trophy points: 12.
Most trophy points in one month: 4,320, December of 2012.
Most consecutive days with a Trophy: 43, 3/3/2012-4/14/2012.
Months with at least 1 Gold Trophy: 54 out of 54.
Most consecutive months with a Platinum Trophy: 4 (twice).
Most Platinum Trophies in 1 month: 2 (3 times).
Other Fun "Did You Know?" Facts
1. I was challenged by a friend to get the WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Platinum "within a week" and got it within two days. I told him "I smell Platinum!" which is my battle cry to this day.
2. I beat Chrono Trigger, a legendary SNES RPG, on my 16th birthday. On my 32nd birthday I earned the last DLC Trophy (The Take) from Dragon Age 2, earning 100% completion honors.
3. The only date on the calendar that I have never earned a trophy is October 25th.
4. My favorite thing to do after earning a Platinum Trophy is playing music on Youtube.
A Thank-You to everyone on this site who has helped me with game tips and by listening to me on these forums.
TheGeneral09: The first friend I ever had here and the man who invited me to be part of The Gimp Guru Army.
In2: For doing my 4 Elements HD Trophy Guide banner.
Athena: For doing my Trophy Checklist banner of the gorgeous Isabela from Dragon Age II.
Apokolypz: For doing my amazing sig of the first New York Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter, Johan "No-Han" Santana. By doing this for me, he allowed me to relive my days when I was a small boy watching Mets games with my late grandfather.
John3007: One of the nicest guys you will ever meet in this world. A great friend.
Denaratuck: An elite trophy guide writer and a great friend as well.
Daftprophet: Another great friend and the first to inquire about my safety after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
DragonWolfVII: Another great friend and a fellow RPG enthusiast who always encourages me to go for more Platinums.
TheMute88orl: A great friend who, by his openness about his struggles, helped me open up about mine and not be so ashamed of my past and what I struggle with.
User011010 and Great_Daze_Tazer: The 2 friends responsible for my PRO Membership. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present in 2012.
Backblast: In a pastime where 30 is considered "senior age", this 53-year-old gamer shows that you are never too old to pursue your passion. I can only hope to have that fire still in me when I'm 50, like this ageless gamer.
Esben-sej: The man who approved my membership into the First Achievers clan, a group for people who have hit the "First 50 to Platinum" on at least 3 games. It's quite an honor.
Lasombra: The man who raised my standing by interviewing me for The Lasombra Files. It was an incredible honor. He had no way of knowing this, but the banner he chose, the cover of WWF Wrestlemania Challenge (WWE's 2nd wrestling game ever) was my first-ever wrestling game, which was a nice touch.
Shemhazat: Without his Game of Thrones Trophy Guide, my rarest Platinum would not have been possible. THANK YOU!
ONUOsFAN: Now retired from the Trophy Guide Team, he authorized and approved my first-ever Trophy Guide, TV Superstars, allowing me to live my dream of being a published writer on the Internet.
Compalicious: Not only is she one of the greatest writers of trophy guides on the planet, she authorized and approved my 4 Elements HD and Hollywood Squares Trophy Guides. She also did the banner for my Hollywood Squares Trophy Guide.
Marccap: Another incredible guide writer who authorized and approved my Mass Effect 3 From Ashes DLC Trophy Guide.
A Final Thank You to my father who gazed into my eyes as a baby and put an Atari 2600 joystick in my hand so I could play Freeway. I was a gamer from that day forward.