Mardigan's Mad Trophy Collection
A Little about Me/Gaming History
Hi my name is Tim but some just call me TJ. Iím a 45 yr old gamer who currently lives in Arkansas. Iím certainly not the best player out there but Iím also not the worst which is always good to know. Iíve been hunting trophies off and on for the last 2 years. I didn't really start trying to get Platinumís until after I went into the hospital for some testing and my heart stopped during the test. Well as you can see they brought me back and put in a pace maker which I am very happy to have. Got a month off from work because of it and decided to go for as many as I could during that time. My biggest problem is sticking with one game long enough to go for the Plat.
Iíve been gaming since the days of the Atari 2600. Iíve had, and still own, the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, DS and and XBOX (Only because of a contest that they were having with Mt Dew.) PS1 all because of Final Fantasy VII, a PS2 and of course my PS3. Iím still working on getting a Vita and plan on getting a PS4. Iím hoping to get one when it comes out or shortly after. Looking more like next year.
My Goals For 2013
Get 40 (29/30)
Reach Lvl 20 (20/20)
4000 Trophies (4000/4000)+66
My Plat Collection
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
April 25, 2011
I had a lot of fun playing this game and love the characters in it. There were only a couple sections that I had a little trouble with on crushing but other than that it really wasn't all that hard to complete. I should have had Drakes Fortune Platted first but some how it ended up being this one instead.
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
June 24, 2011
Well what else is there to do when your stuck at home for a month but to see what I can Plat during that time. I had this one sitting around in my slowly growing collection and decided to make it my first goal for my 2nd Plat. This game was a lot of fun. Love the dialog between Drake, Elena and Sully. It always kept me entertained and laughing a lot even though I was told to take it easy while stuck at home. I thought laying around all day and playing games was taking it easy.
July 6, 2011
This was one of the first games I played when I bought my PS3. A buddy let me borrow some of his games till I was able to get the one I wanted to buy. This was one of them and it was a blast to play. Claptrap I think needs to be put on some drugs to calm him down. I think the one collectible I enjoyed finding the most was the audio logs for Patrica Tannis. Each one got better than the last one. Of course my favorite character to use was Brick. Always fun to have him running around yelling for no apparent reason but to just have him yelling.
inFamous Platinum Trophy
July 17, 2011
Nothing like travelling by power lines to get where you wanted to be. Well of course electrocuting a few enemies along the was makes the trip even more enjoyable. Good story and really likable characters even though there were several times I wanted to reach through the screen and slap the crap out of Zeke then ask him what he was thinking at the time his brain decided to turn stupid. Oh yeah....I hated hunting for those stinking blast shards.
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
November 14, 2011
When I heard there was a 3rd Uncharted game coming out I checked to see if they were already doing pre orders. Unfortunately for me they weren't. lol Just like the previous 2 Uncharted games I had a blast playing this one. I think the only part that kinda annoyed me was when your playing as Drake as a kid. I think this was probably the easiest to Plat out of the series. Even the final boss really wasn't that hard. No matter, it was still a fun game.
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
The Thievius Racoonus
December 20, 2011
This was a fun and easy Plat. Nothing really hard about it at all really. This was my first time playing any of the Sly Cooper games. After playing it I wished that I had played it when it first came out of the PS2. I finally saw how I was missing out on a good game.
Sly 2: Band Of Thieves
January 19, 2012
I liked the first one so much that I went straight into the second one. Would of had the Plat sooner but there were some other games that came out that pulled me away from it. It wasn't for very long though. Another enjoyable and easy Plat.
Assassins Creed II
February 26, 2012
I bought the first one and tried to play it but had problems getting into and enjoying the game. When I first heard they were making a Assassins Creed 2 I wasn't going to get it till after it was out for a while and see what everyone said about it. I finally bought it and I was glad I did. Ezio Auditore has to be one of my top favorite game characters. Plus with it being set in Italy made it even better. The only thing I hated in the game was hunting down all those feathers. When my son wanted to try and Plat this game I just told him "have fun finding the feathers." lol
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
April 9, 2012
First I would like to say thanks to my long time friend, TheBlindMarksman, for sending me this game as a late Christmas present. He'd been playing it already and knew I would like it. What can be said about this game that hasn't been said already. I don't think I have lost myself in a game like I did with this one. There were so many days that I would start playing and then realize that I haven't eaten or drank any in almost 8 hrs but it didn't even feel like I had been playing that long. Of course I kept Lydia with me through out the game. I liked her that much. I made sure I kept her equipped with really good armor and weapons. Most of the time she would see the enemy before I would and have them dead before I had a chance to do anything. Its sad to say that I lost that save when my HDD crashed. I thought I had a backup save but unfortunately I didn't. I was lvl 54 with over 188 hrs into it. It happened right before all the DLC came out for it. One day I will go back to it and get it back to 100%.
Justice Has Been Served
April 23, 2012
Ok. This was a good game but it wasn't a horrible game. I was looking for something for a quick Plat and decided on this one. Extremely easy with no way of missing the Plat unless you just quit playing. I really like the show and figured what the hell. I was really disappointed in the voice acting in the game. Even the few that were the actual voices from the show where not great or good. If your looking for a quick and easy Plat this is one of them.
Infamous 2 Platinum Trophy
July 16, 2012
Still haven't decided if I like this game more than the first. To me it seemed like it was easier. I know finding the blast shards wasn't as hard as the first game. No matter, it was a lot of fun to play plus it was nice to see Zeke redeem himself in this game.
Captain America: Super Soldier
The First Avenger
July 29, 2012
Wanted something for a quick Plat and decided to get this. I actually liked it better than I thought I would. Definitely was a hard game and didn't take too long to get through. Happy I picked it up.
August 15, 2012
Watched a video for this online and knew right away that I wanted to play this. Love the 1940's setting and the excellent animation for the characters. Always have liked the older cars so I enjoyed myself driving around all the beautifully detailed automobiles in this game. Would love to see more games like this made.
Back To The Future
August 28, 2012
Already had this game completed 100% from the download version and bought this just so I could get a quick and easy Plat. The only thing I hated about this game was how slow paced it was.
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
September 24, 2012
Been seeing all the Lego games that were already out and figured what the hell. I was happy I bought it. Certainly an easy game just a little time consuming going for the 10,000,000,000 Lego studs. Even with that it was still fun.
Hong Kong Legend
October 9, 2012
I totally enjoyed this game. There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about it. To me the graphics, game play and voice acting were great. I really enjoyed the combat system and wish there were more games like this. Maybe there are, I don't really know. I think out of all the people in this game the one that would scare me the most would be Mrs. Chu. Definitely stay on her good side.
CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
October 15, 2012
This game wasn't horrible for what it was but it certainly wasn't even what I would call a good game. It took everything for me to play it. The pace of it was so slow that I would start to fall asleep while playing it. Some how I finished it and got the Plat for it. Never again.
Trine 2 Hard
October 22, 2012
Not a hard game but certainly a beautifully made game. Wasn't sure about it but decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
November 21, 2012
I really enjoyed playing this. People at work gave me crap for playing it say it wasn't a real video game because it was more of a point and click. That's coming from a couple guys that think the only real video games have an M rating. They thought I was joking when I said it had an M rating. I don't care what they say. This was a fun and entertaining game to play. When ever I would finish a new chapter I couldn't wait to play the next one. Can hardly wait for the next season.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Top Of The Heap
December 13, 2012
This was one of those games from the PS2 days that I had never played and decided to get it when I saw that it was coming as an HD collection of the first 3 games. An easy and fun game to play. Had a couple spots that annoyed me but I think that was mainly because I was trying to play it while I was tired and should have been sleeping.
God Of War
Trophy of Zeus
February 26, 2013
I have this game on the PS2 but never finished it. I bought this mainly just to buy it at the time. It sat on my shelf for probably 6 months before I decided to even play it. When I started to play it I wasn't even thinking of going for the Plat but finally decided to near the end of the game. Did my second run through in about 4 1/2 hrs which I was really pleased with. Out of all of it the Challenge of The Gods was my biggest hassle. I'm happy I went for it.
May 14, 2013
Another game I bought just for a quick and easy Plat. Well it was easy but not as quick as I had thought. No matter, I really enjoyed playing it. It was nice to pick from 3 characters that were created for the game.
May 20, 2013
When I first heard they where doing a reboot for Tomb Raider I was skeptical but after I saw the first trailer for it I went out and pre-ordered it the next day. Loved the whole story to it and all the characters. MP was OK but wasn't looking forward to the grind that was ahead of me. I did find a couple boosting partners for a couple trophies that just wouldn't unlock for me for some reason which was really annoying. I will admit that I did do a bunch of self boosting to get the last several levels online. I know some will look at that as cheating and some will look at it as just boosting. Even if I did it by myself. Either way I got the shiny new Plat.
Far Cry 3
Mastered The Jungle
July 10, 2013
Several people recommended this game to me so I went and bought it after work one night. Excellent $20 purchase. Thoroughly enjoyed this game and also enjoyed the co-op part of it. It was like playing through a 2nd game the way they did it. Now I'm just waiting to see if they make a Far Cry 4.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
August 7, 2013
Well another Lego game Platted and out of the way. This was another one of those buy it for no reason purchases. I really liked that they added voice acting to it and thought it was great that you got to hear the original music from the Superman movies while flying around Gotham. It actually made me smile when I first heard it on there.
Saints Row: The Third
September 9, 2013
When the game became free for PS Plus members I was kinda skeptical about it because I tried SR2 and couldn't get into it. I finally looked up some video of it and after watching several videos I went and downloaded it. This game is so over the top with everything in it. I love how when your riding as a passenger in a vehicle the person driving is usually driving everywhere but the road and they certainly wont let anything get in there way. They will run everything over. Even other cars. Now I just need the DLC to 100% it.
One Ring To Build Them All
September 26, 2013
Another Lego game that sat on the shelf for a while before I decided to play it. I think its mainly that I have to be in a certain mood to play them. I can't play two of them in a row though. I've tried and just can't do it. First Lego game that glitched on me as much as this one did. Almost made me quit but there was no way I was doing that with as close to getting the Plat as I was. Another enjoyable Lego game. Remember: "Don't tell the elf."
Above and Beyond
October 6, 2013
I really enjoyed this game. There were a few spots that gave me some trouble but I made it through them. The main area that gave me the biggest hassle was the last Challenge of The Gods. I've read in several places where people have said the challenges in this game were easier than the first GoW. I hardly had any problems with them in that game. This one made me want to throw my controller through the wall. I will admit that my son was the one that got me past the final challenge. It was even starting to aggravate him also.
The Walking Dead (Vita)
November 14, 2013
I think I enjoyed playing this on the Vita more than the PS3. Really liked how they used the touch screen for this version. I did notice that it made a lot of the areas much easier to complete. I am so ready for season 2.
Final Fantasy XIII
Instrument of Fate
Took the first steps toward challenging an unjust fate.
Discovered The Scrapyard
Discovered the scrapyard.
Compete in a race in every location.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Save Me Some Cheerleaders
Campaign: Finish zero dark thirty.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Battlefield: Bad Company
Complete 'Par For The Course' on hard
Beat the game.
Justice Has Been Served
Unlock all trophies.
The Walking Dead
Complete chapter 2 of episode 2.
Wei Of The Road
Complete all street races.
Fight or Flight
Manually trigger AR mode and destroy an enemy robot.
Linger in The Shadows
Greeting To MFX
Mfx demos are known for their distinctive, mostly experimental style, focusing on building a specific dark atmosphere. Even if they prefer the form over content, their demos often visualize a concept or short story. Mfx members can be found also in different groups like Kewlers or Synesthetics. Mfx has been awarded with many awards including the scene.org award for Most Original Concept in a Demo called "The Ballet Dancer".
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Complete Memory Sequence 6
1st Vita Plat
The Walking Dead
Earn all trophies in The Walking Dead
Currently Working On
Im trying to stick to just one or 2 games instead of jumping from one to another like I usually do. That's not going so well at the moment.
Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag - 24/51 for
Really enjoying this newest edition to the Assassins Creed series.
Grid 2 - 30/51 for
Not real good at racing games but I do enjoy playing them. Wouldn't mind getting the for it if possible.
Beyond Two Souls - 39/46 for
I hate glitching trophies. Ill come back to it later.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 13/56 for
Loved the Uncharted games on the PS3 so playing this game wasn't a hard choice. Love how they use the touch screen and touch pad and that you can tilt the system to help with aiming. I will certainly have the Plat for this game.
My Wish List
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD
Final Fantasy Lightning Returns (pre-ordered)
Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles HD (pre-ordered)
Saints Row IV
Books I've Enjoyed Reading
I've seen different types of things people have added to there check lists. TV shows, movies, Anime and a few other things. So far I haven't seen one with a book list so I decided to add one to mine. Its not a complete list but a few of my favorite series. I have a book self that is full and I really need to get another one. Yes, I prefer real books. Ones with pages and covers to them. I won't and never will by e-books. A lot of people say they are better but if something was to ever happen to where all electronics ever quit working I would still have my books to read. I know everyone has there own preference and this is the type that I prefer.
The Dark Elf Trilogy
The Icewind Dale Trilogy
Legacy Of The Drow
Paths Of Darkness
The Hunters Blade
The Cleric Quintet
Starlight and Shadows
The Elminster Series
The Sage Of Shadowdale Series
Books In Queue To Be Read