In honor of my 1200th trophy, Harrowmont's Ally from Dragon Age: Origins, I've decided to create my very own Trophy Checklist. That said, I'm not that much of a trophy whore, nor hunter. I only play games I like, or think I'll like, so you will never find the platinum for Hannah Montana or anything on here. Not that I won't play easy games though. I played Wanted: Weapons of Fate, which is a pretty easy plat, but I got it for 20 bucks and while it's by no means a masterpiece, it sure as hell was fun while it lasted. I just play games for fun. I'll only go for the platinum trophy if I think I've got a real shot at getting it, or if I'm just really close to getting it. Recently I've decided to start hunting a bit more though, because I'm running out of space on my HDD. So I wanna get the plat for a few games, and then delete them. Next, if you haven't played the games yet, you probably do not want to read the spoilers at my targets and games I've given up on. I wrote down the trophy descriptions for those I still need, and they might contain a lot of plot information you do not want to know yet. Now that that's out of the way, here it goes.
Games in which I've achieved the platinum trophy. I currently own 22 of 'em.
First Trophy: The Birth Of An Assassin, on 30/11/2009 at 23:25.
Platinum Trophy: Master Assassin, on 15/12/2009 at 23:04.
A pretty easy plat. The game itself isn't really hard either, due to your amazingly convenient ability to counter whatever your enemies throw at you. The only thing that bugged me for a while was the feathers, since I don't like to run around collecting things.
First Trophy: Paid In Fyrestone, on 27/10/2009 at 21:29.
Platinum Trophy: Borderland Defender, on 21/4/2011 at 13:28.
This game was definitely not for me. I bought it because a friend of mine recommended it to me, because I liked Fallout 3. And it does remind me of Fallout 3. Pandora looks like a cartoonified Wasteland. But it's just not as good, because there's literally zero story. Before you even get off the bus, you are already contacted by this guardian angel, who then immidiately tells you that the myth of "the Vault" is in fact real and will guide you towards it. What possible reason could she have to do that? It just doesn't make any sense. I did come across one dude in particular online who I'll never forget, even though I can't even recall his username anymore. He gave me a shield with a capacity of 2 billion. That's right. 2 freakin' billion. With that, the second playthrough to get to level 50 became really easy. So thanks, random dude I met online!
First Trophy: Last Of Your Line, on 22/12/2010 at 22:09.
Platinum Trophy: The Ultimate Reward, on 29/3/2011 at 21:53.
Great game. Great fuckin' game. The platinum trophy is a lot of work, and this is definitely a time-consuming plat, but I enjoyed every second of it. I had to play through it three times, and yet I was never bored. Basically because there's usually a lot of different approaches to each quest, so every playthrough was a little different. I do plan on getting some of the DLC though, to turn that 70% into something higher. But I don't know if I'll go all the way to 100% though...
First Trophy: Tale Within A Tale, on 3/9/2011 at 1:43.
Platinum Trophy: The Ultimate Teward, on 12/12/2012 at 22:25.
This is without a doubt one of the most disappointing sequels ever. It's right up there with The Force Unleashed II. Both sucked for me personally, because I loved the originals. There were very little highlights here. The fighting looked somewhat cooler, though it also ment having to mash X like a motherfucker, which got annoying real fast. I'll go ahead and call Isabela a highlight too. Not because I'm a perv... Well, okay. A sexy woman in your team is always a good thing. But her banter was great too. Then there was the fact that you could import a savefile from Dragon Age: Origins, but that only had minimal effects on the story. Ah, the story... Don't even get me started on that. I'm glad I'm done with it now. I probably won't be getting any of the DLC for this one. And I'm gonna hope that BioWare puts out a decent third part. Oh wait, I haven't given my opinion on the trophies yet. Well, they're not hard. But they require a shitload of grinding, which means you'll have to spend a lot more time with this piece of shit than you'd like.
First Trophy: Yellow Turbans Eliminated, on 26/4/2011 at 17:59.
Platinum Trophy: True Warrior Of The 3 Kingdoms, on 3/11/2011 at 1:33.
The Dynasty Warriors games have always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. The games themselves are by no stretch of the word 'good' in terms of gameplay, but I enjoy it nonetheless and I'm simply intrigued by the history behind the game. I had my doubts about getting this for full-price, but I eventually did and haven't had any regrets. It's full of content, and supplies many hours of gameplay. Plus, it's just a lot better than the rest of the games. It's a real leap forward for the series. As for the trophies, there's nothing hard in this game. It just takes a lot of grinding.
First Trophy: Vault 101 Citizenship Award, on 10/5/2010 at 4:50.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum Trophy, on 24/12/2012 at 23:41.
Boy, am I glad that I finally finished this one. It's great game, don't get me wrong. But once you put it down, it's very hard to get back into the swing of things. Basically, I have Skyrim to thank for this, because I didn't have money for it when it came out, and Fallout 3 was the closest I could get with my own games. All in all, it's just really time-consuming. And there's so many factors that can influence your game world, blocking some of your quests. It's insane, really. But man, oh man, what a game. Yes, it was long. But I enjoyed every minute of it.
First Trophy: Shooting Boots, on 30/9/2009 at 18:28.
Platinum Trophy: Football Legend, on 10/3/2011 at 15:01.
This is probably the platinum that I'm most proud of right now. I'm a huge fan of this series, and have been since FIFA '98. Buying these games on their release date is a must for me. It took me quite some time to get this, because I got really bored with the game. I couldn't bring myself to play more than 3, maybe 4 matches a day. Mostly because I wanted to play FIFA 11. Because of that, winning 100 matches online and playing 500 matches with my Virtual Pro took me forever. I finally got it on March 10th, which ironically was the International Day Of Awesomeness. To sum it up, it isn't hard, but it is very time-consuming and requires a lot of dedication. I have dabbled in Ultimate Team, but I just can't be bothered to open 500 packs just to get this game to 100%. I'm done with it. I've got enough DLC trophies to land a 90% rating, and that number's good enough for me.
First Trophy: New Club In Town, on 29/9/2011 at 14:33.
Platinum Trophy: Football Legend, on 20/3/2012 at 22:20.
I never actually thought I'd be going for this. But eventually I came really close. Well shit, I said, looks like I'm going for this plat after all. So, scratch what I just said about FIFA 10 (it being the platinum trophy that I was most proud of), because it's just been replaced. I must say that the FIFA 12 plat was a lot easier than the FIFA 10 plat, but this is a really expensive plat too. I mean, 100 packs in Ultimate Team? That's just greed, EA. Worst of all, this isn't the most packs that have ever been required for a trophy. FIFA 10 had one that required 500 packs. Then again, that was DLC, but it's still outrageous. Nevertheless, I'm a big fan of FIFA, and I always will be. And I enjoyed this game a lot.
First Trophy: 1.21 Gigawatts, on 5/4/2010 at 13:22.
Platinum Trophy: Trophy Of Zeus, on 14/4/2010 at 19:02.
This game is just great. I'd played it on my PS2 before, but I bought the Ultimate Trilogy Edition for the PS3, which I'm still very proud of. I've still got Pandora's Box standing next to my PS3 and TV. Very easy platinum trophy though, especially if you've already played the game and know what to look for etc. And of course Kratos just has badass written all over him, which just makes this fun to play.
First Trophy: Here There Be Monsters, on 26/12/2012 at 15:35.
Platinum Trophy: All Hands On Deck!, on 6/1/2013 at 1:51.
There's a nice little history to this one. When I was little, I was completely obsessed with Batman. And to this day, I own a shitload of LEGO. Granted, it is simply stored in the attic nowadays, but I own it nonetheless. So, my sister thought of combining the two, and got me LEGO Batman for Christmas two years ago. Originally as a joke, but little did she know I had been contemplating buying it myself for quite some time. And so, a little tradition started. I now own quite a few LEGO games. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, LEGO Rockband, and both LEGO Harry Potter games. This was the first one I played that had trophies though, having barely touched Harry Potter. I got it this Christmas, and played through it almost entirely in co-op with her boyfriend. And it was great. The trophies aren't hard at all. They just take a second play of each level, as with every LEGO game. And that really isn't any punishment.
First Trophy: Viva La Resistenza!, on 26/9/2010 at 2:29.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum Trophy, on 3/4/2011 at 20:27.
This is a game that I was totally not following. I had heard of it, but never looked into it. Until two of my colleagues (at different jobs, mind you) wouldn't shut up about it. I decided to do some research, got myself a little psyched for it... and was sourly disappointed. The story was a little random to me, it was a little boring, and it was way too short. I didn't think it was worth the €60 I paid for it. That's not to say it's a bad game. It captures the atmosphere amazingly well, the graphics are pretty slick too and the main characters are also quite interesting, and funny. The best part, by far, was the car ride home in Chapter 7, when Joe and Eddie decide to sing along to the radio. That cracked me up. Even though I thought Joe was pretty annoying at first, he grew on me. So much, that I was at a loss for words at the ending. In time, I grew more and more towards this game. It may not have met my expectations, so I may have been a bit harsh, but I learned to cut it some slack, and I enjoyed going back to it for the trophies, which are not that hard, by the way. I have not yet played the DLC, have in fact not even touched the voucher yet, but I am going to start downloading Jimmy's Vendetta as we type. And I think I will download Joe's adventures too at some point. Just to round out this saga, which I have come to love. Like. As a friend.
First Trophy: Ultimate Power, on 7/1/2013 at 18:01.
Platinum Trophy: All-Star Legend - You've Only Done Everything, on 10/1/2013 at 23:10.
I was one of the sceptics when this came out. Sure, the idea was great. I love Super Smash Bros. and I love characters like Kratos, Nathan Drake, Jak & Daxter, Cole McGrath and whatnot. So having a game like this seemed awesome. But I knew they'd want to do things differently. And I was not sure about some of the decisions they made. Like not having health bars, and everything being based on supers. And it takes some getting used too, that's true. I still feel like it would've been cooler if there were more dangers than just the supers. I mean, some of the stages are interactive, you'll have giant creatures trying to slam you into the ground or rockets being fired towards you. And that's all neat, except they can't kill you. There's literally no consequence to taking a rocket to the face. Overall, this is an enjoyable game though. And the trophies are a piece of cake, really. I mean, I've only had it for three days and already platted it. That's weekdays, mind you. So I haven't even spent crazy amounts of time with the game yet. One final point of criticism though, the lack of a decent story mode. There's arcade, where you look at pictures with a voiced dialogue, which is a crappy thing to do in any game. Then there's a small cutscene when you reach stage 7 and fight your rival, but those can pretty much be ignored because they don't add anything to the game. And then you get to the final stage, and you fight... A giant floating head. No, rather, you fight 3 random opponents just like you've been doing all along. First you fight one. You kill it, the head drops down. Then you beat it. It goes back up. Two other characters spawn. You beat them. The head drops again. You beat it. It goes up again. All three characters are respawned. You beat them. The head lowers again. You beat it. You win. Seriously, in all 20 arcade playthroughs it took to get the platinum, I have never once been at risk because of the boss, because he simply cannot kill you. It can't be done. It's completely uninspired, and I feel that surely they could've come up with something better. Taking another look at Super Smash Bros., they have an entire story to play through with dozens of side-scrolling stages. You could play that for hours. That's what this needs. And an insane final boss. So you get a feeling of achievement, which is completely lacking now in the singleplayer. I'd say, play some offline to get the hang of it, and then stick to the multiplayer.
First Trophy: That Government Boy, on 18/1/2011 at 19:46.
Platinum Trophy: Legend Of The West, on 16/4/2012 at 2:19.
I never expected to go for this platinum. At first I didn't even like the game that much. I remember a lot of friends telling me about this. I had heard of Red Dead Revolver before, but I had never played it and did not know that a sequel was in the works. But since I had bought GTA IV, and pretty much hated that game because of it's setting, I wasn't sure about this one. I had never been much for westerns to begin with. Then I started watching some of them. Most noticably The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. And I thought that movie was great. I went out to buy both RDR and a Blu-Ray copy of the movie the next day. But still, I didn't really enjoy the game. Nor the multiplayer. But then another friend of mine bought a PS3, and he got RDR too. So we fired up the multiplayer. And that's when I fell in love with the game, online and offline. Heck, one of my nicknames right now is El Búfalo. I'll let you guess three times where that came from... I can't even begin to mention all the crazy stuff me and my buddies have been through in this game. And there's just so much to do online too. From freeroaming, to PVP, to zombie survivals, to poker. It really is brilliant. The trophies seem hard, but they really aren't. 100% completion? Piece of cake if you know what it means. And the online trophies? I'd like to refer you to a song by The Beatles, called With A Little Help From My Friends. Or, y'know, the 2012 remake called With A Little Help From The PS3T Boosting Threads. Eventhough I didn't need them for this game. I like that some of the trophies are a bit gimmicky too, like putting a hogtied woman on a railroad and watching her get overrun by a train. Classic!
First Trophy: Dead Presidents, on 12/11/2011 at 16:16.
Platinum Trophy: Kingpin, on 20/11/2011 at 0:47.
Gotta be honest. I wasn't a big fan of the series first. I thought it was just a GTA rip-off. And, well. I jumped in at the second game. A friend told me it was a great co-op experience, and we were kinda looking for something new since Red Dead Redemption had gotten old. And it had a completely different air about it than GTA. The main word was possibility. You wanna surf on cars? You can. You wanna streak? You can. You wanna smoke weed 'til you cough up a longue? You can. I got really into it. So I pre-ordered The Third. And it did not disappoint. It's even more insane, and it's got tons of references to for example Spider-Man (I mean, c'mon. If Oleg isn't the Kingpin, then who is?), Assassin's Creed, Tron, James Cameron's Avatar, Star Wars and many more. It's a game that doesn't take itself too serious. And neither should you. Yes, it's different than the second one. The customisation is more limited in my opinion. But it is a great game. It shows that realism is not always the way to go, which is exactly what makes this so different from GTA. Whereas that series has gotten more realistic over time, Saints Row just got more and more insane. It's a relatively easy plat too. There's nothing out of the ordinary, just mopping up all activities.
First Trophy: Worst Day-Shift Manager Ever, back when I did not have a PSN account.
Platinum Trophy: 100% Complete, on 14/4/2011 at 1:37.
I'm a big fan of Star Wars. Have been ever since I was a kid. And since I grew up with The Phantom Menace, I don't even think it's bad. Nor do I think that about the new trilogy. And I also loved this game. The plat itself is time-consuming, and Sith Master difficulty is insane. So I'm very proud of this platinum trophy, though I wouln't place it above FIFA 10. The story was brilliant. I loved how they tied the two trilogies together and told a separate story as well. Though at the end it seems a bit too much like Return Of The Jedi for my taste. What with the Emperor encouraging you to kill Vader and take your rightfull place at his side to rule the galaxy together and all. Also I've been hearing a lot of complaints about the controls. For me, they worked just fine. But maybe the Force is just strong within me.
First Trophy: Ghost Vanquisher, on 2/11/2009 at 20:11.
Platinum Trophy: Tekken Fanatic, on 9/11/2009 at 16:25.
Let me start by saying that while it does say 9/11, that's European style and it's actually November 9th, not September 11th. This was my first platinum, and not really a hard one at that. But I love the Tekken games. I have put hours upon hours in each of them. This one however, not so much. Maybe it's because the platinum trophy was so easy. Whatever it was, I haven't played this nearly as much as I've played Tekken 5 on the PS2. What also might be a factor is that you can only level up to 1st Dan offline. After that you'll have to go online, which I don't like to do. I like playing offline or against friends a lot more. But to each his own, I guess. That does not mean that I do not like this game or do not return to it every now and then to kick some virtual butt though.
First Trophy: Baby Steps, on 24/04/2012 at 1:25.
Platinum Trophy: Master Of Simology, on 30/11/2012 at 2:31.
The Sims have always been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I know most hardcore gamers shy away from this, but I really like customising stuff, and these games are basically the pinacle of customisation. I picked it up for a fair price, started playing, took a look at the trophy list and decided it was all pretty basic stuff. Nothing too hard here, just a shitload of grinding. The 1000 wishes are by far the most time-consuming, but if you stick to easy ones, you'll get there pretty fast. My tip? Create a tidy Sim, he or she will pretty much want to clean something daily. And multiple things at that. Do the dishes, make the bed, clean the entire house, all that. And make him or her Good too, that way the Sim will want to donate to charity too on a daily basis. The wishes stack up pretty quickly that way. Combined with the others Sims in your household of course. Big families mean more wishes, obviously. Either way, it took me 7 months of on and off gaming, but I finally took care of it.
First Trophy: Out Of The Frying Pan, on 22/02/2013 at 21:05.
Platinum Trophy: The Walking Dead, on 27/02/2013 at 12:51.
The walking dead... I'm not really big on 'em. I don't really like zombies. In anything. Movies, comics, tv shows, games, you name it. And then The Walking Dead came along. I picked up on the show extremely late, my sister said I should just give it a shot. Despite my dislike of zombies. I then proceeded to watch the entire first and second season, and whatever was already broadcast of the third season. I'm now an avid follower of the show, even though I'm still not that psyched about zombies. RDR's Undead Nightmare is pretty much the only other game I've played with zombies in it. But, maybe two weeks back, I saw Pewdiepie play this game. And I thought it was pretty awesome. A lot like Heavy Rain, which I also loved. And then I went into the Store, and saw that it was also on sale. €20,- for all five episodes. Awesome, I said, and bought it immediately. As you can see, I wasted no time and finished one episode each day. It's so simple, yet so awesome. As for the trophies, they're probably the easiest out there. All you have to do is play. No specifics, nothing. Just end each chapter. However you wish. Your choices don't affect them. So, you get a game in which your choices have a lot of effect, except on the trophies. Now that's a sweet deal.
First Trophy: 50 Kills: AK-47, back when I did not have a PSN account.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum, on 17/1/2010 at 03:02.
Drake's Fortune is an amazing game. I simply can not put it any other way. The trophy itself is reasonable. Some may find Crushing too hard, but I'm not one of them. Though this game certainly is harder than it's sequel. But what's more important is that not only the game itself is fun to play, but the trophies are also fun to get. And I thought the same of those in Among Thieves. I hope they keep that up in Drake's Deception, which is a no-brainer for me. I HAVE to have that! Also, this game has some great graphics. Even now, they're some of the best out there. I found myself literally captivated with the first puddle of water I came across, and spent about half an hour just rolling through it and watching Nate dry. I thought it was amazing. I haven't had this much fun with in-game water since running around in Croft Manor in Tomb Raider III and finding Lara's private pool.
First Trophy: First Treasure, on 24/10/2009 at 23:12.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum, on 8/12/2009 at 18:14.
Like I said, Drake's Fortune is amazing. And Among Thieves is even better. It's more of the same, but bigger and better at the same time. Not that I have to tell any PS3-owner this, of course. Anyone who owns one and does not at least admit that this is a masterpiece even though it might not be for him is simply lying. To me, it's the best PS3 game I've ever played. The game's amazing, the trophies are fun and not all that hard to obtain and the two online trophies are more of a way to introduce you to the new mode rather than a way to force you to put hours into it. And the online is amazing in it's own right. This is one of the few games I do take online. I even have all the DLC. This is without a doubt my favourite PS3 game. Unfortunately, none of my PS3-owning friends have it. They're only into FIFA and FPS. As for the graphics. Well. What Drake's Fortune did with water, Among Thieves did with snow. And Drake's Deception probably will with sand. I just know it.
First Trophy: First Treasure, on 3/11/2011 at 2:10.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum, on 10/11/2011 at 2:03.
I've been waiting for this game for a long, long time. And now that it's here, I'm having the time of my life with it. It's absolutely beautiful, but there are quite a lot of plotholes. Like, what's up with Talbot? He can survive being shot and can apparently disappear at will. And the decaying goon you find in the chateau? It could be a prelude to the spiders, but shouldn't the chateau be swarming with 'em then? At least the room where you find the body. But then again, they only ever appear in crypts. Either way, this is a great game. And really a lust for the eyes. I must say that Among Thieves is still my favourite of the trilogy though. I finished it pretty quick, but that was because I just couldn't stop playing. Now that I've got the plat, I'm gonna hit up the multiplayer, because I have not played it that much yet.
First Trophy: I Am In Control, on 10/12/2010 at 12:29.
Platinum Trophy: Wanted Master, on 17/12/2010 at 23:39.
This is a short game. But it was fun while it lasted. I loved the film, and so I also loved the game. It's not really a masterpiece, but curving bullets etcetera gives this game exactly what it needs to stay interesting as you play it. It never gets really hard though, since you can basically shoot anyone even when they're behind cover, whereas they can not. And the trophies aren't that hard either, though it will take a few playthroughs. I believe it was four. And that's the minimum. I know I did more than that. And still it only took me a week to plat.
First Trophy: Quick Killer, on 27/8/2010 at 16:52.
Platinum Trophy: Platinum, on 1/4/2011 at 1:51.
It took me a while, but I finally did it. I found the single dog tag that I'd missed and earned the platinum trophy. The game itself is once again very short, in my opinion. Then again, it is a movie-based game. That said, it doesn't follow the same story. You might say that's a good thing, since the movie itself didn't do Wolverine's actual origin justice, but the game's story is even more messed up. It's bended in absurd ways, just to shove more and more enemies your way. In terms of graphics, it's also just average. But the regeneration is fun to look at, at least for a while. And yet, I don't think this was such a bad game. If anything, I thought it was a bit of a retro game, like the Spider-Man games for the original PlayStation. I don't know why, but it made me think of the days where stories did not yet bother all that much, and having simply entertaining gameplay was enough. Also, the little nod towards Lost was something I could appreciate, being a major fan of the series. What it comes down to is, if you're looking for a reasonably easy plat, this is at least an entertaining and adult way to get one, what with the gore and all. Yes, Hannah Montana, I'm looking at you.
These are the games I am still trying to plat, actively or not. In the spoilers you'll be able to see which trophies I still need.
- Achieve 24 medals on combat challenges
- 100% complete
So yeah... The dreaded combat challenges. I've got most of them, now it's just perfecting my scores. I just got it back from a friend who wanted to borrow it, so hunting season is opened once more....
- Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Wonder Woman
- Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Superman
- Achieve level 30 as an acrobat
- Achieve level 30 as a flyer
- Achieve level 30 as a villain mentored by Circe
- Achieve level 30 as a villain mentored by Lex Luthor
- Achieve level 30 as a villain mentored by the Joker
None of these trophies are really hard to get, they're just time-consuming. But they are stackable, to an extent. For instance, I've already gotten to level 30 as a speedster hero mentored by Batman. That's two trophies at once. I'm already at level 30 with my second playthrough, a flyer villain mentored by Circe. And I'm also working on my acrobatic hero mentored by Wonder Woman. The catch with these however is that you can only get the trophies with a subscription. Mine's expired right now, but I can still play the game and work towards these. I just need to get another month subscription to unlock the trophies afterwards. But I love this game, and eventually, I'll get there.
- Beat the Challenge of the Titans
- Collect all Uber Chests
The reason I haven't gotten this trophy yet is that I can't seem to finish the last Challenge of the Titans, where I need to beat all the enemies without getting hit. It's insane. As for the Uber Chests, I missed just one of them, and ironically I did nab it on the PS2. I don't feel like playing through the entire game again just to collect those three chests, especially since that would still leave me with that Challenge. I've tried and tried and tried over and over again, but I just can't do it. I'm not gonna stop trying though, no matter how many controllers it might take me, haha.
- Beat the Challenge of Olympus
- Beat Titan Mode
- Beat the Labyrinth without dying or failing
I'm busy with this one too, though a lot less active. Mainly because I want to nab the God Of War II platinum first, before getting this one. Though this is actually less work.
- The Bear - Take the best route on the highway
- Clean Manfred's shop of evidence + Let Lauren, Hassan and Kramer die + Kill Madison and Jayden + Origami Killer free
- See all endings
What's mostly putting me off here is that some of them mean replaying large chunks of the game. Plus, I've tried to get the best route on the highway with at least three different guides now, and it just never seems to work. I also played through it for a second time to get the Perfect Crime trophy, but because I went for the Nerd trophy in the same run, I ended up with Norman discovering the identity of the killer. Even though he was the only one to make it to the warehouse and I made sure he didn't live to tell the tale, I guess having all the evidence kinda fucked up Scott's Perfect Crime. So I'll have to replay most of the game yet again. But I'll get it, eventually. Mostly because I really want the trophy for this game, 'cause it blew my mind.
- Collect 75% of the prize bubbles on the story levels
- Complete a level online with 3 other persons who are on your friends list
- Win a 4-player game
- Complete all the main path story levels
- Collect all the prize bubbles on the story levels
- Complete all story levels without dying, with the exception of those levels that only end when you die
- The levels you have published were hearted by 50 or more people and you were hearted by 30 or more people
- Play 150 community levels, tag 50 community levels and heart 10 community levels
As you can see, I haven't even finished the story mode. Or whatever you crazy kids are calling it these days... I've always wanted to say that. The game itself just bores me, I suppose. I can't sit through more than 3 or 4 levels a time, so it's progressing very, very slowly. I don't expect to get this before I turn 30... Which is in 10 years.
- Win an Events Mode session with four players competing
- Unlock all available sporting accessories
- Earn 20 medals in a single Olympic Games Campaign
- Earn the Gold medal in every event of a medium or hard Olympic Games mode campaign
- Beat your own personal best in every event possible, irrespective of gender
- Perform 10 Power Shots in a Table Tennis match
- Distance run over career is 42.195km
- Win a total of 5 Gold medals in Online Quick Matches or Online Custom Matches
- Complete a Challenge Set with 4 players
- Earn 9 Challenge Stars in a single Challenge Set
- Complete all Challenge Sets for any controller type
I really like this game. I was of course just as entranced by the Olympics as the rest of the world. And being Dutch, there was also reason enough for me to cheer. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Epke Zonderland, anyone? Anyway, this game is great. Sure, it's not the best out there, but get a few guys on a bench with you, and you'll have a great time. And the online is great, too. As for the trophies, it involves a lot of record breaking. Which can be hard. But I'll get this eventually, with a little help from my friends.
- Awarded for single-handedly winning a League Title in [League/Cup].
- Awarded for being named World Footballer Of The Year in [Become A Legend].
- Awarded for being named Club Captain in [Become A Legend].
- Awarded for learning to play in another position in [Become A Legend].
- Awarded for acquiring a New Skill in [Become A Legend].
- Awarded for becoming a UEFA Champions League Winner in [Master League].
- Awarded for winning the League, UEFA Champions League and League Cup in a [Master League] season.
- Awarded for being the Greatest Owner within the Beautiful Game in [Club Boss].
- Awarded for winning your first [Quick Match]. No disconnections permitted.
- Awarded for your first win in an [Online Competition].
- Awarded for joining your first [Online Community].
- Awarded for making your first ever signing in [Master League Online].
I'm taking my time, and really enjoying this. Don't get me wrong, I still prefer FIFA by miles, but PES is better when it comes down to creating your own stuff. Be A Pro doesn't stand a chance against Become A Legend, and the detail in creating your own club is also in PES' advantage. Creating your own kits and stadiums for instance. And the online trophies are a lot milder than FIFA's. It's just a lot of firsts, and not play 100 of these matches etc. So yeah, both gaves have their pro's and cons. Because FIFA definitely wins in gameplay. And licenses of course. I mean, come on Konami. Just lay down a wad of cash for once so we can all get rid of teams like North London, Man Blue, Merseyside Red etc. and just play with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. On the flip-side, the Dutch Eredivisie has got a lot more detail than in FIFA. So that's awesome for me. More players with their own face instead of generic ones with generic hairstyles, that kind of stuff. But that's all the time I'm gonna spend on the ever raging war between these two franchises.
- Complete "Revealing The Unseen"
- Complete "The Eye Of Magnus"
- Complete 10 side quests
- Clear 50 dungeons
- Read 50 Skill Books
- Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts
- Learn 20 shouts
It goes without saying that this is an amazing game. There's just so much to do. Which is why this is probably gonna progress very slowly. I know that if I just work towards these trophies, I can have the plat in no time, but I just get distracted a lot. Either way, I like that Bethesda just gives you these very straight-forward trophies. No bullshit, just complete quests. They did that in Fallout too. I like it. Anyway, the one thing that's gonna cost me the most time is collecting the Daedric Artifacts. I think...
Games I've Given Up On
These are the games that I have stopped trying to plat, for various reasons. In the spoilers you'll find the reason for each game.
I've got three words for you. Online World Cup. That is the only thing I know I'll never achieve. The other trophies aren't that bad. They live up to the FIFA standard of not being hard, but mostly time-consuming. Besides, I don't have that much need to look back on the World Cup 2010, since I'm Dutch... Damn you, Iniesta! Damn you! And also, the servers have been taken down as of December 6th 2011.
Again, multiplayer. The concept is cool, but only for an hour or so. A bit more variation would've been nice. And I didn't feel like collecting all of the Borgia flags because I already knew that the online trophies were gonna stop me from getting this.
My OCD kicks in here. As with God Of War, I don't want to get the platinum for this game, unless I've got the platinum for the previous game. And since I've given up on Brotherhood, I've given up on Revelations by default.
Once again, online trophies ruin it for me. Not because I wouldn't play this online. Au contraire, mon frère. Or soeur, for all the girls out there. You may not have numbers, but I know you're there.. Anyway. I liked the stage battles. The way they did those was very creative and funny at the same time. Unfortunately, I have never even encountered a single person online. These are the times when I hate living in the Netherlands.
The reason I've given up on this one, despite being a major DBZ fan, is again online. Earning 30 titles? That's a bit too Street-Fighter-IV-ish for me. Winning an online tournament? Hell no. I mean, I thought I was pretty good at this. But every time I take this online, I get my ass handed to me. And there's a trophy based on pure luck. That never sits well with me...
Once again, the online trophies are the gamebreakers for me. 50 matches for one and the same Pro Club is not my cup of tea. Nor is winning the online cup with a Pro Club. Ironically, the 100 online wins trophy that was such a drag for me on FIFA 10 has been changed to playing 100 matches here. But I already know I'm not gonna go for this one. I've just finished the 500 matches on FIFA 10 too, I do not feel like playing them again here. For now, that is. Even then, I don't see myself getting the online trophies any time soon, or ever for that matter.
Update: I might just be going for this plat after all. I've been playing a lot of Pro Clubs matches in FIFA 12, and the 50 matches are a cakewalk. After that, the only trophy that's really bothering me here is winning the online cup, which I've already done in FIFA 12. I'm waiting for it's price to drop so a friend of mine can buy it, or until he can borrow it from someone.
You have to have been in a coma to not know that this FF got some very mixed reactions. Personally, I did not enjoy it. At first. But I kept playing, because I was intrigued by the story. It was the lack of freedom that I missed. However, while I liked it, I do not feel like grinding for hours for every single weapon and accessory in the game.
My reason here is also very simple. I want to like this game. I really do. But every time I put it in my PS3 and take a look at that slightly overweight, balding Serbian dude I realize; I don't like this game. It's just not as great as San Andreas was. And it's mostly because of the setting. It just doesn't suit me. I do play a few missions every now and then though, so I probably will finish it sometime. I'm just not gonna go for the platinum. But Little Jacob cracks I and I up, seen me bred'ren?
Expert is out of my league. And even if I did learn to pull that off, I do not have a drum kit or a microphone at my disposal...
Same story as Guitar Hero 5.
Unlike [PROTOTYPE], I did like this game. A lot. It was my first PS3 game, as a matter of fact. I was comparing PS3 prices everywhere, but when I saw the inFamous bundle, I just bought it, because I really wanted this game. And it delivered. But I'm just missing 2 blast shards that I can not find. I've used maps to find 'em, more than once. But all my attemps were unsuccesfull. And then there's the stunts. I only need to do one more one my evil savefile (the aerial stickybomb), which I have already done on my good savefile but can't seem to repeat. I'm not even close to finishing the stuns on my good savefile though. So I've given up on this one as well.
Despite the fact that this is a movie-based game and those are usually plain bad, I enjoyed this. It's not perfect, but it's enjoyable for fans of the movie. Most of the offline trophies are a breeze too. It's the online trrophies that suck. Not that I wouldn't try to get 'em. They're not that hard. But I'm no good at it and I just doubt anyone's still playing this.
This one is on more of a hiatus than actually given up. It's time-consuming, but nothing I feel like I couldn't manage. I had borrowed the game though, and had to return it. So unless I can either borrow it again, or buy it myself, I simply can't get the platinum here.
Same story as Guitar Hero 5 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Though Expert isn't that hard in this game.
I actually kinda liked this game. At least, to some lengths. Of course I too missed the Fatalities, but I liked going toe to toe with The Flash (whom I never liked that much but really came to know in this game) and The Joker and such. Nevertheless, the Kombo Challenges are a huge pain in the ass. And since I can't even pull The Flash's off, I've decided to give this game the platinum finger.
You weren't expecting this one, were you, huh? A lot of people name this game when someone asks for an easy platinum. And sure, it's an easy game. But I can't seem to get those 1001 Light Seeds. And I can't seem to find a decent guide for it either. If I'd had that, I might consider moving this back up to my targets. As for now, it's a lost cause.
I can also keep it short here. It bored me to death. It bored me so much that I haven't even gotten around to finishing it, let alone plat it. The gameplay itself is fun, yes. But only for a while. And then it comes down to the story, which is just plain shit if you ask me. Plus they do that thing where you start off with all your powers, then lose them. But unlike God of War, for instance, in which an event makes you lose your powers, and you're then motivated to get some new ones, this game just goes back in time. So the entire game is just a flashback, and you're trying to become that powerful again. But then, you get some sort of a parasite, and you lose the powers that you have again. And that's where I said: fuck it. This shit ain't worth it. I'm pretty sure I'm just gonna leave the sequel be.
I wasn't a big fan of the Street Fighter series. I played a game for the PC when I was younger once. Don't recall which one though. Eventually I bought this at a low price, and enjoyed it. But the controls just aren't for me. I can only really pull off Ryu's special moves with ease. Because of that I can pull of Ken's and Sakura's too, but that's it. I barely managed to pull of some of Guile's. I find this game to be too hard for me, which is why I'll never plat it.
Same story as Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and LEGO: Rock Band. Though Expert isn't that hard here either. Rock Band is more forgiving, I guess.
My friend got me into this game. I'm into fighters, he normally isn't. But he was into this. And he was kicking my ass. I decided that I had to do something 'bout that, and bought it. I enjoy playing it, but I just can't seem to get the submissions down. Luckily my friend doesn't either though. That, plus the fact that the online seems to be pretty dead means I'll never get this platinum. Besides, I doubt I'd be able to get a win online...
Games That I Haven't Decided On Yet
Pretty much all my other games. Games that I haven't finished, have not started hunting on, etc.
I played it at a friend's house once, I kinda liked it then. He didn't, he sold it. So I bought it again. Now he refuses to play it with me, and it's no fun on your own. The AI is just terrible when it comes to bosses. You just can't rely on it to hold it's own while you try to flank someone. Anyway, haven't touched it ever since.
So yeah, this one is a lot of the same, just a lot more of it. Due to the freeroaming. And I have this thing, where I always wanna plat the first game before platting the second one. Take God of War for example. I finished the story on this one, and that was it. I'm not putting any work into this before I've platted or given up on Arkham: Asylum.
I haven't really gotten into this game yet. I played the demo at first, and that was okay, but I wasn't sold on the game. So I waited, and waited, until it was only €20. And then I got it, played it a little, and put it down. Never picked it up ever since, but I really oughta. This is one plat I just know I should be able to get.
This is without a doubt one of the hardest games out there. And one of the hardest I've ever played. But still, I'm not giving up yet. Because it's also one of the more interesting. I haven't played it that much yet, because I got Skyrim around the same time, and they're pretty similar. Except I die less in Skyrim, so yeah... It's not too hard to see why I played that a lot more, eh? But well, what do you expect from game that has Dark Souls as a promotional website?
This one falls in the same category as Dante's Inferno. I believe I got those two at the same time too. Anyway, I like the whole idea of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. I like that stuff. Almost as much as I like Greek mythology, for instance. So naturally, I liked this game too. But I got to a part where I had to compete with some large dude. Something about beating the most angels or something. And I know you can go on without beating him, but I also know you get a trophy for beating him. And when I tried it once and failed, I put it down. Never picked it up since, but I really should since Darksiders II has already been announced.
Like many of us, I got this after Anonymous hacked the PSN. And I haven't really played it that much. A little bit when I first got it, and one evening with a friend of mine. The first time was okay, the second time I really enjoyed myself. So I really want to play this co-op with one of my friends instead of alone.
Basically, I haven't had it that long yet, and I'm still enjoying just playing it, rather than focussing on trophies. I have yet to look at the trophy list and decide if it's achievable or not.
I've just gotten this game, and with platting RDR and playing Skyrim, SSX and what not, this has not gotten the amount of playtime I wanted to give it. So I'm gonna have to play this some more, before knowing if I can actually hold my own online or not. And if I can't, I guess I'll have to pass on this plat.
I loved this game. Very zen. Feng shui and what not. Really soothing music. Just relaxing. If I would just take a break from all my other games, even for one evening, and just played this, I'm sure I'd have the 100%, but there's just so much that always distracts me from this. Anyway, I'd love to make this my second PSN 100%. Because... Well, I'm not proud of it... But the first one was .detuned...
That little habit of wanting to plat the first games before any others comes into play here again. I basically just wanna get the original trilogy before getting this one. But I have finished it though!
Same thing as Chains Of Olympus. After finishing it recently though, I really got back into the swing of things. I was really in the mood for some more God Of War. So maybe I'll go ahead and plat II soon. And then III. And then Chains Of Olympus. To finally end up here.
This is a great game, but also one that I can't play for all that long. I haven't finished it yet, but I am at the Arson desk, so I'm not all that far away from the end. I haven't really been gunning for any trophies yet, but it doesn't seem all that hard.
The reason here is very simple. I'm stuck. I have heard that this is a bitch to platinum, but as long as I haven't even finished the game, I'm not giving up on it entirely.
I did not like LittleBigPlanet. And this is basically LBP on wheels. Which kinda makes me wonder, why the hell are they even developing LBP Karting? But I did like this. It reminded me of LEGO Racers on the original PlayStation, which I loved to bits. But once again, I have not yet finished this, basically it's just getting to hard for me in the "Story" mode. Oh yeah, and Biff totally rocks.
I'm pretty sure that I'm never going to get this. But, like Mirror's Edge, I'm not drawing that conclusion until I've given it a shot. I'm at the final battle in the Story Mode, and have barely even touched the online modes. And even if I do get close to this, mastering every character is going to be a major grind. So yeah, this is probably not happening anytime soon. Or ever. Great comeback for the series though.
I like this game, it really got me back into basketball, which isn't very big in the Netherlands. I did remember owning and enjoying NBA Live '99 on the original PlayStation, so I was looking to just get one basketball game. And it became this one. It's really hard to figure out, which is weird for a sports game. I got my ass handed to me for a very long time. I was thinking about returning it. But every time I played something else, I just had an urge to pop NBA 2K11 back in. Even though I sucked. And still do, as a matter of fact. I can win a few, but I'm nowhere near going for a championship. I also love how immersive the My Player mode is. So yeah, not gonna decide on this until I've become a little better.
This is the first game I ever bought on the PSN, and I have never regretted it. This is just amazing. It's pure chaos, but that's what makes it fun. Haven't really sat down to 100% this though. I mostly just play this with a few friends on the couch. And that's tons of fun, really.
As you have undoubtably noticed by now, I'm a nostalgic person. I think back to the days of the original PlayStation with great joy. So Rayman finally getting his own next-gen game again instead of that Raving Rabbids bullshit is something I was definitely psyched about. And boy, does this game deliver. It's great. I love how it just goes to show you that even in this time of extremely muscular, grouchy, macho protagonists holding 'who's-got-the-biggest-gun'-competitions in gritty, murky, grey-and-brown settings, a colourful side-scrolling platformer can offer you just as much fun, if not more. The only thing that could have improved this, was online co-op. But in all honesty, that would never be as fun as it is to play this with someone next to you on a couch. Haven't finished it yet though.
Like with Rayman, I was happy to finally see a next-gen SSX. And this game is great. I've had a bit of a discussion with John3007 about this game, and while we both agree that Ridernet is great, but it shouldn't have been a complete replacement of head-to-head online, we both agree that it's just a very solid entry in the series. And it really is a great game. I've been hunting for trophies where I can, but not very seriously yet. I also still have to conquer the last Deadly Descent. I think the whiteout is actually why I put this down...
As you can read at the top of the Checklist, I was a big fan of the first game. It had everything for me. A playable Darth Vader, awesome Force powers, a playable Darth Vader, lightsaber battles, a playable Darth Vader, an intriguing story that bound the two movie trilogies together... Did I mention you got to play as Darth Vader? All jokes aside though, the story was the strongest point of the original Force Unleashed for me. And that's why it's so painful to see that the story in this one blows. It's just non-existant. And the game is so incredibly short. Not even wielding dual lightsabers is worked out properly. Seriously, I think the combat was better in the first one. Even though it sometimes seems like hits don't have any impact. Y'know, like in Skyrim, when you run someone through with your sword. I mean, yeah. The blade is supposed to go through the character, but isn't it supposed to have a little bit of resistance? Anyway, I have finished it, so I suppose I could spend an afternoon or two with this game and have the plat, but I'm really not ready for that yet, mentally.
Ah, Worms. Another retro game. Though, to be honest, I was more into Hogs Of War than into Worms. I did enjoy Worms of course, but the pigs are on top for me. Really hoping to see that game in the PS Classics section one day. Anyway, yeah. I've mostly just been playing this against some friends of mine. It's good for a few laughs. Have started the campaign, but not all that seriously yet. So yeah, no verdict yet until I finish that.