Normally, I like to write these entries on platinum trophies that are either easy, hard or interesting in some way. Nier: Automata is an narratively brilliant game that does some really great things with its story and by the end of my play-through, I felt like I was pretty done with it. It was at that moment, I heard about something intentionally built into the game by the developer that made me want to go ahead and get the platinum. I’ll get into what that is and how it made me feel in a bit, but suffice it to say that this alone made this game worth writing about.
My decision to go for the full platinum comes down to a couple of different things for Horizon: Zero Dawn. It’s both an awesome game that I was happy to continue playing and the remainder of trophies weren’t that bad to round up in the end. Don’t get me wrong, this shouldn’t be on your short list for easy platinums, but if you’re going to play it anyway, you may as well go the full distance. Considering it’s a game where you fight giant robot dinosaurs, control a complex and badass female character and the story is engaging and interesting, there are plenty of reasons to play it and grab that platinum by the end.
I would be lying if I didn’t say that this one wasn’t personal. Resident Evil is one of my favorite series and I can confidently say that this latest entry is one of the best yet. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard being a relatively short game overall also contributed to my drive to make this my first platinum trophy of the series, though it being an immensely fun game didn’t hurt. Looking at the initial trophy list, it didn’t seem like too much of a tough one to tackle, but like any platinum, there are a few obstacles that are easy to underestimate when you’re simply staring at a list. That being said, let’s break this one down.
I had been pretty pumped for No Man’s Sky ever since its debut trailer first aired at the 2013 VGX awards. When the game finally landed in my hands, it had been paired down to a bit more realistic product for a small indie team to be making, but I remained excited to play. Frankly, I think the game has received a bit more flak than it deserves, but that’s a topic for another day. The trophy breakdown for No Man’s Sky involved earning what are called milestones for performing various actions you would normally do in the game. Thus, I figured, earning the platinum is akin to completing the game, since it doesn’t really have a concrete ending. Paired with both this idea and my enthusiasm for the game, I set out to get this platinum trophy. Continue reading →
Reaching the end of a game and glancing at the remaining trophies, this seemed like a decently simple cleanup job. Several of the trophies are story-related and the ability to chapter select in to grab the collectibles made getting all but three trophies a breeze. I’ll get to those last few in a minute, but this was a case of apparent ease that ended up being deceptively difficult in the end. Continue reading →
This is a pretty simple question to answer: It has an uncomplicated trophy list. Basically, there are trophies throughout the game that pop occasionally and are unmissable. The only exception to this rule is the trophy for beating the game on hard which, mercifully, can be done on a single play-through. This particular game is actually a fairly common game in conversations about gaining easy platinums, which is why I gave it a shot.
Why This Game? The platinum requirements for this game baffles me. Pretty much all of them are skill-based, all but one of the trophies are gold and you don’t even have to finish the game. In short, to answer the original question, this one is seemed very quick. Caution: This is referring only to the original PS3 release and not Trine 2: Complete Story that is also available for the PS4. Continue reading →
Even with my move coming up this weekend, I’ve still managed to squeeze in some gaming over the few days. More specifically, let’s talk about what’s been going on for the last 24 hours or so. I’ve managed to be thoroughly bested to my highly skilled spouse in iPhone game Threes, snuck in a little of inFAMOUS: Second Son both on my PS4 and web browser and continue my quest for a platinum trophy in Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the Vita.
When the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005, they introduced a feature that would forever change gaming: Achievements. Since then, there have been strong and varying opinions on the implications of this feature. Some companies have gone on to copy the feature, while others have purposely avoided implementing something like it. Valve’s Steam service, while it has an achievement system of its own, has recently implemented a brand new feature that some are saying is the future of gaming achievements. With Trading Cards entering the fray, I wanted to take a second and look at the pros and cons of each strategy that has been tried thus far.
Everyone love to talk about which gaming console is their favorite. Comparing systems to decide which is best is something natural for fans, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I’m not claiming that any one home console is any better than the other, in fact I love them all for different reasons, but I want to take a few moments today to acknowledge a few of the things that I love about my PS3.