The Platinum Diaries | Deadlight: Director’s Cut
Why This Game?
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.
Was it Quick?
Overall, this is not the longest platinum I have ever gotten. Relative to the length of the main game, it ended up being quite a bit longer. The last few trophies can definitely take some time and were probably the majority of my overall time with the game. (6 out of 10)
Was it Easy?
No. I’m sorry, was that too quick? Let me elaborate a bit. The last three trophies you’ll get involve achievements in the extra modes the game has to offer: Survival and Nightmare. The survival mode is basically a horde mode where you need to kill zombies and stay alive. There are two trophies for this mode, one for killing 200 zombies and another for surviving for 13 minutes and 43 seconds. You’ll likely get both of these on the same run and it involves jumping from one ledge to another with nearly perfect execution for that whole time. It took at least a few hours to master and required a bit of luck with how the zombies spawned in as well. Nightmare mode basically removes the checkpoints and only lets you start over from the beginning of each act. Again, this basically means you need to master perfect execution, but for an entire third of the game at a time. No, it is not easy. (2 out of 10)
Was It Fun?
I may surprise you here by saying that there was a kind of thrill involved with mastering this game to the degree you need to complete those last few trophies. It is also incredibly frustrating, especially when you lost 12 minutes of progress because a zombie literally spawned on top of you in survival mode, but for difficulty issues read above. (6 out of 10)
Any Other Thoughts?
Honestly, this one came down to me not studying up beforehand and underestimating those last few trophies. Yes, a large portion of the game’s trophies are easy to grab, but the platinum is a different story. This is evidenced even further by the fact that it has a .8% platinum rating as of this writing. This might be my most rare trophy, with even Bloodborne having a 7.1% completion rate. All that said, I don’t regret doing it as I have not, in a very long time, had as much of a rush playing games as I did when I had locked in completing nightmare mode. If you’re looking for something easy, look elsewhere, but if you want a challenge that won’t take you 80 hours, this might be one to check out.