The Platinum Diaries | Rocket League

RLBen

Why This Game?

Aside from being a pret­ty rad mul­ti­play­er game, Rock­et League is easy to pick up and play, but dif­fi­cult to mas­ter. When I start­ed, I real­ly had no inten­tion of attempt­ing to get the plat­inum tro­phy. After spend­ing some time with it how­ev­er, I noticed that many of the tro­phies had popped in just nor­mal play, so I decid­ed to put forth the extra effort and grab the cov­et­ed top-rank­ing tro­phy to com­mem­o­rate my fun times with the car-based soc­cer game.

Was it Quick?

This one start­ed out look­ing like it was going to be rather speedy. Tro­phies were pop­ping left and right and that com­ple­tion per­cent was climb­ing quick­ly. There are a few stand­out tro­phies how­ev­er that did take some extra time. Par­tic­u­lar­ly, unlock­ing all of the items was a big time suck. You need to fin­ish a cer­tain num­ber of match­es and you can only set the match time so low. It’s not hard, espe­cial­ly if you’re play­ing the game any­way, but it does take time. It took me about a week, just play­ing a few hours a day, to grab this plat­inum. (7 out of 10)

Was it Easy?

This end­ed up being a com­bi­na­tion of yes and no. There were no tro­phies in this set that I felt I did­n’t have the skill to accom­plish. Hit­ting in the back­spin goal took me a few tries, but it real­ly was­n’t a big deal. The dif­fi­cul­ty here lies more in the ded­i­ca­tion and time com­mit­ment. This is the first and only tro­phy, the one involv­ing dri­ving on a par­tic­u­lar set of tires, I’ve ever got­ten by tying a rub­ber band around my con­troller. Get­ting it nat­u­ral­ly, which I did attempt at first, was just too much of a slog and I ran out of steam fast. Aside from that, and the afore­men­tioned “unlock every­thing” tro­phy, it’s an easy path to the plat­inum. (7 out of 10)

Was It Fun?

I’ve harped on quite a bit on those grind-heavy tro­phies in there, but let me clar­i­fy once again that this game is a ton of fun to play. Hon­est­ly, just play­ing the game nat­u­ral­ly will def­i­nite­ly get you there even­tu­al­ly. Just nev­er switch your tires and you’ll be good. The main game is prob­a­bly one of the bet­ter mul­ti­play­er expe­ri­ences to come out recent­ly and the major­i­ty of those tro­phies can even be got­ten rather quick­ly just play­ing the fun parts of this game. Tak­ing the game and try­ing to grind out some of those oth­er tro­phies does suck the fun out of the expe­ri­ence. All in all, I had a great time and con­sid­er it worth the effort. (8 out of 10)

Any Oth­er Thoughts?

Sim­i­lar­ly to Dead­light: Direc­tor’s Cut, this is a rel­a­tive­ly easy plat­inum in a fun game, right up until those last few tro­phies. They don’t com­plete­ly ruin the expe­ri­ence, but any­thing that inspires me to attach a rub­ber band to my con­troller can’t be all that fun. That being said, regard­less of whether you intend upon going for the plat­inum, you should def­i­nite­ly play some Rock­et League. Heck, you may even decide to go for the plat­inum yoursel, just make sure you have some rub­ber bands ready to go.

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