The Platinum Diaries | Terminator Salvation
Why This Game?
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.
Was it Quick?
The only thing standing in your way of getting this one done is finishing the game on hard. In my case, that took about 4–5 hours, which I would consider fairly quick. (8 out of 10)
Was it Easy?
Considering how quickly I got it done, it’s hard to say this wasn’t easy. You do go down fairly quickly, but if you’ve ever played a third-person cover-based shooter, you should be fine here. I would even go as far as to say that this hard mode is easier than some normal modes out there. The biggest problem I ran into was glitches. It didn’t happen terribly often, but every now and again, the miserable AI or an unfair death would rear its head. When all is said and done, you can push your way through this one eventually. (8 out of 10)
Was It Fun?
I’m typically a fairly positive person and try to say something nice about every game I play. That being said, this is a fairly mediocre game. The visuals have great need of polish, the gameplay is uninspired at best and the narrative is barely even there. There are certainly moments that stand out, but overall this is not a terribly fun game. (5 out of 10)
Any Other Thoughts?
This platinum seemed like a no-brainer. Finish the game once on a single difficulty and the platinum is yours. What really it really comes down to for Terminator Salvation is convenience. In a lot of games, you need to be sitting there with a guide open on a laptop or phone to make sure you didn’t miss that one tricky collectible four chapters ago. Here, as long as you’re surviving, you’ll get that satisfying 100% when you’re done. It won’t be the most fun experience you’ll have, but it’s certainly easy. If time isn’t as much of a factor, The Walking Dead: Season 1 offers a similar “just beat the game” experience in a much more fun game, but that will add a few hours to the experience.