The Platinum Diaries | Trine 2 (PS3)
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.
Was it Quick? As it turns out, yes, this one lived up to expectations. With 12 trophies required to earn the platinum, I cranked this one out in a couple of evenings. I would say it took me 3–4 hours total since I did not need to finish the game. (9 out of 10)
Was it Easy? I’m going to say yes and no on this one. All of the trophies involve performing particular tasks and while some of them are super easy, others can be quite tricky. One in particular was shooting 3 arrows in the air and then catching them all with your shield. Not too difficult if you’re playing with someone else, but reasonably tricky alone. Nothing ever felt completely impossible, and in fact I did it all alone, but if you have a friend to help you out it could certainly make it easier. Using a guide for this one is essential, as you’re likely not going to accidentally stumble across a single trophy. (7 out of 10)
Was It Fun? Trine 2 is a pretty fun game when all is said and done. Since all you need to do in-between getting the trophies is play through the game, I’d call that a win. That being said, there were a few of the skill-based trophies that were a bit frustrating. Nothing was ever bad enough to ruin the experience though, so I had some good fun getting the platinum. (8 out of 10)
Any Other Thoughts? This was one of the first platinum trophies I actually felt a little bad about. I think it mainly lies in the lack of a requirement to finishing the game. Gaining all the trophies being my main objective, I did in fact bail on the game after that platinum popped. That felt unfair to what was otherwise quite a fun game, but that was not the point of this experiment. My favorite thing about trophies is that they often enable you to experience things in a game you might otherwise miss. While this certainly delivers, made clear by the obscure requirements for each one, it forgot about the main point: finishing the game. This trophy list reeks of a time when achievements/trophies were in their infancy and developers didn’t know what they wanted to do with them. Taking advantage of this as a trophy hunter, makes Trine 2 an easy target for another platinum. Special Thanks to the following guide for help with this platinum: http://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/trine-2‑a/139658-trine-2-road-map-trophy-guide.html