Br1ste

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  1. This is an old thread...but I'm interested to know other peoples experiences so here goes. I don't boost trophies as I find it more rewarding when I earn them myself, that's not to say I haven't exploited glitches in game (I'm not a complete masochist after all ). I am also a completionist and feel i need that 100% before I can move on to a new game. Choosing this path has given me many headaches that maybe could have been avoided, but many rewarding experiences as well. My biggest near rage quit trophy was the damn 'Chocobo Rider' from Final Fantasy X. I must've spent 6 hours on this one trophy. It only made it more frustrating to watch a video of someone doing it easily or twice in a row meanwhile I kept getting 0-1 seconds. This one didn't make me feel as satisfied when I finally did get it since I felt it was more RNG based than difficult that required skill to beat. My most satisfying trophy from a game play perspective was the 'Predator Paragon' trophy in Batman: Arkham Origins. This multiplayer trophy requires that you take down 6 different people (there are only 6 possible options to take down) using 6 different methods. Without boosting, this was very frustrating. Trying to remember, in real time, who I took down and how was very hard. I thought I had done it a couple of times but probably took down the same person twice. There were also a few times I had like 5/6 and the server would crash or I'd get booted from a match. I almost got to the point where I felt I would need to decide if not boosting or to not 100% a game was more important to me when I finally got it.
  2. I apologize if there is a thread about this already. I looked and didn't see one near the top with this specific question so I figured I'd make a new one. I'm wondering what your most memorable or favorite trophy is in your collection. Was it a trophy that was about to make you rage quit but then you got it on your 'last try' and it was so satisfying to finally earn? Was it a memorable in game moment? It doesn't have to be a platinum either...most of my most frustrating/satisfying trophies turned out to be bronze... I don't boost trophies myself as I find it more rewarding when I earn them myself, that's not to say I haven't exploited glitches in game (I'm not a complete masochist after all ). I also am a completionist and feel i need that 100% before I can move on to a new game. Choosing this path has given me many headaches that maybe could have been avoided, but many rewarding experiences as well. My biggest near rage quit trophy was the damn 'Chocobo Rider' from Final Fantasy X. I must've spent 6 hours on this one trophy. It only made it more frustrating to watch a video of someone doing it easily or twice in a row meanwhile I kept getting 0-1 seconds. This one didn't make me feel as satisfied when I finally did get it since I felt it was more RNG based than difficult that required skill to beat. My most satisfying trophy from a game play perspective was the 'Predator Paragon' trophy in Batman: Arkham Origins. This multiplayer trophy requires that you take down 6 different people (there are only 6 possible options to take down) using 6 different methods. Without boosting, this was very frustrating. Trying to remember, in real time, who I took down and how was very hard. I thought I had done it a couple of times but probably took down the same person twice. There were also a few times I had like 5/6 and the server would crash or I'd get booted from a match. I almost got to the point where I felt I would need to decide if not boosting or to not 100% a game was more important to me when I finally got it. Those are two of mine...So what are your most memorable?
  3. The very last mission in the game "The Exchange" also has several flatbeds present at the damn. You can fail the last mission on purpose and drive away with one of the flatbeds if you want a guaranteed spawn of it or you can beat the mission and hopefully they didn't explode in the battle. I failed the mission on purpose to get it personally just so that I didn't have to depend on RNG and waste time driving back and forth.
  4. Final Fantasy games are well represented in here (as it should be!) Every game had at least one song that was very memorable. From all the great songs throughout the series, Celes' Theme Song would have to be my favorite. I always kept a save file, even back on my SNES when I knew it has FF3 and there were only a few slots, just before the Opera Scene so I could replay it whenever. This will always be my favorite game. No game has ever had me as captivated on the first play through as FFVI. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night also had a kick-ass soundtrack for a non-Final Fantasy game. I especially liked this number:
  5. I just finished it myself and I thought the story was amazing. At first I was glossing over the data points and not really reading them, however as the story got more involved, I started to take the time to read them. I think the answer to this question may be that they didn't have the override needed at the beginning. Sobeck said that it would take 150 years to break the encryption. I'm wondering if it was something one of the protocols (GAIA or Hephaestus maybe?) that was able to finally crack the encryption and create the code after everyone had died. I did all of the side missions and collectibles before doing the main story, but I plan on going back through to get all the data points I missed to see if I can get the whole story at some point. As far as story telling goes...I haven't been this into a story line like this since I first played Final Fantasy VII 20 years ago.
  6. Growing up I had a friend who's parents were super religious and he used to get yelled at for saying "Christ" around the house. So to avoid being harrassed by his parents he used to say "Bhrist" instead (which ended up annoying them just as much since they knew what he meant.) I always thought it was hilarious. When I started playing FFXI online I originally was going to use the name Eomer since he was one of my favorite characters in the LotR series, but it was taken. I then remembered "Bhrist" from my friend, however I didn't like that spelling. I changed it to Briste. I played that game for years and it morphed into my gaming name so I figured I'd use it for PSN. When I tried to sign up on PSN with the name Briste I got an error message (even though it seems Briste was never taken) so I changed the i to a 1 and here I am
  7. NES - Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt Combo Gameboy - Tetris SNES - Final Fantasy II Sega Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog Turbo Grafx-16 - Bomberman Atari Jaguar - Wolfenstein 3D N64 - Super Mario 64 PlayStation - FFVII XBox - Ghost Recon PS2 - FFXI GameCube - Metroid 64 Sega DreamCast - NBA 2K1 Wii - Wii Fit PS Vita - Final Fantasy IV PS3 - Batman: Arkham City PS4 - FFXIV I generally upgraded to the new gen system when a new Final Fantasy came out. Some of those systems a friend of mine bought and we traded consoles back and forth with each other to try out different games. I usually had the more popular consoles (SNES, etc.) and he had the lesser known ones (TurboGrafx-16, etc).
  8. Trine 2. Seems like there are a lot of challenging trophies in that one.
  9. I felt lukewarm about the game. I have played and beaten every Final Fantasy game there is (including MMO's) and I just didn't get into this one as much as I would have liked. There were a ton of aspects I loved...I loved the music and the scenery the most. I spent a lot of time just driving around and reliving the nostalgia from the music of previous games. I wish they had the full soundtracks from the other games, but there was enough to keep me happy. The battle system had its fun moments, but as another poster said, it got kind of mindless and easy the more powerful you become. I didn't mind the story so much. It was ok, but I don't think it was their best effort with story telling. I would recommend watching the Kingslaive movie that they released. It was actually pretty good and added a ton of context to the game. I don't love that you have to do so much outside of the game to understand the story more, but at least the content is pretty good. I really didn't like the side quests in this game much at all. They resembled online fetch quests more than adding anything of value to the story and just became incredibly tedious. Sadly the side quests make up a ton of the content in the game, so there will be a lot of boring downtime running from Hunt to Hunt or searching for frogs or dog tags. It's worth playing, but I would say to temper your expectations for it. I hope the DLC is good and provides some more depth to the story, but I'm not looking forward to it as much as I hoped I would.
  10. I'd take the Kingdom Hearts Master. I've loved the Final Fantasy Series from Square and played all of those but never tried Kingdom Hearts as of yet. I've heard they're great, but I tend to play games in series I've played before. I'm sure I've missed a ton of great games because of this, but it seems there are way more great games than I have time to play.
  11. I'm already a Kupo Lover, but I did platinum Adventures of Mana as well so can be added to the Bonus Item section as well. Thanks!
  12. Honestly, this game is so forgiving you can do the Space Race with anyone on the easiest setting. I used Korea (for no particular reason) and sent my spaceship off by 1900. I have begun each campaign with building warriors until I get about 6 and send them out in different directions. I usually am able to destroy every civilization very quickly, however I leave 1 standing and just surround the city to limit how much it can grow. Then focus on science and production and you will easily have enough time to build the ship. The most effective way to figure out what to learn next is to press triangle to bring up the tech tree. By selecting Space Flight near the end of the tree, it will highlight what you need to learn as a prerequisite to get there. It gives you the fastest path and you can skip a ton en route to it. I used the Romans on king setting for the Power of Juche ideology trophy. I just hunkered down, was peaceful with all the nations and focused on a culture victory. You can easily reach the goals for a culture victory before any of the other nations can win any other way and this trophy did not prove to be very hard. The AI will literally never conquer your capital city. I played on the highest level to try and lose as Lenin. I never built a single soldier hoping to lose and I had to wait until a nation won a science victory. They would surround my capital, but never attack. I did build one other city next to mine and it proved to be a good way to get to 100 cities to flip from cultural influence. They would take over my other city, and then a turn or two later it would flip back to me due to culture, but they would never attack my capital with no troops. Good luck!
  13. I also spent a large portion of my twenties on FFXI. I didn't buy a single game for about 6 years. I stopped playing in '09 after I got married and just before they raised the level cap to 99. But I remember setting my alarm for windows during king camps, getting shifts covered at work so I wouldn't miss Sky/Sea farming and blowing off family gatherings to attend dynamis runs. I had two PS2's set up next to each other with two TV's so that I could 2 box during HNM camps in between windows...it was a real problem in my life too and when I look back on it, I'm shocked my wife would marry someone with their priorities like that. While I loved it while I was doing it and met so many awesome people playing, I was so happy when I let go and focused on the people in front of me. The thing that makes MMO's addictive is that the game continues to be played while you are offline and that fear that you are going to miss something is what keeps you on. If you missed that KB camp when the D. Ring dropped and it was your turn to lot on it and it went to someone else...you'd lose your mind. I also played FFXIV for a couple years but treated it as a console game. I didn't join any major Free Company or LS and just played when I could. It made the game much more enjoyable and I was still able to do most of the content through the duty finder. It made defeating Twintania (beat it before uncapped was possible) extremely frustrating and time consuming since I had to do it with PUGs, but I didn't let it control my life like I had FFXI. That game was much more friendly for the solo player. I stopped playing that about a year ago and have been working on the backlog of console games I feel I missed during my time playing MMO's and it's been refreshing. I don't think you should have that same problem at all in FFXV. The game won't continue to be played while you are offline. If you have schoolwork, you can walk away from the game and come back to pick up where you left off, not fearing that you missed something. I've only played FFXV for a few hours, but it seems to be pretty good so far and I'm going to play it at my pace. I would encourage you to try it, take your time as you would want, enjoy it and do it without fear of it taking over your life. Having said that, you know yourself best and should do what makes sense for you...either way I wish you luck!
  14. I have had a ton of fun with the game so far but yes...the load times are insane. I had read about the load times beforehand and when I started playing I thought it was exaggerated since early on they aren't so bad. As the months in game go by it gets progressively longer. I could literally watch a half inning of the world series in between load times. Fortunately, it's a turn based game and my PS4 is setup near my PC so I was watching netflix as well and the load times were less of an issue. I have probably had about a dozen crashes or so, but I don't think it has been that bad of a deterrent. At least the game autosaves after every turn for you, so if it does crash, you don't lose a ton of time. Overall, the game has its bugs and frustrating things, but I have enjoyed it for the most part.
  15. I have graduated to Kupo Lover! All Platinums achieved Thanks!