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  1. If the PS4 was backwards compatible with the PS3 I would have retired the PS3 long ago. The UI is unpleasant and sluggish, the store sometimes kicks me out and after using the PS4 controller it's not so great handling the PS3 one. That aside I still have a big collection of games to return to and have actually brought some more physical copies this year. Also completed World at War last month so still staying active!
  2. I find it interesting how people say that once you've completed a game on one region it means that auto-popping all the trophies on another region in seconds is legitimate. I know no-one is doing anything wrong as you're just using a feature but stop saying it's a legitimate platinum when it sure as hell isn't. You're choosing not to complete the game when you could just to gain a free platinum which ultimately bastardises the leaderboards. @dokkanexpert, this is obviously causing you a lot of headaches, if what you wrote about your tours in Iraq is true then you could do without this drama, there are far more important things in life. I would just make a new account and start afresh otherwise this will stay with you while ever trophies and the playstation are a feature.
  3. This is a four year old topic. If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. Might as well lock this thread.
  4. It's just not worth it. Having read through the linked article some games have been tested, others haven't, there's a chance you could lose save data and reverting back to your previous id may not solve the problem. Good luck to you if you decide to take the risk.
  5. I think it's time now for Sony to insist all games feature a platinum for consistencies sake or at least have a standard that games have to adhere to in order to feature a platinum trophy. It's turning into a complete mess. Other than that I think the trophy system works well, however, this is what Sony should do for the PS5 and I'd be surprised if they aren't doing already (except for point 4 as it's just wishful thinking): 1) Progress indicator next to each trophy. 1000 kills needed then lets see 0/1000 next to the trophy. 2) Total time playing the game. We know this is already an unseen feature in the background. This would be a nice addition to the trophy list. 3) More statistics. I know this site is built on statistics and we love to see them. Time to have some visuals on the PS5. 4) I would like multiplayer pvp trophies to be removed. Multiplayer trophies completely devalue the multiplayer experience for those who just want to play the game normally. People who play multiplayer pvp are doing it to try and top leaderboards, they don't care about trophies. Have an online leaderboard rank on their profile instead. Imagine being able to see a leaderboard rank on here and the competition that would create. For games that are just pvp then the game would still be added to your profile but there would be no trophies and instead just an online rank.
  6. Finished my first playthrough of God Of War on "Give me a challenge" and what a journey it was.

     

    My first impressions of the game were that it was exceptional, but after meeting the Stranger I went through a long period of not enjoying it. Having played all other God Of War titles I struggled to enjoy the combat and found it difficult to get past certain sections getting killed with 3 hits, it drove me mad only having limited visibility (still does to an extent). I also thought the story was mundane.

     

    It wasn't until Mimir that everything changed. The story picked up, the combat began to flow and I began to realise just why this game has received the praise it has.

     

    Playing on hard mode was a great choice even though some sections really tested me, for example the third wave of enemies on the timed section of the lift stopped me for half an hour and the large room at the end that had the two bosses with pitchforks attacking had me stuck for around 45 minutes.

     

    Now it's time to clear up the remaining trophies. I intend to keep it on hard mode, even for the Valkyries, but that may be a bit ambitious. So far I've lasted around 20 seconds at most on the ones I've fought. So glad to have played a game that has lived up to the hype.

    1. starcrunch061

      starcrunch061

      That last valkyrie is a bear, even at the default difficulty (or, at least, she was for me). Good luck!

    2. FawltyPowers

      FawltyPowers

      Harder than the others! Ouch. The swear jar is already half full!

  7. I've been "wasting my time" for over 35 years on computer games. The great thing about trophies is at least I now have a digital timestamp for the past 8 years to show where I've been wasting my time.
  8. I get the point the OP made. The question has been raised a number of times with the Souls series of "Why is the rarity so high on these games", the response is either "because it's a niche market" or "The game is not really that hard". I guess this game falls into exactly the same category, so if those really are the reasons we'll see whether the platinum rarity just like the souls games remain above 10%.
  9. They've really gone to town with the trophy list.
  10. Never heard of this game until now. Just looked at reviews and gameplay footage and I think it's going to be another title to add to my collection. Thanks @Vergil
  11. Extremely lacklustre if I'm honest. Most of it excluded me and most others as we haven't spent £300 on a headset. Of the games I can participate in: Crash Team Racing, a game from 1999. That did nothing for me - even 20 years ago but I'm sure others will be excited for this exactly as they were for Spyro. Concrete Genie - This doesn't appeal at the moment but I can certainly see that it will to others. Days Gone - I hope this does well but it just looks like every other game. From what I remember when critics got a preview they said that it was "better than they expected", that sets alarm bells ringing but fingers crossed it really is a great game. Readyset Heroes - Bland Mortal Kombat 11 - It's not doing anything for me but I think that's mainly because I'm starting to move away from those kind of games. Observation - The only game to actually pique my interests. I'll keep an eye on this. Although I don't have an expensive headset I still watched the trailers and there was nothing there to make me want to go out and buy one. All I can think is all focus now is on the PS5.
  12. We all love the sound of that trophy popping but do you ever question the amount of time and stress you put yourself through to earn it?

     

    I've done that many times but it was my recent experience with Call Of Duty: World at War and my status updates on here that led me to make a video about it.

     

    It's intended to be a weekly video but in reality it took me a week to make it so I think it's going to be more as and when.

     

    I hope you enjoy it.

     

    The Miserable Old Trophy Hunter Week 1

     

    1. Hemiak

      Hemiak

      I only question it when it involves hours of repeating the same thing over and over. I'm good with skill grinds, but pointless repetition irks me. 

    2. FawltyPowers

      FawltyPowers

      There's a question that goes round in my head so many times of "if there weren't trophies would I be doing this?".

       

      Back in my younger days with very little games due to their cost and far more time on my hands the answer would have been a resounding "Yes". Now with an un-played gaming collection of 138 (just added to it today pre-ordering a physical copy of Hollow Knight) I should just ignore them and experience these games.

       

      Easier said than done though, there's a great deal of satisfaction seeing 100% and conquering a difficult game and knowing it's done. It's a continual mental tug of war battle of "Start a new game" and "get this one finished first". In the process of some of these challenging games I complain, swear and shout and then forget about all of that when it's done saying "what a great game it was", the video is a reminder of what the game was really like and how it felt getting there.

       

      It was quite enjoyable putting together. I've got so much gaming footage I thought it was about time I used some of it especially the humorous F13 ones. It's a pity it took about 10 hours to put together 😀

  13. I've found a different issue and that's when exiting the PS Store everything slows down to a crawl and it takes a minute to get back up to speed. I thought this was an issue only I was having, until I went round to see a friend on Wednesday who experienced the same problem after looking through Deals. Something isn't right.
  14. I am now 100% determined that with 133 unplayed games I am not going to buy any more, nothing will change my mind...……...

     

    The Messenger is getting a physical release on Special Reserve Games - had to pre-order that

    Death Road To Canada is getting a physical release on PlayAsia, a great looking package as well - grrrr, can't let that one pass me by.

    PS Store - I've always been interested in trying out Trine: Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Complete Story and both for just £3.29, too good to miss.

     

    and now I am 100% determined that with 137 unplayed games I am not going to buy any more, nothing will change my mind...……..

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    2. hugglebunn-e

      hugglebunn-e

      I have a good size collection consisting of NES, SNES, DS, 3DS, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU, PSX, PS2, PS3, PS4 and I just started purchasing a few for Switch. Which is a little nuts b/c I do not own a Switch yet.

       

      Oh dang. I think your Sundered is going to be pushed back to at least May. The Celeste physicals are not going into manufacturing until April. They are hoping to get the final "Thank You" DLC included in the physical.

       

      The Good Life is a Swery game. This is the guy that made Deadly Premonition which I highly recommend. Pretty much Twin Peaks the video game.

       

      You are right. Nothing so far is indicating that Gris will be released for PS4. I just hope it will. If it releases for PS4 that is the version I will buy, if it is Switch exclusive I will buy the Switch version. PS4 is my preferred system.

    3. FawltyPowers

      FawltyPowers

      Deadly Premonition is a game I have to get, I find it fascinating just how much it divides people's opinions, you either love it or hate it, there doesn't seem to be a middle ground. A unique experience.

       

      I've just seen a trailer for The Good Life. I can see it being very much like Deadly Premonition, it's got me curious.

       

      I've also just watched the trailer for Gris, I can see why it's scoring highly. I'll keep an eye out for this in the future, fingers crossed.

       

      May until Celeste is released, I'm not in a rush but good to know. Thanks

    4. Spaz

      Spaz

      Given that you’re older than me you may of skipped on Jak. It’s a solid series, but I still think the first game is the best. It’s rather dated at this point but it’s still fun.

       

      Celeste was good. Bastion I will play pretty soon.

       

      Forma.8 I was sort of mixed on. You will need to look at a YouTube guide because a number of collectibles are pretty well hidden. Easy game overall. 

       

      Downwell can be pretty tough. It has a high learning curve depending on how well you are with 2-D platformers. Hard Mode is difficult, and much of the game is RNG.