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  1. The Shadow Warrior games are extremely tempting. Would you guys recommend them?
  2. I actually mean interacting with the community. Seems to me there's been very little of that and instead most of the work done is behind closed doors. I'm sorry if I sound brash but I can't help but think that we're sort of being left in the air here. Would getting a few more people to work on this website help? I'm happy that we got two Moderators fairly recently and that certainly helps in monitoring the forums. We could be doing a bit more, that's what I'm simply saying.
  3. It's easy. You make a quote from a page, then you move forward to the next page while not deleting anything. You click on the text box and the section you've quoted and commented on should still be there, but there will be a pop-up on the bottom. Do not remove formatting, just click the X button on the right so none of it gets deleted. Part of the reason I don't like him is because he has stuck around for too long. Yeah, he is one of the all time best, there's no question about that and I would argue that he is practically the Michael Jordan of the NFL. But.... far too often the Patriots have beaten out all the other teams and the past several years it's been mostly them making it to the Superbowl, and then winning the championship. Is it wrong that I'm against that? Hell if the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Buffalo Bills beat out the New England Patriots I would be ecstatic. I just want other teams to compete in the Superbowl, instead it's the New England Patriots against somebody else, who play poorly against them. You're from Connecticut. @Cassylvania I think is also from New England. So I'm not surprised at all you're a big fan of the Patriots, because it's a local team. I'm a Seattle Seahawks fan on the other end of the United States, a team that has blown countless opportunities to make it to the Superbowl, one game I think was pretty much rigged against them when the Pittsburgh Steelers won back in 2006 in Detroit. I can pick any team. The Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets. The Indianapolis Colts. The fucking Dallas Cowboys. Anybody but the New England Patriots. But I guess I can't talk bad about the Patriots just like people can't talk bad about the Boston Red Sox. That's true, but we also focus far too much on them screwing up. Remember the Michael Vick story? Took him forever to shake off the bad news and to this day he has to live with that tarnish. Kobe Bryant also got himself into trouble and that did a lot to ruin his reputation. Growing up in Baseball's Steroid Era, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds all have tarnished legacies because they juiced themselves up to hit more home runs and to prolong their careers into their late 30s and early 40s. It's really just our obsession with celebrities. I personally despise Dave Mustaine and I cannot stand the man. Ted Nugent is one of the most despicable rock stars and human beings I've ever had the misfortune of seeing, and Kim Kardashian is famous simply because she has a huge following on Instagram, had an extremely popular reality television show and simply lives on being a socialite. Same with Kylie Jenner. Yet people like Michael Jordan and old elderly celebrities that live in Hollywood who are decades past their prime somehow still make the news, simply because they are/were stars. Who the hell cares? I don't know really. But I just find it sad we focus so much on celebrities, I don't necessarily mean you because you're a pretty cool guy. I mean, they came from completely different backgrounds and are prominent in both sports. I never said they both have the same attitude and the same demeanor. I'm simply saying they are the most news worthy of any athlete in their sport, and for obvious reasons. As much as I don't like Lebron James, I don't put him as near as despicable as Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is undoubtedly one of the best boxers of all time, his style of defensive maneuvers have won him more fights than practically anybody else. But he is one of the most arrogant athletes I have ever seen. He is extremely full of himself and he beat up his wife. Ended up getting a slap on the wrist simply because he's a famous athlete. However there are athletes and celebrities who have gotten it much worse. Jared Fogle, the Subway guy was found having a sick interest in minors and now sits in an institution in Colorado. Lance Armstrong was the 'role model' for aspiring athletes and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, yet after 7 Tour De France titles he was caught lying about blood doping and was stripped of all of them. He will never gain respect and now has to live the rest of his life in tarnish. I don't need to say anything about Bill Cosby. So yeah. Athletes, celebrities, media moguls, whathaveyou, we have an obsession with them. There's a LOT of tight platforming. Impossible Boy is the only barrier between me and the platinum and that's simply because I haven't gotten the strategies down. I think anybody who can do The Kid levels can strive to do the no death levels. If you've gotten as far as Demon Boy and Zombie Boy then you have a shot at the platinum. The first guy who got the platinum for Super Meat Boy mentioned that he spent over 100 hours practicing over and over on Steam prior to the game being released for the PS4. I think that's a pretty good estimate of what you can expect. I know I've spent at least 50 - 60+ hours on the game, because it took me 10 - 12 hours each to get some of the no death runs completed. Did you think about Crash Nitro and Sonic Team Racing? I think those two games would be more around your skill level. Trackmania Turbo from what I've seen in videos looks far too hectic. DRIVECLUB may not be that difficult, just pretty time consuming. Driveclub Bikes looks pretty fun as well. I would definitely stay away from Gran Turismo Sport.
  4. I have been on this website every other day for the past several months and I can definitely tell you that @Sly Ripper has barely come on here, if at all. Whether I just get on at inconvenient times or whatever, you can be the judge of that. No offense, but he hasn't done much of anything these last few months. I think the December 2016 overhaul of this website was a much needed change, but since then we have seen very little that has been implemented to make this place more user friendly. Personally I don't mind automatic updates, while that can bother some people I never saw them as a problem. I plan to take a break when I hit around 10,000 trophies, as I've grown tired of the drama and the "atmosphere" of this website. It's not near as bad as, which is full of arrogant elitists and stuck up morons set in their ways, but we can be doing a hell of a lot better than we're doing right now.
  5. That's precisely the problem. I think Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are two of my favorite FPS of the last 10 years. You can't forget DOOM 2016 as it's a proper reboot and a good mixture of old and new. I personally prefer the old school style of FPS that was fast paced, which both DOOM and Duke Nukem 3D pioneered. Nowadays, much like with today's open world games, they're focusing too much on realism and just trying to get a Game of Thrones story out of them. The only reason I did Madden NFL 11 was because that was the only game where I didn't have to worry about online and it was a sports game I can do fairly easily. Every other Madden game has had some sort of online integration for their trophies. Baseball was something I grew up with, but I cannot relate to today's players. The Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds era was REAL baseball. Today's guys lack the personality and flair. Outside of their playing ability, I find Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Aaron Judge to be boring. Bryce Harper is an arrogant kunt and Mike Trout is one of the most boring 'standout' players I have ever seen. It's like comparing the greatness of the Michael Jordan era of the NBA to today's boring NBA players. The best we got is Lebron James, and I never liked him all that much. Too arrogant and full of himself in my opinion. The big problem is sports games have mostly been the same for the past 15 - 20 years, with little innovation and little to really get excited about unless you're a big fan of sports. So I'm not surprised if most people just skip sports games for platinum trophies. Meh. I often feel that reaching that high of percentage is just too much. That's just me though. A long time ago I learned that it is literally impossible to be good at every single game. Even if you are good at every single game, there are plenty of games that are basically shit or shovelware that you would never want to touch again with a 10 foot pole. I find modern point and click games to be boring and overly easy. I find stuff like Furi and Dark Souls to be exciting and adventurous. There's a lot of crap you have to weed through to get to the good stuff. Not the best of course but I'm proud with what I accomplished. At the end of the day, the only person who cares about your stats really is you. Other people can comment and compliment on your trophy profile, as people have done to mine, but don't let that cloud your mind. Personal accomplishments are what we make of them. Honestly I never saw the appeal or understood why Tom Brady is so popular. To be frank I've grown sick of Tom Brady at this point. He is literally the Lebron James of the NFL. Whatever he does, there has to be a news article on him because he has won more awards and gotten more praise than practically everybody else in the sport. That's how it is with Lebron James respectively. He's a giant inspiration for today's kids. He's a super athlete. Anything he does, even if it means taking his girlfriend/wife out to some fancy restaurant in Los Angeles, some paparazzi jackass or celebrity news moron wants to make that news. I mean Jesus Christ. I mean, Tom Brady is talented and he will go down as one of the all time best in the NFL. But honestly, I just wish he would leave. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre's careers are finished. They served long healthy careers in the NFL and the hype for them died down at the appropriate time. I never understood the celebrity obsessed culture, or just the idea of celebrities in the first place. Two years isn't that long. I'm still playing games from 2007 - 2010, only because I never got around to them when they were new. But... better late than never.
  6. The platinum is no more than a 4 or 5 out of 10. But the DLC is on an entirely different level. You practically have to get a co-op partner for a number of trophies. Nobody who lives near me is probably good enough to play local co-op with me unless I Share Play, which isn't an option unfortunately because of my internet. The first Crash Bandicoot is definitely the hardest and has the strictest time trials. In both 2 and 3 there were only a couple levels that gave me trouble. Stormy Ascent was especially difficult and that took me over 3 hours to get Gold. But without that I would of had to do that dreadful High Road level which is more broken than challenging.
  7. 1. No stacking any TellTale Game 2. Regardless of what game I play, I must try to get at least the tiniest amount of enjoyment out of it. 3. I must challenge myself every now and then. No playing easy game after easy game one after another over and over. 4. I will only stack games I enjoyed the first time around, games that I can recommend for others to play. 5. No Ratalaika Games on my trophy account. 6. I must set for a good balance of Ultra Rare, Very Rare, Rare, Uncommon and Common trophies. I don't actively pursue Ultra Rare trophies frequently, in fact I have never done that. But if you've played a lot of games that mostly have Uncommon and Common trophies, that probably tells me you're not willing to actively challenge yourself to go after games that may be perceived as difficult, but are worthwhile to play and may have a bunch of Rare trophies. Furi and Downwell both come to mind. 7. For every new addition I add to my backlog, I must have at least 2 to 5 games completed before I purchase anything. This is a good rule if you're still looking to find and purchase new games, but aren't willing to add a ton to your backlog. 8. I must 100 percent most of the games on my account. That means going back to stuff like Fallout 4 and try my best to get all the trophies it has to offer. I'm a completionist, so this is one of my golden rules. 9. Filthy 'E' ranks must eventually be gone. They look ugly and clutter up my trophy profile. 10. If I CANNOT satisfy #8, I must try to earn at least an A rank in all games. Grand Theft Auto V is one such example. I probably won't ever get either version (PS3 nor PS4) to 100 percent due to the trophy requirements. Run Like the Wind is unobtainable through normal means on the PS3 version, whereas the PS4 version has The Doomsday Heist DLC, with two trophies proving to be a major pain in the ass for most players. Shouldn't be too difficult to get A rank in both, just a bit time consuming. 11. No online heavy games. If the game requires me to do more than 15 - 20 hours of multiplayer and I'm required to boost, then I'm NOT interested. This is mostly due to my shitty internet connection but I typically find boosting to be a big hassle as many players in general don't actively show up for a boosting session. You're wasting my time and you're wasting everybody elses. The game has to be exceptionally good and looks very appealing to me for me to consider buying an online heavy game. Otherwise I will just skip such games and move on to others. 12. No easy Japanese visual novels. I may put one on my account as a sort of a joke, but after playing a couple in my lifetime I don't find them to be much to my liking. They're not my style. 13. No extremely time consuming JRPGs. There have been a few JRPGs that have been quite good, but I despise the modern take on JRPGs and I don't find the content to really interest me. There is probably only 2 or 3 Final Fantasy games I have any interested in and I will probably never touch Star Ocean 4. 14. If I were to just add a bunch of games at once earning a trophy in each of them, my completion rate must not fall below 90 percent. 15. No cheating, shareplay or paying somebody to earn trophies for you. This should be a golden rule for every trophy hunter. If you have a hacked console that can automatically earn trophies without ever playing the games or you pay somebody through a trophy service, you are a piece of shit and a cheater in my eyes. Glitches and Exploits are debatable. I myself have used these on several occasions for a number of games but they are perfectly allowed here on PSNProfiles. However I still think that something like the Debug Mode in the Jak and Daxter games is taking the 'cheap' way. But then again, so are the Sound Shapes stacks that I autopopped 2 years ago. 16. Enjoy yourself. If you are forcing yourself to play through a game just to get it done, take a break and find something else. 17. If there is a game that I CANNOT obtain due to lack of skill or lack of commitment, take a break and come back when you're ready to take on the challenge. If the challenge is beyond your skill, then accept what you've done and move on. 18. No backseat gaming. 19. NO HIDDEN TROPHIES. Only if I were to get flagged for a game, but even so I still wouldn't hide trophies. The leaderboards don't mean much to me anyway. 20. Finally, appreciate what you've accomplished and appreciate that you've achieved something that you thought you couldn't do. It never hurts to try again.
  8. As I'm playing through Back to the Future: The Game, I think it's fairly obvious why TellTale Games went under.


    The format has been the same throughout. The older games required you to do more stuff as to not miss out on the missable trophies. The newer games you can just plow through them in 6 - 8 hours and you can have your platinum, without ever looking up a guide.


    Still it sucks that they're gone. At least The Walking Dead is safe. I can't really say that for the other games.

    1. DaivRules


      If you are implying that their business model didn’t change and so that caused them to go under, I think the evidence that as they made newer games that required less “stuff” their sales increased contradicts your implication. The only “obvious” aspect for those of use paying attention while it was happening was that they had taken on too much work, too fast for them to handle, and their QC slipped. Internally, they were probably throwing money at problems trying to fix issues instead of managing their business more efficiently. 

    2. SinisterPledge


      Telltale didn't fail because of easy plats, lol. Like Daiv said, they had way too many projects running simultaneously, and their games were buggy and ridiculously unoptimized.

    3. Spaz


      Yeah that's true, but I think one of their problems was they just kept sticking to the same format. It changed a little when The Walking Dead came out as before they focused on stuff that provided comedy relief and was likely targeting a younger audience.


      Aside from Walking Dead, Batman was the best TellTale put out story wise. The numerous bugs and glitches didn't help.


      TellTale was a smaller company and obviously they couldn't handle the workload that bigger companies could. Aside from a few games such as The Walking Dead, Batman and Tales from The Borderlands, I don't recall many of their games attracting too many people.

  9. One just needs to look at my backlog to know that I have games dating back to 2014 - 2015 when I bought them and I STILL haven't gotten around to them. All those PlayStation Flash Sales did a lot to hurt my backlog. My advice to those reading is only buy something if you're truly interested in it and you're going to stick with it. I can tell you from experience that buying a few games just because they're cheap and not sticking with them because they weren't something you were really interested in is NOT a good perspective. That is basically buying shit on the go without doing any research on it. Impulse buying is what I define it. Had I been smarter and more selective when buying I wouldn't have amounted to the backlog I have now. They should require you to at least beat the game. That is one thing I think should be mandatory for every game, regardless of how difficult or long it is. If I'm going to play Days Gone then reward me with a trophy for beating the main story. There is a trophy for just that, and I'm happy with it. But if shit like the stuff Ratalaika Games just gives you a platinum 10 - 30 minutes into the game when you've barely gotten through a few levels, that is completely wrong and that needs to change. I don't care how short or long the game is, a platinum trophy shouldn't be handed out unless you've beaten the game, at least level wise. I don't care how easy it is either. But this notion that I can earn the platinum in super quick succession while I barely played through the actual game is bullshit. This falls right into the impulse buying, smartphone obsessed culture we live in. You buy a bunch of cheap, overly easy games that a 5 year old kid can play through, then you're done with them in under a hour.
  10. I want to break this down into two categories: 1. Online Play Games like Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 5 and the like implement multiplayer correctly. There is a multiplayer mode for a lot of AAA games, but generally they are not necessary to the point where they are absolutely mandatory. If however, video games start to offer "live service" and "digital only" stuff like what Need for Speed 2015 threw out with it's shit, then I will give up modern gaming altogether and just stick with older games and indie games. I don't want my games to attempt to be MMOs with every payment scheme under the sun included to try to pry dollars out of long time gamers like myself. I'm frankly tired of that shit, and it only seems to get worse over time. EA is basically on the forefront when it comes to this crap, and we all know how much Activision wants to do something like this. Online when integrated correctly is good. When it is literally forced on you for what is otherwise a single player game, that's where I draw the line. 2. Completionist There is absolutely no need to maintain 100 percent. You yourself are doing this, but you planned out ahead of time so you're pretty safe. Myself on the other hand I basically played a lot of PS3 and PS4 games a few years back just for fun, not concerning myself with online trophies that may one day be unobtainable. So I'm basically running up a steep hill, I can reach 97 - 98 percent completion, but probably not more than that. Sadly 100 percent will officially be impossible for me because I simply do not have the time to do Uncharted 2 and 3 multiplayer. I got too much going on with family, work and school to be concerned about a bunch of online trophies which quite frankly shouldn't of been there to begin with. I guess that's Naughty Dog's way of implementing multiplayer. Shame that The Last of Us requires you to do 26 - 28 hours of multiplayer, double that time if someone did both stacks. Lack of originality and creativity has a lot to do with it. They could of gave God of War 2018 a lot of different names. Hell, God of War: The Return of Kratos I would of accepted as a proper title. Instead, it's God of War. So what does that make the original God of War? Old school? Retro? The actual original? What is it, because apparently these people who name the titles don't know.
  11. I think the problem is impatience. The thing is now, there are so many things that can distract us. Smartphones, our iPads, etc etc. It's no longer just a computer desktop or just a television with a game console hooked onto it. I generally try to avoid boosting as much as I can because more often than not I'm NOT having fun and having to rely on strangers to help you get your trophies is pretty much a flip of the coin. I get that people have a schedule and you have to adjust to when they can be ready. I used to be a part of a raid guild in World of Warcraft. Basically always online, and you literally had to rely on at least 10 - 12 people to help you down a boss. That was the big draw, you couldn't just run in like an idiot, you had to learn the game and over time you got better. I don't think you can have that today. People are far too impatient to spend a few hours on a raid. A lot of people now I feel just jump straight into a game and ask to get handed trophies on a silver platter, without taking the time to learn the game mechanics. I've seen this a lot, especially in games like Red Dead Redemption where now you literally have to get lucky to get the Pa Poker Ace and Kingpin trophies. Nowadays a lot of people will just leave the session and then you're short of players you need to help you boost.
  12. Which Final Fantasy game would you recommend to a newcomer?
  13. That’s the ONLY reason I still have a PS3. Definitely a fan. Do you know where I can find a Chinese copy of Demon’s Souls? I would rather not have to read Japanese.
  14. I bought the Season Pass at a discount. In the Downloads section of my PS4 I have all DLC showing up except Nuka World. The PlayStation Store says I have it installed on my system. When I go to the Main Menu in the game it says I don't have it installed. The only thing I can think of is to delete everything and reinstall everything. I don't think it's necessary to delete my saves since I haven't gotten that far at all in the game. Whether it's a bug or whatever, nobody really knows. It's just a little irritating.
  15. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that. This is showing up on the Main Menu, not in-game. Plus I don't think you can access most of the Nuka World content until you're at least level 30, according to what I've been reading.