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About Lars

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  • Birthday 05/11/96

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    Tennis, autosport, especially the european version of autocross

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  1. I'm playing through Shadow Warrior 2 now, really a good recommendation for anyone that likes fast paced action games. It is a bit comparable to games like Doom, although that is more fluent in my opinion. 

    I enjoy the action, the enemy design and the levels. The only things i don't like are the few levels, there are a couple of levels which are constantly reused which isn't fun. I wanted to play some other games towards my 200th platinum but yeah, in the end gaming is about fun so i wanted to play this game.

  2. Does anyone have any tips for the pac-man and mrs. Pac-man games of the arcade game series. I'm trying to get the platinum for these games but the om nom nom trophies are killing me, even with the save exploit

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Galaga took me longer than the others. But we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

    3. Lars

      Lars

      @DamagingRob, Galaga took me 4 sessions. But it is a tricky one. But i'm just not that good at pac-man apparantly 

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      I completed those the fastest (though Ms. Pac-Man took the actual longest, since it was part of a platinum rain day event). I had more experience with those, though. Played them on arcade machines a lot in my younger days.

  3. This is news that makes my day. My favourite racing franchise after Dirt. Great to see it back in action
  4. So today was a good day. I played tennis for the first time in 5 weeks since my injury.

    I expected i would struggle and that the pain in my knee would maybe come back but it didn't. Even better i won both my matches which exceeded my expectations 

    1. Shinobi

      Shinobi

      Glad to hear! 👍

    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Awesome! :) 

  5. For me the only reviewer i watch and listen to. If he tells me it's a good game then i'll consider it and vice versa. Great fun reviews to watch and i generally agree with him after playing a game. That makes it easy for me to look at his opinion as if it is my own so that's also why his reviews have an influence about which game i buy and which don't
  6. I'm proud of loads of my platinum trophies. Skyrim because it was my 1st. Dirt 3, the one that got me into trophy hunting and for me still one of my favourits games. Top Spin 4, the most tedious mp boost i ever did Singularity, surprisingly good sp content but massive mp grind, took a group 3 weeks Geometry wars 3, the only game i think i'm good at. I was in the world top 10 on some levels, even nr 2 in 1 level. Gta v, big milestone and very fun plat. Again the mp is daunting and long. And there are more including, fifa 15 and 16. Bulletstorm ps4, the alien breed trilogy (challenging games). Call of juarez the cartel and even more
  7. This looks like a really fun list. Loads of random trophies that shouldn't be too difficult and may even not require a guide. Great trophy list imo
  8. So i made a bit of a planning regarding my road to platinum 200.

    I want to play some average difficulty games. So not very hard ones but games in the uncommon section. I want to clean up on those games for a little.

    I want to play:

    192: Spyro 2

    193: Spyro 3

    194: Defense Grid 2

    195, 196 and 197: Arcade Game Series: Pac-man, MS Pac-man and Galaga in no particular order

    198: Hellblade

    199: Assault Gunners HD 

    200: God of War 

     

    Knowing me i probably won't stick to this but that is what i have in mind as my upcoming plats, the order could change a bit.

    At first my goal was to get an UR plat (Killzone Shadow Fall) as plat 200, but i decided i want to enjoy my time with that game instead of getting annoyed with that. So i'm going for God of War, really looking forward to that. After plat 200 i probably will clean up some of the very easy plats i still have on my list, and yes, some of them are from Ratalaika so i probably will be shot afterwards or something. I'm looking forward to all of these games or enjoying them already, instead for the Arcade Game Series, i'm dreading those a bit because i thought Dig Dug was much more difficult then i expected. So probably the others will be more difficult as well. If someone has tips for those games then you are very welcome, i already know about the save exploit trick which i will be using a lot probably.

     

    Hopefully i will be at this milestone by the end of the summer.

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      The funniest thing as the result is that while there are people complaining and shooting hatred towards each other, the devs are receiving money. I agree, it is fun to get some quick trophies sometimes, I mean it's what we do. It's just weird how people are concerned with others' enjoyment than their own.

    3. Lars

      Lars

      Yeah i know. In the end i play games for my own enjoyment. I don't expect that my profile gets views continously. Maybe 10 times a year someone stumbles on it and gives it a quick look and i don't really care what that person thinks. I play them for my own enjoyment

    4. ee28max

      ee28max

      Just for my input and thoughts, your profile is great. Others may think differently, but that's how unique we are, right? 600 games is quite a huge number and 50% completion is not bad (I don't care about completion. I just plat and go next). Looking forward to have mine increased when I finally get a PS4. Hope I can get the FIFA 16 platinum in the future too. In the end, I'm enjoying, you're enjoying, there's no problem there. No worries about the views or opinions. 

  9. Another game that fits in this categorie is defense grid 2, the game takes around 20 hours to plat but you can get 30 trophies within 2-3 hours if you want. And even better 10-15 trophies in the first 15 minutes
  10. So this morning i caused a slight disturbance at my internship. I bought a new laptop charger last friday.

    When i plugged it in there was a flash in the power socket and all the lights went out. So apparently the plug burned on contact which lead to a short circuit.

    I don't know if i was lucky or that something like that couldn't do any harm. But my colleagues were very pleased with me because they couldn't do any work on a very busy day for 30 minutes

    1. Sir_Bee

      Sir_Bee

      That sounds like a building issue, not a you issue ...

    2. MidnightDragon
    3. Lars

      Lars

      Yeah i know, it was a faulty product but it didn't do me a favor there!

  11. So i recently decided to shrink my backlog. I had (and still have btw) many games on my profile. But when i was scrolling over them i realized that there were many that i didn't care for or knew for sure i wouldn't be playing. So i decided to remove those games from my profile, didn't care if i earned a trophy in those games or not, so that's why i now have hidden trophies on my profile, and i decreased my gamecount with 200+ games, most of those were cheap games that i decided to pick up in a sale once. Two things i learned from this is that to not cling on to things that i don't need/want anymore because every single one that were on disc are sold now. The second thing i learned is that i have to handle my money a lot better and only spend money on something i really want and be a bit more careful with it. All of those games are ones i bought over 2 years ago, in a period in which i bought almost everything. I remember that i once wanted to try a japanese RPG, and instead of just buying 1 my very clever and slightly drunk 18 year old brain decided to buy the whole tales series on a sale, and i didn't like them. All kinds of games like that are now gone from my profile, the only ones that are still there are games that i definitely want to try or games that i have to many trophies in to remove, otherwise i would have removed games like Catlateral Damage and The Raven as well.

     

    The only thing that sucks a bit is that my milestones have changed, something of which i don't care normally but i had my 5000th and 10.000th trophy planned and they have changed now. Positive thing is that my completion went up. I still have many unranked trophies but now i have a more clear overview of what i still want to play. Which is still way too much.

  12. So i finished some easy platinums in the last weeks, with Enigmatis, Lost Grimoires, Daggerhood and Metagal. And know i'm going for the 100% in Skyrim which should be cakewalk as i'm a level 89 powerhouse, with Daedric and Glass armor for massive damage and defense (Daedric) or stealth (Glass), i have the Chillrend sword, with a Daedric sword or a Daedric Shield. For two handed i have a Daedric Warhammer. Or i use my Daedric Bow. All are upgraded to Legendary, and all have very strong enchantments together with some rings and necklaces. So i have around 1800 armor rating i believe, and i do over 300 damage with one strike which is pretty nice for not using that many exploits. I only used the restoration potion glitch to quickly level smithing, alchemy and enchanting because upgrading those takes years, especially smithing. I won't level up anymore probably because i don't use magic but i don't need it. This is probably the best my character has been in 5 full playthroughs in which i haven't used exploits. I used the Oghma Infinium glitch on the PS3, then you can have all those items during the middle of the main campaign without having started any side stuff. But i think it is pretty clear that i really love Skyrim. I may want to try one of the Fallout games on my list in the near future

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Congrats on the Plats! Good luck with Skyrim. I loved Fallout 3, but Morrowind never really did anything for me. Don't know if I'll ever try another one. 

    3. Lars

      Lars

      @PooPooBlast, you spotted it. Proud moment lol.

      @DamagingRob,that's the one i may want to try. Despite it's age it still looks like a great game

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Yeah, it was and probably still is awesome. Everyone seems to love New Vegas, too, but my copy froze all the time, so I never got very far in that one.. 

  13. Another small collection of platinums i got recently #180: Drowning This game would be something i would normally do off as very easy and very boring. Unfortunately for me it is also very true, i dealt with depression and i'm still not fully recovered from it. It hurts me to say but it was a rough time the last few years. With some ups and many downs the thoughts you have are almost always negative. I see this game and the game represents it pretty well, like an endless path with no end. And people who talk to you that for you aren't even there. Especially the way you think about yourself is what this game does well, it represents the negativity in someones mind that you have if you are depressed. If you feel this way and you want some help don't feel ashamed but seek help!! Difficulty: 1/10 Enjoyment 7/10 (not really enjoyable, but because i felt understood i gave it this number) #183: Far Cry New Dawn: This was another game from my favourite franchise, and it was a bit of a let down based on my expectations, I was probably one of the few who really was looking forward to this instalment in the series. I really enjoyed the idea of the RPG elements with the levelled enemies and the base building mechanics. But for me they were way too basic, also the resource gathering sounded great but wasn’t that well implemented because you could find resources only in set locations. I thought you could get any resource from any enemy but that wasn’t the case. The odd thing for me with Far Cry now is that gameplay wise, my two least favourite games were in my 2 favourite worlds. I loved the forests and environment of Far Cry Primal, absolutely breath-taking but gameplay wise there wasn’t enough variation for me, especially in the weapons and approaches you could have there. In this game it is a bit of the same, I absolutely love the world, gorgeous place but the gameplay lacks variation. For me the missions were really fun but there were too many expeditions for example, because everything stacks you basically have to do the same mission 3 times, same goes for the outposts. The enemies were fun too fight though. In the beginning it is a massive challenge to fight level 2 enemies for example. Same with animals, jesus christ these are difficult in the beginning of the game. Running into the path of a bear is instant death if you don’t come prepared. But the only reason I didn’t like the implementation of the RPG elements is the fact that it was easy exploitable, it is really easy to gain perks fast. Doing some expeditions gives you some great resources, and ethanol can be boosted very quick with a couple of outposts. This meant that at 40% completion I already was a powerhouse, I had all elite or level 3 weapons which made the remainder of the game a cake walk. But I still enjoyed the game because it is Far Cry, I always love Far Cry. The carnage you can create is great, the gunplay is always fun. But I have some ideas that would make the next Far Cry more fun then this one. If you could craft weapons of your own creation with items you find ingame that would be great, they could make it more difficult to get resources and reward exploring. Now you could buy maps for the locations, and the rest of the world didn’t matter anymore. So hide big rewards in random unmarked locations of the map. On a side note, for collectibles, I think that Far Cry 4 had the best implementation of a collectible in an open world game with the Yalung masks. They showed the location on the map and when you get there you get an area where the collectible could be so you still have to search, I hope they bring this back. Make more different levels of enemies and maybe even have the ability to level your own character, I know that this would be just a Far Cry: Fallout game but still, this would make the game better in my opinion because I think the Far Cry games have a great base for good RPG elements. I think to be honest that Ubisoft will go in this direction because they did the same with Assassin’s Creed, and I still have to play these. Why can’t I stop time and just play my entire backlog so that I can focus on the new games as well. But to summarise, if you like Far Cry you’ll enjoy this game. It is still a fun game but and it tries some interesting new games which in my opinion are just not good enough implemented, but I have to give Ubisoft credit for the fact that they dare to step off a proven working concept and go in a new direction with their biggest IP’s Difficulty: 3/10 Enjoyment: 7/10 #184: Sniper Elite 3(PS3) I’m proud of this platinum, the reason for this is that I gave up on it twice and came back twice and finished it. I first gave up after playing a bit of the story and realising that I wasn’t that good at sniping and stealth and I thought the multiplayer was a bit too long. After that I still decided to go for the multiplayer and finished that, I also did the co-op run at that time which was fun but I didn’t do Authentic at that time. Then the game sat in my backlog for 1,5 years, this year I decided to go for the authentic difficulty run, I did it with @Conker which was a good run. Luckily we could use a glitch that made the hud come back so also some aiming assistance. But we did well, we only failed chapter 3 more then twice. After the authentic run I did a 100% run. I got all the collectibles except for one weapon part, and just my luck that is the only collectible that you can’t track and I was so lucky to have missed the weapon part in chapter 1. So after that it was just the DLC and during this time I unlocked one more trophy, and I only had the double marathon trophy left, which was literally 2 minutes of work left. I enjoyed the game a lot, the levels were well designed, with fun objectives and multiple tactical ways of tackling them, if there was a tank, do you go in the open and shoot it’s weakspots or place a mine, they both have advantages and disadvantages. Shooting weakspots can be done silently with sound masking your shots but takes more time and shots, a mine takes out the tank immediately but alerts the whole map so that still means a lot of danger. These kind of tactical decisions is what makes the game fun and leads to a lot of replayability. The most fun thing though are the kill animations or the bullet cam. The ways you can kill enemies is great. The only thing I didn’t like was that going completely stealth was a bit too difficult, even on cadet it was a big challenge to not get spotted. And I thought the XP distribution was a bit strange, for a stealth kill with a knife I would get 15XP, with the Welrod (silenced pistol) usually 20XP, for a full “The A-Team style” loud rifle kill I would get at least 25XP. You would say that the game would encourage stealth but it doesn’t, although I have to say that sound-masked headshots with the sniper give you the most XP. So the game technically encourages stealthy sniping which is logical. The story didn’t interest me that much. But the locations are awesome, fighting your way through villages, mountain passes, an airfield and even a factory with a insanely big tank in it. This leads to some really cool setpiece moments as well. I really enjoyed this game and this may lead to me going back in the series and give the story of Sniper Elite 2 another go. Difficulty: 5/10 (would be much higher if Authentic would be done without glitch and solo) Enjoyment: 8/10
  14. I have updated my list completely again, so i hope everyone enjoys the read. I kept my reviews for easy games as short as possible so just 1 sentence because i don't think anyone really cares about those
  15. I like this month only because i thought about picking these up, but i waited for both and it paid off apparently