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Murder_of_Birds

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  1. Greetings and Salutations! (PSN ID: Murder_of_Birds) I've been an avid Kingdom Hearts fan since the PS2 days, so my interest was immediately piqued when I saw the title of this thread on the front page of the site. I think it's an awesome idea to help encourage and motivate Kingdom Hearts fans, as well as trophy-goers, to go above and beyond the games they play and strive for those platinum trophies! I'm not sure if I'll be able to join this event, and earn that new shiny plaque, as I've earned all 4 platinum trophies for 1.5 & 2.5 as of last year, but I look forward to earning future platinums with 2.8 this December & KH3 afterwards. Whatever the case, I would LOVE to share my experience of the trials and challenges of 1.5 & 2.5 and offer any advise for those who're traveling down the same path! KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX (My First Platinum Trophy EVER) When I heard Kingdom Hearts was coming to PS3, I made it a personal goal to finally buy a PS3 (I was on 360 at the time) and make KHFM my first platinum on the PSN. I basically done everything on the original game on the PS2, but with trophies on the PSN, a Platinum is a statement, and I wanted everyone to know just how much I loved Kingdom Hearts! It took roughly 83 hours to earn the platinum, across all three playthrough, and I finished up the game with 100% completion on Proud Mode. And the best part was, it didn't feel like a chore at all. I mean, the three playthroughs were a bit tedious, and Gummi Missions weren't exactly exciting or easy to deal with, but all throughout the grinding and farming, I was so excited to be working towards something I loved. It's definitely one of my most proudest trophies to date! (100% completion on Proud Mode!) KINGDOM HEARTS RE: CHAIN OF MEMORIES (In my opinion, the most tedious platinum of the bunch) Contrary to popular opinion, I really enjoyed the gameplay of Chain of Memories, preferably the GBA version. What I will say, and this could be a turn off to some trophy-goers....This game's trophies are mind-numbingly tedious. It took me almost 2 years to platinum this game, after my initial Sora & Riku playthrough, just because I knew it wasn't going to be a pleasant experience like KHFM. The BIGGEST hurdle for this game's platinum is a combination of the RNG system of collecting all cards for Sora, and the 6 total playthroughs needed for each difficulty for Sora & Riku. PRO-TIPS: I CANNOT stress enough how important it is to do your research before you start this game. Make sure you watch 358/2 Days, and earn all 6 trophies, before starting this game or you'll screw yourself out of the Card Collection trophy which ties into this game. The Barrel Spider card drop was the bane of my existence for Sora's playthrough, and they only spawn in certain worlds. (I reached Level 100 before I got it). Make sure you use cards like Teeming Darkness, Almighty Darkness & Looming Darkness to increase your drop rate by 2.5%, and if you don't feel like stocking up, just abuse the save and soft reset method until you get the cards you want. I HIGHLY recommend watching Everglow's trophy guide videos for more in-depth help on this game's trophies. Overall, I enjoyed this game far more when I wasn't focusing on trophies, but my inner completionist & Kingdom Hearts adoration wouldn't let this platinum slip through my grasp. I reached 100% completion, for Sora & Riku on Proud Mode, and it took me a little over 95 hours to FINALLY get it! SORA'S PLAYTHROUGH RIKU'S PLAYTHROUGH KINGDOM HEARTS 2 FINAL MIX (My Favorite Video Game of All-Time) Words simply cannot express how I felt the first time I played Kingdom Hearts 2 back in 2006. I remember my friend letting me borrow the game the week it came out, since I couldn't get it right away, and I playing it non-stop, for 2 days, until I beat it. The second best thing was that I got to FINALLY experience the Final Mix version of my favorite game ever, and what a challenge that was. I can't say enough good things about this game. But biases aside, KH2FM sets the standard for the series in terms of overall gameplay & balance, as well as challenge to the player. I've never been more frustrated, yet determined than when I was getting my ass kicked by the Data Organization members, or during the 8 hours it took me to defeat the Lingering Will. And aside from the Secret Bosses, the Final Mix exclusives (Sticker pictures, Limit Form, extra cut-scenes, Chamber of Remembrance, etc) made this one of the most compelling and satisfying experiences of the Kingdom Hearts series for me. This is, without a doubt, the PROUDEST Platinum I've earned. It took me over 100 hours to attain, and I loved every minute of it. (Here's to hoping KH3 replaces my all-time favorite game) KINGDOM HEARTS: BIRTH BY SLEEP FINAL MIX (I'm SO happy for 2.8's continuation story!!!) From a story-telling standpoint, I think BBS is my favorite game in the series. The introduction of three new Keyblade wielders, their unique gameplay & experiences, bonds as friends, and their tragic fate all made for one of the most emotionally heart-wrenching stories in the series (next to Xion for me). That's why from everything that's happened lately in the series, the announcement of KH 2.8 left so much joy inside of my, to finally see what await our long dormant heroes, and how they'll be an impact in KH3. Unfortunately, when it comes to the nitty-gritty of gameplay and trophy hunting, BBS suffers tremendously on it's lack of balancing gameplay & overwhelming rehash of minigames. Now I'll be one to admit, I look for a challenge when I play the Kingdom Hearts: hardest difficulties, secret bosses, farming for synth items, etc. But when it came to BBS, at least post-story, I found it as more of a chore than an exciting and worthwhile accomplishment. The fact that Thunder-based abilities can carry you through the game made it feel cheap and lazy to make my way through the ranks of battles. Leveling up took FOREVER, compared to the other games, unless you manipulated the Radient Garden exploit. Hit detection & staggering are almost non existent, even despite Terra being the "heavy hitter" of the bunch. Secret Bosses are flat out BROKEN! Ala Mysterious Figure?!?!? Aqua & Ven shouldn't have infinite, invincibility on their dodge rolls. And if it wasn't for audio podcasts, I would have blown my brains out by the amount of minigames this game forces you to play. Mirage Arena, Command Boards, Disney Races, Ice Cream stacking, Fruit Ball volleyball. TOO MANY MINIGAMES!!! And ALL of this needs to be multiplied by three, for each character you need to do it with for the Platinum. I know that all made me sound like I think this game is the worst thing in the world. It isn't. But if you plan on going for the platinum trophy, then it most likely will be. (Especially if you did all of these requirements on Critical Mode like my stupid ass did). I wouldn't wish this platinum on my worst enemy, but if you manage to brave through the fires of KHBBSFM, you'll be made into the strongest of Men/Women. This game took me ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN HOURS TO PLATINUM. I earned 100% completion for Terra, Ventus & Aqua individually, on Critical Mode (167 hours) PS: The Final Episode & Secret Episode were one of the coolest moments of the game, for me! (Castle Oblivion reveal, Realm of Darkness, BBS Volume 2 teaser, etc) TERRA'S PLAYTHROUGH VENTUS' PLAYTHROUGH AQUA'S PLAYTHROUGH FINAL EPISODE PLAYTHROUGH SECRET EPISODE PLAYTHROUGH And to wrap it all up, here's my full summary of my Trinity Archives for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix. I hope you guys enjoyed my experiences and thoughts on Kingdom Hearts and I wish you all the very best in your Platinum endeavors! Feel free to add me on PSN if you ever want to discuss Kingdom Hearts and I can't wait for 2.8 and KH3 in the future! Take Care
  2. Bloodborne
  3. For me, it would have to be any Kingdom Hearts game, Naruto Storm games, Fallout, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy.