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  1. I am so happy to have been a part of the first and third place guide of the year spots. Shout out to everyone I worked with, you're all awesome people, I loved my time working with y'all!
  2. Guide of the Year: Stardew Valley - Chock full of important and essential information, while staying easily accessible for the average player, I personally used this guide when playing the game on PC and I wouldn't have it any other way. Reading other guides on other websites, they don't really compare to this one when it comes to Stardew Valley. Excellent on pretty much all grounds, easily one of the best guides to release this year. Exceptional Niche Game Guide: ねこあつめ VR - Perfect guide for a game like this. Unfortunately, both the game and guide will be overlooked because of the language barrier, VR requirement, and just lack of popularity. I think the guide is exactly right for the game, as it has everything you need, with great hand-holding for people who don't understand or know how to navigate the Japanese language. Exceptional Use of Formatting Guide: Shadow of the Colossus Time Trials & Items Guide - Was thoroughly impressed with this guide when it came out, instantly became one of my favourites this year. I really love the general presentation of just all the information, it really perfectly displays what you need to know, when you need to know it, without being either an eye sore or a slog to read through. It is intoxicating in its simplicity. Exceptional Use of Original Content: Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise - (There are two very well done guides for this game, but I'm writing this based off the first one published). I wanted to nominate this for both great use of original content and great formatting, but I should limit it to one at a time. Lots of original content, whether it be videos made by the author or just hand-made bricks of usefulness with their own screenshots, tables, etc. Very solid guide that is both very charming and informative without sacrificing one or the other. Exceptional Walkthrough Guide: Alien: Isolation - Another game I used this guide on PC for. This is definitely one of the most well rounded guides I've seen on the website this year. I don't have much else to say other than just how good it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. The guide practically holds your hand and guides you through the game with ease, what more could you ask for in this case? Excellent information presented and formatted, all the information you need on even some of the smaller details. I don't necessarily think you need a guide like this to glide through the game, but it sure as hell increases the quality-of-life ten fold.
  3. I'll add a link to this thread somewhere under the trophy in case anyone wants to use it. Very impressive, nice work
  4. I mean, the online trophies are super straight forward, just pray you're fast enough and learn the fastest ways to earn EXP first.
  5. I'm (probably) retiring from guide writing soon as it takes up far too much of my time. It's been a fun ride, I'm sure the plentiful talented writers will fill my gap no problem. Have fun, y'all
  6. Taken from the guide I'm working on:
  7. I don't think you can exactly throw away any weapons, but I think there's a feature so you always have specific horse weapons equipped for when you get off/on it. It should be somewhere in the gameplay settings, I think?
  8. Make sure you're jumping off the tallest part of the hole so you can maximize your chances of getting it. If you jump at a really low point, you might not unlock the trophy. But there are plenty other places/points in the game where you can get it as well.
  9. I swear I only see these kinds of complaints on this forum, where these extremely small scale complaints, for some reason, entirely dictate whether you like it or not. I completely 110% disagree, I think this game is phenomenal, as does just about everyone who has ever played it, and it has one of gaming's best stories in ages. This is why I implore everyone to play games on their own regard and not succumb to hype culture, because practically every post made about this game where they complain that is either overrated or disappointing went into it with the utmost highest expectations, or simply played it because they heard a lot about it, despite it not being a game for them. - If you're playing on easy mode where, the game tells you before hand that it practically plays itself, and then you play hard and feel the difficulty increase significantly, and you call it unbalanced? What? I mean, by that logic, you should very well just play on normal. Maybe I'm just good at video games or something, but hard mode was trivial for me and the only legitimate challenge is very hard. - The game is beautiful, I can assure you. I've played it dozens of times on both PS4 and PC, and I'll admit that the PS4 version is lack luster in comparison, but it looks absolutely fabulous on everything else. And besides, I don't think it looks bad at all, it's probably just the colour pallet that makes it seem more "ugly" than it really it, in my opinion. - This game was created for an intriguing and immersive story through and through, not for trophy hunters, so "backtracking" will naturally piss people off. Not saying that you're only in it for trophies, but I am 99% sure that most people who play this game and complain about it on here only do because they care about how quickly and efficiently they're earning trophies over how much they're getting sucked in by the wonderful characters, soundtrack, writing, and environments. And I can totally understand some of your complaints about how each character's arcs played out, but I personally adored the entire game's story the whole time because the game did such a fantastic job at making these characters feel more than simply intentional stock characters in a world much bigger than the surface. In my opinion, this game is extremely damn close to perfect, and the "flaws" most people talk about are more like personal preferences. Especially this right here. There is quite literally PLENTY special about this game, and it is far from overrated. Nier went from a underselling Japanese niche game to one of the best selling single player RPG's in forever, the fact that it won several huge awards for the stellar soundtrack, and you're saying there's nothing special about it? Lmao, like I get it's your opinion and you're absolutely entitled to it, but at least try and think about things objectively.
  10. What is your favourite, and least favourite aspect of being a member of the Guide Team?
  11. I'm in the process of making a trophy guide for this game. Most people who platinumed the game used various Japanese forums/posts of the game, from decoration drop areas to sub quest stuff, but there isn't a definitive side quest list out there yet (to my knowledge). If it means anything, I'm 99% sure that you don't need to complete every side quest, just a specific hand full. If it's possible, I'll create a comprehensive list of every side quest and their details if one doesn't surface by the time I finish the guide. Otherwise, I'll just list the necessary ones.