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About FarSideOfSaturn

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    Most of the time, I mash random buttons and hope for the best
  • Birthday 03/23/87

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  1. Despite my many defects, somehow I've never been mocked (at least to my face) for anything I'm aware of. The closest I could get is the verbals and protests I encountered from my friends/work colleagues for defending No Man's Sky and Hello Games to the death when NMS released. I always believed!
  2. Nah, I just throw myself in there and don't look at trophies until I've finished the main story. I used to scan for missable trophies but don't even do that anymore. Recently had to do a second playthrough of RDR2 because of that, but I'm pretty good at picking out games I'd replay so I didn't mind. There's been a few times I thought I'd bitten off more than I can chew when I finally looked at the trophy list but I've survived...so far. No problem with anyone who does allow trophies to influence what they play, do whatever makes you happiest my dudes.
  3. I've got a couple of games I go back to. Mainly No Man's Sky, it's pretty much my resident chill out game and has been since it released (all I want to do is fly around and explore!). Also go back to Dark Souls III every few months, sometimes to run through it, sometimes to help random people out with bosses, dropping random items, fight club. Right now I'm on my third playthrough of Red Dead Redemption 2, earned the platinum about three weeks ago but I recently started a youtube channel so I'm using RDR2 to practice editing videos mostly. Didn't realize how much work went into editing, recorded for about three hours, and edited for over eight hours for a 25 minute video. I get dragged back into GTA online on occasion by my friends too, usually because they need money and want me to use the infinite casino heist method, then we end up doing other stuff, races, deathmatches, sumo is a brilliant game mode. One day, I've no doubt go back to Skyrim, been resisting the temptation for about three years. Really want to play the Talos Principle again too, but I'll wait a year or two until I've forgotten the solutions for the puzzles
  4. I'm pretty squeezed for time these days so my plans are simple. Finish Assassin's Creed Vahalla's DLC, and Outer Wilds got some DLC recently which came out of nowhere. Then I'll probably make the switch to PS5. At the start of the year I only wanted the GTA V & RDR 2 platinums, anything else is a bonus. I guess, if I could get to 89% completion and under 300 unearned trophies, that'd be pretty neat.
  5. Most fun platinums 1. The Talos Principle 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 3. Red Dead Redemption 2 Most grindy platinums 1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (1800+ hours) 2. Grand Theft Auto V (777 hours) 3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (681 hours) I should probably explain I play games casually first without looking at trophy guides until I've finished the main story. In Skyrim's case I didn't look at the trophies for well over a year, GTA V & RDR2 I spent a lot of time playing online and started a new save for the platinum run. I also refuse to fast travel. Highest skill based platinums 1. Dark Souls 3 2. Dark Souls Remastered 3. Gran Turismo 6 Most boring/tedious platinums 1. Beyond Two Souls 2. The Walking Dead: The Final Season 3. Far Cry Primal Platinums I didn't achieve, but wanted 1. Metal Gear Solid 4 2. Ico 3. Red Dead Redemption 1
  6. #44 Red Dead Redemption 2 - Legend of the West All I needed was some faith, some money and a goddam plan. Normally I'd write like, infinity paragraphs but the good thing about Rockstar's games, they're so well known that I don't have to. I will say though, I'll talk about this game with the sincerest admiration whenever I have the opportunity to do so. Enjoyment: 10/10 Difficulty: 5/10 Time to platinum: Ahem. 681 hours. I enjoyed it so much I played it twice, and got wrapped up in online for several weeks.
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2 - Zoologist Study every animal across all states in story mode - Skin Deep Skin every species of animal in story mode Altogether, I spent sixteen hours hunting the bull moose. Legit the only animal out of the 152 required that gave me any trouble. (Thanks to @KingGuy420 for telling me about the reset spawn trick!) Next up is 100% while getting myself mauled by bears at every possible opportunity.
  8. I'm sure however relaxed I feel now, it'll be reversed when I get to the gold medals haha. I'm saving those for last but I already knocked off a decent amount naturally during my second playthrough (1st playthrough is always casual without looking at trophy lists to avoid spoilers, so I missed a couple of trophies). I'm just gonna approach the same way I'd approach most speedruns. In that enemies usually spawn in the same places, take the same routes, behave the same ways. It's just memorizing it with a few practice runs, finding a route through and executing it that's the hard part. But I'm sure there's loads of small tricks and maybe some glitches in there to take advantage of. I'm sure you'll come back to it one day and obliterate it! Haven't gotten to that one yet but it's one of the very few animals I haven't seen at all during my two playthroughs and thirty something hours online. Will brace my controller for impact...
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2 - Self Sufficient Craft 30 unique items in story mode Left this til I started studying/skinning all animals and pretty much earned it naturally while doing that. Currently at 110 animals of 152 needed, actual so relaxed right now after spending several hours doing nothing but riding across the map hunting. I've seen a lot of complaints about this platinum, but I'm finding it therapeutic af.
  10. Occasionally. I'm absolutely shit at keeping up with gaming news, legit can't tell you what was released last month, or what's going to be released next month. It's a surprisingly decent way of finding games that I might've missed, or some obscure games (the PS store runs like shit on my laptop). I found the Talos Principle by clicking on random profiles and it turned out to be one of my favourite games of all time. I have a look through some of my followers more often to see what everyone's up to, didn't realize how many of them haven't been around or aren't active on PSN anymore when I looked a couple of weeks ago. One thing I find really interesting is the people at the bottom of the leaderboard, people who earned a single trophy a decade ago and never returned. I wonder what happened to them.
  11. I feel kind of backwards compared to most of peoples experiences when I read these type of threads. I started out not really bothering if I got a platinum or not, I'd usually have a standard I'd try and reach (A rank for example), reach it and move on. When I made the switch from PS3 to PS4, something changed and I began to put in more effort. So far I've managed to platinum every PS4 game I own (currently working on RDR2), and 100% the games that don't have platinums. I still feel like I can walk away from a platinum, as I can walk away from platinumed games that have DLC trophies (GTAV for example) without it bothering me, I just haven't been pushed to the point of letting a platinum go yet (on PS4). Thinking about it, in the PS3 days, I was at uni, while working full time so I had way less time to dedicate to it. Now, I only work five days a week so that would explain the heightened energy I feel, now that I have more time. I realized the importance of taking a break too, and enjoying other things. Like, I won't sit in front of the TV all day and just play, I'll go out, watch movies, draw, whatever. I think being able to do that instead of dedicating an entire day to gaming/trophy hunting makes it more likely that I can l walk away from a platinum without it bothering me, because it's not the only thing in my life. Guess we'll find out for sure when it happens! (and it will, realistically something has to break my PS4 streak eventually).
  12. In descending order (it's easier for me to think that way) 10. Grim Fandango 9. No Man's Sky (yes, really) 8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 7. Red Dead Redemption II 6. Assassin's Creed II 5. Outer Wilds 4. The Talos Principle 3. Dark Souls 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 1. Dark Souls III One thing I've noticed from compiling that list is that in general, I favour games from the last decade or so. There's been a lot of times I've threw on the Snes/Mega Drive/PS1/PS2 and found some games aren't as good as I remember. For instance, GTA III was probably my favourite game ever when it was released, and it probably stayed that way until Vice City. It was great at the time, but in hindsight I don't consider it a great game. I mean, how could it be? Limited hardware, technology, it was Rockstars first/one of their first attempts at a 3D open world, mistakes were going to be made and it was always going to be far from perfect. I do absolutely respect older titles for being the foundation of what we have today and some still hold up (MGS3 is probably a good example), but typically I've found revisiting older games quite disappointing.
  13. Red Dead Redemption 2. Been a long one so far, with two entire playthroughs done since I always play through casually once, even if it means I miss a trophy and have to start over. I was going to go for 100% in single player before I started multiplayer, but dived into online and quite enjoyed it so far. I think today I'll jump back to single player and get started on the challenges, along with studying/skinning animals I find along the way. I've found enough animals to 100% single player but need them all for a trophy obviously. Currently 88% done in single player, rank 19 in online. I don't mind that it takes a long time to platinum, other than a low trophy count some months. Still enjoying it as much as I was on day one, I don't know what it is but I seem to enjoy these long grindy games the most.
  14. Red Dead Redemption 2 - Master Craftsman Red Dead Online: Craft 20 items (excluding ammo) That's the majority of the quick trophies done, almost all that's left is grindy trophies, the type that saw me earn only five last month. I don't mind because online has been even more peaceful than free roaming in single player. Maybe I've been lucky, but every single player I've met online so far has been chill af.
  15. 304. I wasn't massively into trophy hunting on PS3, in that I wasn't willing to go as far as am I now, so a lot of those games got left behind. My target when I moved to PS4 was to keep it around or ideally, under 300 so I'm doing pretty well. Currently I have 21 trophies to earn from RDR2 which I'm trying to platinum, and 9 from Vahalla's DLC but I'm expecting more to be added. I'll get round to those after RDR2. I can earn a handful more from GTA Online too, so I should be able to drag it down to around 270.