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  1. That's really up to the player. I'm playing on very easy my first run to finish as quickly as possible and I'm still getting sufficient assists and breaks. Any battle trophies I don't get now I'll get on nightmare, that's for sure. Actually a couple more tips, levels don't carry over on NG+ period, so don't worry about levels and save your shiny pom baits. In chapter 4 there is a very easily missable treasure chest with a MQ that gives a bonus to experience earned. To grab it you have to back out of the dungeon and go back to the entry area. That's probably going to be the most commonly missed chest and it's very helpful on NG+.
  2. It is way better than the Japanese ones that also have the same trophy name. Honestly, I think it's something NISA has little control over since the PS4/Vita releases of Ys 8 do the same thing, but the PC version has neat achievement icons. The nice thing in CS3 is that you don't need a detection quartz any longer, but the maps also aren't all filled in automatically so possible missed chests stand out a bit more. The main tricky one comes at the end of chapter 4 where you have to exit a dungeon you just entered to go grab a chest for that area that is in the entry area. As someone who got the Japanese plat, let me give a few tips to everyone in general: 1. While the game adds event icons and shows subquests on the map, still be careful of missables. You have to actually visit the map they are on to even see that and some missables don't have event icons, namely books. 2. Be aware that difficulty for the VM minigame increases with the game's overall difficulty. For anyone planning to make a nightmare run a second run, consider at least trying to get the VM trophy for sure the first run or play as many opponents as you run into at least. Beating everyone in VM gives the Chevalier MQ which can make nightmare much easier as well. 3. Fishing is way easier with buying the rod and hook upgrades available in Leeves or through Freddy, I'd recommend taking the time to earn some mira to get them. Fishing also has kind of weird controls because it seems NISA may have missed swapping X and O for that, or was unable to. 4. If you're doing a blind run, still make an effort to go to every shop in a new place, including restaurants and stalls. Recipes are earned via buying food at a restaurant and many shops have gifts for various party members that increase bond points. This is also pretty easy to do and far easier to get all the recipes on a blind run than it was in CS1 and CS2.
  3. 1. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (2%?) (2 out of probably 53 trophies) 2. 英雄伝説 碧の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution) (41%) (24 out of 57 trophies) 3. Omega Quintet (37%) (25 out of 55 trophies) 4. Asdivine Menace 5. Bonds of the Skies 6. Sephirothic Stories 7. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (0 out of 50 trophies) 8. 英雄伝説 零の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution) 9. Murdered: Soul Suspect 10. Monochrome Order 11. Asdivine Kamura (Releases probably 11/5/19) (0 out of 38 trophies) 12. Word Wheel by POWGI (NA Vita) (53%) (18 out of 33 trophies) 250 out of 467 trophies earned so far, 6 out of 12 games completed. So Trails of Cold Steel 3 arrived in the mail for me today, but its trophy list isn't on PSN yet. This is why my percentage has a ? by it and it still says probably 53 trophies because I can't seem to view the trophy list even on my PS4 or sync trophies, but I have earned two so far and can at least attempt to guess at percentages until the trophy list is on PSN, hopefully that will be tomorrow when the game is actually released. I'm in the middle of chapter 1 now. Didn't quite hit my goal of finishing up my first playthrough of Ao no Kiseki before I got CS3, but I came pretty darn close. I'm at the last round of quests and such before the final dungeon and am starting to get end game trophies now. Already got the other hard trophy in the game for kicking the butt out of the hardest boss in the game who can one shot the whole party and takes little damage even on easy difficulty. Either that battle is the same on all difficulties or it's insane on nightmare. I personally don't want to know and am just glad I won't be required to win it on nightmare. Will be working on chipping away at that plat while I also play CS3. Otherwise I made a tiny bit of progress in Omega Quintet, still stuck on that quest but got some grinding out of the way. Going to take a break from that for CS3 though. And slowly chipping away at Word Wheel by POWGI in case I need that as an easy 99th plat to ensure Ao no Kiseki gets to be the 100th plat and I don't want to get CS3's plat before Ao's plat. Will be saving the Word Wheel plat though since Asdivine Kamura may well be a very easy plat and suffice for spot #99 instead.
  4. You're missing the point of what they are saying. They aren't saying this is a good game. They are saying that calling this "one of the worst games ever" shows you haven't played a lot because there are far worse games. Me, I just deem you lucky for not getting roped in by a crappy game before now. Yes, I agree the game isn't that great, but it has one trait that already sets it above many games: it's not a buggy nearly unplayable mess. I've played games that I honestly couldn't tell you if the game itself was good or not because it didn't even work.
  5. 1. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (Releases 10/22/19) (0 out of probably 53 trophies) 2. 英雄伝説 碧の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution) (14%) (10 out of 57 trophies) 3. Omega Quintet (35%) (24 out of 55 trophies) 4. Asdivine Menace 5. Bonds of the Skies 6. Sephirothic Stories 7. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (0 out of 50 trophies) 8. 英雄伝説 零の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution) 9. Murdered: Soul Suspect 10. Monochrome Order 11. Asdivine Kamura (Releases probably 11/5/19) (0 out of 38 trophies) 12. Word Wheel by POWGI (NA Vita) (0%) (0 out of 33 trophies 215 out of 467 trophies earned so far, 6 out of 12 games completed. Made some good progress in Ao no Kiseki. I'm up to chapter 3 now. Still slow going on the trophies, but most trophies in Trails games are earned at the end of the game and I'm about halfway. Hoping to finish up the first playthrough before CS3 releases. Also after what felt like a gazillion tries, I got the trophy for getting 4000+ points in the Horror Coaster minigame. That's a silly little game where your character takes a friend to ride a roller coaster through a haunted house and while riding it you have to shoot the monsters coming for you by pressing the button it tells you to press. To get that sort of score you can't miss any of them, and some have a split second window to hit them, so it's not easy. Glad I knocked that one out because it's probably the hardest trophy in the game. Also finished up episode 5 in Omega Quintet. Got most of episode 6 knocked out and then I got stuck on a quest to defeat a stupidly powerful monster and probably need to grind for more levels, which is a pain in this game because you have to spam skills a lot and I still don't have enough SP to be able to do that for more than a few battles before I need to recover SP again. Edit: Also going to add Word Wheel by POWGI before that gets over 35% since I'm going to need a quickie plat for #99
  6. Honestly am going to need someone else to weigh in on that because I'm not in the least bit familiar with God Eater and don't even know what half of that stuff means and how strongly or not that links the games together as a series.
  7. 1. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (Releases 10/22/19) (0 out of probably 53 trophies) 2. 英雄伝説 碧の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution) (7%) (5 out of 57 trophies) 3. Omega Quintet (34%) (23 out of 55 trophies) 4. Asdivine Menace 5. Bonds of the Skies 6. Sephirothic Stories 7. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (0 out of 50 trophies) 8. 英雄伝説 零の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution) 9. Murdered: Soul Suspect 10. Monochrome Order 11. Asdivine Kamura (Releases probably 11/5/19) (0 out of 38 trophies) 209 out of 434 trophies earned so far, 6 out of 11 games completed. Just finished up Monochrome Order and wow that last ending route sure spiked the difficulty a lot and those optional bosses were pretty hard. Enjoyed the game overall and definitely felt it was worth the money spent. Will get back to Ao no Kiseki and Omega Quintet now until CS3 releases.
  8. Just finished up a new game with a shiny new Monochrome Order plat. It just came out a few days ago so it qualifies for the new release bonus. It ended up being a total of 189.81. No change to rankings, I'm just edging a bit closer to Kevvik's current lead. It was about 30 hours for the plat and overall pretty fun. The optional bosses actually were a pretty good challenge that required me to think up a solid strategy for the last one rather than just grind. I also really liked the system they had of judgments and the multiple endings and story routes determined by your choices. The story routes were actually pretty well done with a good balance of being pretty easy to see how to get the various endings while having a good amount of difference between the routes and most of them brought some new plot element and world building to the table. By the time I finished all the endings up, I felt pretty satisfied with the resolution and didn't feel like there was anything left undone regarding the plot. I had fun with it and feel my money was well spent in getting this one.
  9. 1. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (Releases 10/22/19) (0 out of probably 53 trophies) 2. 英雄伝説 碧の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution) (7%) (5 out of 57 trophies) 3. Omega Quintet (34%) (23 out of 55 trophies) 4. Asdivine Menace 5. Bonds of the Skies 6. Sephirothic Stories 7. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (0 out of 50 trophies) 8. 英雄伝説 零の軌跡 Evolution (Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution) 9. Murdered: Soul Suspect 10. Monochrome Order (67%) (27 out of 36 trophies) 11. Asdivine Kamura (Releases probably 11/5/19) (0 out of 38 trophies) 200 out of 434 trophies earned so far, 5 out of 11 games completed. Made a tiny bit of progress with Ao no Kiseki and Omega Quintet. Then Monochrome Order came out and it's actually a really fun game. I completed 4 out of the 5 total endings and am pretty close to the end on that last one, it just had the difficulty spike by a lot all of a sudden and I'm going to need to grind a bit. No biggie since I was going to have to do that anyhow to take on the boss enemies (even getting to them is still hard right now, those dungeons are nuts as far as how hard they are). I was pretty excited about this game when I saw it was going to come this month and it's just as fun as I thought it would be. I think the system with judgments is really interesting. How it works is that your character is someone called an Arbiter who makes Judgments based on what he feels is the will of the world's Creation Deity. His work includes things like giving permission to execute murderers to deciding where to focus the budget because the nation he's assigned to is poor. On top of that, no one can defy his judgments, not even the king. So if he says to let go a known thief, they have to do so. It's totally your choice on what to do, though each choice has effects that can vary from what sort of stats get raised to if you can have a particular ally join or a certain item is sold in stores, and so on. All in all, I've found it to be a fun game and well worth the $15 asking price since I'm at 20+ hours and still not done yet.
  10. Completion percentage is my biggest priority. Leaderboard ranking is probably the lowest overall. I didn't get into earning trophies until 2013 on here, so there's no way in hell I'm catching up to people who had been playing for years before me and PSN doesn't get my undivided attention since I also play on Steam. Everything else is either something that will come while trying to improve completion or something I just don't care about.
  11. Now others can feel free to weigh in here as well regarding their views of this as a series. Most often games try to be a bit more clear about being an actual series even if the games aren't actually related. For example, we have the Final Fantasy and Tales of series where many of the games take place in different worlds and the main element tying them together is similar gameplay mechanics. But those games clearly mark themselves as series by using something fans can recognize. The only examples I can think of with a series where a game has a different name is with a first game of a series, not a later game. Now I will say that if we do later get more clear evidence linking the games before this event is over, we can always update, so don't think you need to have something before you get the plat. But for now I'm going to say we got two options here. We can treat this like other games that aren't clearly marked as an RPG and two people can chime in saying they agree it's a series and should get beast mode based on what you've said here or their own personal knowledge. Or we can also treat it like unmarked genre games and a reputable site with information that this is a series works too.
  12. I tried various dungeons and honestly found no dungeon had a better or worse chance to give needed drops for spell books. Nearly every dungeon gave at least one spell book for clearing the boss though, so it was on RNG whether it was one you still needed or not. I didn't run the Sacred Sky Palace other than the one time needed for the monster entries. Upgrade only runs were either just the first 100 floors of the Sacred Sky Palace (up until the boss) or the curry tower. If one is aiming specifically for spell books, it's not a bad tactic to run the Rock Hard Cavern over and over again since its the shortest and you have as equal of a chance of getting the needed book as a run of the curry tower. But yeah, RNG hated me with change scrolls. I tried using them every time I had one and only once got something I actually needed. Every other time I ended up with something even more worthless.
  13. I'd honestly disagree with them being "essential" Change scrolls are incredibly random as well and while they can net something nice, more often than not they'll net something worthless. Either way, the result is completely random. I got the plat without bothering with them after a few attempts always gave me something worse than what I started with. Yes, dungeon rewards are random, but to be honest I had no trouble at all getting all the needed books to max out all my magic long before I was done with the grind for bookworm. The easiest way to handle that grind is to just complete dungeons over and over again and preferably something with a lot of floors since you make more progress in grinding with more powerful monsters. Most of the time you'll get at least one spell book from beating a boss and by the the end, the bosses are really simple. As long as you keep killing bosses, you have a good chance of getting the needed books naturally on the way to getting bookworm.
  14. Everyone else has been going with the rarity at the time of completion, which has been fine since it's consistent and some folks here are terrible at math. It's a small difference so I was a bit curious. And yeah, Steam is seriously awful about user defined tags and I know a lot of people here don't game on PC and know how much of a steaming pile of rubbish Steam can be at times about some features. User defined tags can be great because they do add the potential to search or exclude things that aren't genre related or allow for adding of genres besides the most common ones like Visual Novel, Time Management, Metroidvania, Roguelike, etc. It just sucks when an inaccurate tag pops up in there.
  15. Is it okay for everyone's sanity that I just list it as The Disappearing of Gensokyo for the spreadsheet? Or would you prefer I romanize the Japanese to something more like Eien Shoushitsu no Gensokyo? When Dragon-Archon and I created the spreadsheet we agreed that Japanese titles would either be romanized or translated rather than using the Japanese characters. For Trails I ran with translated for ones with an official English title, romanized for ones that don't. Also, why are you putting 10.47 for the rarity? I'm looking at the page and it's currently 9.30% for the plat and you got it today, which makes the total 157.70. Now one thing I do want to note for future reference. If we're going to count Steam as a reliable site to call it an RPG, it can't be user defined tags only that count it. There are tons of incorrect user defined tags out there on Steam. One game I play has every DLC marked as "sports" even if there is nothing to do with sports in the DLC itself, which annoys me to no end. It has to be a dev/publisher defined tag, which is a bit further down on the store page (and this game does have that so there isn't an issue). It is preferred to when possible use sites like GameFAQs or other trophy tracking sites that do have a staff that checks user provided content for accuracy. This is just more a heads up since I know not everyone on this site is familiar with Steam's quirks.