Valinor90

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  1. Dear all, Unfortunately, I will not be able to compete any longer in the Fall/Winter Backlog challenge ☹️ since the Firmware Update 7.00 I'm experiencing massive problems with my Playstation 4 Pro...I've looked everywhere possible, browsed through countless forums, tried to install the update via safe-mode via usb and even initialized it anew but regardless what i've tried im constantly getting the error message SU-30645-8 when downloading the new update...besides not being able to access any online features, I can't play any game at all cause all of them are locked behind a padlock! Well it was fun while it lasted but I guess as long as im overseas I won't be able use my PS4 anymore......
  2. PS4: AbzΓ» - 0% => 10% Aragami - 0% Battlefield 1 - 19% Borderlands - 30% => 39% Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition - 15% => 46% Judgment - 0% The Crew 2 - 0% After a bit more than 10h of playing Guacamelee! I finally beat Calaca 😁 took me longer than expected (most probably cause I suck at these kind of games). Nevertheless, I really enjoyed my time and by the end got used to the mechanics quite well. During my playthrough, I actually didn't pay special attention to any of the collectibles, therefore before starting my second run on hard, I will try to achieve 100% completion in all areas and most importantly finish all the Infierno challenges (not sure how I will be able to pull that off πŸ˜‚). To spice up things I switched to Borderlands every now and then. Maybe its just me but at the moment the game feels like a chore to me...it seems I've hit a point of stalemate where I need to put it aside for a couple of days before being able to continue it. Unfortunately, I never really got invested in the story as well and the environments look so smiliar to each other...don't get me wrong the game has a unique appeal to it and still manages to excite me but not as much as I initially thought it would. Can't really give a well thought comment on AbzΓ» after a short 20min hands-on. However, what I saw is truly breathtaking 😱
  3. First update: Unfortunately, I was not able to make as much progress as inteded due to various work related issues, settling into the new flat with the dog and gf etc. Nevetheless, the approximately 4h I've played Guacamelee! were great! The artwork of the characters and the world itself are amazing.. Gameplay wise I can't complain either. Can't wait to continue the challenge πŸ˜‡ PS4: AbzΓ» - 0% Aragami - 0% Battlefield 1 - 19% Borderlands - 30% Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition - 0% => 15% Judgment - 0% The Crew 2 - 0%
  4. I guess better late then never 😁 after skipping the last two challenges due to moving from Europe to Manila, I'm back for some trophy hunting! PS4: Abzû - 0% Aragami - 0% Battlefield 1 - 19% Borderlands - 30% Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition - 0% Judgment - 0% The Crew 2 - 0% Side-Quest: Metro 2033 Redux - 75% Star Wars Battlefront II - 88%
  5. Can't agree more with your statements. Really enjoying being part of this community, share my experiences about games with other people but also just to read a bit what's going on in the forum. Even if the worst case scenario would happen I'll still continue with my Trophy Hunting but something would defintely be missing.
  6. I really like the idea of being able to play the next GTA in an Asian setting πŸ˜€ Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS was a nice nostalgia trip (of course) but a true next-gen experience would be incredible.
  7. Was transferred to Manila for one year, so at the moment I have plenty of time going through my PS3 backlog. Currently working on God of War: Ghost of Sparta and will soon continue with South Park: The Stick of Truth (messed up some of the missable collectibles...) and start Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
  8. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PS3) GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (PS3)
  9. I can relate to that as well actually. Can't really remember when it started but from time to time going for trophy hunting seems like a chore and negatively influences my overall experience with a game. Instead of having fun with one of my favorite hobbies, I spend a lot of times reading about requirements and road maps. For instance, I was really enjoying South Park: The Stick of Truth until I've messed up and missed a collectable....after realizing the mistake my perception of the game changed immediately 😞even though it was all my fault. Luckily, after some time passed, I was able to appreciate the game as it is again! At the moment, Im just playing what I want and do not yet choose my games based on trophies. Trying to find a good balance between work, family (gf), outdoor sports and gaming, there's really no reason to put yourself through something that will be more stressful than enjoyable.
  10. 1. Mass Effect Trilogy (never had the chance to play it on my PS3) 2. Demon Souls (unfortunately lost my copy of the game) 3. Assassin's Creed (maybe with some trophies πŸ˜‡)
  11. Thanks for making this thread, an interesting topic I was actually thinking a lot about recently. I can (partly) relate to the original post. I had to move to Manila for work in December (for 1 year) and did not want to take my new Playstation 4 and ended up bringing my old PS3 with me. In the beginning the transition was quite difficult but now I'm enjoying some of my old games, I was never able to play or finish. For me graphic was never a criteria to buy or not buy a game but I have to admit if you go back to old PS3 games you sometimes recognize the outdated look of it πŸ™ƒ However that does not affect my enjoymnet of games like Dragon Age Origings or Far Cry 3 for example. But like mentioned in previous posts, certains things like the Controller, the home interface or PSN store are just way superior on the PS4 in my opinion.
  12. (Long overdue) Update: PS3: Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - 25% => 100% South Park: The Stick of Truth - 0% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 100% Pyre - 0% => 100% Titenfall 2 - 17% Finally managed to find some time to write in the forum again (sry about that...). Really liked my time with Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. For me a DLC done right because it offered me everything I was asking for πŸ˜„ the crazy setting was a blast and the story was so retro...I loved it!!!! All the little movie references, "cut-scenes", trophy descriptions, songs and dialogues were just perfectly on point. Of course the overall mechanics and mission design stayed the same and was not too demanding, but as a person who enjoyed the base game, I was satisfied with it. My only issue was the the dark lighting, which made it sometimes difficult to play the game and maybe the lack of main missions...but in the end it's sometimes nice to see the end without having the need to push through it. I don't really know what to write about Pyre because it was a gaming experience I've never had before. Even though it's just an indie game, the people over at Supergiant are just very talented at creating a well-thought world. The story quickly becomes really deep and thrilling. Moreover, after just the first couple of matches I was already invested into the characters and their individual fates. I was also surprised how far-reaching your choices are during the story. Other highlights are the superb soundtrack (WOW😍), the unique character design and world setting, deep lore and (part of) the game-mechanics. The mix between the RPG elements and quick sport matches were truly unique for me. It just fitted perfectly together and even if all 12 Titan Stars are active, the game never gets frustrating but just asks you to learn your characters and their abilities to develop a good strategy! However, towards the end it became a bit repetitive because you already know all of your opponents and locations... Nevertheless, I can fully recommend this game and can not wait to see what Supergiant is planning for the future!
  13. I can confirm that it's still possible to get the co-op trophies, cause I got all of them earlier this week (all in all after more or less 5 hours). It was actually quiet easy to get into a session, so you don't really need to find a co-op partner beforehand! Just make sure that you are with the party from the very start of each level; in other words if you join a game mid-way you wont get the trophy! However, that happened to me just once πŸ˜‡
  14. Update: PS3: Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - 0% => 25% South Park: The Stick of Truth - 0% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 35% => 100% Pyre - 0% Titenfall 2 - 17% Finally finished Darksiders yesterday and I really enjoyed the game overall. Even on the highest difficulty you progress rather fast and won't have many problems with the enemies. In my opinion, the last couple of bosses were even too easy to beat, especially if you have the Abyssal Armor Set equipped. Nevertheless, liked the ending, character designs and the story (even though it was a bit predictable). In my last post, I mentioned that most of the dungeons are linear and the puzzles can easily be solved after some tries. While this is still true in general, the last dungeon was a nice challenge and required some logical thinking 😁 While I was fighting the 3 guardians in the last area, I've encountered the only major bug during my playtime. Somehow I couldn't start the quicktime event near the end of each battle. But the problem was easily solved by reloading the last checkpoint. Getting Platinum was pretty straightforward but some of the trophies were too grindy and felt a bit out of place (Max out all your weapons and Riding 100km). Looking forward to restart Darksiders 2 and happy to see that a third part is coming out later this year. Also played Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon for two hours more or less and what can I say πŸ˜‚ its damn entertaining!
  15. Finally my first update for the Fall Backlog Challenge: PS3: Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - 0% South Park: The Stick of Truth - 0% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 0% => 35% Pyre - 0% Titenfall 2 - 17% Compared to the other two challenges I've been part of, I started rather slow into this one. On the one hand, I tried to finish Far Cry 3 (a game from the previous challenge) and on the other we had perfect weather for being outside the last couple of weeks 😁 I really enjoyed Far Cry 3 and it is definitely one of the best games I've played on my PS3 overall. Easy to get in, none of the trophies are particular difficult and the two main villains are just so damn crazy πŸ˜‚ Therefore, I was not in a hurry and took my sweet time with the campaign! However, to make some progress with my backlog I decided to start the Fall challenge with Darksiders on PS4. I was holding back on this for a long time but I'm digging it! The game reminds me a bit of Zelda but with an overall darker tone (or put it differently more brutal combat). The story so far is interesting but nothing really spectacular, cause the plot is somewhat predictable. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to see how it all ends! What I really like are the character designs 😳 especially Samael, the watcher (your comedy relief companion) and the bosses are well made and creative! The gameplay on the other hand is one of the weaker points...War feels a bit slow in combat and even though you have different weapons they don't give you a sense of variation (in my opinion). At least some trophy requirements force you to use other options as well, if not you could beat the game with your very first weapon. Somewhat related to this issue is that even though you can purchase new techniques for your weapons, it does not translate into a lot of new combat moves... While you progress through the story you visit various areas with different themes and even though the game is not open-world, some of them are quite big. However, you never have the feeling of being lost because the game holds your hand a little bit too tight with the quest-markers. The same can be said about the dungeons...they are rather linear and the puzzles can easily be solved after some tries. The overall game seems a bit easy, therefore I'm happy they added the Apocalyptic difficulty, which makes the fights (and especially the boss battles) harder and more rewarding!
  16. Far Cry 3 (PS3) Dead Letters Gather all "Letters of the Lost".
  17. Even though I've messed up my Summer 2018 challenge (due to holidays, moving flat and injuries), I would like to join this fall in order to tackle some of my games on my huge backlog 😁 PS3: Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - 0% South Park: The Stick of Truth - 0% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 0% Pyre - 0% Titenfall 2 - 17%
  18. Dear psnprofiles community and fans of the Tales video game series, I need your help and advice. While scanning through the latest sale on the PS store, I found some an offer that caught my attention immediately. Since a long time im waiting to get back in some JPRG's! Lucky me, almost all the games of the Tales series are currently under 10 Swiss francs and are just waiting to get downloaded 😁 however I have no idea where to start!!! Is there a particular entry in the series that is especially interesting for a newcomer to get to know the game mechanics? Or do I need to play them in a certain sequence to understand the overall story? Tales of Berseria (PS3/PS4) Tales of Graces f (PS3) Tales of Symphonia (PS3) Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (PS3) Tales of Xillia (PS3) Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) Tales of Zestiria (PS3 or PS4)
  19. WOW I'm truly speechless....Thanks every single one of you πŸ˜‡ I really appreciated all the effort you have put into your advices! This shows me one more time why I love the forum here so much. Just gamers helping gamers, showing what they love and let other enjoy it too...you cannot wish for more 😍 This thread will definitely help me a lot during my decision-making!!!!!! Now I can't wait to get home and hope onto the online store^^
  20. #28 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Ace of Spades Collect all other trophies. Finally after almost 8 years I've done it 😝 still mixed feeling about this game! On the one hand it has an interesting story with different perspectives but it also creates an intriguing world, on the other hand its often quiet repetitive (especially on the higher difficulty settings)! I can't really say anything about the MP cause it was already dead when I was attempting these trophies, so I ended up boosting them. In the end, I'm not sure if its the platinum trophy im most proud of or a game I've spent way too much time with
  21. PS3: Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - 21% => 100 % Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 - 11% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 0% Limbo - 90% Metro 2033 - 72% Uncanny Valley - 100% Watch Dogs - 98% After finishing Assassin's Creed Liberation HD this morning I was left with mixed feelings. It was my first AC in a while but I was immediately familiar with all the mechanics and the gameplay. That's not necessary a bad thing but it just made me realize how much this particular game formula needed a change (and thankfully got with the recent iterations of the series). While the story of Liberation didn't contribute a lot to the overall lore of AC it was still enjoyable and had its interesting moments. I mean yeah it did have it downfalls, but overall being able to play Aveline with basically 3 different personas was great. You get to see he slave side, her Assassin side, and her "lady" side. What intrigued me the most however, was the overall historical setting!!! The Seven Years' War was a global conflict and it involved almost every European power of the time and spanned over five continents, affecting Europe, the Americas, West Africa and India. Furthermore, in the game you witness how France cedes Louisiana and its territory west of the Mississippi River to Spain. You rarely see this period and its politics used in popular culture nowadays and also in school you just barely scratch the surface of it (at least in Switzerland). Another positive aspect were the 3 different locations you visit during your playthrough. Really diverse and personally I didn't really mind that there were not massive buildings to climb (like in other parts of the series). However, the game did not age very well. Maybe its due to the fact that it was a PS Vita game originally, but you clearly see its limitations. There are a lot of invisible wall bugs, the animations are stiff (especially during the cutscenes), the parkour mechanics were not really precise and the textures are often washed out. I have to say that graphics are not my first priority in gaming but when you revisit older games it just shows you how far we have come already. Another issue I had was with the pacing of the story or more generally with the storytelling in general. There were various time jumps between the different DNA sequences but you as a player didn't really feel that time has passed...of course the french soldiers were replaced by spanish ones but there was no characterisation development. Years passed by but you were still the same Aveline from the beginning of the game and the NPC's mysteriously never had the urge to buy new clothes πŸ˜‚ Last point I want to make is the strange change of emotions during the cutscenes and the bad german audio that unfortunately damaged the immersion... All in all an average game, which was still fun to play and didn't drag out too much. Furthermore, there was almost no difficult trophy and even though the collectibles were a bid odd, they were fast to get.
  22. #27 Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD Platinum Trophy Collect all other 30 Trophies for this Trophy.
  23. Finally my first update after moving back to Switzerland: PS3: Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - 0% => 21% Bioshock - 9% Far Cry 3 - 11% PS4: Darksiders Warmastered Edition - 0% Limbo - 0% => 90% Metro 2033 - 0% => 72% Uncanny Valley - 0% => 100% Watch Dogs - 0% => 98% I started the Summer challenge with Watch Dogs. In the beginning I was enjoying it a lot (maybe due the fact that it was my first open-world game in a while)! The environment and Chicago were beautiful with a lot of details. Especially, the atmosphere during or right after a rain storm was incredible! The main story was interesting but nothing special and most of the characters were ok. However, after a while I more and more realized how tedious the side missions and collectibles were...I mean its great to have a lot stuff to do next to the main story but in this case its done in a completely wrong fashion. All of them followed the same pattern over and over again and the final one missions were as anti-climatic as it can get. For example, I was getting really invested in the Missing Person and Human Traffic Investigation just to end up disappointed. Furthermore, the hacking mechanic seemed fun but never really reached its full potential. Honestly, I liked the main story in the DLC more than the one of the base game. However, they managed to make the side stuff even more dreadful... All in all the game was not too difficult (and my critic sounds harsher than it should be) but the trophies got annoying really fast and overshadowed a potential great game. BUT don't get me started with the Traced Trophy... Next were two shorter indie games. Again I don't know why I've waited so long to play Limbo. It was a great experience and left my speechless more than once. The mystery behind the story and the "simple" but awesome graphic style made it this game into something truly special. After the first couple of levels I was getting a bit arrogant and thought it will be a piece of cake to finish this game with less than 5 deaths...but boy oh boy I was wrong πŸ˜… don't get me wrong the game is not impossible to beat and the various puzzles are solvable after a couple of times even without a guide but at the moment I can't think of a way to beat the No Point in Dying Trophy... Uncanny Valley was another hidden gem in my huge backlog. During my first blind playthrough, I've managed to get 3 trophies out of pure luck but didn't reach a satisfying ending (in my opinion). However, with the help of some guides the game is easy and fast to beat. It seems to be just a small indie game but it actually has a lot of replayability and I'm not sure if I have seen all the different endings, despite having gained all the trophies. In the end, I was enjoying Uncanny Valley way more than I was expecting but I have to admit, without guides I wouldn't have been able to beat it 100%. My opinion towards Metro 2033 is a bit mixed. On the one hand the atmosphere and world building is incredible. For example, stepping outside the tunnels for the first time or hear the fight between the Communist and Fascists in the background...wow! My imagination was also quickly captured by the way the game was portraying the miserable life after a nuclear war in the subway system. However, Metro 2033 was not without its flaws and bugs. More than once I was stuck between invisible walls without a chance to move or perform certain actions (like putting on the gas mask or taking out the lighter). Unfortunately, reloading the chapters did not solve the problem, so I had to start a fresh game (luckily it happened in the beginning hours). An other negative point that broke the immersion was the horrible (and almost comedic) German audio πŸ˜‚ I've never heard a Russian speak like this in real-life. And even though the world seems unique on first sight, it got repetitive after a while...tunnels will stay tunnels regardless which faction is controlling them Nevertheless, I enjoyed the game and really wanted to witness the ending. I will take my time with the second playthrough and try to finish first some of my PS3 games in the meantime.
  24. I'm currently at 97% and just missing the 10 successful "online Decryption games". Therefore, I assume they count towards getting 100% in the game. However and as stated above, you don't need to do them in order to get the platinum trophy.
  25. Really tempted to get the Skyrim Special Edition + Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. Bundle but at the same time I would like to have them in their physical form....