Plattitudes

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  1. I know I'm chiming in late, but I thought I'd share my thoughts in case it helps anyone who's thinking of playing the game. I'm the author of the trophy guide for whatever it's worth. Difficulty levels in this game are not the same as other Housemarque games. In Matterfall, I was able to start the game on Veteran difficulty with no prior experience. I didn't find this difficulty overly challenging and even went after collectables during this run. I recorded my video guides using an alt account during it as well (you may notice I'm not very good at the game at this point). Shortly after finishing Matterfall, I played Nex Machina. I found its experienced difficulty harder than Matterfall's veteran, and its veteran difficulty very challenging. Additionally, there are very tough challenge mode type tasks you must complete in Nex Machina furthering its difficulty. I've played all the modern Housemarque games at this point except Aleination. In both Resogun and Nex Machina, there was a point where I questioned my ability to earn the platinum. I did not feel this way with Matterfall. Yes, master difficulty is challenging. Chapter 2 and 3 have a couple levels that are sure to frustrate you. The final boss will surely frustrate you as well, but in my opinion it's not too bad. The time windows are very generous. I believe I met the gold speed requirement on every level my first attempt. Also, you're really only racing from checkpoint to checkpoint as the game reverts to the time you had at your last checkpoint. Revenge bullets suck, but ideally you're only going to fight 40% of the enemies. If certain parts are giving you issues, you can just work to build an overcharge for that part, and then just run through it with invincibility. As someone suggested in this thread, some authors try to big dick their difficulty rating. I deliberated quite a long time before settling on a 6/10. My initial inclination was 7/10. Ultimately the ratings of other games of the same ilk convinced me that my older-gamer ass probably struggled more than most would, so I dropped it a point. Final thoughts. If you're the type of gamer that can cruise through Housemarque's previous entries without effort, you're going to do the same thing here. If you play this game and think "6/10 is bullshit! This is incredibly hard!", you're going to say, or have already said, that same thing about every single one of their games.
  2. How accommodating did you and @GinjAJ find the guide for Armored Core: Verdict Day? 


    When @Deadly_Ha_Ha and I created the guide, we agreed that the best way was to approach the game with someone was willing to commit to the game alongside you. It seems you two took that pretty seriously and actually followed the guide. 

     

    Do you have any feedback for him or I in terms of what could have improved on or if anything needed to be further elucidated? I wasn't expecting one to utilize the guide in the manner we recommended - especially since we know of people who pursued the platinum without finding a partner. 

  3. Thanks for the tip! It'll be useful in the next few days I'm sure. Any chance you happen to remember if you can use the save feature to make cloud backups for your speedrun? I know the cloud backups work, but it'd be nice to have confirmation that quitting won't mess with the timer/clock recording your speedrun.
  4. I could see a scenario where Elden Ring has a lower % than the rest of the series. Between the record setting reviews and the suggestions that this is probably the easiest game in the series, there might be far more casuals on this one. Length is often a barrier to higher plat %'s as well, and I'm hearing this is the longest game in the series. I'm not saying it will turn out like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. I could see like 15%.
  5. I'm on my 2nd PS5. The first one crashed repeatedly on some games to the point they weren't playable. It ran most other games just fine. I contacted Sony support and they basically told me to shove it. The new PS5 plays everything that the 1st one refused to, but it hard locks once a month or so. It's not too big of a deal... I'm forced to unplug it and then try and get it rebooted, but everything still works fine. Time will tell the long term side effects of this. Moral of the story... This system has problems. If this thread doesn't take off with people sharing your experience, refer to my first story unfortunately. Hopefully Sony treats you better than they did me.
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  7. I finally got the trophy to pop. For anyone who has issues in the future, the guide on this site is missing the golden helmet on the waterloo level. If you play the levels out of official order, it can really screw you up. Even after figuring out what was wrong, I had further issues as the waterloo helmet didn't pop the trophy. I reloaded an old save and rushed through the last two levels again and the trophy finally popped. Buggy game mixed with incomplete guide is no bueno.
  8. Thanks for the nice words man. Respect right back at ya. I used your persona 5 walkthrough and it was great.
  9. @Optinooby I have no idea. We struggled with how much item farming we should include in the guide as we were both carrying 30 stacks of everything by the end. We both bought everything at the runic gate by about playthrough 5. Honestly, we didn't even want to include it much, but we saw that it was apparently important to some people, so we hunted for seeds with nearby items, not full runs. I know you're doing something specific with the game so you want to farm items, but our personal search just ended with finding specific locations since the chests change. Sorry mate, but we really didn't delve much further than that.
  10. Thanks for the heads up. This is actually something GinjAJ did a few times during his run, and yes, you can keep farming the same pillars until the token shows up. I think he felt it was worth it for Seat of Infinity because the area is huge, but it always seemed like too much of a bother for me to do. It probably is a good idea to mention in the guide though.
  11. I think I finally see what the point you're trying to make is. What you're saying is that maybe you need to not only get all the unique possible final rounds, but you must also get each Shell to appear in the 2v1 portion at least once. Correct? If so, I just don't see the logic the developers would've had behind that. If that were the case, why would they not also require that you need to have unique Shells in the 1st round as well? Because clearly that is not the case. At this point I'm not sure if there's much point discussing it. You'll just need to scour forums looking for orders people played the bosses in. That will become less and less likely going forward as now people know to simply play these 4 seeds and pop the trophy. If it turns out you're right, kudos. If our guide's out by then I'll go back and fix it.
  12. Yes, GinjAJ and I have found the token all over that map. The tokens seem to be 100% random. We've even found tokens in the first pillar of a dungeon.
  13. I don't understand where you're coming from with this. There are 6 unique 2v1's that are possible. GinjAJ and I have now earned the trophy after only 4 runs 3 separate times. There are also a couple other people in this thread saying they earned the trophy after only 4 runs. Just because some people on the forums are saying they earned it after 6 runs doesn't mean they couldn't have earned it quicker if they knew how it worked. Yes, GinjAJ and I have over 20 recorded variations, but it appears they aren't important. Just start with the 4 runs listed in the original OP, and if the trophy doesn't pop for you I'll be happy to provide you with whatever variation you're looking for. I'd be willing to bet the trophy will pop though. Yes, the seeds do not guarantee perks out of pillars. We found that out quite quickly because I had a run where all 3 dungeons put the boss token in the final pillar of the level. We thought this would be great for the guide and speed running cycles, but when GinjAJ tried it later, the tokens had moved. Our theory is that the chest and pillar contents are somewhat static... but you would need to re-create a run identically. When you pick up an instinct, the game is then using that data to determine what the new instincts will be. That's exactly what we're saying. Do those 4 seeds in the OP and you will get your trophy. If you've already done some cycles, simply select the unique final encounters you're missing and you will pop the trophy. I think you're putting a little bit too much thought into it at this point. Just run the 4 OP cycles, and if the trophy doesn't pop let us know. For now I feel I've seen enough evidence to conclude this is how it works. If new data comes to light after the guide is published, I will return to it and edit it to reflect the correct information.
  14. GinjAJ and I have played his original 4 seeds now in 3 different orders and with different characters and weapons and the trophy has popped every time. Im not saying you're wrong, but there is some good evidence to suggest it's working as I suggested. These other posts you're finding online could be recorded incorrectly because people didn't start journaling their thoughts until a few runs in. GinjAJ and I have been recording since day one because it has always been our intention to write a guide.
  15. I honestly have no clue because I never even looked at the compendium until you just asked your question.