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  1. :platinum: Platinum #103 - Under Defeat HD :platinum:


    “A battle of unprecedented scale.”


    It sure has been a while, but here I am with platinum one hundred and three :awesome: Recently a local friend asked me to co-op a shmup with him on Xbox so that he may pop all the achievements. That shump being Under Defeat. I’m slightly familiar with Under Defeat as an arcade game that was ported to Dreamcast. It’s quite known for it being the last game on the console… until it wasn’t anymore 😅 That rank then went to Triggerheart Exelica. As things are now, I’m sure even it isn’t considered the final Dreamcast game anymore xD With the amount of homebrew projects and unreleased titles constantly surfacing, Dreamcast is going to live on for a long time 🙃 Getting back to Under Defeat, I was unaware this even had an HD port until my friend brought it to my attention. We popped all his achievements thanks to the 2-player mode, and in return.. I asked him to help me with the PS3 version 😛 For a shmup, it’s rather easy since you can unlock infinite continues by leaving the game idle in both modes for 8 hours each. Of course having a second player makes it go by more smoothly 😋 As long as you both don’t lose all your lives at the same time, it won’t set you back to a checkpoint 👌🏻



    A couple of chicks destroying things in helicopters 🚁

    For a shmup, Under Defeat is a bit unconventional but offers plenty of control styles to help make it feel more modern in its design. I recommend the dual stick layout since you’re most likely using a controller to get the job done 😋 It’s a short lived journey, all you must do is beat both Arcade Mode and New Order Mode on all three difficulties, making sure to activate extra mode once for Arcade and once for New Order out of those six playthroughs. There’s a few miscellaneous trophies here and there, but most should pop from natural gameplay. Not much else to say other than it was still fun to blow things up while rocking out to some otherwise decent tunes 😋 Hopefully one of these days I can muster the strength to tackle a more difficult shmup. But for those looking for a place to start, this would be a fine enough choice 😁


    Final Results:

    Completion Difficulty: 2 out of 10 💪🏻

    Overall Enjoyment: 8 out of 10 ❤️

    Uncommon 37.29% Completed in 1 day, 9 hours ⏱

    Actual Time Playing: 3 hours, 33 minutes 🎮

    Idle Time: 16 hours ⏳

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    2. Sgznf


      Congrats! :yay: 

    3. IesuHado


      Congratulations!! おめでとう🎂

    4. ahmedelebiary


      Congrats mate 🥳 I don't normally play shmups but I  actually enjoyed this game 😀 the music was fire 🔥🔥

  2. Recently announced, it would seem Gal*Gun is taking inspiration from Castlevania or Bloodstained this time around 😁 Different but still welcomed from the minds at Inti Creates. A unique combination I never knew I needed until today 😍 Judging from this reveal trailer, the Kamizono sisters from Gal*Gun Double Peace (Shinobu & Maya) being the demon hunters they are will be tackling a whole demon castle in this brand new Metroidvania style experience! The ability to change from the two characters instantly reminds me back when Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin did it. Very nice of them to add co-op, although it is uncertain if it would have online or be local only. No release date yet, but is said to come out on all major platforms 😃 New Gameplay Revealed Here is the official website
  3. Berserk (2016) (episodes 1-24)
  4. :platinum: Platinum #102 - Soul Calibur II HD Online :platinum:


    “A tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.”


    Well technically Soul Calibur II HD already existed before this version did. It was called playing on Xbox Original in 720p :awesome: Must of been nice for those who could afford a display that could do it back in 2002. Alas, that is not the version I grew up with. I had a GameCube that generation, so naturally I had a GameCube copy. Unless you were there when this game first came out, it was thee fighting game for it’s time! Soul Calibur II would also be that title that popularized having guest characters in fighting games. Seriously, this was hype and nearly everyone owned it no matter which platform they had. I can recall back to the days of my youth and remembered seeing shots of it in Nintendo Power, but wasn’t quite grasping what the big deal was at first. It wouldn’t be until I played a demo kiosk inside of a K-Mart. I soon became a firm believer then xD I saved nearly every dollar I had until I could afford a copy. The amount of hours spent on my original copy was astronomical, and I’ve faced many human opponents back then. Back when games had tons of unlockables and Little Caesars pizza tasted halfway decent 😋


    Which brings us to today. This PS3 digital version has been delisted only recently. But a dear friend of mine was nice enough to let me download the game from his account and I got my opportunity to platinum it 😁 I probably should of bought it a long time ago, but never wanted to pay full price. I figured as long as I still had my GameCube copy, I’d be set. That much is true, but that trophy itch got the better of me :awesome: Going for the platinum wasn’t anything too tough for me. I cleaved my way through Weapon Master Mode using Nightmare as I usually do. That’s where a majority of the trophies come from is that mode. It serves as a pseudo adventure campaign of sorts. Earn gold, buy things, conquer the world map. Then play the other miscellaneous modes for clean up. 
    A 2002 fighting game staple


    It really takes me back. Even though plenty of other Soul Calibur games have released since then, I truly believe this one to be the biggest fan favorite. Its pick up and play nature makes it easy for even new players to grasp. For I find newer entries in the series harder for some people with with all the newly added mechanics. It doesn’t matter to me :awesome: Soul Calibur is a series I still follow, so chances are I’m going to play any of the games put in front of me. I don’t consider myself a master by any means xD They’re just fun to play. But now I have platinums for the second, fifth and sixth entries in the series! Soul Calibur IV never got trophies and the first and third entries have yet to be rereleased, or even Soul Edge for that matter. Regardless, I’m ready and waiting! 😁 Thank you all for joining me on this quick trip down memory lane!


    Final Results:

    Completion Difficulty: 4 out of 10 💪🏻

    Overall Enjoyment: 9 out of 10 ❤️

    Uncommon 24.53% Completed in 2 days, 2 hours ⏱

    Total Play Time: 13 hours, 38 minutes 🎮

    Most Used Character: Nightmare

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    2. FreshFromThaDeli


      Well done. This is in my top 3 favourite fighting games of all time. Peak Soul Calibur right here. 

    3. Honor_Hand


      Well earned, Mr. Sho. Congrats on the platinum. =D

      Without a doubt, the gateway of many into the world of Soul Calibur and fighting games in general. I remember spending hours upon hours on this one with my brother, unlocking all of the extra characters or just having a blast conquering the Weapon Master mode. It was such a nice concept back then with the different weapons the characters could wield and such. It also helped a lot that the game played exceedingly well and had a fuckin' banger of a soundtrack. I also own the original Soul Calibur on Dreamcast but the sequel on Gamecube ended up being my entryway into the franchise and probably one of the games I played the most during my teenage years.

      Still cherish my copy highly to this day. ^__^


    4. Copanele


      Well done, that's a nice one!!

      I should probably pick a Soul Calibur game myself at some point :D 

  5. Newest 100% - Gran Turismo 6 


    Ayrton Senna Tribute DLC Complete


    I’ve done it! I’ve managed to transcend my limits and achieve Ultra Instinct! I’m on fire, baby! 🔥 For the fiercest dragon currently on my trophy list has finally been slain 🐉 While I may have popped the platinum for Gran Turismo 6 well over a year and a half ago, the Ayrton Senna Tribute DLC left me utterly defeated from reaching that sweet, sweet 100% completion. Namely the fourth and final challenge it provides. The first three were doable enough, but this fourth challenge.. let me tell ya. It’s been my bane for a while now 🥲 Only recently have I decided to return to this and give it another go. It might have something to do with @AJ_Radio managing to overcome this challenge himself about a week ago. With him kind enough to share his car settings with me, a newfound determination resonated my soul. I figured if it worked for him, it’d work for me as well 🙃 I wanted nothing more than to overcome this feat and walk away saying “anything is possible!” So I tweaked those car settings and hit the track, this time to win it all.


    Of course, it didn’t go as smoothly as I might have hoped. It’s been a while since I last played, so familiarizing myself with everything I once knew took some time. Bronze after bronze, but eventually I was getting silver each and every time 😁 My resolve told me this must be in the realm of possibility. I started hitting records in the 1:07:XX range nearly every time, and it was so aggravating that I couldn’t find where to shave off that less than a second I needed to reach gold. Looking up reference videos online didn’t help much, for almost everyone uses manual transmission… and I’m not about to learn that :awesome: Keeping on the road is hard enough xD Then I found a video with someone using automatic, and even had the driving lines turned on! This helped me tremendously, for I was able to gauge the best points at where to brake and how fast I should be going at each turn. Soon enough, I hit a new record of 1:07:191 but needed to be under 1:07:169. Agh! So close!

    But I didn’t quit! I knew I was as razor sharp as I was ever going to be and knew I would prevail if I could manage to keep ahead of my ghost. Luckily, the slowest point for that ghost was near the beginning. It’s that down slope, I’m telling ya 😅 If I could perfect that part just once and put everything else I’ve learned to good use.. surely I would catch that wave and ride it all the way to the end. I felt it in my core, I had the run going, no way I was going to fall off, and there it was! The gold was mine! Coming in at 1:06:733! Dragon slain! Big thanks to @AJ_Radio for sharing those car settings once again and passing his determination onto me 😄 After about 8 hours of trying, I was able to do it too! 👍🏻 But I had one last piece to motivate me. I said if I was able to do this, I would make enchiladas for dinner instead of my usual dry protein and vegetables. And yes, they were the best damn enchiladas I ever had 😇 Thank you all for attending this very extraordinary moment in my most recent days of trophy hunting!


    Final Results:

    Completion Difficulty: 6 out of 10 💪🏻

    Overall Enjoyment: 8 out of 10 ❤️

    Ultra Rare 2.69% Completed in 4 years, 3 months 🐌

    Favorite Course: Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit 80s :awesome:

    Accumulated Distance for Favorite Course: 1,085 miles 🤯

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    2. AJ_Radio


      @ShonenCat Ugh. Two things I do my best to stay away from. 

      Oh well. There are plenty of other great games out there.

    3. Destructor-8


      Congrats! I didn't see this so a bit late but wanted to say nice going on sticking with it. It's a good one to do!

    4. Ciri Riannon

      Ciri Riannon

      Great job! :)


      Racing car games you like? I see. You seem to be enjoying this quite well lol. I'll say this though, Crypt of the Necrodancer is for those who can show there true selves and giving everyone the middle finger. I have already set my sight for it's 1000th milestone. :)


      @AJ_Radio Calvin. It doesn't seem your very eager to do Necrodancer. But don't worry, it'll be much more worst then Mein Leben. However, I do wanna speak to you on Discord when you have the time. :)

  6. An interesting announcement from SEGA 🧐 I thought for sure they’d try for a Master System mini or Dreamcast mini going forward, but alas it’s another Genesis. The most obvious difference between this mini compared to the last one are the SEGA CD games. Popful Mail is a delightful surprise along with Slipheed 😁 But if this mini is to release internationally, the list of games will surely be different. For the western market, I can see the CD version of Earthworm Jim making the cut. The only English version of Snatcher would be great as well. They should also consider Keio Flying Squadron considering how freaking expensive that one is now. I’ll keep a close eye on this, and pray SEGA doesn’t load this up with a bunch of crummy FMV games. It may be worth replacing my Model 1 mini with this one for it has the CD bios already inside *wink wink* 😛
  7. Two games stood out to me the most from this State of Play, and that’s Resident Evil 4 Remake and Final Fantasy XVI Resident Evil 4 Remake: Art direction and environment seems spot on. However, as someone who loves the cheesy original to death, I tend to wonder if I’ll really end up liking the remake. I understand in order for this remake to separate itself from the original, it needs to take itself more seriously and be less campy. But hopefully Capcom manages to sprinkle a sense of humor in there somewhere. Final Fantasy XVI: I have no idea what I was looking at, but I think I like it Kind of like a Devil May Cry game in a renaissance setting. I think I can get behind that Haven’t played a new Final Fantasy in ages, but if this manages to stay strictly single player… I’ll keep it on my radar.
  8. Laamme. I always wanted to buy this, but never wanted to pay the full asking price I waited years for a sale and it never happened, or at least I never caught one. Legendary game though, I have fond memories playing it on GameCube. Still have it, so I never felt inclined to buy this version until I heard of its delisting. The first Soul Calibur was also delisted from Xbox 360, and that has no guest characters. What’s Namco’s problem anyway?
  9. Okay, I’ll bite 😁 I’ll focus only on PS1 since that’s my main jam. Going by what already exists on PS3 storefronts, I’m hoping these five games get forwarded to PS4/PS5 sooner rather than later. 1. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 🇺🇸 2. Xenogears 🇺🇸 3. Silent Hill 🇺🇸 4. Resident Evil 2 🇺🇸 5. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment 🇺🇸 BONUS: Einhander!!! 🇯🇵 I know that SotN already exists within Castlevania Requiem, but the new voices make my ears bleed (especially Alucard). So give me the original any day 😛 Einhander only comes from the Japanese store, but I’d love to see it happen. That really depends if Square wants to play ball nicely. Same goes for a lot of third parties actually. But a lot is riding on Square for being the PS1’s top contributor.
  10. That’s unfortunate, I’m already not liking the sound of this. I’ve owned Tekken 2 on PS3 for a long time, and it sucks that Namco may want to keep me from playing my already purchased game on PS4/PS5… at least for the time being. Real bold of them to keep it behind that PS Plus Premium paywall, especially when they didn’t give it any trophies. I’m also hearing that some games are the 50hz versions of these games instead of 60hz. Sounds like the PlayStation Classic all over again.
  11. It’s all pretty exciting for sure 😁 Gives me a good excuse to dust off a lot of my digital PS1 titles and go at them again. It just might be the resurgence I require 😅 That generation is where a lot of my favorites come from. I look forward to seeing what we get and what gets forwarded from the catalog on PS3 as time goes on.
  12. Like @AihaLoveleaf said, trophy list is rather weak. But I’ve been waiting a long time to see the first Ape Escape get a rerelease. Happy to finally have it here. Hopefully most will play it in full, I know I will 😁
  13. Amazing game ❤️ I hope the inclusion of trophies pushes more people to experience this gem.
  14. This is the part that most caught my attention as well 😵 As someone who owns a mountain of digital PS1 games on my PS3, I sure hope they’re referring to those digital versions of games. Something tells me trophies don’t play a part since they said you can save state and rewind PS1 games now, however I’ll be plenty happy to know that some of my classics will be playable on newer hardware with no extra costs involved. It sucks for those who have physical collections, but I guess we can’t expect them to be too generous 😢
  15. Shenmue the Animation (episodes 1-13)