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About Phoenix_argentea

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    Literature: sci-fi (Asimov and Bradbury), fantasy (Lewis, Tolkien) and H. P. Lovecraft. =)
    Music: Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius... and games soundtrack (Shimomura and Okabe).
  1. Platinum trophies Nos. 116 & 117! ลŒkami HD (PS4) Top dog Ok, first things first! I've never played this game on PS2, and actually I also ignored its existence ๐Ÿ˜ฅ (I found it by accident), but now I'm proud I added it into my collection. This game is pure art and a fantastic journey into Japan culture. It looks like you are inside a Japanese print (and there are also a lot of them, which introduce the enemies), full of blossomed cherry trees ๐ŸŒธ. Great soundtrack, especially Kushi's ride (this one gives a real sense of urgency. You have no time to waste because there is a huge dark menace waiting for you), Battle of Orochi II and Rising sun (beautiful! Unfortunately it's the end of the journey...). Probably I said so many times, but I give a lot of importance to a game soundtrack, because I remember the first time I faced a particular boss (I'm looking at you, Orochi ๐Ÿ˜‰) and it's what a game leaves to me after I finish it: beautiful music... ๐ŸŽต Well, also these trophies images are really beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜Š Wonderful story, full of funny moments (sometimes Issun is a little pervert...), but also some tragic ones. And I really love the in-game time day/night. The first time I reached Orochi I thought: "No way! This game can't be so short! I miss a lot of paintbrush techniques...๐Ÿ˜ญ". Luckily, that was only the prologue of the game, because after that there is a huge plot development. And there is also a fishing mini game: the RNG was ridiculous, because I fished 10 Huchen, and then I finally found a Sturgeon! And I was thinking about how many RPG I played with the fishing minigames... ๐ŸŸ 10, more or less. About the devil gates, I was worried about the third (difficulty 11/10, according to the guide) and someone on the web wrote that they were "insane and sadic", but I didn't find this one really difficult: actually I took little damage, because I really spammed the slow time/veil mist, cherry bombs, and the damaging charms (which I never used during the game, especially the huge charms, that I kept only for the battles against Fox-face, Waka and Nagi). If you have never played this gem (like me), please give it a look and a chance! ๐Ÿ˜‡ LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS Vita) Platinum Well, this is a LEGO game, so nothing long to write . I was really surprised by the graphics of this game, because it's really smooth and clean, compared to Harry Potter 5-7 and Lord of the Rings Vita version, which seem... downgraded? I don't know exactly which word is used for the graphics, but they seem a little bit dirty and rough (especially the Harry Potter game). And no glitches!
  2. Finally I picked the last () Ueda's game I've never played: The Last Guardian. ๐Ÿ˜Š And with a JRPG it's in good company!
  3. A lot of LEGO platinum trophies! Nos. 113, 114 & 115. LEGO Movie: the Videogame (PS4) The Piece of Resistance My first games on the PS3 has non timestamps, so I decided to play a double version in order to have a "timestamp official" version. LEGO Movie and Lord of the Rings were the last ones. Well, actually there are the movie from KH 358/2 Days and Re:coded. But they are missing on the PS4, and virtually I've done the PS4 358/2 Days in order to obtain the Re:CoM platinum. So, this personal project is done! This is one of the shortest LEGO platinum (10 hours), but it's fun, as most of these games. Just my personal issue against the Italian translator (yeah, I know, I have a bad relationship with them): the Piece of Resistance should have been translated in Italian into Pezzo della Resistenza, but actually it's Pezzo Forte (maybe Strong Piece in english?), denying completely the concept of "Resistance" against the world of order desired by Lord Business. I think this translation choice is really bad... But I'm still surprised by the little booklet inside tha game! It's the same of the PS3 version, but nowadays they are really rare in a PS4 game... ๐Ÿ˜‘ And the platinum screenshot, I really like this one : LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS Vita) One Ring to build them all. Just my opinion, but I think tha the LEGO trophies images of the Vita versions are strange and ugly. I mean, the PS3 LotR images are masterpieces compared to these ones... I'm a huge Tolkien fan, not of the LotR and the Third Age, but I really love the Silmarillion, the First age and all the history about the evolution of this amazing world. Unfortunately in Italy the Tolkien books are not really good (a couple of examples: Smog instead of Smaug in The Hobbit, and the famous missing 20 lines at the end the chapter II.1 "Many meetings"): The History of Middle-Earth (HoME) was never translated, except the first two volumes, and nothing more. Then, promises for years (more than 10!) about the other books, but nothing was published in Italian. I was sick of this, so I bought the 3rd and the 4th (in English). The 3rd was really difficult to read, because I needed a dictionary for almost every verse of the lays, but at the end I was proud of this book! ๐Ÿ˜Š Ok, I close with literature and I go back to the game. ๐Ÿ˜‡ I played the PS3 version (together with the previous LEGO Movie PS3 version) long time ago, in a hot 2015 summer. And I don't think this one is really different from the PS3 version. Surely the last one has more contents and more levels (and more freezing times ๐Ÿ˜ญ. I remember very well these ones... It was the first PS3 game with these issues). And like the PS3 "big brother", the Vita version is the first game that crashed on my PS Vita! Really fun, right ? And I finally understood the reason of it: during the battle Gandalf vs Saruman in free play mode I had two playable characters on the screen (while there should have been only one) and, at the end of the battle there was always the crash. I had to replay the game and hope for the "one-character-only mode" for that section... And another annoying issue is due to the free play groups the game pick up: most of them have useless characters and you have to switch in order to pick up the right ones. They should put a smarter AI in these games...๐Ÿ˜ LEGO The Hobbit (PS Vita) The Road goes ever on And I continued my journey through the Middle-Earth with the prequel... This game was a huge surprise, because it's completely different from the classic LEGO style . A "real combat system" with attack, dodge and special attack. If you die, you have to restart the level again. And 10 challenges for every level. I appreciate this style during the "story mode", but when I had to replay all the levels, well... It became a little bit boring. Adn there are all the sidequests in the Middle-Earth map: of course non of them are tracked, so you have to travel over and over until you find a character that you missed (it was in clear sight and you still don't know how you managed to miss it). And I had also something worse: the "Good company" trophy glitched! I purchased all the characters and the trophy didn't pop up! I checked the characters so many times, and all of them were acquired. The next day I opened the game and I found one character that I had to acquire, but I am sure that I had bought all of them! Luckily I avoided a second free play run (yes, I backed it up only at the end of the story mode).
  4. Today I found this one hidden in a corner of the shop...๐Ÿ˜ And I picked it! It looks amazing and fun! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  5. Some of them are in Evermore kingdom (you'll see the "!" mark on the map). One is inside Oliver's house, and 10 should be in the doors dungeons (from the 2nd to the 6th, two in every dungeon hidden in chests, one for every new combat system). ๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. Platinum No. 112 and 5,000th trophy milestone! Tales of Hearts R Master of Hearts First of all the platinum title: this really suits a Kingdom Hearts game. Then, the characters' names: I thought I was playing a Steven Universe game and not a Tales (Peridot, Amethyst, Chalcedony, Kunzite, Beryl, etc. Seriously, all these minerals?!). Story and combat system are really good and fun, but the cutscenes (skits?) are really hilarious! ๐Ÿ˜† I laughed so much only with the Xillia cutscenes. The dungeon are labyrinths with different puzzles and I really enjoyed them, but sometimes the random fights are annoying, especially when you're studying the movements of pillars or platforms in order to solve them (and only in these cases I used the holy waters). Also the soundtrack is good, but my favourite is the one when you're flying around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ujyo1-qEg&list=PLmSG-OgRdCOHDDTbU2VZW7bemQLW6ajQJ&index=19&t=0s I think it was stolen from Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, because it has a similar tone of the soundtrack series, but maybe it's me that I found analogies everywhere (as usual). ๐Ÿ˜‹ The grinding to reach Lv. 200 wasn't boring (actually, I didn't realize I reached the 200, because I was exploring the post-game dungeon in order to obtain the rare drops. I found only the headgears, but I didn't forge the ultimate armors, except for Kohaku because I had a lot of fire stones). Every character is interesting, and while you're following the plot, you discover much more about their past. ๐Ÿ˜‡ But my favourite are Beryl ๐Ÿ˜Š (seriously, have you ever seen a girl fighting with a huge paintbrush?) and Hisui (and all the arguments/punches with Kor ๐Ÿ˜. And once I unlocked the summer vacation dress I always used it). Third place for Kohaku! And a simple platinum screenshot with the title screen. Not so original, right? But there are two heart crystals!๐Ÿ˜‰ A final note about the talking animals: there are a lot in the game (and some of them give you the Namcoins collectibles. There is also a pig that gives you a necklace acccessory!) and I found this bird in the Lion Park:
  7. No, don't worry, these enemies are really strong and annoying. I don't how the wizards companion abilities are called (from italian to english), but I'd remove the stout heart and put the accumulation/reinforce ability (the one that increase a spell strenght, but if you press an error command it reset to 0. You should see a counter which increases every time you use the spell strenghter. Maybe I'll take a screenshot and I'll show you which one is). Use always the spell strenghter and not the combo spells (I mean, that's the strategy I used up to now, and I reached the 24). Then put all the accessories that increase the elemental damage (rings), and the necklace which let you survive with 1 HP (you should have a lot of these. Check them . Maybe there is one with a second ability that increase the fire damage. In my case I have two with fire and wind damage). Put the other two allies with the robot style (maybe Gizmo style? The one which let them carry more items. In this way you can recover more MP) and give them elemental weapons and rings Also the higgledies should help you, because they increase the spells strenght. So, go with fire higgledies with the fire ball and fire imbue abilities (the last one helped me a lot, because I have no fire sword). The fire tornado spell should be stronger than the fire ball. Try both of them and see which one deals more damage. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Most of the players are stuck with this stupid Coliseum, so I think it's good trying to help each other. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  8. In every door I found two manuals (in chests), one for each new combat style. I am sure I found them from the 3rd until the 6th, but I don't remember if they are also in the second door. Open the map and check every room of the dungeon. Some of them are hidden, like the one in the 6th door (the final white city, it's on the roof of the top right building). ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. You gave me a really good news! More Ys games coming to the PS4!
  10. You gave a me a really bad news.๐Ÿ˜ฅ Last night I reached the 18 and I fought that (maybe) this boring Colosseum could end with the number 20... Anyway, I cleared the DLC story and I saw no new research. I obtained only an upgraded sword with 640 ATK and S-class, nothing more... I'll check the kingdom just to be sure. But I can confirm that the Colosseum drops are insanely rare. I played until 12 on hard (then I switched the difficulty) and I found only a simple copper bar ๐Ÿ˜ญ.
  11. Platinum trophies Nos. 109, 110 & 111 (yes, like the three Beethoven late piano sonatas!) Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PS Vita) All finished! The platinujm title is perfect, because now all the five LEGO Harry Potter games completed! The Vita version has some differences, like the collectibles (all placed in the levels, since you canโ€™t explore Hogwarts) and the duels (different from the PS3/PS4 version. Itโ€™s funโ€ฆ Just for five minutes, ๐Ÿ˜’ then defeating every character available is boring. I prefer the PS3/PS4 version with the color spells ๐Ÿ˜œ). Disappointed by the music: there is a lot of music tracks (I mean, there are 4 movies soundtracks! And these are used in the PS3/PS4 version) but you hear always the same 3-4 tracks. Once I heard the Godric Hollowโ€™s Graveyard music in the Order of the Phoenix, and not in the Deathly Hallows part I! No bugs/glitches (except one, when I got stuck in a pipe with Hermioneโ€™s cat). ๐Ÿ˜† A short and fun LEGO platinum, like most of the LEGO games. Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ Trophy completionist My 5th Atelier game, completed after two months (well, in the middle there were Kingdom Hearts III, Resident Evil 2, and other games I left unfinished in order top ut KH III as 100th platinum), and I really enjoyed this one. I saw Logy in Sophie and Firis (as a blacksmith), but finally I met him in this game. This series has something special, because there are always the same items and harvesting things (but every game adds always some new ingredients/items to create) and the alchemic system is always different. It's a familiar feeling, the same that Dearly beloved gives me... ๐Ÿ˜‹ And time really passes for the characters from one game to another: you see them grow and become more mature (or silly, right Luane? ๐Ÿ˜œ), and I start loving all of them. You want to know how their stories end in the next (or final) chapter of the trilogy. In my case, Iโ€™m really curios about Linca and Wilbell (and the main characters, of course. I hope to see again this couple ๐Ÿ˜Š). There are very few connections with the previous Ayesha (her sister Nio, Threia whose uncle is Keithgriff, a couple of place you saw in Ayesha like the garden ruins or the dark wood before the final boss), but the alchemic system is better. I never understood how it really worked in Ayesha, especially the traits transfer, but this system with the elemental points is great. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Story and combat system are good, maybe the fixed camera is a little bit annoying (especially in the corridors where you could run directly into an enemy), and I was really surprised by the anime cutscenes when you reach the Unexplored Ruins. These were great! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Not a great fan of the NG+: just a couple of extra cutscenes about Logyโ€™s story (and since I already defeated the final boss form in the first run with a Lv 52 party, I had only the Lv 99 grinding in the second run and the other endings), but the final scene in the true ending was really worth.I donโ€™t think the PS3 super slim can take trophies screenshot, right? I made it with my camera. Seriously, a lot of great games on the PS3 and no screenshotsโ€ฆ Too bad! Surprised by the trophies: they are in English (offline), but when I connect the PS3 the turn in Japanese. And on this site they are both. Is it normal? I know I messed up the Ayesha trophies (I had to set the English language before installing Ayesha, but I discovered it later. This time I set English language and I installed Escha & Logy and I though it workedโ€ฆ But I was wrong). Unfortunately finding a PS3 Shallie copy (with an Italian cover) is almost impossibile. I gave a look on internet but I found German copies on Ebay and Amazon. I saw a lot of Ayesha games, a couple of (expensive) Escha & Logy, but no Shallie. Surely Iโ€™ll buy the Vita Shallie plus in the futureโ€ฆ But I don't give up about a Shallie copy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ys Origin (PS Vita) Top of the Tower Triple Top of the Tower! I saw it free on the PS Store (probably itโ€™s cross-buy due to the PS4 version. I have no other explanation) and I made a speedrun. If you want to play this game for the first time donโ€™t pick the Vita version, because there are a lot of frame drops during the bosses battle like Velagunder, Zava and the Toalโ€™s final boss. Especially the last one is obscene, a real disaster, since the entire battle is in slow-motion (except the boss transformations. These are excellent). And itโ€™s a shame, because this game is really good and doesnโ€™t deserve this treatment. Strangely I had no crashes, only frame drops (both the PS4 versions have random crashes, especially when you're exploring the Tower floors), but I saved often, just to be sure. ๐Ÿ˜ A fun bug I saw in this version when Toal and Yunica meet each other the first time after he clears the demon trap room. There is one Toal in front of her and another one (!) behind her in the right corner. Seriously?! And finally I found a good way to defeat the demons with Hugo in order to charge the evil ring on nightmare. Previously I used the boosted fire magic or I tried to get them stuck in a sand pool and attack them near the stairs with the mines, but it was really hard with these methods. This time I used a Lv 29 Hugo and I ran up and down the stairs, leaving a charged trap mine behind me, which deals 4 damage for hit! And every mine gives 5 or 6 hits, so it was really easy. Nothing more to add: my platinum trophy near the Annex And my three platinum trophies. Maybe I should pick also the Vita Asian version... And I saw now that I completed the two PS4 version exactly after one year!
  12. My second Tales of, after Xillia! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  13. These are just my opinions: Ni no Kuni - Wrath of the White Witch: a simple story, but very touching. One of the best I've seen in a JRPG. I expected something similar with Ni no Kuni II, but unfortunately... No. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Ys Origin: the third run with Toal has the best story of the game! ๐Ÿ˜Š Child of Light is short, simple story but graphics is oustanding! I really love this style. ๐Ÿ˜ Unravel is really good, where Yarny searches the memories of an old woman. There is also an album which you can read, from the birth until the death of a beloved person... I put this game on the same level of Celeste, so if you like Madeline, you'll love Yarny! Maybe also Shadow of the Colossus and ICO. If you like the horror games, then Little Nightmares (and the three DLCs), Outlast (the first one with the DLC. The science-fiction in this game is really great and interesting. The second is good, but not as the first one) and The Evil Within 2 (plot more linear and focused on Sebastian's past and the search for his daughter). Someone mentioned NieR:Automata. If you like it, then pick also the first NieR on PS3. The graphics is not great, but soundtrack and story are really amazing! Especially Emil...
  14. I'm glad we found the solution!
  15. Maybe you have no baits, and in this way, when you are near the sea, the fishing command doesn't appear. Check you inventory, you should have a "fishing" voice between "raw materials" and "cultivation". Buy some baits in the sea city and try again. If it doesn't work I have no idea... Sorry. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ