Status Updates posted by Smzthy
Managed to find my first Green Bat, but since I was playing with Coda I ended up getting absolutely wrecked. Guess that’s just my luck...
I’ve made some decent progress so far though. Managed to get my PB up to 2-4. Should’ve easily made it to Zone 3 as I had Deep Blues 2, but I happened to miss a beat.
I finally managed to clear an All Characters run in Necrodancer. It was a pretty smooth run in the end, although I did have one huge scare during Melody's final boss. I got trapped by a bunch of skeletons and I didn't have any bombs. At that point I thought it was all over, but fortunately the Necrodancer decided to throw a bomb that killed all of the skeletons and set me free.
I'm looking forward to finally working on Coda. Hopefully I can complete her at some point in the near future.
- Show previous comments 3 more
Well, pretty tough actually. I've only played her for about 10 hours so far, but I have yet to make it to Z2 😂 Keeping up the beat is not even the problem, but you are just not allowed any mistakes...
How long did she take you?
Other than her, I think Monk will require the most practice for me before I can attempt an All Chars run... I'll get there eventually 🙂
Good luck with Coda!
@Smzthy thanks man, it’s getting there slowly.. I want to get to a point where I’m consistent enough to put Dove second and Monk first because he is easily the hardest character haha. If you need any help or tips with Coda just ask
@Arcesius I’d say it took around 20 hours to finally get consistent with her. Once you manage to get out of Zone 4 you should find the rest of the Zones to be much less demanding. I’m sure you’ll get it done soon though.
@SlimSanta94 I will certainly let you know if I run into any issues. I’m also using a controller for Coda, but I’ve remapped my controls so that I move with the right side of the controller instead of the D-pad. I find that to be a much easier way to keep up with the beat.
100% - VVVVVV (NA Version)
Finally done with both stacks of VVVVVV. I have now cleared No Death Mode three times, so I certainly won’t be touching this game ever again. My completion time is pretty decent this time around, although I did take a short 20 minute break halfway through. I highly doubt that someone can get a <1 hour completion time, but my one is definitely improvable if someone wanted to beat it.
My No Death Run was quite bad in the end. I hadn’t touched this game in well over a year, which led to me being a little confused during the Final Level. My Super Gravitron was pretty flawless though, managed to earn those trophies in less than five minutes. But the Space Station 2 Time Trial absolutely killed my time. Wasted a solid 20 minutes on the Veni Vidi Vici trinket alone.
Anyway, here is my run for anyone that’s interested.
Got back into Tetris Effect recently and I finally managed to obtain the SS rank in Sprint Mode. I genuinely can’t remember the last time a game has enraged me as much as this one did. I should’ve had this done a lot sooner but I kept getting screwed over by RNG towards the later stages of my attempts. Still, I am quite satisfied with getting it done in less than 50 hours of playtime.
The rest of the modes should be much easier to SS. I’ve done most of the others anyway, so I’ll only have a few more to get through.
Planning on leaving this for plat #50 though as it’ll be a nice milestone to have.
100% - Cloudberry Kingdom.
Four months after clearing level 319 I finally decided to go back and finish this game off. I will say that this game got really boring towards the end, which is why I am now the slowest 100% achiever by quite some margin. In terms of actual playtime the 100% took me roughly 50 hours. 10 hours for the first 318 levels, 25 for 319, and 15 for 320.
Out of the two main levels, I will agree with the other 100% achievers and say that 320 is the much easier level of the two. I managed to breeze through most of 320 in around five hours, but got really stuck on the final section where you need to pull off some really tight jumps. That section took me close to 10 hours alone.
Compared to other difficult platformers, I personally found VVVVVV to be slightly more difficult to 100%. Cloudberry is one of those games where you will eventually get the 100% if you have the patience to keep playing the same level over and over again. VVVVVV on the other hand is completely different. You could invest a lot of time in practicing the game and still fail a no death run at the end due to the difficulty of the Final Level.
Anyway, I’m glad to finally get this done. It’s just a shame that the stats on this site are a complete clusterfuck right now, as Shenanigans should be a 0.09% by my calculations. Not a big deal for most people, but I find it quite frustrating that my efforts aren’t accurately displayed.
Just cleared level 319 in Cloudberry Kingdom. Spent maybe 3-4 hours on it each day for the past 6 days, so somewhere in the region of 20-25 hours on this level alone. Unfortunately there's no replay feature on level 319, so I couldn't record it. I'll probably go back to it in a couple of days and record a successful run in free play.
Level 320 is supposedly a lot easier than 319, so that should be fun. The only issue is that I can't use a DualShock 4 on 320 as it is impossible to crouch jump with the D-pad. I'll have to get used to the PS3 controller again. Anyway, I'll start working on 320 in a few days time.
- Show previous comments 1 more
@Danny_Johansen Whenever I press down to crouch jump I lose all forward momentum and end up jumping in a straight line. It seems like the issue comes from the D-pad design, as all four buttons are separated. Pressing down to crouch appears to completely override holding left or right. I'm not too sure if this same issue applies to the regular DualShock 3 though as I don't own one. I'm only able to crouch jump with a cheap PS3 controller where all four of the buttons are joint together. Of course, I could just use the analog stick, but I am 100x more comfortable with the D-pad.
@Danny_Johansen Never had this issue before but I just found out why it wasn't working. I played the first 319 levels without using a USB cable, connecting my controller via Bluetooth each time. I just tried it with the USB cable connected and crouch jumping works perfectly. Thankfully I won't have to use that awful controller after all.
Started working on Cloudberry's level 319 a couple of days ago. Made some decent progress so far, now reaching the half way stage of the level on a consistent basis. Hopefully I'll finish this soon, but it depends on how difficult the second part of the level is without the pathfinder.
So I was casually playing through VVVVVV as I'm planning to do the US version in the coming weeks, and I ended up beating No Death Mode again. On one hand, I'm pretty pissed, as I'll now have to do it for a third time. But at the same time, pretty pleased, as I am pretty damn consistent at that Gravitron. Hopefully it doesn't magically get delisted by the time I actually decide to buy it.
Finally managed to SS every level in Dustforce.
Without the finesse glitch, it would probably be the hardest platformer on psn. The level of precision that is required to SS some of the later levels is pretty ridiculous. Definitely an enjoyable game though, especially when you finally get used to the controls.
Just have to clean up a few miscellaneous trophies and I'll be done.
Some Blackops 4 Beta codes for those that are interested...
You have to sign up at callofduty.com/beta
Wow, what a cup final. Apparently Liverpool are looking for a new keeper. I reckon that random fan at the end could've done a better job tonight...
- Show previous comments 1 more
Karius lost it for Liverpool imo, but that 2nd Bale goal was sublime. Salah picking up that shoulder injury early on didn't really help either, especially considering they were the better team in the first 30 minutes or so. Real's squad depth really showed there when you look at the two benches.
Also Bale's post-match interview lol. Basically just sent out a come-and-get-me plea.
Enjoying Rayman Legends so far. Fortunately, the increased playerbase will make the diamond cups much easier to obtain. There's already 13,000 players on the leaderboards. Definitely a good time to start it up if you were interested in the platinum.
#12 - Thumper
Would've been a lot easier if I had a VR. Despite that, it isn't too bad to platinum.
VVVVVV No Death Mode is DONE :). After 4 deaths during the final level, it's over.
- Show previous comments 8 more
@Spaz Thats the biggest problem with no death mode. Attempting it can get very tiresome. The levels aren't too difficult when you've practiced enough, but every failed attempt can set you back 10-15 minutes.
Most of my deaths occurred in the gravitron. You need to dodge a pattern for 60 seconds, with 20 of the 60 seconds having a completely random pattern. Get past that and the rest is down to nerves.
I'd recommend it though. Great game with an amazing soundtrack.
@Smzthy- Sounds like you can't stack this game anymore.
Shame since both stacks have a nice amount of ultra rare trophies.
@Spaz Fortunately I've done the de-listed one already. Just need to buy the other version and I'll get round to it eventually.