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  1. Welp, I'm back again with another handful of games that were rotting in my backlog. I aimed to get most of them cleared before the New Year, but I didn't realise how deep my backlog goes until now. Wishful thinking on my part? Most definitely! #226 - Steins;Gate 0 To the Promised Place 100% Completed Steins;Gate 0. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 I originally completed this VN on my PS Vita back in January. In my post in this topic, I said that I would happily buy the game again on my PS4 if it went on sale. That's exactly what I did! I didn't bother reading the story again, so I just whizzed through the endings and voila! Highly recommended game, though. I enjoyed it a lot. #227 - CHAOS;CHILD Super-Perfectionst Mastered Chaos;Child Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Both Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate 0 are brilliant stories with excellent characters. Chaos;Child follows the same path, but has a bit more of horror and fan service. While I'm making comparisons to Steins;Gate, this game is a lot longer to complete as you have to see every positive and negative trigger. The triggers bring a new and refreshing take to decision making, but it pained me that I had to see all of them. As Chaos;Child is a sequel to Chaos;Head, it makes reference to its predecessor a lot and I felt rather lost with it all. It's still a vibrant and fun game to play, so I recommend it for fans of Chaos;Head and/or Steins;Gate (if you don't mind a longer game). #228 - Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning Platinum Scavenger Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Oh man, where do I even start with this game? It's a Ratalaika game, so it's dead easy. All you need to do is select different dialogue options. The script is full to the brim with profanity and pop culture references, so it made me laugh a lot. Hank and Larry, the protagonists, were a rather amusing duo and I'd like to see more of them in future games. This game sort of plays like Knee Deep, which I played aaaages ago. If you like dirty humour and lots of swearing in an amusing script, this game is definitely for you. #229 - One Night Stand One Night Stand Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Ever had a wild night on the town and woke up naked next to a complete stranger the following morning? I can't say that I have... until now! One Night Stand is exactly what it says on the tin. You wake up and there's a random girl sleeping next to you. It's time to steal her panties and stalk the shit out of her by accessing her laptop and reading her notebook, of course! All you have to do is select various dialogue options and interact with items in her room to obtain the different endings. Pretty simple stuff. An easy platinum and an awkward walk of shame afterwards. Perfect! #230 - Sagebrush Perfect Heaven Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Even though the platinum image being pretty naff, this is actually a really decent walking simulator. The only thing I wish is that it had updated graphics like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. The story, without spoiling anything, is about the Perfect Heaven Cult and the tragedy that befell its members. Despite the game being set on Black Sage Ranch with a lot of buildings, the path to the end is extremely linear. All you have to do is listen to 12 audio tapes and collect different items to progress through the story. All in all, it's a quick and simple walking simulator with a dark and eye-opening story about religious cults. #231 & #232 - FoxyLand Platinum Fox Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Okay, okay. This one was not in my backlog, because it's just been released. After the heavy story of Sagebrush, I needed something a little lighthearted and this did the trick! Plus, I couldn't resist! I love foxes and I love platformers! I really enjoyed this little game a lot. The platforming is easy-peasy. You only have to complete 20 levels by collecting all the gems. Recommended if you're after a cheap, easy platinum and/or you like cute platformers. #233 & #234 - Deep Space Rush Platinum DeTeam Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 I edited this post because I figured I'd play another game before bedtime. This platinum is so freakin' easy, you can obtain it in about 15-20 minutes. You just have to shoot 100 enemies and complete 100 levels, which take about 5-10 seconds to complete each. If you die, the levels accumulate, so you don't even have to start over. You'll also get trophies for spending coins in the shop and... that's it! Dead easy platinum. Pretty fun shooter game. I'm still not done with my backlog yet, so I'm going to keep going and I'll post again once I've made another dent. If anyone knows where I can find a full text walkthrough for Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa, I'd be grateful!
  2. In continuation of my previous post, I've been delving deeper into my backlog to clear some games. Once again, this is the result. It's been fun! Another massive shoutout to @IBadDriverI for his video guides. Also, super duper thanks for @themindisacity for the flawless text guides for the Artifex Mundi games. You guys are the best. #215 & #216 - Just Ignore Them Platinum Mark Get all the other trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 From the creators of My Big Sister (which I reviewed in my previous post) comes Just Ignore Them. Just like My Big Sister, this game is a cute 8-bit horror point-and-click game with some gorey scenes. The game warns you that there is disturbing imagery, so I was well prepared. Unlike My Big Sister, your character doesn't have free roam. Instead, you have to click where you want them to go. A little frustrating at times, to say the least. I prefer being able to use the direction buttons to move around. Besides that, it's a cracking game and I recommend it for horror/gore and point-and-click fans. #217 & #218 - Fifty Words by POWGI Nifty Words Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 After playing through all the horror releases I missed while I was hospitalised, I definitely needed a break! I love the POWGI games and this was no exception. One Word is still my favourite, though. It's pretty simple to obtain the platinum. You don't have to complete all the puzzles. The only trophy I "struggled with" (I'll use the term loosely) was to complete a puzzle in under three minutes. I had to try several times on my PS4, but the touch screen on the Vita made it so easy. Besides that, it was a fun game and good for relaxing. #219 & #220 - Wordsweeper by POWGI Clean Sweep Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 4/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Another POWGI game and, this time, you have to complete all 120 puzzles to get the platinum. This one wasn't nearly as fun as its predecessors, so I found it hard to concentrate on it. I put some movies on as I breezed through the video guide and I managed to complete it eventually. Definitely not their best offering by a long shot. Such a pity. I'm waiting for Tic-Tac-Letters to go on sale and I'll play that soon. #221 - Psychotic's MechaNika Genius of Trophies You got all the trophies! Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 1/10 A short and sweet point-and-click adventure game that looks really cute, but it's full of dark, dirty humour! Mega trolling, Ninja Turtles quizzes and... goat humping are among the many things this little game has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this so much, I just wish it could've been longer. Definitely going to keep an eye on this developer and see what else they come up with. Highly recommended if you want a cheap laugh and play a fun point-and-clicker. #222 - Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Wooo! I'm finally back on the Artifex Mundi hypetrain (I love these games so much!) As you can see, I had three glorious games to catch up on and so I thought I'd do them back-to-back. Scarlett Mysteries was pretty good. The story was decent and the voice acting wasn't as bad as some of their offerings. As per usual, the scenes were beautifully drawn and the puzzles were pretty straight forward. I will note that there was more of a variety of puzzles in this game. I particularly liked the Visions that are part of the game's mechanics. You can play the game on Casual to get the platinum, so the HOPs were dead easy and you could just spam your way through them. Not my favourite Artifex Mundi game by a long shot, but it's better than some I've played. #223 - Path of Sin: Greed Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Oh man, this Artifex Mundi offering is a slog. I did not click with the story at all and I felt so uninvested. It's very much like the Enigmatis games were you do the detective work, but without the decent storyline! It's such a massive shame to go from Scarlett Mysteries to this one and have it be so disappointing. The voice acting is supposed to be British accents, but it's not convincing at all - I'm British, so I know. The trophies are easy enough to obtain, as long as you save scum your progress. The "I know, I know!" trophy is the only thing you really need to watch out for. There are way better Artifex Mundi games than this. Gah, so disappointed! On to the next one! #224 - Queen's Quest 4: Sacred Truce Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 3/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I don't know what it is with me and the Queen's Quest games, but I always have a hard time with them. If it's not a minigame that bugs me to the point where I want to ragequit, it's a bug that halts all your progress unless you start over. Yes, that's exactly what happened to me, which is why it took twice as long for me to complete! The game is decent and I enjoyed the storyline. The voice acting isn't too bad, either. I just really messed up my save by consuming runes to create a spell that I'd already created. Instead of the game stopping me from doing that (like it should), it allowed me to royally eff myself up and I had to start again. Luckily, I'd been save scumming to get the timed trophies, so I downloaded a save from my online storage. My enjoyment rating would've been a lot higher if it weren't for my sheer stupidity and the game enabling me to be stupid. #225 - Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King King of Everything Unlock every trophy in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. Enjoyment: 10/10 Difficulty: 1/10 For my 225th platinum milestone, I had to buy these games. Instead of buying a digital download of this, I actually bought the disc because I feel like this is a personal investment. I used to play Aladdin and The Lion King on my Sega Mega Drive. In fact, The Lion King was the first game I ever played on it. This re-release was a complete nostalgia trip for me and I loved every freakin' second of it! I just wish they had an even amount of trophies for each game. Out of the two games, The Lion King is my favourite but I'm totally biased because of the memories attached to it. Literally so happy these are on my trophy list and I'm able to play them again on a current gen console. Now, if there could be a remaster of The Curse of Monkey Island - I can die happy. Welp! I made it to yet another milestone and I'm really happy! Probably going to have another look at my backlog and clear out some other games I've been sitting on.
  3. After I earned my 200th platinum, I decided it was time to clear out some of the games I had in my backlog. This is the result. It's been emotional. A massive shoutout to @IBadDriverI for his excellent video guides. I used them for pretty much all of the games I played. Thank you so much. #201 & #202 - A Winter's Daydream A Winter's Daydream Platinum Good job! Completed all tasks! Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 0/10 Dare I say it: this is the easiest platinum of 2019? You don't even have to do anything except read the text (optional) and spam the button. The story is somewhat emotional and I thought it was lovely. Can't really say much else, as there was literally no gameplay or thought involved. #203 & #204 - The Tower of Beatrice The Tower of Beatrice Platinum Good job! Completed all tasks! Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I do love a good point-and-click adventure game, especially the Artifex Mundi games. This played a lot like that, but also had a bit of Zero Time Dilemma mixed in because of the escape room element. The puzzles were fun and not too "out there" and they weren't ridiculously hard. I had fun with this game. Highly recommended if you enjoy point-and-clickers or escape rooms. The only thing that's disappointing is the platinum image. It's pretty ugly, no? #205 & #206 - Football Game Platinum Football Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Wow, this story took a really dark turn and I don't know how I feel about it. Another point-and-click adventure game set in 1987 (the year I was born - I know, I'm old!) It revolves around Tommy, the American high school football hero, and the love of his life. The game itself is pretty simple and, in comparison to other point-and-clickers, the graphics are pretty dull and boring. The story, as I mentioned, is dark and rather sad. I recommend this for people who want a quick and easy platinum, or like point-and-click games. Would I play this again? Probably not. #207 & #208 - Super Wiloo Demake Platinum Wiloo Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Out of the two "Demake" games I played, I preferred this one. It's a really simple platformer that resembles Mario. You can collect cute outfits that all have special powers: a bee, a unicorn, an armadillo and a turtle. The bee outfit is by far superior, especially if you play the game on easy as flight is unlimited. The boss battles are a joke. You just have to boop them on the head three times and it's lights out. It did present a slight challenge, especially in the World 2 levels, but nothing too arduous. Quick and easy platinum for people who enjoy platformers. #209 & #210 - Super Box Land Demake Platinum Pusher Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 3/10 The second "Demake" game in my platinum collection and it's not too shabby. You have to push boxes around different maps to unlock the gate to escape the area. The levels start off easy enough and the difficulty spike isn't too offensive, although I did have to seek help for one or two. Another easy game from Rakalaika Games. Good for trophy hunters or for anyone who enjoys puzzle games. If you want more of a challenge, I would recommend looking at The Warlock's Tower instead. #211 & #212 - Distraint: Deluxe Edition Platinum DISTRAINT Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Another day, another point-and-click adventure game! It's all pretty simple and can be completed in an hour. The trophies aren't difficult either. Just like Football Game, this story is dark and really quite sad. There's a lot of disturbing imagery in this game, so not recommended for people who don't like horror/gore stuff. The twist at the end of the game really shocked me, as I didn't see it coming at all. The game really shows the struggle of the main character and how he copes (or rather, doesn't cope) with his dilemmas. The end credits said there's a Distraint 2 in the works and I'm excited to play it. #213 & #214 - My Big Sister Platinum Sister Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Gah, I don't know what it is with me and picking horror stories at the moment. Probably because spoopy season has just ended and I've fallen behind with my trophy hunting. This game actually warns you at the start that there's violent/gorey imagery, which I appreciated. The game itself is really simple but the story is pretty messed up, not going to lie. I enjoyed the top-down perspective, it reminded me of the original Pokémon games. The trophies are easy to obtain. You have to play through the game and get all six endings. I think I enjoyed DISTRAINT over this one, but it's not a bad little game. I have a buttload more games in my backlog, so I'll post this now and crack on with the next bunch. Apologies for the long post.
  4. #200 - Marvel's Spider-Man Be Greater Collect all Trophies Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Wow, it's been a hot minute since I posted here (or even played my PlayStation). Sadly, I was hospitalised, which meant that I had to put my health first for a change. I'm finally on the mend and I'm back on the trophy hunt. As with all my previous milestones, I wanted my 200th to be a good one. Originally, I was going to platinum God of War, which in all fairness, I started. However, I saw the GOTY edition for Spider-Man was on offer and I couldn't resist. What a fun game this is and I can't believe I waited this long to actually sit down and play it. Swinging around New York City was extremely satisfying, I found that I rarely used the fast travel system. The collectables were actually fun, even the damn pigeons! Everything is easily displayed on the map, so no guide necessary. The only "mistake" I would say I made was initially ignoring all the crimes in the districts. In my wisdom, I thought it would be better when I was leveled up. Unfortunately, the grind at the end of the game turned into me spending between 5-6 hours going through all the districts waiting for crimes to show up on the map. I've rated the game a 3/10 for difficulty. If the Taskmaster challenges expected you to reach the high score for them all, it would've been an 8/10 difficulty. I know I'm super late jumping on this little hype train. If you haven't played this yet, please do. It's a wonderful game.
  5. #194 & #195- Hoggy 2 Platinum Hoggy Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I never played the original Hoggy game but I'm glad I picked up Hoggy 2. It's such a cute little game. The little noises he makes are adorable and the puzzles are simple enough. I didn't even mind playing it twice for the platinum stacks. You can complete them in under an hour each. #196 & #197 - Mochi Mochi Boy Platinum Slime Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Ehhhh, after playing Hoggy 2, this was a bit of a disappointment. It's basically like Snake where you have to touch all the grid squares to complete the levels. The later levels get pretty tough and then you have to reach level 3 on the dungeon mode, which is randomised. I managed to complete the game in 20 minutes (PS4) and then 13 minutes (PSV), so it wasn't too painful. #198 - Trüberbrook A Nerd Saves the World Unlock all Trophies in Trüberbrook Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I love point-and-click adventure games and I've been keeping an eye on this one since its release. The story starts off pretty bland and I didn't feel connected to the main character AT ALL, which isn't great. It's beautifully drawn and the voice acting is decent, I just found it a tad boring. The story takes a wild turn and I kinda lost interest in the plot when I realised it wasn't going to be a ghost mystery, like they inititally hinted at. If you like point-and-clickers, definitely play it. Just don't get too excited about it, or you'll be sorely disappointed. I recommend using a guide which will tell you where to save scum. The game autosaves, so no save slots. Very annoying! Thank you to @themindisacity for the flawless guide. #199 - The Council Knight of the Golden Order Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Okay, wow, where do I even start with this game? It was a rollercoaster. The story is fantastic and I was invested from the very start until the end credits started rolling. It plays a lot like a Telltale game where your story depends on the choices you make. However, this game also has some RPG elements where you have to use points to upgrade your skills and collect items to help you along the way. The game also offers you the choice of being an Occultist, Detective or Diplomat at the start of the game. Their traits differ, which means that some situations will be easier for one class, but not the others. I chose the Occultist class as my main, so I could easily lockpick my way through people's stuff without any hassle. The only trophy that concerned me was reaching level 15. If you don't do enough exploring, then you won't get anywhere near level 15 by the end. Because of this, I scoured every area to within an inch of its life, grabbing everything I could to gain that precious EXP. The story was pretty good and I genuinely wanted to see what would happen next. I wish I could say more, but spoilers! I highly recommend this game, even if you're not going for the platinum and just want to roll through it. Special thanks to @themindisacity once again for the fabulous guide. It really helped to keep track of where you should be level-wise at the end of episodes. My road to 200 platinums is finally over and I'm going to start playing GOD OF WAR Finally! I'll be so proud to have it as my 200th platinum. Very excited!
  6. #193 - Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online 4 Goddesses Online Master Proof you finished playing 4 Goddesses Online. Thank you for playing this far! Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 3/10 I bought this in a sale a while ago because it looked super cute and I saw that almost 50% of people had earned the platinum. This is my first ever experience with a Cyberdimension/Hyperdimension game and it was... alright. Don't judge me if you love them, but I really am not cut out for the whole hack'n'slash thing. The characters are cute, well drawn and voice acted (I chose the English voice acting). I found Neptune incredibly annoying (I know this is going to anger some people), so I swapped her out immediately for Noire and she became my main. The grind wasn't as bad as other games I've played, so I was eternally grateful for that: - You have to level all the characters between level 52-60 to unlock skills. - You have to get one of your characters to level 99, which is easily done if you equip an experience gem and buy an experience prayer in the Cathedral. - You have to complete every single quest that's thrown at you and, I'll be honest, they got so boring and repetitive towards the end. When fighting bosses, I got incredibly frustrated. If you attack them over and over again, your character may get STUCK to the boss. If this happens, you have to quickly swap her out and back in again before you die. It's a really annoying bug. It caused me a lot of grief, especially when fighting Cheetah and Minotauros because they have particular moves that can wipe you out in one hit. Apparently this is the easiest platinum you can earn from a Cyberdimension/Hyperdimension game. I don't think I'll be playing any others, to be honest. It's really not my cup of tea, but I had fun experiencing it regardless.
  7. #191 - Donut County All Done Unlock all trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 1/10 I finally managed to catch this game on sale and I'm really happy I sat down and played it. It's actually a really cute, simple little game. If you've ever played Hole.io, it's basically just like that. The characters are cute and the trophy challenges are fun and are not difficult at all. The only thing that did annoy me was the mobile phone text chats. You just have to keep mashing to get through them. The boss battle, once you know how to do it, is super simple and very satisfying when you do it without taking damage. I recommend this one if you're looking for a chill game and/or an easy platinum. #192 - Shadwen Both Sides Now Earn all the Trophies in Shadwen Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Another sale purchase, purely because I absolutely love the Assassin's Creed franchise and this is a stealth game. Despite the janky controls and the repetitive voice acting, it's not all that bad. The game has some really fun and interesting mechanics: - When you stand still, so does time. Super useful when you're calculating your next move. - If you make a mistake, you have the ability to rewind time and try it over and over again. - In the first level, you obtain items to craft yourself a grappling hook, which you can use to drag objects and distract guards. You have to play the game twice in its entirely and the last part of the last level a further two times, so nothing too time consuming. The first run is the pacifist run, where you have to sneak around without killing anyone. The thing that most annoyed me whilst doing the no-kill run was the AI of Lily, the little girl who follows you around. You can press (or, in my case, smash) the button to get her to move along with you, but does she listen? No. The second run is extremely satisfying. You have to slaughter everyone in your path and Lily ends up hating you for being a murderer. If you like Assassin's Creed and don't mind having to contend with some dodgy controls, I recommend this. Just be prepared to roll your eyes every time a guard says, "I heard a sound..." Oh and, of course, when a guard discovers a dead body, they ask the corpse, "Are you alright?" CLEARLY NOT BECAUSE HE'S NO LONGER BREATHING AND YOU'RE NEXT!
  8. #188 - Thimbleweed Park Player of the Year Collect all trophies. Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I LOVE point-and-click adventure games and this one has been on my radar for a while. I finally caught it on sale and I was lightning fast at purchasing it. I absolutely loved it. I actually felt immersed and invested in the characters, which is a massive plus. I particularly enjoyed Ransome the *beephole* Clown. He was definitely my favourite character. One of the trophies asks you to get his bad ending and I did actually feel really sorry for him. Initially, looking at the trophy list I saw a few that I knew were going to be grindy, particularly Book Worm, No One Is Home and Dust Hoarder. The "No One Is Home" trophy was actually a lot of fun for me! I dialled a random number that asked me to dial another if I wanted to find out the Secret of Monkey Island, and on and on it went. Being a massive Monkey Island fan, I quickly got absorbed into dialling a bunch of numbers and the trophy popped in no time. The Dust collection trophies, I won't lie, I used the glitch by finding one, saving the game, picking it up, reloading and repeat. I wanted to enjoy the game without having to worry too much about the dust, so I got that out of the way pretty fast at the start. The difficulty trophies do not stack, so you have to play the game twice. The hard and casual difficulty playthroughs felt like two totally different experiences, despite the same result at the end. HIGHLY recommended! #189 - Bird Game + Platinum Bird Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 1/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Ugh, this game. I picked it up because it was £1.99 in the sale and I wanted something easy to play. I couldn't sleep, so I was looking for a smooth and easy experience to send me off to sleep. My God... this game is a mess. It didn't soothe me. It enraged me. The controls are janky and the levels are just ridiculous. You're constantly being batted around by scenery that (for me) was hard to make out sometimes because of the art style. The boss fight on the first level was my main issue. I knew what I had to do, but the bee and the dragonfly owned me time and time again. Let's just say, I'm glad that this one wasn't stackable on PS Vita or it would've been twice the rage, twice the disappointment. #190 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Ace Attorney Trilogy Get every trophy. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I freely admit that I have never played a Phoenix Wright game until now and, in all honesty, I wish I'd played these sooner. Going in completely blind was a fun experience, as I knew nothing about the characters, the story or the cases. Out of all three games, I would say that Justice For All was probably my favourite. I particularly enjoyed Turnabout Big Top. Franziska von Karma was my favourite attorney to battle against, probably because of the constant whipping... By the time I got around to Trials and Tribulations, I felt the game get slightly repetitive (investigation, trial, investigation, trial, done). They all had pretty much the same format, but I appreciate that the games tried to mix things up with the different game mechanics, like the Psyche Locks. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience. If you're like me and you've never played these before, I recommend you do. RANDOM RAMBLINGS I'm now officially on the road to 200 platinums! I think I'm going to make Until Dawn my 200th. I got it free with PS+ what seems like ages ago... I've been too much of a wuss to play it, because I'm actually scared. I don't do horror games at all. As per usual, going to keep plugging Heaven's Vault. If you haven't checked it out yet, it's such a good game and it deserves more recognition. If you're playing and some of the trophies are bugging you, I wrote a guide which you can find here. Be careful about potential spoilers. I recommend you play the game blind first! If you use my guide, I would really appreciate any feedback you have. ♥
  9. #182 - Modern Tales: Age of Invention Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 After playing Heaven's Vault, I decided to take a break from gaming to pursue other things (mostly sleeping). I had this sat on my dash waiting for me when I returned, so I'm a little late jumping into this Artifex Mundi offering. They've decided to add a new trophy Triple Luck, where you have to complete three HOPs in 10 minutes. It daunted me a little but it's so easily done that I didn't even think about it. The story is alright, the voice acting is a little iffy at times. I'm not a fan of their "updated" animations for the characters. However, the scenes are beautifully drawn, the puzzles were relatively easy and the collectables weren't a chore. Definitely not my favourite, but it's not the worst one I've played. #183 & #184 - Word Wheel by POWGI The Wheel McCoy Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 The sixth POWGI game I've played and stacked on PS4 and PS Vita. One Word will apparently always be my favourite because this didn't trump it. The platinum is pretty straight forward: find 500 words, complete all the nine-letter words, complete 100 words in one puzzle, etc. Oh and let's not forget the classic POWGI trophy for being "immature" and making naughty words, which I admit I had fun with. It's a little more long-winded than the others, but not nearly as time consuming (and soul crushing) as Word Search. The Reinventing the Wheel trophy glitched when I played it on the Vita. I just quit the game, found a new bonus word and it popped. If you like these games, I recommend it. #185 & #186 - Warlock's Tower Platinum mailman Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Oof, I am a major sucker for puzzles games and this was no exception. I actually really enjoyed this! It's super simple to start off with but, without a guide, I would ramp the difficulty up to about 6-7. It'll take a lot longer to complete without a trusty guide to hand too. Some of the puzzles are long-winded and tedious to complete towards the end, so I gave in and got some help. @IBadDriverI did a fantastic video guide that you can follow here. Completed the Chambers is currently glitched on PS4/PS Vita. Quitting the game and reloading worked for me on both versions. Love a good puzzle game that stacks and is cheap? Look no further. #187 - Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 3/10 After giving Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past a positive review, I must say I'm so disappointed with this one. There is one particular mini game (the balloon one) that pissed me off so much that I almost broke my controller. In order to get the platinum, you can't skip any of the mini games which made it even more maddening. The controls are obviously designed for PC players and they do not translate well on console. There was another Artifex Mundi game with a similar mini game that drove me crazy and I thought I'd never have to do it again. My enjoyment of the game was tarnished after that, I'm afraid. Not only that, but you have to collect three types of collectables, rather than the usual one and they brought back the Triple Luck trophy. Not my best experience with an Artifex Mundi game, in all honesty, and it saddens me that I didn't enjoy it. If you're using a guide, it's a straight-forward platinum, as long as you master the dodgy controls on that one stupid mini game. RANDOM RAMBLINGS My last post in this thread was when I earned the platinum for Heaven's Vault. I had such an awesome time playing that game, I actually created my first ever guide. If you own the game and are struggling, or you're thinking of picking it up, feel free to take a look at my guide. Be careful about potential spoilers. I recommend you play the game blind first! If you use the guide, I would really appreciate any feedback on it. It's such a beautiful game and it deserves a lot more recognition. ♥
  10. I created a trophy guide to help you with any missing trophies. https://psnprofiles.com/guide/8645-heavens-vault-trophy-guide
  11. I created a trophy guide to help you with any missing trophies. https://psnprofiles.com/guide/8645-heavens-vault-trophy-guide
  12. #181 - Heaven's Vault Platinum Platinum Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 5/10 Long story short. I stuck to my word. I did it. Despite the very uninspired platinum name, Heaven's Vault is an absolute hidden gem of a game. It was released on 16 April and I bought it on release day (because PS+ users got it at a reduced price). I can't say I regret that decision in the slightest and I'll tell you why! Heaven's Vault is an exploration game. Not only that, but it has its own unique Ancient language that you can learn and translate as you explore. You play the role of Aliya who is an archaeologist and lives in the centre of the Nebula, on the moon Iox. She is tasked to find Iox University's roboticist, Janniqi Renba, who has mysteriously disappeared. Along with your new robot, Six, you go exploring different moons, uncovering secrets and finding ancient sites and relics along the way. The search for Renba just opens up a massive can of worms for Aliya and Six, as they unravel the mystery of fabled Heaven's Vault. I guarantee that this game won't be for everyone, but if you enjoy point-and-click adventures and like exploring, do yourself a favour and try this game. I managed to complete the game in two full playthroughs and a bit of clean-up at the end (I'll explain why in a sec). The trophies are generally straight-forward, except for a small handful which really got on my nerves. I'd say the hardest trophies to earn are: A Reunion, Enrollment and, the absolute worst, The Gates of Iox. Some of the requirements are so weirdly specific that it can completely screw you over if you make one wrong choice. The game has no manual save slots, which is incredibly annoying because you'll end up like me and have to do a NG+ to do it all again! I would highly recommend you make use of manual back-up saves if you're going to have a conversation with someone that could go drastically wrong. You have to recruit someone for the university for the Enrollment trophy and I managed to mess up the conversation three times before I got it. Don't let any of that put you off, though. This game is beautifully drawn, voice acted and scripted. The story is amazing and keeps you interested throughout. Despite playing the game almost three times in a week, I always found something new that I had missed before and the translations get harder if you NG+ Heaven's Vault is a wonderful game and I can't recommend this enough. HUMBLE BRAG As of posting, I'm the third person to earn the platinum and I'm the fastest achiever. Definitely bound to change, but very happy with my achievement getting this one.
  13. #177 - The Shapeshifting Detective Platinum Trophy Acquire all trophies Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 3/10 After having previously played The Bunker, Late Shift and The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, I knew I had to give this one a go! You play the role of a... wait for it, shapeshifting detective and you have to interview people to find out who killed the gorgeous red-head, Dorota. The murderer is randomised, so you really have to pay attention to what people say because there are slight differences each time you play. For one trophy, the killer has to be a specific person. I was fortunate enough to get it on my second play-through. All-in-all, it's a great game! Less time consuming than The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, but not as enjoyable as Late Shift. If you played and liked any of the previous games from this developer, I recommend this one for sure! I rated the difficulty a three because you may need to play the game multiple times to get the right killer to unlock the trophy. #178 - Nurse Love Addiction Passed the qualification exam Unlocked all trophies Enjoyment: 4/10 Difficulty: 1/10 I bought this VN on a whim (because it was on sale) and I went in completely blind. I started reading the story and as soon as it began to get incestuous, I skipped the text and just wanted it done. I know they're not biological sisters, but it was still creepy and... well, yeah. Not my cup of tea at all. Call me a prude! Incest aside, it's actually really cute. The character designs are lovely and the story (for the most part) is good. An acquired taste, for sure... especially if you like yuri content. #179 - Song of Memories Bright Future Collect every trophy Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 3/10 If someone had been there to warn me of how much of a chore getting this platinum would be, I'd have second thoughts paying the price I paid. You play through the story, picking dialogue options, getting different endings - all very standard for a visual novel. This one, however, requires you to go back and 100% EVERYTHING. You need to complete the charts and select every dialogue option in the game. It took me longer than it should have, because I kept taking breaks that I didn't need and I procrastinated like hell. Despite all that, I really loved the story and the characters. There's always one annoying one (and she's aptly named Fuuka). There are random battles you have the option to do with a rhythm game attached, but you can just skip them if, like me, you're crap at rhythm games! I recommend this VN for sure because the story is pretty decent, just be warned that it's a grind to get the platinum. My enjoyment rating is low, only because of the completion you need to do, otherwise it would've been considerably higher. #180 - Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ Wintertide Miracles Obtain all trophies Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Ahhh, it's nice to be back in the Code:Realize realm with Cardia and the boys again. Have to admit, it felt a little weird playing a Christmas game in May, but I'll take it! Would've got this sooner, but I was waiting for a sale. As per the other two games (Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and Code:Realize ~Future Blessings~), it's an otome VN and the characters are fantastic! I love this series and I hope they release more in the future. Side note: I did like the addition of The White Songstress, Cantarella. She's very pretty! ADDITIONAL STUFF I reached trophy level 35, which I'm incredibly happy about! I earned my first platinum almost two years ago (28 May 2017), so I'm thrilled to have made it this far in such a short amount of time. Probably won't be posting here as much now, because I'm determined to sink my teeth into a juicy, long game. This decision is mostly because I'm still butthurt about my 175th milestone being overlooked and given to Super Weekend Mode. I bought Heaven's Vault, which looks super interesting, so I might start giving that a go. If you read this far, you're amazing and I hope you have a lovely weekend!
  14. #169 - Conan Exiles To crush all trophies beneath sandaled feet For completing all trophies Enjoyment: 0/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Wow, it's hardly any wonder why they gave this away for free with PS+ this month. I used the admin panel (gladly) because I can't even imagine trying to get the platinum without it. After waiting 3 HOURS for it to download, I was glad to finally delete this game off my dash to rot in my Library. Garbage game, really easy platinum. Moving on... #170 - Glass Masquerade Art Deco Unlock all trophies Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Ohhh, I do love puzzle games and this one was right up my alley! It's basically jigsaw puzzles with stained glass window designs from all around the world. The pictures were lovely, the controls were smooth and the difficulty was just right. I had a lot of fun with this game and I hope to see more like it in the future. #171 & #172 - Crossovers by POWGI Crossoverachiever Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Another decent offering from the POWGI series of games. After having recently done Word Search by POWGI (again), this one was easier in comparison. You have to solve 200 puzzles, which will take approximately 2-3 hours (I took longer on my PS4 run because I had breaks). Nice little game, but One Word by POWGI is still my favourite! #173 & #174 - METAGAL Platinum GAL Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Ratalaika Games are literally chucking easy platinums at us at the moment, and who am I to refuse? METAGAL was a pretty easy side-scrolling/shooter game. The only part that gave me trouble was the final boss but, with practice, she's easy to take down. I halved my play time between my Vita (31 minutes) and PS4 (15 minutes) runs, so practice does indeed make perfect! Cute little game, cheap and easy for trophy hunters. #175 & #176 - Crossovers by POWGI Platinum Weekend Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Back at it again with another offering from Ratalaika Games. L1 and R1 are the only buttons you use in this little shooter game and, with practice, it's dead easy. You need to beat three stages on easy mode, collect hearts and earn a certain amount of points and that's pretty much it. Once again, I managed to cut my completion time down considerably with practice: Vita (14 minutes) and PS4 (5 minutes!) Some people have said that they found the third level troublesome. It IS more difficult, but just persevere. If I can do it, you most certainly can. Trust me! On another note, I totally forgot that the 175th platinum is a milestone and now I have Super Weekend Mode on my profile forever. Probably for the best. It'll remind me not to be a trophy whore and play something decent once in a while...
  15. #163 - Word Search by POWGI Howl to the Chief Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Wow, it's been a while since I posted here. After doing that damn Jackalope trophy on Deponia Doomsday, I kinda lost my will to game for a bit. Managed to ease myself back in with Word Search by POWGI (which has been sat on my dash for months). I originally completed this game on my PS Vita and I really took the touchscreen for granted. Doing this on the PS4 was a slog, as you have to complete ALL of the word searches, rather than just a handful of them (like in other games). Glad I can now delete this from my dash. Despite being an "easy plat", this was an achievement for me. Very proud. #164 - The Long Reach Platnum Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 No, that's not a typo. The platinum is genuinely called "Platnum" and it's triggering my OCD. It's the same story with this one, except the other way around. Originally completed on my PS4, waited for it to go on sale for Vita. This is a point-and-click adventure, which is a slow-burn horror story. If you enjoyed Dead Synchronicity, then you'll probably enjoy this game too. Some parts are frustrating, when the psycho maniac is hunting you down and he randomly spawns in different places. It's a really easy platinum. If you're going to get it, definitely buy it when it's on sale. #165 & #166 - Super Destronaut DX Platinum Destronaut Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Another easy bundled platinum game from Ratalaika Games. It's basically a really funky, colourful Space Invaders and it's FUN! All you need to do is earn a certain amount of points in Classic, Timed and Hardcore modes and complete 12 challenges. The first 12 challenges in the list are easily done, with some patience. If you're a fan of the old classic shooter games, give this one a shot (pardon the pun!) #167 & #168 - Fullblast Platinum Ship Get all the trophies Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Yet another easy bundled platinum game from Ratalaika Games. And yet another Space Invader-y type of game. After having played Super Destronaut DX, I didn't think I would enjoy this one as much - I was so wrong. I actually preferred Fullblast to Super Destronaut DX. Shooting down the different enemy types was fun and getting weapon upgrades really made it a breeze. In comparison, the game isn't as colourful or enticing as Super Destronaut DX, but it sure makes up for it with the way it plays! Highly recommend if you like shooters and are looking for easy platinums.