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  1. #278 & #279 - Epic Word Search Collection Quite Big Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Playing games like this make me grateful that the POWGI games exist when I want to do puzzles. This game is a hot piece of garbage (but yes, I still played it twice). Instead of doing individual puzzles, the four "collections" are on four massive grids and it's annoying, to say the least. If you like word searches (or any other puzzle games like this), stick to the POWGI games. Trust me on this one! #280 & #281 - Guard Duty Platinum Guard Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I love point-and-click adventure games, so I immediately bought this when it was released. It's... okay. The story is suitably bizzare enough to keep you engaged and the puzzles aren't too bad. There's a lot of backtracking involved: walking at snail pace through different scenes just to get one item then return the way you came. The spider puzzle (without a guide) would be mildly infuriating! I doubt I'll ever play it again, because there are much better offerings out there. If you like point-and-clickers, I highly recommend The Wardrobe, Detective Gallo and/or Bear With Me. #282 - Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland Platinum Hero Obtain all trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 with God Mode (8/10 without God Mode) Oh boy! I knew they put God Mode in for a reason and I'm so grateful that they did. I really did try to complete this game legit, but I caved and ended up having to activate God Mode. If anyone managed to complete this without the cheats enabled, I salute you. If you like a challenge, this game is for you. Don't even be ashamed if you resort to using the cheats. I'm pretty proud of myself for getting as far as I did before I gave up. #283 & #284 - FoxyLand 2 Platinum Team Foxy Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 3/10 I played the first FoxyLand game at the end of last year and really enjoyed it. The sequel steps up the difficulty and adds a boss fight into the mix. The boss is frustrating as heck and I died again and again and again trying to beat it. Not only that, but I had to beat it twice for the stack. Besides that, the game is pretty simple. You need to complete 20 levels to get the platinum. If you don't mind a small challenge and like platformers, play the FoxyLand games. #285 - Telling Lies All Done Unlock all trophies. Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 1/10 This game is going to be a frustrating one to review due to potential spoilers. Just like The Complex, The Bunker, Late Shift, etc - this is an interactive "movie" of sorts, or a "desktop thriller"... You play the role of Karen who has access to video footage that you can watch, bookmark, tag and search from. The story follows David and the (many) women in his life and his past unravels the more you watch and research the subject matters. There are 170 different videos to watch in total, along with some miscellanous trophies, like playing Solitaire. It's incredibly well acted and the story is so indepth, I felt really overwhelmed by the end of it (in a good way!) Telling Lies is a spiritual successor to Her Story, which I hope it gets a PS4 release too.
  2. I wholeheartedly agree with this. My memories of playing the original SOR were purely playing co-op with my brother on the Sega Mega Drive. While the game does allow you to play co-op (and I'm more than grateful for that), the trophy list is aimed at you playing solo and, to me, SOR has never been a solo game.
  3. #270 - The Secret Order: Shadow Breach Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Another month, another new Artifex Mundi game and I really enjoyed this one. If you've ever read any of my other reviews of these games, you'll know that I much prefer the fantasy storylines. This particular Artifex Mundi game did not disappoint! I loved the story. The voice acting was decent (which is usually very hit and miss) and the puzzles were fun! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'll happily buy these games as long as they release them for PS4. I gladly support Artifex Mundi and I highly recommend their games, even as a change of pace. #271 - The Complex Platinum Trophy Acquire all trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Well, well, well... Wales Interactive have done it again! What a smashing game! I've played all their other games and The Complex is definitely one of my favourites. I thought they were very brave to release this amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so fair play to them. The story is compelling and, thanks to the handy skip button, it made playing through the game to get all the endings a breeze. The characters are believable and interesting and the twist at the very end of one playthrough had me shook. It's really hard to give this game praise without giving away spoilers, so go see for yourself! Highly recommended! EDIT: My platinum walkthrough text guide for The Complex has now been published. You can find it HERE! Beware for potential spoilers. #272 & #273 - Just a Phrase by POWGI Just Amazed Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Possibly the easiest (and thus, most boring) POWGI game there is. All you do is mash the button over and over again and... that's pretty much it. Not a whole lot to say, really. If you're after a mind-numbingly easy platinum, this is for you. #274 - Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions The Final Illusion Unlock all trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Around this time last year, I earned the platinum for the original Glass Masquerade and I loved it. I was extremely happy to see a second installment to this game and it didn't disappoint. The trophy difficulty and time involved were slightly increased and I didn't mind at all. You have to complete all 31 puzzles on Hard difficulty and you get a trophy for each one you finish. They're absolutely stunning and kept me engaged. As of now, I'm the fastest platinum achiever. It's easily done in less time, but I took long breaks between puzzles. Beautiful game. #275 - Solo: Islands of the Heart Platinum Earn all trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Milestone trophy? I've had Solo sat on my dash for months waiting for me to finally play it. Today was the day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me a lot of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, just a tad bit easier. The game explores the psyche of the player, by asking questions about their experiences with love. As you progress through the game, you're asked more questions and the game creates a profile of you. You constantly see a ghost that represents your partner, whether it's an ex or someone you're crushing on. It sounds weird when I explain it, but it's actually a really thought-provoking game. The puzzles are easy and the scenery is lush. I could happily just stroll around and take everything in, petting all the animals. If you're looking for a total change of pace, play this game and get in the feels. #276 & #277 - Blind Men Platinum Men Get all other trophies Enjoyment: 4/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Another visual novel coming from Ratalaika Games. The story didn't particularly interest me, so I just whizzed through the eight different playthroughs to get the platinum. From what I gathered, Keegan wants to become a villain and needs to commit a heist before he's allowed to become one? Just like Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet, the PS Vita version was so much slower to skip through all the text. This was a total trophy whore game for me, I'm afraid. No regrets.
  4. #262 - Uncharted Tides: Port Royal Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Choo-choo! Back on the Artifex Mundi train with another semi-decent game. I didn't enjoy the storyline as much as some of the others I've played, but the variety of puzzles and hidden object scenes make up for it. Not nearly as challenging as some of their other offerings, but still enjoyable. I really love Artifex Mundi games and I'll play them as long as they keep releasing them. If you haven't played any yet and are interested, I'd recommend starting with Nightmares from the Deep. #263 - 7'Scarlet Okunezato Master! Obtained every trophy. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Along with Artifex Mundi games, my other guilty pleasure is a good visual novel. I'd been waiting for 7'Scarlet to go on sale and I finally managed to buy it in the Big in Japan sale. As far as VNs go, this was pretty decent. It's beautifully drawn and the story was good. The balance between the darker themes and light-hearted romance was well done. If you like visual novels and/or an easy platinum, I recommend this one. #264 - Harvey's New Eyes Harvey's New Eyes unlocked! You unlocked all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 My all time favourite genre of game is point-and-click and I was so excited when I managed to get this game on sale. I'd been stalking it in my wishlist for months before I finally bought it and it was a lot of fun! Sadly, I never played the original game, so I didn't really understand some of the gags. You play as Lilli who unknowingly brings death and destruction wherever she goes. Despite being mute and seemingly well-mannered and cute, the people she interacts with end up dying in grotesque ways. When characters die in the game, these little gnome-esque creatures paint the bodies in bright pink paint. It's hilarious. Lilli is living in a convent, ruled by the evil Mother Superior who hates children, and Lilli is the primary target of her rage. Mother Superior gives consent to the menacing Dr Marcel to hypnotise Lilli with Harvey (and his new eyes). After being hypotised, Lilli is unable to do naughty things - unless she manages to override the hypnosis... If I say anything further, I'll end up in spoiler territory. It's definitely one of my favourite point-and-click games for the PS4, though. The game is full of laughs, full of utterly bonkers dialogue and a variety of puzzles and mini games to keep you interested. Definitely give this game a go if you fancy a change of pace. #265 - Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace Attractor Field Convergence Played through everything in STEINS;GATE: My Darling's Embrace. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I've played the other Steins;Gate releases on the PS4/PS Vita (except Steins;Gate Elite) and I enjoyed those games a lot. My Darling's Embrace brings back the same characters and softens the mood by turning it into a dating simulator. The gameplay is still the same, where you have to answer text messages or phone calls and make dialogue options. It's definitely a light-hearted take on the whole franchise and, for the die-hard fans, it might be a little disappointing. If you enjoy the games and don't mind something with a slower pace and a bit of fun, definitely pick this up. #266 - Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation Date A Completionist Obtained all trophies. Enjoyment: 6/10 Diffculty: 2/10 So this game is actually three visual novels rolled into one. You get Rio-Reincarnation, Rinne Utopia and Arusu Install included. Due to "spacequakes", these mysterious Spirits appear and our protagonist has the ability to seal them away. How? By making them fall in love with him, of course! It's extremely heavy with fanservice and is rather cringey with some of its dialogue and situations. Definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea and, unfortunately, it wasn't mine. Despite that, the games were decent and the multiple endings were interesting to watch. Not the best VN I've ever played, definitely not the worst. #267 & #268 - Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet Ultimate Sweet You've seen everything in the game! Thanks for playing! Enjoyment: 4/10 Diffculty: 1/10 Always fun to see Ratalaika Games releasing different genres of games. This one was right up my alley because it's a visual novel. Nothing nearly as long or indepth as some of the others I've played recently, but it's not too bad. There are multiple endings to obtain by selecting different dialogue choices. My only "complaint" would be that it's not very well optimised for the PS Vita. The skip option lags so badly. If you're looking for a SUPER easy platinum, look no further. #269 - The Sims 4 Ultimate Sim Guru Earn all trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 I have been a fan of The Sims since its first release back in 2000. 20 years later (I feel so old) and I'm still playing The Sims and still as in love with it as ever. I have The Sims 4 on my PC, but I was looking forward to seeing how they optimised it for PS4. I used to play The Sims Bustin' Out on the PS2 for hours and hours on end, so I was excited to play on console again. Oh boy. The game does not do well on console at all. So disappointed! The frame rate drops are absolutely dire and it's frustrating as hell trying to switch between Live and Build mode without lag. Besides that, the game is as lovely as ever and I really enjoyed going for the trophies. The trophies are all very simple if you use the following GUIDE. I followed the video guide by @Bushido_Cypher and it was absolutely flawless. Can't thank you enough! I'll probably stick to playing The Sims 4 on my PC, rather than on console. Happy to play it and get the platinum, but it's now deleted off my dash and will rot in my library forevermore.
  5. #261 - Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered Julius Caesar Earn every Trophy. Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 My 260th platinum was Assassin's Creed III Remastered, so I picked up Liberation straight afterwards as they're in the same bundle. As this was originally a PS Vita release, this game is so much easier (and shorter) than the other Assassin's Creed titles. They've kept the 100% all main missions trophy, which wasn't too annoying. You can do as you please with all the side missions and you don't need to stick to the optional objectives. There is a small grind in this game to earn enough money to buy the pocket watches and ships, but nothing too arduous. Then you have the collectibles. You have the general ones and then you have persona-specific ones. I absolutely hated being on the Bayou and I made sure to go around getting every single collectible so I didn't have to go back there again. The storyline was decent and I enjoyed exploring Chichen Itzu, discovering what happened to Aveline's biological mother. I found Aveline to be rather dull when it comes to comparing her to other assassins in the franchise, so definitely not one of my favourites. I will admit that it was a nice change to play as a female character after the three week slog playing as Connor. The three different personas was a nice touch to add, with the addition of persona-specific side missions to do. The outfits themselves could've done with being more different than what they were. They were literally the same designs, just different colours to choose from and it was all rather disappointing. I was very pleased to find that you could buy the assassin's hood, rather than have Aveline wear that silly hat around! Also, who decided to make the platinum name "Julius Caesar" like the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood one? All-in-all, it's a nice, short and compact little game and I recommend you give it a shot if you like the Assassin's Creed games. I'm definitely going to take a break from the Assassin's Creed franchise for a bit. Not sure what I'm going to sink my teeth into next, but I have a massive backlog so I'm sure I'll find something.
  6. Okay, for clarification. I bought and platinumed the original release before it was delisted. If I were to purchase the re-release (which is now available in the EU store), will these trophies stack? I'm useless when it comes to telling what will or won't stack, so your help is much appreciated! It's a good game, but they're trying to flog it for £32.99 right now. If the trophies do stack, I'll probably wait for a sale anyway.
  7. #260 - Assassin's Creed III Remastered Master Assassin Get every trophy. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 5/10 Oh man, where do I even start with this game? There's a lot to unpack. Just a head's up: If you haven't played the game yet and you don't want spoilers, don't read this review. I never played ACIII when it was originally released, so I went into this with no clue what to expect and, for the most part, I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the main game and, as much as Connor is a whiny bitch, he's actually an alright character. He's got nothing on Ezio, though. Sorry. I started off absolutely hating Haytham and, by the end of it, I was referring to him as "Daddy" and I was genuinely sad when I had to kill him. Getting the 100% sync in all the missions was mostly relatively easy with some practice, whereas other missions ended up making me rage. In particular, Sequence 7 Memory 3 "Conflict Looms", where you have to set off bombs on two ships without being detected (and no checkpoints). The main story arc ended with Desmond Miles dying, so that was emotional to say the least. I usually don't care for the modern day stuff, but this had me shook. I finished the main story weeks ago and it took about two weeks of on/off gaming to complete the absolute beast of a grind the game expects you to do. I would say the most annoying trophy out of entire game was the "Original Gamer" trophy. I spent four hours trying to win a game of Fanorona and I'm glad I never have to play it again. I ended up using an expert AI to help me win. If you're playing this game and you're struggling with this trophy like I did, I made a post HERE with some links to help you. Other massive grinds in the game include: - Unlocking all fast travels in the undergrounds, which was so bloody boring and I used a guide to help me with the door puzzles. - Completing the hunting map, which was a massive slog and certain animals, like cougars, only spawn in one particular spot in the area. - Buying every weapon in the game, which isn't too bad in all fairness because I just crafted most of mine instead of buying them. - The Encyclopedia of the Common Man, which thankfully wasn't glitched for me because I saved it until the very end. Then we have the DLC, which I'm grateful they put in instead of the dreaded multiplayer aspect that was in the original release. Luckily, the trophies aren't too bad to achieve and the optional objectives aren't too difficult. The only one I struggled with was the Eagle Sky Journey, which you have to complete without hitting any of the obstacles. The controls aren't inverted, so I kept flying down instead of up and getting myself into a right tizzy. I think I cried in frustration at one point. Connor drinks tea made from the virgin boughs of the Great Willow tree and earns himself some mega superhero-esque powers. With the help of his spirit animal friends, the wolf, the eagle and the bear, you become a fleshy weapon of mass destruction. I'm pleased to say that they don't make you completely OP. Using your powers costs you health, which will leave you vulnerable if you abuse them. The storyline isn't the best, but it's decent. It just explores what would happen if George Washington takes the Apple of Eden for himself. He crowns himself King of America and builds himself a massive pyramid in the middle of New York, as you do. Egotistical prick. All in all, it's a good entry into the AC franchise and I'm gutted I missed it on its original release. However, as mentioned earlier, I much prefer playing them without the blasted multiplayer element, so the DLC was a welcome exchange. Whoever decided to keep the "Original Gamer" trophy on the list for the remaster needs to be executed. Other than that, it's all pretty straightforward. Next up will be Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, which is part of the bundle you get when you buy ACIII. Originally a PS Vita release, it'll be interesting to see how well it ports to the PS4 with a shiny remaster. I never played Liberation before, so I'm excited.
  8. #251 - Miko Gakkou Monogatari: Kaede Episode All Unlocked all trophies Enjoyment: 3/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Oh, how I despised this "game"/visual novel. It takes roughly 6 hours to complete, but I kept taking breaks away from it because it was so bloody boring. All you do is move your character to a new place, pray at the shrine, talk and read literally walls and walls of text and mash repeatedly. The shrine trophies are broken to heck. You're supposed to pray at the shrine 10 and 25 times. I think I prayed in excess of 80 times before it popped. I wouldn't recommend this game, unless you're looking for a relatively easy platinum and you don't mind glitchy trophies. #252 & #253 - Without Escape The Chosen One Unlock all other trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 A new point-and-click adventure game makes me a very happy girl. I quite enjoyed this game, albeit the fact that it was very short and rather easy to complete. The premise is interesting and the way the house changes as you solve the puzzles is haunting and sticks with you. It's one of the rare titles that I gladly played twice for the stack, because I wanted to pick the opposite choice at the end of the game. If you enjoy horror stuff and/or easy platinums, definitely consider picking this up. My reasoning for the difficulty is because of the amount of missable trophies, so a guide is highly recommended. #254 & #255 - Red Bow Platinum Bow Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 After playing My Big Sister and Just Ignore Them, I was excited to play Red Bow and I wasn't disappointed. Just like the other games, there's a lot of creepy imagery, lots of death and blood, all mixed in with cute 8-bit designs. It's a good game and the different endings aren't too annoying to get if you follow a guide. Out of all of them, I'd say that My Big Sister is my favourite. I highly recommend you play all the games by Stranga Games regardless. #256 & #257 - Milo's Quest Platinum bone Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Milo's Quest is an extremely easy and cute little game to play. You play as Milo the dog. All you need to do is collect keys, headbutt ghosts and take down two bosses. It's all really simple and quite a relaxing game to breeze through on a Saturday. It's quick, it's easy, it's cheap and it stacks. What's not to love? #258 & #259 - Gravity Duck Platinum Duck Get all other trophies. Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 3/10 If you've played Hoggy 2 already, you'll know what you're getting with this game. All you do is press the button to change gravity, whilst dodging spikes and animals. You have to complete 50 levels to get the platinum and none of the trophies are missable. Slightly frustrating at times, but super easy once you know how to complete the levels. So, it's been a while since I posted in here because I've been sinking my teeth into Assassin's Creed III Remastered. I will mostly be concentrating on completing it, which will make it my 260th platinum trophy.
  9. I finally managed to beat that damn Fanorona game! After trying to follow YouTube videos and failing over and over again - I decided to find my own solution. If you're struggling, I highly recommend you download Zillions of Games: HERE. You only get the demo version, but Fanorona is on there as a free game and I managed to beat it first try using this. Make sure that you flip the table so it replicates what's on screen. Also, make sure you DON'T go first on ACIII and then copy the move(s) on the PC. For Nine Men's Morris, I used a really simple website to play: HERE. On the bottom of the board, make sure you crank the difficulty up to 7 by clicking on the blue/green icon a few times. (I've heard rumours that cranking it up to 8 glitches it, but I didn't test this myself). You can easily win if you use level 7 for difficulty, though. Just mimic the moves, like with Fanorona and make sure that the AI on ACIII goes first. As for Bowls, it's entirely skill-based and I can't really offer any tips or tricks. IMPORTANT: Make sure that you don't compete at the harbour, you need to do the intermediate Bowls by the tavern. I absolutely hated this trophy and I curse the person who thought it was a good idea to not only put it in the original game, but keep it for the Remastered version. I'm feeling rather blessed that I won't have to play another game of Fanorona ever again.
  10. This is a great thread! It's nice to give people shoutouts for their hard work! My favourite trophy hunters are: @IBadDriverI I absolutely swear by his YouTube video guides for platinum walkthroughs. His videos are always easy to follow and he provides commentary and additional notes if something is a little tricky. He also does helpful videos every month breaking down the easiest platinum games released, plus videos about the new sales. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It's truly appreciated. @themindisacity Point-and-click games are my favourite genre, so I tend to play a lot of them when they're released on the PS Store. I always seek out text guides by Mindi if I want to breeze through the trophies, most recently Forgotton Anne (which was flawless). Whenever a new Artifex Mundi game comes out, I always wait for Mindi to do a text walkthrough for those. I would honestly be lost without you, so thank you. @Stay-Pationt I was absolutely devastated when Stay-Pationt decided to quit YouTube. I'm still subscribed to his channel, hoping he'll change his mind. I love watching guides with commentaries, so his guides were perfect for me. He has a really soothing voice and he explains things in a very coherent, simple and yet articulate manner. I really miss your uploads and I hope you're doing okay!
  11. #250 - Life is Strange 2 All Roads Traveled Unlock all Life is Strange 2 trophies. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 First of all, woooo! MILESTONE! 250 platinums, what a good way to start off the new year! I have really mixed feelings about this game and I'm going to go into depth as to why, so beware for spoilers. At the very start of the game, you're asked if you played Life is Strange and whether you chose to destroy Arcadia Bay or not. The game makes a few references to the original game, like Brody taking you to where the town (in my case) used to be. (Yes, I saved Chloe and sacrificed the whole effing town and I'm not even ashamed to admit it!) Later on, in the most ex-machina of meetings ever, you meet David (Chloe's stepdad) in a place called Away. He just so happens to be staying with Sean and Daniel's mother in a completely secluded camp in the middle of the bloody desert. Anyway, the story is truly gripping and it kept me wanting to play more to find out what happens. I'm pleased to say that the choices you make do matter, whether it's dialogue or actions, so that's definitely a plus. The soundtrack is beautiful, but I didn't expect anything less because Life is Strange and Before the Storm were equally as good. The scenes were lush and there was a lot to see and explore, even though you're confined to a relatively small space. There were some graphical glitches, mind. During the first episode, Daniel had a tree branch stuck to the side of his face for the latter part. On the downside, I feel that this game is definitely the weakest installment of the Life is Strange franchise. I felt I connected more with Max, Chloe and Rachel than I did with Sean and Daniel. Just a personal preference. Life is Strange 2 is adamant on shoving political and religious views down your throat and I felt it was all a little over the top. Obviously the Trump presidency over in America has triggered this reaction from the developers and they definitely let you know how they feel. The border to Mexico in the game is The Wall that Trump wishes to build, which Daniel subsequently tears down. The vigilante couple that meet you at the border are outwardly racist and think you're trying to enter America, when you just want to GTFO. Episode 4, the most fillery-filler episode of any game ever, just goes all out to display that religious fanatics = cultists. Lisbeth, the Reverend Mother, is a completely one-dimensional (albeit crazy) character and, if you choose to spare her, she NEVER shows up again. I feel that they introduced characters, good and bad, and just ditched them when they were no longer of use to the plot. It would've been nice to see what happened to people like Brody, for example. Last we see him, he's heading home to see his dying mother. If you chose not to contact your friend Lyla when given the opportunity whilst on the run, you never see her again either. I got the "Redemption" ending because Daniel had high morality and didn't want to use his powers for bad reasons, which I'm pretty happy with. Throughout the game, as Sean, you can teach Daniel the difference between right and wrong and your ending reflects that if you were successful. I've watched the "Blood Brothers" ending on YouTube that you can get if Daniel has low morality and it's still a super satisying ending. If you liked Life is Strange and Before the Storm, I do highly recommend you play this game. Just don't get your hopes up too high. Maybe I'm just biased because I loved the original game so much.
  12. #248 - Erica That's a Wrap Unlock all bronze, silver and gold trophies. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 After playing The Bunker, Late Shift, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective, I had to play this. I really love the live action movies/games and this was no exception. The story is completely bonkers and I kinda love it. The only things I will criticise are the controls, the complete lack of saves and the repetitiveness. If you choose to play on your controller, all input is done through the touchpad and sometimes it's a little difficult to control but nothing major. The game autosaves and, from what I read on the guide I followed (I didn't check myself), you can't use cloud back-up saves. Therefore, you have to complete the game in its entirely 5-6 times to get the platinum trophy and it's a slog. Also, if you mess up and select the wrong option - you have to start the story from the beginning again. The flow of the story doesn't really change, so you're constantly revisiting scenes over and over again and it's super repetitive. The first couple of playthroughs were fun, though. I enjoy the story and the acting is great. Highly recommended if you enjoy this kind of thing, but keep in mind that the platinum takes some work. #249 - Forgotton Anne Thank You For Playing! You've been all around the Forgotten Lands. Thank you for your time! Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 3/10 I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this game! I love Studio Ghibli films, so this was right up my alley. The art style, the voice acting, the story - it's all perfect. Right from the very start, the story just gripped me and I loved going on this adventure of self-discovery. The platforming controls aren't perfect and there are some trophies that I struggled with, but it's all a matter of practice. The autosave function is generous, so you can easily reload the previous checkpoint in the main menu and try again. I've had this game in my backlog for months and I kick myself for not playing it sooner. What a delight! HUMBLE BRAG AND STUFF I have a feeling that this is going to be my last platinum of 2019. It's been quite a year. The first platinum I earned this year was my 134th, which means I've earned 115 in total this year. I'm extremely proud of my achievement and hope to earn my 250th tomorrow, on New Years Day. I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and I wish you all the best for 2020.
  13. Oh boy! Here we go again! I went digging through my extensive library and found these games buried. Not going to lie, I forgot I even purchased some of them! Oops! #241 - Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep Platinum Unlock every Trophy. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 1/10 Right off the bat, this was not in my backlog. I always purchase Artifex Mundi games when they're released. After the bad experience I've had recently with Queen's Quest 4 and Path of Sin: Greed, this was a breath of fresh air. Definitely one of the easiest Artifex Mundi games to platinum, because you can play on casual and there's no Triple Luck trophy. The only trophy that sorta had me on edge was the Precise Targeting one, but there are three very easy HOPs at the very end of the game. The story is pretty unique compared to their other offerings and I enjoyed delving into the subconscious minds of the NPCs. I'm an absolute sucker for these games and I'll continue to buy and play them as long as they release them for PS4. #242 - The Mooseman The Mooseman Platinum Good job! Completed all tasks! Enjoyment: 4/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Not going to lie, I'd never heard of the Russian Perm tribe before I played this game, but I'm going to have a read about it now. In this game, you play as The Mooseman who embarks on a journey through the three layers of the universe he controls. There is light puzzling involved, which is super simple once you know what to do. However, and it's a big "however", to get the platinum you need to collect artifacts and some of them are ridiculous to obtain. Some require you to put in a super fast button combo and sometimes the game doesn't register properly. Therefore, I spent most of my time spamming the buttons and praying for the best. My method (mostly) worked. Beyond that, the art style is gorgeous and the score is beautiful and moving. Technically, it's not the best designed game ever. Visually, it's absolutely stunning. #243 & #244 - Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI A Strange Game Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Another decent offering by POWGI and definitely one of the easiest and less time-consuming to complete. You're offered a total of 120 puzzles, but you only need to complete 22 to get the platinum. Without a guide, I would increase the difficulty a little - I don't particularly these kinds of puzzles, so a guide was more than handy. One Word still reigns surpreme out of all the POWGI games, in my opinion. I also completed the new game, Word Maze (see below). #245 & #246 - Word Maze by POWGI A-maze-ing! Collect all the trophies Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1/10 A brand new game from POWGI (not one that's been rotting in my backlog forever) and it's pretty fun! You don't need to complete all the puzzles offered, but it takes roughly two hours to earn the platinum. Each category contains six different puzzles and, upon completion of all six, you get a trophy. Unlike other POWGI games, there are no miscellaneous trophies to worry about. The puzzles aren't difficult at all and quite fun to suss out. #247 (+100%) - Bear With Me True Detective! You've collected all of the achievements and then some! Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 It's no secret that I love point-and-click adventure games and this one was on my radar since its release. I got the complete collection, which includes the three DLC episodes and completed those too. It's... okay. To be honest, compared to other games I've played, it's rather dull in comparison. The voice acting is monotone and the characters, particularly Ted, sound like they're bored most of the time. The character sluggishly walk everywhere and it takes forever to march them from one place to another. The inventory mechanics are a little flawed, but nothing you can't get used to. The noire-inspired monochrome aesthetic makes a change, but nothing about the gameplay makes up for lack of vibrance. I would definitely recommend waiting until this game is on sale if you're wanting to try this. It's decent, but it's not my cup of tea at all.
  14. YAY! Literally so happy right now. Thank you so much. I've DM'd you!
  15. Playing Horizon Zero Dawn was one of my most memorable gaming experiences ever, so this cover art for the Complete Edition is a clear win for me. I would've chosen Artifex Mundi, because I love their character designs and their games are super pretty, but they don't do physical copies of their games.