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  1. Just a quick update from 2019. I was planning on making a trophy guide but ran into a few problems. Most all the trophies unlock much later than they should with some reported to unlock up to 8 hours after the requirements are met. The game also crashes frequently, normally at the end of a race. With some races being 10-15 minutes that can be a real buzz kill. The largest problem, however, is the potential soft-lock I find myself in. After buying a new vehicle from the garage the game crashed. When I booted it back up the vehicle was still purchased. However, I am now unable to pass any race. I have up until this point gotten every single gold trophy but for the passed 2 hours I have been unable to pass... PASS any race. The enemy AI have seemingly upgraded their vehicles out matching mine in every form. I tried upgrading my own vehicle to maximum but that only made them faster still. I sold the vehicle and got a new stock one. I tried different modes. I restarted the game. I restarted the console. And yet the enemy AI is still in an unbeatable state. Short of deleting my save data, and even then there's no way to know if that will work, I don't know how to escape this baja purgatory. I'll keep trying for the next couple days to try and fix my game, but otherwise, I'll be calling it quits on the game and the guide. Either way, warning to all trophy hunters: Abandon all hope ye who grind here
  2. I couldn't agree more. If there was an option for 5.5 I would do it. Or maybe a split difficulty for the grind/rng elements. I think the game does it's best when the AI just aren't a factor. Most of the tracks are very wide with few turns and easy to collect items specifically to make the main challenge getting around the AI. I personally think have at least a few tracks and modes meant to test your skills as a driver specifically would have done wonders. This is also platinum that unfortunately leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I would say that in the guide, but they are supposed to be impartial, so starting a guide with "You will hate this game by the platinum" would probably not go over so well X D. There is always a fine line between giving the platinum before the full game is experienced and forcing your players to slog their way through every minute detail of your game. Really makes you appreciate it when devs put thought and effort into their lists. Vampyr comes to mind as a fantastic list and the devs themselves made the guide for rouge Aces... Fun to leave this mostly negative comment with some positive praise.
  3. As for the difficulty I had some real trouble with it. Before I found the exploits I had it at a 6 I think. The real problem is the AI cheats and adds a severe RNG factor to each race. This makes it less about skill and more about how much you're willing to bang your head against the wall until it breaks. I guess to break it down I would say the player skill required is maybe a 4; not too many buttons and straight forward gameplay... But the annoyance is an 8 so I round it up to a 5. If you look at the tips and strategies section of my trophy guide, there is an explanation of how the AI works with some tips on how to subvert their cheating. It's not a perfect solution, but short of reprograming the game to even the playing field, it's the best chance we've got. Hope this helps!
  4. It is important to know that the AI will not dead stop when using this exploit. They will continue to race but slightly slower than they normally would. You can see this by using player one and seeing where first place is at the end of a lap compared to if you used player 2. This gives you a large advantage and also allows you to ignore coins so you can have a faster time. Essentially it's not a guaranteed victory, but t majorly stops the AI from cheating like it normally does. I would recommend that you save your boosts as their is no real advantage to using them in the first lap (unless there is only one lap). Generally, you will want to save them for the laster laps specifically to save time when you crash and to pass tricky ai. Hope that helped! And thank you @TheYuriG for letting me know about this!