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  1. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% 16% 28% Shadow of the colossus: 6% Prince of Persia (2008): 9% PS4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 100% ( on 26/10/2019) Trophy list Infamous First Light: 0% 100% ( on 14/11/2019) Trophy list Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 100% ( on 15/11/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% 8% ➡️ 69% ➡️ 100% ( on 28/11/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Infamous Second Son: 0% 30% ➡️ 83% ➡️ 100% ( on 29/11/2019) Trophy list Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% 81% 87% ( on 8/11/2019) Prey: 2% 4% Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% The Last Guardian: 0% Games completed: 12/25 Swaps used: 0/7 Drops used: 0/2 Completed 2 games this week, but it are basically just the 2 games I've already talked about in my previous update so I'm probably not going to tell anything new here (but I can't help myself so I'm going to try it anyway). Crash Bandicoot: Warped As I've said earlier, definitely the easiest one out of the trilogy in terms of getting all the gems and relics. That being said, however, it's also my least favourite of the bunch. Some levels were really great visually like the medieval, future and prehistoric levels (especially loved those) but there were just too much annoying vehicle levels for me to be able to fully enjoy my time with this game. The plane levels were boring, the motorcycle suffered from some poor controls and even though the jetski levels were ok gameplaywise, I still didn't like them cause they just didn't really feel like a Crash Bandicoot level, which might just be me though. Add the underwater levels which I didn't like either to that list and you've pretty much got half the game already. Even though I now make it sound like I absolutely hated this title, I still really loved playing it. The platforming levels were better than ever and the new additions to Crash's moveset made traversing them so much more interesting by being able to try out different methods. The boss battles were really fun as well. Those things definitely made up for my earlier complaints, but I just really hope that Vicarious (if the rumours about the new Crash game are true of course) turn down the amount of "special" levels a bit in the future and just keep Crash by his platforming roots for the most part. With future tense they showed their capability in creating some phenomenal levels so I'm quite confident that the series is in good hands for now. Infamous Second Son Think I pretty much said everything about this one already, I just love the infamous games. If I have to say anything negative at all about this series then it is probably that the alternative karma playthough often doesn't really offer that much changes to the story as the game claims it to, even though I have to admit that they clearly improved on this aspect compared to the older games. It's also just a very minor complaint anyway since the gameplay itself is just so much fun that you don't even care about the story anymore. Which is a good thing cause the story is definitely the weak point of the series anyway. The side missions can become quite repetitive and tedious to some people too I suppose, but they never really did for me. You don't have to redo them all for the opposite karma anyway if you don't want to (I did cause my OCD can't handle the icons on the map otherwise). Overall, time just flies by when playing this game and luckily most of the trophies come naturally when going for 100% completion so I never really had to worry about any of them either. Glad to have put this on my list! In terms of what to play next, I picked up shadow of the tomb raider definitive edition and Spider Man for Black Friday this year and even though I'm extremely tempted to play those right now, I think I'm going to hold off for now since I have some special plans for my 50th platinum. Will have to complete Crack in Time first but I can already reveal that it's going to be a game that's currently sitting on my list as well (exciting stuff I know). Good luck everyone and untill next time! Great to hear! Definitely enjoy it and make sure to take as much time as you want since I'm probably not going to be able to complete everything of my list anyway. No need to rush. Thanks again for wanting to help me out with those (especially since it's again a game which is not on your list, I'm not exactly helping you here )
  2. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% 16% 28% Shadow of the colossus: 6% Prince of Persia (2008): 9% PS4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 100% ( on 26/10/2019) Trophy list Infamous First Light: 0% 2% 100% ( on 14/11/2019) Trophy list Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% 81% 100% ( on 15/11/2019) Trophy list Crash Bandicoot: Warped: 0% 4% 8% ➡️ 69% Infamous Second Son: 0% 30% ➡️ 83% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% 81% 87% ( on 8/11/2019) Prey: 2% 4% Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% The Last Guardian: 0% Games completed: 10/25 Swaps used: 0/7 Drops used: 0/2 Shorter update this time. No additional fully completed games yet but I did finish up my first playthrough (good karma) of Second Son and I did complete the main "story" of Crash Bandicoot: Warped so far. I'm really enjoying both of these titles, each of them in its own way. Crash Bandicoot: Warped The crash games are just so incredibly addictive. As soon as I start going for a certain gem or relic or whatever, i just can't stop untill I actually get it, which often resulted in hours of frustration, especially with the the 2 previous games. Crash 3 seems to be quite a bit easier overall though. None of the levels, apart from future tense perhaps, has really been that difficult to complete and the gold relic times do not seem to be as tight as they could have been imo. The abundance of vehicle levels makes it possible to knock out a considerable amount of them without the necessity of any powers as well which is nice, even though I actually didn't like most of these levels at all. Left to do: Earn 42 gems (currently at 38) Earn 30 gold/plat relics (currently at 16) Shoot the imposter (will need 100% for this, currently at 80%) Get 99 lives (currently at 46) Infamous Second Son Absolutely loved this one as well. Playing this one alongside the Crash games couldn't have been more perfect since everytime the frustration tends to get the better of me I just switch to this game to relax and enjoy life. Everything just feels so smooth and great while playing this, whether you're shooting smoke out of your fingers, wallrunning up on to the tallest buildings of Seattle or holding your controller sideways to spray a DUP agent taking a sh*t on the wall. Infamous is becoming more and more one of my favourite series of all time since playing these games is just nothing more than pure fun to me. I had it a bit difficult to find some actual motivation for this challenge at first but as soon as I started playing First light a couple weeks back I actually started to have fun again. Let's hope this feeling will endure! Left to do: basically just complete the story with full evil karma which will get me: Contempt revenge Dominance Rebellion (complete the game with evil karma) infamous (achieve level 5 evil karma) Been thinking about which game to play next and if I wanted to make use of any of the swaps and/or drops. Guess I'll probably continue with Crack in time after these two titles and in terms of swaps/drops I guess I'm going to leave things for now. I look to forward to all my listed games even though I have to admit that some of their trophy lists have me a bit worried. Pretty sure completing them all before the deadline is a bit too ambitious but I'm not going to give up just yet. Happy hunting everyone!
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PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% 16% 28% Shadow of the colossus: 6% Prince of Persia (2008): 9% PS4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 100% ( on 26/10/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Infamous First Light: 0% 2% ➡️ 100% ( on 14/11/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% 81% ➡️ 100% ( on 15/11/2019) Trophy list Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% ➡️ 8% Infamous Second Son: 0% ➡️ 30% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% 81% 87% ( on 8/11/2019) Prey: 2% 4% Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% The Last Guardian: 0% Games completed: 10/25 Swaps used: 0/5 Back with another update! Managed to complete 2 more games of my list the past couple of days, albeit one easy title and another where I didn't really have that much work left to do. Still glad to see these 2 crossed off from now on of course! Infamous First Light Well not only was this a very enjoyable game to play, it was also just as quick and easy to complete as expected. Some of the challenges had me a bit worried at first since they required some specific circumstances which seemed to be pretty rare to get in Seatlle but luckily the battle arenas provided exactly what I needed to make quick work of them. Speaking of which, I really loved fighting in these combat arenas! Even this mode alone would have been well worth the pricetag. It just reminded me a lot of the fantastic run n gun combat of Doom (literally can't wait for Doom Eternal to come out). Perhaps this is where the devs took their inspiration for the combat system in the first place since it's mentioned in game how one of the hologram designers was addicted to a game where you have to kill demons. Not sure if they meant that as a reference but I don't think it's that hard to notice the gameplay similarities between them. Main storyline was perhaps a bit short and lacking in terms of variety, however, but I guess I shouldn't really have expected too much from what's basically just meant as a standalone dlc for Second Son. I didn't really care too much for the story anyway since I always wanted to get back to the arenas as quickly as possible ^^ I just hope I didn't spoil anything for the story of Second Son for myself by playing this one first but I guess not since this is basically a prequel. Overall definitely not regretting putting this one on my list, I kinda needed something more fun and relaxing like this to help me find the motivation to get back on track with things for this challenge and I feel like it worked since it encouraged me to tackle something I've been neglecting for quite a while now: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Speaking about fun and relaxing...2 things that definitely do not come into mind when thinking about going for the relics. The game is absolutely fantastic don't get me wrong but some of these relics can be extremely brutal and frustrating to get, or at least for me they were (rip sanity). Luckily I already earned most of them about a month ago so I "just" had to clean up the 7 remaining ones (and reach 99 lives) to earn myself the platinum. Too bad these 7 relics contained levels like spaced out (which took me 2,5 hours), hanging out (1,5 hours) and piston it away (1 hour) so yeah fun times. Apart from these levels, however, I did feel like the relics of Crash 2 weren't nearly as bad overall as those of Crash 1, but maybe that's just bias since I used an actual functional controller this time around, who knows. Despite all of my frustration, I'm just really digging these remakes so far and I'm still kinda mad at myself for never playing the original when I still had the chance. I know I would have absolutely loved them as a child and perhaps that would have prevented me being so sh*t at them nowadays. Guess I should just be thankful towards Vicarious Visions for this wonderful remake though (except to the person who decided that it was a good idea to give nitro boxes the ability to jump) since I probably wouldn't have ever played them otherwise. Other games With these 2 titles completed I was able to move on to their "sequels" right away as well. Halfway done with my first playthrough (good karma) of Second Son atm. Nice to see it basically adds everything I was kinda missing in First light which makes sense of course as this is the main game after all. Some of the side objectives like the grafitti or the tracker drones do tend to get a bit repetitive after a while but it's nothing too bad (like collecting 350 blast chards without a map or something for example). Main storyline has been great so far which makes up for anything anyway. Not too much progress on Crash 3 on the other hand, just working my way slowly through the levels while trying to pick up most of the gems so far. Will likely be chipping away at this one whilst completing Second Son during the next couple of weeks. That'll be it for now I guess, glad to finally have made some decent progress on my list but as you can see, still quite a lot left to do. Looking forward to it though! Good luck everyone!
  4. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% 16% ➡️ 28% Shadow of the colossus: 6% Prince of Persia (2008): 9% PS4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 100% ( on 26/10/2019) Trophy list 🔲 Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% ➡️ 81% ➡️ 87% ( on 8/11/2019) Infamous First Light: 0% ➡️ 2% Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% 81% Prey: 2% 4% Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% The Last Guardian: 0% Infamous: Second Son: 0% Hey everyone, finally back with another update! Definitely not having as much gaming time lately as I personally would like to have, let alone need in order to complete my list for this challenge. Pretty sure I won't be able to finish everything up at this rate, especially with exams closing in fast, but I'll try to complete as much as I can of course. Rise of the Tomb Raider Spent most of my time on this title the past couple of weeks. Not only because completing it does actually require quite a bit of work, but also because I just really like playing this game. With a large emphasis on exploration and puzzle platforming and a smaller but still quite enjoyable combat component built around it, it's just something that fits right up my alley. Especially the challenge tombs were some of my favourite elements of the game and if I would have any complaint then it's that there just weren't more of them. That being said, however, as much as I enjoyed the first half of the story, I was kinda getting more and more dissapointed towards the end since I was noticing how similar those end game sections actually were compared to the 2013 title. Not that they were bad by any means but it was a bit bothersome to me since this copied design does come across as a bit lazy and unimaginative. Still an excellent experience overall though, already looking forward to playing Shadow of the tomb raider somewhere in the future, perhaps an idea for the spring backlog challenge On a more practical note, I did eventually manage to pick up the platinum for this game and I did complete 3 out of 5 DLC packs so far. Main game trophies weren't too bad since most of them were related to reaching 100% completion. Only the score attack trophies were a bit annoying since you kinda had to speedrun every level of the game but luckily most of them weren't hard to get a gold score on at all. It's just a bit of an unnecessary addition imo since it felt really counterintuitive as to how you're normally supposed to play this game. Some people might probably enjoy this opposite approach though so maybe that's just me. DLC's are luckily overall pretty good. Croft Manor and Baba Yaga were really great, I definitely enjoyed those a lot. Cold Darkness was a decent attempt at creating a zombie mode but like the score attacks, it's again just not something that really fits into this type of game in my personal opinion but it wasn't that big of a deal trophywise so shouldn't really complain too much. Very last thing to do now are the solo and coop-endurance mode trophies. Already got half of the solo trophies and I gotta say that the mode itself is pretty okay, I like the idea of it and it definitely suits the genre but it just kinda tends to get boring and repetitive quite fast. Surviving for 10 days, which is required for a couple of trophies, is therefore not something I look forward to. It's not really that difficult or anything but it just takes a bit too long for my liking. The coop-trophies are kinda similar in terms of difficulty and length but luckily @neospoon is willing to help me out with those, wherefore already many thanks in advance! Other games Made some small progress on R&C: A Crack in Time again but still quite a lot of work to do, will start refocusing more on this one when RotTR is done. Also played the opening section of Infamous First Light and I quite enjoyed it so far. it does seem to be a fairly quick and easy platinum so that's always a relief to notice ^^ Let's just hope I will be able to pick up the pace a bit with my list from now on. Good luck everyone else with your games! I've been enjoying reading all of your updates so far.
  5. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% ➡️ 16% Shadow of the colossus: 6% 🔲 *NEW* Prince of Persia (2008): 9% PS4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 63% 70% ➡️ 73% ➡️ 100% ( on 26/10/2019) Trophy list Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% 81% Prey: 2% 4% Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% The Last Guardian: 0% Infamous: Second Son: 0% Infamous: First Light: 0% It's been a while since my last update, University has been taking up most of my time and I've spent the leftovers on some non-listed games like the Prince of Persia series, which I enjoyed so much that I would like to add the title from 2008 to my list. Played the opening section so far and it definitely seems like something I'm going to enjoy playing. Despite the lack of focus and time, I did eventually manage to complete a game of my list as well though: Horizon Chase Turbo Some mixed feelings about this title. The game itself can be a lot of fun but going for the platinum however...not so much. I did really love this game initially with it's nice oldschool controls and mechanics, its beautiful art style and an overall very enjoyable soundtrack to spice things up. The problem is just that it doesn't really add anything new over the course of the game which can and will make things become real boring real fast. Other than maybe the different backgrounds for the different world locations, nothing really changes, soundtracks are reused so much to the point where I just turned the volume off and started listening to my own music instead, challenge is basically non-existent since the game kinda just let's you win almost all of the time which completely kills all tension and immersion, ... well, you get the idea I suppose. The fact that I literally fell asleep twice while playing this game says it all really. If I just had to complete the world tour with 100% for the platinum, this wouldn't have been so much of an issue but having to do all of the tournaments and the endurance modes as well, which again didn't actually add anything at all to the game, was needless to say just such a drag to go through. You need to finish a total minimum of 362 races to get the platinum which isn't even including the retries you'll most likely need for the super trophy on each track and/or the frustrating tournaments. That's just a bit too much for a game with such repetitive gameplay imo but oh well, maybe I'm just really being a bit too harsh here. It's not a bad game by any means but the platinum requirements did kinda remove all of the fun I had with this title. I'm not the biggest fan of racing games in general though so that's definitely not helping of course. Just kinda glad it's over now. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time To end up on a lighter and more positve note: I absolutely love this game! It's lacking a bit in terms of humour and charm compared to the original trilogy but gameplaywise it is definitely a huge step forwards. Especially enjoying the space sections so far since they really make you feel like you're actually travelling across the galaxy instead of just hopping around from one planet to the next. Well that and because pirate radio is probably the best addition they ever made to this series. Think I'm somewhere halfway through the story atm so not that much progress so far but I'm trying to complete as much as I can along the way in terms of gold bolts, zoni and side missions. Also picked up the trophy for the "my blaster runs hot" minigame which was just way too frustrating to be part of a ratchet and clank game Took me a couple of hours at least. Rest of the trophies shouldn't be that much of a problem hopefully. Looking forward to it! Despite not being very active myself, it's been fun reading everyone's updates so far! Definitely keep them coming and happy hunting!
  6. Yeah I have been thinking about which game I would like as my 50th plat and I guess I'm likely going to go with either a Dark Souls game or Bloodborne. Those are definitely still among my most favourite games of all time and it's actually quite a shame that I still haven't platinumed any of them by now. This does, however, provide me with the oppurtunity to show my love for them by using them for my milestones of course so maybe it's not that much of a bad thing after all. & Thanks! ^^ It was definitely hearthbreaking to realize that the trophy wasn't going to pop after what should have been the last playthrough and thus that I had to replay the whole thing over again for the fourth time, especially since I didn't know what exactly went wrong so I had no real plan of action to make sure I would get it this time. Luckily the Pop games are indeed very good and fun titles and it only takes about 4-5 hours to complete so it wasn't the end of the world. I doubt if I would have persevered If it were any other game though Thing is, I really love AC brotherhood as a game and I'm certainly looking forward to play through the singleplayer again but it's just those damn multiplayer trophies that are always holding me back from picking this up again. I think I got just 1 singleplayer trophy left + DLC trophies so I guess I can start off by focusing on those while trying to find a good boosting group for the multiplayer in the meantime. If I can't manage to find any then I'll just move on the next game I suppose.
  7. For the world tour and the endurance challenges I mostly used the Macchina since it had both really high speed/acceleration and high handling which was perfect for me (and I just loved the police skin) but for the tournaments, and especially the master tournaments, I switched over to the Déjà Vu since I really needed its better acceleration and boost stats in order to win those pesky things. I still need to complete the iceland master tournament but it's really driving (no pun intended) me nuts. That second race is so damn random.
  8. Thanks for the motivation ^^ Got through hard mode on Pop: warrior within without too much trouble as you predicted, thereby picking up my 40th platinum so far and completing my oldest backlog game. Knowing the exact layout of the game definitely helped to get through things much faster and easier compared to the playthrough on normal. The first visit to the library was still quite a pain though considering just how much hits some of those enemies require to be killed on hard. Expected this run to be much worse overall though so can't really complain. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS3) - Platinum (100% complete), Jan 2012 - Oct 2019 [7 years, 8 months] Since I was kinda in the mood (and had downloaded the whole trilogy anyway), I went on ahead and completed my second oldest backlog game as well: Prince of Persia The Two Thrones. I normally just had to do 2 more playthroughs of this game (easy and hard) but I ended up having to replay the game an extra fourth time since the trophy for completing the game without dying didn't pop for some reason. Not sure what I did differently on my final run but it's needless to say that I was extremely relieved to see it finally unlock and picking up the platinum along with it. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PS3) - Platinum (100% complete), Feb 2012 - Oct 2019 [7 years, 8 months] Since I managed to hit two birds with one stone this month I guess I can try to go for a more time consuming title next like Demon Souls or Skyrim. I do kinda like this idea though of just trying to focus on my oldest non completed game everytime, thereby really cutting away the roots of my backlog list and trying to work my way up from there. With that philosophy in mind, AC Brotherhood would have to be my next target which isn't exactly something I look forward to considering its annoying multiplayer trophies. We'll see how far my dedication will take me. Happy hunting everyone!
  9. Making some decent progress on Prince of Persia: Warrior Within at the moment. Just finished up the second playthrough on normal difficulty without dying (thank god you were allowed to just quit and reload the last save when you died though) while getting the normal ending as well. All that's left right now is to play through the entire thing again on hard mode in order to snatch up that last trophy to unlock the plat. It's kinda annoying that the difficulty trophies don't stack but it's not the end of the world, game is only about 5-6 hours long once you know where to go. I really love this title as well so that always helps if you have to replay it 3 times of course. I don't expect hard mode to be that much of a problem, most of the encounters can be skipped even though I think I'll probably end up trying to kill everything anyway as usual. Guess I'll keep the heroic tactic of running away as a plan B in case a certain section ends up giving me some serious trouble after all. Some late game sections and the final boss have me worried though since I did struggle with them on normal but I guess I'll be fine if I just keep at it long enough. Should hopefully be able to get this one done by the end of the month!
  10. I always found Pop: Warrior within to be the best one of the classic trilogy by far. Combat was 10 times better than Sands of time and the story was way more interesting as well. I really loved the whole past-present system where you could visit the exact same location and see the difference. Yes this includes some backtracking but in all honesty I ended up really liking this since it gave me the feeling I was exploring more and more of the castle which made the place feel alive and real instead of just having to follow a linear path from start to finish where you had no real idea of where you exactly were like the two other games. Yes the map wasn't very useful but do you really need one? The game always clearly shows you where you have to go so if you still manage to get lost then that's just on you. What I perhaps loved the most was how interesting they managed to keep the story with the different twists and how self-aware the devs actually were when they played their little time manipulation game because these kinds of stories often become either too complicated or they're full of plotholes but I feel like they pulled this off quite well. Especially with the start of two thrones taken into account that his rescue of the Empress had its consequences for the first game as well. Or when you find out you're the sandwraith and you follow his path and see the exact same events that you had experienced earlier with the prince himself and realise how foolish both him and you as the player actually were at the start of the game. All of these "revelations" may sound extremely cliche and the controls and graphics may feel very outdated in 2019, but let's forget that this game dates all the way back from 2004. Back then this was an amazing game and I still greatly enjoy playing it till this day.
  11. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% ➡️ 100% ( on 3/10/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% Shadow of the colossus: 6% PS4 Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Prey: 2% ➡️ 4% Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% ➡️ 81% Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list The Last Guardian: 0% Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Infamous: Second Son: 0% Infamous: First Light: 0% Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 63% ➡️ 70% Third Ratchet game down as well. Time for an update! Played some of the other games on my list as well but only managed to make some small progress on those so far. Ratchet and Clank 3: Up your Arsenal Definitely not my most favourite game of the series but still such a great pleasure to be able to play it again after all this time. Big pros of the game for me were the inclusion of the 2D Qwark Arcade levels and the Galactic Ranger battle missions, which I remember replaying just over and over again as a kid since I loved them so much (and probably because I wanted to upgrade all my weapons to V5 as well). When I compare this game to R&C 2, however, I can't deny that Up your asenal lacks some of the charm and refinements which made its prequel so great. They removed a lot of great stuff like (most of) the funny planet introduction videos and the hoverboard races and it often felt like they kinda took a step backwards in terms of graphics, enemy variety, level design and just the overall content provided to the player. I never really noticed and/or cared much about these things as a 9-year old of course but it did kinda bother me while replaying it this time around. Perhaps they had to rush and/or skip most of this content in favour of the online multiplayer mode but if this is the case than it really wasn't worth it imo. Still very much enjoyed my time with it since it is still a great game after all and the gameplay itself will always remain a lot of fun no matter what, even though the post-game grind where you had to rebuy all the weapons to get them to V8 all the while you actually had to save up your bolts as well to be able to cumulate 10 million bolts was a bit annoying and unnecesarry. Still not as grindy as the first game though luckily ^^ Onto A crack in time now to conclude my R&C marathon! One of the only R&C I've actually never played before so quite interested to see what it has to offer. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Decided to buy a new controller (picked it up together with Borderlands 3) after all since I didn't want to torture myself anymore, the game was doing a more than fine job on that regard already. In a shocking development, things went a lot better with an actual functioning controller this time around. I still died a gazillion amount of times but at least it was always 100% my own fault this time. Managed to finish the game, collect all of the remaining gems and about 11 gold relics out of 27 so far. Even though I'm quite happy with this progress so far, there is still a long (and probably painful) way to obtain the other relics. Wish me luck! Horizon Chase Turbo Completed the short endurance challenge and 4 of the master tournaments (California, Chile, Brasil and South Africa). The other 2 endurance challenges will be quite grindy but not that big of a deal, it's just those stupid master tournaments however that are sucking all of the fun I had with this title right out of it. Perhaps I just don't really get how things work but it sometimes feels like the game is in full control whether you will win the race or not. I can often drive the entire track completely flawless but still lose for some reason and at other instances I literally crash at every single turn and still end up in 1st place somehow. It just feels so random at times and this wasn't really that big of a deal in the world tour or the endurance modes but in the tournaments where there is very little margin for error this is really becoming quite a pain to deal with tbh. I'm not giving up by any means, but it has definitely become more of a chore to boot this game up rather than something to look forward to. Prey Just played a tiny bit more of the story and picked up 2 trophies along the way. I'm absolutely loving this game so far since it really emphasizes on exploration which is always a big plus for me. I'm just putting my playthrough on hold for now since I want to finish up with Crash 2 and Horizon first so I will be able to devote all my attention to this title alone which it definitely deserves. Looking forward to it! That's it for now I guess, these posts always end up way bigger than I initially intend them to be for which I do apologize I hope you guys don't mind and that you're enjoying your games just as much as I am (well most of them at least ). Good luck everyone!
  12. It seems Prince of Persia: Warrior within is now my oldest non-100% game (January 2012) since I've completed AC2 for this event a couple months ago. Planning to do either this one or PoP: The two thrones (my second oldest game) for this month though so that should be solved quickly ^^ Guess I won't have enough time to do demon's souls this month but I can perhaps chip away it a bit already we'll see.
  13. PS3 Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list ☑️ Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% 13% ➡️ 100% ( on 26/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% Shadow of the colossus: 6% PS4 Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Prey: 2% Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% 52% Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% 4% Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list The Last Guardian: 0% Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Infamous: Second Son: 0% Infamous: First Light: 0% Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% 63% Quick update this time, knocked out Ratchet and Clank 2 as well! This was definitely my most favourite ratchet game out of the trilogy back as a kid and even with the future series and the recent PS4 remake taken into account, I feel like this still has to be the best one for me. It just improved and added so much stuff compared to the first game and it basically set the stage for all the other games of the series to come. The OST is really great as well and has some tracks that I actually still use to listen to as study music to this day and let's not forget about the amazing humour that the original trilogy had before becoming a bit too flat and generic for my liking in the later titles. Last time a videogame made me genuinely laugh was back when I heard Ellie say "By the looks of it you could lose some of that food" for the first time a few years ago. Being able to replay these games after all this time (my PS2 died like 10 years ago) is proving to be a great trip through nostalgia lane for me so far. Really loving every minute of it and actually quite sad that there is only 1 game of the trilogy left but obviously looking forward to that one as well! Good luck to everyone else with your games, untill next time!
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PS3 ☑️ Ratchet and Clank: 15% 100% ( on 23/09/2019) Trophy list Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando: 8% ➡️ 13% Ratchet and Clank 3: up your arsenal: 3% Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time: 0% Shadow of the colossus: 6% PS4 Dishonored Definitive Edition: 1% Prey: 2% Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back: 3% ➡️ 52% 🔲 *NEW* Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: 0% ➡️ 4% Tacoma: 3% 100% ( on 11/09/2019) Trophy list Rime: 5% Far Cry Primal: 8% Horizon Zero Dawn: 16% Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered: 18% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: 0% Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: 23% Rise of the Tomb Raider: 34% Iconoclasts: 35% 100% ( on 9/09/2019) Trophy list The Last Guardian: 0% Firewatch: 0% 100% ( on 10/09/2019) Trophy list Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: 0% 100% ( on 6/09/2019) Trophy list Infamous: Second Son: 0% Infamous: First Light: 0% Horizon Chase Turbo: 13% ➡️ 63% It's been quite a while since my last update since I've been playing multiple games at once, including some non-listed ones, without really finishing anything up but yesterday I did eventually manage to complete 2 games. (One of them is Crash Bandicoot 1 which isn't on my list but I really did want to finish this one up before moving over to Crash 2 & 3. Picked up the platinum about a week ago when I was finally able to grab the gold relic on sunset vista (after what felt like an hour or so). The relics weren't too bad overall in this first game but the side scroller levels could often be quite a nightmare due to my worn out movement thumbstick. I was thinking about buying a new controller to make it easier but I guess I was too stubborn to give the game that sense of victory over me. Took a break on the game before attempting the Stormy ascent DLC relic untill I decided to give it a go yesterday evening, took me a couple of hours again but finally managed to complete it in order to reach 100%. Onto Crash 2 now!) The other game I've completed is: Ratchet and Clank 4 playthroughs and 3 planets (got it on Metropolis, Kerwan) is what it eventually took to cumulate the required 1 000 000 bolts which is kinda absurd imo considering the fact that there is no real way to speed up this process other than using the blackwater city glitch. It's a good thing that I absolutely adore this game, otherwise I don't think I would have been able to stick with it. As much as I love this little gem, playing through it 4 times was a bit much, especially the slowpaced Clank sections in between became quite a nuisance to repeat every time. Still one of my favourite games of all time though! The music, the cutscenes with their great sense of humour (especially now since I'm able to understand the adult jokes 😏) and the overall design are just really great and timeless imo. If I ever have kids of my own I will literally force them to play this game untill they like it. Looking forward to play the rest of the trilogy next! Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando Speaking of which, started downloading the second one immediately after and progressed a bit further into it. Even though the game itself is a bit longer than the first one, getting the platinum will probably go a lot faster this time around. Just going to enjoy my first playthrough for now and let the nostalgia sink in further, I should be able to clean everything up during challenge mode anyway. Crash 2: Cortex strikes back Started playing this one right after picking up the plat for the first game and I must say that it seems to be considerably harder compared to the first one. Took me a while to get used to the new slide&jump mechanic and even now I still feel like I'm not comfortable enough with it yet. Halfway through the game atm, trying to get as much of the gems as possible but leaving the relics be for now untill I get hold of the running shoes. Not looking forward to the relics to be honest, I might be needing that new controller after all ^^ . Also played a tiny bit of Crash 3 already out of curiousity and added it therefore to my list. Will try do complete that one as well when (or if) I finish up Crash 2. Horizon Chase turbo I've been chipping away at this one over the past couple of weeks, mainly sticking to completing just 1 or max 2 cups during each session. So far completed the world tour with 100% in all cups, finished up 2 out of the 3 tournaments and got all of the misc. trophies out of the way as well. "Only" the 3 endurance challenges and the master tournament are left now but the latter has proven to be quite a pain to complete. I sometimes feel like the difficulty of this challenge doesn't really match well with the overall design and "rules" of the game which can often be quite frustrating but I'll go more into detail once I manage to finish things up. Other games Lastly, I've been playing some other non-listed games as well like Darksiders 3 and especially Demon's Souls for which I started a brand new playthrough last week. So far only completed 1-1, 1-2 and 2-1 but I'm enjoying the game a lot. Thinking about adding it to my list but I feel like I have to be careful not to overextend things again. We'll see how fast I'll be able to complete my other games first I guess. Apologies for the long read, feel free to skip at any point ^^ Good luck and happy hunting everyone!
  15. Thinking about which game I'll try to complete during October but I'm not quite sure yet. I did start up a new playthrough of Demon's Souls last week and completed 1-1, 1-2 and 2-1 so far. I'm quite enjoying my time with it even though there are some elements of the game which I really hate like the item burden and the world tendency system. So I guess my game for october will either be Demon's Souls or one of the Prince of Persia titles, trying to get as much of my PS3 games done atm before my console kicks the bucket. Good luck everyone else with your games!