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  1. The Last of Us Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Rage Borderlands Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Watch Dogs Far Cry 4 God of War: Ascension Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Tomb Raider The plats will do me fine unless there's any DLC that's not too much of a struggle, although Tomb Raider and AC IV in particular are quite grindy. Pretty worried about The Last of Us because the MP seems tough and I'm on very limited time, I'd hate to spend so much time only to lose everything because I failed a critical objective and have to start one of the journeys all over again. Those are about all the games I'm gonna be doing online for PS3. I've decided to keep my profile platinum-only so there's a few games with major grinds or unobtainable trophies that I'm gonna keep to the Xbox instead (Red Dead Redemption 1 + 2, GTA IV + V, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Far Cry 2, Call of Duty games etc) so I don't miss out. Hell, most of them look better on Xbox anyway, at least the last gen games do, and as for current gen I've got an Xbox One X so those'll be a little prettier too.. As for exclusives with shut down servers i.e. Killzone 2 and 3, Resistance 2 etc, I'll just play them on an alt account. Then there are games which are certainly possible (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Revelations, BioShock 2 etc.) but their MP is also prohibitively grindy and they have versions on PS4 with the MP omitted so I'll be playing those versions instead.
  2. #33- ASSASSIN'S CREED III (PS3) Master Assassin Enjoyment: 6/10 (Story & Gameplay), 2/10 (Platinum) Difficulty: 5/10 Time Taken: 1 month, 1 week, 6 days, 15 hours, 27 minutes (45 Hours in-game) Rarity: 0.6% Ultra Rare (PSN) / 5.56% Very Rare (PSNProfiles) Hardest Trophy: Completionist (Silver) - Complete ALL progress tracker grid entries "Beware of the easy path; knowledge grows only through challenge..." If ever a game came close to killing my love for the medium, it was this one. Although I didn't enjoy Assassin's Creed II on my recent playthrough as much as I did in the past, I still had an affinity for and interest in the series going forward, but this almost brought that to a literal grinding halt. And I'm not talking about the multiplayer component, amazingly. Assassin's Creed III follows the Mohawk assassin Ratonhaké:ton AKA "Connor" (spelled wrong, of course- there should only be one 'N'!) as he unravels an insidious Templar plot in the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War. Although I loved the setting, the story of this game was a complete mess. The beginning is slow but once you take control of Connor, the pacing is so rushed and messy it gives the last two seasons of Game of Thrones a run for its money. Historical figures and characters are introduced suddenly then dropped just as quickly before their presence is really even justified or never reach their full potential- Benjamin Franklin, for instance, is introduced early on as a very interesting and peculiar character but ultimately plays an extremely minor role. Marquis de Lafayette just bumbles along then disappears very quickly with neither proper introduction nor send-off. The death of a very important (and, arguably the best) character is also relegated to a side-mission that the player may never even see due to the struggle to get there. And as for Connor himself- he is boring as all hell. The character the player controls in the opening segments is a far more interesting and charming dude, as evidenced further by his later appearances in the game which bring about some of the best moments, but Connor himself is a major step down from Ezio. Thematically, the game is quite interesting- the way the Revolution and Connor's involvement in it was actually handled quite well and not as one-sided as advertisements would lead us to believe, and the father and son element is also very good albeit not properly explored- though the execution doesn't quite live up to it overall. And the ending was utter crap. This is the kind of shite that happens when you rush development, and sadly it seems that Ubisoft didn't learn this lesson for a few years to come. Then there is the gameplay itself. Not the worst aspect, granted, and there are some welcome features such as fast travel, streamlined running and climbing controls and a decent variety of weapons. For some reason though, I found both the navigation and combat to be less enjoyable than the previous main entry, though I cannot really put my finger in it. Some really crappy parts that jump out at me are the way that conflict in a city is damn hard to get out of, and notoriety is a lot trickier to get rid of too. I suppose the point of this was to increase the challenge but I think they took it a little too far in some places. Also, the game is bloated by tedious side activities which don't really have much in the way of consequence or reward. In fact, the only worthwhile side quests are really the Peg Leg missions, as the reward you get makes combat and escaping easier. And don't get me started on that damn Encylopedia of the Common Man and those minigames on the Homestead... sheer bonkers how the devs thought this shite would be enjoyable- not even ashamed to admit that I used an AI on my laptop to help me out with the Fanorona game. The stuff I had to do seemed neverending and not in a good way. When I finally actually completed everything, I didn't feel accomplished or fulfilled at all. Anyway, it's over for now, won't be looking at this again until I get around to the Remastered version, which had better have some fixes to some of my complaints to ease the frustration. I feel very let down because I was really looking forward to finally getting into this. Multiplayer? Oh, right, well, the Wolfpack mode is actually pretty cool since it can be a solo mode to gain XP without interference from other players. And thankfully the requirements are far less of a grind than with Brotherhood and Revelations, which I ultimately decided to skip because I just don't think I'd have the patience to grind those out- I'll get to their solo-only Remastered versions later down the line. In all, can't say I had a good time with this one, really and I'm not in the least bit surprised that this plat is so rare. I'm hoping Black Flag is much better than this, I've heard a lot of good things but we'll see. Anyway, I did say that this was going to be a long one, so it's time to wash the sour taste out with some shorter plats.
  3. Platinum #33- Assassin's Creed III (PS3)...

    Even though it only took about 45 hours, this has left me feeling hollow, empty, unfulfilled. I didn't enjoy this platinum grind at all. Bloated with inconsequential, meaningless busywork. I got this game very cheap but even so, it doesn't feel like I got my money's worth since I didn't have much fun at all. Not looking forward to doing this all again later with the remastered version on PS4. I've heard great things about Black Flag. I hope to whatever gods there may be that it is true.

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Well done! 💯

    3. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      Congrats!

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Great work, congrats! ^_^

       

      Shame the game didn't live up to its reputation, though. ;-;

  4. Game is pretty lame whatever the price. Visually pretty and the flight and combat (until it gets repetitive) is fun but the story sucks, the characters suck, the hub Fort Tarsis sucks, the mission variety sucks, the loot sucks, the tethering in groups sucks, the open world is barren and the endgame sucks. Overall, not a difficult platinum, I just have to talk myself into playing the monotonous grind that is the "endgame" in order to get myself the last few exploration and gear trophies. The collectibles are painful but doable. Maybe if you've a few friends who'll do it with you it might be a bit better.
  5. Finally popped that sadistic fooking "Original Gamer" trophy in Assassin's Creed III. Jebus whoever thought that was a good idea should have a word with themselves.

    1. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      LOL. I just got that recently as well. I had fun with two of the games and screamed a lot at the last game that cheated constantly.

    2. panikooooos

      panikooooos

      Fanorona is so broken I had an A.I on the hardest difficulty tell me what move to make and it still ended as a draw 

  6. Good ol' Telltale games and their spazzing out, how they will be missed.
  7. Finished the Assassin's Creed III story. Thematically it was very interesting and the setting of the American Revolution was great as well. But honestly it is my least favourite in the series so far, something I thought I'd never say after completing Revelations back in 2011. A very inconsistent pace marred the story, with its slow burn at the beginning but then rushed and messy through to the end. And what is the deal with that ending? 

     

    Spoiler

    Minerva: "Juno will be freed and you'll die!"

    Desmond: "Okay"

    William: "No"

    Desmond: "Yes"

    William, Shaun and Rebecca: "Okay, bye"

    Desmond: Touches thing and dies. The End.

     

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    2. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      What story twist is that, now?

      Spoiler

      Haytham was a Templar?

      George Washington was responsible for Tiio's death?

      Marquis du Lafayette just showing up all like "'Sup Connor!" and Connor being all like "Sup Lafayette!" despite it being their first meeting?

      Desmond's untimely demise?

       

    3. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      Yup!

    4. Stan Lee
  8. Really wouldn't bother myself about the way other people play their games so long as they aren't hacking (modern games- see below) or making a multiplayer experience shitty. Boosting isn't cheating. Using guides and/or developer-programmed cheat codes is technically cheating but why should anyone actually care? Using glitches may be cheating but in an offline scenario once again why should anyone care? In older games before trophies/ achievements, I even think using third-party tools like Xploder or Action Replay to mess about with stuff like infinite health and ammo and shit is totally fine since you're not screwing with the trophy/ achievements meta-game of the modern era and so long as you're not screwing with somebody else's experience. I disagree with those saying that somebody cheating is ruining the experience for themselves- at least, it very well depends on the reasons for doing so. In the case of cheat codes they're designed to dick around with, and in the case of using cheat devices on older games well I was younger, not very good at games and getting frustrated at tough bits so rather than giving up on a game because I no longer found it fun, I got myself infinite health or whatever, played on and I feel that nothing was lost for me personally because cheating was necessary though as a last resort. Just using such cheats out the gate before giving a legit experience a chance will probably spoil things a bit though. So overall I think cheating is totally fine and nothing for anybody to be getting their jimmies rustled over, just as long as you're not dicking with anybody else.
  9. 100% The Walking Dead: Michonne (PS3)

    Feels good to complete a game after a hiatus, even if it's a short and sweet one like this great side story, following the famous badass character from the comic canon. Made me like her even more. I've earned 23 trophies today across three different games, and I'm not finished yet. Being on holidays is great!

    1. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Congrats! I liked that one, too. 

    2. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      Congrats!

    3. ee28max

      ee28max

      Well done! 💯

  10. Assassin's Creed III (PS3)- finally reached Level 20 soloing Wolfpack, so I will get a guaranteed platinum and 100% on this when I slog my way through the Single Player grind. Also likely to have a guaranteed plat in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) once I complete a co-op game where everyone doesn't just leave when we die once!

  11. Internet in Ireland is shite but I live in Dublin so it had always been serviceable until now! Not in a position to have it hooked up all the time but at least now I have an emergency measure should the need arise! Thanks again!
  12. Holy crap, bought an ethernet cable, hooked it up and it succeeded first try! Sweet! Platinum here I come! Thanks mate!
  13. My only Ultra Rare plat is Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories on PS3. In terms of difficulty, it really isn't hard at all, but the gameplay gets very tedious after a few hours, and the grind for cards and levels is monotonous. It isn't Ultra Rare on PS4. I'd imagine that this is because a lot more people tried it on PS3 because they hadn't played it before- it was only released on PS2 in 2008 and it never saw release in the EU until the HD collection; PS4 players are the ones more dedicated to getting this plat because they probably know already what's in store for them. It was a much better game in its original form on GBA, many of the games core mechanics don't translate well to 3D. So yeah, in terms of challenge, it isn't hard. But it is not fun, either, so the rarity isn't all that big a surprise to me who has platinumed it twice!
  14. This isn't the Level Data Syncing problem, is it? I'm at a complete loss
  15. Assassin's Creed III (PS3)- Battle Hardened DLC complete so once I Wolfpack my way to Level 20 it will be a guaranteed Platinum and 100% on this game!

    1. MidnightDragon
    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Probably my next platinum. Nice going though! 👍