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  1. You all need to calm down. OP brought an exploit for a 6.5 year-old game to your attention for you to use or not. I don't condone using exploits but there's also no need to dogpile on him. Though I will suggest OP that you could have left out the part about making other people quit the game and that your best option now is to lock this thread.
  2. #89- DEATH STRANDING [PS4] Greatest of Great Deliverers Obtained all Death Stranding Trophies Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Time Taken: 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks (97 Hours in-game) Rarity: 2.7% Ultra Rare (PSN) / 16.71% Rare (PSNProfiles) Hardest Trophy: Best Beloved- Reach the maximum connection level with all facilities "If you're not scared of death, how can you value life?" I got this plat weeks ago but I struggled to think of what to possibly write. In the end, I realised that there really wasn't anything profound that I could add to the conversation about a game that released over a year ago so I'll just write what I really feel, which is this: Death Stranding is the game I love the most that I absolutely could not recommend to anybody. I truly mean that. This is not a game that can appeal to anyone based on any particular taste. Hideo Kojima said he wanted to create a whole new genre with this game and in many ways I think he succeeded as well as failed catastrophically. For one thing, a huge portion of the game is just walking around making deliveries. That is it. Of course, you have to avoid the BTs- ghost-like entities- as well as Mules/ Terrorists who stand as mild inconveniences most of the time. Seriously, the game is so slow in the early stages that nothing had really happened 15 hours in so I quit. Tried coming back a few times and pushed on but still couldn't muster the willpower to deal with my own life as well as this game. Then, over a year after getting it, I decided to use my Christmas holidays and just get it out of the way. And I really can't explain how or why, but something clicked. I started enjoying it more and had impetus to push onward, to get through the story and attempt what lay beyond. Now, that doesn't mean that it suddenly became a great game to me, but at least now I didn't feel that I had wasted my money. Even when bumping up the difficulty, I didn't die or get knocked out once. The challenge of the game was simply having the patience to get from one place to another and often back again. I didn't care much for the characters or the overall story and yet at the same time the last five hours of the story hit me hard. So much emotional weight that oddly made things pay off, even if I couldn't possibly even begin to explain the plot. Graphically, the game is stunning. Some varied environments make each area memorable. Navigating the mountains was particularly enjoyable and frustrating at once, dodging BTs, trying not to fall and getting lost in blizzards. What certainly became compelling was connecting everywhere to the Chiral network and strategically placing my ziplines so that I could access anywhere from anywhere particularly in the massive Central Region. I also got the entire highway network built so deliveries that required trucks were an absolute doddle, if only the vehicles were not so damn slow and clunky to control. Just zipping along areas that initially took me hours to traverse now in seconds was exhilarating although it bothered me that the thing I was enjoying most was skipping large parts of the map. The actors' performances are among the best I've seen in a game, along with some incredible motion capture. Although the plot is weird and some of the dialogue is downright cringey (classic Kojima), they really sell it with all of their ability, especially Norman Reedus. An interesting cast overall, including appearances by directors Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn (voiced by other people though), Geoff Keighly (and then wasn't this nominated for GOTY in 2019? Oooh) and Conan O'Brien. Weird and random stuff but certainly gave it some flavour. The story took me about 50 hours in total, but then the post-game grind took as long again- rebuilding roads, maximising your zipline networks, building up all facilities to Level 5 connection, then making the Premium Deliveries on Hard difficulty just takes up so much time and there is very little reward. As a final farewell to the game, having not killed anybody up until the platinum popped, I grabbed a bunch of lethal assault rifles and slaughtered every Mule and Terrorist in the game, creating more fields of BTs but I'm never going back anyway! There was stuff I loved and stuff I absolutely hated, so I think 5/10 is a fair score for me personally. I struggle to see how it can possibly be a masterpiece but that's just how I feel. I do think the interconnectivity- seeing other player's structures and getting their assistance on rebuilding roads- was very interesting and perhaps we will se this kind of online implementation in future titles. But otherwise, as I said, I just could never bring myself to recommend this game to anybody.
  3. :platinum: #90- Trine 2 [PS3]

    Well, they overcompensated a little bit on the ease of these trophies- I'm only about halfway through the game but I already have the plat! Making up for that really annoying trophy in the first game, no doubt. I'll play the full game on the PS4 version when I'm going for a sweep of the entire series. What I've seen so far is nice, though, just like the previous game. First plat of 2021 and probably my only one for this month as there are a few more games I want to play on other consoles while I have the time to do so.

  4. This game was awesome back in the day. My cousin still has it running on his high-end PC and the mods he has on it make it beautiful and play great. It truly was top of the pile of early 2000s FPS games. Having played this for the plat fairly recently, well, this version just isn't great. A step above the likes of Far Cry Instincts or Vengeance but still not indicative of the true FC experience.
  5. Out of the Top 20 best-selling games of 2020 (in the US), 9 were console exclusives- 5 PlayStation, 4 Nintendo. I know I may be preaching to the choir about this (in fact, there's really only one section of the gaming community that disputes this, we know the one) but it just goes to show that exclusives ARE important and PlayStation knocked it out of the park. Long may it last.

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    2. Beyondthegrave07

      Beyondthegrave07

      The insane part of all of this is that there was soooo much hate for NFL 21, yet it's #4 on the list. Also, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came out in 2017. Lmfao. Just let that last one sink in...

    3. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Wow.. Know someone who speaks highly of MLB 20, but didn't expect to see it on the list. Shortened season, price tanking pretty early, and well.. sports game. Lol.

    4. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      Sports games sell, no matter how bad they are, especially when one or two companies basically have a monopoly on them. As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, well, it doesn't really surprise me given how well the Switch sold as well so it obviously had a good attach rate. 

  6. Got all multiplayer trophies in both stacks of Far Cry 4 so I have a clear shot at the plats for both of them too, when I get around to them. Always feels good to cross a game off my 'MP Trophies' list

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    2. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      Ugh, I see some that I'll have to boost with others. Hopefully FC6 has none

    3. snakebit10

      snakebit10

      I had a good boost partner for it. I hope 6 is SP only. 

    4. Emina

      Emina

      The FC5 MP trophies aren’t bad at all, you can boost all arcade trophies in a number of hours with one other person. The only exception will be Arcade Player which would require you to play through more maps to keep leveling. That one is a little dependent on what mode you play and if your run was successful.

       

      Other than that the only co-op trophy is doing three missions with a buddy which is easy.

  7. I thought it went on a bit too long for its own good, but I still enjoyed it. Will probably do a NG+ run on PS5 at some point
  8. Great post. I'm on the spectrum myself and found socialising very tough as a kid/ teen and to a certain degree to this day at almost 30, so it's great to see these stories being shared.
  9. Erm, while it may not have affected the final product too adversely like Cyberpunk 2077, there was certainly quite a lot of stress, pressure and overtime in the development of Red Dead Redemption II.
  10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been patched to run at 60fps and higher resolutions on the new consoles. Good, I was waiting for the right time to jump back in and get the platinum. Hopefully more last-gen games get similar updates to take advantage of the tech (*glares at Naughty Dog)

    1. Dreakon13

      Dreakon13

      Be a good excuse to replay the Uncharted's and TLOU2 ;)

    2. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      Yup, plenty of other games too could do with a boost as well. If frigging Knack could get one, anything should

    3. NERVergoproxy

      NERVergoproxy

      This is great news.

  11. Easy or not, any time it would take would be better spent on something I actually enjoy. I have less and less time for games as I get older so I'm trying to cut out as much grind as possible.
  12. GTA IV without online so I could finally land the plat for it would be nice!
  13. After all these years, I have finally slain my first Souls boss: the Phalanx in Demon's Souls [PS3], so nothing to get too excited about, but I still feel proud about it, especially since I made a very dumb mistake that cost me the Vanguard tutorial boss fight when I only had to hit him once more!

  14. Got all the co-op trophies in Far Cry 3 [PS3] using two controllers offline. Not a way I'd personally recommend but it was my only option. Not too bad, one or two places nearly broke my heart but it was manageable over two evenings. Now since I'm certain no other trophies require multiplayer, I have a clear shot at the plat. Looking forward to playing the main game soon!

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    2. snakebit10

      snakebit10

      @Cleggworth I am looking forward to 6. I hope it is better than 5. I liked the setting of 5 and the story had potential but it just didn't do it for me. I actually like New Dawn better.

    3. Copanele

      Copanele

      Congrats! That co op was strangely fun. Can't remember who I did it with, I did only 3 missions with 2 controllers solo and it was kind of a pain. 

    4. Grotz99

      Grotz99

      Just finished up the coop missions a few weeks ago for the platinum after having the game sit there for 7 years. Used two controllers as well with one being kind of broken (basically couldn't sprint with one character 😡). There were a few parts that were painful and required carrying something slowly to the objective which were just a pain. Enjoy single player, from what I remember, it was a blast.

  15. Hopefully it will be a game that actually makes the Series X worth buying.