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  1. :platinum: Platinum: 85- Jak 3 (PS3)

    After the dire Jak II: Renegade, Naughty Dog bounced back with a sequel far more worthy of the original. Better balancing. More engaging gameplay. Still a mediocre story and poor treatment of characters- seriously, Keira was done dirty here; six lspeaking lines and totally sidelined as the love interest in favour of Ashelin who nobody actually cared about, I mean, come on, Tess had a bigger role in the damn game. Aside from the damn Terraformer chase at the end, the game felt fair and never frustrating, had decently paced checkpoints and a far more robust weapons system. I really like this game and it almost makes me forget how terrible the second game was. Oh and yes, I did use the in-game debug exploits to get all the orbs and pop the platinum because I just wasn't arsed doing all the challenges and searching every nook and cranny for 600 orbs. Everything else I did totally on my own though.

  2. Turns out I know a scalper. Didn't figure him for a total tosspot but I guess you never really know a person. He has seven PS5's and wants to sell them for a grand each, he's already shifted two. I called him a c*nt to his face and he just told me not to be jealous of his "entrepreneurial instincts". Pissant.

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    2. Madara Uchiha

      Madara Uchiha

      Need to call his whole family a ♥ for letting him do ♥y actions

    3. MossyOakRcn42

      MossyOakRcn42

      Sigh...he may be a horrible person and a total blight on society, but at least he isn't as awful as these morons (who swooped in with their bots and snagged 3,500 Playstation 5 consoles when the pre-orders began several months ago):
       

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    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Lmao, there's so much love in these messages here. I think it's fair to say that a TON of people doesn't have any amount of sympathy for scalpers. The worst part is how he calls what he does "entrepreneurial instincts". I didn't know being an asshat and a total waste of a human being was "good entrepreneurship".

       

      I have known many guys like him. I feel like my country is plagued with them actually. Calling him a c*nt is being way too nice, I think. The best thing you can do is to never ever buy anything from him again. =/

  3. #83- WATCH DOGS (PS3) 100% Clear Fun: 3/10 Difficulty: 5/10 Time Taken: 11 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes (50 hours in-game) Rarity: 0.4% Ultra Rare (PSN) / 4.97% Ultra Rare (PSNProfiles) Hardest Trophy: Freeware- Unlock every skill in the skill tree "Everything is connected, and I'll use that to expose, to protect, and if necessary - to punish..." We all remember where we were the day we saw that presentation at E3 in 2012. Minds were blown, this game looked amazing and innovative, a real game-changer in the industry that would be influential and talked about for years to come. But, well, we all know what happened there. It was, of course, all bogus, from the visuals right down to the very core concepts of the game itself. Instead of a generation-defining masterpiece, we got a very mediocre GTA clone. The hacking is interesting but not really used to its full potential; the novelty of screwing around with the city systems wore off quite quickly and the missions and story just were not very interesting. Aiden Pearce himself is a very droll and boring protagonist that does little but mope and talk shit while being as fragile as a sheet of glass. I had checked out of the story by the halfway point, but I think that the story is worth about half of the playtime- the rest is made up of the most repetitive grindy side missions (Fixer Contracts, as they are known, and maaaaaaaaaaaan), as well as the marginally better Convoys and Gang Hideouts- no idea why Aiden all of a sudden decides to be all Mother Theresa and let the leaders live in these missions but whatever. I did the online over a year ago in anticipation of a possible server closure that never came to pass. Not too taxing, took me a day or two but it was easy to find other players, as well as use a second console to get the Traced trophy. After that, I just had little motivation to really get in on this besides the obligation of having it incomplete on my trophy list. I'll probably do the campaign at least of the Bad Blood DLC but I have no intention of doing more Fixer Contracts so the 100% is a no-go for me. It's an entirely doable platinum, I didn't even have trouble with the Social Lubricant trophy that so many seem to struggle with- I passed every level on my first attempt- but Christ above was it draining. I'll get around to the PS4 version- for which I have the online done already as well- in about a year or so since I have that incomplete on my list as well, and I really hope the sequels are more enjoyable.
  4. People in this thread be trying to outsmart a story in a comic book game, just wow Honestly, I really enjoyed the story, though I was caught off-guard by the notification that the game would soon be ending! But I enjoyed how personal it felt from start to finish, you had the whole of Manhattan, sure, but it was all about Harlem and really being a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man in the truest sense.
  5. The original was actually incredible on DS, loved it, and it was cool awesome to see the characters show up in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD, weird to see characters exclusive to a Nintendo system show up on a PlayStation game (yes, I know it was on 3DS first)
  6. #82- DAY OF THE TENTACLE REMASTERED (PS4) OCD Fun: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Time Taken: 2 Hours and 24 Minutes Rarity: 8.4% Very Rare (PSN) / 37.38% Uncommon (PSNProfiles) Hardest Trophy: Music Appreciation Award- Reach yesterday without turning the stereo off I haven't played too many of these "classic" point and click games since they all pretty much passed me by on account of my being too young and too into stuff like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. They just didn't really register on my radar, but the beauty of getting older is that you can always look back when you expand your palette and want to try new-ish experiences. I had never even played the predecessor Maniac Mansion until the small bit you have to play through it this game, and it was so clunky I didn't go any further than I had to and just watched it on YouTube to see the rest. Mind you, I really enjoyed this one and it's certainly worth a go. Evil Purple Tentacle has grown limbs and is cloning himself to conquer the world, so the troublesome trio of Hoagie, Laverne and Bernard must go back to yesterday to stop him, only for several mishaps to cause the heroes to end up scattered through time, all centred around the same hotel housing the lab of Dr. Fred. In the past, Hoagie meets the Founding Fathers. In the future, Laverne negotiates a Tentacle-conquered world to escape imprisonment, all the while Bernard must get his friends back to the present day in order to hatch their plan and halt Purple's army before it even exists. You point, you click, you solve puzzles and you flush items back and forwards through time in order to get everyone home and save the day. Nothing too taxing but a good bit of fun, with some good humour and interesting characters. A quick but entertaining platinum and almost 60 easy trophies to boost your score. This was my second Halloween platinum, earned on the same day as I did Far Cry Classic, and overall I actually enjoyed this a lot more- this is how you do a port, not Ubisoft's half-assed effort to bring Crytek's classic to consoles.
  7. No online. But it's a really shitty downgraded port that doesn't do the real version justice, at least if the 360 version is anything to go by
  8. Game of the Year: Final Fantasy VII Remake (very close Runner-up: The Last of Us Part II) Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part II Best Performance: Laura Bailey as 'Abby' in The Last of Us Part II Best Indie: Hades Best World: Ghost of Tsushima Best Soundtrack: Doom Eternal Game of the Generation: God of War
  9. Great, yet another one of these cheapskater threads. Valuing a game based on how long it takes to beat regardless of the quality therein just really seems daft to me but hey, you do you, this mindset seems to be a minority one since the game is selling really well. I'd happily pay out for something I enjoy all the way through than for something I only really enjoy half of but spend the rest of that time grumbling about how grindy and drawn out it is. If the game took like 2 hours to see and do everything and still cost as much then I'd probably be more sympathetic. But it isnt. Also, you get two versions in one purchase- one which is in line with the 2018 game and the other with the choice of 60 fps or ray-tracing. Four playthroughs, two platinums, easily looking at about 35- 40 hours in total, which is far more bang for your buck than you're letting on. Pretty disingenuous thread altogether.
  10. I have decided that I will not get a PS5 until I have achieved 100 platinum trophies. I have my list up to that point planned out and at my current rate it should take me about three months; so the beginning of March at the latest, when hopefully the console will be in much more abundant supply.

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    2. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      I'll do the same. I'm not getting ps5 until you get 100 plats.🙃

    3. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      @ihadalifeb4this hahaha! I might just go a bit slower, so! 😜

    4. UltraFire121

      UltraFire121

      I won't be getting mine in late 2021.

  11. Platinum #84- My Name is Mayo 2 (PS4)

    Wow, such artful craftsmanship. Definitely a GOTY contender for sure! Also, great to jack up my Trophies-Per-Day count since struggling through Watch Dogs for half the month tanked it. Neat little palette cleanser. Don't bother telling me I lost your respect, I neither want it nor care for it, my list is mine and mine alone!

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    2. ihadalifeb4this
    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Congrats!

       

      Admittedly, I want to get this game and its prequel just for shit and giggles. I'll probably do so after they get the trilogy out and I can buy all 3 of them for like $3 or something, lol. xD

    4. UltraFire121

      UltraFire121

      Nice work. I have that game as well and it's pretty dam good. Most likely i'll do that after my 300th platinum. :)

  12. A Ubisoft game? Buggy? Say it isn't so?! *laughs in second-hand purchases for games from rubbish companies*
  13. Christ I havent seen 100 likes on a post until now, congrats!
  14. They're easy, just do it. The hacking might take a little time but just choose to hack people the game tells you are easy. Maybe start a boosting thread to get someone to tail you the required amount of times for the trophy. The races are easy as long as you finish them. I got both versions done very handily (PS3 version a year ago, PS4 version just a few weeks ago).
  15. Finally cleared Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. I can see why the original is seen as a classic, despite my never wanting to play it again, but this one can just go to hell. So boring and confusing. I've seen people refer to this as a "Metroidvania" but really it isn't quite there yet, sort of a stepping block between the linear style of the original and a true Metroidvania. Also it's not good. At least that's yet another "classic" game I had never played off the backlog now!

    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Wasn't Castlevania II the one with the cryptic progressions and the Engrish NPCs that made little to no sense? I have never played this one but I do have the HD collection. I'm kind of interested in seeing just how bad this one was back in the day. :P

    2. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      @Honor_Hand that's the one! Bloody annoying and confusing, had to look a lot of shit up. Getting from mansion to mansion was the hardest parts, the dungeons themselves were doddles since there were almost no bosses! The final boss is a massive joke as well. Never touching this one again either!

  16. Bit strange. Not a huge deal either but I hope they enable it in a future update.
  17. The PS4 has literally thousands of games and you expect each and every one of them to get a separate stack just because you can play them on PS5 through backwards compatibility? It is the developers who would have to program a completely separate list for the games; you think guys like Ubisoft would go back to 2014's Watch Dogs and make a whole new list just because you can play the PS4 version on PS5?
  18. Guaranteed to earn the platinum trophy in both versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (base and GOTY editions) on PS4 now that I have completed a Vendetta mission in them, both of which unlocked after mission 3, so less than an hour of playtime to get this trophy, maybe I got very, very lucky since both the captains were very weak and easy to kill as well. Good to have that done before the server closure. Online trophies in singleplayer games are stupid.

    1. kingdrake2

      kingdrake2

      that's ftw. i'm currently working on this game. seems close to plat but very far away :(.

    2. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      @kingdrake2 good luck, I won't be going for the plat in either of them for ages anyway, just had to get the online out of the way! I remember playing it originally on XB1 and it's a cracking good game

    3. mako-heart

      mako-heart

      I need to install and do this DX

  19. :platinum: #83- Watch Dogs (PS3)...

    God damn this was a drag. I remember the controversy around this game and the graphical downgrade from its showcase. However, the graphics are the least of this game's problems. Underwhelming story. Dull protagonist. Boring, monotonous grindy collectathon side missions. Ugh, glad I have this over with. And an Ultra Rare plat to boot! Almost a year to the day since I actually did the online for this in anticipation of a server closure that has not yet happened!

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    2. zizimonster

      zizimonster

      I enjoyed the original Watch Dogs, but the sequel is better, gameplay-wise. Nonetheless, I still find the narrative unengaging.

    3. ihadalifeb4this
    4. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      Congratz! 🎂

  20. Oh well. I platinumed it and loved almost every minute of it.
  21. Yup. They're gone, the endgame grind is rebalanced and the game is all the better for it
  22. So the Dualsense is a pretty awesome looking and feeling controller. Obviously I can't try out the haptics just yet, but in terms of comfort, this is right up there with the Xbox 360 controller, perhaps even better.

  23. The "launch batch issues" myth is really down to just one console- the Xbox 360 (though perhaps the launch PS3 is somewhat guilty too)- and perpetuated forum-by-forum as if it's a real thing in general. Launch PS5s and Xbox Series X|S are gonna have a failure rate comparable to later batches as well. Anything that gets "ironed out" will be replaced by new issues that will, as before, affect a minority.
  24. Supremely jealous of those who have acquired a PlayStation 5 today or soon after. It doesn't launch here in Ireland until this day next week but I have a snowball's chance in hell of getting one. What I can happily report is that my DualSense controller as well as both copies of Spider-Man: Miles Morales have arrived so I'll be swinging through Manhattan on PS4 this evening, I think!

    1. LegacyJKO09

      LegacyJKO09

      a word of warning multiple consoles, id say everyone I've talked to, it jas "database corruption" and "rebuild database" issues. However it's fixable by restarting console from a cold boot.

       

      ACGs bricked cause he was doing things sony was wanting, like testing external harddrives BEFORE it was enabled like the clown he is.

       

      Anyways ps5 is fun! enjoy when you get it mate!

    2. Tesla_Rules

      Tesla_Rules

      Should get mine today.  Tracking it and watching the driveway for an early Christmas!