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  1. UPDATE #1: 1. Kingdom Hearts 1% --> 2% 2. Spider-Man 0% 3. Uncharted The Lost Legacy 0% 4. Uncharted 4 18% --> 23% 5. HITMAN 2 0% 6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 0% 7. Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9% So I restarted Kingdom Hearts and just got caught up to the point I was at in my 1st playthrough (almost). I'm in Wonderland right now, except this playthrough I followed @Dragon-Archon's advice and went to Olympus Coliseum first to get Thunder before going to Wonderland (unlike when I first tried the game). I'm just building up the will to go through Wonderland again right now so that I can dive into new worlds that I haven't experienced before (like Deep Jungle, Agrabah, etc.). Also, I dropped my difficulty down from Final Mix to Beginner for my "2nd" 1st playthrough because I'm a filthy casual. In Uncharted 4, I finally started the story and so far I'm at Chapter 8 (Scotland). I've been loving the variety in environments and the action so far in the game. The characters and story-telling are on point as always. I've been using photo mode so much, I'm sure that my playthrough would be much shorter if I didn't take so much time to stop and take photos of everything I've been having a hard time getting into gaming recently. Part of it is that I've been busier lately with university / trying to have a life / new workout routine, but then part of it is me just not being able to comfortably sit down and play. I tried playing last night and I managed to play all of 30 minutes of Uncharted 4 before I felt the urge to just turn off my PS4 and call it a night because I felt like I was "wasting time". I know that people need to rest in order to not get burnt out, but I always feel like my problems are snapping at my heels constantly and if I slow down and choose to play PS4 they're gonna catch up and eat me alive. I hope that by the end of the semester I'll be happier and much less stressed so that I can sit down for more than 30 minutes to play something and not freak out. I'm trying to work on stress management but I run on fear, not a passion for what I do, which is not a way to live your life. tl;dr Playing less because I get stressed
  2. This deserves more upvotes. Bless you for all that you do. I'll friend you some time this week
  3. I’d say just download again. I just downloaded and installed the game recently on my PS3 Slim and had no problems. Others were probably right, it could’ve been data corruption during the download. It’s a pain to reinstall the ~35 GB game again (and then separately have to install all the updates after installing the game) but on the bright side, you’ll have tons of time to sleep!
  4. It doesn't matter how many platinum trophies you have; I had about 6 platinums when it happened IIRC. I would imagine the cause of the glitch has something to do with an issue between PSNProfiles and Sony's servers communicating accurate trophy/account information for a user. Not sure if it's more on Sony's side or PSNP's side, but it's easily fixed. Maybe a mod has a better explanation but I'm not 300% sure what triggers it; it mostly seems randomized.
  5. It's a known glitch on the site, it happened to me a few months back. Just earn a new trophy and update your profile again, it should change your profile back from private to public.
  6. I’ve come to realize that I can’t play games anymore without feeling anxious. Whenever I play, I always think “I could be doing this productive thing instead” and it stresses me out while I play. As a result, I can’t even play for more than an hour at a time now, and I’m enjoying gaming less and less. I think I might put down the controller and try to focus on life for the next two months, or at least try to keep gaming to a minimum.

     

    Do any of you feel the same way? Do you do anything to combat this feeling?

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    2. ResoluteRock

      ResoluteRock

      Thanks for all the replies! :)

       

      I feel like I’ve been using gaming not as a break from life but as a way to fill in holes in my life that have nothing. It has become an escape mechanism rather than a hobby, which definitely isn’t healthy but I haven’t been able to stop myself. I’m going to focus on living first and gaming second for the upcoming weeks because I feel like I’m wasting so much potential by repeatedly playing the same game for a trophy.

       

      I actually had a dream a few weeks back and I’ve been thinking about it lately. The premise of the dream was that I had a terminal illness and I knew I had only 4 days to live, and there was nothing the doctors could do for me. I spent the next 4 days in my dream on this journey of accepting my own death, and I ended the dream on the final day by going to bed. I woke up (in the same bed), and for a moment I thought I was still in the dream. I remember feeling completely okay with the prospect of dying and never seeing Earth again, which kinda scares me looking back. The dream was hyper realistic so I couldn’t make that distinction between dream and reality. I don’t really know how to describe accepting your own death at such a young age but it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I’ve been thinking about what I’m leaving behind after I go, and all I can see is a pile of meaningless icons and not actual things that matter. I’ve been thinking about it more recently and if I died tomorrow, I wouldn’t be happy with what I’ve done so far. I need to take a step back and evaluate what’s actually important to me because trophy hunting has taken up too much of my time and attention recently.

       

      And no, I’m not suicidal, I apologize if that came off as such. It was just a dream, I’m not sure what it means but I think it’s a wake-up call to change how I’ve been living.

    3. ERGOPROXY-DECAY

      ERGOPROXY-DECAY

      Your problem is right here, "I feel like I’m wasting so much potential by repeatedly playing the same game for a trophy."

    4. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      I feel like there's an elephant in the room that's not being addressed. I passed through a similar phase and I still do from time to time. You're a student like me and sometimes you don't know what's in store for you in the future. You also know you should be studying or looking to enhance your CV when possible so that you can be hired once you graduate because lol you can be stuck with a degree with no experience and almost everyone will look the other way unfortunately. 

       

      There's also the thing where you could be under-performing but you're not quite giving it your best work and then you end up playing games or something to escape the problem that you possibly have. 

       

      It also doesn't help that psnp involves hardcore people who put a lot of time and effort into games and I also have to de-center myself and kind of step back from this peer pressure or I wouldnt call it peer pressure but  just being in a group of people who are inadvertently pushing you into a certain habit that could be counterproductive to you (i.e being in a party where everyone is dancing but you don't want to but then you don't want to be that weirdo in the corner not dancing xD). I'm not saying that people here are being counterproductive but what I'm saying is that their lifestyle atm might not suit yours nor is it helping you reach your goals which is graduate on a high note. Not to mention this site has a lot of older people who already graduated and have different responsibilities than me and you which could be more or could be less. 

       

      I digress but basically be real with yourself on how much effort are you putting into studying and if you're consistently meeting your goals / marks that you know you're capable of.

  7. Warning: As always, some spoilers below so view at your own risk! Another leak courtesy of PSNP's very own @DeftonesBand! I think the list looks very balanced, nice to see a reward for exploring the full map and defeating all of the bosses. Collecting all Ninjutsu/Prosthetic Tools could be grindy and dependent on RNG, but I think it's a great list, similar to other Souls-like games in trophies. Thoughts?
  8. I’m going to throw my hat in for The Last of Us Remastered. Especially since the 2nd game might be launching in 2019, I’d say it’s definitely worth playing soon. I had a lot of fun with the game. I personally thought it was a bit overhyped, but still a good game nonetheless.
  9. I’m a fan of the God of War series. The games are brutal, action-packed adventures through Greek mythology. Despite some questionable game design choices (ex: the stunlocking in Chains of Olympus/Ghost of Sparta) and some weird encounters (fighting a huge Cyclops with a sweeping attack inside of a tiny room?), I’ve stuck with the series. The fun outweighs those flaws.

     

    But what in the hell was the beginning boss battle with the Hecatonchires?? You are:

    - on a platform that is moving and shaking around as the screen continues to shake around

    - being attacked by a hoard of enemies who don’t really get stunned by your attacks so good luck defending that haha

    - watching the battle unfold from the furthest back view possible, probably because you found the cheapest tickets on ticketmaster in the very back of the arena

    - oh and there’s a bunch of destruction and chaos going on in the background

     

    Kratos is a tiny, bland dot on the screen that you can barely keep track of throughout this fight, and on hard difficulty, the toughness of this encounter showed. Seriously, who thought “man I can’t see my character AT ALL, let’s make the enemies and Kratos all blend in with the backdrop and let the player just guess where Kratos is” as other enemies and the freakin boss just hand you a beating.

     

    Probably the roughest game design choice in the God of War series yet imo. I’ve always heard Ascension is the black sheep of the franchise, probably due to the fact that it followed God of War III’s success and the bar was set really high. But this fight was just ridiculous, I’m glad I made it through.

     

    Hoping the rest of the game is good, though! :)

     

    /rant over

    1. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      I played 1, 2, 3, Ascension and the new God of War. I agree. Ascension was the lowest point in the series. It had some good stuff in it, but i will not spoil anything for you.

       

      Do you plan to play new God of War game? It's different. It's great, but different.

       

    2. ResoluteRock

      ResoluteRock

      Yeah I’m definitely planning on playing that one after I finish Ascension, it looks fantastic!

  10. I just started downloading God of War Ascension. Didn’t realize it was 35 GB :o The only PS3 game I remember getting bigger than 30 GB was GTA V. A good number of PS4 games aren’t even that big!

     

    Still excited to play though, hoping the download finishes today so I can try it out tonight.

    1. Squirlruler

      Squirlruler

      Right?! I downloaded it recently and had to make room for it to install. Lol. Have fun with it!

  11. I work at the front desk at my dorm, and it’s currently Spring Break, but we’re still open 24/7. Since there’s been absolutely nobody there (I worked 8 hours last night and I only saw 1 person during that time) the university says we’re allowed to do anything (watch Netflix, do homework, etc.) to pass the time, as long as we pause for whenever someone comes to the desk.

     

    I’ve been bringing my PS4 into work and just playing Uncharted and it’s surprisingly allowed. This is the first and last time in my life that I’ll have a job where it’s acceptable to play video games, and I’m being paid to do so.

     

    I wish the real world was this easy :P

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    2. ResoluteRock

      ResoluteRock

      I really was foolish enough to open a link from @PooPooBlast while at work :shakefist:

       

      Never have a closed a video out so fast

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      LMAO 😂

       

      *Secretly adds Yakuza Kiwami 2 to his wish list >.>*

    4. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      I warned resolute rock ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

       

      maybe he took my second advice and didn't trust me when I said NSFW :P

      but lol that segment in the game was too much for me lol. Kinky Kiryu from side missions is a different breed from killer Kiryu in main missions xD. 

  12. UPDATE #1: 1. Kingdom Hearts 1% 2. Spider-Man 0% 3. Uncharted The Lost Legacy 0% 4. Uncharted 4 0% --> 18% 5. HITMAN 2 0% 6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 0% 7. Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9% Started Uncharted 4's online mode. I've been having a lot of fun with it so far, especially Survival Mode. I managed to knock out all of the main game multiplayer trophies, as well as the trophies for completing all of the Survival stages 1-10. I'm just going to keep grinding away at Survival for the next few days to increase my level to max level and get (mostly) max level weapons. I'm currently level 41 in Survival mode already I'll make an honest attempt at 3 stars on Crushing, and depending on how it goes/how far down the rabbit hole I go, I may save it for some other time/never. I've also been playing some more Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and so far I'm about 15 hours into the game. I'm probably going to take a short break from it since I don't want to rush the game and get burned out, as so far I've been greatly enjoying exploring ancient Greece. I'm going to try to complete every location in the game, so I may not 100% this by the end of the challenge. I'll see how much I get done as I go. I'm planning on diving into the single player for Uncharted 4 as soon as I complete Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm so that I don't have too many games active at a given time. So far, really happy with the progress I've been making! And aside from 2 games on my profile that I plan on finishing up that aren't part of this challenge, I think there's actually a good chance that I'll stick with the list I have here for the next few months
  13. I've finally decided that my goal with trophy hunting is to maintain a 95%+ completion rate. I've been aiming for 100% since I started, and I've found that it's a waste. I'm constantly stressing about completing the game I just started as fast as I can, and life is stressful enough already without adding in video game stress.

     

    It's kept me from playing quite a few titles that I've been interested in playing (Black Ops 3, Uncharted 4, etc.) so I'm saying screw it. I can still maintain a high level of completion while also getting incredibly fun games on my profile that I'll love, even if I never get them all the way to 100%.

     

    First up was Uncharted 4. I dove into the online multiplayer last night and I've been having so much fun with it, especially when I'm not stressing about trophies. I think I'll keep playing Survival Mode, but I likely won't ever get 3 stars on all Crushing stages... that looks like a path to madness and while it's doable, I don't think it's worth it. I might just get up to at least 1 star on each Crushing stage and be content with that. ;)

     

    I feel so much better not being stressed out about my completion rate as much. It's kind of embarrassing how much I let that dictate my gaming life and I found that I just wasn't having as much fun as I used to. I managed to turn video games and trophy hunting from a fun hobby that I'll do in my free time into a chore/job. Life is too short.

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      That's the best way to go about it, in my opinion. Trying to keep a 100% profile just leads to you only playing "easy" games, and never stepping out of your comfort zone. I enjoy taking risks every now and then, even if I'm unable to pull it off. And screw paying for overpriced DLC just to "complete" a game..

    3. closertim

      closertim

      Yea it's annoying aye.  Good to hear you're having fun.  I'm currently going through games I've started awhile ago trying to complete them but I'm really struggling to find any enjoyment out of it.  

    4. BigBossImBeamer

      BigBossImBeamer

      You're totally right on that. 100% completion rates only makes sense if you really enjoy it. A 90% completion rate with hard games in it is more impressive to me than a 100% completion rate with only easy games.

  14. If it was single player only, I don’t see how they could possibly implement micro transactions into the campaign, especially seeing as the game already came out before and there’s no feasible way they could implement micro transactions now. Maybe Activision will find a way to implement microtransactions in campaign though...but they’re not that stupid, right? 😅
  15. No multiplayer = no buy I miss MW2 multiplayer.