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  1. Hey friends. As sad as this is going to be to say, I'd like to be removed from this ongoing event (leaderboard, from the OP, etc). I'm stepping away from PSNP permanently and will no longer be around to provide updates/share in your guys successes and platinum accomplishments. You guys have been wonderful to hang around with. Thanks again for the opportunity to participate. Blessings and best wishes to you all in your adventures and profiles.
  2. @Copanele Can my name be removed from the OP? I'm stepping away completely from PSNP and so I will no longer provide updates for this event, so I figured it wouldn't make sense to keep me on the list since I'd be going completely dark. Thanks man.
  3. @dertswa687o Shared this earlier in the discord I'm in. 👀 Not sure if it'll be the same everywhere. Seems there is 2 versions of it too. Poor wallet. ;__;
  4. @arsenal4life1471 It was certainly much quicker this time around! Actually would have been several days faster if I wasn't reading all the lore notes and stopping to look around every little corner. Ah I've already used my pyramid swap to swap out MHW: Iceborne for Outriders. I'll update my pyramid to reflect that again. Haven't used the PS5 swap yet though.. cause I can't find a dang PS5! Ahhh! Hoping to get one before November 19th though, but with these darn scalpers... I'll start seriously looking into getting one a few months from now. Trying to pay off my car, which will make me debt free and as a celebration I'll get a PS5 lol
  5. I have completed "Outriders" for the PS4 and earned the platinum trophy. The game, for being a shooter looter, actually had a really fantastic story with some cool twists and turns that I did not see. The ending of the game was absolutely bonkers (especially because I had been reading all the lore books through the game, so reaching the end with a full knowledge of everything beforehand... then the twists, it was just wow). Unfortunately beyond that point, there were just too many issues I ran into to really enjoy it fully. Among the server disconnects, failure to login attempts (where sometimes I'd sit for 10-15 minutes restarting the game and seeing the same intro over and over just to attempt to login before it would FINALLY connect), a hollow endgame loop that frankly is unrewarding (no transmog, low legendary drop rates, ridiculous downscaling of your strength to match enemies you should 1 shot...). Just... yeah. Not impressive and I won't be going deep into the endgame. On the other hand, sure enough Tales of Arise is coming (I hope they don't delay again) on September 10th which is my "let's go" flag for looking at a PS5. So as the months get closer to that, I'll be looking heavily into securing a PS5... somehow and using the PS5 swap for something down the road to trade in Tales of Arise. Needless to say Tales of Arise is my #1 game I've been looking forward to, so once it comes out... I'll be a hermit for a month LOL. I don't think I'll be even close to completing my pyramid by then, so hopefully I'll be able to swap that game in. Maybe add it to my Level 4 so that it's a complete Tales of festival on that tier haha. As for my next game on the list I'll probably either do The Hobbit or Bloodstained. Right now I'm playing Bug Fables because I needed a nice, relaxing break from Outriders. ✯ Level 1 ✯ ✅ Monster Hunter World (PS4) // 3-16-2021 ✯ Level 2 ✯ ✅ Outriders (PS4) // 4-18-2021 (Swapped in from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne) ➳ Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PS4) ✯ Level 3 ✯ ➳ Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4) ➳ Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4) ➳ Lego: The Hobbit (PS4) ✯ Level 4 ✯ ➳ CrossCode (PS4) ➳ Tales of Vesperia (PS4) ➳ Tales of Berseria (PS4) ➳ Tales of Zesteria (PS4) ✯ Level 5 ✯ ➳ Star Ocean: The Last Hope Remaster (PS4) ➳ Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) ➳ Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS4) ➳ Star Ocean: First Departure R (PS4) ➳ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS4)
  6. Here is a 7 minute exposition of the gameplay for those who are interested. Features combat, visual display of a few zones in the game, character interactions, menu previews, and some music scores. Additionally, the West release date is September 10th as shown in this video (same as Abby posted, just using the English VA): As for me, I've been looking forward to this game since it's initial reveal. I'm happy with what I've seen so far and have no complaints. Going into this one with open hands, without relying on any trophy guides or spoilers beyond what's shown in the trailers. I want it to be a full experience to figure out everything on my own. Suffice to say I have between now and... September 10th to try and reach 99 plats so I can make this my #100. Oh dear.
  7. @Gumby114 @Spinacheq Oh I most definitely would... if I had a PS3. Sadly I came to the PS scene late in 2019 and so I only have a PS4 and with PS3 digital going away it'll be harder for me to get those games down the line. Lego LOTR is one of my ABSOLUTE favorites and EASILY beats the Hobbit by a mile (Hobbit doesn't even have the 5 armies in it, ugh!) I've played both on Xbox years back and so I'm just swinging back around to them on PS to add to my trophy collection, except looks like I'll never be able to put LOTR on there. Booo. Tried to look it up on PS4 but I don't think they made a PS4 version which makes me really sad.
  8. @arsenal4life1471 100 hours? Pft. I wish it was 100 hours! LOL I got so burnt out it wasn't even funny. Would not recommend to anyone else, you'll be a crazy trophy hunter after you do one of those in your 1st tier hehe.
  9. Personally I'm looking forward to it. It'll be a huge graphical leap + potential for them to shake things up for the series going forward. In my opinion I think it need a little "shake up" or else the series might suffer pretty badly. Vesperia was the last one that I'd consider "really good". Berseria looks alright, Zesteria looks meh (not a "bad" game just not a "amazing" tales game). I got all 3 of those still sitting on my shelf, just haven't gotten around to them yet. Vesperia I've already played multiple times on Xbox so I'm not in a hurry to do it again. I'm really hoping Arise tops Vesperia for me but we'll see. Shame I won't get to play the PS3 ones though. Really wanted to do Xillia/Xillia-2 (never played it) and Symphonia/Symphonia 2 again (played both of those on Gamecube/Wii).
  10. Hey now, I don't mind me some Kemco. I've been slowly picking up their games whenever they go on sale. I don't mind me some easy, non-serious RPG games every once in awhile. Although I gotta say that the next "old schoolish" looking RPG I'm excited for is Sea of Stars which might come 2022-2023.
  11. Currently it has no effect on the ranking at all and is just a clean statistic to have if you want to go for that. As for the thread title, while there is nothing wrong with finishing your games, I think going for a "true" 100% is not worth it in any regard. I just got done going through this mentality myself and struggling very badly with wanting to have that "perfect" account. I found myself looking through every guide before I played a game, making DAMN sure I could "complete" everything, that there wasn't any unobtainables, that I didn't consider online AT ALL, etc. While it is certainly possible to do so, chances are you'll "cherry pick" games, look at every trophy list before you start a game, avoid online gaming all together, etc. Now I don't mean to lump everyone into one bucket (as many falsely do on this site). It is extremely possible to not like online gaming, not like any hard games at all, not want to challenge yourself (perfectly OK) and therefore most of the games you'll play are easy/not online so you won't have to deal with skill based trophies, server shutdowns or etc. In general though most people like some sort of challenge and the reality is that a lot of these games will have trophies that ask you to do something you might not be up for (long grinds, no-death playthroughs, speedruns, online multiplayer randomness probably requiring boosting, RNG based trophies, "luck" based trophies, etc). Even moreso the trap for most people (even the true diehard completionists) is DLC. It's perfectly possible to have an "easy" game that comes out with DLC later that either 1) forces you to buy a ton of extra stuff or 2) contains a really difficult trophy that you would not have known about when starting the game 4 months ago and now suddenly you're stuck with the mentality of "Well I guess I HAVE to force myself to do this to maintain my 100%". Overall if you want to go the completionist route, just try to complete as many games as you reasonably can and I think most people can EASILY maintain 90% or above. A lot of people just lack the dedication to do so (which again is perfectly fine) but to be honest it's not that difficult to maintain a high % completion AND enjoy tons of games (even if you don't fully 100% most of them).
  12. Other than MHW, I didn't have much of a successful last month (though I did end up playing Lego: Jurrasic World with my mom and we absolutely SMASHED through that game! Only got a little bit left to do before completing that one, but I'm not doing it by myself. Gotta look for another opportunity to go back over and complete this one). Most of this past month was spent reflecting on why I trophy hunt, making some decisions that will affect how I approach this hobby going forward and ultimately just taking a break last month in general. Now I've got that spark back and hoping to really kick things back into gear going forward. I'll be doing Outriders and probably seeing if I can play Lego: Hobbit this month. I eventually have to swing back to the games I have incomplete while balancing a couple events at the same time. Though since I'm not on the "official" list here, my progress will be dicey when it comes to this event. We'll see though.
  13. @freeman4200 Yeah platting a game get you some bonus points but not required by any means. Some of these plats are just BLEH and it would be far faster (at least point wise) to just move onto something else. It's there for the extra challenge tho. Congrats on #10! Woohoo! @lucky0ne16 Congrats on another completion dude. Just beware Concrete Genie needs VR iirc for the full plat + 100% if you were gonna go that route. Plat can be obtained without VR though. @Neptuos I see you got Unravel in your list. That game is absolutely wonderful and the trophies (no death ones) can be pretty challenging in some levels. Overall a nice and relaxing plat though.
  14. I thought you might enjoy this. It is seriously the purest thing I have ever seen. 😍

     

    Little girl helps Jesus to carry His Cross | Children praying, Jesus,  Childlike faith

    1. Sword

      Sword

      What's even sweeter about this is knowing that the burden that it represents could not possibly be carried by one child, yet Christ would so willingly complete the Father's command for the sake of even the children who couldn't possibly lift a physical cross, let alone the burden of the entire wickedness of the world. 

       

      Thanks for sharing! 😊 I have no idea how I would react if I had a daughter that did that. I wouldn't be sure if I would cry or grin or laugh for joy. Probably all three. xD 

       

       

      Also PSNP is being mean and saying I have no more "likes" for the day so I'll make sure to give you a like whenever I can because that made me smile. 

    2. Kristen Danielle

      Kristen Danielle

      I would aww and squee myself to death. lol

  15. Thanks for the thoughts you guys ( @Miles, @Joe Dubz, @ExistentialSolid ). I just bought the entire set of Isaac games (Main game + the 2 DLC) for a new adventure sometime soon™. I agree with you guys that even if the game ended up being hard at some points for me, that would be no excuse to not pass up an opportunity to play what I could (which, looks, so, much, fun!!) Though knowing that you can save scum to learn/practice or try out different combo builds/save your run before going for a trophy is a nice "sigh" of relief. Especially if you get insanely good RNG only to muck it up due to one silly mistake. Anything to make the experience more fun/relaxing is good for me! (though I suppose one might say it would be "unethical" but mehhh). _____________________________________________ @ExistentialSolid Good advice on the "do not put in UR event" until later. Didn't realize that the DLC demanded a full 100% until I looked at the trophy guide. That'll take awhile! Especially because I have already slated Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Got enough on the plate as is. Anyway sorry to "butt in" on your journal of platinum destruction, it's just with my recent interest in Isaac I went "ayyy!" when I was randomly browsing some of these trophy threads and so I decided to take a shot and ask about your thoughts. Thanks for the reply, it helped me get over my "fear" and just seal the deal, no matter if I ever complete it or not (that 1000000% though YIKES). Looking forward to seeing more updates on how you progress through the game. May the RNGesus bless you! 😇😂