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  1. I agree with this! Astro's Playroom is a lot of fun @Baker, it's a great little platformer that serves as a fantastic showcase of the PS5 controller's capabilities, alongside a ton of visual nods and references to other PlayStation IP's. Among all the PS4 to PS5 ports I've dived into, none of them really take advantage of the controller like Astro's Playroom does. You've got sections like climbing walls where the triggers literally snap into place, with extra pressure needed to grasp onto ledges for instance, it's cool seeing the trope of climbing in games be taken to a more immersive level like that. It's a great gateway into the new PlayStation console generation, and a nice change of pace from all the games you've been slaying lately! πŸ’ͺ
  2. No need to apologize! If anyone's late... it's me! πŸ˜… I still have flashbacks to Track 178 and those cursed pipe jumps of agony... Oh dear mercy... Trackmania Turbo is definitely a wild ride, I'd definitely say Black Valley is the hardest of the bunch. Not sure if I've said it here yet, but it's practically a rally game with how much you're driving on dirt and drifting around corners! πŸ˜‚ Yep, I'm caught red-handed here! πŸ˜… I'd like to apologize for my uh, lemme check, nearly full month hiatus on top of the already established hiatus beforehand... πŸ˜‚ My magician's hat of excuses is all out! I really wanted to get into the swing of things, but I found myself getting a taaaad complacent in the midst of my University mid-year break. I'd still like to catch up with a lot of the other checklists before making a formal review here, being Okami HD of course... I'd like to thank everyone for your legendary patience as I battle my DBZ-length duel with my mightiest foe ever: The All-Powerful 'Procrastination'! After Okami's written up, I reckon I could definitely talk about Sonic Origins next! Consider the reservation formally accepted! I love Sonic, so I may find myself really motivated to do a write up for that one after... But I'll need to make sure Okami doesn't meet the fate of the third game in a series about a orange marsupial platformer game that I've skipped on! As I make a proper return this time, I'll probably make another post a bit later since I've been doing the UR Cleanup challenge. Thus far I'm working on COD BO3, but I'm still not sure what I should tackle afterwards out of my list. I'll probably set up a poll before I post the next review once I catch up with everyone's write ups!
  3. Heya everyone. I realize it's been months since I've last posted here, so I wanted to give an apology. This semester of University has kept me occupied with tons of stuff to finish, especially with this last week. Another part for my apology is that I've had time to play games, so I could've posted here, but if I'm being honest, when I spend hours writing so much on assignments, it gets me a bit demotivated to write more on other things if that makes sense. πŸ˜… I guess I can chalk that up to my ol' patented procrastination! But in terms of good news, my semester is all done and I'm finally on holiday! I aim to get back into the swing of things soon, BUT I have a lot of other checklists to catch up on! Usually I like catching up with what other people are doing before writing reviews here, so I'll need to get back to that! Adios for now, I'll have to get to writing my Okami HD review!
  4. Halfway done through the event as I've finished my 5th game, Speedrunners! Overall, this game is absolute fun when you play with friends! Speedrunners is 2D platformer racing game where you and 3 other players run laps around maps to stay in the lead. After either a certain amount of time passes or 1 person is caught off-screen for being too slow, the screen will slowly get smaller and smaller, and the last one in front gets a point! You'll need to get three in order to win. You can move left or right, jump... the standard stuff... But, the focus here is the momentum. There's some cool tech with jumping into slopes, alongside grappling walls to gain a ton of speed, and the fun comes from mastering each map and versing other people. The difficulty from this game comes from beating the story mode on Unfair difficulty. Needless to say, the description is quite accurate. πŸ˜… The main "boss" AI of the chapter (of which there are 4 maps for each, totaling at 16 total races) runs at a normal running speed faster than you can, generally executes nearly every shortcut in each level, and almost always dodges your items. In order to win, you'll need to gain as much momentum as you can and make the best use of swinging, as you get more speed that way. The other UR trophy in the game is for reaching the highest level which takes a ton of XP. You get XP for winning, but most if it comes from hitting items. Luckily, I had three other controllers so I just set up a custom match locally and obliterated my other three controlled teammates with giant boulders and freeze rays until the cows came home, which proved to be effective! πŸ˜‚ With that done, I'll probably focus on BO3 next, I've been putting it off for a while. Best of luck to everyone else on their games! Until next time! 1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4) - 4.82% - Done 2. Trackmania Turbo - 0.61% - Done 3. WipEout Omega Collection - 1.22% 4. Hyper Light Drifter (EU Version) - 2.12% 5. Thumper - 3.11% 6. Little Nightmares - 4.03% 7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) - 0.17% 8. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS4) - 2.84% - Done 9. Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) - 0.52% - Done 10. SpeedRunners - 1.13% - Done
  5. I figured I'd give a little miniature update! I was a bit behind the curve since I didn't have a full list for my tier as I was missing a 10th game.. but now I have one! SpeedRunners! To be honest, coming across this was pure chance. I saw @Cruscah finish it on the previous page and I was all "oh hey, I remember that game!" Thank you for bringing back some memories of this! Well done on completing it as well. I figured I'd make this post to formally register it now, otherwise I'd definitely forget... πŸ˜… Played a bit of it with 2 of my friends, and it's already a blast. And it's really cheap on sale right now, so I recommend it! But that aside, I reckon I'll focus on SpeedRunners for now and then dive back into BO3 in a week or two. I think either WipEout Omega Collection or Hyper Light Drifter will end up being my last game. Anyway, that's it from me for now! 1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4) - 4.82% - Done 2. Trackmania Turbo - 0.61% - Done 3. WipEout Omega Collection - 1.22% 4. Hyper Light Drifter (EU Version) - 2.12% 5. Thumper - 3.11% 6. Little Nightmares - 4.03% 7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) - 0.17% 8. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS4) - 2.84% - Done 9. Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) - 0.52% - Done 10. SpeedRunners - 1.13%
  6. I've completed my fourth game for the event, the PS4 re-release of Persona 4: Arena Ultimax! What a spectacular game. Although the original Arena story was a bit repetitive, the overall narrative was just brilliant. Labrys has become one of my favourite characters in the series, and seeing the return of the Persona 3 cast and how they've moved on in their lives, especially through Ultimax's epilogue, was really awesome to see. Also, Teddie is pretty funny! πŸ˜… This game had a good amount of challenge too with Shadow Labrys' combo challenges, and Golden Arena was pretty satisfying to go through, especially once you manage to raise a high-leveled character. In the Episode P4 route, I can't name the specific character as to not spoil anything, but Yu Narukami teaming up with a certain person at the end of Ultimax was great closure. Overall, a fantastic game! Next, I'll probably go back to Black Ops III. I'll be having some more spare time soon so I'll be going back to the Zombies maps. Once all that's done, I'll do that dreaded single-player campaign, hoo boy... πŸ˜… I might start another game in the meantime since BO3 is a long one! 1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4) - 4.82% - Done 2. Trackmania Turbo - 0.61% - Done 3. WipEout Omega Collection - 1.22% 4. Hyper Light Drifter (EU Version) - 2.12% 5. Thumper - 3.11% 6. Little Nightmares - 4.03% 7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) - 0.17% 8. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS4) - 2.84% - Done 9. Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) - 0.52% - Done @AihaLoveleaf Awesome work with SA2! A great game in the series for sure, getting those A-ranks, especially on some of the Knuckles stages, is no easy feat!
  7. Finished my third game for the event, Gran Turismo 7! Overall, a pretty good game. It was unfortunately met with a lot of controversy regarding the micro transactions and all, but that aside it's a very solid entry in the series! In terms of difficulty, I reckon I'll place it as a 7/10. If anyone has platted GT5 and/or GT Sport, then this one won't be too troublesome. With the platinum, the hardest part is S7 and S10 in the license challenges, but it wasn't too frustrating personally. A good challenge for sure, but it doesn't nearly push you like the 91 wins for Sport did... That being said, perhaps it's best we didn't get any ridiculous trophies like that this time around, I'll take the 7/10 difficulty thank you very much! πŸ˜… However, getting gold for some of the circuit experiences, ESPECIALLY Laguna Seca, is really hard! πŸ˜… It isn't necessary for the platinum, but if it were then this would easily be pushed to a 9 or even 10/10 difficulty plat. From here I'll continue my progress on Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. Did a few characters for the original Arena story, but I reckon I'll do all the Golden Arena trophies before I properly dive into the rest of the story content... and also Ultimax's story too! 1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4) - 4.82% - Done 2. Trackmania Turbo - 0.61% - Done 3. WipEout Omega Collection - 1.22% 4. Hyper Light Drifter (EU Version) - 2.12% 5. Thumper - 3.11% 6. Little Nightmares - 4.03% 7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) - 0.17% 8. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS4) - 2.84% 9. Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) - 0.52% - Done @OzaXD Ah yes, the fabled (or should I more appropriately say, dreaded) pole of 176, tell me about it! πŸ˜‚ Excellent completion, Trackmania Turbo is a great game to have done!
  8. @Copacolondrios15 First, never doubt yourself. I believe this thread serves two purposes: One, to catalog our accomplishments for a good cause, but two... to motivate people. Whenever I go through this thread, I see nothing but determined people who are eager to play great games. You're here too, and you have a spot just like anyone else here. You're not dropping this platinum on my watch, you can do this!!!! As for some tips, I recommend for 22 through 24 to repeatedly pause and examine each frame in the demonstrations. From what I understand, Shadow Labrys serves as a "puppet" character, wherein you're controlling her but also her Persona individually/independently. For example, if you hold triangle then it will act out Knuckle Train on it's own, while Shadow Labrys herself can still move and do her own thing relative to what you're inputting. With 22, as you input the Public Execution, you'll want to time it a SLIGHT bit after the Crouch B to ensure that the your Guillotine Aerial goes into the Public Execution (look at the demonstration and pinpoint the exact moment the Persona starts moving). From here, the dummy will be launched in the air three times and you'll want to let go of the Brutal Impact right at the top of his third launch, and it should connect as he gets headbutted by her Persona. For 23, I recommend using L1 for the 5th Gen Axe Slash since it lets you rest your right thumb a bit, and then I personally allocated the throw (Triangle + Circle) to R1 just for this challenge, letting the inputs feel less demanding. You'll want to time the Challenge Authority so that the dummy gets launched a bit higher up so you'll have time to do the next crouch move and you'll want to make sure to get used to doing a big jump for your jump cancel. As for 24, it may look daunting at first, but with Titanomachia, you're able to have up to 4 Persona moves that it'll act out on it's own (with Titanomachia itself serving as the first one). So when you see all those Persona inputs in the combo, don't worry about those as you'll be inputting those at the start. As for 25, you'll want to start on the very left and activate Titanomachia, and input: Charge left + Right and Triangle, Down-Left + Circle, Down-Right + Triangle, and this will set up the Persona to do Massive Slaughter, then Buffalo Hammer, then finally the Flame of Hades. Right after Titanomachia whilst the Persona is doing it's first and second moves, you'll want to input the first Brutal Impact (Down-Left + Square and X), and don't charge it, so have Shadow Labrys attack as soon as possible. From there, immediately start charging your second Brutal Impact, and you'll want to charge it. While doing this, the Flame of Hades will keep the dummy in the combo, and the Titanomachia will fling it into the air. From here, you want to let go of the Brutal Impact either JUST before or RIGHT when the dummy is seen falling on the screen, it's mostly by gut feeling but you should get it right. 25 looks daunting, but look at it like this. Apart from the Titanomachia and it's inputs, you only have to do Brutal Impact twice. No jump cancelling or anything, you're on the ground the whole time. Remember, games are made to be beaten. Don't lose sight of that, you got this! Believe! πŸ’ͺ😎
  9. Good to see you've still got this thread in mind, it's always good reading about your experiences on the games you've played. I know exactly how you feel when you say you've got so many games to talk about. I do struggle a bit with procrastination so I can relate! πŸ˜… But in any case, it's good to see you back on this thread again, and I look forward to what's to come!
  10. Finally decided on a 9th game to add to my list, the PS4 re-release of P4AU! Still working towards that platinum, but thus far I've gotten all of Shadow Labrys' combo challenges complete which is apparently the hardest trophy. I don't usually dive into the genre of 2D fighting games all too much, but I gotta say, it's really satisfying when you pull off long combos! I believe you recommended this game to me earlier in the thread @Yuber6969, and it's really fun so far! Mastering challenge 23 for Shadow Labrys felt frickin' awesome when it was done! πŸ˜… Just gotta get to level 30 in network mode and then all the online stuff will be done too, then I can go through the Golden Arena and enjoy the story! Already done Yu's P4A route alongside most of Yosuke's, so I look forward to the rest. I'll do all the characters' P4A routes and then get into Ultimax! Persona 3 and 4 had great stories, so it'll be interesting to see the characters meet each other here. And now I gotta decide what my 10th game is gonna be! πŸ˜… I've got the whole year, so hopefully I can come across something that'll catch my eye! As an update for my other UR games, GT7 is pretty much done but I just need wait for the last 2 legendary cars I need to rotate in the dealership, and I've got some more Easter Eggs done for Black Ops 3, I just need to do the 4 challenges on Origins and then do the 2 Moon trophies and the Zombies Chronicles DLC will be complete. From there on, I've done Der Eisendrache and Shadows of Evil already so I just gotta tackle the other 3 DLC maps and it's on to single-player! I reckon BO3 will be the one that I'll slowly complete through the year.
  11. Apologies for being late for this! In a year alone, you've made it this far in. No stopping now, you're in for the long haul! πŸ˜› Writing is a very particular art form, one of which I love very much, alongside it's good brother Mr. Music... and terribly enough I seem to have butchered writing as an art form with that awful pun! πŸ˜… Jokes aside though, I agree 100% with this side of PSNProfiles offering a unique view unlike the most recent platinum thread. As you said, it's hard to talk about past games there since it's more for recent stuff, but with these threads, you can talk about whatever you want, even beyond trophies. Whether that be particular films, recent gaming accomplishments, or even casual discussions about hobbies and experiences, I believe this subforum is one of the most remarkable places on PSNProfiles. I struggle with procrastinating quite a lot, so I commend you being able to produce reviews so often! The engagement is one of the best things you can do, and that's why I enjoy threads like these, and yours: when you're talking about what you love, it's easy to get involved often, and that in turn leads to a bigger sense of community. It's why I think these checklists thrive so much more than other PSNProfiles threads beyond petty trophy drama or whatever. These threads are about a love for topics and ideas, and it lets people connect. I think you've done a brilliant job connecting people with ideas and games, and movies! I apologize again for being so late to some of the posts, but keep up the great work! Here's to another year! 😎
  12. @DeidaraSasori BO3 is definitely a doable 100% in 2022! It's an awesome completion to go for. πŸ˜€ I see you've got a PS5 too, and this is great since it means you can get the game alongside the Zombies Chronicles DLC for free on the PS Plus Collection. πŸ‘Œ I'm going for it right now, so I can say that there's two main obstacles to tackle: First, the Zombies Easter Eggs. Before starting the EE's, I'd recommend that you learn the layout of the maps, know where the perks are (in my opinion, Juggernog and Double Tap are the 2 most important perks, since they grant you an extra hit of survival alongside extra damage with your weapons, both of which are very helpful in higher rounds), know the locations of the mystery boxes alongside the pack-a-punch so that you can upgrade your guns, know how to craft the Zombie Shield on some of the maps which protects your behind, and knowing good training spots for zombies to help out your squad if they need to do any steps for when you do the EE (training a zombie is when you let one zombie follow you so that you can stay on a round, giving your teammates the time they need to sort things out before the next wave of zombies spawns in). This probably sounds like a lot at first, but don't worry! These are all things that you'll learn over time. It's not a quick completion by any means, so there's no harm in taking the time you need to learn the mechanics. There's also the drops, such as the nuke which sets fire onto all zombies, firesales (spawns all the mystery boxes and makes them extremely cheap), max ammo and etc. I wouldn't recommend picking up the nuke in early rounds since you'll want to get as much points as you can get early on. And for max ammos, I always recommend letting your team know that you found one so you can all quickly reload before you pick it up. πŸ‘ Apart from The Giant (and perhaps Shangri-La), the Easter Eggs have a ton of steps to execute. It's worth noting that Shadows of Evil in the base game and Shangri-La in the Zombies Chronicles DLC are 4-player EE's, so you'll need to find three other players who also know what they're doing. However, I'd say that having knowledgeable players is more emphasized on Shadows of Evil since everyone needs good map knowledge for it and everyone must partake in certain steps. A big part of SoE is knowing how to unlock the swords and upgrade them, alongside knowing the ritual locations and which ones you'll need to go to in order to do upgrades depending on what character you are, and then the final step which involves electrocuting the railway in the beast form. A good EE to start with is Der Eisendrache since the bow weapons you obtain (especially the storm bow) are very powerful, especially when upgraded. Do note that all 4 bows in Der Eisendrache need to be upgraded regardless of the amount of players. I'd say the wolf bow is the easiest, although some others usually say the storm bow is. Finding other players for Zombies can be easy or tricky depending on if you've got buddies that like the game, but luckily there's a boosting session option on PSNProfiles so you should be able to find some other people. As another note, the DLC Zetsubou No Shima map contains one multiplayer trophy, 'In the Belly of the Beast'. So once you do the 4-player EE's and this trophy, you can technically get the rest done on solo, but having a squad (even having just one other person helps) makes it a lot more doable. The Zombies EE's are tricky, but they're extremely satisfying to pull off, and it's some of the most fun I've had in a game in quite a while. Secondly, is the single-player. I haven't started this yet since I want to finish off Zombies first, but I can see that the biggest challenge here will be both finishing the campaign on Realistic difficulty, and beating Veteran without restarting from a checkpoint. As for the multiplayer, it's for the most part not that bad. The main grind is getting to level 55, and from when I started the game, there was a weird issue with a lobby loading with all players, but then the match would cancel with an error popping up... It happened for a while, but I didn't encounter it for a good 2 weeks after and had time to grind it out. It's worth noting that BO3's lobby quality can be a bit iffy sometimes. There'll be weeks where it's perfectly fine, and then it'll have times where lobbies have frequent errors. The only tricky thing with MP in my opinion is the Deadly Specialist trophy. I'm honestly not sure why this one is more common than the Tactical Specialist one! πŸ˜… Essentially for Deadly Specialist, you need to get three kills in quick succession with a specialist ability (e.g three kills with Battery's War Machine). It all comes down to being lucky with having three enemies be in a close location and getting them done before you die. But as I said, MP really isn't too bad for the most part. You'll come across hackers every now and then but from my experience the main concern is people abusing an exploit where you can become completely invisible... It sounds as bad as you think. πŸ˜… Luckily though, it's not a common occurrence, and luckily you don't need to win matches to get to level 55, you just need to rack up tons of medals by getting kill streaks or unique specialist-related kills and etc. To ease the grind, you could always try and get gold camos on guns to pass the time while you're at it. If you give it a go, best of luck! It's one of my favourite COD games (hope I'm not inciting a riot by saying that 😬) and I'm sure you'll enjoy it, especially if you've got any friends interested in Zombies.
  13. Heya @Copanele, figured I'd chuck in a quick message since I wanted to ask something regarding Gran Turismo 7. I wanted to ask about this rule: Regarding GT7, most of the trophies have been earned by the community well within the first few weeks of it's release back in early March. But one trophy, Three Legendary Cars, revolved around buying three specific vehicles bound to the legendary car dealership, in which cars rotated (I believe in the same manner for everyone) in certain intervals. As a result, the trophy had only become legitimately available as of around the 19th of this month. The PS5 version's platinum which I'm working on currently sits at 0.44% on PSNProfiles making it fall under the "1 month if it has a rarity under 2%." category. However, I wanted to ask if this counts or not since the plat isn't UR as a result of it's difficulty or anything, but rather because one of the trophies was timegated. So in essence, would the "1 month if it has a rarity under 2%" rule count from the release of the game in this case, or rather, would it be counted from the day the timegated trophy first became obtainable (e.g if GT7 still remains under 2% by the 19th of May, would it count)? Just figured I'd ask since I'm really scratchin' my head over what other UR games to add to my list! πŸ˜… Games allowed by technicality count, right?... Right? πŸ˜‚ In any case, I'll be adding Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) and Little Nightmares to my list! πŸ‘Œ
  14. Welp... I hope I'm not late for the March update? πŸ˜… Nice to see some GTA 5 rep. Love the story to this game, I love how all three characters have a connection, but it's more so with Michael revolving around the other two, like seeing Franklin as a son, and Trevor as a partner in crime... An insane partner in crime...... but a partner nonetheless. I'm still kickin' myself for not getting that GTA trilogy before Rockstar sent it to the shadow realm in favour of the "definitive" edition. 😬 In any case, it's great to see your progress, 77% is good stuff! Makin' your way there, and it's good you've found some people to clean off the rest! And you've built quite an excellent streak as well! A mighty fine run, it went it's natural course and it's quite a big one to behold! 116 days is practically a third of a year, that's dedication. Great stuff. 😎
  15. Been at least a solid 5 centuries since I've last been on this website, or at least that's what it feels like... πŸ˜… Nice to catch up with some good ol' Fist of the North Star. Interesting to see a Musou game in the fray. I've actually dabbled in this genre before in Persona 5 Strikers so I reckon I can vision this one. It's the genre where you wallop on a bloody ton of enemies at once, right? πŸ˜… From my experience, the genre is pretty fun since it's pretty new to me, but I can definitely see how it could be repetitive if every character weren't unique. It's good to see that it's quite varied there in FotNS Ken's Rage. Musou sounds like a fitting genre for the type of manga it is! Funny how you say this, it reminds me a lot of Dragon Ball... and the start of One Piece...... and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure..... Huh, I think I'm catching a trend with these manga creators! πŸ˜… It can't be a coincidence that this trend is repeated!