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  1. Update #10 Mass Effect (PS3) (0%) God of War (0%) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3) (47%) => 64% Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (VITA) (0%) => 5% The Escapists: The Walking Dead (20%) WipEout Omega Collection (5%) Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space (0%) => 100% - 01/09/19 inFamous First Light (0%) => 100% - 02/09/19 Life is Strange (0%) => 100% - 05/09/19 The Mark of Kri (0%) => 100% - 17/09/19 Alone With You (VITA) (0%) => 100% - 19/09/19 Teslagrad (0%) => 100% - 22/09/19 101 Ways to Die (0%) => 100% - 24/09/19 Cast of the Seven Godsends: Redux (0%) => 100% - 28/09/19 Deponia (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Metro: Last Light Redux (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Steins;Gate (PS3) (0%) => 100% - 28/10/19 Bridge Constructor (0%) => 100% - 30/10/19 Transistor (0%) => 100% - 01/11/19 Shadow of the Colossus (5%) => 100% - 19/11/19 I ended up buying more games/DLC's with the 20% discount I received off of one of those PlayStation emails (not sure why they decided to hide it but whatever). I have a spare 10% off code if any of you guys want it, you'd be doing my a favour as I'll only end up buying more games I'll likely never get around to playing 😶 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (VITA) - Second time playing this game so not much to say. The game looks great on the Vita and plays much the same, only difference being the painfully long loading times. I've mostly been playing it in the evening to sort of wind down following the chaotic MGR. Deleted my save file on the PS3 after I finished it originally so I wasn't able to auto-pop this stack. I enjoyed the game so I don't mind playing through it again at all. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - The VR missions went by a lot quicker than I expected. The only real difficult one was VR018. I spent three straight hours on this one evening and basically got nowhere. The next day I approached it with a different mindset and completed it after about 30 minutes of practice. The majority of them are very much luck based, with only a few requiring more skill than luck in order to complete it. Afterwards I ran through the game on Very Hard difficulty to rack up some more BP in order to purchase and fully upgrade the Fox Blade (an extremely overpowered DLC weapon). Today I started my S-Rank Revengeance run. The prologue (R-00) went by very smoothly, as I managed to S-Rank both fights on my first attempt. R-01 was straightforward as well, with only one or two fights requiring more than one attempt. I've had to stop during R-02 as my disc started to act up again (audio cuts out, game continues but nothing saves). Considering buying a new disc, but if I could avoid that it would be nice. Will hopefully have the platinum by the time my next update comes around, all going well 🙃
  2. Yeah maybe. I'll try again tomorrow and if the problem persists I guess I'll go and order a new game. I've never had an issue with a PS3 before this game and now I've encountered 2 separate problems in a space of a couple of weeks so it just might be the disc. Frustrating 😠
  3. @sepheroithisgod @kidson2004 @X_Wizi_X I swapped to my spare PS3 after I made this post and everything was going smoothly until tonight. Now the issue I am having is that the games audio will cut out, but everything else continues on as normal. However.. once I reach the next part (for example I'm currently fighting the final boss and once I reach the next stage of the fight) the game will get stuck in a black screen. It won't freeze outright but I can't even turn off the PS3 after holding down the PS button, my only option is to remove the disc and start over. I couldn't really find any information about this online so I'm asking if any of you have an idea what's happening now? Is it time to say goodbye to another PS3?
  4. Thank you @SecondGenesis, got two discount codes as as result of this 😀
  5. [Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance] Three straight hours of the infamous VR Mission 018 put down tonight. Finally managed to beat the third round after god knows how many tries and I go and fuck up the fourth round (the one with the three dwarf gekko's). 😔 Totally and utterly bottled it. That's enough for me for one evening...

    1. kidson2004

      kidson2004

      You’ll get it done man. Just be patient. 

    2. GraniteSnake

      GraniteSnake

      @kidson2004 beat it just now after about a half an hour worth of attempts. Felt like a different player in comparison to yesterday 😀

    3. kidson2004

      kidson2004

      Awesome stuff man! Congrats!!! I need to get back to this myself lol 

  6. Update #9 (NEW) Mass Effect (PS3) (0%) (NEW) God of War (0%) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3) (1%) => 47% (NEW) Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (VITA) (0%) The Escapists: The Walking Dead (20%) (NEW) WipEout Omega Collection (5%) Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space (0%) => 100% - 01/09/19 inFamous First Light (0%) => 100% - 02/09/19 Life is Strange (0%) => 100% - 05/09/19 The Mark of Kri (0%) => 100% - 17/09/19 Alone With You (VITA) (0%) => 100% - 19/09/19 Teslagrad (0%) => 100% - 22/09/19 101 Ways to Die (0%) => 100% - 24/09/19 Cast of the Seven Godsends: Redux (0%) => 100% - 28/09/19 Deponia (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Metro: Last Light Redux (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Steins;Gate (PS3) (0%) => 100% - 28/10/19 Bridge Constructor (0%) => 100% - 30/10/19 Transistor (0%) => 100% - 01/11/19 Shadow of the Colossus (76%) => 100% - 19/11/19 Back with another update. We've reached the halfway point of this challenge, great to see everyone still sticking with it. Adding four more games to bring my total to 20. I'm entirely focused on Metal Gear Rising at the moment, but I do want to play and platinum God of War before it's removed from PlayStation Now at the beginning of next year. I thought the Black Friday PS Store sales were woeful, no Vita or PS3 games in sight. I guess it's safe to say sales are a thing of the past regarding those two consoles. Nevertheless I ended up buying 8 physical games, as well as a controller + a year's PS Plus subscription across various sites. Shadow of the Colossus - Picked up the platinum shortly after my last update. I needed to complete a speed run on Hard difficulty which was both very easy and incredibly lenient. Afterwards all that remained was to max out Wander's health and stamina bars - for this I just repeated the first colossus over and over again until I maxed both bars out. It felt tedious at first but after getting into a rhythm it went by quicker than I expected. Regarding the game itself, it's currently the best game I've played on the PS4. As I mentioned in my previous update, it truly is a very unique experience. I'd highly recommend playing this blind while also trying your best to avoid looking at solutions to each of the Colossi. It's very satisfying to figure out how to best each beast on your own, especially when the solutions aren't the most obvious. Phalanx was my personal favourite, closely followed by Avion. Both were airborne and both were very memorable battles. I already spoke about the visuals, but I'll also add that the soundtrack was excellent once again. The track that plays before the Kuromori battle was my favourite, really added a sense of dread to the whole battle. Another game I'd very much recommend, really happy with the quality of the games I've been playing as of late. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - I'm disappointed that it's taken me this long to finally get back to this one. I started it way back in 2015 after it had been collecting dust for months, but I quickly dropped it because I simply sucked at parrying. I ended up getting frustrated and felt there was no point in continuing since I was struggling as much as I was at the time. I started it with a DualShock 4 this time around and I'm really happy with how much I've improved at the game. I finished my first playthrough on Normal with some difficulties, but I never felt like a fight was beyond my level of skill. I took my time with the game, listening to as much codec conversations as I could while also fighting every enemy I came across. The story was interesting as it followed on from the conclusion of Metal Gear Solid 4, so there was plenty of references for me to enjoy. It was also chalked full of some very epic moments enhanced by a phenomenal soundtrack. My second playthrough on Hard went by smoothly. I was picking up mostly A ranks on each of the fights, while simultaneously cleaning up some of the miscellaneous trophies as well as all of the collectables. I even managed a to pick up a couple of the 'No Damage Boss' trophies which felt good to say the least. Next up are the 20 VR missions which I'm sure will prove to be a very difficult task. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it! Edit: 20/20 VR missions completed. 😀 (by completed I mean finished in first place)
  7. In the time it takes to spawn, you can actually open your map and set a waypoint. Shaves off a few seconds at least 😀 I also picked whatever car I could find in the beginning, but as soon as I’d come across a fast car I’d immediately switch to it. Every little helps
  8. As do I. The cutscene before the Monsoon fight was completely badass, best moment of the game so far. Cheers for the link, I'll keep it bookmarked for when I eventually start to make progress towards the platinum. Let's hope I can get this sorted soon 😶
  9. I tried restoring the file system through safe mode as well as rebuilding the database.. no luck, the PS3 continues to crash. I'll try again tomorrow, if not I guess I'll switch to my spare PS3. What a pain. Good idea, thanks for the reminder.
  10. I've had no issues with the game before today. I've been playing through the fourth chapter and on three separate occasions this game has caused my PS3 to shut off out of the blue. Once during the elevator fight and twice during the part where you're hopping from Slider to Slider. The red light on the front of my PS3 keeps blinking until I press it. This has all happened over the course of an hour or so. Anyone else have similar issues with the game and does anyone have any idea what I can do to prevent it? This is my first time experiencing something like this with my PS3. It's ruining what has otherwise been a very enjoyable experience so far.
  11. Update #8 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3) (1%) Shadow of the Colossus (5%) => 76% The Escapists: The Walking Dead (20%) Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space (0%) => 100% - 01/09/19 inFamous First Light (0%) => 100% - 02/09/19 Life is Strange (0%) => 100% - 05/09/19 The Mark of Kri (0%) => 100% - 17/09/19 Alone With You (VITA) (0%) => 100% - 19/09/19 Teslagrad (0%) => 100% - 22/09/19 101 Ways to Die (0%) => 100% - 24/09/19 Cast of the Seven Godsends: Redux (0%) => 100% - 28/09/19 Deponia (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Metro: Last Light Redux (0%) => 100% - 05/10/19 Steins;Gate (PS3) (0%) => 100% - 28/10/19 Bridge Constructor (86%) => 100% - 30/10/19 Transistor (30%) => 100% - 01/11/19 Haven't updated in a minute. Looking forward to the Black Friday sales, I'm hoping for some Vita/PS3 games for a change. Bridge Constructor - Completed this shortly after my last update. The unpredictable physics were all too apparent while completing the 24 'tiltin' bridges. Some of the designs were very specific and even then a handful of the bridges collapsed at the end of the run. I mostly used to guides over on Steam, but it was quite annoying to build a bridge only to find out it wouldn't work on the PS4 version for whatever reason. Would only recommend this if you're creative and have a genuine interest in building bridges. Otherwise you'll spend most of the time following a guide/multiple guides like I did. Transistor - Fantastic game. I completed my recursion and cleaned up all of the remaining trophies along the way. NG+ didn't really add much to the game, and I just ended up using the 'ultimate' function throughout almost my entire play-though (Tap with Void + Purge as upgrades). This made every encounter trivial at best, even with 10 limiters in play. It also helped a ton with the performance tests, making them both quick and stress free. The majority of the tests were quite easy - I needed to resort to a guide for a few though (the first agency test and the last couple of planning tests). Overall it was an easy platinum to obtain and a game that caused me very little trouble throughout. I only very briefly spoke about my original play through. I was a big fan of Transistor's lack of guidance on almost every aspect of the game. From the offset you're in a world in which you have very limited information as to why you're there and what has happened to it. Even the characters you're controlling are mysterious, and it's up to you to piece together the story bit by bit. The combat system is also explained in a very simplistic manner, and it essentially encourages experimentation to find out what functions work best in each slot. It felt satisfying figuring out everything on my own, especially when certain elements of the story 'clicked' so to speak. Visually the game looked excellent, and the soundtrack is just phenomenal - definitely one of my favourites (To my surprise it's also on Spotify). Definitely a game I'd recommend, it's got to be my favourite indie for sure. Shadow of the Colossus - Yet another ridiculously impressive game. I've never played this game before, so I got to experience this one for the first time in all it's glory. It's an incredibly unique experience to say the least. Visually it's undoubtedly one of the best looking games I've had the pleasure of playing, even on 'performance mode'. I also disabled motion blur entirely and had a much better experience as a result. I'll speak more about my journey after I've picked up the platinum, it's late as it is and I've work in the morning. Keep the updates flowing, it's always interesting to read everyone's thoughts on the games their playing (especially when it's a game I'm interested in myself). Until my next update
  12. 2010 - 5 Most Common: Assassin's Creed II (25.24%) (My first ) Rarest: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (10.32%) 2011 - 22 Most Common: Sly 2: Band of Thieves (57.76%) Rarest: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (3.95%) 2012 - 11 Most Common: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (38.44%) Rarest: Killzone 2 (2.21%) 2013 - 4 Most Common: Ratchet & Clank (27.39%) Rarest: Assassin's Creed Revelations (8.96%) 2014 - 0 2015 - 2 Most Common: Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal (34.65%) Rarest: Ratchet & Clank 2 (34.41%) 2016 - 4 Most Common: Assassin's Creed Rogue (20.76%) Rarest: Assassin's Creed III (5.50%) 2017 - 3 Most Common: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS3) (25.75%) Rarest: Tomb Raider (5.32%) 2018 - 47 Most Common: Jack N' Jill DX (PS4) (99.24%) Rarest: Crysis 3 (2.67%) 2019 - 75 so far Most Common: Jack N' Jill DX (VITA) (99.39%) Rarest: Grand Theft Auto IV (0.95%) Wildly inconsistent to say to least. Picked up my first platinum when I was 13 years old and have been into trophies ever since. I earned a total of 69 trophies between 31/03/13 - 31/03/15, easily the longest period of my life when my time spent gaming was essentially non-existent. Before the end of 2017 I was strictly physical games only due to my age and only ever picking up games by trading in previously completed ones. I picked up a PS4 Pro during the Black Friday sales of 2017 and it wasn't long before I discovered the very frequent and all too appealing sales on the PS Store - hence the inflated numbers over the past 2 years. PS Now contributed to quite a few games as well. It was very much "quantity over quality" for a while but I think I'm over that now.
  13. Picked up both of these. It's rare to see Vita games go on sale as of late so I figured why not pick them up as they were both cheap.
  14. I stopped playing the game because of it. There doesn't seem to be any known reason as to why it crashes. I think the only solution for you is to speed-run the level without dying or saving.. (it crashes when you die as well)
  15. @HusKy when you check 'Automatically remove started games' the backlog script itself no longer loads in the profile page (between profile and trophy log). Un-checking this returns the backlog as normal though.