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  1. Great review Smev! On to the wishlist this goes. The backlog never ends.
  2. Good to know! It's a bummer that you can't "reimport" your capture gallery. I enjoy the trophy captures being associated in the trophy list, and to my knowledge once you clear out the capture gallery you can't get this back Still, this is a great resource in case Tripwire doesn't fix the game. Myself, I have not tried for the DLC and I'm hoping when I get around to it I have no issues. The base game on PS5 popped trophies for me no problem.
  3. Yeah man, do Monkey Island! In my background section in my checklist I talk about how Monkey Island is one of the formative game series of my childhood. Very eager to hear your thoughts. I generally do not get motion sick in games, and when I do it's 100% because the FOV of a game is set too narrow. In the case of Tomb Raider 2013, I played it on PC so not sure if this was present in the console version, but there was a screen bob that occurred while Lara moves, which is completely bizarre as this is the a third person game. What's the point of simulating head bob in a non-FPS game? I found a way to mod it out, so thankfully I was able to finish the game. Wasn't an issue in Rise as they added a toggle for the effect.
  4. Fantastic news! A couple of questions about this method. Will the time stamps for the trophies be maintained when syncing them to the main account? Does deleting your main PSN account also remove your media gallery?
  5. I’m in the process of playing Deathloop as well, and can echo many of the sentiments you’ve laid out. I have two criticisms I can levy at it right now. The story is easy to “skip” as it’s told through lots of notes and audio logs (just like Prey and Dishonored) but the game doesn’t pause when reading, so I find myself rushing through items lest an Eternalist sneak up on me. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been reading a log only to see the little alert marker start filling up. The gameplay does get a little samey once one figures out the schtick, but I think that’s more an indication it’s time to go take a break and come back fresh rather than binge it over the course of a couple of days. Arkane games are fantastic, and I’ve played them to death on a different platform. I recently picked them up again on PS4 to play again, and am holding out hope they release 60 FPS patches (seems like a fool’s hope at this point). Regardless, I’m happy to support that studio in any way I can.
  6. A little update as we move into the back end of 2021! I’ve popped trophies in both Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Completing these will keep me busy through the first half of October I’d expect. My plan at the moment is to tackle The Last of Us Remastered multiplayer and/or Red Dead Online, to clean up another two multiplayer titles off my list! We’ll see if I push forward with the RDR2 platinum when I tackle the online - after playing a lot of open world, long games I might need a little time away from something so large. Of course this plan is subject to change based on other life interruptions. I sprinkle in gaming time on other platforms, and with Battlefield 2042 coming out soon there is a chance that will peel some of my attention away. However, I know I can wrap up at least one of my multiplayer lists before that launches towards the end of November.
  7. Fantastic review as usual, boss. I’ve played both Tomb Raider 2013 and Rise on another platform and really enjoyed both (except for some odd view bobbing in 2013 that made me mega motion sick.). I have Shadow on my “do want” list now! That’s the curse and blessing of these checklists - the backlog and interest grows and grows with every review I read. If only I did have a job and you know, life commitments 😂 Consider yourself nominated for a Monkey Island review! Pick any of them!
  8. I have to agree with you and Sabbath about the overrated nature of Titanfall 2. The main draw is that it’s a AAA produced linear shooter with no microtransactions or other CODness that you just don’t see. So of course it sold like shit and we’ll never get a sequel. You don’t sound opposed to the mechanics of the genre, but rather the tone and setting of this story. Have you considered the Metro 2033 series of games? Linear, narrative driven FPS games with no “hoo-rah” military setting. Just the end of the world
  9. Platinum #25 + DLC 100% - Rocket League (September 18, 2021) A surprise hit when it launched as a PS+ title in 2015, Rocket League can be seen as one of the legitimate founders of the modern e-sport scene. Essentially it is soccer with RC cars, hosting a multitude of different modes with the most popular being the traditional 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches. A standalone game when it launched, the developer Psyonix has since been bought out by Epic Games and the game is sadly being turned into a F2P cash cow. The Good Very rewarding skill curve - hitting that sick goal with an assist from your mate will get you leaping from the couch! Items and unlocks offer no competitive advantage - microtransactions can be safely ignored if you just want to play the game Catchy music between matches and on the menu screens, overall a nice and clean presentation with a popping color palate The Bad I'm terrible at the game Microtransactions Trading requirements and restrictions seem to progress from season to season after going F2P; requires an Epic Games account for item trading 100% Impressions I popped a single trophy in 2015 before putting it down. Coming back as a trophy hunter cleaning up my profile, this game was easy once I settled in but still quite overwhelming at times. The best advice I can give is to play it casually; you'll need to rank up your online career to unlock item trading, which is required to complete the trophy list in a reasonable amount of time. I started out trying to do all the exhibition mode boosting with bots and worry about the most efficient way to work through the lists, which was supremely boring and not a good introduction to the game. That said, my recommended order of operations: Follow the tutorials, do the training missions Hop in to a casual online standard 3v3 playlist until you get your feet under you. Try to have fun! Playing with friends is even better. Once you have hit high enough rank to item trade with others, then consider popping over to the the bot exhibition boosts. Most of those trophies unlock quite quickly as a clean up activity. Some of the trophies benefit from boosting, especially the Club DLC, but most everything can be done solo and unlock naturally. I wouldn't recommend people just add this game just for the trophy stack, as I ended up paying real money via the Rocket Pass Premium to speed up the leveling grind. It's also not a long trophy stack, with help from friends I completed in 18 hours according to the PSN profile time tracker. If one has been putting off a trophy clean up, now is as good a time as any to get it done! Otherwise this game wasn't really my jam and I don't plan to revisit; there are other multiplayer games I'd rather play.. My largest gripes can really be narrowed down to F2P mechanics and if those don't bother you, have at it!
  10. Platinum #25 + DLC 100% - Rocket League (September 18, 2021) A surprise hit when it launched as a PS+ title in 2015, Rocket League can be seen as one of the legitimate founders of the modern e-sport scene. Essentially it is soccer with RC cars, hosting a multitude of different modes with the most popular being the traditional 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches. A standalone game when it launched, the developer Psyonix has since been bought out by Epic Games and the game is sadly being turned into a F2P cash cow. The Good Very rewarding skill curve - hitting that sick goal with an assist from your mate will get you leaping from the couch! Items and unlocks offer no competitive advantage - microtransactions can be safely ignored if you just want to play the game Catchy music between matches and on the menu screens, overall a nice and clean presentation with a popping color palate The Bad I'm terrible at the game Microtransactions Trading requirements and restrictions seem to progress from season to season after going F2P; requires an Epic Games account for item trading 100% Impressions I popped a single trophy in 2015 before putting it down. Coming back as a trophy hunter cleaning up my profile, this game was easy once I settled in but still quite overwhelming at times. The best advice I can give is to play it casually; you'll need to rank up your online career to unlock item trading, which is required to complete the trophy list in a reasonable amount of time. I started out trying to do all the exhibition mode boosting with bots and worry about the most efficient way to work through the lists, which was supremely boring and not a good introduction to the game. That said, my recommended order of operations: Follow the tutorials, do the training missions Hop in to a casual online standard 3v3 playlist until you get your feet under you. Try to have fun! Playing with friends is even better. Once you have hit high enough rank to item trade with others, then consider popping over to the the bot exhibition boosts. Most of those trophies unlock quite quickly as a clean up activity. Some of the trophies benefit from boosting, especially the Club DLC, but most everything can be done solo and unlock naturally. I wouldn't recommend people just add this game just for the trophy stack, as I ended up paying real money via the Rocket Pass Premium to speed up the leveling grind. It's also not a long trophy stack, with help from friends I completed in 18 hours according to the PSN profile time tracker. If one has been putting off a trophy clean up, now is as good a time as any to get it done! Otherwise this game wasn't really my jam and I don't plan to revisit; there are other multiplayer games I'd rather play.. My largest gripes can really be narrowed down to F2P mechanics and if those don't bother you, have at it!
  11. Maybe we should have a Souls play-through party? I have them on my wishlist to play on Playstation (previously played, but not 100%ed, on Steam). That could be fun!
  12. That's disappointing to hear. If this is the game that breaks my ability to have a 100% profile that's going to be pretty funny after grinding through GTA5, haha!
  13. Another long shot, tried backing up all your data and doing a complete system repair? Metro Exodus DLC has buggy trophies, and this a solution that seems to work well over in that game’s forum. Yikes.
  14. I wonder, are the trophies bugging dependent on internal counters that reset if you shut the game down? I platted the base trophy stack on PS5 when the game was released on PS+, and I did it over two days and I’m pretty sure I suspended the game rather than shut it down. Might be worth a try for folks that are desperate? I know Mafia III has this problem.
  15. I’ve often read of people waxing nostalgic about Vice City, but never really got it until this review. I missed the entire pantheon of GTA games except for 5 (in my college dorm GTAIII was played a ton, but I didn’t have a PS2) but had heard lots of good things about Vice City. I might have missed it in your review, but how would you classify the tone compared to GTA5? My biggest complaint with the latter was just how juvenile it could get.