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  1. Weeblympics #11 - Catherine Catherine is a game that is weird in the way that only Japanese games can be weird. You play as Vincent who has a girlfriend Katherine but he is cheating on her with Catherine. By the time you complete the story line you will find out just who this mysterious Catherine is and why you are cheating on Katherine. The gameplay involves climbing up a wall of blocks while avoiding the blocks that can send you to your death if you’re not careful and a boss on each final level. The storyline levels are mostly easy as they are all scripted so you can watch a video then repeat it. On Hard difficulty you can’t undo any mistakes you make so you need a good run or be able to work around your mistakes. Hard mode wan’t quite as bad as I thought it would be and repetition means you can learn the level without watching a video repeatedly. The Rapunzel mini game was by far the worst part of the plat with 128 levels which while short get tedious very quickly. The hardest part of the plat is the infamous Babel Tower. 4 randomly generated levels that are each longer and harder than the last. Thankfully you can make it a bit easier and quicker by doing it in pairs mode by controlling both characters which isn’t as hard as it may sound. It took me a week to conquer Babel but I was pretty damn happy that I got there and this is easily one of my proudest plats. Weeblympics #12 - Samurai Warriors 4 Samurai Warriors 4 is my second Koei Tecmo game and I can only assume that most of their games are long and grindy. The game is based around feudal Japan during the Warring States period. It features a number of real people and real battles. Each level in story mode consists of choosing 2 officers to take into battle and running through a map killing soldiers, officers and bosses while completing objectives. Like Bladestorm, once you’ve completed your first level that’s the entire game repeated for 100+ hours. There is also Chronicle mode which involves ‘writing’ the biographies of 1015 officers. This is done simply by either killing the officer in battle or fighting along side them. You can also collect the best weapon for each officer in story mode once you have made enough progress in Chronicle mode. The grindy part is completing every objective for every level as well as completing every level with all available officers which can range from 2 to 12 officers which really drags on by the end of the plat. Even though it looks like this event is dead in the water as far as updating the original post goes, I already own 19 out of the 20 games I choose so I’ll be playing them all anyway. And for anyone who chose Grand Kingdom you may want to check this thread out.
  2. @Cyvnyde if you haven’t beaten Venom Hot Lap 2 yet you might find it easier to not do a perfect lap. It took me about 40 minutes to beat this time trial using the below method.
  3. You’re looking at an easy 150 hours to plat it for starters. However the main reason is because once you’ve completed one battle that’s it. You’ll be repeating the same thing over and over and over.
  4. Bladestorm: Nightmare is one such game. PSNP rarity is 0.42% meanwhile PSN rarity is 1.5%. This is almost entirely due to hackers because I’m reporting profiles for this game all the time. I’ve reported 4 people just in the last week. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is another one. 6.40% on here and 19.9% on PSN. Catherine also has a slight variance of 1.29% on here compared to 1.5% on PSN.
  5. This has been brought up many times before. No one has the plat as it’s impossible and anyone who does have it cheated to get it. There are more than a few games like this where cheaters have been removed but their stats still count for whatever reason. There is no fix in place for it and it doesn’t seem like there ever will be.
  6. I downloaded Thunderbird on my computer and viewed the email as plain text and there was the 25% off code! It really makes you wonder how often this sort of thing happens. In the end I got a physical copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the Season Pass for just a couple of dollars more than the sale price of a digital copy of just the base game so I’m pretty damn happy with that.
  7. Decided to get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (physical copy) for just $36 and it was the last copy at that price too. Season pass is on sale as well and although I have no interest in platting AC3 again I’ll give AC: Liberation a go.

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    2. freddie1989


      I picked this up for £10 a couple of weeks ago. Need to do Unity and Origins first though

    3. DamagingRob


      @Copanele What was so bad about Liberation? I played it on the PS3, and don't remember it being terrible. Just felt like more AC3 to me, to be honest.

    4. Copanele


      @DamagingRob I played it only on PS4 and sadly I had some stupid issues. Always getting stuck in the Bayou, the canoe is like trying to steer a boat on the highway, falling through the map countless times, Aveline having the most irritating voice ever xD the lack of proper mission tracking and especially the last mission with the villain. I don't know I had a really bad time with it. Which is sad because the ideas in this game are really really good , I loved the Mayan setting and the personas. But it's kinda my least favorite AC game this far.

      It is a pretty easy platinum though that's for sure.

  8. These 2 statements are how this whole thing came about. In the real world trophies have no worth or value whatsoever. As far as gamers and trophy hunters go, a trophies value is entirely subjective. Person A considers trophy X worthwhile whereas Person B doesn’t and vice versa. But the great thing about it is that a trophies worth is not a fact, it’s an opinion. This means that neither Person A or Person B is right or wrong when they give a trophy a value that the other disagrees with. However these ‘ribbons of effort’ are seeking to change that by putting a worth/value based on their rarity which is just stupid. Also at no point has Sony devalued platinums. If anyone think they have then the problem lies with them because everyone gives a trophy it’s own worth not Sony. However with the advent of so many quick and easy plats the thing that has been devalued is a persons number of plats. It used to be that having 200 plats was impressive but these days you can’t say that without first checking to see if 150 of those plats are stacked EZPZ games. I platinumed Steins;Gate earlier this year and it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played and probably will ever play but according to the effort ribbon that plat isn’t worth anything because it sits at 50.29%. And the same can be said of some of my other common plats like The Walking Dead S1/S2, The Wolf Among Us and Telltales Guardians Of The Galaxy. None of the plats are deemed ‘worthy’ of anything purely because they are considered easy (I won’t say quick because these days there are plenty of 5 minute plats which makes 7 - 9 hour Telltale games seem long) and therefore have a high plat rate. I of course completely disagree and say they are absolutely worthy plats, in my opinion. If someone else thinks otherwise then I’ll live and let live because I give my trophies value, not anyone else. But as mentioned previously, as long as these ribbons being on my profile are optional then I don’t care about their existence.
  9. I figured it was at least somewhat obvious from my post that if this comes to fruition then of course I’m going to hide and ignore them. And as mentioned above the whole reason this came about is because a vocal minority don’t like that other people stack Rata and EZPZ games and now we are voting on a way to show that these ‘elitists’ have a ‘better’ profile because of some ribbons. The funny thing is that the people who stack those sorts of games more than likely don’t care what anyone else thinks about their profile. But hey, as long as they are optional then let those people stay on their high horses if it makes them feel better about themselves.
  10. Why do people seem to automatically assume that anyone who is against this idea stacks Ratatatawhatever and lots of other EZPZ games? I’m against the “ribbons of effort” because it’s a pointless way to try and appease people who care what games other people play instead of concerning themselves with their own profile. As for the ribbon of totality, not including the game I’m currently playing, I have 36 games not at 100% so this ribbon won’t tell me anything I don’t already know and the ribbon of completion I don’t care about either as I rarely play 100% games. As stated in my post in the first thread, I’m happy with and proud of my profile and I don’t need ribbons to give my profile meaning. Of course if the ribbons are optional then by all means everyone who wants them can have at it. However in the off chance that they aren’t optional I went and voted for a max value of 75% so I can have as many ribbons of value as possible.
  11. If this isn’t going to take priority over other ideas that people have asked for does that mean we are going to get an answer on threads like these, even if that answer is it won’t happen. A big part of this website is the statistics and as long as the stats are constantly wrong it makes them somewhat pointless so a permanent fix for this should be addressed as well if it’s possible.
  12. Very relieved to see that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has it’s own trophy list because as much as I loved playing MH:W I didn’t want to have to come back to it for a DLC.

  13. I always aim for 100% in a game. If I know a game will be frustratingly hard then I’ll go after every trophy I can. For example Vanquish and Prototype. If I put in the time/effort I probably could plat them but the time and frustration it would cost isn’t worth it (currently). As an add on to the above rule I will always 100% a game even if I don’t like it once I’ve played it for a while. A recent example would be Red Dead Redemption 2. RDR is my favourite game so I was really looking forward to RDR2 and got it day one. Unfortunately I didn’t like it very much and the MP was truly awful and one of the worst grinds I’ve experienced. However I still platted it (took me ~250 hours) and my final thoughts are that while what Rockstar had achieved was amazing, the single player campaign didn’t compare to the first game (however coming back to replay missions for gold medals was more fun knowing how the story ultimately unfolded in the end). I only play games I’m interested in or think I’ll be interested in. For example, I don’t like sports games so I won’t play them. If I own a game including having it in my library from PS+ I must play it. This can be a tough one as I have Teslagrad from PS+ but I don’t like platformers so I don’t want to play it. If there’s one rule that another rule would supersede then it’s this one. Other examples would be Grid Autosport. I like racing games but there’s a big online grind (that I should be able to do solo with 2 PS3s) and I’m not interested in doing that since it was a free game therefore not playing it won’t be losing me anything. I will always boost MP trophies. While I have had fun with MP in some games (Modern Warfare 2, Killzone Shadowfall) I really have no interest in PvP. The quicker I can get them done the better. I’m currently playing AC IV: Black Flag and I got all but one MP trophy done before I started the single player campaign (thankfully most of the MP stuff can be done solo or without much effort). I always mix and match game types and game length. If I play a 100+ hour game then I’ll follow it up with a couple of shorter games. While I still have a PS3 backlog I’ll play a PS3 game then a few PS4 games. I also mix up genres so I’m not playing a bunch of RPGs (for example) in a row. If a game has DLC I will always try to make the final trophy the platinum. I never buy DLC at full price and if a game I want to buy will have DLC released then I’ll wait till all DLC is released or if I buy the base game first then I won’t play it till all DLC is available. Episodic games will also played once the entire game is out. Not this has ever really been an issue but I’ll always play a series in order of release since that’s the order the developer intended them to be played in. I only play one game at a time. I start a game and I 100% it (unless I have to go to my first rule) before moving onto the next one. I won’t play trophy whoring games. My definition of a trophy whoring game is when a game or trophy list is very very easy and short but more importantly it’s a low quality game. For example I have played Cat Quest. It’s quick and easy but it’s a lot of fun and I’ve yet to see anyone say otherwise. There may be other rules I’ve forgotten but these are the main ones.
  14. I’d never buy a Borderlands game day one as I don’t want to have to come back to it 4 or 5 times with each new DLC it’ll get. I’ll pick it up once a complete edition is available.
  15. If there’s anyone who could help me with the booby trapped lift kill in Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4) in the next few of days let me know.

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    2. FilmFanatic


      Just got the trophy though it took nearly a whole deathmatch for anyone to go up the lift.

    3. Deceptrox


      I only boosted "Sacred Land", anything else can be done on Wolfpack playing solo or against randoms (e.g. booby trap and bodyguard abilities for "All Rounder").

    4. FilmFanatic


      I’ll boost Sacred Land as trying to do it legit when against high level players will be fruitless.