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  1. This looks interesting. I'm going to check it out. If you want an almost 10 year old, 250+ platinum profile with high completion rating and loads of variation in games to review, feel free to check out mine. Might take you a while to get through Edit: had a quick look at the first couple video's and I like it. You've earned yourself a sub. Good work.
  2. We've got a few of them in common. The most impressive of which (in my opinion) is Super Street Fighter IV. Finishing all those trials is nothing to scoff at and then grinding all those characters to a C rank in online, even if boosting them al, takes some serious patience to do. Others include The Walking Dead, Doom, Resident Evil 6, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Spyro 2, Tekken 7, Batman Arkham Asylum and Bloodborne. Some of those are pretty straight forward (but still good games/lists), others have some seriously difficult challenges of their own. You've platinumed Crash Team Racing. One of the few games on my list I've not managed to platinum (yet?). Mostly because I couldn't stomach the time trials anymore. Also platinums like Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls, Sekiro and Dark Souls and Demon's Souls are ofcourse always worth mentioning. Nothing really jumps out as very easy except maybe for the Walking dead. 9/10. All in all a very impressive list, keep on going to boost the number up a bit and you'll have a 10/10 list for sure. Onwards to number 50 with Elden Ring!
  3. Just looked at this game and it looks incredibly boring to me. It looks like some tactical board game RPG with a bit of extremely simple Pokemon battling. It only has 7 owners on this site, so that would also explain why it is so low, also the trophies may just straight up be bugged, since there are a whole lot of trophies at 0% with descriptions that don't appear overly complicated. Here's a video on the game:
  4. Guess, someone already posted the tweet, so who know what will happen
  5. 🎶 But I won't do that... 🎶
  6. It's been a while, but I finally got to the game. Just finished it 100%. So I can verify that this information is correct for the 2K Collection.
  7. Platinum #1 - Bioshock PS3 - april 26 2013

    Platinum #251 - Bioshock PS3 (JP) - may 22 2022

     

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    I considered my 250th platinum a sort of reset, so what better way to start the next 250 with the exact same platinum but with the added challenge of doing it all in Japanese.

     

    What a trip it has been so far.

     

     

     

     

    1. JorgeSleep

      JorgeSleep

      Pure nostalgia. Bioshock was my first platinum too and in October it will be 12 years old. 😢

      Congratz, btw. 😅

    2. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      Congrats

    3. Burek_san

      Burek_san

      congrats :yay:

  8. I don't really agree with that. I agree with it being a cash grab though. But can you really call yourself an indie game developer if you made some money only on the free platinum trophy list? If you are serious about being a game dev, I don't think that's a reputation that you want to have. But then again, they are not passionate about their games, their only interest is the money. So no, I don't think it's a "nice" cash grab for them. That's why most of them are generic Flash Games that newbies used to put on Newgrounds back in the day, including the bugs and shitty controls. Actual indie game devs like Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg (Iconoclasts), Thomas Happ (Axiom Verge) and Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone (Stardew Valley) are all very much respected for their games. I can't say the same for any of the generic shit that's coming out of the likes of Ratalaika games. As for any advice on how to avoid them, keep an eye on the developer and publisher info on the game page. A lot of the crap is being published by a couple of publishers that are specialized in the "free plat" games. Maybe we can have it show up in the games list so we can spot it immediately without having to open each game's page. Maybe even add a filter on it or something.
  9. Oh yeah, this is one of the games that slipped through the cracks for me. I remember looking at this game to pick up at one time, but never got around to it and then kind of forgot about it. Thanks for bringing it back up, I'm off looking for a used copy 😁.
  10. Gouda thing we can all play the way we want. Cheese, of don't cheese, I don't give Edam.
  11. To be fair, there is A LOT of shit on Playstation nowadays. And I mean a metric ton of crappy shovelware, broken, buggy, or just bad shit. Then there is the millionth open world busy work simulator. And then there are the crappy mobile ports and meme games like I am Mayo that was fun for a joke at first, but just realsed part 3... I mean, really? The qualitiy control at Sony has been lost for years now. It can be challenging to find an actual good game if you're used to playing 30+ titles a year. They are out there ofcourse, but it can take a bit of work to find them. Because of the trends in AAA that I personally dislike, I was forced to find a lot of hidden gems in the Indie sphere. Games like Cross Code, Iconoclasts, Rabi-Ribi, The Messenger, Unmetal and the Sexy Brutale are all great games I've played last year, that I would have never found if I didn't spend a lot of time digging through the shit and watching Youtube video's on lesser known games. I agree with this, but keep looking, there are a lot of great games out there, Just find some good Youtube channels or something to hear about new indie games. I'm subscribed to Best Indie Games for example. You still have to sift trough all of the non-PS stuff, but he uses the timeline markers for each game he shows, so you can skip through easily and he generally has differently themed videos (indie gaming this week, new trailers, suprise releases, etc) a couple of times per week.
  12. None of the reasons you put in there are really reasons why trophies ruined gaming. These are reasons why trophy lists can be ruined. Whether or not you let it ruin your gaming experience is pretty much on you. Don't get me wrong, I agree with some of your points, but trophies are just a small (and for most gamers in general insignificant) part of the gaming experience. Online gaming Yes I don't like these much either, mostly because of server shut downs/dead servers after a while. But you can either parttake or just leave them, plenty of games with offline trophies only. Difficulty This sounds like you got one too many participation trophies in your life to be honest. Difficult challenges are the whole reason for the trophy thing. You say that games are supposed to be fun, and generally speaking video games should be, but a lot of people find challenges fun. Also, "games" as a concept are not necessarily to have fun, but to compete with others (think Olympic games). Multiple playthroughs Depends on the game. I don't mind a quick 2nd playthrough on a higher difficulty challenge on NG+, but games like MGS4 en Tales of Symphonia take it too far with about 7 playthroughs each. But again, the trophies aren't mandatory. Glitched Yeah, that sucks, but this generally happens with badly supported games, which I don't think are generally worth my time anyway. Plenty of games out there with a working trophy list. Playing shit games This is mostly why trophy hunting is ruined, not gaming in general. There is always PC gaming (although platforms like Steam do have achievements) or Switch if you want an achievement less gaming platform. Just have fun, don't let it ruin your gaming experience. I'm a trophy hunter myself too, but it's not the only part of gaming.
  13. Just reached 250 platinums after 9 years of trophy hunting. Picked this one, because I think it has one of the best looking platinum images.

     

    I don't play a lot of strategy games (this may have even been the first on PS), but I decided to try Valkyria Chronicles purely based on the platinum image.

    Ended up enjoying it quite a bit!

     

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    300 games played, 270 games completed, 250 platinums.

     

    Onwards to the next.

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    2. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      Congrats!

    3. nestamar5

      nestamar5

      Never knew Valkyria Chronicles had such a nice platinum image. I only have the PS3 version and it has no trophy support...

       

      Congrats!

    4. Maxximum

      Maxximum

      Well done! 💯

  14. I agree with you for the most part, but I have accepted the fact that trophy hunting was corrupted the moment it got too popular. Getting a huge amount of platinums got more important than having impressive platinums or enjoying games. It's why I changed the way I trophy hunt. I've been working on completing some games to up my completion rating as a challenge to myself. 100%ed some games by getting DLC's on sale and going back and finishing them. I stopped looking at the leader boards. Just let it go. I've enjoyed Return of the Obra Dinn by figuring everything out for myself and I loved it. That's all that matters to me. As doing the same yourself should be the only thing that matters to you. If you want to discuss the game specifically, I'm sure there are better platforms than this one (even though I'm sure you can have a good discussion here too, just don't make it about skipping the whole game just for the trophies ☺️). Just think of it this way. They've spent all of their money and only got a couple of png images to show for it, and maybe it kept them busy for an hour. You've spent your money on the same png images, but you've got lasting memories of them, more hours of entertainment and sometimes even experiences like Obra Dinn. In short, just game/trophy hunt for yourself, to make a gaming journal you can be proud of and look back to and remember all the good stuff, and leave everyone else's for what they are. You have no influence on them.
  15. Woohoo! Got my first guide published.

     

    If you need help completing Iconoclasts, PSNP has got you covered!

     

    https://psnprofiles.com/guide/14206-iconoclasts-trophy-guide

     

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    2. Folkenio

      Folkenio

      Nice!!! Gonna give it a read when I go back to the game.

    3. visighost

      visighost

      Congrats! For a great game, too!

    4. nestamar5