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  1. Whoa! It's been more than a month since my last update. For a few good reasons! First, I bought a heckin' computer, so I was playing on a fancy new machine. I haven't had a good computer in ages, so it's been super nice. And second, I started trying to get into Monster Hunter World again. That's been taking up a majority of my time. I've hit a couple of walls and I'm still very bad, but I've been enjoying it! Between then and now, I've managed to close out a couple of platinums in my backlog. Platinum Trophy #130 Alien: Isolation Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 4 years, 10 months, 3 weeks (My longest gap!) This was probably one of the games that I'd been wanting the platinum in for a while. It's absolutely one of my favorite games of this generation. The first time through, I had already finished it on hard, so really all I needed were the collectibles and to finish the game without dying. Thankfully, both were relatively easy, so this was a stress-free platinum outside of the spookies! I love a good spooky game and the Xenomorph was one of the scariest (and admittedly sometimes the dumbest) monsters in modern games. That moment where Amanda runs into it is still so perfectly tense. The build up to it is remarkable - two hours of roaming a nearly deserted space station where things are very clearly going wrong in so many different ways. And you're constantly waiting for it to show up and when it does, wowzers. From there, the game is a very thrilling game of cat and mouse. There are plenty of very valid criticisms of how long the game is. A good chunk of the later game definitely feels like added fluff and it feels like the ending refuses to come. I love the aesthetic and it feels like a game I've needed for ages - and may have to wait ages again for a follow-up. Platinum Trophy #131 Rebel Galaxy Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 2 years, 9 months, 1 week This is one I definitely started playing when it became free on PS Plus. Something about being a space trucker seemed appealing to me and I'm not sure why. I honestly don't have much to say about this one. It's neat for what it is, but it's a LOT of busy work. I would rather play a Farming Simulator. That's not a knock against this or Farming Simulator, I just really like farming sims. This one takes a long time to plat. Maybe 80 hours or so. And not a whole lot of it is thrilling. It's... fine. Alright, back to my monster hunting-induced hiatus. I'm probably only a quarter of the way there.
  2. Thank youuu! Good luck and have fun everyone! If you need me, I'll be hunting monsters (poorly) over the next several weeks. Edit: Oh no, I just realized that Jurassic World Evolution has some obscenely priced DLC. I'll be removing it from my list!
  3. @MidnightDragon oh nooo did I slip past you or did I mess up my list somehow?
  4. Getting in a little under the wire! I was tempted to start another event, so why not. I'll go easy with ten games for now and hopefully I'll have picked them correctly. Resident Evil 0 PS4 - 28% Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - 25% Rebel Galaxy - 25% Monster Hunter: World - 22% (I'm assuming Iceborne won't count towards this since they have separate plats) Unravel - 19% LEGO The Hobbit - 8% Transformers Rise of the Darkspark - 5% Lords of the Fallen - 4% Yakuza 0 - 0% This is sure to be a challenge.
  5. This actually rules. Sign me up! I'll post my list closer to the starting date - I'm not sure what I'll have already completed by then.
  6. I was super tempted to just pick up Judgment and dive right in!
  7. Platinum Trophy #126 Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 1 hour, 40 minutes, 53 seconds There's apparently a lot of controversy about short platinums. I will say, however, that this isn't what drew me to this game. After being on a cult kick ever since walking out of Midsommar, completely rattled, I've been fascinated with the cult mentality. Because of that, I was immediately drawn to Sagebrush when it was released. The same could be said about The Church in the Darkness, but that seemed more like a stealth/puzzle game which didn't really grab me. Honestly, Sagebrush might be my surprise of the year. It's unnerving and scary without being a factory of jump scares. It's a nice, contained experience, like most horror walking simulators. What sets this apart from something like Layers of Fear, though, is that the horror comes from the isolation. It's just you and this desolate, dark setting where some nefarious stuff is either going down or has gone down already. The story unfolds nicely with a surprising, trope-bending twist. I'll say that ultimately, the voice acting falls a little flat for me. Which stops this from being the memorable experience it could have been. If you're into short, story-based, pseudo-spooky titles, check this one out. Or if you just want a fast platinum, whatever, I won't judge. Platinum Trophy #127 Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 1 day, 13 hours, 47 minutes Speaking of story-based experiences, I picked up 2064 ROM years ago, much like everyone else, when it was free on PS Plus. It never would've been on my radar otherwise, and I'm not sure why not. It honestly has so many things I've wanted to see in modern games. Unfortunately, the dude running the studio turned out to be a creep and is no longer working there. As a trans gamer, I fully appreciate anything that has characters that I can relate to. I still have a lot of issues with it. Some of the characters are charming but most of the time I just felt like I was being yelled at for making a bad decision. I eventually got so disheartened that I just switched to the (very good) walkthrough available on the site. I will say, though, that I love the feel of the game. It's like a mixture of Kojima's Snatcher and those point-and-click adventure games on the NES like Deja Vu and Shadowgate. I really did enjoy the story as it unfolded - but only when I was being lead by the hand. I really wanted to love this! But I just ended up thinking it was pretty good. Special thanks to @Bittersweet for recommending it to me! I also caved and bought Yakuza 0! Platinum Trophy #128 Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 4 years, 6 months, 3 weeks Here's an oldie that I played through without thinking too much about trophies or collectibles. Luckily, there's a "Collectible Mode" that makes going back for all the photos that I missed a breeze. I think I ended up wrapping this platinum up in an hour or so. I've always thought Life is Strange is a wonderful experience. I obviously have issues with it - bad tropes aside - but I immediately felt connected to these characters. I think this was the last episodic game that I played through as the episodes were being released. Each wait was brutal - with an ending that was just as brutal. I would die for Kate Marsh. I would crawl through broken glass for Chloe Price. I can't get too much into tropes without spoiling, but I'm extremely tired of Special thanks to @Whitelightnin683 for the recommendation! I also did the next platinum based on that! Platinum Trophy #129 Life is Strange: Before the Storm Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 21 hours, 40 minutes, 3 seconds I was never really interested in this, considering it was a prequel. I already know what happens to these characters, so I didn't think it would carry any emotional resonance. Gosh, was I wrong. I'm very glad I picked this up for five bucks a few months back. Like the original, I still have a big issue with that trope in particular. However, I was extremely relieved that this wasn't a buildup to what happens to Rachel in the original. I didn't want to go through three episodes of this only for the writers to make her into a glorified victim. Thankfully, that isn't what they do at all. They give her a real presence - turn her into a real person rather than this mythical being from the first game. And, in all honesty, she deserves that mythical, goddess-like presence. But knowing what happens makes this game all the more heartbreaking. Yes, I cry a lot. At movies, at games, at a really nice roll of sushi. But this was Niagara Falls. Short, sweet, and lovely. I almost like this more than the original. Wow, that was another big update! It's been a while though and I actually was able to buy a working computer! I'll still be trophy hunting, though, in between PC gaming and learning about video/photo editing. I'll be going for my Alien Isolation platinum first (one of my favorite games this generation) and after that I MAY start trying to get back into Monster Hunter World. If you have any recommendations, though, feel free to include them! Oh! And I forgot to include my new Gaming By Numbers badge! That was a very fun event. Plus, I got my 100% S-Rank on Witcher 3 after finishing the (surprisingly good) DLC.
  8. You've definitely got a lot to choose from! I'm taking you back a couple years and saying Dragon Quest Builders. A fun grind to platinum, I don't remember needing a guide.
  9. Thanks! I'm actually really looking forward to the Netflix show. It looks really dang good.
  10. Platinum Trophy #125 Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 4 years, 2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 3 hours This game was definitely a rollercoaster for me. When I first got it, I fell off very early. Then I picked it up again a couple years ago, played through it on normal difficulty and got all of the Gwent-related trophies. Then finally, I played through it again on Death March! to get the platinum. I have to say, I don't necessarily hold this in as high reverence as everyone else seems to. Mainly because I haven't played the first two, but I constantly felt confused about the lore. Plus, I don't really connect well with Geralt. He's a bit of a damp towel. Then again, it isn't his story. But I get it, I understand why people love this game so much. And I don't necessarily think it's bad. It's gorgeous and huge. There's hardly a lack of things to do, especially when the main quest goes on and on and on. The other characters have a lot of richness and depth, even growth. I just don't like the main character and I think the combat just doesn't feel right. All that being said, I'm still enjoying my time with it and I'll continue through to get the DLC trophies as well. Special shout-out to @Together_Comic who advised this platinum to me (like, months ago). It took me this long 'cause I super wasn't looking forward to the Death March playthrough, even though it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Honestly, I regret not going for it when I picked it up again a couple years back. Plus, this platinum is now a cool milestone! They also advised a few PS3 titles, but I can't get to them since my PS3 has died a horrible death! I have no idea what to do next! (Edit: Oh yeah, I bought Sagebrush which I'll definitely get to immediately.) I think I'll go through 2064 ROM, which was suggested earlier. For now, I'll be doing some cleanup for recent platinums by finishing up DLC trophies. Doom, Rocket League and Witcher 3 in particular.
  11. #0: Doom #1: Ether One #2: Assassin's Creed Origins #3: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt #4: Inside 💯 #5: Journey 💯 #6: BioShock 2 (from The BioShock Collection) #7: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture #8: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition #9: Rocket League Whew! Been a while since my last update, but I finally finished with my Death March! playthrough of Witcher 3 and finished my list! Extra special thanks to @eigen-space for putting on this event and having me along. It was a great help to get through a good bunch of stuff in my backlog and I loved the slightly random nature of it. Some of these were way easier than I thought they would be. I have no idea what I'm going to do next, but I'm going to still get to work on DLC for Witcher, Rocket League, and Doom.
  12. God of War, the original's PS3 remaster. More like God of Nice. 😎
  13. This didn't hook me immediately when I first played it, but I may get back into it. The new one, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, looks really cool and it'll be nice to have this plat.
  14. Picked up The Ezio Collection for $10 on PSN. That'd been sitting in my wishlist for a while. Also picked up Sagebrush for $5 - a very cool looking indie walking sim that's giving me intense Midsommar vibes.

    1. Chocolate GiddyUp

      Chocolate GiddyUp

      Nice deals, enjoy your games 👌

    2. Deceptrox

      Deceptrox

      I picked the Ezio Collection as well as I missed it the last time it was at that price. 

    3. ee28max

      ee28max

      Have fun :) 

  15. Platinum Trophy #122 The BioShock Collection - BioShock 2 Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 2 days, 4 hours, 39 minutes This is the first game on my backlog that I haven't already had sitting in my profile. But I had downloaded this as part of the BioShock collection to get the first game at 100% and didn't want to re-download it to play BioShock 2. Thankfully BioShock Infinite is a separate download because I am all BioShocked out. Frankly, I never want to spell BioShock again for the rest of my time talking about it. The second game feels very different from the first. But, strangely, I don't think that this was a bad thing. I think it's weird that this is essentially "Part 2" because that's not what it feels like at all. It feels like an extension of Rapture, sort of like it's own thing that takes the mythos and setting from the first game and explores different parts and characters. I don't see it as an empty, hollow cash grab that people seem to make it out to be. Granted, in some ways it most definitely is. The whole "You Are The Big Daddy" thing is a bit cornball but it works. The Big Sisters are a really neat addition too. Also, Minerva's Den was one of the earliest examples of how to create great DLC. It's a really neat contained story that is compelling for a fraction of the time spent in the core game. The Protector Trials definitely less so. Platinum Trophy #123 Rocket League Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 4 years (!), 2 weeks, 5 days My biggest gap yet! I think. At least since I've started this. I have a lot of good memories of Rocket League. Alas, friends have moved on and it's a different experience entirely playing alone. I'm not sure why I didn't go for the platinum, considering it only took an hour or two to clean up. There's not much to say about Rocket League that hasn't already been said. It definitely feels like an iconic game of this generation that created its own little bubble, much like PUBG. It took a little bit to get back into it - I'm extremely bad - but it definitely felt like riding a same old bike that someone had put spinning rims and pretty glitter on. I'm also going for all of the DLC (there's a LOT) but thankfully most of I've been able to scrape by in exhibition mode by myself. I don't do too well in a competitive setting. I definitely don't see myself playing any more of this once I've got 100%. Platinum Trophy #124 Level 33 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Gap between First Trophy and Platinum: 3 years, 11 months, 3 weeks Another big gap! So, I may have an unpopular opinion about this game. I love it. I absolutely love it. When I first played it, I was absolutely not in a good place. I'm not going to get too deeply personal or anything, but it just spoke to me in a lot of on-the-nose ways. Plus I was smoking a lot of weed around that time. After I played it the first time, I felt like trophy hunting to get the platinum would cheapen the experience, so onto the backlog it went. I know that walking simulators aren't exactly popular or well-loved within the gaming community. I'm not sure exactly what the folks on PSNP think of it, but it encapsulates a lot of themes about love and life and death and grief in ways that I just wasn't expecting. Even for a game that's essentially called "Everyone's Dead". This is definitely partly thanks to the particularly lovely music and most definitely thanks to some top tier acting. Say what you will about the genre, but if you can tell a good story and keep me engaged throughout, I'm going to love it. I love this game more than I hate the character Stephen, so that's saying something. Also I don't think the walking speed was particularly frustrating. In a game where literally everyone else is dead, I was pleased to just take my time. This was another big update! And I'm almost done with the Gaming by Numbers event! This'll probably be my last update in a while, considering that my next task is beating Witcher 3 on the hardest difficulty setting. Something I've been meaning to do for a while, but that'll close out the event for me. Plus, I'll be boosting the last of what I need for my Rocket League 100%. From there, I'm not sure what I'll do! If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know.