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  1. Been playing through the Xeno series before starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Have the digital version of Xenogears on PS3, Physicals of Xenoblade 1, 2, and 3 on Switch, and copies of Xenosaga 1 and 2. BUT WHY IS XENOSAGA 3 SO GOSH DARN EXPENSIVE EVERYWHERE I LOOK!!!! I mean, I get why, but I simply cannot justify shelling out $200 or more for a game, regardless of how great it is.

    1. Silver-I-Chariot

      Silver-I-Chariot

      Yeah I was trying to do that too. While Xenogears is my favorite JRPG, I gave up halfway through Xenosaga 2 because it was one of the worst ones I've ever played. As for the costs, just emulate it for free lmao.

    2. Raidou Kuzunoha XIV

      Raidou Kuzunoha XIV

      Always wish I could play the Xenosaga series, but only episode 2 ever released here in Europe for some reason. I'll forever wait for the day they (never) release a remastered trilogy...

    3. SnowxSakura

      SnowxSakura

      Low sales + late in the life release for the ps2. Plus it had a lenticular variant that is even pricier from what I remember 

  2. Just emailed PS about not being able to sign on to the Store on PS3. Hopefully they get back to me with a fix. If anyone has any advice in the meantime, I'll take it.

    1. DaivRules
    2. acasto

      acasto

      It says the store is currently undergoing maintenance, but I think it worked! Thank you, Daiv!

  3. Plat No. 48 - Ratchet and Clank (2016)

    It's been a while since I did a platinum run on a game. Almost a year now. However, getting in the mood for some nostalgia, I decided to bust out my PS3 and play the HD version of the OG Ratchet and Clank. After that playthrough I wanted to compare it to the remake that I had never finished. Honestly, the two are so different they are almost not worth comparing. The remake is prettier, but they changed the story a LOT to fit in with the movie (Which is also pretty good). While I will always prefer the original, I can't complain about the remake. It adds new stuff to the old and also outright changes some things for better and worse. Either way, it's worth a play if you like the series in general.

    1. MidnightDragon
    2. Dreggit

      Dreggit

      I wished they continued on to re-imagine GC & UYA

    3. ihadalifeb4this
  4. Plat No. 47 Final Fantasy X-2

    Finally, I have platinumed the first Final Fantasy I have ever played. At first, thought this one was going to be a lot harder than it was. It was cetainly MUCH less of a grind than the FFX was. Being the game that got me into RPGs in general, I'm glad to finally have the platinum and to have a chance to see the Perfect Ending for the first time.

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    2. MidnightDragon
    3. acasto

      acasto

      Sir_Bee I'm going case by case, I'll probably go for Lightning Returns and World of FF soon. As for FFXIV, I'm not sure. The rest simply depends on if I decide to by them or not.

    4. Sir_Bee

      Sir_Bee

      @acasto Well congratulations on the ones you have, and good luck with any you try to go for in the future :) 

  5. Plat No. 46 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

    This one was pretty tough for me. That Hard Mode was something else. But I did it! No idea which to tackle next.

  6. Just got Persona 5 Royal today an Im really digging it so far! However, I was wondering of there are any missable trophies? I heard the game was extremely long but at the same time I want to go in as blind as possible so Im avoiding checking trophy guides and such.

  7. Double XP weekend on Fallout 76! Gonna try to hit at least level 70 before it's over.

  8. Well... Just realized I already missed out on the Fallout 76 plat. There's a trophy for reaching level 10, but I'm already almost at 11 and no trophy ever popped. Pretty sure the only way to go back and get it is to restart the game and I'm not about to do that. I also hear there a lot more buggy trophies in it. Might save myself the headache and just avoid grinding this one out. It's fun when I play with my friends but it definitely falls short of the other games in the series big time.

    1. Cleggworth

      Cleggworth

      At least it's level 10. It'll only take a few hours. There were plenty of horror stories of level 100 not popping!

  9. Ugh. So mad right now. Just started Fallout 76 and spent an hour modeling my character after Anakin. I got a Pipboy but then stuff came up and I had to sign off. Apparently there is no manual save but I read that signing out through the menu would keep your progress. Loaded up the game later and, even though it still has my character card, it plopped me right back into character creation. If there's any way to recover the character please let me know, though I doubt there is...

  10. Plat No. 45 - Megadimension Neptunia VII

    This was the first game in the Neptunia series I had picked up. After playing for a while, I realized I was missing a bunch of crucial story so I went back and played through the original three on PS3. After all that, I finally came back to VII to finish what I started. Man was this a good one. I loved how the game was split up into three parts but it all came together in the end. Also Uzume is an awesome character. Now that I've finished the four main entries, I'll probably go back and do some of the side games.

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    2. ihadalifeb4this
    3. mecharobot

      mecharobot

      Nice. Been slowly working through the main games too. It's fun except seems I always need to grind when there's a boss to be able to even connect a hit.

    4. Maxximum

      Maxximum

      Well done! 💯

  11. Plat No. 44 - Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

    Finally rounded off the last of the Danganronpa trophylists. This is probably one of my favorite entries in the series. The writing for all of them are great but this one manages to hit all the right beats. At first, I found the ending to be dissatisfying, but after giving it some time then playing through the whole thing again, it really has grown on me. This series has some of the best writing and character development I've seen and I love all of it (even Ultra Despair Girls). While I hope that eventually something else will come out of this series, I don't think it would be too bad to end it here. Love these games and they will stick with me for years to come.

  12. Plat No. 43 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

    Final Fantasy XII was one of the only two main numbered I never finished back when I first got it (excluding XI and XIV). I suppose I was too young to care about the more politically focused story and I struggled with the difficulty because I never used the Gambits well. Now, about a decade later, I finally saw it through to completion in the Zodiac Age. While not my absolute favorite in the series, it definitely ranks pretty high on my list. Now all that remains is FFVIII which I never finished due to the final battle being absolutely HEINOUS.

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Nice work! VIII was one I never beat, back in the day. I knocked both it and IX out on the PS3, though. Using walkthroughs, of course. :ninja:

    3. Maxximum

      Maxximum

      Well done! 💯 

    4. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      Congratz! :yay:

  13. Review - Song of Memories

    Just finished my first playthrough, going down Kanon's Route (technically it was my second playthough because I took the neutral route first but the game ends very prematurely that way). I'm not overly familiar with Visual Novel games as the only ones I've played are the Danganronpa games, Doki Doki Literature Club, and a short one about a demon girl in a circle that I can't remember the name of. At first, the way the character stills were animated was very jarring, but I got used to it pretty quick. The story is really great, being one of those cutesy love stories, but as the game description will tell you, bad things are happening in the background. I really like that the choices you make during the game greatly influence how the story plays out. Sometimes one choice will completely flip the script, changing everything that happens. I love how much weight it puts into those choices. But not to worry if you want to change your choices. There's a Chart that details the events that have happened and even gives subtle hints toward pursuing certain routes. You can jump back to any point you already passed at any time. I enjoyed the characters and the music is really good. The musical battles were interesting but weren't incredibly in depth, occasionally becoming a bit tedious in later fights. You can choose to skip them altogether, though you will miss out on some of the dialogue and some great songs. Aside from that, there were only a few problems I had with the game. One: it was a bit too fanservicey in places. Then there were a few typos, though it may have just been a glitch from the PC port because sometimes playing through a scene again would fix the typo. However, one time the audio clearly said one name when the text showed another, and the name Mika gets switched to Maki halfway through (not sure if that was intentional as a nickname or a typo as well). But these gripes don't detract from the experience to me. I'm interested in seeing what the other routes and choices have in store. The way Kanon's story played out makes me think that the other routes probably have vastly different stories. I've still got a lot of ground to cover if I want to experience everything. Oh, and btw, the trophy images line up to make a picture. That was literally what initially drew me to this game lol.

    1. acasto

      acasto

      If you read through this entire text wall, thanks. I just thought this game was awesome and wanted to gush about it. I always love a good story that pushes me to the verge of tears and this one had me tearing up more than once.

  14. Started the new Critical Mode in KH3. Dying a lot already, but enjoying myself immensely. The ability to turn off situation commands is really cool as well. Really helps make the game feel like one of the older games.

  15. Went to MTAC on Friday and bought a mystery bag of Japanese video games. Not the best idea I've ever had. Wound up with a bunch of games I either didn't want to play, or games I want to play but didn't have a system for. So I want to sell them but have no idea what to price them.

    Here's what I got:

     

    デニス (Tennis) on Famicom

    シャイニング スコーピオン (Shining Scorpion) on Super Famicom

    熱血高校サーカー部 (Nekketsu Highschool Soccer Club) on Gamboy

    怪人ゾナー (Phantom Zone) on Gameboy Color

    Virtual On: Cyber Troopers on Sega Saturn

    ハイパー オリンピック イン ナガノ (Hyper Olympics in Nagano) on PlayStation

    Phantasy Star Portable on PSP

    God Eater on PSP

    Tales of Vesperia on XBox 360

     

    Take note that they are all the Japanese versions. Any help would be great pricinv these.

  16. Plat No. 41 - Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon

    That makes the entire Reignited Trilogy 100% complete. Even got all the Skill Points for completion's sake. Out of the original three, the third was the only one that I never got 100% back on the PS1. I encountered a glitch that prevented me from getting an egg after the race in the second world. So I'm glad to have been able to amend that.

  17. Plat No. 40 - Final Fantasy X HD Remaster

    When I realized another trophy milestone was coming up, I thought to myself, "Hmm, I really want to get a good 40th platinum. I want to go for a plat I wanted to achieve for a long time." So I went for Final Fantasy X. It took a lot longer to get this than I anticipated. I actually went for the plat once in 2014 on my PS3. However, during a mishap where my profile on the system got deleted, I lost all the save files on the PS3. I was about halfway through the Sphere Grid with three characters. Seeing as all that time was lost, I wasn't very anxious to give it another shot. Since it had been a few years and because I love FFX so much, I restarted... but the disc started failing on me... So I got the PS4 version, transferred the data, and spent about a month and a half grinding out the damn Sphere Grid. With it all behind me, I now have a very nice shiny new platinum. One that I've been wanting a long time.

  18. Hate that Chocobo Catcher minigame. But had to do it for the Sun Sigil. At least it only took me like an hour to get a good run instead of two weeks like the last time I went for it.

    1. Lordguwa

      Lordguwa

      congrats. think i lost my mind trying to get the perfect time. hour and a half for myself.

  19. Playing throigh FFX again, hoping to clean up those trophies I missed when my saves were lost. Even though I've played through this game several times, I feel like I'm seeing a lot of stuff I've never seen before in this playthrough. FFX and X-2 are my pretty much my favorites of the series

    1. Uchiha_Snake__

      Uchiha_Snake__

      FFX for the win! that's my favorite too :awesome:

    2. starcrunch061

      starcrunch061

      I hope you enjoy it! That was one I went back to as well. It was so satisfying to beat the chocobo race with a time under 0.00 (something I never did on the PS2). Good luck!

  20. Plat No. 39 - Kingdom Hearts 3

    This game was a great way to end off the Xehanort Saga. Having been with the series from the very beginning, I was really hoping for a good end to where the series has been leading up to this point. Glad to say I was satisfied. Only problems I had with the game were the difficulty was really easy compared to the others but it's honestly a minor gripe. I was also a little disappointed to find that none of the Final Fantasy characters made it into the game. I was so looking forward to one last clash with Sephiroth or maybe Gilgamesh as a change of pace. Regardless, KH3 was a hit for me and I can't wait to see where the series goes from here. The setup so far looks very interesting

  21. Plat No. 37 Spyro the Dragon

    Was awesome coming back to this game after so long. Even though I hadn't played the original in years, I still remembered where almost everything was. In fact it is now my new fastest plat. Originally it was Ratchet and Clank 3 with 1 week and a day. Now it's Spyro with 1 day and 14 hours. Not gonna try to beat that. Moving on to Spyro 2. Probably my favorite of the original 3. 

    1. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      Congrats! I will not play the game, but i must admit that trophy images for Spyro games look very nice.

    2. Maxximum

      Maxximum

      Well done! 💯

    3. DamagingRob
  22. Finally got around to updating my profile. Been meaning to do that for months.

    1. acasto

      acasto

      It's still cringey trash though

    2. MRTheChez

      MRTheChez

      Looks pretty damn good! Don't trash talk about yourself, you got this!

    3. Maxximum

      Maxximum

      Good looking profile if you ask me! Nothing wrong with it ☺👍

  23. Plat No. 36 - Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

    First plat of 2019! Was hoping for it to be the last of 2018 but Smash Bros totally took the spotlight. As far as this game goes, it was really good. All the stuff they added really fleshed out what they started in mk2. Looking forward to starting Megadimension Neptunia VII soon, but before that I'm going into Kingdom Hearts 3... when it comes out that is... Just 25 days away...

  24.  Plat No. 35 Night in the Woods

    Not gonna lie... my first experience of this game was pirated on my laptop. Thought it looked quirky and neat. But after spending like an hour running around, discovering all the little secrets and learning about the characters, I just had to buy it. So I got it on PS4 and it is now one of my favorite indie games.

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    2. Dreakon13

      Dreakon13

      I approve of the laptop piracy to demo games strategy. 😇  As long as the developers that deserve it still get that tasty money.

    3. DamagingRob
    4. MidnightDragon
  25. Giving Night in the Woods a second playthrough. Man what a great game to play in the Fall. It really does capture that feeling perfectly. One of my favorite indie games

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    2. acasto

      acasto

      I'd definitely give it a go. The gameplay falls more in line with visual novels but interspersed with minigames. The art is simple but effective, and the music is so relaxing. The story is very engaging and hits home a lot about real life, which I am all for. Now I don't know how into trophies you are but it has a few obnoxious ones. Primarily the one where you have to get all the journal drawings which requires like 4 playthroughs. But that has no effect on how enjoyable a game is to me. Night in the Woods is worth the $20 all the way.

    3. The Shopkeeper

      The Shopkeeper

      Thanks for the explanation.

       

      I'm not really into visual novels but mostly because it's literally just text with pictures (if the only thing I wanted to do is read, I'd prefer to pick up a book or a comic book) but I'm not against games with just light gameplay and lots of talking. I just came out of the Banner Saga trilogy, which is half tactical RPG, half dialogue trees, I love the old point and click games which are dialogue trees combined with puzzles and I've really enjoyed other games that are light on gameplay like The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Firewatch, Oxenfree...

       

      I don't really care about trophies. I'll try to go for a completion if I like a game enough and if the grind isn't too bad (Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Rayman Legends are my main projecta now, I did The Witness, The Crew 2 and Death Squared recently) but if trophies are too much of a bother then I have no problems with leaving a trophy list unfinished. What I've done with many games is do one blind playthrough, mess a bit with easy to get trophies afterwards, then come back after a year or two for another guided playthrough for the rest of the trophies. 

       

      I also have a Switch and I've bought several games available on both Switch and PS4 for the Switch instead, ignoring trophies for the portability that the Switch offers (and in case of stuff like Shovel Knight, Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon, Axiom Verge and others I prefer to have bit-graphics on a portable screen so the graphics bother me less). Night In The Woods is €24 on PS4 here (cheapest sale €15) and it's €19 on Switch (no sale yet, but it also released a year later). I'm probably buying the game during the first sale it has, and I'll only be waiting for a sale because I have enough other games in my backlog.

    4. The Shopkeeper

      The Shopkeeper

      Well... There it is. Night In The Woods is on sale again. About 40%off on both platforms, making it €14,50 on PS4 and €11,40 on Switch. Guess I'm buying it now.