Muff, July 23, 2011
Posted December 29, 2018
Platinum #52 - Grid 2:
#14 - Demetrios
Atelier Totori DX
#56 Borderland Defender Round Two -- Borderlands 2
Yet another great Borderlands game. I was surprised to see how active people are with this game still. When I was doing all the normal raids, I constantly had people joining. It was a nice surprise and def helped out with the harder raids/quests. I don't think I can recommend playing TPS before this one. I really missed double jump and the ground slam from TPS. :[
Plus, now that I know it was the vault hunters that fucked Jack over to make him go more crazy, I sympathized with him so much. I kept wanting to be like "Jack! Stop this! I'm on your side now!" lol.
The game play was fun, as it always is. There were a few rng trophies that were annoying, but overall it wasn't that hard. Very excited for the prospect of BL3.
Tiny Tina's DLC Rating: 10/10
Jack n Jill dx
Ephemeral Fantasy on Dark
A super easy platinum, 1/10 difficulty. The game was super short but it was originally a mobile game, and pretty much just 3 endings per character so there was no need to use a walkthrough. The characters were interesting and the story focused solely on the romance and relationship without an additional plot like games such as code realize or collar x malice. But the main character was a really dumb and ditzy girl which was a bit annoying at times, especially when things were common sense or blatantly obvious. It is a good game for someone who is new to the otome genre as it's easy, only one bad end per character and pretty much short, simple and "pain free". No annoying mini games either.
Posted December 30, 2018
This game has a very interesting way of telling the story, its like a VN/RPG hybrid with some great music. The only downsides are the length (it's very short) and the price (though it's on sale right now, it's still expensive for what it is).
: King of Liberty City.
To be finally done with this atrocity of a game, this new #1 on my worst game I have ever played list, gives me the strongest feeling of relief imaginable. No other game made me rage and question why I even torture myself going for trophies like this one. And torture it was, for this game is so bad in every sense and barely functional that it can be hazardous to ones health. Not kidding, I felt physically ill many times playing it, I felt like losing my mind during some of the absurd displays, something I have never experienced before and only ever heard of from people who played games like Super Man 64 for extended periods of time. I would rather play a game like Ride To Hell for 20 hours and rip off one of my nails for every hour than to touch GTA 3 ever again. I have no idea how anyone with taste and common sense can see this game in a positive light, nostalgia can't be that strong because even at release ten year old me would have thrown that thing in the next Gamestop employees face back in the day.
With this thing out of the way, I feel so damaged and disgusted by it that I will have to take a break from playing playstation alltogether for a few weeks at least. I will have to think about my approach to games, If i even want to keep going for completion or even trophies anymore. If I decide to keep going I will play a nice game to wash this experience off of me, because I really need a fun experience at this point. I got Nioh and Monster Hunter World for christmas, I am certain that both will be great games but I really don't feel like playing anything right now. Stay away from GTA 3 guys, learn from my mistake.
Collect all possible in-game trophies.
Bought this months ago, finally played it! 😁
Posted December 30, 2018
Platinum #57: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
While a short game, this entry in the Wolfenstein series was pretty good in my opinion. The gun combat felt very fluid and the chapter/level design was really well done I think. As for the platinum, it is a little more on the difficult side in my opinion primarily due to the Gold Medal challenges. While those can get frustrating at times, the rest of the game's trophies aren't really that difficult.
Platinum Difficulty: 5/10
Time to Platinum: ~20 Hours
Game Enjoyment: 8/10
~*Platinum Trophy #66*~
Man of Steal
The True Master Thief
SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS #137
The Horned Boy
Never played the original so playing this for the first time blew me away! Always fun to replay it for some trophies, such a beautiful game.
#106 - Demon Gaze II Global Edition
#293 - Batman
With the collapse of Telltale (rip ) I decided to go ahead and get Batman S2 before it got delisted - it got a pretty big price cut which was a bit worrying. And then I realized, despite playing this early this year when it was on PS+, I actually didn't remember anything that happened other than some very vague details, so I decided I'd redo this as a refresher before going into the sequel. Sure, I could've just replayed the PS4 version I already own, but this was cheap enough that I didn't mind paying extra to redo the trophies (I also noticed that I own almost every Batman game in general, missing only the Batman Arkham Blackgate stack, a LEGO Batman 3 stack, and all the DC Super Villains stacks... And DCUO if you count that but that's impossible now) so I figured this'd just get me one step closer to completing that.
I still really like the investigation puzzle sections but they're way too easy and I hope sequel fixes that and makes it harder. This is another one of those Telltale games where it felt like literally no choices mattered, like Game of Thrones, so I hope they fix that too. I expect neither of these things to be changed but oh well. I didn't really see anything in this game that'd could be a big part of the sequel, outside of the introduction of the characters obviously, so maybe this was a big waste of time, but we'll see. It's a shame we'll never get a third series.
#232 - Detroit: Become Human
Collected all trophies!
I have mixed feelings about this game. I can confidently say this is the best title Quantic Dream and David Cage have ever released, but I'm not exactly their biggest fan, so that in of itself isn't glowing praise. I do usually enjoy the stuff they put out but a lot of that is for the "wrong" reasons (laughing at how silly it is). I find their games are usually overrated and Detroit is no exception, although I do consider it a decent game at the very least. By far the best part of Detroit were the Connor and Hank sections - I genuinely thought these were great and I love their interactions with each other. The Markus sections were fine but nothing remarkable. What really dragged this game's enjoyment down for me were the Kara sections. Fist of all, they try way too hard to make you like and sympathise with Alice (the little girl) but it feels way too forced. There were also a lot of moments that left me thinking "WTF!?", most notably the stupid and totally unnecessary "plot twist" that's revealed towards the end of the game. It added nothing and if anything it actually took away from the experience. This game also made some ham-fisted comparisons to slavery and even the holocaust - it was actually pretty hilarious.
I enjoyed my first playthrough well enough, but getting the platinum in these Quantic Dream games are always a pain in the ass since you can't skip cutscenes. You also start noticing more flaws and the way the game handles choices on repeat playthroughs, so the "magic" wears off by then. The game was fine but I'm glad to have it done.
# Gnasty's Demise
Sigi - A Fart for Melusina Platinum
Platinum #40 (and trophy #5000):
Star Ocean Till the End of Time
Unlock all trophies.
One of my favorite games on the Ps2. When this was announced as a Ps2 on Ps4 classic, I was elated. The only thing that would have made it better is if there wasn't so many crashes.
But still, overall it was so much fun playing this game again.
Posted December 31, 2018
Platinum difficulty 2/10
Platinum time - 12:02
Really enjoyed Ripto's Rage. This felt a bit easier than Spyro 1. The flight levels weren't as time restrictive than the previous games or maybe I just got used to the controls more. It was nice to see the addition of new skills like swimming and the headbash. The boss battles were really fun, especially facing Ripto. Trophy clean up is much easier when you collect everything as you get unlimited Super Flame.
Now onto Year of the Dragon!
Posted December 31, 2018
#51: Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
Overall a very good game with very satisfying combat. The story is a bit Cliche' but personally I loved it (and this is my second playthrough)
Focussing on the story and leaving a lot of the Cop Job / Roland Missions and Car collection missions made the last few hours feel a bit grindy, but overall not too taxxing.
A great pickup and relatively stress free platinum.
And now the road to my next 50 platinum' begins!
#102 - Darksiders (Warmastered Edition)
Loving being on holidays so I finally get to play some of my backlog! I'd always been intrigued by the Darksiders series since it came out (about 8 years ago now, I believe), but - for some reason or other - never got around to playing it. I'm glad I finally did though; the world, story and characters were more interesting than I expected. Otherwise, despite the Remastered Edition looking pretty and running well, the gameplay itself does start to show its age somewhat. While remaining fun with new moves and items throughout, the combat overall felt a bit clunky; having the dodge + block + some running / special moves on the same button was frustrating more often than not. Some of the key items / pieces of gear were fun, but generally they were either underpowered or under-utilised. Some areas were also uninspired.
That said, I did very much enjoy this game overall! There were some really cool set-piece moments and cutscenes, and I loved the voice acting and music. Sometimes it was a bit too epic for its own good (do I really need a heavy orchestral piece when fighting a single fish???), but generally I was very impressed. Dungeons and bosses were also actually pretty good here too; the Zelda vibe definitely revealed itself here (as did using the key items from that dungeon for that boss). Similarly, the rest of the game felt very God of War-like; types of weapons, moves, health/'magic' collectibles, 'rage' meter, etc. Not to say that's a bad thing - it's done really well here - but I've played those games to death and, again, the gameplay isn't necessarily the most solid when played these days.
Trophy-wise, there's nothing too crazy here. A first play through on 'Apocalyptic' is definitely possible; there were only one or two early-mid game fights where I required a few attempts. Once you get some certain powers and items though (Affliction OP), you'll have much less issue. Alternatively, you can play through on an easier difficulty, and make use of the 'abyssal armour' (super strong armour from the late game) which will make your 2nd playthrough much easier; some of the enemies can hit hard! The few missable trophies are all quite straight forward, but I'd recommend having a look beforehand and being sure to make a save before those segments. Spoilers aren't really an issue when it comes to these segments (and I'm very keen to avoid spoilers generally), but playing through a big chunk of the game again could be frustrating if you miss them. Finally, there are a few final grinds trophies; involving the weapon levelling (depending how you play) and a certain horse-riding marathon. Nothing a few baby-spider-killing, horse-rider-murdering, and rubber-band-controllering won't fix
Overall, a good game with a really cool premise, but nothing particularly impressive when played today. Am I glad I played it? Sure. Will I play the others in the series? Most certainly. Just don't expect a modern masterpiece, and you'll have fun here.
Game rating: 7.5/10
Plat difficulty: 2.5/10
The Long Walk Collect all Trophies
And that’s a wrap! -for 2018 anyway
Got this free for pre-ordering the Final Season. You’re going to take a cut in trophies doing the collection rather than each season separately, but the originals might not be available any longer so this is as good as it gets. I like to do other things while playing all this one last time, so it worked just fine for me. I enjoyed ending the year with it.
#26 Yakuza: Dead Souls
My final Platinum for this year, 2018, and likely my last PS3 game I'll ever platinum.
I can't say much about this series since I haven't played any of the other games...Yet! If you played any of the Yakuza games you have more knowledge than me, this game takes place in Japan in a place called Kamurocho (This is based on a real location called Kabukichō). This game is a spin-off game taking place after Yakuza 4 in an alternative world. So any and all events in this game is never mentioned again in Yakuza 5. So if you played the other games you can get an idea of what the characters are going to be like. For those who played the series you will see familiar characters such as Akiyama the owner of Sky Fiance (Not sure If I'm right), Majima (Many people's favorite character and known as the Mad Dog), Ryuji ( Can't say much without spoiling Yakuza 2) and Kiryu, the main protagonist of the Yakuza Series. These four will go though struggles in their world as Kamurocho is attacked by Zombies! Before I go any further I must say this, Yakuza is a beat em up game about the underworld side (Yakuza) of Japan. Enemies are usually other humans but since this is a spin-off game the enemies are the undead. I can't say much without spoiling so let's get into the gameplay.
Gameplay wise , It is much different from the actual series as you mostly fight enemies with your fist. In this game you will be using guns! You got your standard weapons for this game such as pistols and shotguns.There are more weapons to use and you can upgrade them at a certain time in the story. Since the enemies are zombies that means there are going to be variants of them. Some Annoying and some easy to take down. There are optional sub-stories that you can complete to gain experience points, money or even items to help you during the game. Now, It's not a Yakuza game if you don't have the following....mini games to distract you . Some games like fishing, bowling, golf, batting and much more. You can easily get distracted by these but they are really fun. Now then the difficulty.... The game can be easy in the lower difficulties but brutal in the highest difficulty. When you beat a game you can make a save file for the clear data and if you load that file when you choose Premium new game you get to start the game over with all the items you gathered in that file....except the hardest difficulty called Dead Souls.You cannot start a new game plus from for the difficulty so You will start from level one again and the enemies are more aggressive, damage more, take more damage and will surround you quickly. I would recommend doing all the substories to get every reward as some offer items that you can equip to get more defense. Trust me when I say this.... YOU WILL NEED IT at a certain point in the game. There are also QTE's which go faster in each difficulty. Dead souls qte's to me are 1 or 1.5 seconds reactions so good luck with that.
The last thing I want to talk about are the trophies. They're pretty straightforward but some of them are grind fests such as reach level 99. Other than that they are easy but time consuming.
I know many people who played this series will say skip this because it is the lowest of the series but give It a try and you'll probably see that this game isn't really that bad. Sure the gun's only aspect might be the cause of that but it is still a yakuza game with hilarious moments and charming characters. All I can say is give it a try.
Difficulty: 4/10 (Based on Normal mode) , 7/10 (Based on Dead Souls Mode which really needs you to be at your best)
4 Goddesses Online Master Proof you finished playing 4 Goddesses Online. Thank you for playing this far!
Playtime: 24:03:32 (5 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes)
This was pretty easy, it's one of those games where you could actually get the plat accidentally without knowing it. 😅 Real fun though, think SAO but with Neptunia characters (I lost count how many times SAO was referenced in this game). The only downside is that the only playable characters are the 4 main Goddesses & their sisters (no Plutia, IF, etc... most of them are in the game, but they're just shop keepers). 😢
I used the same party the entire game (except when I reached post-game & started switching people around to learn all their skills), my main was Noire, then Uni, Ram, & Blanc... Noire really kicked ass the way I had her set up too. The 3 main gems I used were the one that increases ATK by 80% (& decreases DEF by the same amount), increases ATK the higher your combo is, & HP regen, with those I rarely had any problems (once I managed to guard-break a boss, that was pretty much it).
& just so I have something else to post, here's my end-game records & such.
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