Muff, July 23, 2011
Posted July 3
99 via Brawlhalla
Posted July 4
PLATINUM #150 - THE SIMS 4
Difficulty: 2/10 | Platinum enjoyment: 8/10 | Game enjoyment: 9/10 | Plat tier: VERY RARE
Somebody may wonder why I put such a casual title in milestone place. The answer is simple - I'm a diehard fan of The Sims 1, playing s**t out of first game in my childhood when I didn't even know what I'm doing. The Sims 4 was my second main game from The Sims franchise however, so my opinion may be far from ideal. There's a lot of mixed opinion about the game, but I cannot relate to them mostly except controls, which are frustrating at times because it's not a game designed for console initially, and terrible loading times (even in-game, it takes a few second to open your damn inventory). But gameplay was amazing like it was in first title.
Although I had a good several years long break between TS1 and TS4, I immediately knew TS4 is the game I'll spend few next months after a few hours spent. Yes, I was even aware of Gallery which is practically a legal savestate download zone, but I still decided to unlock 98% of trophies in fair way (2% is the bronze infamous "Triple play" trophy, but looking back, I still would love to have a reason to play the game more, so I kinda regret I unlocked it with Gallery help). Not only that, but I decided to do every trophy one by one, in most relaxing way (made one Sim who learned every possible skill and reached max level in every relevant career track instead of playing 8 Sims at one time... Then he has been devoured by cowplant. Poor guy. Playing as one Sim started to become boring after some time though, so I had to give him a company and then one Sim went to work, and 7 Sims was rocking the house).
I'd not be surprised if my playtime exceeded 200 hours, even if platinum is doable in 30 hours, fair way with good management. This is how I loved this game and how I want to play it as long as possible. Unfortunately, EA is known for their greed, and they don't offer DLC for cheap. If I could get some kind of Season Pass for full price of the game ($60), I'd go for it. For now, getting all DLC without discount costs about $600 bought separately. So no, thanks. Good job EA, you lost a potential customer. And thank God EA don't see trophy hunters as potential cash cow(plant)s and haven't put any trophies locked behind DLC content.
i was just grinding on survival in the multiverse with my Catwoman & after a random fight in the rewards was the cat call ability. Was actually kind of startling for a second
#176th The Last of Us Part ll.
l still have no idea if l liked this or not. I guess that was also a different experience
Every Last One of Them
Collect all trophies
I gotta say, I enjoy the gameplay, it's brutal and fun. I love the graphics, environment and details.
But the story, pacing, new characters and the ending is not gonna win any awards to me.
Isn't this the best thing in this game?
Posted July 4
Platinum #114 - Tearaway
Perfectionist, 22.12% Rarity
Difficulty - 4.5/10, Time Spent - ~15 Hours , Enjoyment 7.5/10
Tearaway tells the story of either Iota or Atoi (you get to pick which one you play) attempting to deliver a message to the You that has suddenly appeared watching over the land from the sun. The papercraft character will battle scraps, make friends with squirrels, talk to trees, and ride pigs in this grand adventure.
The first thing you must know about Tearaway is that it makes use of every single gimmick the Vita has to offer. It uses the touch screen to have you manipulate the scenery; it uses the back touchpad to allow you to "push through" into the game world to manipulate the level or kill some enermies, it also uses the back touchpad to allow you to "bounce" on certain parts of the ground; it utilizes the gyro very late in the game to have you tilt platforms back and forth; it regularly utilizes the front and the back cameras as the You is literally you, the player, and your face will regularly appeare in the sun from captured images; it uses the microphones to record sounds that will play randomly in some levels... I think that's all (could quite very well be forgetting some mechanic as there are a lot of neat things going on). And the great thing about the use of these mechanics is that they're all done fairly well. The only thing I might complain about is the back touchpad mechanics... not sure if my touchpad is just super scratched up or what, but the game didn't register some of the movements as well as I would have liked.
The style of the game is also very fun. Everything looks like it's made out of paper, and there's actually a collectible in the game (papercrafts) that you can upload to the website www.tearaway.me to be able to origami them into various objects. Quite fun!
Speaking of collectibles, that's a big bulk of the trophies. There's several different types: scraps (the enemies in the game-- you have to defeat each one), presents (collectibles which take you off the main path to find), things to do (very easy side quests), papercrafts (things you have to take pictures of), and confetti (basically little waymarkers that line the main path). None of these collectibles are too difficult to find... you may have to use chapter select in order to get a couple of them that you missed the first time around, but levels are pretty short so they're not too difficult to replay. Other trophies are for taking pictures of some unique things, like feeding the squirrels or watching a gopher ride an elk. The most difficult trophies in the game are definitely the no death runs for three of the most complicated levels; however, even these can be gotten without too much trouble (I probably averaged 10 tries per level).
Overall, I think Tearaway is a great experience that everyone should try!
Plat 144 - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
This plat is a Decorated Agent award for what I thought was a fun and intense game. I definitely recommend it and would really like another game for the series to come out now. If you go for this, I do recommend doing the online first as that's been down before and who knows how long it'll last for this time.
Saints Row 4 Remastered Platinum #125
Trophy Success 100%.
Saints Row 4 Remastered was a fast pace and fun game to platinum. Maintain all DLC trophies before obtaining the platinum. Didn't had no problem with all 66 Challenges, it was quick and manage got halfway before I rescue Johnny Gat in Zinyak's Ship. Personal favourite powerup was Buff and element effect was money and that's how I got and made farm money and upgrade all weapons very quick because most of em are part of it relating to the trophies. The only downside trophy was the 40 hour fucking gold trophy. It was annoying and had to wait it off until 40 hours was up. But hey in the end I got the trophy and that's all it matters and i'm happy I achieved the platinum.
#310: Ultimate Sweet
#311: Descendants of Legend
Platinum # 15 : Saint Row : Gat out of Hell
PD: now my next one Is a Senran Kagura game 🙂
The Demon Rush: Legends Corrupt
Definitely a much better execution of the plot in terms of the dialogue.
#97 - My Friend Pedro
ONE OF THE MOST FUN GAMES YOU CAN PLAY!! Game is really similar to Max Payne and Hotline Miami!! Game is creative from the start! Kill enemies in any way how you feel! Build up your combos by killing your enemies along with FOCUS, which allows you to slow time while also keeping the combo multiplier up! You must attain an S Rank on every level, some are more challenging than others, but the experience and adrenaline rush I got from this was worth it!
Jak and Daxter : The Precursor Legacy
Top of the HeapYou have mastered the game and collected all there is to collect!
I believe this is the first game that I have platted individually across all 3 current PS systems, all 3 years apart from each other, which is weird.
All in all, I never really get tired or bored of this game, especially spaced apart. It's just a nice way to chill out with a fun platformer for a few hours each day and it doesn't overstay it's welcome either. Nothing too difficult and somehow, I still remember many areas and what to do even years later.
Also, the fact that it was on PS4 was negligible, there were no discernible differences or improvements from the original PS2 version, the PS3 version or the Vita version that I could see whilst playing.
But for £12 for all 4 entries in the Jak series, yeah, I couldn't say no really, particularly as I've never played Jak X before.
Big fan of MMA and this was the first UFC game that i've played, really enjoyed the career mode, the reach lvl150 trophy was a damn grind which is why i gave it 8/10 difficulty. Will definitely get UFC 4 when it's released.
It was my second Far Cry experience and I believe I've enjoyed it more than FC5. The DLCs are pretty good too! I wouldn't mind if all the collectibles were necessary, instead of only a percentage of them. I'd reduce a point from difficulty and increase a point to the enjoyment, if the online lobbies were populated and people were more willing to conquer outposts when playing co-op.
#56 - The Bard's Tale
I got this game as part of a $1 indie Humble Bundle, which also included two other games (Grim Fandango, which is the game I wanted, and InnerSpace). Considering I only paid 33-and-one-third cents for this game, it's difficult for me to criticize it too harshly. It's... fine. It's a mostly vanilla experience, certainly nothing spectacular, but it's not awful either. It's meh.
This is a remastered PS2-era game, and it definitely looks and plays like a PS2 game. For anybody who played Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, this game plays exactly the same way (The Bard's Tale uses the Dark Alliance engine). I also played Dark Alliance back on the PS2, but didn't find it to be very engaging and never finished the game. This game is better, if only slightly; the game's humor and voice acting set it apart. They somehow got Cary Elwes to voice the bard for this game, and some fourth-wall breaking humor keeps the game interesting. A lot of the humor has aged quite poorly, but there are still some funny moments.
The game has several built in cheats which can be turned on and off at any time, and they don't negate the trophies. These cheats include invincibility and super-max damage. I turned these cheats on about two-thirds of the way through my playthough because I was ready for the game to be done already.
Platinum #74 The Long Walk
Sorry I waited so long to play this, loved it. So many great characters, enjoyed each season for different reasons but Season 1 will always be my favorite. Great game!
#329 - Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood
Collect all trophies
One of the best PSVR games I've played. Unlike the original game, this one is a rail shooter. And having a Move controller in each hand while blasting through enemies made the experience a lot more satisfying.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Just shy of 95 hours to platinum. Hardest trophy for me was Ultimate Weapon and it probably took me atleast 50-60 attempts before I did it. Hard wasn't that hard but for sure challenging. Alot replaying of parts that after multiple times was no longer enjoyable. Mini-game trophies I didn't find very difficult but others disagree. Easily lost 5-10 hours due to inefficient game route decisions but that's my fault on second playthrough. First playthrough took 40 hours. I have to the say, the battle system is quite good but after you get used to it and know how to play well. It's all about materia setup and micro managing all your characters. Abuse enemy AI agro with a good materia setup and equipment and you'll win and of course good ATB decision making. High level players don't need or ever will block but I have to say, blocking with certain paired materia is very underrated. Looking forward to the next chapters, 8/10 for me at best.
Posted July 5
Platinum #206 ~ Grass Cutter (PS4)
Grass Cutter Platinum
Good job! Completed all tasks!
Honestly not a bad game. It was pretty easy and honestly decently fun, the only bit that was even mildly troubling for more than 30 seconds was the 16th level. I couldn't see that you had to push the box on to the button at the right side to lower the blockades. Probably takes 45m-1hr, mine says 6hrs because I started it then celebrated 4th of July for a while with family then came back and finished it. A little bit of a grind at the end for some miscellaneous trophies, but it should only take about ~10mins. A pretty fun / cute little game if I do say so myself.
Posted July 5
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Final Fantasy XV ~ The World Wanderer
I love RPGs. I like good stories, and memorable playthroughs. I can’t stress out how much I enjoyed this game and surely I’ll be still playing it further than the Platinum. Absolutely gorgeous, this game blew my mind.
Platinum #176 - Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen
Even though I already had very high expectations being a huge fan of the previous game, this game is just... absolutely perfect! Epic story with a nice mix of comedy/drama/romance, outstanding Japanese voice acting with fully voiced dialogue, absolutely amazing music, excellent cast of characters, great character design... I can't find words good enough to describe this masterpiece!
The platinum trophy is also a lot easier than Mask of Truth, since it doesn't have those luck based battle rewards. You basically get 100% battle rewards by destroying everything on the map, or for the training missions, clearing them 4 times each. I ended up buying the digital Vita version, since for some weird reason Amazon stealthily cancelled my PS4 pre-order. It's also much cheaper than the PS4 version ($53.49 instead of $79.99 CAD) and like the previous games, it runs great on Vita.
I took my sweet time enjoying this masterpiece to the fullest, but unfortunately the fun is now over I really hope AquaPlus will make more Utawarerumono games in the future, I can say without a doubt now that Utawarerumono is my #1 favorite video game series of all time! It will most likely take many years until I get the chance to play another game as epic as this.
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