Muff, July 23, 2011
Posted September 8
#902 Toon War
Dark Cloud (PS4)
I actually had a really good time with this one. It always scratched me the wrong way that I couldn't manage to beat it like 20 years ago, redemption is here!
Disney Pixar's Brave (PS3)
I thought I'd nab this quick and easy game from PS-Now, and I actually had some fun with it, the endgame grind for $$$ was not particulary vicious either.
Posted September 8
Platinum 116 My Hero One's Justice 2
How did I tackle this mode? Simple. By using the character I was the most comfortable with, which was Endeavor. He may not be the most liked character in the series, but there's no denying that his moveset is pretty cool. For example, his and Quirk specials (flamethrower and fire balls, respectively) are very useful. The former one slows the opponent if they're performing an unblockable attack and also deals good damage, while the latter one stuns them if they're dashing. Not to mention, there are times when the opponent takes more damage against melee, but they take less damage from Quirks. That's where he comes in handy. I'm sure it works with any other character, but I didn't test this.
I also have to give a special unhonorable mention about one thing: the Collector's Edition (shown below) just sucks which I bought on a fair price. The figurine and the steelbook were good, but everything else wasn't. I also have to dislike how oversized the box is. Cyberpunk 2077 was also large sized, but at least it was more reasonable and had better stuff.
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#487 - Bloodborne
11-11: Memories Retold
Platinum 128: Hades
Heard good things about it since it was released and it lived up to the expectations. Very addictive gameplay that always made me want to go back for one more run and tied that into the story well. God mode does make the platinum a bit easier but even then, it's still challenging due to the randomness of runs. Thoroughly recommend.
Never did get used to the bow weapon, mind. Once I unlocked the Twin Fists, there was no looking back.
..my first PS5 plat..... bit of a grind, well 32 seconds is a bit .... 🤔
Posted September 9
#310 - 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Acquired all trophies!
Time: 2 days, 8 hours (27 hours 50 minutes 51 seconds, according to the Autosave)
#311 - Kawaii Deathu Desu (PS4)
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Time: 5 hours, 48 minutes
Posted September 9
#400: Pumpkin Jack
A pretty cool game! It plays like an indie version of the game medievil. Took me 4 hours and half of it was looking for collectibles. I had fun but there’s one section in a forest involving a maze and I highly recommend just using a guide. It’s brutal and every wrong turn is an automatic death. Other than that it was a fun time.
ZOMBIE DRIVER: Inmortal Edition
Dificulty: 1/10 (Personal)
Would I Recommend it: Only on a sale and if you like these types of games.
This game is like an arcade game and if you like the genre and this types of experiences it can be fun to play it every often until you doit all for the platinium.
#903 & 904 PS4 & PS5 versions of GLO
Difficulty: Multiplayer frustration/10
Drive girls acts like it wants to be Senran Kagura but what you get is a multi car pile up composed of frustrating difficulty, controls that aren't responsive at times, enemies that juggle you infinitely due to there being no invincibility frames when getting up from being knocked down, a forgettable story, and a Multiplayer difficulty that is made easier once you do complete the multiplayer. (Shout out to @SnowxSakura for actually going through this trash heap and helped me with the Multiplayer)
My best advice is just to avoid this game, it's not fun at all. And if you don't have help in the Multiplayer, you're in for a frustrating time. The only good thing that can be said about this game is that it runs smooth as butter. I never noticed a framerate drop regardless of how much action was going on.
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Great game, highly recommended! A few duds to stumble through, but overall it's an incredible value, and I really enjoyed the majority of my experience with this collection. I plan on revisiting it soon to do complete playthroughs of the Streets of Rage trilogy, both Ecco's, most of the Sonic titles, the Golden Axe trilogy, and Kid Chameleon.
Life Is Strange 2
All Roads TraveledUnlock all Life is Strange 2 trophies.
Time: 8 hours
I was a massive fan of Life Is Strange 1 and Before The Storm when they came out, and I was even excited for this game when it came out. But for some reason, when we got closer to the release date I lost interest, I kinda regret that. The main characters Sean and Daniel didn't interest me when the game came out. But of course a while ago, True Colors got announced to come out tomorrow. So I finally bit the bullet and went for it, so here are my thoughts.
At first I did not like the siblings, I thought that Sean was moaning way too much and Daniel was a brat. But I will always give people a chance to get used to. And after some ups and downs, I really started to like the Diaz brothers.
The music was beautiful, music is always an important part for me, so having a great soundtrack like this makes me happy.
The sidecharacters had their good and not so good (looking at you Lisbeth) but overal it had a good cast, with even a surprise character from the first game.
The locations were amazing, I love the roadtrip vibes in games, they're nice.
So yeah, with many ups and some downs I had and some downs, I had a fantastic time with the game! And I got an A-mail saying that Life Is Strange True Colors is on its way!
The collectibles were nice, not as fun as in the first game, but still a lot of fun to collect.
And as always, here's my platinum screenshot, not a great screenshot but I am cool with that:
Now it's time to continue with my NEO The World Ends With You platinum.
Time to Platinum: 45 hours
Bring Out The Big Guns - Get 50 kills with siege weapons
Seeing Red - Achieve 2 kills in a row without dying while under 25 health
Potentially the most fun i have had in a game this year. Never played the first but had heard of it so when the beta came around i thought i would give it a gander and was honestly addicted. The game is far from perfect and ill admit since i platted it my game time has gone down but it is ridiculously fun and there are not many games i continue to play after the platinum. Chivalry 2 walks a fine line between being overly gritty and realistic and down right ridiculous. Something to be said for hitting a knight, who has been launched through the air by a catapult, with a ballista bolt and pinning him against a wall. Coming out of an intense 3 vs 1 as the sole victor. Prancing around like Legolas hitting mad bow shots left and right. Just a shame that the developers seem to be making a bit of a mess of a game and its impossible to play with friends. Seems to have stolen a lot of the games thunder.
In terms of the platinum, it is a bit grindy but nothing too out there and a fair few of the trophies are fairly imaginative and entertaining. The 50 kills in one game trophy was probably the hardest to accomplish but i quite enjoyed how it made me improve and really think about how i engaged in combat. The worst was Seeing Red simply because i did the requirements multiple times and it never popped and i honestly thought it was glitched and i would be cheated from another platinum.
For gameplay and the platinum i would recommend this to anyone, my only concern is that the current issues with the game seems to be killing the playerbase and while bot lobbies make the plat somewhat easier, they make the game way less fun.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Personal Difficulty: 3/10
Time to Platinum: 21 hours
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was a great entry to the Ratchet & Clank series after the last mainline game on PS3 (Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus) and really shows off a lot of the unique features that the PS5 and Dualsense controller have! Having the weapons have different effects depending on weather you pull the R2 button half way or all the way was a great design choice and the game runs pretty much flawlessly. I played on Performance Ray-Tracing mode. The story could have been a little bit better but overall I enjoyed it and it fits kind of the child-like story with some adult humor thrown in that the series is know for; especially in the older games subtitles (Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, Size Matters, Quest for Booty, etc.). I also love the addition of Rivet and hope she becomes another recurring character!
Overall I really recommend this game and going for the platinum as it is rather easy. You basically just need to beat the game and get to the first weapons vendor in NG+ (Challenge Mode). I had to grind for the hidden teddy bears which kind of sucked because you don't get anything in-game for finding them all but the other trophies came pretty naturally to me besides one with the shield weapon but that was easy to grind out. Please check out this game if you have a PS5 and the rest of the series as well!
#231 - Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
My latest PS Now platinum. I only got the PS4 plat a few months ago, but I didn't mind revisiting the game at all - it really is that good. And I wasn't even sure I could get the plat a second time, considering I'd only just managed to beat the final combat challenge on PS4. But no, it was a lot easier this time around. Although funnily enough, there was some kind of connection error when I completed the hardest challenge - the game couldn't connect to the leaderboards, and my data didn't save, so I ended up having to do it twice.
It's been said that the PS4 version of Arkham Asylum ruins the aesthetic of the original game. I can't really say I agree. In fact, I noticed virtually no differences between PS3 and PS4. PS3 version has a slightly lower resolution, and slightly faster load times, and that's about it. Maybe the PS4 version is slightly darker too, or slightly lighter, I can't remember - which tells me it doesn't really matter much either way.
Anyway, this will probably be my last Batman plat. I'd like to plat City too, but the sheer amount of collectibles is rather overwhelming (and maybe a little convoluted too), plus I hear the challenges are a real step up from Asylum. Still, I never thought I'd plat Asylum either, so we'll see.
#569 - Atari Flashback Classics (Vita)
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2 words: Xari Arena.
Sure, you can regularly back up your save and pause/unpause the game to make it easier and less intense, but completing all 32 waves in Xari Arena was still a decent challenge. The CPU partner was hit or miss, sometimes playing well but other times not. You can usually tell how well it will play within the first few seconds of a wave, although sometimes it will still mess up later on in a wave. I found that it handles the waves where the fireballs have curved trajectories the best. So yeah, it depends on your luck with it.
Everything else was a lot easier and quicker. I'd definitely like to play the 3 volumes on PS4. The platinums there sound more challenging, and it'd be nice to have at least one of them as a milestone!
#570 - Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
No More Worlds to Conquer
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Although a very short game, it was still fairly enjoyable, and the platinum provides a decent challenge with some luck involved for a couple of the trophies. With the absence of any trophies tied to the online multiplayer, the platinum focuses on the remaining 3 modes of the game:
1) Time Trials:
Trophy guides recommend doing the Time Trials first since they serve as a tutorial. Well, it's mostly the first Time Trial, as the others barely add anything to the mix. The required times for the 3 stars are tricky, but the Time Trials themselves are very short (under a minute each). Memorization of the target spawns and a little practice were enough to nail them relatively quickly. All in all, it took me about an hour to get them all done.
This mode serves as the campaign and has the 3 hardest trophies of the game:
- Double Down took me a couple of hours to get. One of the double kills (the very first one) is pretty much a freebie as you can take your time a little to line up your shot, but the rest? Let's just say that you gotta shoot at the right time and hope you get a double kill out of it, as sometimes only one of the enemies dies from the shot.
- Pure as the Driven Snow took me an hour to do without the glitch. The first few areas don't have many enemies, while the last two have a bunch of them. Thankfully, there's a good amount of cover there, as well as a crossbow with explosive arrows and an RPG (in addition to your existing grenades) that allow you to get a few potential multikills and make things a bit easier.
- Blood and Guts requires you to complete each mission on the hardest difficulty (Veteran). You need to go through it slowly and carefully, as you die within a few shots, your aim gets messed up when you get shot, several sections have many enemies, and there are no checkpoints. However, there are a few things that ease the challenge like missions being very short (10 minutes max each), snap-aim still being present, the occasionally derpy AI that just stands/crouches there sometimes and makes for EZPZ kills, and the complete lack of infinite enemy spawns and grenade throws.
A survival-based mode, Hostiles offers 5 maps that you need to get 3 stars on, which happens when you reach the specified number of kills for each map (150, 200, or 250). There's no in-game counter, but you can tell when to stop by completing a certain number of rounds (11, 15, and 18 respectively), with one or two more just to be sure. It wasn't difficult, especially since most maps have a good area where you can camp. Moreover, if you just stay at the camping spot, any enemies that spawn don't follow you there unless you exit that area and run around for a bit, and even then they only do so a few at a time, which makes things a lot easier. Derpy AI strikes again!
TL;DR: Decent Vita FPS in spite of several flaws, challenging and occasionally luck-based platinum.
Platinum # 127 Tormented Souls - Unlock all trophies
If you like the old school survival horror games, you're gonna love this game, don't expect graphics like
Resident Evil Village, but still it's a great game. Totally recommended.
#905 Shinobi Koi Utsutsu Banka Aya Emaki
#561 - The Innsmouth Case
Not sure what to think of this game. Kind of expected something different. Therefore only a passable experience, also a bit steep considering it has no VO and limited animations.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Conqueror of the Hinterlands
Unlock all trophies for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
My personal top 5 time-consuming monsters to get crowns:
5. Black Diablos (from World)
4. Blackveil Vaal Hazak
3. Scarred Yian Garuga
2. Ruiner Nergigante
1. Lunastra (even get her research points was tough)
Posted September 10
#906 PS5 version of Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic!
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