Muff, July 23, 2011
Posted July 12
#1,327 PS5 version of Frogo
Posted July 12
I never want to play Puyo Puyo EVER again, other then that great game you should all play it.
# 454 Life is Strange 2
PLATINUM #86 - Fall Guys
PS5 Version, i am also placed fourth in first achievers, quite happy 😁
#64 - My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure (NA)
Top 10 fastest achievers (#9) for this one! This is another Outright Games collect-a-thon. If you've played the Paw Patrol titles then you should know what to expect from this game. It's basically those with a My Little Pony skin and a lack of the frustrations and glitches that plagued Paw Patrol: The Movie.
Also thanks @Mikachu9947 for sending your copy over to me so I didn't have to pay $40 for this shit 😂
#412 - Assassin's Creed Unity
Earn every Trophy.
So this is the first Assassin's Creed game I've touched in a decade. I got bored of the series after the release of the mediocre AC3, but more recently, I've had to urge to play one of these games again to see what I've missed. For my return to the series, I decided on Unity because I'd heard the game was pretty ambitious for its time and got a bad wrap because of its buggy launch. Some people seem to really love this game, but I don't see it tbh. I didn't really care for the setting or the characters, the combat and stealth mechanics are pretty basic, and the parkour is frustrating because your character will often do the opposite of what you want him to do. The one thing I'll give this game credit for though is the crowd density. I think there can be something like 12,000 NPCs on screen at the same time which is pretty impressive, and I guess it can look pretty at times too. At least when you're not subjected to the wonky-looking animations and the numerous bugs/glitches that is.
Mercifully, the platinum/100% is pretty easy. Each missions has optional objectives you must complete, but they're nowhere near as bad as some of ones in previous games. I only had some trouble with a couple of them overall. The game does have some online trophies, but these don't take very long. It's a good thing too because the co-op mode in this game is totally busted. Even for the short amount of time I played online, I encountered a lot of glitches and weird desync issues. It's a good thing that once you get the easy co-op trophies out of the way, you can complete the rest of the co-op missions by yourself. Much more stable that way. The worst part of this trophy list is the collectible hunting. Ubisoft really went overboard with the amount of shit you have to collect to the point where you need to filter them out so you can see the actual map underneath. It's incredibly tedious to get them all and I'm just glad it's over now.
So yeah, my return to this series wasn't as fun as I would have liked. I didn't hate the game, but I didn't love it either. Very mediocre which I've come to expect from Ubisoft in general. I'll probably try out Origins at some point to see if the RPG style of Assassin's Creed is more my style.
Continuing my trend of games I missed the boat on at their original launch, and probably should have stayed off the boat for, we have Crysis. It's pretty, and I know when it launched, it was essentially the definitive test of how state of the art your gaming PC was, but what else does it have going for it? In 2022 it's not the best looking game out (good, but surpassed by others). On Delta, it's more like playing Splinter Cell without a cover system than a traditional FPS. Try to fight 3 guys without surprise, or running and re-cloaking after each one? You're done. your armor is shredded, and you're dead. It has game design issues, such as having sprinting use the same energy pool as cloaking and armor, thus forcing even more frequent breaks to hide in the bushes and recharge your energy, and the most viable technique 90% of the time is to cloak and sneak past everyone. Tactically brilliant, but not much fun. I almost wish they hadn't patched the VTOL level back in, because that was one of the worst flight levels I have done, and almost certainly the absolute worst for a game that had you shoot while flying. The pacing was poor, with multiple areas where you'd kill the enemies then sit around with your finger up your nose until the game completed whatever scripted event it was doing, and at least in my copy, there were severe audio balancing issues from section to section, with overall volume and audio mix changing drastically within a single play session. I needed subtitles due to how inaudible the dialogue was at multiple points, and this has not been an issue in other titles or with my TV in General. Thankfully, it's a single playthrough plat, so total time spent on this clunker was a mercifully short 12 hrs or so.
Posted July 13
#1,328 PS4 version of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
#1,329 PS4 version of Rayland
#1,330 PS4 version of The Whiskey Story
#82 Sniper Elite 4 - 3.65% rarity
Absolutely loved this game, still have some DLC trophies to get and I'm going to enjoy every moment of that. My wife has been playing this co-op with me for the past few weeks and I think she's even more addicted to it than I am! Collectibles were a bit of a pain, but if you take your time and examine every bit of the maps, you can do them all pretty easily even without a guide.
Difficulty: Maybe 3/10? The only trophy I really found a bit tougher was the one for surviving 12 waves in a survival match. It wasn't that bad though. Maybe people will find the Authentic Hardcore playthrough tougher but as long as you're patient and understand bullet physics, you should be ok.
#164 - Risk of Rain 2
Time: 25 Hours
PSNP Rarity: 16.88%
PSN Rarity: 7.5%
Now when I tell you this game is awesome...... there is no denying that, actually its an understatement! This game came outta nowhere because my friends and I wanted to play a game together that was so chaotic and with a "power fest" of abilities to use! Then this game came up and found out it was a rogue-like 4 player co-op experience that was fun from the get go! All the characters are fun and the satisfaction of killing enemies in a fast paced makes the gameplay extremely fluid and responsive. Never had any bugs in the game, except for some menu lag but that's really about it. It is an indie game and definitely looks like one from an outsider approach. However the game excels in the gameplay, music and cooperation which is more than enough to satisfy anyone's needs in a co-op game.I am giving this a 10 mainly because I never got bored and there are so many characters/builds I still haven't tried! Not to mention the game has an addictive gameplay loop, where you keep playing for hours wthout having to stoop. But by then with the amount of items you obtained you basically become a god in the game! Althought the maps be similar every run, the items and characters you play with always make the game unique. The game imo is a timeless classic of a co-op game and knows what audiences it wants to deliver to.
I can't recommend this game enough! One of the most fun co-op experiences I've had along with Deep Rock Galactic!
Life Is Strange: Remastered
Unlock all other trophies from Life is Strange™ Remastered
Time: 10+ Hours
Screenshot When Earned:
#392: Great Success
This one came really quick too! Just like Ape Escape, I hadn't touched this game since it's very first Demo, so it's neat to finally play it all these years.
It's a fun puzzle game, though it plays best when using the D-Pad. What stands out to me is the OST. The trophy
Isn't This Music a Bit "Too Epic" for This Game?
Is the most perfect trophy, because yes it is, and the game is all the better for it! A far cry from the music-less void of the demo.
Posted July 13
# 136 + # 137
Syphon Filter (PS5 + PS4)
Excellent work, Agent!Unlock all other Syphon Filter trophies.
Never would have thought that I'd earn a platinum in the original PS1 Syphon Filter game, an all-time nostalgic classic from my childhood. I always hoped that Sony would find a way to implement trophies into original PS1 games. While their solution isn't perfect, it's still great to see.
I was amazed at how much came back to me while I was playing this, it must be at least over 10 years since I last went through this but, like muscle memory, it came back to me really quickly. It also makes me realise how good my long term memory is haha.
Syphon Filter is a classic 3rd person shooter/stealth game from the future creators of Days Gone, from 1999, inspired by Metal Gear Solid, which released a year prior. While it doesn't quite hold up to the smooth gameplay standards of today, it still is enjoyable for the most part. The most memorable part for me though is the music/voice acting, the music especially is just so classic.
Really great to go back to this again and it shows how far video games have come in 2 decades. Will definetly do the future games in the franchise if they are put on the new PS Plus service.
Edit:- Earned the PS4 platinum as well today, shortly after the PS5 version yesterday, while the game was fresh in my head.
Posted July 14
#65 - ARK: Survival Evolved
My very first ultra rare! I can see why it's an ultra rare platinum despite being so easy, though. The grind is hell and the game is crazy unstable even with the console commands and it really sours the game as a whole for me. It's a cool concept, but the execution leaves some things to be desired. Hopefully they can patch the pieces together, but i'm not gonna get my hopes up unfortunately, though considering this is my very first ultra rare it's going to be a special game to me regardless.
Posted July 14
#75: Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS5) - Master of Fate
Arguably one of the most-hyped Playstation games in recent memory, and I thought it was... okay. The original FFVII is one of my favorite PS1-era RPGs, and even though I went in with an open mind and the knowledge that Remake would be radically different in terms of both gameplay and story, I still definitely prefer the original so far. Probably my favorite part of the game was how well they recreated Midgar; they did an excellent job crafting the setting on modern hardware, and the final result is gorgeous. I'm not quite as positive on the rest of the game, though. The new combat system was fine - I liked how each character had their own distinctive style - but nothing too groundbreaking. I found a lot of the "in-between" stuff (like sidequests, navigation, puzzles, etc.) kind of boring, to be honest. Also, about the controversial story changes: without getting into spoiler territory, I thought that while I actually kind of like that they went in a different direction, I'm not super thrilled about the execution. Overall, just alright in my book, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about the next installment.
The plat's not super hard or anything, but still decently challenging. You basically have to replay the entire game a second time on Hard mode, and certain chapters have to be replayed a third time for at least one trophy. Most of the difficulty really depends on how good you are at the combat and how well you prepared for the Hard playthrough (note that items can't be used on hard, and you lose most sources of MP restoration as well). Technically no missables due to postgame chapter select, though you may have to replay large chunks of certain chapters more than necessary if you're not careful - I wouldn't shame you for using a guide on this one. Honestly, the hardest part for me was just pushing through the repeat playthrough, since I wasn't exactly pumped to replay the game after finishing the story.
Plat Time: 55 hours
Because I'm dreadfully behind in posting any of this year's platinum trophies that I earned, I'm going to cover every game I've done in 2022 in just a few short sentences.
Platinum #294: Yakuza 0
Excitement Rating: 10/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 120+ Hours
Awesome game. Awesome story. Great open world experience. Highly recommend to ANYBODY remotely familiar with open world games.
Platinum #295: Yakuza Kiwami 1
Excitement Rating: 8/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 75+ Hours
Weakest Yakuza game in the 'Origins' trilogy. Still the same great gameplay. Running a smooth 1080p/60 FPS is always refreshing.
Platinum #296: Thimbleweed Park
Estimated Time to Platinum: 4 - 7 Hours
A throwback to the old point and click days of the 1990s. Ron Gilbert maintains the charm and integrity of the old LucasArts games. Recommend to anybody that loves point and clicks.
Platinum #297: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Estimated Time to Platinum: 20 - 25 Hours
A solid AA production action adventure game. Collecting all the orbs was a royal pain in the ass. Game is clunky on PS3. Enjoyed my time with the story and the gameplay.
Platinum #298: Trine 2: Complete Story
Estimated Time to Platinum: 20 - 30 Hours
The final Trine game I had left to finish. Collectibles were horrible and too numerous. Decent puzzle platformer. Some tricky trophies. Multiple playthroughs to get everything.
Platinum #299: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Estimated Time to Platinum: 15 - 20 Hours
Another solid AA production action adventure game. Satisfying gameplay. Graphically dated, but it didn't matter as long as I had fun.
Platinum #300: Resident Evil HD
Excitement Rating: 9/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 25 Hours
The big 300. This game sat on my PS Plus backlog for years. One of the best remakes I ever played. Capcom hit it out of the ballpark with this game. A must play for any horror fan.
Platinum #301: Team Sonic Racing
Excitement Rating: 5/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 25 - 30 Hours
Wasn't a fan of this one. AI dumb as bricks. Grand Prix events were infuriating. Had to do three playthroughs on multiple difficulties. Some challenges were actually hard. At least I got this for free with PS Plus.
Platinum #302: Yakuza Kiwami 2
Estimated Time to Platinum: 75 - 80+ Hours
A much better game than Yakuza Kiwami 1. Story and characters were on point. A solid way to end the 'Origins' trilogy in the Yakuza franchise. Recommend, though I advise at least experiencing the storyline in the first two Yakuza titles.
Platinum #303: Splatterhouse
Rare PS3 game. Only exists physically. Pretty standard run-of-the-mill hack and slash AA game of the era. Lots of blood and gore, I mean that literally. Doesn't shy away from violence.
Platinum #304: Horned Knight
Excitement Rating: 1/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 15 Minutes
Throwaway retro style platformer. Garbage controls. Garbage gameplay. Garbage music. Only good for boosting your trophy count on the leaderboards.
Platinum #305: Gran Turismo 6
Estimated Time to Platinum: 50+ Hours
Very good to close out the PS3 era. Solid controls and customization. The Senna DLC was very challenging. The trophy for grinding 7500 miles was time consuming. A good racer for anybody that loves simulation racing.
Platinum #306: Shenmue
Estimated Time to Platinum: 10 - 15 Hours
Arguably a big influence on the Yakuza franchise. Several innovative features that wouldn't get implemented until years later. Good story. Good characters. A nice trip back in time.
Platinum #307: Shenmue II
Continues right where Shenmue 1 left off. Same good gameplay. New cast of characters. Great soundtrack. Easy and enjoyable platinum.
Platinum #308: Gravel
Pretty bland racing game. Forced my PS4 console into overdrive. Lucky it didn't damage the motherboard. Pretty run-of-the-mill trophy list. Would NOT recommend if you want a solid racing game.
Platinum #309: Undertale
Excitement Rating: 7/10
Estimated Time to Platinum: 5 Hours
A quirky retro style game. Offers a unique combat system that steers away from 'violence'. But can somebody please explain to me why Undertale is so awesome? Because I sure as hell don't see why it's so awesome. Being able to nab the platinum trophy without finishing the game is a big no-no.
Platinum #310: Minit
A small, quirky retro style game that is actually fun. Everything is set to one minute. Get various items. Beat a rather unusual boss. Quick and fairly easy with a video guide. Recommend for indie game enthusiasts.
Platinum #311: Blasphemous
A Metroidvania Dark Souls inspired game. Can be punishing to the first time player. Great themes and atmosphere. If you love Dark Souls and Metroidvanias, this game is a must have. Enjoyed this one from start to finish.
OH MY GOD!!!!!! I finally finished Crash Bandicoot!
This game has been so freaking infuriating I almost want to cry that I never have to come back to it. High Road gets a bad rap and yes, it was definitely a tough level but, Stormy Ascent... I just beat it about 10 minutes ago and it was pure agony. High Road took me like 5 or 6 hours, this took me probably close to 15 hours. I just wanted to snap my controller at times but after 5 days in hell I made my escape and grabbed my platinum and 100% on the way out.
I will NOT be playing the sequels.
#600: God of War - Father and Son
This is one of the best games I have ever played. A true masterpiece, I loved every second of it. Now I just need to wait a few more months for Ragnarok 😔
#1,331 PS5 version of The Whiskey Story
Unlock all trophies
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS3)
#55: Master Thief
Unlock all trophies for Sly Cooper's final outing... final? Really?
Sly 3 is my personal favorite of the trilogy and I had great memories playing the co-op with my brother on PS2. It gets a reputation as the weakest of the trilogy (personally that goes to Sly 1) with the overabundance of mini-game segments, but it kinda made sense story-wise and I enjoyed them. The platinum was tough for a Sly game since the challenges were... challenging honestly and it took a few tries to beat them. I'm hoping PlayStation does something with the series' 20th anniversary with a new game or a Collection for PS4/PS5. That and I forgot to state that Sly Cooper is my favorite series under the PS roster.
#230 Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
5th Jul 2022
The 6th main title in the AC and is both a Prequel and a Sequel to Assassin's Creed III. This was the last AC to have anything to do with Desmond Miles and his ancestors(at least as main characters). Black Flag also happend to be the only one I did the Multiplayer in(did only play the "story" mode of the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed Revelations and played a bit of the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed III to see if it works).
#231 Assassin's Creed Rogue
11th Jul 2022
Set between AC IV and AC III and before AC Unity while the present day might be set at the same time as AC Unity. The first AC where the MC is a Templar(but overall 2nd since you play as Haytham Kenway for a bit in Assassin's Creed III)
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