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Cassylvania's Miserable Little Pile of Platinums

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13 hours ago, Rally-Vincent--- said:

The last sport game and the last racing game I played - Sensible Soccer and Super Cars II.

 

 

 

They were fun games, but they were exceptions. I never liked racing games, and video sports games I find weird. I think it is sound not to play games just for diversity's sake.

 

Played injustice 2 because it had an ultra rare platnium and to a diversity to my account I just wanted to experience something different, fighting game aren't my type of game but a least I went out of my confort zone and platnium the game an ultra rare one at that.

13 hours ago, Helmet_time said:

The only possible way to maintain a high completion rate is to actively avoid games in genres you don't enjoy or aren't good at.  Even though I stared this PSN account when I decided to start trophy hunting I still made that mistake a few times.  

 

I've never played a sports game because I know nothing about sports.  I'd like no play shooters and fighting game, but I'm hilariously bad at them.  I accept my weaknesses.

Fair enough I platnium a bunch cycling games even though I didn't know much about the sport.Did play any sports when you are a kid.

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On 7/16/2019 at 7:42 PM, Cassylvania said:

Yeah, it'd really need to be something special to get me to play it. I look every now and then for a racing game that might interest me, but it's kinda like with shooters, where I feel the developers are focusing too much on realistic graphics and online play (and all the horrible business practices that are plaguing the industry today). I wish EA didn't own the rights to almost every major sports franchise out there. I'd love to see a more creative take on, say, NFL games. I can't be the only person who would enjoy an ACTUAL fantasy football game, where you have to go up against J.J. Watt as the Hulk and Tom Brady with eye lasers.

 

That's precisely the problem.

 

I think Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are two of my favorite FPS of the last 10 years. You can't forget DOOM 2016 as it's a proper reboot and a good mixture of old and new.

 

I personally prefer the old school style of FPS that was fast paced, which both DOOM and Duke Nukem 3D pioneered. Nowadays, much like with today's open world games, they're focusing too much on realism and just trying to get a Game of Thrones story out of them.

 

The only reason I did Madden NFL 11 was because that was the only game where I didn't have to worry about online and it was a sports game I can do fairly easily. Every other Madden game has had some sort of online integration for their trophies.

 

Baseball was something I grew up with, but I cannot relate to today's players. The Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds era was REAL baseball. Today's guys lack the personality and flair.

 

Outside of their playing ability, I find Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Aaron Judge to be boring. Bryce Harper is an arrogant kunt and Mike Trout is one of the most boring 'standout' players I have ever seen.

 

It's like comparing the greatness of the Michael Jordan era of the NBA to today's boring NBA players. The best we got is Lebron James, and I never liked him all that much. Too arrogant and full of himself in my opinion.

 

The big problem is sports games have mostly been the same for the past 15 - 20 years, with little innovation and little to really get excited about unless you're a big fan of sports. So I'm not surprised if most people just skip sports games for platinum trophies.

 

On 7/16/2019 at 7:42 PM, Cassylvania said:

Well, you can always shoot for 99%. Realistically, that's as high as I'll ever go too. I mean, yeah, 100% is still possible, but it's not like I'm going to get there and then stop. I'll always be playing something. And if I'm not, then I'm probably dead or not trophy hunting anymore, so what's the point?

 

Meh.

 

I often feel that reaching that high of percentage is just too much. That's just me though.

 

A long time ago I learned that it is literally impossible to be good at every single game. Even if you are good at every single game, there are plenty of games that are basically shit or shovelware that you would never want to touch again with a 10 foot pole.

 

I find modern point and click games to be boring and overly easy. I find stuff like Furi and Dark Souls to be exciting and adventurous. There's a lot of crap you have to weed through to get to the good stuff.

 

On 7/16/2019 at 11:23 PM, Arcesus7 said:

You are absolutely right, there is no need whatsoever. But again, different people care about different stats :) Reaching a 97-98% completion with 200+ plats is anyways plenty impressive, and a lot of effort went into your profile. 

 

Not the best of course but I'm proud with what I accomplished.

 

At the end of the day, the only person who cares about your stats really is you. Other people can comment and compliment on your trophy profile, as people have done to mine, but don't let that cloud your mind.

 

Personal accomplishments are what we make of them.

 

On 7/17/2019 at 11:39 AM, Briste said:

I've played a few sports games in the past couple of years, but I don't find them as fun unless it's couch co-op. I grew up on Madden, NHL Hockey and some iteration of Baseball game (was never into soccer games that much) but always because I had someone sitting next to me to talk shit too or something. I mean, I guess you can do that now with headsets, but it was more fun with my friends. Since my kids aren't old enough, I don't really have anyone to sit down and play games with so I've lost interest in the sports genre for now. I'm sure when my kids are older, I'll get back into it. Honestly, if Tom Brady wasn't on the cover of Madden 18 and there wasn't a Tom Brady trophy, I may not have gotten that game 1f60e.png But it had been about 15 years since I had last played a Madden game so I figured it was worth a chance either way.

 

Honestly I never saw the appeal or understood why Tom Brady is so popular.

 

To be frank I've grown sick of Tom Brady at this point. He is literally the Lebron James of the NFL. Whatever he does, there has to be a news article on him because he has won more awards and gotten more praise than practically everybody else in the sport.

 

That's how it is with Lebron James respectively. He's a giant inspiration for today's kids. He's a super athlete. Anything he does, even if it means taking his girlfriend/wife out to some fancy restaurant in Los Angeles, some paparazzi jackass or celebrity news moron wants to make that news. I mean Jesus Christ.

 

I mean, Tom Brady is talented and he will go down as one of the all time best in the NFL. But honestly, I just wish he would leave. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre's careers are finished. They served long healthy careers in the NFL and the hype for them died down at the appropriate time.

 

I never understood the celebrity obsessed culture, or just the idea of celebrities in the first place.

 

23 hours ago, Arcesus7 said:

It has happened to me, too. I noticed last week that we have July of 2019 and I have played one single game that released this year, and that's Sekiro... I'm still playing games from 2017 such as Hollow Knight, and that's an example of a game that I should have played way earlier, it's so good.

 

Two years isn't that long.

 

I'm still playing games from 2007 - 2010, only because I never got around to them when they were new. But... better late than never.

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On 7/17/2019 at 8:28 PM, Cassylvania said:

I think that's how I feel too. I still might someday play Super Meat Boy or Trackmania Turbo, because even though I know they're both really hard games and probably beyond my skill level, at least I'd know 100% is theoretically possible. That's better than playing something like Dragon Fin Soup (which looks good), knowing that some trophies are literally unobtainable. I think if that were to ever happen to me, I'd just earn all the trophies I can and then document "proof" of the rest -- you know, to show that I still did it.

 

Based on your history with Platforming games, I think you would be ok with SMB. Not to say you would breeze through it or anything, but you have enough practice with platformers that you'll pick it up just fine. Fortunately the controls are extremely responsive so it minimizes stupid deaths. I'm not particularly good at platforming games and I'm only 3 trophies from the plat. Of course those three trophies are like me saying I'm only seven years away from being a doctor...but still :) I also have a masochistic desire to try Trackmania Turbo some day...but not only am I not good at racing games...I would argue I'm bad at them. So that game isn't in the forefront right now. I have so many good to great games on my backlog that I really need to play. After KH3, I'm going to try and chip away a ton of the shorter games off that list so that it seems more manageable before getting into Mass Effect. One of those games does include Spec Ops: The Line so I do thank you for your previous post :) 

 

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Honestly I never saw the appeal or understood why Tom Brady is so popular.

 

To be frank I've grown sick of Tom Brady at this point. He is literally the Lebron James of the NFL. Whatever he does, there has to be a news article on him because he has won more awards and gotten more praise than practically everybody else in the sport.

 

Real question...how do you quote things from different pages and have it keep the tag on the quote? I end up having to @ people during my response so that they see it...

 

My apologies to Cassy since I feel this point has been beaten into the earth in this thread already...but, @SpazI'm not sure I understand why you don't understand why Tom Brady is so popular? I get that there are many people that don't like him. He's rich, successful, good looking, a winner and jealousy is a stinky cologne...but it seems fairly obvious why he is popular. For me, he's the QB on my favorite team and he has been my favorite player on the team since he took over for Bledsoe almost twenty years ago. The dude is arguably the greatest QB in the most popular sport in America, on the longest running sports dynasty in history and is still performing at an elite level in his 40's...something that has never been done before. What he's doing is intriguing and I'd be shocked if he wasn't popular. I was mostly joking about the Tom Brady trophy thing. I bought the game because I hadn't played Madden in a long time and wanted to see if it was like I remembered...having Brady on the cover and as a trophy was just icing on the cake.

 

It's more a construct of the times and social media with the news articles. You can bet your ass that if Michael Jordan, Terry Bradshaw, Reggie Jackson or (pick your generational player from any sport) played today, it'd be the same for them. I agree, I don't need to be shown every time he attends the Met Gala or goes to a beach, but the same can be said about the Kardashians, star athletes, rock stars, etc.

 

I don't agree that Tom Brady is the LeBron of the NFL. LeBron was the anointed one from Middle School. I have a Sports Illustrated with LeBron on the cover from when he was in High School. He was the #1 pick out of high school and has never been told 'no' in his life. Brady was never the anointed one. He earned everything he's achieved. He was a backup at Michigan in college, his combine pictures/videos are legendary for how bad they are and he was the second to last pick in his draft. If you want to say he is whine-y like LeBron, I'd have a harder time defending that because the pitch of his voice is a bit whine-y and his body language on the field isn't the best all the time...but their career tracks couldn't be more different. What you hear from anyone who has ever met him, Brady is a genuinely good dude. I'd be lying if I didn't say I don't love his Tony Robbins turn in his personality and that the reports on his diet are insufferable, but despite that, he's my favorite player of all-time. There is just too much to like about the guy.

 

I don't follow LeBron as closely as Brady, but I can't stand that dude's personality at all. He's the epitome of a 'me first' attitude. Maybe I just catch him in bad moments...frequently...He's a top 5 basketball player of all-time and he's amazing on the court...but damn he could use some humility.

 

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35 minutes ago, Briste said:

Real question...how do you quote things from different pages and have it keep the tag on the quote? I end up having to @ people during my response so that they see it...

 

Press the +-Sign next to "Quote" on all posts you want to quote. A button pops up on the right side of the screen, stating "Quote x Posts", press that instead of the regular quote.

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2 minutes ago, Rally-Vincent--- said:

Press the +-Sign next to "Quote" on all posts you want to quote. A button pops up on the right side of the screen, stating "Quote x Posts", press that instead opf the regular quote.

Not all heroes wear capes my friend :) 

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7 hours ago, Briste said:

Real question...how do you quote things from different pages and have it keep the tag on the quote? I end up having to @ people during my response so that they see it...

 

It's easy.

 

You make a quote from a page, then you move forward to the next page while not deleting anything. You click on the text box and the section you've quoted and commented on should still be there, but there will be a pop-up on the bottom. Do not remove formatting, just click the X button on the right so none of it gets deleted.

 

8 hours ago, Briste said:

My apologies to Cassy since I feel this point has been beaten into the earth in this thread already...but, @SpazI'm not sure I understand why you don't understand why Tom Brady is so popular? I get that there are many people that don't like him. He's rich, successful, good looking, a winner and jealousy is a stinky cologne...but it seems fairly obvious why he is popular. For me, he's the QB on my favorite team and he has been my favorite player on the team since he took over for Bledsoe almost twenty years ago. The dude is arguably the greatest QB in the most popular sport in America, on the longest running sports dynasty in history and is still performing at an elite level in his 40's...something that has never been done before. What he's doing is intriguing and I'd be shocked if he wasn't popular. I was mostly joking about the Tom Brady trophy thing. I bought the game because I hadn't played Madden in a long time and wanted to see if it was like I remembered...having Brady on the cover and as a trophy was just icing on the cake.

 

Part of the reason I don't like him is because he has stuck around for too long. Yeah, he is one of the all time best, there's no question about that and I would argue that he is practically the Michael Jordan of the NFL.

 

But.... far too often the Patriots have beaten out all the other teams and the past several years it's been mostly them making it to the Superbowl, and then winning the championship.

 

Is it wrong that I'm against that? Hell if the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Buffalo Bills beat out the New England Patriots I would be ecstatic. I just want other teams to compete in the Superbowl, instead it's the New England Patriots against somebody else, who play poorly against them.

 

You're from Connecticut. @Cassylvania I think is also from New England. So I'm not surprised at all you're a big fan of the Patriots, because it's a local team. I'm a Seattle Seahawks fan on the other end of the United States, a team that has blown countless opportunities to make it to the Superbowl, one game I think was pretty much rigged against them when the Pittsburgh Steelers won back in 2006 in Detroit.

 

I can pick any team. The Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets. The Indianapolis Colts. The fucking Dallas Cowboys. Anybody but the New England Patriots.

 

But I guess I can't talk bad about the Patriots just like people can't talk bad about the Boston Red Sox.

 

8 hours ago, Briste said:

It's more a construct of the times and social media with the news articles. You can bet your ass that if Michael Jordan, Terry Bradshaw, Reggie Jackson or (pick your generational player from any sport) played today, it'd be the same for them. I agree, I don't need to be shown every time he attends the Met Gala or goes to a beach, but the same can be said about the Kardashians, star athletes, rock stars, etc.

 

That's true, but we also focus far too much on them screwing up.

 

Remember the Michael Vick story? Took him forever to shake off the bad news and to this day he has to live with that tarnish. Kobe Bryant also got himself into trouble and that did a lot to ruin his reputation. Growing up in Baseball's Steroid Era, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds all have tarnished legacies because they juiced themselves up to hit more home runs and to prolong their careers into their late 30s and early 40s.

 

It's really just our obsession with celebrities. I personally despise Dave Mustaine and I cannot stand the man. Ted Nugent is one of the most despicable rock stars and human beings I've ever had the misfortune of seeing, and Kim Kardashian is famous simply because she has a huge following on Instagram, had an extremely popular reality television show and simply lives on being a socialite. Same with Kylie Jenner.

 

Yet people like Michael Jordan and old elderly celebrities that live in Hollywood who are decades past their prime somehow still make the news, simply because they are/were stars. Who the hell cares?

 

I don't know really. But I just find it sad we focus so much on celebrities, I don't necessarily mean you because you're a pretty cool guy.

 

8 hours ago, Briste said:

I don't agree that Tom Brady is the LeBron of the NFL. LeBron was the anointed one from Middle School. I have a Sports Illustrated with LeBron on the cover from when he was in High School. He was the #1 pick out of high school and has never been told 'no' in his life. Brady was never the anointed one. He earned everything he's achieved. He was a backup at Michigan in college, his combine pictures/videos are legendary for how bad they are and he was the second to last pick in his draft. If you want to say he is whine-y like LeBron, I'd have a harder time defending that because the pitch of his voice is a bit whine-y and his body language on the field isn't the best all the time...but their career tracks couldn't be more different. What you hear from anyone who has ever met him, Brady is a genuinely good dude. I'd be lying if I didn't say I don't love his Tony Robbins turn in his personality and that the reports on his diet are insufferable, but despite that, he's my favorite player of all-time. There is just too much to like about the guy.

 

I mean, they came from completely different backgrounds and are prominent in both sports. I never said they both have the same attitude and the same demeanor. I'm simply saying they are the most news worthy of any athlete in their sport, and for obvious reasons.

 

As much as I don't like Lebron James, I don't put him as near as despicable as Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is undoubtedly one of the best boxers of all time, his style of defensive maneuvers have won him more fights than practically anybody else. But he is one of the most arrogant athletes I have ever seen. He is extremely full of himself and he beat up his wife. Ended up getting a slap on the wrist simply because he's a famous athlete.

 

However there are athletes and celebrities who have gotten it much worse. Jared Fogle, the Subway guy was found having a sick interest in minors and now sits in an institution in Colorado. Lance Armstrong was the 'role model' for aspiring athletes and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, yet after 7 Tour De France titles he was caught lying about blood doping and was stripped of all of them. He will never gain respect and now has to live the rest of his life in tarnish. I don't need to say anything about Bill Cosby.

 

So yeah. Athletes, celebrities, media moguls, whathaveyou, we have an obsession with them.

 

8 hours ago, Briste said:

Based on your history with Platforming games, I think you would be ok with SMB. Not to say you would breeze through it or anything, but you have enough practice with platformers that you'll pick it up just fine. Fortunately the controls are extremely responsive so it minimizes stupid deaths. I'm not particularly good at platforming games and I'm only 3 trophies from the plat. Of course those three trophies are like me saying I'm only seven years away from being a doctor...but still :) I also have a masochistic desire to try Trackmania Turbo some day...but not only am I not good at racing games...I would argue I'm bad at them. So that game isn't in the forefront right now. I have so many good to great games on my backlog that I really need to play. After KH3, I'm going to try and chip away a ton of the shorter games off that list so that it seems more manageable before getting into Mass Effect. One of those games does include Spec Ops: The Line so I do thank you for your previous post :)

 

There's a LOT of tight platforming. Impossible Boy is the only barrier between me and the platinum and that's simply because I haven't gotten the strategies down.

 

I think anybody who can do The Kid levels can strive to do the no death levels. If you've gotten as far as Demon Boy and Zombie Boy then you have a shot at the platinum.

 

The first guy who got the platinum for Super Meat Boy mentioned that he spent over 100 hours practicing over and over on Steam prior to the game being released for the PS4. I think that's a pretty good estimate of what you can expect. I know I've spent at least 50 - 60+ hours on the game, because it took me 10 - 12 hours each to get some of the no death runs completed.

 

Did you think about Crash Nitro and Sonic Team Racing? I think those two games would be more around your skill level. Trackmania Turbo from what I've seen in videos looks far too hectic. DRIVECLUB may not be that difficult, just pretty time consuming. Driveclub Bikes looks pretty fun as well.

 

I would definitely stay away from Gran Turismo Sport.

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Good read here, guys. I'd jump in, but I gotta finish packing for my trip. May not have the internet where I'm going, and I certainly won't have a PS4. (It's okay, little buddy. You need the rest.)

 

I will say, however, that I'm not from New England. I don't really have a "home" state since we moved around so much when I was a kid, but I've lived in Pennsylvania for a while now. Kinda ironic since I hate both the Steelers and Eagles. No problem with Tom Brady, though. Dude's a great player and role model. We should all strive to be the Tom Brady of our own lives.

 

So, yeah. I beat Invisible, Inc. last night. It's actually a really short game. Only about seven missions, with each mission taking around 20-30 minutes. I guess the DLC takes about twice as long, and I need around nine playthroughs for all of the trophies (most with the DLC enabled), so... I'll let you do the math. Tough game, though. It's basically XCOM in stealth mode. Every map is procedurally generated, and they're full of patrolling guards, security cameras, and devices to hack. Missions quickly fall apart if you're seen or alert too many guards (or kill too many guards), so you really have to be careful. I can't imagine playing this game without the rewind feature. There are augments and programs and factions and weapons and daemons and so many things that I still don't understand, but it seems to be a well-balanced game. The replayability comes from the different ways you can approach each map. For example, in my first playthrough, I chose Decker and Internationale as my starting agents. Decker was pretty useless, but Internationale ended up with an augment that had great synergy with her wireless hacking skill, giving her a ton of AP on most turns. On my second playthrough, I went with Internationale and Banks. Banks can open locked doors without needing a key card, which is far less risky than having to steal one, but I also put a lot of points into her Anarchy, which makes her better at stealing. A bit unnecessary in retrospect, yeah, but the issue is you don't know what augments you're going to find or which other agents will appear on your playthrough. On this playthrough, my third agent turned out to be Sharp, who seems to be designed for taking out guards (so clearly not the best choice for a stealthy playstyle).

 

Anyway, it's kinda cool how you're expected to adapt to the situation based on what the game throws you. I think the best example of this is one level where I had to sneak by a stationary guard.  He was guarding a doorway I needed to get through, but I couldn't get behind him to take him out. I could walk into his sight so he'd "notice" me (which is different than "seeing" you, which gets you killed), but I had no room to lure him away, as another patrol was in the area. BUT there was a machine nearby that sold programs, and I had just enough to buy Ping, which makes a sound appear anywhere on the map. Using that, I was able to trick the guard into checking the next room, allowing my units to slip past him. But remember: this is all procedurally generated. The guard could've been standing anywhere, he could've been looking anywhere, and that machine could've been selling any item (or not been there at all). I had to use the tools the game allowed me to have at that moment to find a way to address the problem at hand. It does come with a cost, though. Because I bought Ping, I didn't have any money left over to buy upgrades for my agents. I'm also stuck with Ping for the rest of the playthrough. (You can only have a limited number of programs.) It actually saved my ass again on a later mission, but I'm sure there were other perfectly valid ways to diffuse the situation. That's what I like about the game.

 

I do have some issues, but they're mostly performance related so far. It gets REALLY laggy the longer you leave the game on. Restarting it seems to fix the problem, but it shouldn't be happening in the first place...

 

That's about all I got in me for now. We're going to try to figure this game out more when I get back. Almost every trophy in the game that I haven't earned yet (which is most of them) is rarer than my rarest trophy. That's scary AND exciting. I think we're going to have fun with this one.

 

Try to stay cool, everybody. I'll see you all next weekend!

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