neobowler

Threat Neutralized

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Any advice on the Threat Neutralized trophy? I can get to the last wave sometimes without being hit, but the last wave always gets me.

 

I read about a glitch where you can get it even if you do get a couple hits, I could not figure that out. Also someone said to save after every wave, well it seems to bring you back to the start everytime and wont let you save after every wave.

 

So looking for any advice on it?

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I didn't even use the touchpad,  I just kept playing until I got it.  Corners first, hit X 3 times on each corner.  I got lucky and the top middle went to the right so I was able to take down everything in 6 hits flat.

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Just confirming touch pad method is your savior. Anyone who does this without the touch pad method it's possible with some luck and I envy your patience. I have done it successfully  4 out of 6 times for fun without taking damage using the touch pad method and only 1 out of 15 tries using directional pad. Learn the patterns and then tap (don't click) on the mouse pad rapidly as you use your other finger to slide across, you have infinite ammo for this section so there's no reason to worry about accuracy over speed. Good luck

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I've only played the game on my Vita and have most trophies except for the plat, 3 alt endings and Iron ROM. I could have gotten Iron ROM if the game didn't crash during the maze puzzle at the end.

This trophy was easy compared the arcade one. 

You can spam shots and have no reloading to worry about. The flying ones take 2 hits and the walking mechs take 3. If you press the shoot button fast enough you can probably take them all out by concentrating on the top row.

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I've heard a few people say "Threat Neutralized" is near-impossible on PS4, especially when using the D-pad, so I uploaded a video to prove otherwise. Personally, I found using the touchpad to be much more difficult, as the game often becomes unresponsive to it, and the cursor speed is uncontrollable.

I memorized each phase, and tried to fire only the required number of shots to destroy the given enemy type (1 for small, 2 for flying, 3 for large), before immediately moving to the next. You can't afford to waste much time firing at a dead bot. Also, don't press the X button too quickly, or the game won't respond. Half of this is luck, since they attack and move randomly.

All in all, there's no need to let this trophy put you off of attempting the platinum for this game on console, despite what some have said. It's clunky, but just takes some practice, and a bit of luck. Anyway, here's the video:

 

 

 

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Update: I could never get the Touchpad to work on this very well. I literally took a break from it. A couple month break. Came back to it and figured out the Touchpad well and did it in about 20 tries. So definitely can confirm is not impossible, just very hard, mainly because of the randomness of the AI. I dont know how anyone could do it with the D-Pad.

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On 11/20/2018 at 5:16 PM, neobowler said:

Update: I could never get the Touchpad to work on this very well. I literally took a break from it. A couple month break. Came back to it and figured out the Touchpad well and did it in about 20 tries. So definitely can confirm is not impossible, just very hard, mainly because of the randomness of the AI. I dont know how anyone could do it with the D-Pad.

 

For me it was the other way around:

 

I could never figure out the controls of the touchpad (especially the shooting) so I used the d-pad. I didn't count but I would guess that I also needed about 20 tries till I got lucky enough to shoot the right robot at the right time.

 

So in conclusion: When you lack the skill (like I did) you can get the trophy with enough perseverance.

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@ScarecrowsFate's video gave me hope with using the d-pad. I tried the touch pad because it is WAY faster, but it's so hard to control. I kept at it with the d-pad, following the left-to-right clockwise order of the video. Just keep at it! It's about 20% skill and 80% luck.

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I did this with the d-pad recently, couldn't actually figure out how to shoot with the touch pad. At first I was playing with no sound and getting nowhere but as soon as I turned the sound on & figured out the timing for shots I got it really quickly. The game is a total prick about pressing the shot button too fast but if you can work with that it's really easy to get threat neutralised. For d-pad users just turn the sound on, use audio cues to figure out the ideal timing for consecutive shots & keep trying till you get a sequence where the enemies play nice.

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God damn this trophy was so unnecessarily difficult. Whenever I tried with the touchpad the cursor would move but not the red box, so i was just shooting in the middle and I already got hit -_- . After 55555 attempts I finally got it. to everyone struggling keep going!!

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Put it on a flat surface like a table so your hands don't accidently touch the back touchpad.

Use the front touch pad.

Eliminate the flying enemies first because they shoot faster.

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Really not that hard. Playing on Vita I used the dpad and got it my second attempt. As long as you're quick you shouldn't get hit. The arcade boss gave me way more trouble than this one.

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Just got this, but my main problem with this is how often the game just wouldn't respond to my x-presses. Got hit a lot because the gun refused to fire

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I went with the touch pad after a few unsuccessful goes with the d-pad, and then achieved the trophy within a couple of tries. It helps memorising where the enemies spawn and not shooting more than is required.

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I got it after about 10 tries with the D-Pad. After a couple failed tries with the D-Pad, I read this thread and tried the touchpad about 3 times and thought **** that. Like people mentioned, make sure you don't press to shoot too fast or you'll just end up shooting slower. The shooting pattern @Scarecrowsfate uses on the last wave in his video works very well.

 

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I started this game on PS4, but got stuck on cardinal of combat trophy. Was absolutely terrible. I don’t even remember how many times I tried before giving up. I even had my bf try it. Got it like my third try on vita. Just did threat neutralized on vita as well. I used the dpad for the first 4 attempts then went for the touch screen. Got it on my second touch screen try. I would say don’t try to plat this game unless you have a vita as a backup. If I didn’t have it, this would still be sitting on my list barely completed. 

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Skipping the retarded dialogue every time is the worst part tbh lol

 

If it wasn't for that retrying this section would be alot better.

 

Also, as @TrulySilentLie said, the game doesn't register the shoot button most of the time.

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Didn't had any problem on Vita with D-pad. Got it first try, but reading this I might've got lucky.

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Just got this on PS4 using D-pad. It really wasn't that difficult. Just practice and you'll get it. Biggest advice is not to spam the X button. Practice a rhythm with shooting and aiming.

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Damn this trophy was rage inducing I got it after maybe 50 attempts, never could figure the touchpad so I did it kinda the hard way.

It's mostly luck but if you shoot the enemies while they attack, or leave them one hit away from kill they stun and give you some time.

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