thefourfoldroot

Your Longest Time to Plat and Why

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The Evil Within. I put it down and didn't get back to it for awhile after I beat it. Then akumu mode was pretty difficult as well. I also beat it like 4 times so it got boring after that many playthroughs. 

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2 hours ago, Cassylvania said:

Is there even an easy way to check this?

 

I suggested a sort option for "time to 100%", but it's apparently not worth adding the feature.

 

For me, it's probably Warhawk @ 8 years 4 months.

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Far Cry 3, 5 years and 7 months.

 

Hated first person and the animals mauling me constantly while trying to do missions. Gave me the shits and I gave up. Every time after that I only remembered the annoyance and put off playing the game. Bit the bullet last June after getting past the first person hate with Dishonoured.

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Metal Gear Solid 2 took me years because of the VR training

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God of War 2 at 9 years a 5 days. It was one of the first games I got on PS3 and young me couldnt do challenge of the gods so I just gave up. Came back to it on PS now recently. 

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If it’s getting a game to 100% it’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow in 6 years, 2 months. This was when I decided to complete all DLC from old PS3 games. Got a couple of these that took me 5 or 6 years to complete.

 

If it’s just a platinum it’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in 1 year, 9 months, 1 week. This was in a time when I didn’t want to play with strangers online, so I couldn’t do the Easter Egg. Or so I thought for at least 1.5 years until I saw a video where someone did it solo, splitscreen controlling both controllers. So I decided to copy that strategy. After many attempts I did it solo too, but it was really hard, frustrating and time consuming. 

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I tend not to drop the games I start until I finish them, so I don't have games with a very long completion-time.

Btw my game completed in most time is Super Street Fighter IV (4 weeks, 10 hours). The reason is mostly due to the heaviness and frustration of the whole process. Between the various Ranks C in multy, all the runs in Arcade and the trials, it was really stressful. It's not so impossible to do as people may think, but it's definitely one of the most satisfying games I've ever done, for sure!

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For me its Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time at 3 years 3 months and it's not because the game is hard or anything like that. The only hard trophy is the My Blaster Runs Hot mini-game trophy but other than that the platinum is pretty easy. The reason why it took me so long to get the platinum trophy for the game is that at the time I was using PS now and my internet connection was bad. I am a big RAC fan. I used to play the first 4 games on the PS2, but I never had a PS3 until a couple of months ago. So I used PS now and I played ACIT, A4O, FFA, and ITN for the first time. Since my connection was so bad, I could barely play, but I managed to get the platinum for ITN which ended up being my very first platinum trophy ever and it gave me the boost to trophy hunt for fun. But since my connection was so bad, I couldn't get back into PS now because I kept getting disconnected.  Fast forward to October 2018, I got myself a used PS3 and I platinumed all of the RAC games on the PS3 and that is the reason why it took me 3 years and 3 months to platinum Ratchet and Clank A crack in time. If I had a PS3 back when I first played ACIT I probably would have platinumed the game within a month just because I know I would have rage quit and come back on the My Blaster Runs Hot mini-game. But I'm not going to lie, I was thinking about giving up on the platinum just because of the My Blaster Runs Hot trophy. Thankfully I ended up beating the mini-game.  If that mini-game trophy wasn't a thing I would have platinumed the game in a couple of days.

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Driveclub - 2 Years 2 Weeks

wanted to finish up all of the DLC's first before getting platinum - in the end got all DLCs except two, after seeing how 1 race was literally impossible (for me) I just decided to call it quits... forgot about the game for a long time as well, then remembered it and platted it (not 100% tho)

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Red Dead Redemption at 3 Years, 11 Months

 

Played purely for fun in early 2013. Also played this game on Xbox 360, but didn’t care about achievements. 

 

A few years later, I realized I did most of the base game trophies including online. Went back, got what I needed, and earned the platinum. 

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11 hours ago, cckerberos said:
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45 of 51 Trophies
16th March 2018  Platinum in 9 years, 4 months

 

The first game I earned a trophy in. This got delayed for a bunch of different reasons. I didn't try for the platinum when I first played it in 2008. I came back in 2010 but got frustrated when one of the trophies didn't pop for some reason. I made my first serious attempt at the platinum in 2017 but didn't finish it before I was away from my PS3 for nine months. Then finally finished it off in 2018.

Wow, that's from years before I even started collecting trophies (damn my decision to stick with a 360 last gen).

Don't see myself ever coming back to a game after that long.

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Final Fantasy XIII at 4 years, 9 months. I originally played it on a different PS3 that I never bothered to connect to the internet then when I got a new PS3 when Lightning Returns released I heard having saves of XIII and 2 have bonus outfits I just made a save at the beginning of the game. Later in life when I started trying hunting I actually finished the platinum. XIII-2 will probably be my longest platinum when I get it.

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Ratchet & Clank All For One - 6 years and 5 months

 

It took me this long because I got all the trophies except one back when i was in college. I did this on the physical version and ended up selling the game because i was done with the game and didn't care about platinum completion percentage, plus it was a 2 player trophy I needed and I didnt have another controller at the time to do it. Years later I took a look at my games library and I guess I got it for free with PS+. Realizing I only had one trophy left I downloaded it and got my little brother to help me with the final trophy I needed and 6 and a half years later I finally got the platinum.

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14 hours ago, thefourfoldroot said:

Just wondering which game has taken people the longest.

For me it's Table Top Racing: World Tour at 2 years and 7 months.

I just didn't know you could tune your car as you want for the powerslide challenges, so I gave up in frustration before reading about it in a guide years later! Once I knew that it was easy.

 

For me it was MAD MAX. 1 year 8 months. Played the game for about an hour and was hugely disappointed in it . Maybe wrong timing on my part but anyway  i got a single trophy from that. Then it was part of the PSN PLUS freebie and gave it a second try a year and 8 months later. I actually enjoyed the game and it's now in one of my favorites list. Glad I gave it a second chance

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Ether one - 3 years and 9 months

 

I tried to play this game when it came out and actually enjoyed it but it was buggy as hell and I gave up when my third playthrough got bugged out.

It took me more than 3 years to finally muster the strength to give this game a 4th attempt in order to platinum it.

Almost got a heart attack when my save got corrupted in the middle of it and I was ready to throw my console out of the window but I managed to find a way around this and actually platinum the game.

It's a shame as it is actually a good game but all I remember are the bugs.

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For me it's 10 months & 2 weeks for WWE 2K17 on the ps3, took me that long because of the online trophies. One of them is to play 100 matches online but if the person you were against or you yourself left before the end of the match for any reason it wouldn't count as a played match, gave up before getting that achievement but went back to it a few months later as the servers were going down & wanted to get it as it was the last one I needed to give me the platinum

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Fallout 3 is my longest Platinum AND 100%! Platinum at 4 Years 4 Months, and 100% 8 Years 3 Months!

 

I started it in 2010, played for a while, but ultimately I didn't like it, so I put it down. Went back to it 4 years later, and found it fun enough to Plat it. 

 

DLC is mainly just how long it took to buy it. I think there was even a year in between starting the DLC's and finishing them.

 

This is the main reason I wouldn't buy a Fallout 3 Remaster. 😝

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Jak 2 5 years 5 months. I didn't trophy hunt until 2017.

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Dante's Inferno at 6 years, 11 months.

 

This is actually a former roommate's game that I started playing in 2010. I had gotten stuck somewhere early on and never got back to it. Apparently, I had accidentally kept his copy (he's fine with it, don't worry), found I still had it, and knocked out the plat in a few days over the course of a couple of weeks.

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Black ops 1 because Sacrificial Lamb

1 year 10 months

I've spent a lot of times and made countless attempts to earn the trophy in multiplayer. But apparently I've found no good enough players to help me do it. I tried to do it solo but it was too hard. The goddamn box never gave me the crossbow, and if it did, we died after that before I could upgrade the crossbow. I gave up for a time. Then, I invited a friend who actually knew how to play COD. We had a bit of luck and I finally earned it

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Tales of Zestiria, 1 year and 10 months.

Reason: Because I dislike the battle mechanics. 😅

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16 hours ago, Evertonian said:

F1 2011 on the vita took me 6 years and 10 months

 

It was a combination of lack of ability for the gold medal times and a lack of desire for the grinding out 8 seasons of wins

 

Will probably surpass that total with some of the old ps3 stuff I am looking at mopping up

Funnily enough, for me it was F1 2011 on the PS3 (5 years, 2 weeks)

I started it when I didn't play nearly as much as I do now, and it was low on my priority list when my playing time increased, for all the online stuff was done (that being my priority with the server closures and all), so I really could have finished it in half the time, if I ever could have been bothered :P

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Mine was Tales of Vesperia way back on the PS3, it was also my very first platinum trophy and took 127 hours (2 playthroughs plus a speed run). In real like it took 2 months. 

I don't have anything that took years though, as I'm the type who finishes each game I start without leaving it and coming back to it another time. 

Tales of Xillia 2 was pretty long as well, it took 120 hours if I remember correctly. 

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Mine is Assassins Creed Revelations on PS3, just shy of completing it in 2 years. All I remember is that Revelations is a huuuuge collect-a-fest. I like those, but it had a lot. The little glyphs... and books... and completing the faction challenges... I'm probably going to regret going for the PS4 version of the plat when the time comes around.

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Heavy Rain at 7 years, 1 week. The reason(s) were because I got it briefly after it was released, but it's crap so I ended up returning it because I thankfully bought it used. I bought it six years later to go back to it and plat it, intended to return it to Gamestop within a week. I couldn't handle it and instead chipped at it twice over the course of the year before deciding to just plow through it. Took a week after I planned (I wanted it to be seven years flat), but I got it done. I'm glad I finished it so I don't need to think about going back again, but good god was it bad. I've seen some bad storytelling, but this game makes it feel worse because of how much emphasis was on it.

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