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What Platinum trophy broke you and why ?

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17 hours ago, NekoRave said:

The day and time is April 4th 9:41pm.

 

I have played to this date 394 hours and no platinum for orcs must die! unchained.

 

The servers close in about 72 hours.

 

Yep, this game is just hell

That’s why I didn’t bother. I love the game and didn’t want to ruin it with the grind. I did try for a few hours, but it was so dull to play it so mechanically; the same way, Over and over and over... 

 

i would have loved to plat the game to show how much I loved it. I spent legitimately hundreds of hours just normally playing with all the characters and by the end I got most levels up to Rift Lord done with every character. All traps, most maxed, was only missing a few guardians.

 

oh well. I don’t think I’ll invest any more energy into online only games. If I do, I’ll probably play them on Steam instead. Just to avoid the trophy disappointment. 

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9 hours ago, adamale91 said:

PES 2018 with its infamous Legendary Streak trophy.

Basically you need to win 2 games in a row against the COM using your custom made team on the hardest level. After getting to the Legend level (this itself took me about 20 hours) I won the first game 4:0 which made me think it won't be that tough after all. How wrong was I... Lost the next game and the next one and the next one and so on... I believe I've lost about 15 games in a row and I finally end up starting almost from the beginning (losing 2 games in a row relegates you by a one level if I remember correctly). This is where I uninstalled PES from the hard drive for the sake of my mental health.

 

I played miee than 200 games to have this trophy - i feel u

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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Grinding up to level 55 in multiplayer in 2-3 days because I was sick of seeing the game as unfinished on my list.

I had such a migraine from doing the Wolfpack missions solo over and over again because that's the best way to get points. When you play with others you doing get as many points because they don't stealth most of the time. 🙄

I've this game also for the PS3. After that multiplayer....nope never going to touch it.

 

Also the grind of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune. I was so bored of anime chicks in bikinis.  😱

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Vanquish is probably the closest to breaking me. It was a break more like I acknowledged I suck at shooters and gave up on the challenges. I'm surprised I beat the game on hard tbh.

Musynx might be abandoned too. I have everything besides 122% on one song. I just can't I got like 121.50%~ and felt hopeless. I've been meaning to try to tape a towel over the bottom of the screen to block the "Exact" and visual cues and just focus on the audio cues but I haven't felt like moving my PS4 to my desk yet.

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10 hours ago, Deluziion90 said:

Not really a platinum but rather maintaining 100% on Final Fantasy XV. Fuck that game 

Agreed. I knew it was over when they freaking took comrades out of the main game but left the trophies for it. They don't give even half of a shit.

 

I understand they wanted to offer Comrades as a separate experience, so you didn't have to buy XV to play it (even though XV was often pretty cheap), but they could have done anything else. Make it to where XV comrades and stand alone comrades work together. Make it to where the trophies transfer and disappear from the main game. Make it to where the main game's version stays active. 

 

They chose the worst option.

 

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I wouldn't say that it "broke" me, but Skyrim. Yes, Skyrim's platinum it's not hard all things considered, but it takes a long time to get there if you want, not only the platinum, but to 100% the trophy section with the DLC.

 

The journey was made longer because I'm a stubborn dum-dum and refuse to make multiple saves, so whenever I got very far in the many quests the game offers and achieved a high level in order to trigger certain events (those damn legendary dragons that you need to be lvl 78 for them to spawn) only for a severe bug to pop, soft-locking all my progress and making that character's only save file absolutely useless (like Serana stuck behind a wall and the game being unable to continue on), having to restart multiple times (I swear I can narrate the whole game intro in Helgen by heart) until I got the 100%. It was painful, I'll admit I used exploits with telekinesis, a bucket and fast travel to boost to lvl 80 so I could get the last trophies for reaching lvl 50 and killing a legendary dragon but if anything, Skyrim really helped me put things into perpective and realise that future plats I'd go for should be optimized to avoid disasters like the Skyrim situation where I played as an orc, an imperial, a bosmer and a dunmer on different saves only so I could go on without bugs halting my progress. 

 

Since then, I'd say that Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is the rarest and probably hardest platinum I own but it was the most fulfilling one. I honestly didn't believe in my ability to pull off the "Unchanging armor" trophy nor beat the game in Proud mode, so it felt great seeing that I could, not only achieve it, but also improve in the process, as I was an absolute imbecile in my first playthrough but when I reached the last one on Proud mode I felt like a seasoned veteran, knowing every heartless pattern, weakness and the most optimal routes for everything.

 

And I wouldn't even dared to tackle 100% KH without the training grounds of Skyrim's 100% requierements. However, Skyrim is also responsible for my fall to darkness as I ended up playing bargain bin games just for trophies, but hey, those easy ones really fill the space between big platinum projects like the whole KH or AC series or those that require online-only trophies if you're a weirdo like that.

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Haven’t met that game yet but I’m sure that’ll change soon when I attempt some harder ones such as dariusburst, I am bread and bleed. Only game that pissed me off was jotun and that’s because rng was constantly fucking me over. 

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I don't really have a story to tell. Some platinums I've gotten have been tricky (where once I accomplished them I legit jumped out of my chair and fist-pumped) but nothing I've ever spent days on end attempting. I DO have a trophy like this though. MLB The Show: 16 - (Legendary) - Reach Legend difficulty in Challenge of the Week. Basically, you have to consistently get a consecutive number of hits in a row (12 being the total for this trophy). What made the trophy so tricky is if you struckout, your counter reset to rookie difficulty nullifying your progress. I remember going in for 3 weeks trying to get it and being unable to, and then finally with Yoenis Cespedes vs Adam Wainwright I got it on a Monday on my 1st attempt. 3.21% ultra rare gold trophy. Too bad the platinum is impossible for me since there's one with 0.19% rarity where you have to win 20 of 21 online MLB games. That is not an exaggeration.  

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Steins;Gate came closest for me. Which probably seems pretty silly, since the game isn't difficult. But it does have multiple endings, which almost screwed me over.

 

Steins;Gate has six different endings, and each ending has an associated trophy. There's also an additional trophy called "All Worldlines Complete" for completing all six endings. I was playing through the game, reaching each of the endings, the trophies were popping accordingly, no sweat. After completing the sixth ending (the "true" ending), the trophy for that ending popped, and I thought "Great, that's the last one!" 15 seconds passed, then 30, and then the realization set in that All Worldlines Complete wasn't going to pop. What the hell? I had the individual trophies for all six endings, but the trophy for completing all six endings wasn't popping.

 

The game has an in-game feature which tracks percentages towards trophy progression. I checked that and saw that for some reason I was only getting credit for four of the six endings, even though I had all the trophies. Worse yet, I didn't know which endings hadn't been counted. I thought the game had glitched on me and I was just screwed. So I used chapter select and tried blazing through the endings again until All Worldlines Complete finally popped. I still don't understand how the hell that happened, but at least I was able to fix it in the end. It had me demoralized for a bit though.

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3 hours ago, Jamescush147 said:

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Grinding up to level 55 in multiplayer in 2-3 days because I was sick of seeing the game as unfinished on my list.

I had such a migraine from doing the Wolfpack missions solo over and over again because that's the best way to get points. When you play with others you doing get as many points because they don't stealth most of the time. 1f644.png

I've this game also for the PS3. After that multiplayer....nope never going to touch it.

 

The stupid Game Lab trophy deserves a mention. I need to get Black Flag done at some point.

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25 minutes ago, Spaz said:

 

The stupid Game Lab trophy deserves a mention. I need to get Black Flag done at some point.

Yeah no one uses it. I got it because I finally found a group right before it ended. Got the trophy for 5 seconds of play. 😅

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1 hour ago, Jamescush147 said:

Yeah no one uses it. I got it because I finally found a group right before it ended. Got the trophy for 5 seconds of play. 1f605.png

 

I'm probably going to have to boost the goddamn trophy, and Game Lab requires four people.

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Use Your Words. You have to play 1999 minigames for one of the trophies. A full game takes maybe 10-15 minutes and includes 7 minigames. That's a total of 286 full games, so you're looking at a rough average of 60 or so hours. That's ludicrous for most anything outside of an RPG, let alone a party game like this.

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20 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

 

This does not fill me with confidence given to m currently half way though my first playthrough. 

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16 hours ago, danceswithsloths said:

...do you work in the software industry? possibly QA?

 

I'm a dev. But I work closely with QA, so that's where I got the 'Expected/Actual Final Result' part I guess 😂

 

 

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OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood.

 

Took me forever to complete all 250 challenges.

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None sofar. Mk9 is grinding atm but i will take my time to get it done. When Iam bored I play another game. I think have a variation of genres will not make you burning out of grinds.

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7 hours ago, ARH65512 said:



3. 70 Gold Medals- Like most people, I had to replay the entire game because playing replay just nerfs your shit. I didn't know that when I was still playing. I thought it was like GTA 5 where you can keep your items and weapons, but nope, they decided to take a backwards route. Not to mention it had to be done in one run. I made sure my Arthur was super powerful with level 4 bonded horse and bunch of dead eye tonics as well as other tonics EXCEPT for health since most missions require not to using any health items so it was unnecessary. I hated that mission where you, Dutch, and Micah had to run to the horses in a specific amount of time. It took me like 10-20 tries, because not only you have to speed it up, but you also have to make sure not just yourself, but Micah and Dutch not die. Fucking pain in the ass. I can't imagine how replay is. Then there's some missions that aren't worth going for gold, not because they're hard, but because some of those have those long unstoppable conversations between two characters. Case in point: 90% of the mission where you follow Rain Falls is...well a conversation between Arthur and Rain Falls. That's it. The requirements is at the end and it's a pain having to sit through that just to get the end game objectives. 

Also, you could in theory, get the golds during the first playthrough but it could spoil the good story. 

 

I did mission replay after the story without restarting and it was hell on earth. I didn’t want to play through the game again because that would have taken too long but maybe not after the experience I had. Some missions were nearly impossible to complete because it asks for ridiculous requirements. Also the mission completion time isn’t very flexible in a lot of missions. I think it took me a month to get 70 gold medals, my hatred for this game was at a all time high at this point. I remember the mission where you rob the train with Sean, John, and Charles and one of the requirements is to get 10 headshots in dead eye but stock dead eye is so low and the few enemies in this mission make it impossible. I replayed this mission 5 times trying to get it until I realized it was a waste. 

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6 hours ago, Rui_One_544 said:

 

I'm a dev. But I work closely with QA, so that's where I got the 'Expected/Actual Final Result' part I guess 1f602.png

 

 

oh gotcha lol, makes sense. i recently got a job as a QA tester so it was kind of a "i got that reference!" moment.

 

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained. Empty Pockets... when I found out the game was shutting down I grinded 1-2% a day. Pure misery... I got it done and I will never play a game by that developer again... congrats to anyone that has gotten this, it was a mind numbingly painful trophy.

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22 minutes ago, Synthetika said:

Orcs Must Die! Unchained. Empty Pockets... when I found out the game was shutting down I grinded 1-2% a day. Pure misery... I got it done and I will never play a game by that developer again... congrats to anyone that has gotten this, it was a mind numbingly painful trophy.

Did it twice ;) still not that bad I don't think.

 

I think so far Elder Scrolls online is giving me a run for my money. So much PvP I just don't want to do. I still don't have the plat and looking at it makes me just play it slow

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I think the Platinum that broke me the most would have to be Assassin Creed Unity.

 

So many things went wrong when I tried to 100% complete it. I lost my original save file, so I had to start over from scratch. Then I had to find all the collectibles, which took forever, I mean have you seen the world map for Unity (below). Ubisoft literately just shoved a crap bunch of stuff in a 2.75 square kilometer map! The co-op trophies weren't any better as you had to find all sync points in every level. And finally had to redo the Dead King DLC. It didn't help that Unity is one of the weakest entry in the AC franchise, so it wasn't enjoyable at all to replay it three time, first in 2014, shortly after launch, 2016 and finally got the platinum in 2018. 

 

Image result for assassin's creed unity collectibles map

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Catherine dismantled me mentally. I've never had such shaky hands/sweaty palms while playing a single player game in my entire life.

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I know this is the opposite of what you're asking, but The Evil Within felt like it limit broke me. There are harder trophies out there, but this one was one that I did not see myself being able to do, and then I somehow did it. Ever since that fateful day, nothing seems impossible anymore. I went on to plat UMvC3 after that; a trophy I'd argue is much harder, but more importantly, one I would never even have considered dreaming of getting before The Evil Within.

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