MidnightDragon

Time to plat?

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Since this has no multiplayer (for the moment), about how long will this take to platinum? 

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I played the original way back when on a different account. The single player campaign wasn't too difficult, except for a couple of spots on Professional difficulty, but I recommend two playthroughs because of the trophies related to property damage: one for completing with over $3M in property damage, one for less than $100K (i.e., don't blow up cars.) Finishing Professional difficulty without doing too much damage to property is extremely difficult. Better to not have to worry about it and just do two playthroughs. I would say it's probably about around 20 hours for two playthroughs, maybe less. The original game took a lot longer to get the platinum because of the online trophies, which was fun to play, but really challenging at times.

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Posted (edited)

10 hours, 2 playtroughs. 

 

First Playtrough:

play on professional difficulty, collect all collectibles, deal more than 3 million dollar damage and try to get as many trophies you can.  

You can farm the damage with checkpoint reload. 

Play the time square level at the checkpoint before you go in the office. destroy all cars and reload the checkpoint. every run 500000 dollar damage. 

 

Second Playtrough:

play on easy and Speedrun your way through the game with less than 100000 dollar damage for a shiny fast platinum. 

 

Only the first 5 level you can deal damage, doesn't need attention in the last 2 ! xD

 

 

Edited by Mr_Pound_of_Life
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Since the well known glitch from the PS3/XBOX360 game version is still usable in the Remastered version (as of version 1.01 at date 10/04/2019) you can speed this up more. Platinum should be obtainable in 6 - 8 hours!

 

The glitch makes use of the fact that you can freely set the difficulty level at the chapter select ("Replay Mission") and the ingame progress is saved at each checkpoint without losing the entire game progress from before:

  1. Finish the whole game at "Casual" difficulty.
  2. After the credits switch back to game's main menu.
  3. Select "Replay Mission".
  4. Select the first checkpoint in the first chapter.
  5. Select "Professional" difficulty.
  6. Start playing this checkpoint, just skip cutscenes when possible.
  7. It is best to play through the first two or three checkpoints of a chapter in general.
    1. A new checkpoint is reached when the objective at the top of the screen appears then disappears .
    2. For a list of the checkpoints see this guide on gamefaqs.
  8. Quit to main menu.
  9. Load the last checkpoint of the 1st chapter (should be the last boss of the chapter).
  10. Select "Professional" difficulty.
  11. Beat the boss so that you go into the second chapter's checkpoint 1 automatically, just skip cutscenes when possible.
  12. Reach the next checkpoint of chapter 2.
    1. For safety measures just play through the second and third checkpoint of any chapter every time!
  13. Load the last checkpoint of the second chapter (should be the last boss of the chapter).
  14. Select "Professional" difficulty.
  15. Beat the boss so that you go into the third chapter's checkpoint 1 automatically, just skip cutscenes when possible
  16. Rinse and repeat the same method with chapter 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

==> When I did it this way I got "Are You a God?" when the last cutscene showing the last bosse's moments played.

 

My recommendation is to combine this "Casual" difficulty playthrough with the "Nice Shootin', Tex!"-trophy in mind (Complete the game with less than $100,000 in property damage

Spoiler
  • This should be done because the "property damage" (Which can be seen in the ingame statistics: Menu >> Statistics >> Career Overview >>Total Damage Claim) is tied to your ingame profile (= Career).
  • Restarting a checkpoint or another chapter won't reset the Total Damage Claim, so if you are over $99,999 there is no going back!
    • To be precise: If you reach the amount of $100,000 then you have to start fresh!
  • Only way to start fresh and with a 0 for Total Damage Claim is to begin a "New Career", there is no other way!
  • Just backup your savegame and profile data every time a new checkpoint starts in one of the chapters. For reference see this guide on gamefaqs.
  • Also I used a trophy guide from another trophy site for the PS3 old version of the game which had good suggestions for getting the "Nice Shootin', Tex!" trophy.

 

Rule of Thumb:

When you arrive in the fifth chapter (Return to Hotel Sedgewick) and your Total Damage Claim is less then $19,999 you are in the clear because:

  1. The estimated amount of damage you can do in chapter 5 "Return to Hotel Sedgewick" is $80,000!
  2. The damage done to the environment in the last two chapters "Lost Island" (chapter 6) and "Central Park Cemetery" (chapter 7) does not count to the Total Damage Claim!

 

Why should "The Destructor" (Complete the game with more than $3,000,000 in property damage.) be done after  "Nice Shootin', Tex!"?

Spoiler
  • This is my recommendation because you can collect the amount of $3,000,000 Total Damage Claim with the help of "Replay Mission"
  • Just wreak havoc in chapter 2 (TIMES SQUARE) and chapter 4 (HISTORY MUSEUM) until you reach $3,000,000 Total Damage Claim
  • When this done select chapter 7 last checkpoint and beat the final boss

==> You should get the "The Destructor" trophy.

 

About the savedata for this game in general:

Spoiler
  • Maybe this glitch is only possible because the game uses two savefiles when you start your ingame career: PROFILE.SAV and GAME0.SAV
  • PROFILE.SAV is updated automatically when you collect a new artifact, scan a new ghost or destroy objects and score points for Total Damage Claim in the process.
  • GAME0.SAV is updated when you reach a new chapter.
  • Do you delete one of those files you have to start from the beginning without any progress.

 

Questions? Just ask 😉

My thanks go out to the people at playstationtrophies.org, XboxAchievements.com and Gamefaqs because they provided me with the information you can find in this reply! 👍

The glitch was not discussed on PSNProfiles so I had to search around the internet. 😎

Edited by Geridian
Added links to sites playstationtrophies.org, XboxAchievements.com and Gamefaqs. If this is against the rules I will delete them!
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Can also confirm the glitch Geridian posted works, :) 

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That just seems really awkward and too much trouble. Might as well just play the whole game on professional, especially since you still have to fight the bosses anyway. I'm halfway through on professional now so I may as well keep going...

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1 hour ago, HOGIE838IRE said:

*snap*

Hope you are keeping "Nice Shootin', Tex!"-trophy in mind: Total Damage Claim over or at exact $100,000 = Start a new career!

==> This is more trouble as playing on "Casual" first with keeping "Nice Shootin', Tex!"-trophy in mind and using the glitch afterwards.

 

My recommendation is to combine this "Casual" difficulty playthrough with the "Nice Shootin', Tex!"-trophy in mind (Complete the game with less than $100,000 in property damage:

Spoiler
  • This should be done because the "property damage" (Which can be seen in the ingame statistics: Menu >> Statistics >> Career Overview >>Total Damage Claim) is tied to your ingame profile (= Career).
  • Restarting a checkpoint or another chapter won't reset the Total Damage Claim, so if you are over $99,999 there is no going back!
    • To be precise: If you reach the amount of $100,000 then you have to start fresh!
  • Only way to start fresh and with a 0 for Total Damage Claim is to begin a "New Career", there is no other way!
  • Just backup your savegame and profile data every time a new checkpoint starts in one of the chapters. For reference see this guide on gamefaqs.
  • Also I used a trophy guide from another trophy site for the PS3 old version of the game which had good suggestions for getting the "Nice Shootin', Tex!" trophy.

 

Rule of Thumb:

When you arrive in the fifth chapter (Return to Hotel Sedgewick) and your Total Damage Claim is less then $19,999 you are in the clear because:

  1. The estimated amount of damage you can do in chapter 5 "Return to Hotel Sedgewick" is $80,000!
  2. The damage done to the environment in the last two chapters "Lost Island" (chapter 6) and "Central Park Cemetery" (chapter 7) does not count to the Total Damage Claim!

 

Why should "The Destructor" (Complete the game with more than $3,000,000 in property damage.) be done after  "Nice Shootin', Tex!"?

Spoiler
  • This is my recommendation because you can collect the amount of $3,000,000 Total Damage Claim with the help of "Replay Mission"
  • Just wreak havoc in chapter 2 (TIMES SQUARE) and chapter 4 (HISTORY MUSEUM) until you reach $3,000,000 Total Damage Claim
  • When this done select chapter 7 last checkpoint and beat the final boss

==> You should get the "The Destructor" trophy.

 

==> Also these two spoilers reveal why the glitch is useful, nothing more, nothing less.

Edited by Geridian
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