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Tasuki

@Gremio108 @Th3solution Things have been around like that for awhile now basically since last gen with the Xbox 360 and PS3. You basically give them your account and they get they trophies for you. Which is basically against Sony's ToS. Not only that but it's a good way to end up having you account stolen so we don't recommend it.

With that being said not really a topic that is allowed to be discussed here so let's just end it now.

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ReanSchwarzer7

@Tasuki I'm curious. What's the trophy you're most proud of earning? It doesn't have to be a platinum. For me it is my platinum trophy for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II which took me over 400 hours to earn. It's a pretty tough trophy, but ironically not my rarest trophy which happens to be a bronze one lol. xP

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Th3solution

@Reanfan7 I know this may be a question specifically for @Tasuki, but it got me thinking, so I’ll share anyway. The trophies that come to mind that I’m probably most proud of include a couple from Persona 4 Golden — “Legend of Inaba” for maxing all social links and “Compulsive Reader” for reading all the books. Those took some effort and planning. Oh, and also “Unnatural Selection” for killing one of each animal species in Red Dead Redemption, and “They All Live” for making it to the end of Until Dawn with all 8 friends alive. That was tough.

But as far as trophies that don’t necessarily garner pride in achieving but just come to mind that were fun to get or clever — “Bacon!” for killing a Razorback with a Molotov cocktail in Rise of the Tomb Raider 😆, and “Your Prize” for climbing the tower and having a serene moment observing the view from the top of the Hoysala Empire in Uncharted Lost Legacy. 😌 Beautiful.

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Tasuki

@Reanfan7 Honestly I don't really have one if that makes sense. I don't go out of my way to earn trophies or achievements I just play the game normally and if I get them while playing the game great if not great too.

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Th3solution

Well, against my better judgement, I finally platinum’ed Back to the Future. It was actually a pretty hard platinum for a Telltale game. I really enjoy mixing in Telltale games between my RPGs and epic sandbox games because they are so chill and one can just sit back and relax, enjoy the story, and the trophies fly in. I find them a nice diversion to mix things up. Since I like TWD, Batman, Tales of the Borderlands, Wolf Among Us, etc ... a worker at GameStop recommended BttF. Welp, It is the worst Telltale game I have played, for sure. Is it a bad game? Well, not totally, but I’ll refrain from leaving a review on this thread. But the significant thing is that all the Telltale games I’ve played up to this point had essentially an automatic platinum for playing all the story in each episode to completion, regardless of your decisions. BttF is definitely not like that. How you complete things makes a difference and although the story endpoint in each episode is predetermined no matter what dialog choices you make (like these games tend to be) only 1/2 of the trophies are automatic. The rest require doing things in a certain order, completing puzzles without making mistakes, and even interacting with objects that are non-essential to the story. I had to go back and play one episode twice to clean up some trophies. In the end, it became my 10th platinum, but definitely more “valuable” than your typical TT platinum.
Anyways, just a fair warning. If you’re a fan of the movie or of puzzle point and click games, you can try it out, but don’t be expecting the usual TT formula.

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booshy89

So, I completed Headlander last night for my 69th platinum and 100th 100% game.
I couldn't advise people to play this game enough as I had an absolute blast with it, some good puzzling to unlock some of the later upgrades and a great atmosphere and style to the game.

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themcnoisy

@booshy89 Bloomin heck. Your plat counts crazy bro in the short time youve been collecting. Well done.

@Th3solution "Legend of Inaba” for maxing all social links and “Compulsive Reader” for reading all the books. Those took some effort and planning. Oh, and also “Unnatural Selection” for killing one of each animal species in Red Dead Redemption, and “They All Live” for making it to the end of Until Dawn with all 8 friends alive. That was tough."

I actually disagree (not with your opinion of course but the list) any trophy were I need to follow a relatively strict list of instructions or pathway for the majority or whole of the game really ruins my enjoyment. I constantly change my mind on what I feel like doing. Looking up faqs or guides has really ruined my enjoyment of titles in the past. Something like Hitman Go, which I thought was great. Before I knew it, I was working through the levels using a guide. After getting the plat I was like why did I do that? Im good at logic games and that ruined all the fun I would have had.

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ReanSchwarzer7

I finally reached trophy level 13 and just reached the 1200 trophy milestone! Have any of my fellow countrymen or countrywomen joined the Playstation Rewards program now that you can earn big points for your trophies? 10 plats = enough points for a $10 PSN Card. 100 golds = enough points for a $10 PSN Card, 1000 silvers = enough points for a $10 PSN Card! :3

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Th3solution

@themcnoisy Yes, I can agree that sometimes it does distract. It kind of depends on the game. For me, I actually prefer a trophy that is obtainable with a little planning and even help from a guide to one that is either complete random chance, a huge grind fest (hitting a certain high level or killing some huge number of enemies), or is online related. Oh yeah, or timed completion trophies (such as “finish the game in less than 5 hours”). Those types of trophies I do not enjoy trying to get. If obtaining the trophy will somehow give me a little extra story, such as “Legend of Inaba” or “They All Live” then I actually quite enjoy the process and feel a sense of accomplishment a little bit. Of course it is all false accomplishment and if I had to get help from a guide then I’m sure the purists would nay-say the trophy but it’s okay — we all do this for fun anyways and so there is no wrong way to play a game.

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themcnoisy

@Th3solution 100% with you on timed trophies, why developers put 'finish in under 5 hours' is beyond me. Those trophies generally have the least uptake.

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vegeta11

After I have no idea how many hundreds of hours I finally got the Cat Fight trophy from Injustice 2, time to wrap up that plat this weekend.

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KratosMD

Platinum #27: NieR Automata

If anyone is looking for an easy plat (and a game with amazing story and gameplay), this is definitely one to check out!

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Kidfried

@KratosMD Congrats!

Now let me tell you something I hate: too easy plats. Sure, it's fun for new players to get their first platinum. Sure, it's great for trophy hunters. And sure, I despise terrible grind or near impossible trophies like any other guy. But... c'mon, can we at least have some standards here.

Example: Watch Dogs 2. You get a trophy for doing your first Uber driver mission. But why isn't there a trophy for reaching max rating in Uber? Or doing all missions? There isn't even an in-game reward for it, except money and experience.

And this goes for most things in the game. Play your first online game? Trophy. Reach diamond ranking online? Nothing.

Visit ten ScoutX locations? Trophy. Get 50? A selfie pose (meh, but sure). Get all? Nothing.

When you put collectables or rankings in your game, you have to include some kind of incentive. I hate it when they don't.

End of my rant. By the way, got the plat!

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KratosMD

@Kidfried Well in regards to NieR, it isn't easy in actuality because you unlock the possibility to just buy all the trophies at the end of the three playthroughs and that is what I did since I don't care about trophies anymore so I thought I might as well use that opportunity. If you want to get them the fair way then it should pose some challenge.

Personally, I don't care if the Platinums are easy or not. As long as you got them, you've shown that you put in effort in getting them, either intentionally by actually looking out for them or by just playing the game and unlocking them as you go. In this day and age where there are tons of games to play, if you decided to invest your time in one particular game and get its Platinum, then you've earned my respect. Because personally, I would rather just spend my time playing as many different games as I can, not caring if I got all the trophies or not. If you do get them, then props to you, absolutely.

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Kidfried

@KratosMD I haven't played Nier, so my rant wasn't targeted at that game. Sorry, it did sound like it. Mostly at Watch Dogs and others.

And I don't really care about trophies anymore either, especially lately. Just too many good games coming out to still even have time to platinum everything. Although I do miss the PS4 launch days a bit, because I invested more in most games.

I completed Watch Dogs 2 within a week or so (I don't know exactly). That's pretty short, and while I could still check out maybe some side quests or online, I know I won't. There's still much to be done!

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BAMozzy

@KratosMD Personally I would never keep pushing to get all trophies in a game. There maybe a few I will go out of my way to get - like trying to get 10 stealth kills in a row, get through a level without being detected etc. But I won't bother going for 'speed-run' trophies or trophies that are only possible after beating a game once - like those associated with 'new game +' or beating a game on a 'brutal' difficulty that is only unlocked after beating the game at least once. I have beaten games - like Tomb Raider, Arkham Knight etc to 100%. That means I have collected everything, done all the side missions, Riddler challenges etc so I see nothing to gain by playing through these again just for a trophy that means I get a Platinum. In fact I only have 2 platinum trophies - Second Son and H:ZD.

In some cases, I have beaten the game to 100% more than once due to the fact I have them on both consoles. Games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Witcher 3 for example offered complete and/or GotY versions with all DLC so it was more tempting to re-purchase on the different consoles.

Some trophies I think are not worth it. I really can't see any benefit to speed-running a game to get a trophy (looking at you Uncharted 1-3). I cannot see how rushing through a game as quick as possible is doing that game justice. In fact I hate 'timed' based trophies. I just can't see the benefit of re-running these over and over again just to get a trophy. I may try once or twice (running the Gauntlet in TF2 for example) but if I am not that close - i.e. within a second or two - I will just not bother. I beat the game on the hardest difficulty and got every other trophy but cannot be bothered to keep playing that over and over again until I beat the time. I also never bothered collecting every feather in AC2 which would have given me the opportunity to get the last 'remaining' achievements. I also hate trophies that are dependent on 'co-op' (like Destiny's complete the raid without any of your fireteam dying) or in modes I have no interest in (Destiny 2's trophy for doing really well in 'trials'). Co-op based trophies are often the ones I never bother to go for - they may get done through general play (like CoD Zombies) but I don't go for them specifically.

I have no more respect for people who do collect trophies and platinum trophies in particular than I do for people with no, or few trophies. Its not that I don't respect them, I just don't respect them 'more' because of that - its their preference to collect 'trophies' and their personality that drives them to do this. It can be an addictive thing too - like getting to 100k Gamerscore on Xbox for example or being at the top of a 'leaderboard' - like seeing your name in the arcades top 10 on that game. I used to keep putting in my 10p to top the leaderboard and or fill up the entire top 10 with my initials - just doesn't interest me nowadays though but I do understand that drive and addictive nature that trophies and hearing that pop-up trophy sound offer. To me its now more a sign of their personality than anything else. Not something that necessarily deserves to be respected more.

I don't care if my trophy list has games with zero or only a few trophies - to me that just shows that the game in question didn't do enough to warrant my time. I may return to some and they remain in my 'backlog' but others will never get played again. Those games that generally have the majority or at least the one for 'beating' the game, are generally 'finished' as far as Single player goes. Missing 'challenge' trophies are unlikely to get done as I have little desire to jump into that mission just to get a trophy - especially if that game isn't 'current'. By current I mean that its not in my immediate playlist. I will admit that if I have beaten a game very recently, I may jump back and try to get the odd trophy or two whilst the game is fresh or if they have an MP that's still current, I may jump into the campaign to get the odd trophy as a warm-up before going online or as a wind-down after a session of MP. Point is for me Trophies are something that can 'enhance' a game but not necessarily vital to my enjoyment. Speed running for example has the opposite effect to me, missing all the nuances for example because you are rushing through. Some may find having to collect 100+ hidden items doesn't enhance their experience - for me I often enjoy this as I like to explore off the beaten path but it can affect the flow of the story. When there is urgency indicated, like having to get to point B before a bomb goes off but you opt to go wandering off to find some collectable and return to find the same level of urgency from your AI companion who stood on the path waiting for your return...

Anyway, I would rather see Trophies in games than not overall but I don't see how these often equate to getting the 'most' from a game. How can you get more if you have beaten a game to 100%? Missing a trophy like taking out all 8 helicopters in a 'specific' moment in a chapter that still plays out exactly the same whether you did or didn't get that, or running a gauntlet over and over until you beat a specific time?

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