Wow, if you're a hardcore Trophy hunter, then Mass Effect Legendary Edition is going to keep you very, very busy. The Trophy list for the upcoming remastered collection is now online, and it's gigantic. Each game in the trilogy has its own list, and there's an additional, smaller list that covers challenges across all three games.
In total, there are 130 Trophies to unlock, and three Platinums — one for each title. However, as with the original releases, reaching 100 per cent completion ain't gonna be easy. You'll need to beat all three games on the often rock-hard Insanity difficulty, and accomplish all kinds of varied tasks.
Dare we ask if you'll be striving for 100 per cent completion in Mass Effect Legendary Edition? Start planning your Platinum campaign in the comments section below.
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I’ve quite enjoyed trophy hunting recently, got my 15th platinum a couple of days ago. I think these might be out my reach though 😂
nah, hardcore trophy hunters (as in, the type who aim to get more trophies than anyone else) don't go anywhere near this sort of thing - at least not for trophies. it's all about the easy wins
I remember doing an Insanity run on Mass Effect 2 back on PS3. Never again. Some of the Collector fights were an absolute nightmare.
Bought the 3rd on PS3, after hearing good things about it from a mate who played the series on 360.
Bored the arse off me, though... no interest in playing the others.
@danlk1ng Doesn’t that take the fun out of it? Thought the fun was to be had in working hard for the platinums rather than seeing an arbitrary number go up.
@nessisonett @danlk1ng I think we're getting hardcore Trophy hunters mixed up with fake hardcore Trophy hunters, softcore Trophy hunters, or possibly real fake hardcore Trophy hunters.
Im going to try it. I think I read they revamped the xp progression. meaning less playthroughs and hopefully less hours. Insanity was very hard I remember
@ShogunRok Think I caught some softcore trophy hunters on late-night TV once.
@nessisonett it does. Personally I just play games I like, and if it's the sort of game I like enough to let my completionist tendencies out on, then I'll go for the platinum. I've gone for the platinum on recent Assassin's Creed games for example - where I'm thankful that a platinum trophy exists because while it's a lot of game time, it's a hell of a lot less game time than trying to thoroughly clean out the game of everything you could possibly do
@Gavin_Newsom Yeah they've apparently made it so you don't need to do multiple playthroughs to reach max level. Welcome improvement!
@ShogunRok meh I dunno. I guess it depends on your definition - are we talking about hunters of hardcore trophies or hardcore hunters of trophies? The latter are more than happy to do this (video is clean, don't worry):
whereas the rest of us rightfully look down on such practices
I'm not sure if I'll attempt to 100% 1 and 3 but I have to get the plat for 2 again. That insanity run, though hard as nails, felt like such an accomplishment.
@danlk1ng Yeah, I got Odyssey’s a few days ago and honestly felt it was a good incentive to explore the map fully. With these big sandboxes it’s a good way to get me engaged.
@danlk1ng That's a pretty eye-opening video isn't it? I guess we're talking about hunters of hardcore trophies!
@ShogunRok only reason I even know about that game is I had a look at the #1 guy on PSNProfiles - and sure he plays some pretty decent games, but for the most part it's trophy hunter BS, the time to platinum is 15-30 minutes for most of them. This one stood out because it said he'd finished it in 45 seconds or so- and they pull some dirty, dirty tricks so that they actually get multiple sets of trophies by buying the game in multiple regions (for instance I believe he had 3 sets of trophies for the game in the video - 3 platinums all for about a minute of gameplay!)
But yeah, it does just seem very ridiculous. He's top of the leaderboard for what - he's completed more of the world's easiest games than anyone else has? I don't deny that it takes a bit of work to get through that many but still, it's more than a bit silly
@nessisonett I did Origins recently and got so thoroughly burned out on AC after the platinum (specifically the need to complete every location in the main game in Origins) I couldn't touch the DLC for a month or two, and I wanted to finish that before Odyssey - I'm just at the stage of starting Odyssey now
@danlk1ng Yeah, you don’t need to finish every location in Odyssey which is a bit more lenient than Origins. Still, I did complete every location in that game because I’m a madman. Definitely won’t be playing Valhalla for a while 😂
The Mass Effect 2 platinum was one of the most fun I've ever aquired. Can't wait to spend the next month or so getting all of these!!
I attempted the hardest difficulty trophy for ME2 as it was the only trophy I didn't have. It was tricky but I managed it but no trophy popped. So I double checked the trophy and realised I had set to hardcore and not Insanity. Couldn't bring myself to do try it all again but this time even harder.
I'm up for giving it another go this time with this edition.
I view platinum trophies as games I really enjoyed and wanted to persevere to get them (days gone, ghost of tsushima, astros playroom being recent ones).
Not a fan of games which force you to complete them on an insane difficulty to get the trophy.
I actually might go for it again with 2 and 3. We will see with 1 as I remember on PS3 you had to do multiple "Use this skill 100 times." If we need to do that again no thank you on that but if it's just complete it on insanity then I'm game.
@danlk1ng that's not true at all. Way to paint everybody with the same brush. Lol
I have the plat on both ME2 and 3. Look forward to doubling up on these. Will take a min though
@Jeevz isn't it though? Bear in mind I never said I was talking about everybody, only those who specifically consider collecting trophies to be an achievement in itself (e.g. the sort of people who both completed My Name is Mayo and also don't feel a little bit ashamed including it in their number of platinums, because most of their other platinums are similar BS).
If that sentence doesn't describe a type of trophy hunter you were thinking of, then it's ok- I wasn't taking about them . I was talking about the guys who have more trophies than that, because they also have less shame
3 games 3 plats make sense! glad they did this would not have been happy if it was just 1 list.
@ShogunRok The mission to get the Reaper IFF on insanity difficulty nearly drove me insane. Ridiculous.
Mass Effect 2 was my first ever platinum. Might as well do it again!
It does. As long as a trophy list is “fair” (usually meaning no ridiculous RNG) then challenge is appreciated by most. Many even aim to get the trophies with the highest rarity. Personally I’m going for all the Yakuza plats at the moment, which aren’t really hard, but take well over 100hrs each, so aren’t exactly quick wins to get numbers up either.
Been watching The Expanse recently so I am really in the mood for some scifi gaming but I don't see me getting any plats here.
Maybe ME2. If they improve the first significantly, then I might try for all 3 over the next... several years, lol.
I platinumed me1 me2 and me3 on ps3 and im going to do it again. I just like playing the game a different way each time and trophies get me to do this. The insanity playthroughs were tough but ultimately enjoyable and im glad it did it
I just like to platinum games i like and i love mass effect
@David187 totally agree when collections only have one trophy list really annoys me
This story is incorrect you dont have to play legendary on insanity difficulty to get the platinums. you dont have to get any of the trophies on the cumulative list (that includes the insanity trophies) to get the platinums
So basically same as the original lists? I never bothered with them haha I hate hard mode trophies.
@nessisonett I remember the first time we talked on here, we had the same number of trophies. Think it was like 7 or 8? Now you are on 15 and I 12... But! I have like 95% on Moss, Astro Bot I'm plowing through and also Unravel and FF8 will likely be done within a couple weeks. We seem to make similar progress
you had to compete each of the originals on insanity for the platinums you dont on legendary. The lists are similar but with alot of differences with alot of the requirements to get them lowered. also the dlcs used to have a few trophies on each dlc now it appears one trophy per dlc
@Jayofmaya To be fair, I’ve gotten 5 since March! Granted, two of those were Astro and The Witness which didn’t take too long (The Witness was bloody difficult though). I’ve mostly just plugged away at the Assassin’s Creed series platinums, I have 3 Remastered, Syndicate, Origins and now Odyssey’s platinums! I am enjoying going for them though, it feels like it keeps me focused rather than dropping off games.
@ShogunRok I hear you. 2 was the only one I couldn't beat on Insanity.
I got the Platinum on all three games on PS3. I want to do it again on PS5 but I had more free time back then lol.
@ShogunRok Hearing "assuming control" still keeps me up at night.
@nessisonett Weird! I got 3 since march but they were super easy (Spyro Reignited). Wasn't playing much before then due to music stuff. Kudos on Assassin's Creed. I played the first but it was a bit bland imo and briefly the second but never got into the series tbh. I hear Black Flag and 3 were better, though.
Saw those lists.
I'll just play through it and be done. I suspect the platinums for all 3 will take over 200 hours.
May attempt ME2 because I loved that one back in the day
@danlk1ng - I completed My Name is Mayo. Why on earth should I feel ashamed about it? It's a fun game with some absolutely hilarious dialogue, do you not like gaming for fun?
I also have 100% completion on DMC and Souls games, Bloodborne, The Surge, Ninja Gaiden, Bayonetta etc. I'm neither proud or ashamed of any of them. They're just games.
Trophies are meaningless, but so are video games. And life in general, thinking about it.
I never cared about Xbox or Steam achievements either way, but something about trophies are addictive. It's a real pity Nintendo continues to be a holdout on this front.
I'm definitely 100% them. I have one trophy each for each game. I've been procrastinating going back and finishing them, then this remaster got announced and I figured, since I was going to replay them from start to finish, might as well do it here first, I'll go back and finish on ps3 some other time.
Bioware did this list right. Made it so you can easily get the Platinum in all 3 games while having a separate list for those who want that harder challenge. This is how it's done
I still think is a little disappointing that it's not a PS5 native app, Dualsense Support would do wonders to this game. I hope Bioware consider this for the future.
I can't think of a better way to take the enjoyment out of gaming than trophy chasing. I'll not find every stupid collectable or do other stupid random things just for a few pixels shaped like a trophy. There's just too many games out there to experience.
I'll finish a game, then move on. In the very rare cases where I liked the game so much I just sort of accidently got a platinum, it was through no special effort on my part. Add up all your trophies, take them to the pawn shop, and see what you get.
I platted ME2 on the PS3 and did a run for ME3 but then stopped because I didn't want to waste so much time on the multiplayer. Good thing that dumb trend to add a MP to every type of game has partially worn off.
Probably won't go for the platinums.
If going for a trophy takes the enjoyment out of the game, I don't tend to bother.
Show off mode: got my 51st platinum yesterday. 😎
@nessisonett I didn't find Witness too bad to platinum. I had to use a guide for the last bit though because the flashing puzzles and glitched out screens gave me a massive headache. The randomly generated secret puzzle took a couple of hours though, I was pretty proud of finishing that one.
Glad you don't need to play these games on insanity for the trophy, they are on the "DLC" trophy list which includes difficulty trophies and romance trophies.
I might get it on xbox though, it's 10% off with EA Play and also Microsoft Rewards are giving out 6000 points (£5) if you buy the game before a certain date. OR I might wait another year until it actually enters EA Vault, which I have paid for with my series X until May 2023.
Definitely going for the 100% on this, can't pass up that challenge again! Got the plat for 2 and 3 on ps3 so may as well double up!
looks like 3 easy platinums which is a big change from the originals
ironic that you can now platinum the games with out playing in insanity. but you cant platinum it without playing the dlc which is the opposite way it was in the originals
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