Horizon Forbidden West releases this week, and you can read our full review through here. Of course, it’s common for a game’s Trophy list to appear on Sony’s servers prior to release, but we’d recommend you take extreme care before browsing it. While story-related Trophies are “hidden” by default on the console, a lot of tracking websites like PSNProfiles tend to expose them anyway.
And developer Guerrilla Games has not been very careful with its trinket names. While developers will still tend to disguise the nature of their story-related Trophies with ambiguous titles, the Dutch first-party has been a little more upfront than it should have been with its sequel. It ultimately means if you casually browse through the full list of Trophies, you’ll have key story sequences spoiled.
It’s a massive oversight from a studio that, frankly, should know a lot better. We’d heavily caution against looking at the Trophies before you play – don’t worry, the Platinum is fairly straightforward and there are no missables that we’re aware of. Ultimately, it’s ironic that Guerrilla Games has gone to such great lengths to preserve the plot of its sequel, only to reveal it all in Trophy titles – but here we are.
All I needed to know is that there are no missable trophies. I already know none are difficulty-related, so I'll just play the game "organically" and then mop up whatever's left afterwards.
Ugh, nice save. Thanks, Sammy!
@Voltan awesome! Great news to hear. I'll do a new game plus on ultra hard but I don't want to play on ultra the first time through.
Hoping I can make it all week without listening to all the reviews. Honestly wish I wouldn't have seen the cinematic trailer. Confirmed a feature that would of been nice to discover. Time to go hide under a rock til Friday. 4 day weekend woohoo.
@Voltan that's pretty much all I want to know before starting a game. Missable trophies can be a pain.
Thanks Sammy. Appreciated. Hopefully no missables or difficulty trophies.
I turned off trophy notifications years ago and never looked back. I found it annoying to have key story moments interrupted with a "ping" sound constantly as I played. I sometimes check my score/list every couple of months but thankfully this also stops me looking at trophies and potentially spoiling things for myself.
Knowing there's no missable trophies should alleviate some of the concern that player's may have.
Truetrophies and Trueachievements are good sites for looking at and tracking trophies. They hide the hidden ones too.
@Abarth_71 HZD didn't have those either at release, so they might get added in the near future. Spider-man and Ghost of Tsushima also added those after release, so it happens more often with 1st party titles.
Not even looking at the list, I'd rather stare at Aloy's ugly trapezoid-shaped head for my whole life
Look at the Trophies for Killzones 2 and 3, they've been needlessly including the requirements in the titles for well over a decade.
@Voltan I learned this the hard way forcing yourself to get all the trophies takes away a lot of pleasure playing games.
@Abarth_71 That will likely come in a future update - that's how they did it with the first game anyway.
@Flaming_Kaiser I usually don't check the trophy lists until I feel like I'm pretty far into the game - then I decide if I want to do stuff before finishing the main strory, after or not at all
Luckily I don't feel like I need to get the platinum in every game I play but I did get it for HZD and it was fun so I'm currently assuming I will want to do the same for HFW
@Golem25 All these things should be hidden especially if its story spoiling. I had a few
asses here that thought it was funny to spoil the ending of the Last of Us 2.
I see those people sad little losers if you want to spoil someones fun because you dont like the game.
You even have some platform exclusive people who go out of their way to spoil games. Even on onrelated articles.
For all the trolls (losers) who feel that these things are acceptable you suck. Are you going to stand outside the movie after you didnt like a ending of a movie to spoil it for others?
@Voltan I think ill be finishing once and then look to mop up some trophies.
I just want to know if there are any difficulty trophies.
@Abarth_71 for some reasons Sony games quite often have the hard play through trophies after launch as dlc, they’ve done this with original Horizon, Spider-Man, TLoUII etc…
Thanks for this post!
Aloy is one hell of an ugly woman.
@Voltan Same plan here! I'll switch to Easy difficulty if the game starts becoming too challenging.
Yep, more Heavy Metal than Aloy !
@Indoorhero yes the story is a huge reason why I'm playing it.
@Voltan That's good. I despise trophies based on difficulty or online play (unless it's an online only game, of course). Those should be split out into different sections, like Ghost of Tsushima did.
I turned off trophy notification and have never bothered with them again. I know to a lot of players they are really important but for me they got in the way if the game. I found myself playing things I was not having fun with chasing a trophy. I think HZD was the last time I looked at what trophies I was missing.
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