- Oct 28, 2017
Unreal Tournament 3
You need to eat, sure. You don't need to cook.
I did the FFX Plat in about 80 Hours. You don't have to Max the Luck Stat. Getting 255 in every other stat, filling the board with something else (even though you're over capped) is much faster. For the Dark Aeons, just cheese it using Yojimbo's Zanmoto by paying him 1.2m gil. Farming the Gil is LOT faster than Maxing Luck.
I agree, the Lightning dodge was pretty simple once you find the spot needed and you can do it in around 10 minutes maybe less. The race took me forever, I hated that race.Dodging lightning in FFX is actually really easy, as there is a small cratered area where a strike will always happen when you run into it. Once you get the timing down, you barely have to pay attention.
The Chocobo race in the Calm Lands on the other hand is absolute torture. By far the worst minigame in the series and the fact that they hid the main character's best weapon behind it is insane.
I have the FFX plat because I hate myself.
Chocobo one wasn't too bad for me (I was actually able to do the 0 second run in 1 try). Lightning dodges, I was able to figure out a good spot back then on the PS2 by accident where the bolts strike in a consistent, predictable manner so the only real issue is yeah, it's tedious since it takes around 30-40 minutes to complete. The butterfly one? Man fuck that
Yeah I mentioned this in my post.
Fector's Challenge is the first trophy I did. 4 hours a day for 3 weeks, half the time required for the platinum trophy.
I've got all platinums from 1HD to 6. My problem is the mahjong so I can't 100% the Kiwami games ;(Yakuza wise you have:
Really tough skill based: Mini game master in Yakuza 3 (play the Japanese PS3 version for the hardest version of this). Basically clear every last mini game requirement the game throws at you. EX Hard batting cages (no crosshair, though there is a "cheat" for this) and Expert Pool are widely agreed to be the hardest of the bunch. Mahjong can also put up a fight if you dont know what your doing. The Japanese PS3 version of this also has you clear the quiz game Answer X Answer which aside from requiring actual Japanese reading knowledge also requires you to know all sorts of answers to geographical, pop culture, history etc. questions and be fast. Good luck with that one!
RGG1 HD for the PS3 also has one trophy for clearing all of Haruka's requests - the last of which is clearing the batting cages - 20 home runs in a row. Which is bloody hard. Never did manage that...
Time Consuming: Yakuza 5's 100% run has, as of a few minutes ago taken me 150 hours. Just about to fight Amon. Not really hard as there are cheat items for gambling and most requirements are actually very fair, there's just so many different things to do in the game that it'll definitely take you a very long time to do. Its rather darn fun though, so I judge it as a bad trophy, just an insanely time consuming one within the series.
Grinding ahoy: FOTNS and Ishin both have grindy trophies that take ages to do. FOTNS has the amulet trophy, and especially in the Japanese version of the game you gotta get every piece of armor which takes hours of random battles and arena fights in the hopes they drop. The English release of the game actually halved that requirement - basically saying instead of requiring 100% completion list completion, you only need 50%. Guess who played the Japanese game! Ishin has TWO completion lists, one fun, one absolutely pointless full of pointless grindy stuff. And its not as if getting all the modding materials is an easy task on its own. That was annoying for sure (but hey, at least the late game swords make the Legend difficulty run a cake walk.
0 also has the Dragon and Tiger grinding which is annoying. 95% of ingredients you need are easy to get, but 2-3 items are super low drop rate items that you can spend hours trying to get on their own...
Just fucking shit: Yakuza 0 has (in my opinion) the worst trophy in the entire series of games - Clear cat fighting 10 times. This is basically an RNG heavy mode that can be maneuvered around if you figure out each girls pattern (super hard in its own right) but also hope that they don't also just pull off a super move that kills you outright, even after you win the match. Worst mode and worst trophy in the entire series no doubt.
I love Mahjong myself. Took me years to learn though. Shogi is my personal weakness along with Pool, but I'm good enough at Pool for the requirements and Shogi you can at least cheat/cheese. But yeah, your pretty much screwed on some games if you can't do Mahjong :(
You have to play both journeys in multiplayer, and if you are good and survive till the end, the fastest you can roughly do it is 50 or so hours IIRC. It's been a long while since I did it, but I wholeheartedly recommend reading a guide first because you can do like 90% of the days, and then if your survivors die you have to start all over.
And odd number achievements too!
Wow that's pretty lengthy. Thanks for the info. I really hate multiplayer trophies in general but I love this game so much that I really want the platinum. I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.You have to play both journeys in multiplayer, and if you are good and survive till the end, the fastest you can roughly do it is 50 or so hours IIRC. It's been a long while since I did it, but I wholeheartedly recommend reading a guide first because you can do like 90% of the days, and then if your survivors die you have to start all over.
I actually think the multiplayer in that game is brilliant, so I didn't mind playing it at all. It's just about management so you don't have to play it more than you need too, if you didn't like it.
I'm pretty much the same way now. If I'm enjoying a game enough I might go after trophies (like A Hat in Time and Bloostained ROTN currently) but almost all games these days I'll just stop going for trophies because I just don't have the patience or time to waste with some of the requirements. Heck, I love going for Capcom based trophies but I won't plat MHW because of the crown trophies, I ain't got time for that!I realized not long ago that my desire to work for platinums was taking away my joy from playing games and making them feel like a chore. I would avoid games where the platinum looked too hard or would take too long. I would play games I had no interest in because the platinum was easy.
I purged that desire out of my head and turned off trophy notifications. I am for the first time in a while enjoying games again not worrying about trophies. It's ones like the FFX one that reminds me why I'm happy I did this.
They give you a lot of exp and several of the trophies require you to max out all characters / sphere grids.I don’t value my time but I don’t value trophies either so firsthand? N/A. But secondhand? I half-watched a former significant other earn my PSN account of ten years its first and to-date only Platinum via killing adamantoises for hours upon hours upon hours in FFXIII. I don’t recall why they felt the need to do so nor how it tied into the Platinum acquisition. All I know is that every time I boot up the PS4 and tab past the trophies thing, I laugh seeing my one Platinum listed and shudder at my ex’s dedication.