Confessions of a Trophy Hunter

Given that the PlayStation 4 already released months ago, the PlayStation 3 has a plethora of games that won’t leave our minds that easily, especially for a trophy hunter, who tries to platinum each game that’s been bought. As for me, I only have 6 (One of those is Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (PSV)) games that I’ve achieved the platinum trophy out of an otherwise big, if not huge, library of games. Here are my platinum games:

Heavy Rain
My first platinum. Doing the platinum run for Heavy Rain was quite fun, as I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I’ve thought of obtaining platinum for Beyond: Two Souls because of the same direction it takes as Heavy Rain, but I find the story dragged in spots, particularly the part where Jodie lives for a bit with a Navajo family. Unfortunately,  chapters can’t be skipped in Beyond: Two Souls, unlike those in Heavy Rain.Given that each trophy mainly requires passing several QTE events, it was just a matter of time that I completed them. The story, although it has its flaws, is certainly good and the storytelling still lingers in my mind today.

Assassin’s Creed II

My first game I bought with my PlayStation 3. Originally I’ve never thought of obtaining the platinum for this game, but as I like the game (and the fact that I didn’t have another games to play), I decided to go for 100% completion for Assassin’s Creed II. It has fun gameplay, but there were times some of the tasks I found to be more of a chore rather than hard to complete. Gathering the collectibles was the most fun I had in the world of Assassin’s Creed II. The 100% memory synchronization was not that hard, but it took several times to perfectly do a particular mission without that hiccup that may hinder you from achieving perfect sync.

Final Fantasy XIII/Final Fantasy XIII-2
I combined these two games as they have a similar trophy structure. Luckily, in Final Fantasy XIII in my first playthrough, I collected all of the treasure chests that had a weapon in it (I heard it is a missable trophy for 100% completion, but I got it anyway). The time it took to build each characters’ crystarium fully was a pain, but I think that by doing sidequests, I never find it boring as some said it could be. The same can be said about Final Fantasy XIII-2, but when one of the trophies required more luck rather than skill, that’s when things can get frustrating. At first, I didn’t think that I had to exit the mini-game to obtain the trophy. I think I left my PS3 on overnight to obtain the trophy, and found that I’d accidentally obtained it twice. Once I just exited the game, and the other time I exited from the minigame and thus obtained the trophy. Same with the chocobo riding but fortunately, that only takes a couple of minutes.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

One of the reasons I’m not trying to obtain the platinum for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was that each game needed to be completed on hard before another difficulty can be unlocked, which I am too lazy to do again. Fortunately, this isn’t the case for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and the fact that the final boss is just near-full, if not filled, with QTEs. I remember when Nathan was surrounded by enemies and I had to memorize the enemies’ patterns to get through the area. I don’t mind collecting relics as a trophy, but I really hate online multiplayer as one of the trophy requirements on the route to platinum. It’s a good thing when players are only required to play one session of online multiplayer and for that, I was willing to redeem the code to play one online portion of the game.

That all the games I have the platinum for so far. What games have our readers achieved platinum status? Share with us, if you will, in the comments below. Before signing off, I would like to make note of a game where I’m one trophy away from gaining the elusive platinum:

Dragon Age 2
Sure, Dragon Age: Origins has a different feel compared to its successor, but even so I’ve truly enjoyed it, despite having my own criticisms over Dragon Age 2.Due to the fact there is missable trophy, plus the fact that I need to re-download its DLC, are some reasons why I’m considering to completely abandon the game. I remember, due to a glitch, I had to restart my campaign all over again. Even with that, I still haven’t gotten to platinum the game.


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