Yeah. Perhaps a bit of a surprise for a game you can blast through in a couple of hours, but it's there.
I got my first platinum trophy(43 posts)
Hi, I am new to this posting type shinanigans, but my 1st platinum was Heavy rain (very easy), closely followed by MW2 (relatively easy) though i must admit that some of the spec ops missions did cause, copious amounts of swearing and control pad lobbing, I usually find that i get within touching distance of platinuming a game then, get cought up by something else, for example, MoH 90%, CoD black ops 87%,etc
ps/ I was also one of the unfortunate, few that completed Fallout3, before the trophy patch, and have just never got around to doing it again
First platinum I ever obtained was Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (a.k.a. Uncharted 1). Ever since then, been hooked on platinums and have 24 platinums all together. Some games I know I'll never get it for (GTA4 and MVC3 because of obvious reasons people who play these games know of), but when I do obtain them, it feels like I have personally conquered the game and an impressive notch on my PSN belt. And no, I don't boost trophies or share accounts with others. I earn my platinums.
Well that's pretty impressive! I'm not as advanced or dedicated as you guys so I can't boast any platinums just yet.
But I know what Nitty2Fly means about feeling like you've personally conquered something and have a notch on your belt.
I think I'm going to stop reading the 'penis health review' site I'm on and get back to my playstation!
I have 20 plats, and 2 PSN games at 100%. The plat I'd like to get and the one for which I would have pure unadulterated respect is Vanquish. That hidden trophy is fucking TOUGH! Right now working on Dark Souls... :)
I'm so god damn fed up with trophies... I really do think they're a step in the wrong direction for the overall enjoyment of our beloved hobby.
@Deacon: I think I know where you're coming from, but I personally think that it's more the case that in some games they're really badly - or occasionally just half assedly - implemented.
I think the platinum should just represent completion of the game from a gamer's point of view. Like, I finished all the temples, found all the hearts and all four bottles in Zelda say. Or I completed the game and took down the secret final boss. In that way the game is 'enhanced' by having the trophies. It's like having a mission screen on the console, rather than in-game.
It should not be abused - as it often is - to cajole gamers into playing the game again and again and not sell it on. I think I heard a great quote on the EG podcast there a while back by a game dev who said you have to be really careful not to lead gamers into non-fun gameplay with trophies. That's the challenge going forward for trophy design, 'cause like 'em or not they're here to stay.
I've just given up on chasing them, is more what I meant.
I really enjoyed getting plat on Dead Nation, as it's a very addictive game to play with a friend, and replays absurdly well.
That's about the only time I've enjoyed them though, and from now on I'm just going to pretend like they're not there.
I agree with you though Geo, when done right, they can be great. When used as a tool to coax you into playing more than the average person would, awful.
Nice to see others who think like me - getting plat on Dead Nation is a cool achievement, I'd say.
But I think you guys have a point in saying that there's a danger of being made to play more than you'd like to.
I do my best to avoid that trap and not let platinums take control of me!
Good thing my new Yamaha P95 is keeping me busy.
Anyway, best of luck to you all. I wish you continued success in 2012.
Don't take this the wrong way, but ... who cares? Why do you care? I'm pretty sure i've managed to get some platinum trophies in my playtime, but what's the benefit of it? Do you get some gifts or something?
Have recently started playing on a PC again, and I must say it's such a fucking relief not to have to think about my 'score' as a gamer, and to just play without any ulterior motives.
Every time I turn on my PS3 I'm thinking in the back of my mind which games I should play based on the trophies obtained and how far I am to completion. I desperately try not to, but it seems uncontrollable, especially for someone who loves to complete and collect like myself.
Saying that, I see cheevos have invaded a lot of Steam games, and even WoW.
I strongly agree that some devs have the right idea with their trophies, whilst others clearly want to torment you. Maybe this is all subjective based on how you like to play.
But, but but but but... I definitely absolutely 100fuckingpercentedly wish that 'achievements' / 'trophies' had simply never been introduced. They aren't innovative, they aren't smart, and we never needed them to enjoy our gametime with any previous generation of consoles.
As hard as I have tried to ignore them, most times I simply cannot.
I feel there is progress to be made and I'm squandering time if I play a game without trophies available.
Moving back to PC has been a breath of fresh air. And I am hopeful that it will help cure my trophy affliction.
My first platinum was Dead Space 1. I have a few platinums (Resident Evil 5, Resonance of Fate, Shadows of the Damned, The Ultimate Genesis Collection, Blazblue: Calamity Trigger, and the one I'm most proud of: Bayonetta - playing that hardest difficulty without Witch Time was a bitch), but I'm not obsessive about it unless I'm competing with friends on a particular game. I won't try to platinum a game I don't like and I won't try to go for an impossible platinum (Wipeout HD, for example).
2nd platinum Infamous 2 :-)
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