Submitted by Doomguard 1233d ago | opinion piece

So you think you're hardcore? Try getting these! (Meodia)

Meodia takes a look at some of the hardest and more time consuming trophies out there that are driving completionists insane. (Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Dead Space 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Killzone 2, Mirror's Edge, PS3, Resistance 2, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, Vanquish, Wipeout HD, Yakuza 3)

dc1  +   1233d ago
Yep. Vanquish made me pull my hair out.. and I don't have any.
and R2's 10,000 Multiplayer Kill requirement made me said because I new I wasn't pouring that much time into the match play.

I do have the Killzone 2 Platinum :)
Hanif-876  +   1233d ago
Well, i'm really proud of my Grand Theft Auto IV platinum trophy as i thought that i was never ever gonna get it.
Rynx  +   1233d ago
I wonder how come these list forget about Disgaea 3. I'm trying to platinum that game now and it's ridiculous how much grinding you have to do. I'm logged in at over 175hrs now and I'm still barely at the halfway point.
Doomguard  +   1233d ago
You obviously didn't read the article, Disgaea is mentioned at the very end. This isn't a definitive list, it was stated that there are more out there and covering all of them would probably make the list up to 100 entries long.
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faysal  +   1233d ago
ahhh got kz2 platinum but i dont have the other games, i think he should have put cod world at war dam that game kicked my ass!!!! and it had this problem where when you dont play that game it would lose your save data. every time i finished the lvl it lost my data, so i had to do the lvls over and over again untill i got the platinum :D
Fylus  +   1233d ago
WaW was only hard in the sense that Veteran difficulty lowered your health to basically 2-shot kills and made the enemies spam grenades. It was not at all true difficulty the way Demon's/Dark Souls is.

Kinda wondering why the hell this list would exclude those games...
Doomguard  +   1233d ago
The article does say that this isn't a definitive list, but instead just some of the many out there, and obviously it tried to focus on some of the less popular and downloadable games without platinums. However I found Demons Souls to have a pretty easy platinum, I got it in just 80 hours, which was even less than what it took me for Yakuza 3. As for Dark Souls, I have yet to play that one. If you play with spells and bows, the game was pretty easy to beat.
Fylus  +   1232d ago
I agree that for people that are devote gamers who can soak up a ton of in game hours can beat a game like Demon's/Dark Souls, but can you honestly imagine an average joe gamer ever platnuming Demon's/Dark Souls? Let alone even finishing one of them. You make some great points though.
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Wintersun616  +   1233d ago
MGS2 wasn't easy either. Beating the game on extreme and some of the VR missions we're a major pain in the ass.

Also Shadow of the Colossus' Hard Time Attack mode is pure madness, especially Colossi #3.
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jthamind  +   1233d ago
mfw nothing from NG2/NGS2.
tehpees3  +   1233d ago
Of those I have only played GTA IV and Killzone 2. I have neither of those trophies.

@ theeg I know what press the A button is but where is go through the first door from? lol
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FredEffinChopin  +   1233d ago
Nice list. Vanquish and Wipeout HD both made me quit in shame.

Glad to know I was able to platinum one of those games though: Mirror's Edge.
theeg  +   1233d ago
trophies and achievements and almost as bad as dlc

they (trophies and achievements) are just an artificial way for devs to extend their games longevity for the hard achievements, and the easy ones are so retardedly insulting

Achievement Unlocked- you pressed the "A" button

Trophey- you went through your first door

stupid, i wish you could disable them, they kill the immersion when idiotic messages pop-up.

they would mean something if they only gave them out for beating the game and maybe killing a boss in a super fast time.
thekiddfran  +   1233d ago
How very naive of you.
Fylus  +   1233d ago
He does have a point about a lot of games though. I mean, there are so many of them that just throw trophies in your face like it's candy...

I think trophies should be a challenge to get (granted, a lot of them are already, too). Just far too many easy ones out there.
Wintersun616  +   1233d ago
Why is it a bad thing to go after trophies when you would otherwise be done with the game? I don't see a problem here as long as enjoying the game comes first. I agree that some trophies are just plain stupid but that does not make the whole system bad.


that's why trophies are tiered, even the smallest achievement is an achievement, all trophies don't have to be hard.
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Fylus  +   1232d ago
I get that, not arguing there. But even some of my Silver trophies on the PS3 were cake to achieve. I just enjoy a game that's just an all out b*tch to collect them all, you know?
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Resistance_lord  +   1233d ago
Wipeout HD..lol Crazy Platinum to get
Shikoro  +   1233d ago
Yup, I agree. It was a Dualshock destroyer. XD
But nothing comes close to the feeling of finally owning it. :D
torchic  +   1233d ago
I'm so so so close to Elite Campaign Legend and Arcade Perfect. I just can't do Chengou Project on Elite difficulty and Phantom speed class. I'm two races away from some of the most difficult trophies ever :(
Resistance_lord  +   1233d ago
God Speed sir..Literally..
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Dark_Overlord  +   1233d ago
Ones I have

Yakuza 3 - I thoroughly enjoyed getting that plat. 200+ hours and it never once got boring :)

KZ2 - was definitely fun as well, never once felt like I was killed cheaply (ALA COD) and a very good challenge :)

R2 - "Depending on which map and game type you play, as well as with how many players, this will likely take you about 1000 hours to complete. By the time you are finally done, your personal in-game stats will show that your play time is somewhere between 30 or 40 days, if not more." Really??? 10 days of 1,000 kills was quite easy, although yes it is very tedious constantly pwning noobs lol

Borderlands - took god damn hours of non stop bombarding that f***er, got rather boring and wasn't worth it in the end (crap loot)

Dead Space 2 - One of the easiest ones on the list, damn it was easy. I did it without saving or even coming close to death once, I never even purchased a single medi kit.

Star Ocean, Braid, Mirrors Edge and Vanquish are still in my to do pile unfortunately :(
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Doomguard  +   1233d ago
You got your R2 estimation a bit wrong, 10 days of 1,000 kills means you would need to play for 100 days to reach 10,000 kills, and that's more than 3 months of regular play. They way the article puts it, for 30 days (playtime) you would need 3,333 kills in 10 days, not 1,000, so yeah you were only three times below that.

As for Dead Space 2, yes that certainly is a fun, challenging and relatively easy trophy, however dieing in a cheap quick time event after all that caution and effort was a very frustrating experience, especially when you're just a bit off in that space launching segment (chapter 7 I believe?). Also the cinematics cannot be skipped :( god it was annoying to having to see all of the intro over and over.

You shouldn't play Star Ocean for the trophies, those are just dumb and repetitive.
Dark_Overlord  +   1233d ago
I'm not sure what you meant, but I played for roughly 8 - 10 hours a day (including breaks for dinner etc) till I reached about 1,000 kills, then the next day did the same. So time wise only 60 - 70 hours, far below the month stated :)

P.S too late with Star Ocean, like I said its already on the pile :D

EDIT - Ah I see what you meant now, it wasn't 10 days of in game time :) as explained above
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Rynx  +   1233d ago
In response to your #1.2.1 comment.

Jeez dude. You're a little quick to come into the defense of your article. But since you want to go there. I like how criticize me for not reading your article, yet you do a half-ass job of reading my comment.

1) In my comment I mentioned Disgaea 3 specifically, based on my own experience. Besides, isn't your article based on your experience?

2) You mentioned Disgaea 4, not 3. I don't know how exactly alike the trophies are between the two. I just didn't want to ruin a potential purchase of D4 by finding out that I might have to go through the same process again to get the platinum like I am currently doing in D3. As it stands right now, I wouldn't be surprised if the trophies are the same (I mean for the most part the entire Uncharted Trilogy share 90% of the trophy requirements)

EDIT: I went ahead and checked the trophies for Disgaea 4 and they're about 85%-90% different than D3. It seems slightly easier too.

3)There might have been a slight grammatical error in my comment, but it's pretty obvious that I was making a general statement. In other words, I wasn't solely attacking your list, or have brought it under a negative light whatsoever for you to feel the need to come in with the defense force. I clearly put "these list" with forgetting to put "lists" plural to make an observation on how lists like these almost never mention Disgaea 3 (including yours!)
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LegendarySins  +   1233d ago
I only have 2 Platinums in my entire collection, WipEout HD & GT5 - both were very hard.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1232d ago
Killzone 2 platinum was very hard and time consuming
SecretPsycho  +   1232d ago

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