So I've had my PS3 for just about 2 years now, and have coincidentally just acquired my 20th Platinum. I just wanted to write a blog and reflect on the games I've received platinum trophies on. Normally I don't spend my time going for a platinum if it's going to be something totally extra from the game (not to mention if it's too tedious). BUT...there are 20 games that I've managed to get platnium trophies on without too much extra effort, and I'd like to talk about my experiences with each.
Honorable Mentions (Games I'm within 20% of getting a platinum on and/or still working on): Saw, Mini Ninjas, Lord of the Rings: Conquest (damn their servers for being down), Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dragon Age: Origins (damn that traveler trophy), L.A. Noire, inFamous.
1. Hasbro Family Game Night
This was my first platinum, and one that was pretty easy. I had a lot of fun getting the trophies, even though a few were mainly luck-based. I didn't enjoy getting the Sorry! Sliders trophies, and I wish that there were trophies for Scrabble. Overall though, a pretty easy platinum. Too bad this game isn't fun to play anymore unless friends are around, lol.
2. Smackdown vs Raw 2010
This was another really easy platinum, and probably still my favorite wrestling game available on the PS3 to this day. I enjoyed getting this platinum a lot, mostly because the trophies had to do with regular things you do in the game. The only trophy that annoyed me was the training checklist one, which was a little on the tedious side. Otherwise though, I really enjoyed getting this, and I still play this game regularly to this day.
3. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
Another fun platinum. Especially since the Sega Genesis was my first gaming system as a kid, and even though I knew a lot of games in this collection, this trophy helped me explore the ones I didn't. Some were definitely easier than others, but overall this is a great trophy to go after if you're nostalgic for the Sega Genesis. This is another game that remains in my collection for whenever I feel like playing some old school gameage.
4. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania
This was a game that was fun at first, but by the time I got the platinum, I never wanted to see it again. Doing things like beating every single character in the game back-to-back really made this game overstay its welcome. While I do think it's a pretty fun wrestling game, it's definitely not something I would ever purchase again. Pretty easy platinum though.
5. God of War 1, 2, 3
Beating the original God of War games all over again was awesome, and I think I'm one of the few people who thinks the third game ranks up there with the first two. There were a couple of trophies in each game that were really frustrating (the challenge of the gods/titans/whoever come to mind), but overall this was a good set of trophies that was mainly based around completion. I did have a lot of fun getting these, and I hope to do the same with the PSP God of War games now that they've been released on the PS3.
6. Terminator Salvation
This was one of the more frustrating platinums I went for. One thing about games is that if I don't like them, I won't play them...no matter how much I want trophies. I have love-hate relationships with few games, but Terminator Salvation was one such game. I really enjoyed the Gears of War-like shooting, even if there were bugs and enemies that made things really cheap for the player. Especially on the hardest difficulty. This is definitely an easy trophy to go after, but not one I would recommend unless you have the patience to put up with the annoyances and mediocrity, or if you're like me and actually enjoyed this game despite all the bad things about it.
7. Dante's Inferno
I was really looking forward to this game when it came out, and I think this is one of the last great games that EA has released to this day. Unfortunately I managed to platinum this game in only 5 or 6 days outside of school and work. I definitely felt like I wasted my $60 on this one. But still, this was a really fun game, and definitely a great God of War knock-off. Read my review on it if you're put off by all the negative reviews out there.
8. Heavy Rain
Much like Legends of Wrestlemania, this was a fun game to play through, but once I got the platinum, I never wanted to touch this game again. I wouldn't mind renting and playing through it again, but getting all of the endings and the perfect crime trophy were VERY time-consuming. If I didn't enjoy this game so much and wasn't so close to the platinum, I wouldn't have gone for them. But as it was, I really enjoyed this game, but was sick of watching this game that was practically a movie over and over again.
9. Bioshock 1 and 2
The Bioshock series is one of my favorites in modern gaming. Getting the platinum on Bioshock 1 was definitely the easier of the two though. Most of these trophies I picked up in one playthrough each, but playing until level 40 on Bioshock 2 multiplayer was definitely a chore. Don't get me wrong though, the multiplayer on that game is just as fun, and even more fun in some ways, as Call of Duty or any other online FPS. These are two games that are immensely fun, and will remain in my collection for as long as I have a PS3.
10. Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
This is my favorite Lego game to be released thus far. I actually still have this game in my collection despite having the platinum and being a grown man. It is simply the best Lego game to come out, in my opinion, and I'm really looking forward to the sequel. I will say that it sucked not being able to get a lot of the trophies until the end, but it was worth playing it as much as I did. Definitely a lot of fun.
11. Assassin's Creed 2
Some may be surprised by this, but this is the only game in the Assassin's Creed series that I've enjoyed. The first game was just too underdeveloped, in my opinion, and I have tons of problems with Brotherhood, both with the story and gameplay. For whatever reason, I think that #2 was easily the best of the bunch. 85% of the trophies were either really fun or really easy to get, but the other 15% were really tedious and/or annoying. But in the end, it was fun getting this platinum, and I still go back and play it every now and then despite acquiring that.
12. Sly 1, 2, 3
I never played the Sly games when I had my PS2, but I was glad to play them on my PS3 when they were re-released. #2 was definitely my favorite, and the easiest to get all the trophies on. Sly 1 was a little harder due to collecting all the bottles, and #3's challenges were really tedious and unnecessary. Still, these are fun games that remain in my collection also.
This was one game that I was initially turned-off to, for whatever reason. When I gave it another try though, I found that it is my favorite FPS to come out on the current generation of systems. The reason being is that there is simply so much to do that you can never get bored with it. In getting the platinum, I was having a blast because I felt like I was just trying to complete everything. This is still a game I am earning trophies on due to the DLC, but it is one that I still play often despite it being out for nearly 2 years.
14. Duke Nukem Forever
I am one of the biggest Duke fans I know, and despite all the negative press, I loved Duke Nukem Forever. I even bought the Balls of Steel edition, which had some great stuff to come along with it. Even though this is an easy platinum that doesn't require too much effort, it was still a lot of fun, and I actually play online multiplayer with it whenever I get the occasional Call of Duty craving. Definitely a fun game and a fun platinum to get.
15. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
This is a series of games that I am the biggest fan of out of anyone I know. I still have and play the original game on my laptop, and this prequel was everything I hoped it would be. Getting the platinum was hard, since I didn't manage to get the pacifist and foxiest of the hounds trophies until my third playthrough, but the rest of the trophies were pretty easy. My first playthrough I pretty much did whatever, but my second playthrough was done stealthily, so when I realized that I didn't get the platinum after being almost positive I got those two trophies...I was crushed. I gave it a couple of days and tried it again though, which resulted in success. This is definitely a fun game to platinum, though I wish there were more trophies for people who want to play this game more like an actual shooter. I'm playing through like that now and this game feels totally different...in a good way.
So those are my 20 platinums that I've acquired in the past couple of years. I know that there are easier ones out there, and I know that I'm close on quite a few games, but I have to enjoy what I'm playing before I go after the platinum. I'm a gamer first and a completionist second. Anyways, if you guys want to hit me up, my PSN ID is Nevermourne. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!