Friday, December 3, 2010
Playstation 3 Trophy Hunting
This article will be discussion on the games I'm playing, as well as on each games trophies and perhaps some strategies and guide links on trophy hunting. Check it out!
#1 - Final Fantasy XIII
Completely maxing out my characters is a difficult and time-consuming task that I've been working on for about a week. I tend to turn the volume down and listen to podcasts while I grind out the experience. Makes the time go a lot faster. The only trophies I have left to obtain are Adamant Will, Treasure Hunter, Exorcist, Natural Selector, Galuf's Grail, L'Cie Paragon, and Superstar. All of which are listed on this page here from PS3trophies.org
#2 - Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers
I spent a lot of time looking through the PSN store trying to figure out what I wanted to purchase, eventually coming across this Magic the Gathering game.
MTG is something I've been playing for many years, I own a huge amount of cards but it's always been a hassle to get them all ready to play just for a few games with someone. I don't know a lot of MTG players anymore.
I used the $20 card to purchase Duels of the Planeswalkers and the first expansion and right away after starting my first duel I fell in love with it. I've been playing it almost non-stop for almost a week and there is still so much for me to unlock, including trophies. I have 41% of them completed but that's including a few trophies from the more recent expansion packs that I have yet to purchase. You can find a thorough list of trophies for Duels of the Planeswalkers right here.
#3 - MAG
I watched a couple online video reviews as well as a few written ones, and the majority of them were very positive. However, since most of those reviews were created there has been a huge update to the game which looks to be widely called MAG 2.0.
The skill system and balancing has been redone and the game looks better than ever with graphical updates. It also includes PS Move support so someday when I pick myself up a Move controller I'll be able to partake in this motion gaming stuff. I've only played a few matches so far but I did get a single trophy. I apparently killed an enemy unit while being affected by poison gas. Awesome. Full trophy list can be found right here.
NIER is another game from Square-Enix that was released earlier this year. Square-Enix was merely a publisher this time however, a group by the name of Cavia is actually the developer. I saw it there on the counter and saw three price stickers, one on top of the other. $59.99 followed by $29.99 and then under that was a red sticker with $9.99 on it.
While I was about to pay for my copy of MAG, I asked if this was really the correct pricing. The clerk told me it was for a brand new copy as well. It was an instant purchase. After playing it for about 5 or 6 hours, it's definitely a steal for $10. The graphics are pretty bland and forgettable, especially with such stellar games that we've seen thus far this generation, but the game-play more than makes up for it. All I'm going to do is post a link to the review that I completely agree with. This review is from PSX Extreme and it's one of my favorite PS3 reviews/news sites. Check it out right here.
For NIER trophies you can find the list on PS3trophies.org. I only have 2% of them so far, mostly just from doing a handful of side-quests. I haven't got very far as of yet, but I absolutely love the battle system. There's also gardening much like the Harvest Moon games, and some fishing as well. If you're into that kind of stuff, it's pretty well done as far as I can tell. NIER is definitely the type of game that, if we ever see a sequal, needs a definite budget boost next time around. Hopefully Square-Enix can lend Cavia a hand with that.