PS Plus Trophy Guide
Platform: PS4 Difficulty: 4/5 trophies: 23 1 7 9 6
■ This is The sort of game that will truly benefit off of arriving on PS Plus. It’s an online-only fighting game in which you create your own fighting style and do battle with others that you meet out in the three worlds. Thankfully, the new influx of players will make it easier than ever before to claim some of these trophies – particularly the ones that rely on you winning a ton of online PVP battles. Still, if you want that Platinum you’ll also need to grind through the PVE content; focus on slaying the three main bosses to unlock Worthy Opponents, before looking towards unlocking all of the fighting styles and move sets to earn Master Of Styles and The Grandmaster. Trust us, this is going to take a good 50-60 hours to achieve, but it is worth it. Absolver is a fantastic fighting game and you won’t regret giving your time to it.
DECEPTION IV: THE NIGHTMARE PRINCESS
Platform: PS3 Difficulty: 3/5 trophies: 35 1 6 5 23
■ The long running Deception series continues to trundle on and this latest entry, available on PS Plus for the next three weeks, is a wicked opportunity to get acquainted with the franchise if you haven’t already. Deception IV is focussed around strategy, on setting traps and luring enemies into them. Much of the trophies are focused around this aspect to the play, particularly those for earning S-rank scores on every one of the main quest missions. If you are looking for some easier trophies for the time being, be sure to duck into the Deception Studio to create a quest, edit enemies, download a replay and create a replay for some effortless Bronzes. That Plat is, however, going to take some serious time and attention.
RAYMAN 3 HD
Platform: ps3 Difficulty: 2/5 trophies: 12 0 1 4 7
■ DID you ever play Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc back in the day? It was pretty difficult, right? Yeah, you remember it. Thankfully, Rayman 3 has aged fairly gracefully, meaning this HD version shouldn’t pose too much difficulty to any of you savvy with the platformer genre. You’ll want to focus on finding as many secrets and unlockables as you can – Matuvu and Tribelle bonuses, the Green Jewels and the Teensie cages – on the first run through the game if you can to save time. Remember, you can always run back to each level whenever you please in an effort to gain the 100 per cent score completions that are necessary to earn Gold.
Platform: PS4 Difficulty: 3/5 trophies: 57 1 2 4 50
■ as you are probably aware by now, Quantic Dream doesn’t make 'normal' videogames. Its experiences are defined by the choices you make and how you deal with the inevitable consequences. That means that the acquisition of trophies can be a little more painstaking than it is with other games. Technically speaking, none of Heavy Rain’s trophies are missable and most are relatively easy to obtain, although you won’t be able to do it on single playthrough. In fact, earning a Platinum Trophy is going to take something of a 30 hour time commitment. Most scenes will come with their own individual trophies, and should you miss any of these remember that you can opt to replay any of these and practically any time. What you need to be aware of is trophies such as Four heroes, which is awarded should you be able to get all four of the characters to the final scene unscathed, before then back-tracking and tackling the Perfect Crime and Trial Master trophies.
The latter two are the toughest, although we are hesitant to spoil them – don’t worry, you’ll know what you are shooting for when you stumble across the correct scene.
ZERO TIME DILEMMA
Platform: ps Vita Difficulty: 1/5 trophies: 33 1 4 12 16
■ The Thing about Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is that it is the third and final entry into a trilogy. If you haven’t played the other two you may struggle to follow along with the mystery, particularly in one which is so heavy driven by choice and decision. Still, if you’re only interested in gather up some trophies then you will be happy to know that this is pretty easy going. You collect them by going chapter to chapter, the only ones you are likely to miss are tied to specific puzzles, but you can track back to each and every scene from the menu screen when ever you should so desire. Expect to spend 10-15 hours mopping these 33 trophies up.