I am sure you have played games, up to this point, and wondered: “why is this trophy even in the game?” Sometimes you feel the publisher put this trophy in the game to drive you crazy. In this feature, I am going to focus on the games that I have played that had no purpose in the game other than to drive you insane.
Army of Two 40th Day – 6666 kills trophy
I had the pleasure of playing this game with a friend and we had a blast playing co-op mode. This was one of my favorite games on the ps3 and when the Japan version of the game stacked I bought it instantly to play again. Even playing through 16 rounds of extraction online was alright by me.
The big issue with the game is having a trophy for 6,666 kills. By the time you are all done with the game you will have about 1500-2000 kills. So that leaves you with more than 5k worth of kills to farm for the platinum. I honestly have no idea how the developer came up with this trophy unless their intention was to frustrate people.
Fight Night 4 – 3 Online Belts
A majority of this game can be done in the span of about 10-15 hours. It is very easy and it feels like trophies are just popping all of the time. What the developers possibly do to make this more of a challenge. Well….
How about having 3 weight classes and a belt holder for each weight class and then have a trophy for holding each one of them. So out of the tens of thousands people online, you have to be the lucky person holding the belt. The only good news about this belt is your ranking is irrelevant. Anyone can challenge you to a title fight but that is the downfall of the trophy as well. People are constantly hoarding the belts by fighting alternate accounts and keeping the belts to themselves. The people hoarding the belt either want no one else to get it or want money in return for the belt. You had to figure when Fight Night Champions came out some of this would be fixed right….Nope Fight Night Champion is just as bad. You have to be a master at the game to get this platinum which explains why less than 10 people in the world have this.
Grand Theft Auto 4 – 5,000,000 Exp
One of the first grinding games on the ps3. Originally there were no trophies in the game and they were later patched in. The big issue with the patch is you needed to start on a new save if you wanted to earn trophies. Fortunately for me I only lost about 10-15 hours of progress but I am sure many others lost much more. Although there are a few grinding trophies on Grand Theft Auto, the biggest one is Rank 10 online which require 5,000,000 EXP.
At the time, the fastest method was playing the Noose mission which netted about 4k EXP in the span of 3-4 minutes (counting loading times). That means you will be playing noose over 1000 times to get this platinum. The best part of your journey is rank 9 is 2,500,000 EXP. So that means when you have 1 rank left to go, you are only half way there :(The worst news for some people is they had rank 10 before the patch. Rockstar wiped the servers clean when the trophies were introduced so if you already had rank 10, bad news for you since you have to start all the way back at 0.
F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin – 1,000,000 Exp
As with the last two titles, this game is also crippled by online trophies. As with Grand Theft Auto, there are numerous online trophies that will take up your time but the one that outweighs them all is the final rank at 1,000,000 XP. Unfortunately, this is a game you need to boost because the game is next to impossible to do legit. Kills only give 7XP so you need 142,858 kills to play that way, yeah not happening.
One of the best modes to play is a mode where you capture zones. Doing this method will take about 100+ hours to do. So if you want this platinum, you will be moving in an out of a circle for 100 hours. I just do not understand the reasoning of putting in this trophy especially considering doing it legit will take thousands of hours.
More from Roughdawg4 coming soon on hiding trophies and PS4 gaming!