Borderlands Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A first-person sci-fi shooter with RPG elements, as players explore the alien and bandit infested planet of Pandora. Not a particularly difficult Platinum, but will require a fair amount of time.
Borderlands is described as a first-person, space western, with RPG elements, using cell-shading CG. Players can select between four character types, each with distinct strengths, weaknesses and weapon proficiency, and can choose to play offline or co-op with up to 4 players.
The story takes place on Pandora, a planet being colonized for its deposits of minerals. However, once those minerals dried up, and dangerous alien creatures popped onto the surface, the rich tycoons fled - leaving the planet to teh bandits, prisoners, and other dangerous individuals. While fighting your way through various missions, you must also seek the secrets to an ancient alien vault discovered somewhere on Pandora.
The game received rather high reviews, with an average score of 85%. Though nitpicked for a thin storyline and lack of skills per character, the game was praised for its overall enjoyment.
This 3-star rating is more for time consumption, than difficulty. You'll be able to acquire most of the trophies during your first playthrough, as many are either individual challenges, or killing certain boxes and discovering new areas.
But reaching "level 50" will require at least two playthroughs, or halfway through your third. It is possible to boost, by finding some high-level players and go after the tough bosses, since everyone earns the same XP. With that strategy, it's possible to knock this rating down to a high 2-stars.
There's no real roadmap required for this game. As mentioned earlier, most of the trophies will come naturally as you play through, discovering new areas and defeating bosses - all part of the storyline.
At some point, you'll need to get online for at least the And They'll Tell Two Friends trophy, which requires you to play with someone who has this trophy - very easy, unless you have bad luck and always connecting with newbies. All the other co-op trophies can be gotten online, or playing splitscreen.
There are a few "challenge" trophies, such as killing 5 rakks in under 10 seconds, or killing an enemy by jumping on them. These can be done at any point in the game, so long as that location has been opened. Check out the Borderlands trophy guide links under our Links tab for further details.
Your last trophy will probably be Ding! Champion, which requires you to reach Level 50. It's highly unlikely you'll acquire this on your first playthrough, and will probably need at least two, if not three, runs through the game. More tedious than difficult.
IGN has a great Walkthrough. Not entirely necessary, but may come in handy:
And here's IGN's list of Guides and Walkthroughs:
Also, Mahalo has a great Walkthrough, with videos:
A fantastic Trophy Guide here, created by AgentZero:
Nothelimcg put together a great Trophy Guide, here:
This Trophy Guide was created by kingofgames73:
Another great Trophy Guide, this one by kira:
This Wiki Guide is also useful with other bits of info, from enemies to weapons:
And if you're looking for a boosting buddy, here's a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: