Rock Band 4 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A music rhythm game that simulates playing in a rock band using instrument-styled controllers. While the Platinum is slightly easier than previous titles in the series, it still demands some serious skills.
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Rock Band 4
Rock Band 4 is a music rhythm game which allows players to simulate playing music through the use of instrument-inspired controllers, selecting between playing a guitar, bass guitar, drums, or singing on a mic. It is the fourth major installment in the Rock Band series following Harmonix's three-year hiatus, and the first to be released on eighth generation consoles.
The game allows for backwards compatibility with both content and hardware from previous Rock Band titles, so players may use their PlayStation3 instrument controllers on the PlayStation 4, as well as download any previously purchased DLC songs, as well as ported from previous Rock Band titles. Like the earlier games in the series, Rock Band 4 includes a Career Mode, as well as the ability to connect and play online. The game includes a total of 65 songs on disc, ranging from popular titles of the 1960's to the 2010's.
Rock Band 4 received positive reviews with an average score of 78%, praised for its party-friendly and online improvements, its return to the core roots of the game series, and overall fun, though criticized for possessing lesser-known songs in its soundtrack.
The Platinum for Rock Band 4 is slightly easier than previous games in the series, due to the omission of an Endless Setlist trophy, as well as less instrument-specific trophies. However, players will still need to earn 5 Stars on every song in Expert mode, as well as complete a few other challenging trophies on the road to the Platinum, which demand some serious skills. This is the reason for the 4-star difficulty. However, players who already have these skills through experience on the previous Rock Band games, may find this game to be a 3-star.
Expect roughly 100 hours for the Platinum, though this is heavily dependent on your skills.
Before we begin, it should be noted that having the No Fail settings on will NOT disable trophies, so feel free to use it if you wish.
The first thing you should do is calibrate your system to prevent any lag between your instrument controllers and TV. This will also unlock your first trophy, Tune Up.
Next, you can start on your musical career in Career Mode. Like other games in the Rock Band series, you'll begin playing in a run-down hall in your hometown. Continue playing gigs, earn fans and money, until you can travel the country as a rock star. During this stage, you'll unlock a number of story-related trophies, as well as a few others. Make sure to complete both a request and encore for the Yeah, We Know That One trophy and Thank You, Good Night trophy respectively, as well as playing gigs outside the main story to work towards the Road Hard trophy.
After that, it's time to mop-up everything that's left. Be sure to check out the Rock Band 4 trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what's remaining and their requirements. This will mostly likely include the Rock Band Immortal trophy for earning 5 Stars on every song in Expert on an instrument of your choosing, and the Living Room Legend trophy for earning Gold Stars on 30 songs.
Apart from that, there are a number of instrument-related trophies. The Going Solo, Don't Shred On Me, Fast Learner, Ol' Fancy Fingers McGranahn, and All Tapped Out trophies need to be done on the guitar. The In The Pocket trophy will need to be unlocked on the bass guitar. The Just For Kicks and Filling Out Nicely trophies are for the drums. And the Off The Charts, Wingin' It, Give It A Rest, Pitch Session, and Serious Pipes trophies need to be unlocked on the mic.
Finally, while there are no online specific trophies, there are some which require more than one player - and in some cases, a full band. These can be unlocked by either inviting your friends over and handing them an instrument controller, or going online. Specifically, the Smooth Competitors trophy must be done with a full 4-player band, and the Case In Points is easier to unlock with a full band. Other than that, the trophies Locked In, Stage Presents, Creative Differences, I Regret Nothing, and I Told You I Hated This One require at least two players. If you're looking for people to play with, check out the Boosting Forums under our Links tab.
xxnintendopimpxx has a useful Trophy Guide here, which includes the DLC:
And a great Trophy Guide by Superunknown9281 and Andrea9281:
If you're looking for players to create a band, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
Here is the Rock Band 4 Song List:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: