Dark Cloud Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** An action RPG dungeon-crawler with city-building elements. The game is overall not too difficult, and requires an average amount of time for the Platinum.
Dark Cloud is an action RPG dungeon crawler with city-building elements, first released on the PlayStation 2 in December 2000, and revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in December 2015. In third-person, players battle monsters and collect items, while moving through procedurally-generated dungeons. Combat consists of real time hack-and-slash, as well as duels in that involve quick-time events.
A Dark Genie, raised by the Lagoon Empire Army, has destroyed the world, leaving it protective magical orbs scattered across the land. Toan has been sent on a quest by the Fairy King to recover the orb pieces and restore the world once and for all.
The original Dark Cloud released in 2000 received positive reviews with an average score of 82%, praised for its blend of different kinds of gameplay and addictive fun, while receiving mixed reviews on its combat system and plot.
While the game is a bit tough at first, things get much easier once you’ve learned the ropes. There is only one missable trophy to worry about. Otherwise, the game can be played up until the end of the story, followed by a free-roam mode where remaining trophies can be mopped up. Overall, a reasonably easy Platinum once the game mechanics are figured out, and only requires an average amount of time.
Expect around 25-30 hours for the Platinum.
At the start, the game may seem quite difficult. Fear not, for once you’ve reached Odd Gaffer and are able to purchase items from his store, things will become a lot easier.
The only missable trophy you should be mindful is the Solar Power trophy, which occurs during the first area in Norune Village. Here, you can receive Candy from the character Claude after completing his house. However, make sure to visit during the day, and not at night. For more details, check out the Dark Cloud trophy guide links under our Links tab, or even the Dark Cloud Wiki to learn about obtaining the Sun Stone.
Otherwise, you can either work on unlocking all miscellaneous trophies as you play through the game, or simply complete the story first. After you’ve battled the final boss and finished the story, the game will remain playable, allowing you to mop up any trophies you’re still missing.
Happy dungeon crawling!
A useful text-based Walkthrough by KeyBlade999:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by ICPosse8:
And Maftet and Asvinia have a great Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by Eevee-Trainer:
And Nathaniel has a useful Trophy Guide here:
Tips to assist in achieving the Solar Power trophy:
A video demonstration of A Rare Catch trophy, by Zertonium Gaming:
A Boss FAQ by The DMC:
A Fishing FAQ by Alexander:
And an Item Guide by Expert:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: