The Banner Saga Trophy Guide

The Banner Saga Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A tactical RPG with hand-drawn animated graphics. The Platinum requires a minimum of two playthroughs, though three are recommended.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
The Banner Saga ** 40 Stoic Studio U.S. 29 5 5 0 0

The Banner Saga

The Banner Saga is turn-based tactical role-playing game which follows an interactive story, and uses hand-drawn animation. While the game follows two playable characters, players build up their party with characters specialized in different abilities, all whom can be upgraded through experience. Choices made in the story alter following events which may or may not occur depending on the consequences.

Set in Norse mythology, the world is frozen in twilight as the sun remains motionless in the sky. Humans and giant-like beings known as the Varls, seek an alliance, as an ancient race called the Dredge return from extinction and seek to destroy all.

The Banner Saga received positive reviews with an average score of 79%, praised for its animated visuals, music, story, and gameplay mechanics, though criticized by some for its steep learning curve.

The hardest part of the game will be learning the mechanics, especially for players who are new to such tactical RPG games. A minimum of two playthroughs are required, one on Normal mode, and another on Hard mode. However, some players may wish to do three playthroughs, the first just learning how to play the game. That being said, the game is not particularly long, especially compared to other RPG titles, and the Platinum is certainly doable once you know what you’re doing.

Expect around 20-25 hours of gameplay, depending on whether you do two or three playthroughs.

The most difficult part of the game is getting used to the mechanics. The game begins with a basic tutorial, but there is a lot more to learn later on. As a result, for those new to tactical RPG games, we recommend spending a playthrough on either Easy or Normal to simply get used to the game, as well as a chance to enjoy it. You will still earn a good chunk of trophies during this playthrough.

Either after that, or if you decide to unlock the Platinum in only two playthroughs, then start up a game on Normal mode. Your main goal here is to finish the game and unlock the Normal Difficulty trophy. There are a number of missable trophies you’ll want to keep an eye on, such as the Quartermaster trophy for not letting anyone in your party die of hunger. And the Forced March trophy which is essentially a speed-run trophy, as you need to reach Boersgard in 120 days. There are a few other missable trophies which you can try to get on this playthrough, so be sure to check out the Banner Saga trophy guide links under our Links tab.

After you’ve completed the game on Normal mode, it’s time for another playthrough, this time on Hard mode. If possible, try to use this playthrough to obtain any remaining trophies, such as the Master Tactician trophy for winning a battle on Hard mode using 6 rank 5 units. You will also want to go for the Challenge trophy, which means completing Hard mode without losing a single battle. This can be tricky, and may require you to stop and reload if any battles appear to be going badly. Check out some of the guides under our Links tab for extra tips and strategies.

After all that, if you are still missing anything, set up another playthrough and begin the mopping-up process. Again, check out the Banner Saga trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.

This is a great Trophy Guide by Rozalia1 who also includes good tips for the Challenge trophy:
https://www.playstationtrophies.org/game/banner-saga/guide/

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by The Pants Party:
https://www.xboxachievements.com/game/the-banner-saga/guide/

Xapheer has an Achievement Guide here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=304026201

Stranger has a useful Game Guide here:
https://guides.gamepressure.com/thebannersaga/

A useful set of Tips for beginners, by Versus Evil:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57r41Zd_cE0

And a Random Events List compiled by Matt Bird:
https://levelskip.com/rpgs/The-Banner-Saga-Walkthrough-Random-Encounters

Here is The Banner Saga Wiki:
https://bannersaga.gamepedia.com/The_Banner_Saga_Wiki

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:
https://www.exophase.com/game/the-banner-saga-psn/trophies/pl/

Survive Mr Cube Trophy Guide

Survive Mr Cube Trophy Guide. Difficulty: * A twin-stick hack-and-slash with RPG elements. The game is quite short and not particularly challenging, making for quick and easy Platinum.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Survive! Mr. Cube * 38 IntraGames Korea 24 8 5 0 0

Survive! Mr. Cube

Survive! Mr. Cube is a twin-stick hack and slash with an above-ground point-of-view. Players are given a random character from a selection with different weapons and stats, and move through procedurally generated levels while battling spawned enemies, and collecting upgrades and items. Gold is earned to use as currency with merchants for items and upgrades.

Mr. Cube is a newlywed living a simple life. One day, he accepts and swallows a pill from a stranger in a pub, which transports him to a dark world filled with dangerous enemies.

Survive! Mr. Cube received lukewarm reviews with an average score of 60%, praised for its artistic style and enemy designs, but criticized for its repetitive gameplay, lack in challenge, and grammar mistakes in the text.

The game itself is relatively easy, and quite short, hence the 1-star difficulty. Nearly all the trophies will unlock naturally as you play, with the exception of one or two that you’ll need to put in a bit of effort. Particularly if you are following a guide, the Platinum can easily be unlocked in a single playthrough.

If completed in one playthrough, expect roughly 2 hours for the Platinum.

While you may want to take a look at the Survive Mr Cube trophy guide links under our Links tab to get an idea of what you need, nearly all the trophies will unlock naturally as you play through the game.

One trophy you may need to take not of is Treasure Hunter, which you unlock for finding five hidden gold chests. There is at least one gold chest in each stage, so you will need to go out of your way and do some exploring to find them.

For the Conqueror trophy, you need to kill three competing Cube characters. They resemble the player-character, and will randomly spawn later in the game. Just make sure to kill three of them when you see them, and you’ll get this trophy.

Lastly, there is the Don’t Give Up trophy for dying five times. Most likely, you will get this without trying. Yet if you happen to be a whiz at the game, you may wish to let some enemies kill you to get this trophy. Otherwise, that is all there is to the game. So long as you went out of your way to take care of those trophies mentioned above, you should have the Platinum by the end of the game. If not, be sure to check out the Survive Mr Cube trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.

Here's a great Trophy Guide by TheManUtdFan:
https://www.playstationtrophies.org/game/survive-mr-cube-eu/guide/

And kazeda1 has a useful Trophy Guide here:
https://forum.psnprofiles.com/topic/60722-platinum-trophy-guide/

Here's a Platinum Walkthrough video by IBadDriverI:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_G0dUSGy6E&feature=emb_title

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:
https://www.exophase.com/game/survive-mr-cube-psn-3/trophies/

Attack on Titan Trophy Guide PS4

Attack on Titan Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** An action hack-and-slash based on the anime series of the same name. The route to the Platinum can be time consuming and frustrating at times.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Attack on Titan *** 43 Omega Force Japan 26 13 3 0 0

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan, known in the UK as Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, is an action hack-and-slash based on the animated series of the same name, which in turn is based on the manga series by Hajime Isayama. With visuals inspired by the animated series, players use ODM gear to swing high above the battlefield and perform combo attacks to take down the giant Titan monsters. The game also includes a co-op mode.

Based on the first season of the anime Attack on Titan, a Colossal Titan breaks the outer wall of humanity’s home, allowing the Titans to come through and wreck havoc on any dwellers unable to get away. Ten years later, the protagonist Eren joins the 104th Cadet Corps to help take down the Titans and avenge the death of his mother.

The video game Attack on Titan received positive reviews with an average score of 75%, praised for its visuals, faithfulness to its source material, combat system, and overall fun, though criticized by some for its repetitiveness.

The majority of the trophies are of average difficulty and do not require a whole heap of time. Unfortunately, there is one trophy which not only requires plays on the more difficult True Attack mode, but needs hours and hours of grinding. Due to this single trophy, both the difficulty and time required bumps up the overall difficulty in obtaining the Platinum to a 3-star level. Certainly doable for most players, but expect some frustration and a lot of time required.

That Platinum can be unlocked in roughly 80-100 hours, depending on how much time is spent grinding. NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 share the same list with those on the PS3 and PS Vita.

Start by playing Attack mode, which is the main campaign, and playthrough while enjoying the game. You have the option to play on Easy mode, so feel free if you prefer as the difficulty does not affect the trophies. You will be unlocking a good chunk of the trophies as you work your way through Attack mode, both the story-related ones, as well as several others through natural play. There are no missable trophies, as you will be able to return to previous missions after completing Chapter 2. However, it is advisable to work towards getting an S rank whenever possible, simply to avoid more grinding later on.

With that finished, it’s time to begin the grinding process. You’ll now have the ability to do Survey Missions as well as Dire Subjugations. Since the Dire Subjugations will basically require you to replay previous missions, this is also a good chance to work on getting any S Ranks you missed in your first playthrough. Also, use this time to mop up any miscellaneous trophies you may still need. Be sure to check out the Attack on Titan trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you’re still missing and their requirements.

The final grind will be working towards The Outside World Must Be Ten Times Bigger Than Inside The Wall trophy, which is what gets in the way of many players on their route to the Platinum. This trophy requires a 100% completion of the Gallery. This includes obtaining all the gear in the game, which are 77 blades, 72 scabbards and canisters, 74 omni-gear, and 7 horses. This will require an extra playthrough, this time on True Attack mode which is much harder, in order to obtain the special S Rank materials for some of the gear. You’ll also need a lot of funds to acquire and upgrade everything, so feel free to sell any unwanted materials, and complete Survey missions on True Attack mode to get the best reward funds. You can see what you’ve earned and what you still need by visiting the equipment section of the Gallery Menu.

Good luck!

Styx Shards of Darkness Trophy Guide

Styx Shards of Darkness Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A stealth game and sequel to the 2014 Styx: Master of Shadows. The Platinum is slightly easier than its predecessor due to the added quick-save function.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Styx: Shards of Darkness ** 34 Cyanide France 18 16 3 0 0

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx: Shards of Darkness is a stealth game and sequel to the 2014 Styx: Master of Shadows. Players keep a low profile by hiding in the shadows in order to survive and progress to the next level. The titular character Styx possesses a number of abilities such as turning invisible, setting traps for enemies, and cloning himself. Experience gained allows to unlock new skills and special moves. The game also includes a multiplayer co-op mode, where the second player controls one of Styx’s clones.

Following the events of Master of Shadows, Styx is offered the job of sneaking into Korrangar, the city of the Dark Elves. Despite the city rumored to be impregnable, Styx is able to slip inside and embark on a new objective – stealing a scepter which possesses incredible power.

Styx: Shards of Darkness received relatively positive reviews with an average score of 72%, praised for its level design, stealth tactics, and overall improvement over its predecessor, but criticized for its AI, combat system, and weak objective missions.

The Platinum for Shards of Darkness is arguably easier than its predecessor, Master of Shadows, due to the addition of the quick-save feature, which makes both farming as well as trial-and-error easier. Having said that, the overall challenge is about the same. The game can be played on Easy mode, and realistically require at least two playthroughs, with some additional farming afterwards. And a mission select means there are no missable trophies.

If using the collectibles guides and walkthroughs under our Links tab, expect around 20-25 hours for the Platinum.

Your first main goal will be to get gold level for all four Insignias for each of the missions. This includes not setting off alerts, collect all the tokens, not performing any kills, and beating the time limit. It’s technically possible to get all four of these in one playthrough, but unless you have some mad skills, we do not recommend it.

If you wish to make things easier on yourself, feel free to play on Easy mode and first just focus on getting the Shadows, Thief, and Mercy gold Insignias. Along the way, you will be unlocking the mission-related trophies naturally. There are a few others you could work towards as well to avoid a lot of post-game farming, so you may which to check out the Styx Shards of Darkness trophy guide links under our Links tab.

Once that’s done, reply each of the missions, this time doing a speed-run for the Swiftness gold Insignia. Once you get all four gold Insignias, you’ll not only unlock each of their corresponding trophies, but the All Along The Gobtower trophy as well.

Once that’s done, it’s time to use the mission select and mop up all the remaining miscellaneous trophies may still be missing. Any farming still required can easily be done by using a quick-save, do what you need to do, and reload to rinse and repeat. Be sure to check out the Styx Shards of Darkness trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.

First, here's a Walkthrough on walkthrough-guide:
https://walkthrough-guide.com/walkthrough-styx-shards-of-darkness/

And a video Walkthrough by FrozenFoxy:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuQI8b1yePWiPQCCCHc0RRBRnQDwqUS0F

Here's a great Trophy Guide by scharn73:
https://www.playstationtrophies.org/game/styx-shards-of-darkness/guide/

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by BiggD:
https://www.xboxachievements.com/game/styx-shards-of-darkness/guide/

And ToujoursEnLigne has an Achievement Guide here:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908015407

Here is Part 1 of a Speedrun video demonstration by 360GameTV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOPS1Ccbmpk&feature=emb_title

And 360GameTV's A Taste of Gob trophy video demonstration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyjiBlNJPxg&feature=emb_title

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:
https://www.exophase.com/game/styx-shards-of-darkness-ps4/trophies/

Ancient Amuletor Trophy Guide

Ancient Amuletor Trophy Guide. Difficulty: * An action tower defense game for the PlayStation VR. The game itself is short and not particularly difficult, marking for a quick and easy Platinum.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Ancient Amuletor * 30 Ti Games China 10 15 4 3 0

Ancient Amuletor

Ancient Amuletor is an action tower defense game for the PlayStation VR. Players must defend crystals against waves of enemies that appear from different points in the arena and follow designated paths which lead to their targets. Players can select from four classes, the archer, gunner, mage, and puppeteer, and use a PlayStation Move controller in each hand to move and attack the enemies. The game also includes online multiplayer in which up to four players can team together to defend the crystals.

Ancient Amuletor received lukewarm reviews with an average score of 63%, praised for its generally smooth controls and overall fun, though criticized for its shortness and lack in content.

While the game is not a simple walk in the park, both the difficulty and time required is low enough to warrant a 1-star difficulty. The game itself is quite short, but will require some replay via the level select. There are three multiplayer trophies which, ironically, are easier to get if you are hosting a game by yourself. Overall, the Platinum is a mild challenge that does not require much time.

Expect around 8-9 hours for the Platinum, depending on your skills.

NOTE: The game requires the PlayStation VR and two Move controllers.

Begin by playing the tutorial. Not only will this help show you the ropes of the game, but will unlock the Become An Amuletor trophy.

Next, select Normal and play through the main game, which is comprised of four levels divided into two worlds. Doing so will unlock both the Crystal Amuletor I and Crystal Amuletor II trophies, and the Any More trophy for defeating 200 enemiesas well as unlock Hard mode. In this step, you needn’t worry too much about getting 3 stars as this will be easier to do later after your weapons have leveled up. For the most part, focus on getting a feel for which character you prefer and acquiring strategies.

Next, it’s time to replay those levels while focusing on unlocking any character-specific trophies you don’t yet have. These include the Rain Of Arrows trophy for the archer, Bulletstorm, Suppressive Fire, and No Place To Hide trophies for the gunner, the Hammer Impact, Puppet Savior, and Keep Your Distance trophies for the puppet master, and the Frozen Time trophy for the mage. Your goal here is not only to unlock these trophies, but level up your weapons as well, which will make the next two steps easier.

After that, it’s time to select your favorite character and attempt to get 3 Stars on any levels you haven’t done so, yet. Doing this will unlock the four corresponding Perfect Amuletor trophies.

Then, you’ll need to replay levels 1-2 and 2-2 on Hard mode to defeat each of the two bosses to unlock the Statue Breaker and No Pass trophies. In this step, your star rating does not matter, just defeat the enemies on Hard to get the trophies.

There are three online multiplayer trophies to unlock which, thankfully, do not need to be boosted as all of them are easier to unlock if playing by yourself. First, host a solo game and simply play to the end of the level to unlock The Best Partner, as well as the Hello My Friend trophy. Next, you will need to earn first kill nine more times by hosting solo, get the first kill, then quit and start over.

Finally, it’s time to simply mop-up any miscellaneous trophies you may be missing. Check out the Ancient Amuletor trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.