Dark Cloud 2 Trophy Guide

Dark Cloud 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person action-RPG with procedurally-generated dungeons, and a revamp of the original PS2 title. A few trophies make obtaining the platinum both challenging and time-consuming, but is still doable.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Dark Cloud 2 *** 31 Level-5 Japan 9 17 4 0 0

Dark Cloud 2

Dark Cloud 2 is a third-person action-RPG first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, and revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in 2016. The game is a spiritual sequel to Dark Cloud as it uses the same procedurally-generated dungeons and real time hack and slash playstyle, yet possesses a new plot and characters.

Max is a young boy who is forced to flee from the sanctity of his town after an enemy attempts to take away a stone in his possession. He teams up with Monica, a princess from one hundred years in the future, and together they set off on a quest where the past, present, and future collide.

The original Dark Cloud 2 for the PS2 received positive reviews with an average score of 89%, praised for its gameplay, story, colorful characters, weapon upgrade system, and graphics.

The 3-star difficulty is for both the difficulty and time required. The Medalhead trophy in particular, which requires fulfilling challenges in order to collect medals, can be quite frustrating as it requires a fair bit of preparation and luck. Also, while the game still includes a post-game free roam, there are still a number of missable trophies to be concerned with. Overall, the platinum is more difficult and time-consuming than its predecessor, but still doable.

Expect around 120-140 hours of gameplay for the platinum.

To begin, there are four missable trophies to be concerned with: A True Visionary, Medalhead, Monster Master, and Take A Picture It Will Last Longer. The point of no-return is the final boss in Chapter 7, as you will be locked out of Moon Flower Palace, Kazarov Stonehenge, and other future areas after defeating him. So feel free to play up until facing the final boss in Chapter 7, and make sure it is safe to proceed before taking him on.

Near the beginning of the story, you will come in possession of the camera. From this point on, make sure to be on the lookout for photos and scoops in order to start working towards the Take A Picture It Will Last Longer trophy, which requires 700 points in total, out of the 750 points which are available. Check out the link for the ideas, scoops, and inventions guide under our Links tab for more details. You can also use this link to help with unlocking A True Visionary trophy, which is another missable trophy which needs to be unlocked before the final boss in Chapter 7.

You’ll also want to unlock the Fighting For Fun trophy as early in the game as possible. This involves defeating 200 enemies without dying, which of course will become more difficult as you progress through the game.

Aside from that, you’ll want to focus your time on leveling your Ridepod and weapons to prepare for the boss battles in Chapter 7. This means unlocking the Core Strength trophy for acquiring Steve and Ridepod’s master grade core, A Royal Arsenal trophy for building up Monica’s Island King and Five Star Armlet weapons, and the LEGENDary trophy for building up Max’s Legend and Supernova weapons. Lastly, you’ll need to obtain all 12 monster transformation badges for the Monster Master trophy, as well.

Once all that is finished, it’s time to focus on earning all medals in every chapter up to this point for the Medalhead trophy. These are a collection of challenges which often include speedruns, defeating enemies in a particular way, fishing, and playing Spheda. Some of these can be quite challenging. Be sure to check out the Dark Cloud 2 trophy guide links under our Links tab for more specific details.

Once you feel you are ready, go ahead and defeat the final bosses at the end of Chapter 7, which will end the game and unlock the Palace Of Flowers trophy.

From here, you will embark on the Zelmite Mine bonus dungeon in Chapter 8, where you will be able to unlock the Medalhead trophy. You can also spend this time unlocking any other of the unmissable outstanding trophies at this point. Defeat the Dark Genie, which is the last boss, to unlock The Forgotten Adventure trophy.

A detailed text-based Walkthrough by Sky Render:

And a Walkthrough on IGN:

Here's a great Trophy Guide by Exbando:

And ShadowGandalf has a great Trophy Guide here:

And a useful Trophy Guide by Eevee-Trainer:

An Ideas, Scoops, and Inventions Guide by ShadowGandalf:

Reddit user u/tedmeat created a useful checklist for ideas, photos, and scoops:

A useful Monica Weapon Build-up chart by Valken:

And a Max Weapon Build-up chart also by Valken:

A video demonstration of the A Class Of Its Own trophy by Zertonium Gaming:

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:

Rogue Galaxy Trophy Guide

Rogue Galaxy Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person action-RPG originally released on the PS2 in 2005. The Platinum is not particularly difficult, but quite time consuming.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Rogue Galaxy *** 35 Level-5 Japan 19 10 5 0 0

Rogue Galaxy

Rogue Galaxy is a third-person action-RPG first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, and revamped in HD with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in 2015. Players explore a continuous environment while fighting enemies met in random encounters, in hack and slash real-time battles. Each character has an Action Gauge which decreases as actions are performed, and must be refilled before another action can be done. Weapons can be leveled up, as well as synthesized with each other to create a new, stronger weapon.

Jaster Rogue is an agriculturalist living on the desert planet Rosa, who is recruited by space pirate Dorgengoa who is on an adventure to seek out eternal life. Yet as they travel from planet to planet, Jaster finds himself becoming involved in a galactic conflict.

The original Rogue Galaxy released on the PS2 received positive reviews with an average score of 82%, praised for its graphics, battle system, variety of side-quests, and overall gameplay, though criticized by some for its plot and lack in character development.

The game may be a little challenging at times, though is not particularly difficult. However, the road to the Platinum is very time consuming, hence the 3-star difficulty rating. Particularly, you’ll need upgrade all legendary Seven-Star Swords to their final form, and have at least one of your characters reach level 99, which can be quite grinding. Still, with help from the guides under our Links tab, and with enough time on your hands, any average player can unlock the Platinum.

Expect roughly 80-100 hours for the Platinum.

There are no missable trophies to worry about, so feel free to play through the main story and enjoy it. If you wish to reduce some of the post-game grinding, you may wish to use this opportunity to work on collecting and upgrading the legendary Seven-Star Swords for the Keeper Of The Blades trophy, as well as unlock some of the miscellaneous trophies. Check out the Rogue Galaxy trophy guide links under our Links tab for more details, if this is something you want to do.

Once you’ve finished the main game, you will have unlocked the post-game dungeons, the Ghost Ship and the Ghost Ship Extreme. Now is a good time to explore these, for not only will you unlock the Space Whiz and Ghost Ship Conqueror trophies, but you will have a good opportunity to grind towards reaching level 99 for A Strong Constitution trophy.

After that, it’s time to mop up all the outstanding trophies, with the exception of those related to the Insectron Tournament. Most of these will be miscellaneous trophies you may have missed during your initial play through the main story. Be sure to check out the Rogue Galaxy trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you’re missing and their requirements.

Finally, it’s time for the Insectron Tournament. Here, you’ll first need to assemble a team of five Insectors, then head to the planet Zerard and talk to the announcer in the middle of the Insectron Stadium to begin the tournaments. You’ll unlock the Space Beetles trophy for simply winning a game, but more importantly, you’ll need to become the S-rank champion for the Lord Of The Bugs trophy. For more tips on this, check out the guides under our Links tab.

First, here's a detailed Walkthrough by AzMuch:

And a text-based Walkthrough by wizardmentor:

Here is a detailed Trophy Guide by Blaze Naruto Shippuden and PapasitoPenguin:

And PREDRAG-K and omar280792 have a great Trophy Guide here:

An Alternate Outfits Guide by Double G:

A Factory FAQ for the Factory Worker trophy, by poisson:

And a Visual Guide for all Factory Items on Fandom:

An Insectron Guide by Adman86:

And another Insectron Guide, this one on Fandom:

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:

Dark Cloud Trophy Guide

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.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Dark Cloud ** 28 Level-5 Japan 8 14 5 0 0

Dark Cloud

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:

White Knight Chronicles II Trophy Guide

White Knight Chronicles II Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ****  A J-RPG and direct sequel to the 2008 White Knight Chronicles. Despite the server closure in June 2013, the Platinum is still obtainable, but requires much strategy and grinding in solo play.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
White Knight Chronicles II **** 25 Level-5 Japan 10 6 8 0 0

White Knight Chronicles II

White Knight Chronicles II is a J-RPG and a direct sequel to the 2008 game White Knight Chronicles. Improvement that have been made include a new battle system, as well as new armor and weapons, combos, and enemies. Players have the option of importing their character from the previous 2008 game, including money, equipment, and guild ranks. An online mode, called the Georama system, allows players to create their own towns and play with friends in a guild with up to six players. The online servers were closed on June 18, 2013.

Taking place one year before the predecessor, Leonard and his companions have been summoned by Princess Cisna and set on a quest that will lead them to protect the Archduchy Faria, and the Kingdom of Balandor.

White Knight Chronicles II received mixed reviews, with an average score of 62%, praised for such improvements as its combat and multiplayer system over its predecessor, but criticized for its story and lack of original content as a sequel.

This game might have received a 3-star rating, given the 500-700 hours of gameplay required. However, the game includes an online aspect in which friends can assist one another in defeating enemies, to which the online servers were closed on June 18, 2013. The Platinum is still technically obtainable, but having to go through and defeat some tough bosses solo will require a vast amount of grinding, as well as some strategy and luck, hence the 4-star difficulty rating.

With the online servers now closed, expect well over 1,000 hours of gameplay for the Platinum.

Before we begin, just a friendly reminder that the online servers were closed on June 18, 2013, which means if you're beginning this game from scratch, you'll need to do everything solo. While this is still technically possible, you will be in for a long grind. Also, the DLC and Tickets have been removed from the PSN Store.

Also, if you happened to have cleared the previous 2008 title White Knight Chronicles, you can import your character into the sequel. Aside from having the nice boost of already owned money and equipment, you will have the option to modify your character at the start of the game, if you wish. If not, than your first order of business will be to create your avatar.

From here on out, it's up to you whether to stick with the story campaign or go off and complete the side-objectives that appear. Nothing is missable, as you will enter a free roam stage after completing the main story.

There are a total of 41 monster hunting bounties which you can sign up for in the towns, from merchants with sword symbols on the map. These should be done in order as they're listed, for new ones may not appear until you've completed certain previous requirements.

Also, be sure to be on the look out for citizens with red exclamation points on the map, who offer short side-quests to be done. There are over 150 of these quests throughout the game.

With the online servers closed, you will probably have a fairly tough time getting through the Vell levels, as there are some fairly challenging bosses to defeat solo. Also, you will need to defeat the boss in the Upper Apex of Vellgander for the Soul Of Evil trophy, which will also be quite difficult solo. Be sure to check out the guides and walkthroughs under our Links tab for added help and strategy.

Good luck!

White Knight Chronicles Trophy Guide

White Knight Chronicles Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ****  A J-RPG which uses a real-time battle system taking place in the kingdom of Balandor. Despite the online servers being shut down, the Platinum is still doable with a lot of time and grinding.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
White Knight Chronicles **** 24 Level-5 Japan 8 7 8 0 0

White Knight Chronicles

White Knight Chronicles, known as Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodo in Japanese, is a J-RPG developed by both Level-5 and SCE Japan Studio. The game uses a real-time battle system that allows players to prepare before fighting, a world map to explore with the ability to warp to previously discovered locations, and an online mode which allows players to help one another. The online servers were shut down on June 18, 2013.

In the kingdom of Balandor, Leonard is attending a coming-of-age banquet for Princess Cisna, when an organization known as the Magi invade and kill King Valtos. Leonard discovers ancient armour that transforms him into the White Knight, allowing him to rescue Princess Cisna and stop the Magi's plans.

White Knight Chronicles received mixed reviews both in Japan and overseas, with an average score for 68%, though was a commercial success. Many reviewers praised the ability to create your own combo attacks, the land to explore, and interesting enemies, but criticized its battle system and online support.

As far as RPGs go, this one takes the cake in terms of patience. White Knight Chronicles originally allowed up to 4 players online to aid you in some difficult quests. However, as of June 18, 2013, the online servers were closed. The Platinum is still doable, but having to play through all the quests and unlock all the trophies will take some serious grinding in a solo game.

Expect well over 600 hours of gameplay for this one.

You'll first want to simply play through the main story. There's nothing missable at this stage, though you won't be earning much in the way of trophies just yet. So simply sit back and play, and enjoy the story, while unlocking all the locations in order to be able to do quests.

Once that's finished, select New Game+ from the main menu. Here, other than whipping through the main story again with ease, you'll be able to find items in treasure chests that will help you with the Guild Rank (GR) 7 and GR8, as well as equipment. Be sure to check out one of the locations and items guides under our Links tab for this.

Next, comes the grinding part. Here you'll want to work on your GR, aiming for an S rank and achieving GR 12. Check out the guides under our Links tab if you're struggling with any of the quests or battles.

After putting in all those hours and reaching GR12, you can finally mop-up any remaining trophies. This might include Gold Coin Purse, Phibianacci's Diamond, and Perfectionist's Badge, depending on how you played the game. Just keep grinding for guilder and items, until they're unlocked. And you'll have a Platinum to be proud of.