100% Complete: 3 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week
The sun is up! The birds are chirping! The flowers are in bloom! And the rain clouds are… angry? Totes angry. So angry. Angriest Zeus clouds ever.
I finished about 90% of this game earlier and just had the Connaisseur and Zeus is Angry trophies left to do – both of which I figured were going to be the death of me at some point. Luckily, though, someone found a little itty bitty work around for Connaisseur (Thanks to Fatty_Fatness for finding this!). I only wish I had seen it sooner. When you find a Legendary Flower, get game over – but instead of hitting “My Garden” or “Main Menu”, just keep hitting restart (or retry whatever it is) and rinse and repeat. The Legendary Flower will duplicate as many times as you do this, making getting all the Legendary Flowers super easy.
Again, wish I had seen that before. By the time I read it, I already had 3/5 – wasted so much time getting those, lol.
The Zeus is Angry trophy, as I’ve heard, is slightly glitchy and all 1000 rages need to be done without closing the game app. Basically you can’t close the game for any reason (please Vita don’t crash on me now!). I ended up just farming the first trophy for this so it took about 3 hours to do – not too bad. There are longer trophies for worse games out there so I’ll take what I can from this one.
Overall a cute, relaxing game. The basis is simple: grow and collect flowers. That’s it really!
PS3 100%: 4 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days
PS Vita 100%: 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks
Double you stacking, double your fun! It’s the statement of the greatment in finishing The Walking Dead games.
That rhymes, right? No? Oh… close enough!
Finally decided to do the DLC for this game. I didn’t play Season 1 on the PS4 so I only had to finish it up on the PS3 and the PS Vita – not too much trouble, really. A quick 5 little stories. Takes about 1-2 hours tops, all depending on how many times you need to restart for the Rock, Papers, Scissors trophy. The PS3 I only had to restart once, but on the Vita I had to restart about 4 times. Boo!
The best thing about the game though? This shirt.
I want this shirt. I need this shirt. I spent a good 20 minutes on Saturday browsing the internet in hopes that someone else felt the same way and made them. Sadly, that’s a no. SO! I’ve enlisted the help of a friend to draw it out so I can get it printed on a shirt for myself. I’m just in love with it. It’s so darn adorable yet badass at the same time.
Spends 2 hours earning trophies, gets one badass shirt design out of it. I think that’s fair.
100 % Complete: 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks
I hate this game.
Ok, no, let me rephrase that…
I don’t hate Lemmings. I love Lemmings. I hate THIS version of the game.
More specifically, I hate the trouble I had to go through just to PLAY the game. So I bought this back in 2012 – not just the demo, but the full game. FULL GAME. Saying it again for emphasis… so about a month ago, I was downloading games for the backlog event and came across this one in the store, but it was marked as “unavailable”, but could be played in PS Now.
No. Fuck that. I bought it. I want it.
So I went to the web store to put it in my download queue. It worked, but only for the demo. Not the full game unlock.
Deleted it. Went to the app on my phone to put it in my queue. It worked, but only for the demo. Not the full game unlock.
Tried this about 4 or 5 times trying to get the unlock to download as well but nope!
So… desperate is as desperate does… I paid the $19.99 for a PS Now subscription so I could play it. Annoyed? Yes. Hell fucking yes.
I allotted time on Saturday morning just for this game so started it up, started completely over since apparently I didn’t have a save file anymore (grrr #2) and got all the way through the Taxing levels before hunger kicked in. Went to grab something to eat and came back, PS Now timed out (understandable). So I started the game back up JUST TO LEARN THAT NONE OF MY PROGRESS SAVED.
Fuck. My. Life.
Apparently… ‘New Profile’ means save. So… finished up the Mayhem levels… SAVED… and worked my way backwards back to the Trial levels. Got all done and was still missing some Lemmings somewhere for “Lemming Leader”. Pretend_hero has an awesome guide up over on PST for this. The leaderboards in the actual Lemming game are not the best. Even if you complete a level, your score won’t always show up so you kind of have to guess as to whether or not you saved the required amount of Lemmings. A slight pain in the ass, but luckily I only had to replay 3 levels for this.
So finally… after about 8 hours of non-stop Lemming action, finally beat all the levels and got all the trophies. Deleted the game almost instantly and now have the rest of the month to play around on PS Now. Here’s hoping it’s worth it…
100% Complete: 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks
Ah good ‘ol Astro Tripper. There’s nothing quite like a small reminder every now and then to really cement in the fact that I’m just not as good with ‘schmups as other people.
That’s cool, though. It was still a fun game. I remember starting this game ages ago, before I really started playing for trophies (and any game like this really) and it was a struggle on the first level. I’ve hesitated starting it up again because of that, but after 5 years of gaming, I felt a little bit more confident and decided, sure, why the hell not?! What’s the worst that came happen? I just don’t finish it? That’s ok!
So it started off a little rough, not because the game is hard, but more so because I’m an idiot lol. I was holding down the fire button thinking that was as fast as I could shoot…
APPARENTLY… you can aggressively tap the fire button and shoot much quicker…
It’s ok, I’m embarrassed enough for the lot of us, don’t feel bad for me, lol.
So from that point, lol, the game got significantly easier. I did struggle with the last level a bit, but it was my own fault. I kept making silly little mistakes that would waste my lives away (except on Fizz Wheel or whatever that level is called – got some glitch spots that just kind of ruined my plays for me). Eventually got to the final boss (multiple times really). That level definitely requires you to be alert and agile. Not to mention quick with the fire button! After about the 5th try, finally got him down to 0 and unlocked the final trophy for 100%.
This time the playthrough took about 4-5 hours ish. Not too bad. I felt pretty good about finishing it so I’m happy to have 100%. Nifty little game – fun for a weekend play. A great little addition if you enjoy playing ‘Schumps!
100% Complete: 4 Years, 2 Months
I already completed this for the… PS4? Vita?... *double checks*… Vita! It was the Vita. This is actually a rather quick game, the longest trophy being ‘Minimalist’. I used the text guide last time and I remember starting over quite a few times because I kept messing up. Luckily, though, a video guide was posted:
This made is soooooooooo mmuuuccchhhhhhhhhh eeeassssiieerrrrr. Holy hell.
Having a visual of where you are actually going on one screen while not being able to see anything on the tv is so tremendously helpful. Major kudos to the gentleman who made the video, like seriously.
The game is overall, simple and short. There are a few parts that require just a smidgen of puzzley thinking, but for the most part, it’s really not too difficult. I love games like this that are completely different from other games – the concept and overall gameplay are in a class of its own and if you haven’t played this, I do recommend doing so on one of the three available stacks (PS3, Vita and PS4).