Trophy World 17/12/09

Welcome back to Trophy World! A rather exciting week, with a special trophy list I’m sure some of you were waiting for. As we go into the new year, things seem to be picking up, which is always a good thing:

It goes without saying, the main highlight of the week is Final Fantasy XIII. I must admit before I go any further, I’ve never played any of the Final Fantasy games, so I’m very excited to try XIII. Majority of them are secret,  and it is definitely impossible for all 25 of the secrets to be just bronze, as that just wouldn’t add up. Looking at this, there’s hope that among those secret trophies, you will have silvers and golds for doing miscellaneous things in the game such as sidequests, which I’m sure most of you will say is the staple of any game like this. The trophies that we do know look quite hard and seem like only the hardcore will achieve. Irrespective, don’t let hard trophies fool you, the game should be one heck of a ride from start to finish, and I look forward to it.


Army of Two: The 40th Day is the sequel to the game that featured heavy bouts of over-the-top bromance action, with unhealthy amounts of fist bumping, for starters. The sequel looks to improve upon the first game, and the demo just released today for you all to experience some brilliant co-op action. The more valuable trophies look pretty hard, and I’m sure it will be a while before any of us manage to get 6,666 kills in the game. Looks like you’re going to have to play through the game at least more than once, with trophies like ‘Total Fist Bump Destruction’ and ‘Total Fist Bump Deflation’ looking like they will each take their own separate playthrough to attain.

Blue Toad Murder Files is the newest from Relentless Software (The folks behind Buzz!) and is split up into 6 episodes, with the first 2 on the store right now. Our own Kris played the game at the EG expo, giving his impressions right here. The game seems to be ideal for those of you who played “Cluedo” with your friends and family, with it supporting  a “pass the controller” mode with 4 players offline. The trophy list is for all 6 episodes, so you can imagine my disappointment when each episode (except the first one) has exactly the same trophies. They don’t look too hard but that all depends on how difficult it is to get a gold medal in the various puzzles. It looks like it will be a blast to play with friends, especially with that time of the year approaching…

How many of you have played Bioshock? That game had such a tense atmosphere that it keep me on my toes the entire time, literally… heck, I almost stopped playing it since I was so scared! The sequel’s had a bit of a long-winded ride, mainly since the original studio behind the first game isn’t working on the new one, with them handing it over to 2K Marin. In addition, 2K Australia, Arkane Studios and Digital Extremes are also working on the game, so I’ve been fearful that the game might just end up being a train wreck. Fortunately, the game looks in a good position to give fans the sequel they deserve.  The achievement list was revealed a few days ago, which is very likely to be the trophy list as well. Sadly, like Uncharted 2, the list seems ripped right from the first game, with a helping of multiplayer trophies as well. I’m confident the secret ones revolve around the story, so I’m glad they’ve kept it a secret. Without spoiling anything revealed so far, the story seems to be shaping up very well. This is another game I can’t wait for either when it comes out in the crowded month February next year.

My favourite trophy of the week is:

Army of Two: The 40th Day/ Bronze

Touch Not A Cat But A Glove
Shoot all Maneki Neko cats in the game

If you have no clue what a Maneki Neko cat is, I’ve taken the liberty of googling it for you. I’ll certainly never be getting this trophy, they’re too cute to shoot! Well then, see you next week guys!