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Why do only certain PSN games have Platinum Trophies?

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User Info: darkskill

darkskill
4 years ago#1
Is it just up to the developer? Like why does Trine 2 have a plat, but not Infamous FOB or Journey?
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User Info: servb0ts

servb0ts
4 years ago#2
depends on the developers. most developers add hard trophies that they couldn't do.
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User Info: BluePuniGod

BluePuniGod
4 years ago#3
I think it has to do with games' average length and difficulty. If they're sort of casual and easygoing games like Costume Quest, the highest trophy you'd get is a gold one, usually just for completing the game. Sometimes you only get it if you get all other trophies first.

Infamous FOB isn't quite time-consuming and anyone could get all the trophies without too much difficulty.

However, games that tend to be tougher, time-consuming, or whatever, such as Heavy Rain or most RPGs, usually have a Platinum trophy at the end. Sort of like a thank-you for sticking it out or making the time to fully enjoy their games.

User Info: silly_sausage

silly_sausage
4 years ago#4
There must be some kinda rule that the devs have to do abide by, some kind of criteria. Otherwise what's stopping someone from putting 200 trophies in their game, or making all of them platinum.
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User Info: Zangetsuga

Zangetsuga
4 years ago#5
BluePuniGod posted...
I think it has to do with games' average length and difficulty. If they're sort of casual and easygoing games like Costume Quest, the highest trophy you'd get is a gold one, usually just for completing the game. Sometimes you only get it if you get all other trophies first.

Infamous FOB isn't quite time-consuming and anyone could get all the trophies without too much difficulty.

However, games that tend to be tougher, time-consuming, or whatever, such as Heavy Rain or most RPGs, usually have a Platinum trophy at the end. Sort of like a thank-you for sticking it out or making the time to fully enjoy their games.


But The Walking Dead plat can be obtained by simply playing all 5 episodes.
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User Info: BluePuniGod

BluePuniGod
4 years ago#6
Zangetsuga posted...
BluePuniGod posted...
I think it has to do with games' average length and difficulty. If they're sort of casual and easygoing games like Costume Quest, the highest trophy you'd get is a gold one, usually just for completing the game. Sometimes you only get it if you get all other trophies first.

Infamous FOB isn't quite time-consuming and anyone could get all the trophies without too much difficulty.

However, games that tend to be tougher, time-consuming, or whatever, such as Heavy Rain or most RPGs, usually have a Platinum trophy at the end. Sort of like a thank-you for sticking it out or making the time to fully enjoy their games.


But The Walking Dead plat can be obtained by simply playing all 5 episodes.


It's not a set rule. *shrug* It's still the developers' prerogative. I was just speaking in general.

User Info: darkskill

darkskill
4 years ago#7
If it's siimply up to the developers then they must know that they would get more sales if they included a platinum right? I mean there are tons of people who just play for trophies. Doesn't make sense not to have one.
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User Info: Varron

Varron
4 years ago#8
Zangetsuga posted...
BluePuniGod posted...
I think it has to do with games' average length and difficulty. If they're sort of casual and easygoing games like Costume Quest, the highest trophy you'd get is a gold one, usually just for completing the game. Sometimes you only get it if you get all other trophies first.

Infamous FOB isn't quite time-consuming and anyone could get all the trophies without too much difficulty.

However, games that tend to be tougher, time-consuming, or whatever, such as Heavy Rain or most RPGs, usually have a Platinum trophy at the end. Sort of like a thank-you for sticking it out or making the time to fully enjoy their games.


But The Walking Dead plat can be obtained by simply playing all 5 episodes.


And now we know why it won GOTY.

lol jk it was a good point and click adventure game.
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User Info: coolsurfer800

coolsurfer800
4 years ago#9
I think all PSN games that cost $14.99 or more have Platinum trophies.
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User Info: PangLa

PangLa
4 years ago#10
coolsurfer800 posted...
I think all PSN games that cost $14.99 or more have Platinum trophies.


You should go back and check.

I think it's up to developers, RE4 had full achievements on the 360, but only Gold on the PS3.
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