I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get the Platinum Trophy for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir because of bronze trophy. I was certain I couldn’t get the trophy requiring an attack chain of 200. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get beyond 150. I figured it was beyond my skills, but I’d still try to get every trophy I could in the meantime. Turns out, I just needed the right character to get that chain. Once that trophy popped, oh it was game on.
I played the game any time I wasn’t working, taking care of the kids, or sleeping. It was rather easy to do since the story is so great. Some nights I stayed up too late playing, thanks to the riveting story. Now that I’ve unlocked every cut-scene, I’ve been tempted to watch them all in chronological order. I like the pulp fiction way of telling the whole story, and I could see how the pieces fit together. I still think it would be interesting to watch them all in order (which you can do) and get the whole, clear picture.
Seeing every possible cut-scene and ending in the final book was also incredibly worth replaying those bosses for. To see all of the endings, you have to make wrong choices about who fights which of the five final bosses. All of those were heartbreaking, but it filled in other motivations, backstories, and gaps that made the true ending feel more complete. It takes at least four playthroughs of the final bosses to see everything. The only bad thing I have to say about the game is that it gave me hand cramps since I couldn’t stop playing.
By Saturday, the Platinum Trophy unlocked. I was part jubilant and part sad. I put in nearly 50 hours into the game. What was I going to do now? I always feel that way after finishing a game I really enjoyed. It’s akin to going through the stages of grief. I’m happy to have accomplished a goal, but now that it’s over, what will I fill my time with? Will the next game bring me as much joy? Am I ready to let these characters go and make new friends?
Other great games await, such as Horizon: Zero Dawn. Question is, which game will I next pursue a Platinum?