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I finally beat Uncharted 3 on Normal! I had such a great time with the game. I was a little concern when Elena wasn’t showing up but then she showed up and all was right with the world!
I attempted a Crushing playthrough and got to the fifth chapter when I wasn’t in the mood to continue doing so.
After I beat the game, I went back and got all of the treasures and the Strange Relic. I was pretty proud of myself for only missing 29 out of the 101 treasures, so that’s not a bad percentage.
While hunting for the treasures, I was attempting to get a couple trophies. I was attempting to kill 75 enemies in a row without dying, kill 30 enemies in a row with only my side arm, and defeat 50 enemies in a row without auto-reloading. I must have killed 100 enemies without dying or if I did die, I exited to main menu as soon as I was dead, and selected Continue so that the death didn’t count. I figure, once I get back to the game, whenever that day will be, and I’ll choose a later chapter and continue on from there. I was doing pretty well for myself and then at one point, I had to use grenades for a tutorial and I knew that reset both my side arm kill and my reload, so I’ve attempted to do get these trophies twice now. I bet I was pretty close to the 75th kill but it felt like I had killed at least 100 foes. From the stats page, it looks like I’ve killed 64 people in a row so that’s either my current number or the highest I’ve gotten before.
So while attempting that, I couldn’t try the kill 10 enemies in a row, alternating with melee attack then kill with a gun.
This has been my main guide during my post game adventures.
I also committed to the idea of not getting the platinum. I don’t have the platinum for the first game but I do have the platinum for the second game. Maybe I’ll do better during the fourth game.
I figure I’m close to killing 50 enemies by melee attacking from behind. Then again, I would have thought I was close to killing a number of people with specific weapons at least 30 times but turns out, I wasn’t as close to those numbers as I thought. I have 25 stealth kills so I just need to do that twice more and I’ll get the trophy.
I must be close to killing 20 enemies by blind firing while in cover too. I was worried about reloading and losing track so I wasn’t attempting it during my treasure hunting. I just have to kill one more people using this technique as I have killed 19. Which makes me want to really turn on the game tonight and just get it done.
I have no idea of how many dumb people I’ve killed by throwing their grenades back at them. I would have sworn I’ve killed at least 10 but according to the trophy, I haven’t. Also, I haven’t killed two people with the same thrown back grenade as well. The game doesn’t keep track of that, or at least, it won’t tell me that number but it clearly keeps track of it somewhere for the trophy management.
I’ve attempted to kill four enemies with one explosion but I didn’t get all four of them in the explosion during Chapter 16.
When I’m hanging off of a ledge, I either don’t think about grenades or I don’t have them. I just need to kill one more person doing so as I’m at nine of the required ten. The guide recommends Chapter 12 or Chapter 7 when we first learn the technique.
I know I have killed at least three riot shield enemies so I just need two more for the trophy. It could be one more as well. The game doesn’t keep track of this either. The guide recommends the beginning of Chapter 15 so I might just replay the beginning until that is done.
I have the following weapons that I have to get 30 kills with:
Dragon Sniper – 28 kills
RPG-7 – 14 kills
Mag 5 – 26 kills
PAK-80 – 8 kills
So that’s not bad. The Dragon Sniper is a weapon I can call upon whenever I want now that I beat the game, so I’ll get that one easily. RPG-7 is hard to come by and we don’t get too much ammo with it either. I do enjoy using the Mag 5 when I get my hands on it. PAK-80 is also a hard one to come by and then I usually only had the guy who was holding it left on the field so I bet I only have three kills with it.
The Dragon Sniper can be found in both Chapter 8 and 12.
The RPG-7 can be found in Chapters 12, 13, 19, and 21. So that’s two 12s.
The Mag 5 can be found during Chapter 16 and 19. I know I’ve gotten it in an early chapter as well but jumping in and out of chapters for the treasures might be tripping me up.
The PAK-80 can be found during Chapters 14 and 20.
I attempted the speed run for Chapter 7 and the nine and a half minute mark came and went and I’m not sure I’m good enough to shave three minutes off of my speed. I should attempt Chapter 16 and 20 as those have 12 and 15 minutes respectfully. On Easy, it should be a tad better to do. 16 has a long fight in the middle that I’m already anticipating taking forever as it felt like that on Normal. 20 feels doable as it is just racing to the front of a caravan and only killing a few people along the way.
That makes up the normal trophies, the disc came with additional DLC related trophies. I’m never going to beat the game on Brutal, and from what I’ve read, few have.
I probably can defeat 5 Djinn with a sniper rifle during Chapter 21. That would work towards my Dragon Sniper goal too. I’ll probably will try Chapter 21 first to get the Dragon Sniper trophy and this one at the same time. That’ll be working smarter and harder, which is usually the Klein way.
I’m not sure about completing a speed run as Doughnut Drake in less than 4 hours and 15 minutes. From what I’ve read, if you don’t do it in one go, the trophies can be a tad glitchy. Also, how horrible would it be recognize it isn’t going to happen when you are at the three hour mark. I guess to take full advantage of the opportunity, I should attempt the speed run and the other trophies at the same time.
Now I just have to try to get some of these trophies above and jump into Uncharted 4.
I’ve heard so many great things about Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy (that I will play after 4, eventually). My only grip is how different Nathan looks from the original trilogy.
I get that 4 was the first game for the franchise on the PS4 so Naughty Dog took advantage of the more powerful console but he just looks like a completely different person.
I just have a hard time seeing how we got from 3 to 4 and I’ve stared at these faces for a very long time.
Whereas Elena pretty much looks the same, but in higher definition.
But she’s looked great throughout the entire original trilogy for that matter.
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I’ve attempted SOMA and was having a good time, if not an overly challenging time. The game is fine but there are times where I just feel like I’m missing direction on where to go and the locations are a tad confusing. I just got to the Theta station. The story is super interesting but I’m doing that thing I hate and I’m resorting to walkthroughs to get me to the next point. Once I’ve done that a third time, it kills my buzz for a game. IGN has a great guide as does Game Pressure. I’m just disconnected from the game. I’ll come back to it eventually.
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I’m going to make Heavy Rain my next game I’m going to tackle.