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Old 11-09-2013, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Platinum Trophy Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Road Map & Trophy Guide



Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 31 (17, 7, 6, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: Approximate Time for Platinum: 20-22 Hours (10 hours for 1st playthrough, 10 hours for 2nd and 3rd playthroughs)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 3
  • Number of missable trophies: 4 - Bad Case of the Mondays, LEAGUE OF SHADOWS, World's Snazziest Dresser and The Collector
  • Glitched trophies: See Step 0 for further information
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
  • Do trophies stack?: N/A
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Introduction:
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a stand-alone, game from the WB Studio's Batman Arkham series that takes place a few months after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins. The game essentially is a 2-D platformer with 3-D elements with a "Metroidvania" type playthrough system. In other words, the game requires you to backtrack many areas of the game to retrieve new/updated gear to progress in other areas of the game. The game features a similar combat system to its big brother games, as well as the gear you acquire and detective cases within the game separate from the story. The game does not require XP to level up, instead your gear and its upgrades are conveniently hidden within the confines of Blackgate Prison. Lastly, the game requires 3 playthroughs while defeating the 3 main bosses (The Joker, Penguin and Black Mask) in a different order (or at least who is defeated last) prior to facing the game's final boss. Doing this will net you a different Bat Suit part required for World's Snazziest Dresser and The Collector.

Walkthrough

Step 0: Knowing what to expect and what to do:
The game for the most part is straight forward and will feel kind at home for veteran Batman: Arkham players. The platinum trophy on the other hand is quite complex as the game doesn't give you much information to a couple trophies. Furthermore, the game has several things that separate it from the console versions that you may or may not like.

Scanning: Not to be confused with Detective Mode, scanning involves using the touchscreen to analyse objects, clues and collectables. This also includes interactive objects to progress through the game. For the most part, you must scan all items at least once to interact with it to use your gear on it. For example: If you want to hit an alarm with your Batarang that's already highlighted in Detective Mode then you MUST scan it first, however, the clues for cases required for the World's Greatest Detective trophy usually require Batman to be in close proximity of the clue to be scanned which makes this system even more complex.

Map Navigation: One of the biggest drawbacks of the game in my opinion is its poor map design. As mentioned, the game plays on a 2-D format, but the game also has a lot of 3-D navigation like interacting with backgrounds or moving within the background. Unfortunately, the game’s map is only 2-D which can cause some frustration and even getting lost during multiple playthroughs. When in doubt, always scan the area to look for hints within the map.

Fixed Glitches: At launch, this game was full of bugs and glitches that prevented many players from accessing certain areas or obtaining certain items that would block requirements needed for the trophy it's related to. Fortunately, Patch 1.01 released on 07 Dec 13 seems to have fixed all reported problems. I have personally went through the game again post patch and didn't have any problems.

Step 1: Complete the story in any order, complete all Detective cases and find all available collectables/upgrades (optional):

As with most games, in this Step you'll unlock the majority of the trophies. You'll also want to mind the two missable trophies Bad Case of the Mondays and LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Both technically can be achieved through another playthrough but this should be attempted in your first playthrough when you have an un-upgraded Batman, see those trophies for more info. You'll also make your first Step towards World's Snazziest Dresser and The Collector.

The main game is divided in three areas: Cell Block, Administration and Industrial. Each area has a main boss and a sub boss as well as destructible items that mirror the area's boss. Once you scan one of the destructible items (e.g. Penguin's Bird Cages) they will always be highlighted which is very helpful.

If you have collected all available of Batman's suit parts up until this point, you should obtain the Blackest Night (Zombie) Suit. Wearing this makes you impervious to damage which will help you speed run and plow through your preceding playthroughs skipping very annoying areas and be able to cheese the bosses. It's up to you whether you want to find all upgrades in this playthrough or not, but I found it simpler to collect upgrades than bypassing them and some may help with a few sections if needed.

Towards the end of the game you’ll be prompted with a point of no return message. It's okay to proceed but after the end of the game you'll have the option to Continue or start NG+, make sure you hit Continue on your save file if you haven't completed your collectables side quests.

In this playthrough you should unlock:

Last Laugh
Cobblepot's Plot Was All For Naught
Face Off
Domestic Disturbance
CSI: Blackgate
Now You're Getting It
In the Flow
Unmasked
Armored Edition
2112
Talk to the Hand
Cage Match
Born on a Monday
The Man Who Sometimes Misses
Fresh Beats
He's Sleeping
Breathless
Oral Hygiene
Bird on a Wire
Unnecessary Roughness
LEAGUE OF SHADOWS
Grave Digger
World's Greatest Detective
Cat Scratch Fever
Bad Case of the Mondays

and depending on your path:

Flew the Coop or Party Pooper or Circuit Breaker

Step 2: Complete NG+ defeating a different boss last:

In NG+ all Detective Case clues and Bat Suits will carry over. Your upgrades and WayneTech gear do not, thus requiring to search for it all over again but you can skip finding upgrades until Step 3 as it's the last step needed for The Collector. Also, if you missed Bad Case of the Mondays or LEAGUE OF SHADOWS then you can do it here.

Depending on your choice, you may unlock:

Flew the Coop or Party Pooper or Circuit Breaker

Step 3: Complete NG+ again, defeating the one boss you haven't defeated last, last and re-collecting Armor/Rush/Gauntlets:

During this playthrough, if you see an unopened WayneTech box, go ahead and collect it as you'll have to re-collect all of Batman's upgrades to fulfill the requirements for The Collector. Also of note if you see a [?] and an open box, then it was a Bat Suit part previously collected and can be ignored.

If you have done all the Steps in this order then you should unlock:

Flew the Coop or Party Pooper or Circuit Breaker
The World's Snazziest Dresser
The Collector

and hopefully:

The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight
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Last Laugh
Defeat Joker

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Cobblepot's Plot Was All For Naught
Defeat Penguin

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Face Off
Defeat Black Mask

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Domestic Disturbance
Catch Catwoman in Gotham City

This trophy is earned during the intro/tutorial of the game, counter her attacks like a normal thug and initiate a beatdown when the appears above her head.

CSI: Blackgate
Complete your first detective case

See World's Greatest Detective

Now You're Getting It
Get a 12 hit combo

Simple enough and it may be your first trophy.

In the Flow
Get a 25 hit combo

There are a many fights were you can earn this, especially any fight that has a thug that requires a beatdown as that usually lands 23-35 hits.

Unnecessary Roughness
Get a 50 hit combo

See LEAGUE OF SHADOWS

LEAGUE OF SHADOWS
Get a 100 hit combo

Missable!

This may be the hardest trophy in the game but is quite attainable. The main problem is that there is only one confirmed place to achieve this. When you're looking for Shock Batarangs in the Administration building, you'll hear The Joker mentioning that it's "pretty funny" that you're attempting to beat him up. Soon after you'll be swarmed with thugs in which 3 will require beatdowns. Each beatdown will land you 23-25 hits so this is the ideal place. The problem lies within enemies being able to hit you while countering so you'll constantly be spamming . Try to keep a good balance of thugs on both sides of you and watch for the unblockable attacks by the knife thug. If you mess up early, simply just restart the checkpoint and you'll be right there again. Here's a video courtesy of skroq to show where and how:

Fresh Beats
Beatdown 10 thugs

Self-explanatory. Press to cape stun and to start the beatdown on them, this can be done on any thug.

He's Sleeping
Perform 20 stealth takedowns

Self-explanatory. Press undetected behind a thug for a silent takedown, this can be done while under a grate as well.

Breathless
Die from inhaling gas

The Administration area is literally filled with the Joker's green gas, just walk around in there and wait until you die from exposure.

Grave Digger
Unlock the Zombie Suit

The inventory calls this suit the Blackest Night suit. Keep a constant look out for [?] images during the game to retrieve the parts. This makes you impervious to damage. Plus, it looks cool.

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World's Greatest Detective
Complete all detective cases

There are a total of 50 clues spanning 14 cases throughout Blackgate Prison. You must sweep the screen looking for magnifying glasses and analyze clues to solve the cases. Many require appropriate gear to reach and most have to be close to Batman to analyze making this quite time consuming.

You may use a detailed text/picture guide created by jmac92123 here:

World's Greatest Detective - Detective Clue Locations

Oral Hygiene
Find and destroy all Joker teeth

Just like Batman: Arkham Asylum but much easier to find and they explode on contact, there are 20 in all. You'll probably run into them by accident and get them without trying, just scan and Batarang them.

Bird on a Wire
Find and destroy all Penguin bird cages

Similar to Joker's teeth, these will explode on contact and may even land on you. There are 20 in all and they are not that well hidden. Just scan and Batarang them.

Unmasked
Find and destroy all of Black Mask's masks.

These are a little trickier to find as they don't explode and are stationary. Once scanned they'll show as yellow in Detective Mode so aren't too hard to find.

Armored Edition
Find all armor upgrades

There are a total of 8 upgrades marked by an [?] throughout the prison.

2112
Find all RUSH upgrades

There are a total of 3 upgrades marked by a [?] throughout the prison.

Talk to the Hand
Find all gauntlet upgrades

There are a total of 3 upgrades marked by a [?] throughout the prison.

Cage Match
Defeat Bronze Tiger

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Born on a Monday
Defeat Solomon Grundy

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The Man Who Sometimes Misses
Defeat Deadshot

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Cat Scratch Fever
Defeat Catwoman

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Bad Case of the Mondays
Defeat Grundy using the Shock Batarang and water

Missable!

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Party Pooper
Defuse all Joker presents

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Flew the Coop
Rescue all Penguin hostages

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Circuit Breaker
Disarm all Black Mask junction boxes

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

World's Snazziest Dresser
Obtain all Batsuits attainable through gameplay.

Missable!

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The Collector
Find every pickup and detective case

Missable!



Another complex trophy based on the lack of information it provides. For this trophy you must:
  • Complete all 14 Detective Cases (see World's Greatest Detective)
  • Find all 3 Rush upgrades
  • Find all 3 Gauntlet upgrades
  • Find all 8 Armor upgrades
  • Gel Launcher Proximity Upgrade
  • Acquire all Bat Suits in game (see World's Snazziest Dresser)
You do not need to find the Joker's Teeth, Penguin's Bird Cages and Black Mask's Masks.

The reason this trophy is considered missable is due to the requirements for the World's Snazziest Dresser trophy. If you miss one of those you will be forced to go through the game again to meet its criteria.

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This is my first guide, so don't flame me too bad. Any suggestions are welcome and feel free to add any tips if needed and I'll edit them in.

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Are you planning on providing a supplement guide or adding to your guide locations of upgrades? If so it's worth mentioning this armour upgrade that doesn't show on the mini map. I found and posted it in this thread a few day ago, http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/bat...one-found.html
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Are you planning on providing a supplement guide or adding to your guide locations of upgrades? If so it's worth mentioning this armour upgrade that doesn't show on the mini map. I found and posted it in this thread a few day ago, http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/bat...one-found.html
I can do that. I currently do not have any other Vita games so I can go though it again with screen shots.
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I can do that. I currently do not have any other Vita games so I can go though it again with screen shots.
I think if you do that then you will have a very good chance of getting your first guide stickied, good luck mate!
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In NG+ you'll have all Armor/Rush/Gauntlet upgrades that will carry over.
I believe that this is incorrect. In my experience, these upgrades do not carry over and need to be found again on each playthrough. That being the case, those going for The Collector will need to obtain all these items again on their 3rd playthrough.

Also, regarding The Collector. I'd say this trophy is missable since it requires you to get the Batsuits parts that can only be obtained by completing the mission that Catwoman sends you on after defeating the last boss in the playthrough. Unfortunately, the game doesn't really make it obvious that these parts are awarded at this point, so if someone doesn't know they can easily play through the game without obtaining the part, and then start a NG+ at which point they can no longer obtain the part without a new playthrough.

This is certainly the case if you do Black Mask last, as the Wayne Tech crates that you need to disarm give you zero indication that you should go back and open them afterwards.
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