XboxAchievements Got a news tip? tips@ps3t.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   PlaystationTrophies.org > > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Trophy Guide + Road Map + Trials


Overview:
-Estimated trophy difficulty: 5.56
-Offline: 43(22,17,2, 1)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to : 20-30
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2-3
-Number of missable trophies:None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?: YES

Step 1: The Road to Paladin (With some Trials along the way)

Start the game on Easy if you want, I personally recommend starting on hard to prepare yourself for Paladin. There are 4 different difficulties and as far as I know, the only thing they change is how much damage the enemies do. The difficulties are Esquire (Easy), Warrior (Normal), Knight (Hard) and Paladin (Very Hard). You have to beat the game once in order to unlock Paladin, this can be done on any difficulty.

Each level finishes with an overview on what you did. You will see what and how many enemies you killed, how many gems you got, what upgrade you got and a trial completion (or unlock). You will have the option to buy new combos or just move on to the next level. You can always go back to any level you wish to farm EXP or pick up whatever you miss; take your time and learn the game, you'll need it. If you're ever having trouble with a level, go back to previous levels to farm for more EXP to buy more combos, or simply lower the difficulty level. You can use the Gem Guide below if you wish to get them now.

Each and every level has trials, special things you need to do to get that shiny trophy. Some are easier then others, so do what you can now; you can always come back later to do the harder ones when you're better at the game.

Note about trials: They are ONLY unlocked after you beat the level, only then can you go back and fulfill its requirements. Doing the trial your first time through the level won't get you anything.

New Game+ Info: Once you have beaten the game, you do not start a new game, you keep all of your stuff and now have access to Paladin difficulty. You HAVE to go back and replay each and every level on Paladin difficulty.

Step 2: Paladin Mode, Gems, Upgrades and Trials

Once you have beaten the game, Paladin Mode will unlock. You'll most likely not have all the gems and definitely not all the upgrades. Each level has a overview page where you can check what difficulty you beat it at at the top of the book page, i.e. if you beat the game on Hard, then you should have 3 checks for the skulls, with the 4th being blank. Go into the Configuration menu and change the difficulty to Paladin. When you beat a level on Paladin, you'll see a 4th check next to the last skull. Changing difficulty mid-level doesn't do anything, if you started on Esquire and switched to Paladin, the game will still count it as Esquire. Starting on Paladin then switching to Esquire, won't get you anything.

Use this guide: (Guide to Gems and Upgrades). Trial Guide located below.

Extra Info

Each level has a percentage attached to it when you beat it. The most you can get on your 1st playthrough is 100%, the highest it goes is 110%. Beating the level on Paladin will net you the extra 10%. Travel Scrolls do NOT add up to the percentage. Trials are required for a majority of the trophies and 110%.

Puzzles: Just unlock the answer, you will usually find a dead glowing body near the puzzle. Go to that certain body and you will get a scroll, it will usually go like "Been stuck for x amount of time, I think I have an idea how to solve this complex impossible puzzle. Damn it to hell, what could it be..." Then you will have the option to immediately solve the puzzle. Most of them aren't that hard, and the unlock scroll can be really helpful if you're really that stumped. Great for the statue puzzle in the garden maze, the ball logic puzzle and the eclipse puzzle.


Gameplay

If you have ever played God of War, then Castlevania isn't anything revolutionary to you. You have Collectibles (Light Gems, Shadow Gems, Health Gems) and Subweapons (Crystal, Holy Water, Dagger and Faeries) to find along the way. You upgrade your main weapon, the Combat Cross, as you progress through the story. The Combat Cross is a metal cross that has a very long chain-whip inside of it. You will use this weapon to crucify, swing, open and whip your way through the game.

You will gain special items called Relics that you give you special abilites, like the ability to sprint or double jump. You also gain the ability of Light Magic and Shadow Magic, each with their own set of combos and benefits. Light lets you regain health as you attack enemies while Shadow does more damage to them.

The game is composed of 12 chapters, some being longer or shorter than others, and after a level is beaten, you can go back to it to replay it to get missed items, beat a trial or for fun. This game also has special trials for each and every level. They range from "Don't get hit by X while Y is doing Z" to "Beat this puzzle in 2:00 minutes".

The game also has a counter system that can mean life or death if you mess up during it. Time your block right when an enemy attacks you and you can counter them with a combo, on the bottom of your screen you will see a meter called the focus meter, this will fill up quickly as you attack enemies with combos and counter a lot WITHOUT GETTING HIT. When the meter is full, enemies will begin to drop alot of neutral energy orbs, which are absorbed to fill your Light Magic or Shadow Magic meters.


Tips

Always counter, as this fills up you focus meter very quickly.

Buy Final Light as soon as you can. It's an amazing ability that heals, uses little magic and does lots of damage.

The best time to farm for EXP is when the game asks you to mount an enemy. Ignore what the game wants you to do and just kill the monster; the monster will keep spawning for easy EXP. Another good place is farm EXP is Chapter XII, just use Final Light and Final Shadow to easily beat the level, you'll get 5000 points for this.

Use your items - your dark crystal is a one-hit kill for most things and holy water is a great weapon against certain monsters, using it while in Light mode also gives you a temporary shield.

The best place to replenish on items, health and magic is Chapter 10, Level 3.

Faeries can really come in handy when being overwhelmed; use them to distract and stun the enemies.

Once you get a gem or upgrade in a level, you can quit that level and move on. Go to a checkpoint or die, then check the world map to see if it counted. If it did, you can safely leave without having to worry if the gem or upgrade was saved or not. Perfect for situations where you missed something and know where it is, but don't want to finish the level.


Guide



Platinum Trophy
Get all trophies

Chapter I
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter II
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter III
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter IV
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter V
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter VI
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Last edited by Jack; 02-11-2012 at 10:53 PM. Reason: Update 2012
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

Chapter VII
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter VIII
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter IX
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter X
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter XI
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Chapter XII
Story-related trophy, can not be missed.
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Dark collector
Gather all the 30 Shadow gems

See Master Jeweler

Light collector
Gather all the 30 Light gems

See Master Jeweler

Green collector
Gather all the 30 Life gems

See Master Jeweler

Master jeweler
Gather all hidden magic gems

Each level will have special gems that you can collect to increase your Health Bar and Light/Shadow magic bars. Use this guide to help you find them.

Master philanthropist
Buy all the extra artwork

Beating each level and chapter unlocks artwork in the Extras menu. You still need to buy each and every piece, though. You will need a total of 2395 EXP points to buy all of the art.

Skirmish
Finish all levels in Esquire difficulty

See Epic Victory

Gest
Finish all levels in Warrior difficulty

See Epic Victory

Crusade
Finish all levels in Knight difficulty

See Epic Victory

Epic victory
Finish all levels in Paladin difficulty

The trophies stack, i.e. beat the game on Hard and you'll get the Normal and Easy trophies. You will need to beat the game once to unlock Paladin, this can be done on any difficulty. After unlocking, change the difficulty to Paladin then beat every level. You will know you've beaten it on Paladin when at the end of a level you'll see 4 check marks next to all the skulls at the top of the page.

Changing to a higher difficulty mid-level won't give you credit for finishing at that difficulty. You only get credit for the lowest difficulty you played during the level. Starting on Knight and changing it to Paladin will only count as Knight.

Welcome to the Club
Buy a combo

You will do this in the tutorial, simply buy a combo.

Brawler
Buy 15 combos

You will get this as you progress through the game.

Master fighter
Buy all combos

You need to buy all relic combos, magic combos and whatever combos can be upgraded. If you need any extra EXP, playing the last few chapters will net you a lot of EXP.

Experienced
Acquire 1000 experience points

See Veteran

Seasoned
Acquire 20000 experience points

See Veteran

Veteran
Acquire 100000 experience points

This trophy is cumulative. It will come naturally. You will get this trophy usually somewhere in the beginning of your New Game+ Playthrough. Anywhere between the end of the your first playthrough and beginning of your 2nd playthrough the trophy will pop.

Master improver
Find all the secret Brotherhood arks
The Brotherhood arks are the big blue glowing chests that increase the inventory space for your weapons. Use this guide to help you find them.

Eleventy party
Get 110% completion rate in all levels

For each level, you must get all gems, weapon upgrades, beat it on Paladin and beat the trial to get the full 110%. If you're on Knight difficulty and you get everything in a level, you will only have 100%. Be sure to beat the level on Paladin to get the last 10%. Travel scrolls and completing puzzles do not contribute to the percentage.
__________________
Check out my guides: Castlevania: Lords of shadow | Dead Nation | The Simpsons Arcade Game | Rock of Ages
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME PM'S, SEND EMAILS INSTEAD THANK YOU.

Last edited by Jack; 03-26-2011 at 07:20 AM.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

Trials – Chapter I
Complete all the trials for Chapter I
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter II
Complete all the trials for Chapter II
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter III
Complete all the trials for Chapter III
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter IV
Complete all the trials for Chapter IV
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Last edited by Jack; 03-26-2011 at 07:21 AM. Reason: Editorial Sweep
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

Trials - Chapter V
Complete all the trials for Chapter V
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials - Chapter VI
Complete all the trials for Chapter VI
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials - Chapter VII
Complete all the trials for Chapter VII
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)
__________________
Check out my guides: Castlevania: Lords of shadow | Dead Nation | The Simpsons Arcade Game | Rock of Ages
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME PM'S, SEND EMAILS INSTEAD THANK YOU.

Last edited by Jack; 11-29-2011 at 05:20 PM. Reason: Editorial Sweep
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

Trials – Chapter VIII
Complete all the trials for Chapter VIII
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter IX
Complete all the trials for Chapter IX
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter X
Complete all the trials for Chapter X
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Trials – Chapter XI
Complete all the trials for Chapter XI
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Trials – Chapter XII
Complete all the trials for Chapter XII
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Master achiever
Complete all the trials

After beating each level, you unlock a special trial for that level. They can be done on any difficulty. Beat all of them to unlock this trophy.

Last edited by Jack; 03-26-2011 at 07:26 AM. Reason: Editorial Sweep
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
ZOLANTON
 
ZOLANTON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: GREECE
Posts: 6,186

Awards Showcase THL Season 5 - Cross-site Competition Champions   The Silver Lining   THL Season 4 - Big Ol' Pile of Platinums   Word of Mouth - Bronze   THL Season 1 - Close But No Cigar   5,000 Posts   Call of Duty 4 Birthday   Community Gaming Event Silver   Rockets Must Have Died   A+ Thread Award   Bronze Submission   Bright Idea!
Total Awards: 12 (more» ...)
Default

Damn that was veeeery quick congrats on the guide
__________________




I still praise the sun!!

Last edited by ZOLANTON; 01-10-2011 at 08:27 PM.
ZOLANTON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:48 PM   #7
8BitArtist
 
8BitArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 2,142

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Default

im not 100% positive, but i dont think you can do a trial on your first play through of the stage. once you beat the stage, the trial unlocks. so even if you did do the requirements, it wasnt unlocked, so it wont count as being completed.
__________________


CHECK OUT MY ART:
follow me on instagram http://instagram.com/8bit_artist

like me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/8BitPixelPaintings
8BitArtist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:53 PM   #8
UnholyInfinity
 
UnholyInfinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 384

Awards Showcase Maximum Clubs Top 5   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Default

not much to say to that game ^^ only collectables and trial guide are really necessary......good work though.

i just disagree with you recommending to start the game on hard since you can unlock (like you mentioned) paladin on every difficulty. starting on hard without upgrades and low life can be quite a challenge from chapter II on, so the quickest way to platinum would be to start on easy since you later will have to go through paladin nonetheless.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8BitArtist View Post
im not 100% positive, but i dont think you can do a trial on your first play through of the stage. once you beat the stage, the trial unlocks. so even if you did do the requirements, it wasnt unlocked, so it wont count as being completed.
yes you're correct you can't do a trial before finishing the level once, but you can repeat a level right after finishing it. so the question is if you can call that first playthrough or not
__________________






Last edited by UnholyInfinity; 10-09-2010 at 02:55 PM.
UnholyInfinity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:57 PM   #9
Jack
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a paper street house
Posts: 755
Send a message via MSN to Jack

Awards Showcase Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   Community Gaming Event Bronze   Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8BitArtist View Post
im not 100% positive, but i dont think you can do a trial on your first play through of the stage. once you beat the stage, the trial unlocks. so even if you did do the requirements, it wasnt unlocked, so it wont count as being completed.
Mind pointing out where I said that so I can fix it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnholyInfinity View Post
not much to say to that game ^^ only collectables and trial guide are really necessary......good work though.

i just disagree with you recommending to start the game on hard since you can unlock (like you mentioned) paladin on every difficulty. starting on hard without upgrades and low life can be quite a challenge from chapter II on, so the quickest way to platinum would be to start on easy since you later will have to go through paladin nonetheless.



yes you're correct you can't do a trial before finishing the level once, but you can repeat a level right after finishing it. so the question is if you can call that first playthrough or not
Yeah the trophies are pretty bare bones.

I'll change it, it's just I don't think Easy-Very Hard is a smart idea.
__________________
Check out my guides: Castlevania: Lords of shadow | Dead Nation | The Simpsons Arcade Game | Rock of Ages
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME PM'S, SEND EMAILS INSTEAD THANK YOU.

Last edited by Jack; 10-09-2010 at 02:58 PM.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 03:05 PM   #10
8BitArtist
 
8BitArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 2,142

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Default

in step 1 it says The Road to Paladin (With some Trials along the way), so i thought you meant you will complete some trials along the way. i mean, you could if you went back, but theres honestly no reason to backtrack. so all the trials would usually be done on your paladin playthrough, then whatever you cant do with that, go to easy and finish it up.

if anyone needs advice on some trials, i might be able to help. working my way through them now.

edit: if you do easy to very hard, chances are you arent as good at blocking/dodging as you should be. i started on knight cuz i thought you had to beat knight to unlock paladin. otherwise i would have done normal.
__________________


CHECK OUT MY ART:
follow me on instagram http://instagram.com/8bit_artist

like me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/8BitPixelPaintings

Last edited by 8BitArtist; 10-09-2010 at 03:07 PM.
8BitArtist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:47 PM.