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

Go Back   PlaystationTrophies.org > PS3 Games > Disc-Based PS3 Games > W (PS3) > Way of the Samurai 3

View Poll Results: Rate the trophy difficulty...
1 - Very Easy 2 5.00%
2 0 0%
3 3 7.50%
4 5 12.50%
5 2 5.00%
6 3 7.50%
7 8 20.00%
8 7 17.50%
9 1 2.50%
10 - Very Hard 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2009, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
funkyweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northampton (UK)
Posts: 13,161

Awards Showcase Bronzer Than Nothing   PS3T's 5th Birthday Game Night Series   Awesome Mystery Award   Word of Mouth - Gold   Member of the Month Winner   Silver Submission   Community Gaming Event Silver   Maximum Clubs Top 5   10,000 Posts   Bright Idea!   Bronze Trophy Guide Submitter   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 12 (more» ...)
Default Platinum Difficulty Rating


Collected Trophy Difficulty Rating: 6.75


Voting Guidelines
  1. Do not vote unless you have played the game.
  2. Do not vote until you have dedicated a substantial amount of time towards the game.
  3. Do not vote based solely on the descriptions from the trophy list.
  4. A time consuming game does not necessarily mean a difficult game so vote accordingly.
    Examples;
    • Warhawk is time consuming and difficult.
    • Resistance 2 is time consuming, but not difficult.
  5. Vote with honesty and integrity.
__________________
Hey you guys!! I'm still around but not quite as much, feel free to add me on these if I know you from here:

Last edited by Xander45; 01-23-2014 at 01:07 PM.
funkyweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Malice_Mizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 552

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

This game has some pretty simple sounding trophies but when you get down to it, some of them are outright ridiculous in practice.

Without any sort of guide or instruction, getting all 28 endings (the number includes the different credit rolls) will be incredibly difficult. Not to mention that "Samurai 4Ever!" is undoubtedly like WotS 1 and 2 where you need to follow a specific guideline in both story and game engine that's never laid out to acquire.

Each of the weapon stance trophies have a plethora of moves to master, some of which are unique to certain rare weapons meaning if you don't know which character holds which weapon you'll be guessing. Time consuming and a bit random at times, it's annoying. Some niche weapon sets like Dual Swords, Bare Hands, and Ninja Swords have small lists but when you get to common ones like Middle Stance or Draw you're getting into the hundreds of moves required. Theoretically, you could buy the special scrolls required to learn a random move from the certain sets but these cost an exhorbiant amount of money (anywhere from 800 to 2000 yen a piece) meaning entire sets bought this way could cost upwards of 80-120k yen! Seeing how the common "end game" payout for jobs is roughly 600 yen (and the best payout is 1000) this method is simply impractical.

Power of 100 is probably the most ridiculous trophy of the whole game, it's essentially a combination of Final Fantasy 10's "Lightning Strike" mini-game and a time trial. You have very limited options to ever get a chance at the trophy and messing up even once on the Glimpse of Death instant-kill (press 1 of 4 buttons in a second) you'll have to start over at 1. You also have to keep the flow going, so if you stop for five or six seconds the chain ends, putting you back at 1.

The trophy for completing the game on Finishing Blow is pretty out there as well, the game does not consider leaving Amana to be an "ending" meaning the player must progress through the entirety of the game without ever being hit (or in the possession of an insane amount of expensive "If HP reaches 0, refill automatically" items). Constantly saving is key.

Aside from these though, a lot of them are simply time-sinks. Just keep beating the game to get Samurai Points and the SP/outfit/head trophies will come. Stuff like Weapon Specialist/Collector simply require the effort to master and collect weapons.

I gave it a 6, there's no online trophies to bother people but the small amount of awkward, time-consuming, and outright ridiculous trophies that the game demands can be a little extreme. Especially without a guide.
__________________
Malice_Mizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Orphen0420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: D-Town, CO
Posts: 110
Default

I have been waiting for this game to come out i loved the other two cant wait to play it
__________________

When you play the Game of Thrones; You win or you die
Orphen0420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 04:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
jqtaxpayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 2,342

Awards Showcase Silver Submission   Silver Trophy Guide Submitter   Bronze Road Map Submitter   1,000 Posts   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 5 (more» ...)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orphen0420 View Post
I have been waiting for this game to come out i loved the other two cant wait to play it
This one's easily the best in the series, I'm sure you'll find it to be worth the wait.

As far as the difficulty is concerned, I'm going to need more time with it... I have no idea how people are voting before they even know what the Secret Trophies are.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malice_Mizer View Post
I've already gotten the secret Trophies and they're for getting True Ending and the 120% Samurai Rating.

edit: huh, didn't notice there were three Secrets. I'll get to work on that one.

edit 2: oh it totally escaped me! Secret Trophy 3 is for completing the game on Finishing Blow mode. That should be simple enough with an ending path that has zero fights.
Gotcha, I guess I was just surprised you'd gotten so far into it already. I searched all over creation for mine and still only received it yesterday. No regrets, though... if I had gotten it on the 13th, I wouldn't have picked up Demon's Souls to hold me over. What a great game, for the record.

This definitely isn't going to be a quick platinum, I can say that much.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malice_Mizer View Post
This game has a serious Demon's Souls Trophy vibe where the most difficult ones are the really simple sounding ones. The <x> Mastery Skills are essentially telling you "Find every unique sword and master them so you know all 759 unique moves."

I'm finding it harder to do these Skill Tree Mastery trophies than the trophies for getting the endings! Reminds me of the hell of Demon's Souls weapon trophies.
Yeah, after spending some time with the game, I'm seeing that many of these trophies are going to take a damned long time -- between finding all of the endings, mastering all of the skills (read: Yen farming) and a few other tricky ones.

There's a few tricks to make it easier though -- like killing Genjuro, which automatically makes you head of Oaku clan, after which point you can shake the job broker down once a day for 1000 Yen. It'll still take forever and a day to earn enough Yen to buy skill scrolls for all of the weapons, but it'll ease the burden a bit, and is a lot better than finding Misae's underwear a hundred billion times.

Not sure how Instant Kill difficulty's going to work out... it depends on whether or not I can find an Ending with a minimal amount of battles in it... and getting 100 Chain Kills in a row will probably take a small miracle too.

EDIT: Instant Kill was a breeze, actually... turns out you can kill THEM instantly also, which is nice -- you just need to avoid getting surrounded and, of course, be the first to strike. Note that difficulty trophies do NOT stack, apparently, as I hadn't finished it on Hard and Instant Kill didn't unlock the Hard trophy.

EDIT #2: The chain kills are made a great deal easier by pausing after you hear the "ching" sound that accompanies the "Glimpse of Death" -- you get more than enough time to see the button you need to push. At that point, just unpause and hammer on it.
__________________


NOTE: I'm currently not accepting friend requests, blank or otherwise.

Last edited by jqtaxpayer; 11-02-2009 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Consolidated posts to reduce clutter.
jqtaxpayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Malice_Mizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 552

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

I've already gotten the secret Trophies and they're for getting True Ending and the 120% Samurai Rating.

edit: huh, didn't notice there were three Secrets. I'll get to work on that one.

edit 2: oh it totally escaped me! Secret Trophy 3 is for completing the game on Finishing Blow mode. That should be simple enough with an ending path that has zero fights.
__________________

Last edited by Malice_Mizer; 10-20-2009 at 05:42 PM. Reason: mistaken trophy count
Malice_Mizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Malice_Mizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 552

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

Quote:
Originally Posted by jqtaxpayer View Post
Gotcha, I guess I was just surprised you'd gotten so far into it already. I searched all over creation for mine and still only received it yesterday. No regrets, though... if I had gotten it on the 13th, I wouldn't have picked up Demon's Souls to hold me over. What a great game, for the record.

This definitely isn't going to be a quick platinum, I can say that much.
This game has a serious Demon's Souls Trophy vibe where the most difficult ones are the really simple sounding ones. The <x> Mastery Skills are essentially telling you "Find every unique sword and master them so you know all 759 unique moves."

I'm finding it harder to do these Skill Tree Mastery trophies than the trophies for getting the endings! Reminds me of the hell of Demon's Souls weapon trophies.
__________________
Malice_Mizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 11:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: UAE
Posts: 233

Awards Showcase Maximum Clubs Top 5
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Default

i wanted to say something but i forget while i was reading the posts :P

anyway.. i have been waiting for this game.. cant wait to go home in 2 weeks and buy it and indulge myself in this yummy game

so, does it really have 28 endings?!
neat!
__________________


PSN Gamercards
Astral Soul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 12
Default

i've played WOTS3 for 30 mins and then i died, within 30 mins(gameTime) I got 5 ez trophies. so i give that game a 7 or may 8.
RedMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 03:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
jqtaxpayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 2,342

Awards Showcase Silver Submission   Silver Trophy Guide Submitter   Bronze Road Map Submitter   1,000 Posts   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 5 (more» ...)
Default

I decided to give this one a 5... nothing terribly difficult here, but the game is a huge timesink, particularly the Stance Mastery trophies. At least 100 hours.
__________________


NOTE: I'm currently not accepting friend requests, blank or otherwise.

Last edited by jqtaxpayer; 11-02-2009 at 04:07 PM.
jqtaxpayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 01:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 113

Awards Showcase Bronze Submission
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Default

Gave it a 7, due to the 'Power of 100' trophy. That took about 7+ frustrating hours to complete. Without that trophy it would be about a 5. Sword farming took a while, but was never all that boring as the requirements for them were varied.

My final game save was 68 hours and change, and I probably spent another 15-20 hours beyond that which were lost due to resets while farming, etc. So 85-90 hours for me, though it would have been a lot longer were it not for jqtaxpayer's guides.
__________________
: inFamous, Fallout 3, Cross Edge, Mini Ninjas, Uncharted, Trine, The Saboteur, Way of the Samurai 3, Atelier Rorona (JPN), Heavy Rain, Ar Tonelico 3 (JPN), Trinity Universe (JPN), Trinity Universe (NA), Final Fantasy XIII, Hyperdimension Neptune (JPN), White Album, Tears to Tiara Gaiden, Hyperdimension Neptunia (NA), L@ve Once: Mermaid's Tears, Rune Factory Oceans (JPN), Atelier Totori (JPN), Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, L.A. Noire, When the Seagulls Cry
Satoshi42 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:05 PM.

Missing Trophies class=