F8L Fool Posted March 13, 2013 Share Posted March 13, 2013 (edited) Overview: Estimated Difficulty: 4.5 Estimated Time to Platinum: 10-15 Hours Offline Trophies: 34 (19 , 10 , 5 ) Online Trophies: 2 (1 , 1 ) Online Pass: Yes. You must enter the online pass before you may do the multiplayer training for the Blood Oath trophy, as well as play online. Minimum Number of Playthroughs Required: 1 Missable Trophies: 5 (Fully Loaded, The Eyes have it, If It aint broke..., Light as a Feather, Tools of the Trade) Do Cheats Effect Trophies?: Yes. Enabling artifacts will automatically disable all trophies while one or more are active. Do Difficulty Trophies Stack?: Yes, completing the game on Hard will unlock the subsequent game completion trophies. Glitched Trophies: N/A. Introduction: God of War: Ascension is a third person Action/Adventure game that revolves around Kratos, an anti-hero protagonist Spartan that is at war with the Greek Gods. This installment is the sixth game in the God of War franchise but is actually a prequel to the events in the other games. In it Kratos seeks to break his oath to Ares and be set free from his bonds of eternal servitude. To do so he must battle the Furies—three evil, godly sisters that are allied with Ares— that hold both the key to unlocking Kratos’ past and securing his future revenge. I hope that you enjoy both the game and trophy guide equally. Happy trophy hunting. Walkthrough: Upon completing the game you will have the option to replay chapters via chapter select. Thanks to this a lot of trophies that would be considered very difficult and missable are rather easy to obtain. However, if you ignore all of the non-missable trophies or speed through the game without paying much attention to chests, getting decent combos and the like, you could potentially spend 4-5 more hours completing them or more if you have to do a full playthrough. Considering the fact that the game should take 10-15 hours to plat when done right, that is a substantial amount of additional time tacked on. Step 1 Beat the game on Hard difficulty, get all collectibles and farm orbs for max upgrades. Start the game on Hard in order to platinum the game in the fewest number of playthroughs and the smallest amount of time and effort. In this playthrough you should focus on completing the five missable trophies, which are: Tools of the Trade Fully Loaded The Eyes have it Light as a Feather If It aint broke... The above trophies are missable solely because if a significant number of the collectibles are not gathered, it could require you to replay anywhere from 1 to 21 chapters, which would be more than two thirds of the entire game on the high end. Every other trophy can be unlocked by doing anywhere between 1 and 3 chapters worth of play and in some cases, a fraction of a single chapter. Both Light as a Feather and The Eyes Have It consist of fairly easy to find collectibles. As long as you are observant and diligent about scouring areas before you leave them, you should have no problem unlocking them without the use of a detailed location walkthrough. The one trophy that you should absolutely use the walkthrough video/text for is If It aint broke.... Missing an early decayed chest will require you to replay from that point on to complete them. In addition to the collectibles I highly suggest completing as many of the Combat and Chapter Specific trophies as possible. The more you complete during your first playthrough, the less chapter select cleanup you will have to do after beating the game. Lastly, in order to have the best shot at completing Fully Loaded you can do two things: Collect all of the Eyes/Feathers by chapter 21 and continue to open every white chest thereafter Max your Ice of Poseidon () no later than Chapter 19 and finish enemies off with + and its . By maxing your Ice of Poseidon by the end of Chapter 19 you will be able to farm Spartans during Chapter 20 for an infinite number of Large Red Orbs. This will offset any chests you weren't able to find, low combo meters, and so on. To see the location and method please refer to the Fully Loaded trophy in the guide. It is entirely possible to get max upgrades without farming the Spartans, but you run the risk of having to do a replay from at least chapter 25 to 28 if you fail to unlock it by a significant margin during your first playthrough. Also be wary of replenished red orb chests when backtracking in the game and destroy any destructible object you come across, including ones that respawn in backtracked sections, whether they be big or small. Step 2 Trophy Cleanup. Once you reach this step you should have completed the game as well as the aforementioned collectible and upgrade trophies. If for some reason you have not, please refer to the appropriate trophy description to see the maximum amount of backtracking that will be necessary. The ideal trophies to get out of the way first would be the Chapter Specific ones that you have yet to unlock. They are: Round and Round - Chapter 5 You Bastards! - Chapter 17 Fireproof - Chapter 21 Lubed Up - Chapter 24 All of locations necessary for each trophy are relatively easy to get to from the starting point. You Bastards for example spawns you in the room required for the trophy. Chapter 5 and 21 both have artifacts in them as well, so double check to see if you need them while you are doing the trophies. The last set of trophies you should have to cleanup by now should all be combat related, such as: Maybe you should call a Doctor? Unleashed Open Minded Hot Lunch Hold Still Please Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. BadBoy! Tell Me How You Really Feel Swinger Tag Teamed Hello Friend Luckily every single one of the above trophies can be efficiently farmed in a myriad of locations. See each of their respective trophy descriptions in the guide for a full walkthrough of the ones you need. Lastly, if you have yet to complete the sole multiplayer trophy you can do that now. Blood Oath Once cleanup is complete you should have your platinum trophy. Congrats! Additional Tips Before Starting: Magic and Item Upgrades To make the game easier I suggest going with the following upgrade order for your magic and items: Blades of Chaos -> Fire of Ares -> Ice of Poseidon -> Amulet of Uroborus -> Oath of Orkos -> Soul of Hades -> Lightning of Zeus. The first item you will end up maxing will be the Fire of Ares, followed by Ice of Poseidon. The sooner you get the rage upgrade for the Ice of Poseidon (LVL. 2) the better, because it will allow you to gain orbs at a much faster rate than normal. The Blades of Chaos and Fire of Ares will be your main source of damage. The for Ares is best for killing due to its wide radius damage, interrupt and ability to safely setup your next attacks. Ice of Poseidon on the other hand will help you collect orbs much faster if you finish enemies off with the Rage of the Gods, while Lightning of Zeus is the least important weapon in the entire game and should only be upgraded at Chapter 19 once, and 28 to max for the trophy. The Amulet and Stone when used correctly can trivialize many encounters. Kratos' upgraded summon is equivalent to doing free magic attacks indefinitely, that not only interrupt but also disarm, stun some enemies and does massive area effect damage. The Amulet will allow you to freely charge up your Rage meter and do safe damage vs. dangerous targets or groups of enemies. Both can be used the instant you come out of a grapple or magic attack as well. Master them both and the game will be much easier. 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