- Estimated trophy difficulty: 9/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline: (38/ 5/ 1)
- Online: (4/ 2/ 1)
- Approximate amount of time to : 15+ Offline / 50+ Online
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 24 Story Modes
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Do cheat codes disable trophies? No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect trophies? Yes, just one
- Glitchy trophies : None
- Unobtainable trophies : None
- Extra equipment needed? : Second Controller Recommended
Trophy Breakdown: (42, 5, 3, 1)
Arcana Heart 3 is the newest addition to the Arcana Heart franchise by EXAMU. Arcana Heart 1 came to the PS2 and was brought stateside thanks to ATLUS however because of all the bugs in Arcana Heart 2 it was never given the same treatment. Arcana Heart 3 was ported by Arc System Works the same people who gave us Blazblue. This version of the game is a port of of the arcade version with a couple new features such as typical fighting game modes (story, training, arcade etc) as well as a new RP and Charm system associated with its online mode.
Much like numerous other fighting games you have options as to which trophy you want to unlock first, you do not have to follow any sort of steps. But to save you some time here is the most recommended order.
Getting Started (Training):
Arcana Heart 3 is a unique fighting game, with the Homing and Homing Cancel game mechanic the game stresses alot of aerial combat so you will not be grounded alot. The game also features not only 23 playable characters but also 23 arcana that you can combine with each character. Arcana can hold a factor in movement, stamina and other statistics as well as be used for longer and different combos that you wouldn't normally be able to use with another arcana. Heres a good link to help you get started:
Arcana Heart 3 Wiki: Tutorial
This alone probably won't be enough for you, if you feel as if you need to know more about the game then please refer to the following link to learn more about the game and the technicalities it holds within it:
Arcana Heart 3 Wiki Main Page
While you are in this step go into training and try out what you are learning. This will be a good way to get used to its controls. After 15 minutes have passed within training mode you will unlock the following trophy:
- No Train No Gain
During this portion of the game you will have to play through the story mode of all 23 characters, each story mode sessions should hold 7 stages. The story mode of this game is nothing compared to Blazblue's. You simply have to go from start to finish and you are done, there aren't any special choices you have to make throughout the game. Also keep in mind that after you finish the 23 story modes you still have to complete one more with any character for the bad ending which correlates with a trophy. This is also a good time to get the trophies for using all the characters and all the arcana. When doing this step you want to have the following settings on to ensure you get through it all fast and easy:
- Difficulty: 1
- Timer: 30
- Rounds to win: 1
Though there is one trophy where you must win on the hardest difficulty which is 8, you can just refer to its trophy description, follow its steps and then return back to these settings. Finally remember that there's a Aino Heart's character specific trophy that must be done in story mode. You can earn the following trophies from this portion:
- Mycana, Not Ourcana
- That's the Pooooower of Love
- Operation Nihon-Go
- Storybook Ending X-TREME
- I've Seen Everything
Character Specific/Miscellaneous Trophies (Versus Mode):
This portion will revolve around you getting all of the character specific trophies as well as other miscellaneous trophies that must be done in battle. While you are playing it might be a good idea to go over the list under "It's Moving..." and get each characters animation out of the way while you are already using them. The ideal settings while doing this would have to be:
- Timer: Infinite (99 one trophy)
- Rounds to Win: 3-5 (depending on the trophy you are working on)
Just go over each trophy to see which ones may require more rounds than the others The ones that usually require multiple rounds would be the timing trophies and trophies where you have to use a certain amount of special moves, either way it doesnt hurt to be safe. The trophies you will probably have the most trouble with are:
- Flawless Victory
- No, I Expect You To Die
This portion is actually alot easier then it looks. Simply follow the instructions under "The Alchemist of Life" and you will easily earn this in a matter of time and patience.
This is where a majority of your time will be spent, playing online. The two biggest challenges will be getting an RP level of 3 with all 23 characters and then level 10 with one of them. Though the levels sound easy on paper at first glance, it's much harder than you think. To reach a RP level of 3 you need at least 10,000 RP points with that character and to reach level 10 you need somewhere between 200,000 to 250,000.
In each ranked victory you can average around 600 - 1000+ RP points depending on your performance. Assuming you win ALL your matches with a good performance you are looking at 230 ranked victories online for just all the characters at level 3 and then probably about 240 for the one character, either way its a long haul.
For this portion you may want to consider learning a character and sticking with them for the RP level 10, good easy beginner characters to learn are:
- Heart Aino
- Saki Tsuzura
And because you have many arcana to choose from you may want to read up on the other arcana that can help benefit these characters however the beginner friendly arcana is the Love Arcana. For more information to help improve your game refer to the Arcana Heart 3 Wiki Main Page link under "Getting Started (Tutorial)".
If you need to find a boosting partner please refer to the following thread: Trophy Boosting Thread
Arcana Heart 3 is a unique fighting game and should be given more credit and recognition then it is. Games like these bring something new the table that players turn a blind eye too because of its Japanese appearance. As far as trophy difficulty, I would say half of the trophies are pretty easy to your regular fighting game player while the rest of the trophies will take time, effort and a bit of skill for any and all players.
This guide will show the directional pad and controller buttons under each description. However, some players find it easier to read the numerical button format so the numerical moveset will be displayed as well as the directional moveset from the controller in this guide.
A= B= C= D= E =
Any moveset described is assuming you are on the left side of the screen.