Estimated difficulty: 6.2/10
Offline trophies: 51 (38 10 2 1)
Online trophies: 0
Estimated time to platinum: 20-25 hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
Missable Trophies: None.
Glitched Trophies: None.
Do cheats disable trophies?: No
Does Difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, Collectibles and Portals are only available on Normal or higher.
This Roadmap is the result of my search for an easier/faster way to platinum the game. All of the information was find here, I just compiled them all in one place.
Platinum Guide by Labartu
Half a Million Halos in Five Minutes by TurboSquirrel
How to Get the Climax Bracelet by Labartu
Finish the Game on Normal while trying to get all the Witch Hearts, Moon Pearls, Chests, Notes and the LPs. In the Guide there are links to excellent collectibles guides. Check them out.
Don't worry about doing the Portals right now.
If you have the Halos, try to buy all the Witch Hearts you can for 30k each (they increase your Maximum Health instantaneously, so you don't have to buy 4 of them for one increment).
Also try to buy the Selene's Light and the Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa acessories. They'll make combat easier.
Don't worry about any other acessory. You won't need many of the Techniques, so you don't need to worry about them either.
Don't forget that the Test for the Bat Within technique is a great way to get the trophies for combat, so it's important you don't buy it until you have all the combat trophies.
After you have finished the game on Normal, it's time to farm for the 5 million Halos in order to buy the Climax Bracelet. The Climax Bracelet makes all of Bayonetta's attacks become Wicked Weave Attacks, causing much more damage.
HOW TO GET 5 MILLION HALOS TO BUY THE CLIMAX BRACELET
You must have equipped:
- Electric Durga (do a circle motion on the left stick and press punch to alternate between Electric and Fire)
- Gaze of Despair (if you don't have it yet, you'll get money to buy it soon enough)
- Selene's Light (optional, but it helps)
- Odette (skates, optional)
Go to Chapter 7.
Fight against the Boss there and try to keep your combo for as long as you can. You may want to play on Hard, since the Boss will has more energy and you get a bigger combo.
You'll get something between 400k and 800k Halos (less without Gaze of Despair) on each try in a few minutes.
You must do this until you have 5M Halos.
After Verse 3 on Chapter 2, there will be 3 payphones on the square. The one near the squre is used for guns, the one on the right for accessories and the last one on the other side of the square is for characters. Stand near the phone and enter these on your controller:
Bangle of Time (Accessory) (3 Million Halos)
Bazillions (Weapon) (1 Million Halos)
Climax Bracelet (Accessory) (5 Million Halos)
Eternal Testimony (Accessory) (2 Million Halos)
Jeanne (Character) (1 Million Halos)
Little Zero (Character) (5 Million Halos)
Pillow Talk (Weapon) (1 Million Halos)
Rodin (Weapon) (3 Million Halos)
You'll hear a sound indicating that it worked and your Halos will be debited.
Now you can go to the Portal on Chapter 3 to farm for A LOT OF Halos with the Climax Bracelet, Electric Durga and Gaze of Despair.
At the start of Chapter 3 you'll find a Portal underneath the garbage can. Go to the Portal and just ignore the Challenge (stay in the air for a set amount of time). Focus on killing the maximum number of angels while keeping a combo. When the time is about to run out you can stay in the air to have a few more seconds on the Portal.
On my first attempt I got something like 8M Halos! Now just repeat this until you have around 20M Halos. That should be more than enough to buy EVERYTHING in the game, including ALL the extras on the phones.
Now you have all the best weapons and accessories in the game. You just need to find the best combination for you.
I went with:
Hard: Selene's Light + Climax Bracelet
Infinity: Dark Rosary + Climax Bracelet
Set A: Pillow Talk (lightsaber) + Odette (skates, for fast movement)
Set B: Electric Durga + Kilgore
The Killgore (RPG) combined with the Climax Bracelet makes you "shoot" Weave Attacks, killing regular enemies with one hit.
The Pillow Talk combined with the Climax Bracelet is a great weapon for most of the Bosses.
Now you can do all the Portals easily, especially those that require you to do Weave Attacks. You can use Rodin's Weapons (golden rings) for the Portals that need "Angel Arms", so you don't have to pick them on the ground.
With those weapons and accessories I stormed through Hard and Infinity Climax in about 2 hours each!
Enjoy your platinum!
[PST Would Like to Thank atirador for this Road Map]