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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 64 (61, 1, 1, 1)
- Online trophies:
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 8-12 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: Technically none, there is level select available throughout the game, but I would keep a close eye on Over Nine Thousand! and Indestructible , as they span the entire game and there's no way to know which you've missed without a lot of back tracking
- Glitched trophies: Potentially Collector on PS4, but not in a bad way (see guide)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can play the game on any difficulty and earn all trophies
Blackwind is a top down shooter/hack n slash with some mild puzzle and platforming features. It's a fun little game for what it is, but does get a bit repetitive with much of the game spent doing the same thing against the same enemies. The story is quite cheesy with some very poor voice acting, but it works in a low budget campy sci-fi kinda way. Progression is pretty linear, with indoor and outdoor sections. Most of the time you will be looking for a key or switch to open a door or lower a barrier, and the game won't allow you to get too far side tracked. Some of the maps (especially indoors) are a bit confusing, but again the game won't let you progress if you go the wrong way - you'll eventually come to a locked door.
Difficulty isn't bad, and the game will let you play on whichever mode you want. I played through on Normal and didn't really run into any significantly challenging sections. I would expect Easy to be quite devoid of challenge.
Trophy wise, there are a lot of trophies in this game, but they are mostly progression based and will come naturally as you play. There are some collectibles, but I've done a supplemental to cover the skins and the rest will be noted in the guide. There is a fast travel option in the game which works as a level select so nothing is missable.
There are both PS4 and PS5 and trophy lists, and EU and NA also have separate PS4 lists (but the PS5 list is shared). In total there are 3 stacks available. The digital version of the game is crossbuy. There is a physical PS5 release, but no PS4 physical version. I am not sure the physical version offers a free PS4 unlock, so it is probably best to purchase digitally. I would also suggest grabbing it on sale - the regular price is a bit steep for what you get, but on discount for 75% off, this is a fun game and worth picking up.
Step 1 - Complete the game
Almost all the trophies will come naturally as you complete the Campaign. It is reasonably long, spanning a number of indoor and outdoor locations, with very linear progression. You can backtrack at any point, but other than for a few clean up trophies, it mostly will be a one way journey. The game isn't terribly difficult and there's not much to worry about if you decide to go in blind.
Almost every trophy will come naturally as you play, and learn and use new abilities and fight new enemies. Standard kill x number of enemies, use x ability, story progression trophies.
I have provided a full supplemental guide for the main collectible, the Mech Skins. If you do miss any, you can easily check from within game which ones you need, and the guide breaks them all down by name and location, so it's a quick clean up.
The only other collectibles are Health and Power Level. These are much more annoying since there is no tracker or way to know which you have missed if you reach end game and don't have the trophies. While not technically missable, and there are only 5 Health Power Ups and 4 Power Level Power Ups, it would still be annoying to backtrack over much of the game to check each spot, so I would recommend keeping an eye on Over Nine Thousand! and Indestructible as you go.
Trophies earned in this step - 41
Burn, Baby, Burn!
Natural Born Killer
Death From Above
Never Mess With A Hawkins!
I Believe I Can Fly…
Beam Me Up, Scotty!
The Needle In The Haystack
To Infinity... And Beyond!
I Got The Power!
The Force Within
Search And Rescue
Half Human, Half Monster
An Empty Man In An Empty Shell
All's Well That Ends Well
Step 2 - Clean Up
Below are a list of trophies for miscellaneous tasks that you might not have done during the game. In all likelihood you have most of these, but some are for abilities or collectibles you might not have picked up, Skins you need to find and equip, and for some level specific tasks that can be done in clean up. See trophy guide for full details to unlock each one, and finally your platinum.
Trophies earned in this step - 23
War Tech Fighter
These are the Droids You're Looking For
Coffee Makes Me Nervous!
Over Nine Thousand!
The Big One
Twice As Fun!