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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Estimated Difficulty)
- Offline trophies: 21 (2, 10, 8, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 1-2 hours (Estimated Time)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 run on each of the game's 3 modes (plus cleanup)
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, certain trophies have to be done on specific difficulties - see guide for details
Devastator is a fast paced twin stick shooter from the same developers as Inferno 2. If you're looking for a short, but entertaining game, that won't hand you the plat, but at the same time won't overstay its welcome, this is a great pick up. Just don't expect a cake walk - this game will test your skills and the rarity is skewed by a small number of players who have done all the stacks.
The game is cross buy, so you get both the PS4 and PS5 versions, and there are 4 stacks - EU/NA/AS/JP - for 8 total potential plats. Read on for the most efficient way to approach this game.
Step 1: Complete Sector I on Standard (and Optionally Sector II and part of III for the 500,000 and 1,000,000 Score trophies)
Technically you can do Step 1-3 in any order. I would say Sector mode is the easiest and the best one to start with. You are faced with 11 very short waves. The goal of this mode is to clear all enemies as quickly as possible. There is only one phase of enemies in each wave, so most waves will only take 10-20 seconds to clear. You need to complete all 11 waves with no continues (you can die, but you can't run out of respawns - you will start with 3). This is quite easy in Standard, and in fact you probably can clear Sector 1 without a single respawn.
This is probably the best mode to get the 500,000 and 1,000,000 point trophies, as well as the S rank, but that is ultimately up to player preference. If you do want to cut down on your plat time, don't quit or let yourself die after completing Sector I, but instead keep playing - you will reach 500,000 midway through Sector II, and 1,000,000 not long after starting Sector IV.
Trophies earned in this Step - 2
And Optionally - 2
Step 2: Complete Cycle I on Standard
Cycle mode is simlar to Sector, except each phase has multiple waves of enemies. This is harder and longer than Sector, with a full run taking 10-15 minutes. You will need to complete this mode without running out of respawns. You will start with 5 so it is a bit more forgiving, but given the length of each phase, you will probably need a few respawns. Keep moving, and remember to collect the blue triangles that restore your shield every time you collect 4. Don't be afraid to use your blast either, it can really get you out of a jam.
Trophies earned in this Step - 2
Step 3: Complete Quadrant Mode on Practice
This is, in my opinion, the hardest mode. You need to survive an infinite number of waves and enemies that keep spawning. You only have one life - you do have a shield so you can take one hit, but if you don't restore your shield the next hit will kill you and there are no respawns here. To clear the mode, you would need to last 3 minutes on Standard. This is difficult (but doable) if you are skilled enough. You can certainly try, but the game also allows you to play on Practice. While there are no scores and you won't earn a ranking, Practice only requires you to survive 1:30. This is very helpful for the Quadrants Devastated trophy - which is arguably the hardest trophy in the game if you want to do it on Standard. You will need to play a few more rounds of Quadrant to get the trophies for Quadrant Morphs, so clean those up in this Step as well since we won't be using this Mode otherwise for clean up
Trophies earned in this Step - 3
Step 4: Clean up
The rest of the list consists of miscellaneous trophies. Most of these come naturally and you will probably unlock some or most of them by the time you have completed Steps 1-3. Only two require specific attention.
You will need to reach a score of 500,000 on Elite difficulty. This can be done in any mode of your choosing. It really isn't that much harder than Standard. I would recommend doing it in Sector mode, but again you can do it in whichever mode you feel most comfortable.
You will also need 3 total C Ranks or higher (which likely will come after completing your runs in each mode) and at least 1 S Rank. The latter is arguably the hardest trophy. Theoretically if you have the skills you can do this in any mode, but the scores are really quite a challenge. By far the easiest is Sector mode. As long as you are quick and efficient, you should be able to do this with a little practice. The key is to try to run the mode without taking a single hit, as your score is double as long as you are shielded.
Refer to the trophy guide for details on earning any of the other miscellaneous trophies should you need help.
Trophies earned in this step - 12