- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3.75/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 34 (22/ 5/ 6/ 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 35-50+ hours (Time to Platinum Thread)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 (Provided you save before the true ending split), 2 otherwise.
- Number of missable trophies: 2: The World Unified, Money isn't Everything!
- Glitched trophies: None
- Do trophies stack? NA/EU and JP versions have separate trophy lists
- Do cheat codes disable trophies? No cheats
Eiyuu Senki is a tactical role-playing game and visual novel hybrid featuring several renowned historical figures portrayed as anime women. The game was originally an erotic game but the sex scenes have been removed for the PS3 release. The story sees a nameable male protagonist (defaulted to Chihaya) who must help the clumsy ruler of Yamatai take control of the entire world before her catastrophic prediction comes true.
None of the trophies are particularly challenging (bar conquering Shambhala), however both the game itself and the post-game dungeons are rather time-consuming. It should be noted that there are bonus items for conquering certain areas ahead of schedule. 3 of these items are really, really helpful for shaving time off at the end of the game and will be accounted for in the walkthrough. The trade-off for this is that enemy troops will gain 5% health which isn't much of an issue anyway.
As for viewing cutscenes, you should try to view them all as each one makes a character slightly better as they gain new equipment slots, find items, but most importantly they learn their ultimate technique - which helps immensely in the end game. The best thing to do is declare war on a region, conquer it and then view one scene a turn. You gain money each turn but going 3 turns without using an action point puts you into a fight against weakish but annoying bandits.
A feature that isn't explained very well in the game is the type match-ups. The following picture (from the Eiyuu Senki wiki) is the chart of which units are effective against which:
Using a type that's "super effective" deals more damage, but the opposite team gains "brave balls". Brave balls are important for using special techniques and sometimes it's a good move to take super effective attacks to farm them. You gain about 1/3 of a bar at the start of each turn (without item modifiers) and about 1 bar for a non-effective attack. You gain none for an effective attack while the opponents gain about 1 bar.
Step 1: Play through the game until conquering Russia
Note that you want to make sure you conquer Hawaii before Australia, Macedonia before the Indias and Vinland before the Incas for bonus items. The three items in question are Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge (Victory and Great Victory bonus +50%), Gullinbursti (Always act first in battle) and Tamatebako (Have 0 wait once). An example path one can take is:
Japan, Taika, Mongolia, India, EU (South Seas), Hawaii, Australia, Macedonia, Indias, USA, Egypt, Vinland, Incas, Aztec, EU (Europe), Dark Realm (Africa), Russia.
You will be given an option to purchase USA instead of fighting for it. Do not buy USA when offered to gain a trophy (if you want to, you can save/reload after gaining the trophy).
Around the mid-game, you should try to save money as much as possible, using it solely for replenishing troops as much as possible. There are characters that are unlocked by having a certain amount of money, up to 1,000,000 gold.
Russia itself is difficult to conquer as at the start of each battle, your troops can't handle the cold terrain and lose half of their health. It's a good idea to bring healers like Himiko into battle for these fights.
Upon completing Step 1, you will earn:
The Servant of Heaven
Taika Empire Conquered
South Seas Conquered
Southern Hawaii Conquered
Money isn't Everything!
Northern America Conquered
Southern America Conquered
Dark Realm Conquered
East Asia Unified
Step 2: Make a back-up save, Normal Ending
Before conquering Britannia, make a save for use later (it will save you having to go through the entire game again for the true ending later). Do not conquer Babylonia and Uruk in this step. Defeat Britannia and the Illuminati to gain the normal ending.
Upon completing Step 2, you will earn:
The World Unified
Step 3: Reload save, True Ending
This time, conquer Babylonia (you can't conquer it by fighting, you have to talk to Hammurabi to gain it) and Uruk before Britannia. Then, make sure you have 1,000,000 gold at some point during the war against the Illuminati and complete every side quest to gain the extra characters. When you complete the final area of the normal ending, end the turn to start the true end route. During the final campaign, you'll gain the final character you need for the trophy They Are All Friends of Mine.
Upon completing Step 3, you will earn:
They Are All Friends of Mine
Step 4: Post-game and clean-up
During the true ending route, you gain access to an optional final dungeon Shambhala. Upon completing the true ending, the game rewinds to the state right before the final fight. See I Am Invincible for a small guide of tricks, combos and advice for Shambhala. The other trophies will most likely unlock during the rest of the game but are still available to collect during this step.
Upon completing Step 4, you will earn:
Can't Get My Beloved Ones Hurt
I Am Invincible
The Master of the World [PST would like to thank hyperdragon1600 for this roadmap]