Banner by Ryukori
If you have any questions or comments, please visit the discussion thread
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 54 (44, 7, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: Around 50-70 Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: 1 (Above and Beyond )
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
Forspoken, formerly known as Project Athia, is the debut game from Square Enix studio, Luminous Productions - a studio made up of developers who created Final Fantasy XV. Forspoken is an open-world action-adventure game, with an emphasis on fast-paced combat and flowing parkour movement. In it, you play Frey, who finds herself in a fantasy world full of demons, dragons and spells galore, trying to make her way home. It's like a new age Wizard of Oz, but with more attitude.
With over 100 spells at her fingertips, and hundreds of open-world activities, Forspoken's world is chock full of things to do - whether they’re fun things to do, well, that’s another question! But, Forspoken does have a great musical score, a solid cast of characters and some really interesting story beats. It’s what you’d call “a really fun 7 out of 10.” And everyone loves a really fun 7 out of 10, right?
Forspoken’s trophy list is interesting, to say the least. Sure, there are a handful of trophies relating to the interesting spell system at the game’s core, but for the most part, the trophy list is a matter of just doing a lot of everything in the open-world. It’s a pain, but the combat is fun and the parkour is great, so hopefully it’s not too much of a chore.
The Road Map walkthrough will be broken down into 3 parts: the main game; some endgame content; and then EVERYTHING ELSE. And by everything else, we mean all the open-world stuff, of which there is an absolute megaload. For instance: seeking out 50 photos might take you a while, but completing 100 “points of interest,” collecting 70+ pieces of equipment and learning all 105 spells, and upgrading them all… gee whiz, that’s a lot of busy work!
Let’s get on with the show!
Step 1 - Complete the campaign
Right! First things first: work your way through the game’s campaign. This stage is probably going to set you back 15-20-hours, depending on how much you stick to the main path - we personally found it incredibly hard to not get sidetracked!
In terms of what to do while you’re playing, we’ve prepared a checklist of things to do to make things easier come stage 3.
- Firstly, and I can’t stress this enough: collect every Mana deposit you come across while you’re traversing the open-world. You’re going to need well over 3,000 Mana points to unlock every spell. While you do get a chuck for levelling up every time, the vast majority of them will come from the Mana deposits.
- Secondly, it’s advised to spend the game switching up spells and upgrading the spells as you go - because you can only do 3 at a time. This will save time in the endgame and while Above and Beyond is currently bugged, when it’s fixed you only want to be left with the bugged spell upgrade to do. I made the mistake of not looking too far ahead, meaning I had to grind a load of upgrades out at the end of the game.
- Thirdly: visit every Refuge you come across, and try and activate as many Belfries as you can. The former is a fast-travel point, while the latter unfogs the maps - and it’s also a fast-travel point!
- And lastly: you don't have to do side quests (Detours), but each one unlocks some Archive information, which is handy for the Archivist trophy.
Step 2 - Do the post-game content
So, you’ve done the main quest, but hold on a minute, there’s actually a few post-game side quests too that you’ll have to do too - well, you will if you want the platinum trophy.
Those trophies and their quests are:
- Rebirth - Finish the “Cipal Reborn” side quest.
- Promises - Finish the “Lost Lullabies” side quest.
- Moves - Do some post-game dancing in “Dancing in Cipal” Finale.”
- And finally, Remembrance .
Step 3 - Do an awful lot of open-world stuff
In terms of collectibles you need to do:
- Collect 9 “poppets” for A Roaring Trade
- Visit 50 Monuments for Pilgrimage: Adept
- Acquires all 12 spells from 12 Founts for Call of the Fount: Beatified
- Complete 100 “points of interest” for Explorer: Trailblazer (and the other 2 trophies)
- Collect 70 pieces of equipment (cloaks, necklaces and nails) for Kit and Caboodle
- Complete all 20 Monuments of Wisdom for Through the Eyes of Another: Visionary (and the other 2 trophies)
- Complete all 20 of the Tanta’s Familiar Monuments for Cat Person
- Complete all 50 Photo Spots for Happy Snapper
- Defeat all 4 abominations for Abominizer
- Collect 464/580 collectibles for the Archivist trophy (which sounds awful, but isn’t too bad)
- Outdoorsperson for setting up a camp.
- There are three spell trophies, which require a LOT of griding: Realized Potential , Paragon and Above and Beyond (currently one of the spells is bugged)
- Craftsperson will require a bit of item harvesting.
- Hop, Step, Jump
- Hell of a Run
- Endless Runner
- I Can Fly!
- Tit for Tat
- No Mercy
- Knock 'Em Dead
- Help Me Out Here
- From Every Angle
- Barely There
To help you with all the locations, and what is where, we've prepared some location guides and maps, which you can check out here:
- Forspoken Somewhere Near Cipal Locations Guide & Maps
- Forspoken Praenost Locations Guide & Maps
- Forspoken Avoalet Locations Guide & Maps
- Forspoken Visoria Locations Guide & Maps
- Forspoken Junoon Locations Guide & Maps
As you can see then, if you want the platinum there’s a lot of open-world busy work to be getting on with. As we said, Forspoken isn’t hard, just a little bit grindy. You’re probably looking at around 50-70 hours, in truth, depends on how efficient you become with grinding through the open-world activities. And to be completely honest, it’s a pretty fun game to boot. The traversal is great, as is the combat and the story, but it does have its issues. It looks great too!
Anyway, without further ado… good luck!