- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3.1/10 (1/10 with this method)
- Offline: 37
- Online: None
- Approximate time: 5 - 6 hours
- Minimum number of Playthroughs needed: 1 of Adventure Mode
- Glitched trophies: None if you follow step by step
- Number of Missable Trophies: None
- Do cheat codes disable trophies: No cheat codes are available
This game contains a total of 37 trophies, 1 - 5 - 7 - 24.
This is a Roadmap and Guide for all trophy hunters and anyone else wanting a quick and easy platinum. While I appreciate these methods may not be to everyones tastes and take all the skill out of the game, it is what it is.
For people in the UK this game is available for rental from Lovefilm.
Step 1: Work towards ‘The Duelist’ trophy: Go into "Fritz ELO Chess", play against Fritz ELO 400 and follow the 5 moves stated in the video to an easy checkmate. This will take less than 30 seconds. Rinse and repeat 40 times and you will collect 11 trophies: Beginner, Bully, Up and Comer, Professional, Expert, Veteran, Chess Fan, Venerable Master, Tough Opponent, Respected Opponent and Duelist.
Credit to Bleeds for this method.
Step 2: Boosting games for ‘Crazy About Chess and Chess Addict’. Ok now continue playing against Fritz ELO. The difficulty doesn’t matter. We are just interested in numbers. Make one move in the game and after the AI’s move press ‘Start’ and chose to resign. Exit the game and repeat this 60 times until you have played 100 total games and got another 2 trophies. You can track your stats under ‘Chess Statistics’ in the menu.
Step 3: Go to ‘Historical Chess’ and select ‘Top 10’. Pick the first game on the list, and once it starts it will say ‘checkmate’. Rewind one move and hit play but don’t move anything, save the game and then quit to the main menu. Go to load game, when it loads up it will say ‘checkmate’ again, quit out and watch the trophies pop up: Quick and Deadly, Fastest Shooter, Conniver, Giant Killer, David vs Goliath, Legendary Fighter. 20 trophies down. Credit to sxyrxy for this strategy.
Step 4: Now go to ‘Chess Puzzles’, you need to complete 60 to get the 4 trophies you need here. Select ‘Mate in 1’ basically the game is one move from finished, you just need to select the right move. With a basic knowledge of chess this is easy but if you are struggling you can just keep trying different moves as you cant fail. After 60 of these you’ll get the following trophies: Apprentice, Disciple, Scholastic and Knowledgeable. Again the stats can be tracked in ‘Chess Statistics’.
Step 5: Choose ‘Adventure Chess’ and ‘Tournament’. You need to defeat 10 opponents in varying degrees of difficulty and knowledge. The best way to do this is to use a chess program. Sigma chess is perfect on mac but for windows try Free Chess Software - Program as suggested by sunnygrg. The first game can be won using the 5 move trick. When playing the Hero its different as you have to avoid ‘Checkmate’ for 10 moves but as he has low intelligence you can just move your king 10 times avoiding his attacks.
For all the rest just use the program to position the pieces as per the game and let the program show you the moves. If you set the programs ELO above 2100 it will have no problem winning. Just follow the moves as it does them. For full games like King, use black on the program and just input the moves the PS3 does and vice versa.
By completing this step, you will get the following trophies: Gored Guard, Brutalized Brute, Jeered Jester, Mashed Merchant , Hurt Hero, Splattered Spy, Noxious Knight, Baffled Bishop, Crazed Queen, KO'd King and Chess King. This just leaves 2 more to get. Go to ‘Options’ in the main menu and select ‘Visuals’ then choose ‘Adventure Skin’ and play one final game of Fritz ELO, no need to win one move each will do. Quit and you will be rewarded with Character Celebration and then 100%.
Congratulations on a very quick and easy platinum.