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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10 (personal opinion) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 37 (22, 9, 5, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 15-25hrs (Skill dependant - personal opinion) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 but 2 are recommended
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must finish the game on Hard.
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No. There's one cheat avaliable, and it's beneficial to players.
- Additional peripherals required?: No
Guacamelee 2 is the metroidvania-style sequel to the first game, released back in 2013 (2014 for the Super Turbo edition). After 7 years in retirement, Juan Acabate must don the mask again, to face a new threat, that not only endangers his world but the whole Mexiverse itself. With a new storyline, challenges, some new enemies but the same game mechanics and combat systems, this is certainly a game most fans will enjoy. For the newcomers, this may seem a bit difficult but believe me, it's not.
About the game, there are some new game gameplay mechanics you must get used to. See below for more info.
Now you have a set of skill trees, ranging from upgrading health and stamina, to improving your combo capabilities, super moves, pollo powers and throws.
Second, as with the first game, you can get all trophies in one go, instead of needing to finish the game once (thanks HellRazor and Robinworldwide for pointing this out) so if you want, you can finish the game with a good ending and get the Platinum quickly. However (and specially for the newcomers) I advise finishing the game once to get used to game mechanics but mainly because certain challenges become a pain in the arse on Hard Mode (and I'm talking specifically about Moves Like Jaguar ). If you, on the other hand, loves a challenge, or just want this one as fast as possible out of your way, just input this code below to enable Hard mode - the code is exactly the same as the first one for PS4 - the Super Turbo Edition:
For these changes, you can head to their respective trophies for additional information.
Author's note: English is not my native language, thus you may find some grammar or syntax errors in what I've written. Also, keep in mind this Guide was made for a Portuguese version so some names and locations might change e.g. every time you see "Tierras Malas", please know I am talking about the Badlands, left of Villachulla.
Step 1: Finish the game on Normal, collecting 100% of items and doing both endings.
This step is for you who want to enjoy the game first, not worrying about difficulty of some sort. Here, you will earn almost all trophies, except for Even Darkest-er . First, play through the game, collecting all items, chests and doing sidequests and challenges available, without worrying too much about completion. Now, near the end-game, you have a choice. Either continue and finish the story or go back and complete/collect everything you have to. If you choose the former, after you face and defeat Salvador and watch the "bad" ending (because it isn't that bad), you can continuing playing from the last checkpoint.
Either way, go back to all areas and find every collectible you've missed, completing 100% on all maps, except for Prisión "El Corazón", which will be the last. You can focus as well on unlocking all skills on the skill trees you've missed. Also, focus on getting all special key parts you've missed and open the Golden Door. Finish the last Pollo dungeon to get the Infinite Chicken Shot and proceed to get 100% on the last map. Finally, finish the game after entering the Golden Door and listening to the Sacred Chicken's advice, to get the good ending and earning the last trophy.
At the end of this step you should get the following trophies:
I Remember That Being Harder
Show's Over, Go Home
Juan Punch Man
I Was Told There'd Be Candy
The Floor Is...
He Looks Portable
One Born Every Minute
King of the Hill
These are not fertilized
y cant guacamelee crawl
I have nothing left to teach you
Talk to the Hend
Moves Like Jaguar
El Técnico Táctico
Legend of the Timelines
Also, if you chose to finish the game in only one playthrough, by enabling Hard mode at the start of the game, you should get the following trophies (if not, head to Step 2):
Step 2: Finish the game on Hard (Optional)
After doing everything you have to, it's time to face the challenge of Hard mode if you chose to play the first playthrough on Normal but skip this step if not.
Hard mode is more challenging than the first one, specially for those new to the franchise. Enemies hit harder and take more punishment before going down but aside from that, every other aspect of the game remains the same. A friendly reminder: you do not need to collect every item in the game to get this trophy. As 100% completion is not necessary to finish the game on hard, you can rush some parts and even completely ignore quests like seeking all Special Key parts and looking for all chests. However, as some battles can become frustrating, I recommend that you at least try to find health/stamina chests to upgrade its respective status and have less trouble advancing through the game.
In this step, you shout get the following trophies:
Step 3: Clean Up
If you have missed any trophies, then now is the time to get them either by going to a specific dungeon, completing a specific challenge or collecting any/all treasures you've left behind.
Enemigo's Character Pack DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10
- Offline trophies: 5 (3, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: < 1 hour (depends on if you’ve beaten the story or not)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, so play on Normal difficulty for an easier time.
The Enemigo’s Pack is the first DLC pack with trophies for Guacamelee 2. It adds 3 new character skins for use, each with slightly different attributes compared to the main game characters.
The trophies are extremely quick and easy, just a few miscellaneous ones and some kill trophies. There is one trophy that requires beating the game, so load up your completed save file if you still have it to save you a few hours of getting back to that point.
To change characters, go to any save point on the map (they look like little purple skulls on the map and are in almost every room in the game). Press to access the select screen, then choose the character you need for the trophies.
This guide assumes you’ve beaten the game on a 100% completed file, otherwise you may need to earn new abilities or complete some quests to access some locations. Check the main game guide HERE if you still need some items/quests completed.
The steps can be done in any order, but I’d suggest this order for the quickest way to 100%.
Step 1: The El Muñeco trophy.
Select El Muñeco as your character and head to Villachula to perform with the Dead Band.
Steal the Show
Step 2: The 2 Uay Pek trophies.
Select Uay Pek as your character, kill a Giant Skeleton, and kill 25 enemies in the Living World.
Welcome to MY World
Step 3: The Jaguar trophies.
Select Jaguar as your character, dodge/kill 15 enemies, and beat the game with him.
Cool Cat Counter Attack
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (personal estimate)
- Offline trophies: 7 (5, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: None
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 2-3h (personal estimate, skill-dependent)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 - all challenges will likely require a few replays though, some more than others
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
The Proving Grounds is the second and final DLC for Guacamelee! 2. Developed by Drinkbox Studios like the main game, it was released in December 2018 and offers a number challenges to test your skills similarly to those found in Infierno in Guacamelee!.
Trophy-wise, it's very straightfoward. You will need to get a gold medal for all challenges, completing 2 of them in a specific way for extra trophies, before going back to other areas of the game to perform specific actions for a couple more. Overall, this shouldn't prove too long or difficult (it certainly is easier than the Infierno DLC from the first game) but will mostly require to practice and rely on muscle memory to master all challenges.
Step 1: Get a gold medal on all of Tiempochtli’s challenges to wake him up
Let's go straight to the point and sink your teeth into the challenges right away! Please note that you will need to have purchased all the items from the various upgrade trees to be able to access all challenges, so you likely won't be able to this until after you've fully completed the main game. Once you've completed all challenges and paid a visit to Tiempochtli, you will earn:
Step 2: Clean-up
After the hardest part is done, all that remains is to travel back to other locations for these 2 miscellaneous trophies: