- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Trophy Breakdown (Offline): 34 (20 / 7 / 6 / 1 )
- Trophy Breakdown (Online): 0
- Approximate amount of time to : 6 - 10 hours (with text skipping)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 10 + 3 halves from reloading
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: I do not know of any cheat codes for this game
Hakuouki SSL: Sweet School Life (???SSL ?sweet school life?) is a spin-off visual novel of the Hakuouki series on PlayStation Vita. This game shows a scenario what would happen with the Hakuouki characters if they lived in our time and went to school. The game is in Japanese only, and has a high language barrier if you want to understand the story. However, the game has a full text skip option which makes this game a fast . With the aid of this guide, you should be able to earn the even without having any Japanese knowledge. A main menu translation and how to enable full text skip can be found in this post.
Step 1: Complete Your First Playthrough
After starting the game, you have to enter a name. Press and confirm with to use the default name. Choose the left option (??) to confirm.
This game is not a standard visual novel where you just choose options and will earn the eventually. At the end of each chapter, you are required to play a mini game. Some mini games have a high language barrier (Chapter 1's Test, Chapter 5 Okita and Chapter 5 Yamazaki). It is only required to succeed the mini game in chapter 5 to complete a playthrough, so do not worry if you fail a mini game in the first four chapters. If you choose to do Okita's route first, his mini game will not appear in chapter 5, so it will be easier to finish your first playthrough. Please refer to the Mini Game Guide at the end of the guide for more information on the mini games. So for your first playthrough, complete Okita's route.
Once you see the ending movie and return to the main menu, you should check first whether you have earned all CG images for Okita. Access the Album by selecting the fourth option in the main menu (?? (Extras)). The trophy will unlock if you have seen all CG images for Okita. If the trophy does not unlock, complete step 2 of the roadmap and redo Okita's route afterwards with skipping the mini games.
During Step 1 you will earn these trophies:
??????? (End of Prologue)
?????? (First Chapter Clear)
?????? (Second Chapter Clear)
?????? (Third Chapter Clear)
?????? (Fourth Chapter Clear)
?????… (Okita-Senpai And ...)
You might earn this trophy depending on your performance in the mini games:
????????? (Reminiscences of Okita-Senpai)
Step 2: Buy The Mini Game Skip Ticket
Once you are back in the main menu after finishing your first playthrough, you should buy the Mini Game Skip Ticket. With this ticket, you are able to skip the mini games in all your following playthroughs, which will make them a lot easier as you can avoid the mini games with a high language barrier. Whenever a mini game appears now in the routes, you will be asked whether to skip the mini game. Choose the left option (??) to skip it or the right option to play the mini game. If you choose to skip, you will be asked another question whether the mini game was a success or a failure. Always choose the left option Success unless stated in the route walkthrough.
To buy the Mini Game Skip Ticket, you will need 500 points. If you have not earned enough points, you can play Mini Games by selecting the fourth option in the main menu (?? (Extras)) and then choosing Mini Game. You will find the Mini Game Skip Ticket in the shop by selecting the third option from the main menu (??????? (Shop)). Then select the last category (???) and find the ?????????? (Mini Game Skip Ticket) in the second to last position for 500 points. Buy it using and confirm with the left option (??). Do not buy any other stuff yet as it is possible to get a 30 % rebate later.
Step 3: Finish the Remaining Routes
Now with the Mini Game Skip Ticket and skipping the mini games, a playthrough takes about half an hour. However, if you skip a mini game, you will not earn points which are required for buying stuff later from the shop. You can earn these points later separately though. If you feel confident that you can clear a mini game, feel free to do them during the playthrough, for example Chapter 4's Christmas mini game as it is short and easy, so that you have to grind less points later.
At the start of each playthrough, you have to enter the name again and you will be asked whether you want to skip the prologue. Do so by selecting the top option (??). Complete the other routes in an order you like as they are independent from each other except for Nagumo's route, Girls Only Gathering route, normal route and the conclusion route. Do Nagumo’s route first and then use the reload method for the three other routes to save time as detailed in the trophy descriptions. You can choose to access the Album after each playthrough for the particular CG image trophy or unlock them all once at the end of this step if you like.
During Step 3 you will earn these trophies:
?????… (Hijikata-Sensei And ...)
?????… (Saitou-Senpai And ...)
????… (Pal Heisuke And ...)
?????… (Harada-Sensei And ...)
?????… (Kazama-Senpai And ...)
?????… (Nagakura-Sensei And ...)
?????… (Sannan-Sensei And ...)
?????… (Yamazaki-Senpai And ...)
??… (Kaoru And ...)
??… (Friends And ...)
????… (Everyone And ...)
?????? (Photograph Shot)
????????? (Reminiscences of Hijikata-Sensei)
????????? (Reminiscences of Saitou-Senpai)
???????? (Reminiscences of Pal Heisuke)
????????? (Reminiscences of Harada-Sensei)
????????? (Reminiscences of Kazama-Senpai)
?????? (Colourful Memories)
Step 4: Earn Points And Buy the Remaining Stuff
After completing all routes, everything that remains is buying almost everything from the shop. You need 21,100 points to do this. The maximum amount of points you can have is 9,999, so grind that amount first by selecting the fourth option in the main menu (?? (Extras)) and then Mini Game. The fastest mini game is Chapter 4's Christmas mini game so choose this. You can choose between three difficulty levels with the easiest being on the left and the hardest and the right. You earn more points by doing the hardest difficulty.
You can save points in the shop by getting a 30 % rebate on everything. Access your mails by selecting the fourth option in the main menu (?? (Extras)) and then Mail, then selecting the person in the middle of the bottom row (???). You should have received two mails with 30 % rebate and after reading the mail; you can choose to enter the shop with the left option (??). Be careful, once you exit the shop, the 30 % rebate is gone from this mail, so make sure to spend your points before leaving.
After spending your first 9,999 points, grind points again for the rest of the shop. With the second 30 % rebate mail, you will need about 5,000 points to buy the rest. If there is no second mail or you already used the rebate, you can still use the mails with 20 % or 10 % rebate, but you will need more points of course. Once you have bought all the stuff, access the Album again for unlocking the last CG images and the will be yours.
If you want to save time on grinding points, you have to grind at least 7,140 points and then buy all CSS with the 30 % rebate. After that trophy unlocks, close the whole application so that the game does not save. Start the game again and buy all Happy Voices and System Voices now. Close the application again and buy the remaining CG images. Then go back the main menu and access the Album to earn the trophy for the CG images. Thank you to shoe478 for this tip.
During Step 4 you will earn these trophies:
?????? (Crossing Everyday)
????? (Happy Whispering)
????? (Always Close)
?????? (Play Master)
???????????? (Greatly Completed)
???SSL???? (Hakuouki SSL Master)
[PST would like to thank AppleKratue for this roadmap]