- Estimated trophy difficulty: 1/10 Difficulty Rating Thread
- Offline: 27 (5, 16, 5, 1)
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: none
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
- Special peripherals or multiple controllers needed?: no
Introduction: NCIS is mostly a point and click adventure game where you examine crime scenes for evidence, and then play various mini-games/puzzles to learn from that evidence and figure out who the guilty party is. As you might expect by the name, this game is based on the hit TV series. So grab your gear, call Ducky, get the truck ready, and let's go collect some trophies.
Regardless of if you use the guide and/or walkthrough or decide to play it on your own without one, the 1/10 difficulty rating still applies. The only parts that might give you trouble without a guide are some of the crime scenes, as some of the objects you need to examine may blend into the background. With a guide, even those few instances will not be a problem. The only other slightly difficult thing you'll come across are the GPS tracking sections. They'll really only test your patience though. They aren't really challenging, just cheap, and the only way to get through them is to just keep trying until you pass.
As stated in the overview, none of the trophies are missable. Each and every trophy is tied to story progression. Complete one playthrough of the game, and you'll have the platinum trophy. And yes, the game is also very short, with many people saying they got through it in anywhere from 4-6 hours.
The overview makes note that no special peripherals or multiple controllers are needed. One Dualshock 3 or Sixaxis controller is all you need to get the platinum. The Rule #1 trophy does say that you need to complete the first co-op activity, but it's not co-op in the sense that you need 2 controllers. The "co-op activities" mentioned in the trophy description are just having an NPC come over to help you move something heavy to another location.
The game also supports, but does not require, Playstation Move. If you have Move, you can use the Motion controller (that's the one with the giant glowing ball on the end) to control the game instead of a standard Dualshock 3 controller if you wish. My personal recommendation is to stick with the Dualshock controller for the majority of the game. The Move controller does make the GPS mini-games slightly easier, but for everything else, I found the Move controller's sensitivity to be far too high to be of use. It's so sensitive that even the slight pressure of pushing caused my cursor to move down, and due to the small buttons or objects you will be pointing at, the cursor usually moved so far that I ended up not selecting what I was trying to.
NOTE: To switch controllers mid-game, hold until the console's "Turn Off..." options menu appears. Select "Turn Off the Controller". The game will now inform you that the controller that was currently in use has been disconnected, and prompt you to press on the controller you wish to resume playing the game with. This lets you easily switch from Dualshock to Move and back again without needing to restart the game.
Step 1: Start a new game and play through each of the four episodes until you complete the game. That's it. As stated above, all of the trophies are story related and none are missable. Upon completing this step, you'll have the platinum trophy.