- Estimated Platinum Difficulty: 2.5/10
- Approximate Time To Platinum: 15-20 hours
- Offline: 32 6 4 1
- Online: 2 ( PSN Pass required)
- Missable Trophies: None, via Mission Select
- Minimum Playthroughs Needed: 1
- Difficulty Affects Trophies: No
- Glitched Trophies: N/A
- Cheats: N/A
1) Play through the game once, by yourself or with a partner(s), using any character you'd like.
As there aren't any difficulty related trophies this time around, feel free to play on Normal or Hard difficulty, picking whatever character you'd want to play as. Although you'll eventually need to play as the other characters to unlock their respective trophies, whatever character you choose for your first playthrough, will be the character you'll be maining for the majority of these trophies.
Although you can play this game by yourself, and get your old school R&C fix, it is highly recommended you play this game with a friend or two. This game's formula is very different from previous R&C titles, with the main focus being Co-Op. You will get more out of the game and have a lot more fun playing this with friends, as opposed playing this solo.
That said, just focus on enjoying your time and blasting your way through the game (with the weapons is what I mean). Depending on how you're going to play, you'll unlock a few trophies just from starting the game by yourself, with a friend, and just waiting in an online lobby.
During your playthrough, aside from the story related trophies, you'll most likely unlock a few if not all the "kill x enemies with x weapon" trophies along the way naturally. Purchase a new weapon whenever one becomes available, and upgrade them however you wish; you'll eventually have to buy and upgrade everything anyways.
Though picking up Hero Bolts isn't trophy related, I figured I would provide a list for the locations for each Hero Bolt anyways, as some of us might want to collect all of them. Collecting Hero Bolts will unlock alternate costumes for you to use for your character. Please refer to the Hero Bolt Locations at the bottom of this guide for details.
2) Clean Up
At this point, you should only have a few trophies, aside from the one million Bolts. By trophies, I mean the ones requiring you do a specific task in a specific point in a level, and the other 3 character related trophies requiring you to use their special weapons.
3) Road to One Million Bolts
Now that you've beaten the game and clean up the rest of the other trophies, its time to finish upgrading everything for your main character for your platinum. To do so, you're going to do some good old fashion grinding. It is at this point in the game, that it is in your best interest to not upgrade any of your weapons until you've saved up one million bolts, as the trophy requires you to have this amount on you at once.
A thing to point out is that for whatever level you play in, the further it is in the story, the more bolts you will be rewarded. And the more players you're playing the levels with, the more bolts you can earn.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Breadskin for this Roadmap]