- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 with a guide, 4/10 without (personal estimate) [Platinum Difficulty Rating]
- Offline trophies: 12 (11, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 3-6hrs with a Guide, approx 5-10hrs+ without a Guide, depending on skill (personal estimate) [Estimated Time to Platinum]
- Minimum number of playthroughs: Less than 1 – Chapters 1-3 only
- Number of missable trophies: None.
- Glitched trophies: None.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can do it on any difficulty you want.
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, 3 – there are NA, EU and Asia lists available.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
- Additional peripherals required?: No
EXTRAS: For a complete text and video walkthrough for all puzzles in Chapters 1 through 3, please see my Reflection of Mine – All Puzzle Solutions Guide.
Reflection of Mine is, well... a very odd indie game to say the least. Developed by Redblack Spade and published by Ratalaika Games, it's a 2D, top-down, strategy puzzle game where your primary goal is to get your character through a maze but of course, that's easier said than done.
You control a young girl named Lily Witchgan, a girl who you quickly come to realize is definitely not okay. There's something seriously wrong with her. As it turns out, she has what they think is Multiple Personality Disorder so in reality you're basically battling yourself in your own mind! After a brief intro, you realize that your goal isn't to save someone or be a hero but instead to murder the other personalities. Whether you have to die too is not quite clear but you've got Death to guide you through the game and the muddy waters of death itself.
Throughout the game, in between some levels, you'll be briefly put into a memory where you interact with others and learn more and more about your other alters, your quest, and of course, your memories. (Note: These memories, similar to an interactive cutscene, are not part of the levels so don't worry about steps).
- Thanks to new-stirum94 for some of the puzzle solutions I used here.
Note: Although the game offers 4 Chapters, the 4th is wholly optional and is not required for the Platinum.
Contrary to what most people think of Ratalaika's games, Reflection of Mine is actually quite challenging. Frankly, if you were to attempt a Neuroses-level playthrough without a walkthrough of some kind, you could spend hours upon days trying to figure the steps out. Even on lower difficulty levels and without the necessity of counting steps, the game is still not a breeze and many of the puzzles will still take you some time to decipher.
Using a splitscreen, you will control two personalities at once so every move you take will be replicated on the other side as well but no two sides are ever the same. Each side will have its own obstacles in completely different places so you definitely need to watch both sides every time you make a move. You'll need to navigate mazes of obstacles etc. on each side to bring both girls to their respective end point together. What sounds simple can definitely become anything but as the difficulty increases with every Chapter and every level.
Tip: I recommend using the d-pad rather than the joystick as sometimes the game can be a little glitchy and not recognize the movement. Additionally, using the d-pad is cleaner in this case, which is very important for the step count on the higher difficulty.
Step 1 — Complete Chapters 1-3, retrieve their keys and complete the secret levels in each
In terms of choosing your difficulty level, I recommend playing on Hysteria rather than Phobia as I'm not 100% certain that you can complete the Platinum on Phobia. When selecting Phobia, it says in-game that the "Game cannot be completed on 100%". Although you won't actually complete the game as you'll be skipping Chapter 4, I'm not certain at what point Phobia ends. Neuroses doesn't unlock until you've completed the game on a lower difficulty level so that leaves you with Hysteria.
Whether you want to do this blindly or with a complete walkthrough [LINK] is entirely up to you. There are no missable trophies and the fact that you can complete them on any difficulty means that you are in complete control of your Platinum experience; whether you want a real challenge or a quick Platinum is wholly your decision.
For Chapters 1 through 3, you will need to do each one's 12 main levels and 4 key levels. You'll also need to do the secret mission in Chapters 2 and 3 which you can reach by clicking on the ? icon on the bottom right once you've got all 4 keys. Although you do still need Chapter 1's keys for the Forest researcher trophy, its secret mission is not required for any trophy so feel free to skip that one.
Note: Every Chapter has their own mechanics and obstacles. In most cases, these mechanics are only used in their Chapters and do not carry over to the next one.
By the end of this step, you will have earned:
Ready to suffer
[PST Would Like To Thank ixii for this Roadmap]