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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6.5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 33 (14, 13, 5, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 12-15+ Hours (Skill dependent for Hardcore Mode) (Estimated Time to Plat)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2, but 3 is recommended (100% run, Speedrun, and Hardcore Mode)
- Number of missable trophies: 1 - VoidSprinter , but as mentioned above, it's recommended you do this one on its own playthrough
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, Glutton For Punishment must be done on Hardcore Mode which unlocks after you've completed the game once on any difficulty
Solar Ash is a fast-paced, open world action adventure that puts you in the shoes of Rei, a Voidrunner whose main goal is to save her home planet from being destroyed by the Ultravoid. In order to do so, she'll need to power up the Starseed by defeating Remnants of the Void and then destroy the Starseed itself.
Step 1: Play through the game and go for 100% completion
On your first playthrough of the game, you want to go for everything outside of the Speedrun and Hardcore run (which won't be open yet). You don't need to grab the collectibles as you go and can clean them up after you've completed the game, so you don't have to worry about actually missing anything. You can play on any available difficulty so feel free to choose one to your liking. Outside of collectibles, your main goal will be getting a feel for the game and learning where all of the story-related items are, since you'll be doing 2 more playthroughs that require you to know exactly where to go. When you reach the end, you'll have the option to "Activate" or "Destroy" the Starseed (Destroying will net you an additional boss). Choose whichever you prefer first, then when you're back on the main menu, load up your save file again and you'll start at the Starseed. This time, choose whichever option you didn't choose the first time. This will easily get you both ending-related trophies.
After this step, you will earn:
Your Eyes Are Open
Rooting For You!
So Mush More
A Lava-ly Time
A Veruki's Tale
Head In The Clouds
Towers of Power
The Aggrieved Stranger
Crust Station Vacation
There and Back Again
All Systems Go
Return to Forever
A Helping Hand
Step 2: Speedrun
Now that you've played through the game once, you should have a pretty good understanding of where to go for all of the story related content. For your speedrun, start a new save file and set the difficulty to Novice. Don't worry about the Stashes or Journal pages, just focus on completing the main story path while picking up plasma along the way (you'll need to regenerate your shield as you progres through the story). You'll have 3 hours to zip your way through the game, which can be done in about 2-2.5 hours. If you want to give yourself a better chance, you can upload your save file to the PS Cloud or a USB after each area and use it as a backup in case you feel like you're spending too much time in any specific area. You can also use a separate save file to practice areas beforehand and do your recorded run on your speedrun save. You don't have to do this all in one sitting, so it shouldn't be too rough of a time. After this step, you will earn:
Step 3: Hardcore Mode
Hardcore Mode unlocks after you've completed the game once on any difficulty. Before you attempt this, you absolutely want to make sure you have earned Rei-gn Supreme and do not overwrite the save file you got it on. When you attain 100% completion, you are rewarded with an additional Suit called the Absolution Suit. This combines all of the other suits into one, giving you max upgrades, giving you a better shot of not being absolutely rubbish trying to get through this mode. In Hardcore, the timer for the corruption sequences and the Remnant fights is very, very small. The margin for error is painfully small and you'll be pretty much going for perfection during this. For more information on the task ahead, please see Glutton For Punishment . Just be prepared to spend a decent amount of time on this step. If anything keeps you from getting the Platinum, it'll be this. After this step, you deserve a pat on the back, but you'll also earn:
Glutton For Punishment