- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 51 (39, 10, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 21-25 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 13
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is (obviously) a sequel to the previous game of the same name however this is the first time that the game made it to PlayStation. It is single player only, there is no multiplayer capability and there is no difficulty setting.
As far as the gameplay style, this game works similar to the recent Sherlock Holmes' titles or the old Myst series where the object is to search your environment for clues and put them together to advance the story. During the PC gaming days, this was referred to as a "point and click" type of game. Overall, the game has an adventure type of storyline with a fantasy bent in a mostly satirical manner. Anyone with at least moderate experience with the fantasy genre will recognize many of the references that the game uses throughout.
The difficulty of the game is minimal however not knowing what to do next can sometimes prove to be frustrating if you think you've looked in a specific spot already and there was another step that you overlooked. The game actions are mostly walking around, examining the environment, and selecting actions to perform.
The time this game takes heavily depends on how much you like to follow the story. You can blast through all conversations by skipping the dialog if you wish but then you won't have much of an idea what is going on and you may miss a clue as to your next step(s). If you use a detailed walkthrough, you could probably blast through the game in as little as 15 hours but I'm guessing most people will at least somewhat follow the story and take more towards the range of 21-25 hours.
There are a large number of story trophies in this game. While they are not missable, it could be easy for one to get "stuck" in trying to move the story forward. There is a very detailed walkthrough located here: LINK. This walkthrough is trophy centered which means it sticks to the minimum steps required to platinum the game. There are a few more things to explore and do, but if they are not in this walkthrough then they are not required for the platinum trophy.
I strongly suggest using the button all the time in every location. This button shows you exactly what things you can interact with and can save you time by being able to select actions regardless of where the controllable character is at in that location. This is especially handy if you have an inventory item selected as only the actions for that item will be displayed when pressing . If no actions show up when an item is selected, then that means there is nothing to be done at this time in that location.
For the most part, if you simply interact with everything you see you will eventually figure out how to proceed the story. Keep in mind that many objects require multiple interactions for different results to happen.
This game uses an auto-save ability; there are no separate save files. Because of this, it is very easy to miss some of the trophies. I recommend you use at least two save locations (2 USBs or USB/Cloud) at the end of each area. Some automatic sequences occur at the beginning of new areas and you could miss something. You can also force a manual save at any time.
If you want to figure out as much of the game progression as you can then you are in the right place as this trophy guide will only describe where story-related trophies should unlock. On the other hand, if you want a detailed step-by-step walkthrough to the platinum trophy (or you are simply stuck on a particular trophy) then look here: LINK
Step 1: Play the game
Play through each chapter making sure to grab the missable trophies.
The following road map is my recommended order for acquiring all trophies. Some of the trophies can be done in a slightly different order but if you do this then make very sure you understand all of the missable trophies. This road map is also the same order of trophies located in the detailed walkthrough that is linked above.
Stop the drop
The Great Escape
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
King of DIY
By a hair
You've got a friend in me
Master of Disguise
Back to life
Savior of Princesses
Let there be light
Servant of the Gods
I am the law!
Seeker of the Truth
King of Games
Klaatu verata... erm!
Found and Lost
Last gnome standing
To the bitter end
If you missed any trophies on your first playthrough, the only thing you can do is begin a new playthrough for any you may have missed. For one final time, I strongly recommend using save backups!
Once all individual trophies are out of the way the the Master of Unwritten Tales trophy will be yours.
[PST Would Like to Thank scharn73 for this Roadmap]