- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (poll)
- Offline trophies: 30 (12, 12, 5, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 10-12 hours (poll)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can play on Normal. No need for hardcore mode.
- Do trophies stack?: PS4 and Vita have separate lists.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
The Deer God is a pixelated 3D adventure. You start the game as a baby deer. You were previously a hunter, and you've been turned into a deer so that you're able to understand their perspective. You’ll be tasked with making sure to find food, procreation, puzzles, karma, helping out your fellow animals and some bits of religion/philosophy. It’s a beautifully simple game that I highly recommend.
A couple of things to note before you buy or start the game. It’s glitchy in the sense that sometimes you fall through the floor, sometimes the puzzles just don’t work right and sometimes you can’t progress because of wonky mechanics. Simply quit to the XMB or run back a few frames and return. It will reset the scene.
The game doesn’t give you much of a tutorial. You’re kind of thrown into the fire to figure things out on your own. The most important thing throughout the whole game is to find food. You can eat the apples out of trees, berry bushes, pineapple looking things in the jungle section. If you aren’t sure if you can eat it just press on the d-pad and see if you munch it up. There aren’t any “bad” foods so anything edible is good to go.
I have linked to a few videos HERE to help you out.
On your game screen in the upper left hand corner is your health bar, etc. The red is your actual health. It will decrease if you're attacked or if you're starving. Your green bar is your food bar. If it depletes your health bar (red) will begin to go down. The blue bar is your stamina. When you jump, dash or stomp it will deplete. Be mindful of it when you're battling bosses.
In the in-game menu (press ) you'll have all of your items, skills, powers etc. Your antlers will grow as you grow. If you're a baby, you only have access to two powers. As you become an adult, you'll gain access to achieving all 10 powers. You want to remain an adult as long as possible, and you do so by keeping fed, and by having deer heads on hand. If you die and have deer heads on hand, you'll respawn as an adult. If you don't have extra deer heads, you'll still respawn but you'll be a baby and you'll be limited in what you can do and will have to remain alive 9 days straight before you're an adult again.
Important items (and really the only three items I used):
Clovers - use these to get more items from bushes and breakables. Use them mostly on bushes and you'll almost always get more clovers.
Large turnip - refills your food bar. Low on food? Can't find any? Eat one of these babies.
Snake Venom - increases your damage output. Save these for bosses. Makes quick work of them.
Step 1: Elder God Playthrough:
In your first playthrough, you’re going to focus on finishing the story, getting your light karma bar at 100%, surviving to 50 days and running for a collected 50,000 meters. You’re going to accomplish nearly all of the trophies in this playthrough. The game is COMPLETELY RANDOMIZED. That means that what you encounter (besides specific story events) will happen randomly. I cannot tell you exactly where the optional bosses are short of explaining what areas (caves, forest etc) they’re found in. On some playthroughs I encounter those boss locations on my first visit to those areas and in other playthroughs I ran for hours before finding them. What that means is, as you’re running you may come to a forest area but that doesn’t mean it’s the correct one to spawn that boss, item or enemy. This is the only difficult thing about the game.
When you finish the story and choose to remain an elder you may continue on getting whatever you need. This playthrough is simply endless. Note that by the time I finished the story I still had a ton of mop-up trophies to do. The story in the game can be completed in approximately an hour. Finding and grinding is what makes it longer. Just remember to always run right and eventually the game will spawn what you need.
By the end of this step, you will have earned:
- All Grown Up
- Blessed Soul
- Choose Elder
- Cow Tipper
- Deer Boss
- Eagle Eye
- Egg Collector
- Family Man
- Farmer Joe
- Fox Fire
- Hungry Jack
- Jack of all Trades
- Long John Silver
- 1 Upper
- Powers that be
- Put em on Ice
- Stinky Feet
- Tortoise Master
- Train Rider
- Treasure Hunter
Step 2: Human Playthrough:
On your second playthrough, you’ll focus on being a jerk. Killing the good animals, killing deer, raising your karma level to dark at 100%, becoming reincarnated three times as sweet animals you’ve killed and finally, returning to being a human. Once you return to human your playthrough ends.
By the end of this step, you will have earned:
- Choose Human
- Serial Killer
Step 3: Clean up:
All you should have left is Goodie Two Shoes, not killing any animals for 15 days. See the trophy description for an easy workaround to pop this one.
- Goodie Two Shoes
[PST would like to thank tuffmuff for this Roadmap]