Orochi = one who gets pwned.
Warriors Orochi 3 = game that just got pwned by me. Last night.
I’d actually reached two of the endings of the game a couple of days before that, but I was so close to the end that I felt I needed to do a mini-marathon run on the levels needed to reach the true ending (just as I did when I came within spitting distance of 100% completion in DeathSpank). The true ending is less optimistic than the “good” ending and somewhat more depressing, but it takes a lot more effort to reach – namely, increasing bonds between certain characters and taking them on side missions to recruit more guys so that you have enough manpower to take on Orochi and his minions…who all get converted to playable characters after the game is won, pushing the number of playable characters to 132 (take THAT, Suikoden!).
Even after completing all of the missions and viewing the game’s true ending, I still only have 60% of the trophy points needed to earn a platinum. In order to put this thing to rest for good, I need to:
- get a level 4 weapon for every character
- clear every mission on Chaos difficulty
- find every equippable item, including rares
- finish any level in less than 5 minutes
- win a battle with a second player
Those are just the hard ones. Unfortunately, I don’t have a second PS3 controller, and I’ll bet finding someone online is hard to do, so it looks like I’ll have to spend another $40 if I want to even sniff at the Platinum for this game. I’ll need to create a gigantic spreadsheet just to keep track of everything I need, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.