Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review (PS4)

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

So by now, you have to know that I love Borderlands. You don’t just get video game tattoo’s of games that you don’t absolutely love. Anyway, I was super excited about this game because it took place during that in-between time of Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2. Also, because it told the story of Jack and would act as a lead in for what would possibly be Borderlands 3. It took years, and the urging of my buddy @tjarvinen6, before I was able to get all of the trophies for this game, so that means it’s time for a review.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, you get to play as Athena, my personal favorite, Wilhelm, Nisha, Claptrap, Jack the Doppelganger, and Aureila the Baroness. As one of these characters you’ll answer a call put out by Jack looking for Vault Hunters. When you head to meet Jack, you’re in for a surprise as his station is under attack by Colonel T. Zarpedon, her legion, and some weird alien. Jack will help you escape facing certain death himself and shoot you through space hoping you survive so that you can eventually see what’s going on with Colonel Zarpedon and as is the point with any Borderlands game, find a vault.

One of the things that I like about this game is that it’s told by Athena after she’s been captured by Brick and Mordecai at Lilith’s demand. This takes place in the future after the events of Borderlands 2 where Lilith is still pretty pissed that Roland was killed and it’s Athena’s second appearance since the Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC. Not only that, but it gives you a different look at Jack as a character. I’ve never really considered him a bad guy and this game tells you the story of how he started off wanting to do something good for Hyperion and his final descent into what the player sees him as in Borderlands 2. It also tells the story of some well-known villains from Borderlands 2, Wilhelm and Nisha. This is the good that comes out of this game. The rest of the game though is highly debatable as it has a lackluster story, even more lackluster than Borderlands 1, and not enough story to really pull you into the game and make you care about what’s going on. That being said, even the shooting and looting fails in comparison to Borderlands 2 and makes you wonder if this will be a continuing trend for the hopefully upcoming Borderlands 3.

If you’re familiar with the Borderlands series, then this game will feel familiar as all of the main gameplay elements stay the same. The only new thing added was the need for oxygen since you’re playing is space. This at times puts a damper on the game as you run out of oxygen, depending on the power of your OZ Kit, and you frantically search for oxygen hoping that you don’t die. The class of characters gets switched up a bit this time as you don’t have the standard siren, tank, gun expert, and melee expert. While Wilhelm is your tank option, Nisha your gun expert, and Athena your melee option, there is no siren. Claptrap has random powers that serve as a hinderance most of the time to you and your co-op buddies, while Jack “inspires” people, and Aureila has an ice storm. These are an interesting change ad mix up for this game, but it’s not enough. All of this is over shadowed by a faulty and confusing map and another game where the driving is just awful. Not to mention the various different bugs and glitches that are at times game breaking.

The graphics are the standard graphics you can expect from a Borderlands game. This isn’t in anyway an insult because I love the graphics and art style for Borderlands because it’s different and refreshing in an age where everything has to look super real. This game doesn’t do that and instead offers graphics that are comic book like and I really love the feel to them. It enhances the game and makes it stand out from other games.

Let’s talk about the trophies for this game. There are a total of 51 trophies for this game, 64 if you count the 3 trophies that come from The Holodome Onslaught DLC and the 10 trophies that come from the Claptastic Voyage DLC. These are the typical trophies that you can expect from a Borderlands game and including story mission trophies, side mission trophies, leveling up trophies, and of course the crazy trophies that require you to do something crazy. All of these trophies require some time, dedication, some major grinding, and three co-op partners for one trophy. While these are pretty easy to get, some just pop from dumb luck like Collateral Damage and Elementalist, you’ll probably have the most difficult time with Who You Gonna Call which requires 4 people to complete the sub-level 13 mission. With the servers being pretty much dead for this game, I suggest setting up a trophy session via

As with all Borderlands games before it, there is no actual multiplayer for this game in the traditional sense, but some good old fashioned co-op. This is one of the things that I love about Borderlands especially now that I have a buddy who isn’t so damn serious about this game. While playing this game alone is just fine, playing with someone with a similar playstyle is always better. The servers are stable enough as well that there’s no interruption or lag during playtime.

Overall I give this game a 3.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ This game tells the story of what happened in the Borderlands universe between Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2, along with the story of how Jack came to be the character we meet in Borderlands 2, and leaves this series wide open for a Borderlands 3.
+ There are 6 new characters for you to play this time around, some with skills that you’ll be used to and some with skills that are new.
+ The graphics are not only a highlight of this game, but the series as a whole as they enhance the actual gameplay.

What’s Not So Great:
While the story for this game is good, it’s not the same caliber of storytelling that you are used to from Borderlands 2.
The maps are just horrible for this game and can even be called useless at times as they really aren’t any help with finding objectives. Also the driving, did I mention that the driving for this game and the series as a whole is just horrible?
There’s also the huge fact that this game suffers from game breaking bugs and glitches.

Not really the next chapter of Borderlands that everyone was hoping for, this is a decent entry in the series that tells the story it needs to tell and leaves things way open for the much anticipated Borderlands 3. That’s still a thing right? The only thing that I really enjoyed about this game was being able to play as Athena and being able to hear her side of the story. As a die hard Borderlands fan, this is the one game that I will not be going back to and really can’t recommend this game. The only good selling point for this game is that if you want Borderlands 2 or your PS4 is that this game comes with it so why not play it. Other than that, I would say to give this game a pass and continue to wait for Borderlands 3.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Claptastic Voyage DLC Review (PS4)

Borderlands; The Pre-Sequel - Claptastic Voyage

If you know me then you know that I just love Borderlands. I didn’t always love it as one point in time I refused to play it until it was pushed on me and I played it for the sake of playing it. I still really didn’t like the game at that point. It wasn’t until I was kind of pushed to play by myself that I began to appreciate it more and grow to love it. Now it’s in my top 10 list and it’s one of those games that I keep on my system and go back to play every now and again either to help out some random person or just to play a few missions myself. Anyway, this was one of those DLC’s for the Pre-Sequel that I was looking forward to because it kind of promised to be Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep story heavy. Unfortunately though it really wasn’t what I was expecting and this was just going to go on my I Never Finished list until my buddy @tjarvinen86 wanted to get the platinum for this game and to do that we had to do it right meaning we had to also get the 100%. So, needless to say I was able to get all of the trophies for this DLC so that means it’s time for a review.

In Claptastic Voyage, you can play the character that you were playing through the main campaign whether it be Athena, my personal favorite, Wilhelm, Nisha, Claptrap, Jack the Doppelganger, or Aurelia the Baroness. Taking place after the main campaign of the story, the DLC is narrated by Athena at the urging of Claptrap as he asks her to tell everyone the story of another mission that Jack sent them on. While each character will have their own motive for going on the mission, the main mission is basically for you to become digitized and go into the mind of Claptrap to retrieve the H source which will make Jack even more powerful than he is by the end of the game. The outcome will lead directly into the opening sequence of Borderlands 2.

As much as I’m a fan of this series, I’m not really a fan of this DLC. Although I will say that the story is a fun one as you get to poke around inside the mind of Claptrap, it in no way is comparable to Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep when it comes to the story. The story is there, but what makes this DLC lengthy is the mutator rounds which is basically just another Holodome Onslaught type of thing, not the story. Of course it tells how and why Claptrap is the only one of his kind left and I guess that was the main point of the DLC, but it could have been done in a different more interesting way. This DLC felt like a chore to play as the maps were difficult to navigate and if you were lost then you were kind of fucked. Whether playing alone or playing with a buddy, nothing made this DLC fun and after a while, the story of it just fell flat as you were running around constantly getting lost or having something random happen. I know that the randomness of this DLC was supposed to be like that because you’re in the mind of Claptrap, but it was still frustrating and made this one of the less enjoyable Borderlands DLC.

The playability of this DLC was the same as the game itself. Everything that was in the main campaign followed over into the DLC which was good because you were still able to do everything that you were used to doing during the main campaign. The big problem that I had with this game though was the maps for each area of the DLC. The maps were so difficult to navigate as sometimes you would use teleports to take you to a place only to find out that you passed the place up somehow and you had to do this section all over again to get it right. Then there were parts of the map that required precise jumping. Like that really happens in a Borderlands game. No precise jumping lead to a lot of dying and a lot of time just sighing and trying to finish this DLC.

The graphics for this DLC are the same as the main game and they aren’t that bad. They aren’t the greatest as this game was just a port from the PS3 version, but they aren’t the worst either. I’ve always held a fondness for the graphics when it comes to Borderlands because of how different they are. They take the comic book / graphic novel type of art and bring it to life in a game. I think it’s awesome and it’s something that this game does best.

Now onto the trophies for this DLC. There are a total of 10 trophies for this DLC and unfortunately there is one missable trophy that if you don’t get it on the first go around you’ll have to play about half of the DLC all over again either with a different character or on a harder difficulty in order to get it. I’m talking about the Wheely Fast trophy, which kind of turns you into Indiana Jones as you have to outrun a bolder. I have to tell you that the first go around when I originally played this DLC back in 2015, I missed this trophy and because of that I completely gave up ever getting this DLC done again because I didn’t feel like putting myself through this DLC again. When my buddy, @tjarvinen86, said that he still had this mission open in his game and we were getting the trophy, it motivated me to go through and cleanup the trophies for this DLC which are fairly easy as long as you don’t miss that one trophy. The rest of the trophies are of course story based and grindy, but nothing that can’t be done.

I’ve played this DLC alone and I’ve played it with a buddy. I have to say that I enjoyed this DLC a lot more playing with a buddy. This is one of those DLC’s where you should play with someone who isn’t always so serious and just wants to have fun because this DLC, just like the main game, isn’t meant to be taken seriously. It’s supposed to be fun and you’re supposed to be a jackass. I’ve played Borderlands a bunch of ways. I’ve played with real serious people where things had to be done a certain type of way, I’ve played by myself where I just did whatever the hell I wanted, and I’ve played with people who need to have certain loot drops and would save and quit when a loot drop didn’t happen. This was the first time that I played with someone who just wanted to be fun and it really made a huge difference. This DLC like the game was made to play in co-op and the servers are stable enough that you can do it so why not take advantage of it?

Overall I give this DLC a 3 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ If you ever wanted to go inside the mind of Claptrap to see what’s really going on in there, now is your chance. Spoiler alert, it’s just as crazy as you probably already imagined.
+ This is the final DLC for the Pre-Sequel and it leads up to the opening sequence of Borderlands 2 which is nice especially if you want to play in order. While it doesn’t have that huge Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep story, the story is there and it’s worth playing.
+ The graphics for this DLC are consistent with the rest of the game and it’s worth noting that for a huge game like Borderlands, the graphics are unique and interesting and really make the game.
+ While you can do this alone, it’s more fun to co-op this DLC because Borderlands was meant to be played with friends. Not only does it make the loot drops better when you fight the main boss battles, but it makes the DLC itself more fun.

What’s Not So Great:
The maps for this DLC are just horrible. You will find yourself getting constantly lost or constantly dying as you try to get from one part of the map to another. This makes the DLC become annoying and at times just unplayable as you want to rage quit.

While this isn’t the best DLC out there for a Borderlands game, it’s a decent DLC that deserves some recognition. It’s an expansion on the game, but just not what I really thought it would be. It’s kind of hard to top Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep and even though this DLC tried to do that, it really couldn’t. The story was there, but what made this DLC long was the Holodome Onslaught type of battle after the DLC was over. What was enjoyable was that it lead to the opening sequence of Borderlands 2, which was a nice little surprise especially if you played Borderlands 2 first. I would say that if you’re playing on the PS4, that you might as well play because you got this DLC for free. If you have to purchase this DLC for the PS3, I would probably say to pass unless you’re a diehard Borderlands fan like I am. This was a nice ending to the Pre-Sequel, as I now patiently await Borderlands 3 as I have been for the last 4 years.


This Week in Trophies 11-25-2018 – 12-01-2018

I don’t know what happened trophy wise this week. I feel like I got off onto a great start, but then just went downhill somewhere with the trophy count. That being said, the whole week wasn’t a loss because I did hit my 100th platinum trophy. Which was amazing, I expected balloons to drop down from the ceiling, but I guess that doesn’t happen when you hit that kind of milestone. Anyway, let’s take a look at my final trophy count for the week.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 100%

Not only did I hit my 100th trophy thanks to this game, it was also pretty cool that this was a milestone platinum for me seeing how my 10th platinum trophy was Borderlands 2 on the PS3 and that I was able to get it at the exact same time as my buddy @tjarvinen86. It’s like we planned it or something. Anyway, it only took a little over three years for me to get this trophy so it’ll take me a little time to review this game as I continue to work on my backlog of reviews. Until then I’m going to keep quite on this one.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 65%

I’m still enjoying this game way too much as I make my way around ancient Greece. The trophies are coming a little slower now as I grow closer to getting the platinum for this game, but I’m fine with that because I’m enjoying this game so much that I think this might be the first Assassin’s Creed game that I actually keep and buy all of the DLC for. Now that’s saying something.

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There you have it, a sad 10 little trophies for the week, but what makes up for all of that was the fact that one of those trophies was my 100th platinum. I could have just gotten the 100th platinum trophy for the week and still have been a happy camper. Now for the upcoming week, I just got a bunch of games in because of holiday sales and I have to say that I’m eager to play each and every one of them. I know this is going to kill my completion, but this week I plan on playing some more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, especially with the new DLC coming out, some more Dying Light when I get a chance, and I’ll probably start my first WWE game that I’ve purchased in years, along with Vampyr. I’ll let you know how things worked out next week.


This Week in Trophies 11-18-2018 – 11-24-2018

This week has been pretty good. I made a lot of progress on some games that I’ve been playing and some progress on some games that were just sitting in the backlog list just waiting to be played. While I didn’t finish anything this week, I was happy at what I was able to get so let’s take a look at the trophies that I got this week.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 53%

I have officially finished this game, meaning that the story for this game is done. I’m not done with this game though because I’m having way too much fun exploring Ancient Greece and there’s still a bunch to do. I have to say though story wise, that I think this is the best Assassin’s Creed game hands down. I loved how the game ended and I’m excited to see where the franchise goes next.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 95%

It’s been three whole years since this game has been on my blog and it’s all because of @tjarvinen86. After he got his Borderlands 2 platinum, he went back to this game so naturally I also went back to this game and we’ve been just getting as many trophies as possible and are both pretty close to getting the platinum trophy. This is some exciting stuff since I really didn’t expect to ever get this platinum trophy.

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Dying Light – 23%

Another game I never expected to finish or even play again, but when @tjarvinen86 offered me some help with the game, I couldn’t turn down the chance of adding another platinum trophy to my list and getting another game finished. So far I’ve restarted my story since I have no idea where I was before or what I was doing, and it’s coming along nicely. I got some trophies out of the way and now have a bunch of random ones and story ones to go. We’ll see how it goes.

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While I was only able to get 22 trophies this week, I feel like I made a lot of progress. I finished a game that I’ve been playing and streaming for over 70 hours now and I went back to two old games and finally started playing them again. I would call that a successful week. For the upcoming week I plan on trying not to start a bunch of games that I got on sale during the holiday time and concentrate on finishing up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Dying Light. I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.


Throwback Thursday Review – DLC Remix – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – The Holodome OnSlaught (PS4)

Unfortunately, I have to say that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, although it basically sets forth the events for Borderlands 3 and lets you play as my all time favorite Borderlands character, Athena, was a pretty disappointing game. Although I have the game on both the PS3 and the PS4, when it came to the DLC, the only reason why I played it was because it was already included with the PS4 version. I didn’t think this game warranted going out and buying additional DLC. Was my mind changed though after I played the first DLC for this game? Keep reading to find out.

The Holdome OnSlaught is the retelling of the main story for the game but through fighting different waves of enemies over and over again. Think of Bandit Slaughter from Borderlands 2 or Hyperion Slaughter. This time though, Athena will retell the story of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to Tiny Tina, Axton, and Gaige. Each round will be specific to what happened in the actual story and will even include bonus objectives to complete depending on which part of the story Athena is telling.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore the slaughter houses in Borderlands 2. They were a huge improvement from the Moxxi DLC in the first Borderlands and didn’t feel like a chore in the second one. To have a whole DLC just based off of that though, wasn’t the best move in Borderlands history. Yes, it was funny to hear Athena retell the story and give a little insight to her relationship with Janey because everyone knows that I am a huge Athena/Janey fan. I’ve been shipping their relationship since day one, but putting all that aside, this DLC just wasn’t really all that great. After you finish you can go back and replay the last level over and over again, but the question is why?

This has all the same qualities of the other Slaughterhouses and preforms in a similar fashion. It works hand in hand with the game and plays flawlessly into the main game. I didn’t have any problems while playing this and overall it was a good experience with no bugs or glitches.

The graphics are the same Borderlands graphics that they’ve been using since day one and it’s one thing that really works for the series. I have to say that before playing the series, when I would see random clips of the game I would look at the graphics and scoff, but now I couldn’t see them using any other graphics for this series and they’ve become really enjoyable.

This DLC comes with an extra three trophies tacked onto it. All you have to do to get them is play through all five rounds along with the badass round and complete the badass round without going into fight for your life. If you’re using Athena this is pretty easy but I would think that if you play on regular mode and you’re a high enough level this would be easy even without using Athena.

I’ve said this more than once that Borderlnds is a co-op game and this DLC is no different. I do have to say though that I did complete this solo, all five rounds and the badass round without going into fight for your life, and it was alright. I could go back and play with some friends, but I really have no desire to. To tell the truth this DLC felt more like a chore and I didn’t want to have the trophies left hanging on my trophy card.

Overall I give this DLC a 2.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:

The retelling of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel stuff just with violence.
Athena and Tiny Tina make this DLC. Their interactions together are funny and this DLC would be even more boring without it.

What’s Not So Great:
Not the best Borderlands DLC at all.
Like the game itself, this Borderlands DLC is lacking that special quality that Borderlands 2 and its DLC had.
Play it once and basically forget about it because there’s nothing to go back to.

This wasn’t a really great DLC, especially for a game that was already lackluster to begin with. I didn’t enjoy this DLC half as much as I did with the Borderlands 2 DLC and would actually rather play Sir Hammerlocks Big Game Hunt over and over again instead of playing this DLC. Not the best showing for Borderlands and hopefully this isn’t the direction that the overall series is going in because if it is, then I see a really sad end for a great game series.

Now for next week, well start on a new series all together. This is the series that I’ve played more times than I can actually remember. Even after having the platinum trophy, I still go back and play this game over and over again because it’s one of my favorites. I’ve completely finished this game and now have it at 100% on my trophy card so we’ll start next week with the first DLC for Mass Effect 2 which was Zaeed: The Price of Revenge.


Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Super Secret Stash

On every Borderlands trophy list there are always those trophies for completing certain missions. Some of them are pretty obvious to get and complete while others are a little more difficult or require some extra work. While this week’s trophy isn’t all that difficult to get, you can also get some pretty cool loot for completing it, but it can get a little confusing on where the items you’re looking for are on the map.

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Opened Zarpedon’s Chest – Bronze
TIP: After completing the mission “Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion”, another mission, “The Secret Chamber”, will pop up in the next room over. Go ahead and collect the mission and start it since you’re already in that area and that’s the best time to start it. For this missions, it’s up to you to access Zarpedon’s secret room and find her secret stash but in order to do that Pickle has to get the security door open which means you have to go and collect echo’s. Pick up all three and you’ll be able to access the room. In the meantime you’ll have to find the echo’s that are scattered all over the map with really no indication of where they really are. Check out the video below to see how to get each echo and get the trophy afterwards.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.


Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Executioner

This is one of those common trophies that comes with every Borderlands trophy list. You get it for playing as a certain character and using their skill a certain way or a certain amount of times. While I don’t mind with the other Borderlands games, for some reason I really do when it comes to the Pre-Sequel. It’s probably because I absolutely love playing as Athena, but I did want this trophy and I’m sure you do to so let’s see how to get it.

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Killed 10 enemies in a single activation of Showdown – Bronze
TIP: To get this trophy you have to play as Nisha. She’s not the best character in the game, everyone knows the best is Athena, but she’s pretty decent. In order to get the 10 enemies in a single activation of Showdown you have to level Nisha up in a particular way meaning you’ll have to be at least level 12 or higher in order to get the trophy. You’ll want to spend your skill points in this way:

• 1 point – Showdown
• 4 points – Saddle Up
• 5 points – Ruthless

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Once you have Nisha leveled up like that make sure you have a level specific weapon. I usually go with an SMG, Pistol, or Assault Rifle. It doesn’t matter what you choose as long as the weapon is one of those quick firing ones. You don’t want to have to be mashing the fire button when you could just hold it down since this trophy is all about speed. Once you’re leveled up and have a good weapon head to Serenity’s Waste. Why Serenity’s Waste? Because there are a bunch of Kraggons everywhere and they’re all low leveled. Get a mixed group of big ones and little ones all together in one area and activate Showdown. Make sure that when you start shooting that you hold down the zoom in button so that it automatically targets your next shot for you. Kill 10 enemies and you’ll have your trophy.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.


This Week in Trophies 07-12-2015 – 07-18-2015

I was just totally disgraced by last week’s showing of only 3 trophies and I knew this week that I had to redeem myself. I just had to and there was no question that I was going to do it. By the end of the week, I not only redeemed myself but I completely smashed my own expectations on how many trophies I could get this week. Take a look at what I got.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 81%

I’m so close to the platinum trophy for this game that if I stopped now it would be an absolute crime. I finally reached level 50 this week which seemed a lot harder this time around then in Borderlands 2 as well as I started three new characters. I finished with every characters skill trophy except for Claptrap which I’m still working on. I also completely finished all of the trophies for The Holodome.

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Rocket League – 62%

After reaching level 50 in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I wanted to try something new before starting a new playthrough. After looking through my list, I decided on this month’s free PS+ game. I’m happy to report that I am only 8 trophies away from the platinum after only 3 days of playing since I started on Thursday. The last 8 trophies really just require me to continue to play the game so we’ll see how it goes this upcoming week.

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And that was it for this week. This was probably one of the best trophy weeks that I had in a while and that makes me happy. Now for this week, I’m going to continue on with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Will I get the platinum by the end of the week? I’m not really sure since I still have a lot to do, but I’m not giving up. I’ve spent so much time on this game and I want that platinum. I’m in the same boat with Rocket League as well, but I think as long as I continue to play a couple of games a day the platinum trophy will come naturally. While I work on these two games, I’m going to go back and try to finish up Sparkle 2 on my PS3 which has been neglected, I’ll also be starting Fallout 3 this week, and I’ll be playing Episode 5 of Game of Thrones when it comes out on Tuesday. Another busy week, and I’ll let you know how it all turned out next week.


This Week in Trophies 07-05-2015 – 07-11-2015

This has to be the worst week of trophy hunting that I’ve ever had. I’m not even exaggerating because this week I got a total of…wait for it….3 whole trophies. 3! I can’t even believe it. I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought I got more but then I took a look and was like what the hell. Anyway, here are my three trophies for the week.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 58%

The trophies for this game are coming along really really slowly now. I’m currently at level 46 and am working my way through the story again in order to reach 50. I thought I could do it this week, but that whole day I spent devoted to playing Mass Effect 3 multiplayer probably didn’t really help all that much. I’m going to continue to work on this game this week which will probably be my main focus.

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Smash the System

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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And that’s it, but there’s nothing like a really crappy week of getting trophies that motivates me to do better next week. Now for this week I’m going to continue to play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Probably play a little less Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and try to finish up a couple of small games here and there.


Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Who Needs Air?

Another Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trophy coming at you this week. This is one of those trophies where you basically just have to sit around and do nothing but press a button every so often and the trophy basically earns itself. You’ll need to do some work though before getting the trophy but it shouldn’t be a problem.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Who Needs Air?
Suffocated for 5 continuous minutes without dying – Bronze
TIP: For this trophy I found it best to use Athena, but then again I always think it’s best to use Athena for this game. You’ll want to power her up to at least level 25 and make sure that your skill points go in the Phalanx skill tree. Doing this will allow for Aspis to regenerate health every time Athena pulls up the shield.

Once you have Athena powered up correctly, fast travel to Serenity’s Waste and get rid of your oxygen mask. Don’t throw it away, just unequip it and step outside. Once you do that Athena will start to suffocate and in order for this to work make sure she doesn’t lose more then 250 health points before pulling up Aspis. Let Aspis do it’s thing and let Athena hold onto it for the full cycle. Once she lets it go wait for it to recharge before pulling it back up again. Do this for five minutes until the trophy pops. Check out the video below to see how I did it.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.