Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – What is the best way to get the Changing Lanes trophy in Far Cry 4?

Submitted by Anonymous What is the best way to get the Changing Lanes trophy in Far Cry 4?

Well of course, the best way to get this trophy is to follow my Weekly Trophy Tip – Far Cry 4 Changing Lanes, but in all seriousness, the best way to get this trophy is to play with someone that you know who knows that you’re going for this trophy. If you just play with some random person, if there are still people randomly playing this game, then you can forget about getting this trophy. If you don’t have someone on your friends list who has this game then as always, I suggest going on and setting up a gaming session. I’ve met a bunch of really cool people on that site that are always willing to help and you can always make a new friend that way. I would personally offer to help, but I got rid of that game when I finished it.

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Far Cry 4 – Changing Lanes

While none of the trophies in Far Cry 4 are terribly hard to get, this one might stand in the way of you getting the platinum for this game. While the trophy isn’t hard at all, it just requires you to have a competent partner and you both have to have the same objective. So, let’s get you this trophy.

Far Cry 4 – Changing Lanes
Perform a Vehicle Takedown from the passenger seat of a vehicle (Campaign Co-Op Only) – Silver
TIP: For this trophy I’m going to recommend completing the whole game and getting the rest of the trophies first. This is mostly because there is another trophy which requires you to fully power up and one of your power ups is the Vehicle Takedown, so once you have all the other trophies you’ll be good to go to get this one.

I will say this though, you will not find some random person to help you with this trophy and believe me I tried. You’re better off finding help from a fellow trophy hunter which is why if you don’t have someone to help you with this trophy I suggest setting up a gaming session on I seriously got this trophy the same day I set up the session, so you will find someone to help you out and it will probably be the same day you set up the session.

Once you have your gaming partner, let them drive around with you in the passenger seat of any car that allows two people. Instead of just driving around the same area’s over and over again, try to find a Pagan’s Wrath convoy on the map. Once you do set your waypoint to it and have your partner drive to the way point. On the drive to the convoy it is more then likely that you’ll run into some of Pagan’s men just driving around so you can either use them in order to get the trophy or wait until you reach the convoy.

When you have your target, make sure your partner is driving right on top of your target while you mash the R3 button. Vehicle Takedown is rather tricky and sometimes it just doesn’t pop up when it should which is why I suggest going for the button mashing. Once you perform the takedown, your trophy should pop.

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.


Far Cry 4 Review (PS4)

To tell you the truth, the only reason I decided to play this game was because I just could not get into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt no matter how hard I tried, and believe me I tried. So, I decided to play this game which has been sitting on the shelf since release. This is what happened to the games that came out the same day as Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I finally got a chance to play it and here’s what I thought.

In Far Cry 4 you play American Ajay Ghale in a foreign land. Sound familiar? I’m starting to think that this is what the whole Far Cry franchise is about, but anyway, Ajay’s main goal is to scatter his mothers ashes with Lakshama. What is Lakshama though? Only one man knows and he’s the ruler of Kyrat. Good news right? Not really, bad news is he’s also the bad guy. Like any king, Pagan is a tyrant causing many woes throughout Kyrat as well as some opposition from The Golden Path. Catchy name right? Turns our Ajay’s father was the leader of The Golden Path, that is until he was murdered. The two new leaders of The Golden Path, Sabal and Amita, will need your help to take down Pagan once and for all and make Kyrat into something else. It’s up to you who you help lead The Golden Path to victory. There will be some twists and turns along the way along with a surprise ending that even I didn’t see coming.

This game, story wise and everything else wise, is very similar to Far Cry 3. There are main quests, side quests, twists, turns, and a lot of freaky stuff. While it was fun to experience in Far Cry 3, it just seems like Ubisoft was milking it in this game. Sure the story was different, but was it really? An American comes to a foreign not really heard of land and then makes some major changes throughout the land and along the way becomes a murdering lunatic. Although the scenery is different, I did enjoy the new forms of wildlife along with the introduction of new characters that were a little cliché, what I enjoyed the most was the introduction of Pagan. Pagan was by far the shining star in this newest edition of the Far Cry franchise. Is he the bad guy? It depends how you look at it. He’s one of those villain types that I love in games. He was started off trying to do the right thing but then got twisted along the way into doing some really shitty things and becoming corrupt just like everyone else who gets into power. There are a ton of things to do, but around the 20 hour mark I started to get bored and just wanted the game to end. It also seems like Ubisoft has a serious problem with the whole story telling aspect of games. It’s like they really don’t know when to end a story and think that they need to make the story longer. Child of Light although good, also had this problem. Sometimes a story just needs to end and not be dragged on for hours upon hours.

Although I’m not a huge fan of FPS games, I usually prefer third person games, I have to say that Ubisoft does a really good job making FPS games. Gunplay was pretty damn accurate and the mechanics of the game are simple and easy to work with and learn quickly. I liked the use of the PS4 controller touch pad in order to quickly change weapons and change from grenades to moltov’s to bait, and then to throwing knives. The swipe of a finger to quickly change weapons saved me a lot of times instead of bringing up the whole menu and switching like that. The only thing that bothered me about this game was the driving. Yes there was an auto drive so you really didn’t have to drive if you didn’t want to, all you had to do was set a way point, but the point is FPS driving is just weird and disorientating at times. It would have been nice if Far Cry took the Borderlands approach to driving and when you entered a vehicle you were thrown into third person mode just to drive.

The graphics for this game were top notch, I have to really give Ubisoft credit in that department. The graphics really do the PS4 justice and make it look like it should be on the PS4. The people looked real, the animals looked real, and the scenery was just gorgeous. I have no complaints what so ever in the graphics department and thought everything was spot on and how it should be on the PS4.

There are a total of 58 trophies for this game. 51 are for the main game while there are an extra 7 if you want to purchase the DLC for the game. Basically there are trophies for everything. Trophies for completing the story, trophies for collecting collectibles, trophies for doing random things, trophies for co-op play, and trophies for multiplayer. The trophies aren’t hard to get at all, but they do require some time and patience especially the co-op ones and the multiplayer ones. A big thank you to my co-op partner for helping me with my last co-op trophy so that I could get this platinum and be done for the game. I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but is a great site to set up gaming sessions so that you can get the trophies that you need to finish your game. Without setting up a game session I would still be trying to get that last trophy today. I mean seriously, within hours of setting up the session, I had my co-op partner and my platinum trophy. If you haven’t already joined, then what are you waiting for.

Now for the multiplayer. I didn’t think that a game, a game that was created when multiplayer is such a huge thing, could have such horrible horrible multiplayer. Not only are the servers bad and have disconnect after disconnect and problem after problem, but it’s just horrible. The games make no sense and really have nothing to do with the main game itself, and for a still pretty new game the amount of people playing is really really low. From what I seen, I’m not even sure it’s wise for the servers to stay open at this point. Morning, noon, and night it’s a struggle to get in a game with anyone. Not to mention that the same problems that plague the multiplayer also plague the co-op mode making this a lose lose situation especially since there are trophies for each different mode.

Overall I give this game a 3 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ Nice game setting that is new yet familiar.
+ Nice graphics that enhance gameplay.
+ Memorable villain and a nice twist at the end.

What’s Not So Great:
The majority of the story was copy and pasted from Far Cry 3.
After a certain point the story drags.
Horrible multiplayer and co-op that are both tacked on in order to sell more games. Neither enhance the story in any way.

This isn’t the best game that was released last year, but it’s not the worst either. I’ll also be skipping the DLC since at this point I’m just done with the game and ready to move on to something else. What this game is though is a solid game and a good game for someone who is in between games and needs a filler game. If you’re a Far Cry 3 fan, then I would say not to have your expectations to high and expect a lot of things from that game copied into Far Cry 4, but not really in a good way. While I wouldn’t spend $60 on this game, that was a mistake that I made that I won’t be making again, I would pick this game up either used or at a discounted price just for the experience.


Pet Peeve: Broken Multiplayer

While I’ve been known to play the occasional totally online game from time to time. I’ve played and enjoyed Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and have recently been addicted to The Elder Scrolls Online, not to mention that I’ve also sunk 300+ hours into the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, I mostly dislike multiplayer and at best just tolerate it. What makes me even more upset with multiplayer is not only when my platinum trophy requires me to make an effort and actually try the multiplayer, but also when the multiplayer just doesn’t work.

My most recent complaint comes from…drum roll please…Far Cry 4. This game came out just this past November and not only is the multiplayer already dead, it’s also broken. For a game that is still pretty new, I would have thought that more people would still actively be playing it but I was wrong. So very wrong. Then not to mention that in order to get the platinum for this game you actually have to play the multiplayer. That’s if you can find 5 other people to join you and if the servers are actually working right. A trophy that should have taken me 1-2 hours to complete took me well over 5 hours which is just insane. In my 5 hours I suffered from constant disconnects, game freezing, game stalling, along with all of the waiting in a room for other people to join. All of that just to play 3 different types of multiplayer, all which were bad, and all of that just to get a trophy.

Here’s the thing, I understand that companies who include multiplayer in their games do it in order to make more money and that’s fine. I mean, it’s not fine, but I’ve just come to accept it like I’ve come to accept the fact that when I pay $60 for a game, I’m not getting a full game and should be prepared to spend anywhere from an additional $30-$50 in DLC in order to actually complete the game. The only thing that I want though is for the multiplayer to actually work. How hard is that? If as a game developer, you are unable to create a stable multiplayer environment then just don’t include it in your game. It’s simple really. For me, Far Cry 4 is really just a single player experience, the tacked on multiplayer is an obvious money grab as is the co-op mode. The only reason why I even played was to obviously get the four trophies that are associated with co-op and multiplayer because if it weren’t for those trophies I would have skipped the co-op and multiplayer completely. There was no reason to play it. It didn’t add to the story in anyway and it didn’t affect the game in any way either.

While I really wish that these companies would stop tacking on multiplayer in order to get more money, I know that’s not going to happen. What I would like though, and I’m sure a lot of other people would appreciate this as well, is to have the multiplayer actually work. Don’t push me to play the multiplayer that is broken making me enjoy your game even less. I have no problem dabbling with each games multiplayer to test it out or to get some trophies, just make sure it works!


This Week in Trophies 6-07-2015 – 6-13-2015

Even though I got my 40th platinum trophy this week, it still feels like a pretty crappy week for trophies. All I really did was finish Far Cry 4 and start The Elder Scrolls Online for a total of…wait for it…wait for it…15 trophies. Not really a lot especially for a whole week. Anyway, here’s a break down of my trophies for the week.

Far Cry 4 – 84%

I finally finished this game this week and it was really no easy task. I spent hours upon hours trying to get my one last trophy and it felt like a complete waste of time which is why I hate multiplayer and co-op trophies. After finally starting a gaming session, I was able to get my last trophy that I needed and the platinum. Thank you to the really great player who helped me get my last trophy even though he already had the platinum.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – 2%

The day has finally arrived that I was able to play The Elder Scrolls Online! Not only did I have to download a 15.8GB patch on release day that took over 4 hours to actually download, but I also had to eliminate 3 games from my system to accommodate the 75GB minimum requirement to even play the game. Crazy right? Not as crazy as sitting in a queue most of the time waiting to log in. The 1 second wait time and your number 1 spot in the queue is a total lie as you’ll spend over 30 minutes just waiting to log in. Once you finally get a chance to log in, the game isn’t bad. It isn’t spectacular or the best game that I ever played, but it’s not bad. Skyrim this is not and it’s really not even close, but it’s a decent game. There are a bunch of things to do and at the moment I’m enjoying it.

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That was it for this pretty crappy trophy week, I’m going to continue to play The Elder Scrolls Online and hopefully this waiting time problem will clear up in the near future. I’ll also continue to play Sparkle 2 on the PS3 and hopefully get a couple of trophies from that game. I’ll also probably try to start a new game this week I’m just not sure what. I have my selection narrowed down between Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – The Pre-Sequel or The LEGO Movie Videogame. I might even consider going back and finishing up something that’s already on my gamer card.


This Week in Trophies 05-31-2015 – 06-06-2015

I’m not going to lie, this week was pretty damn awesome for me trophy wise. I added a bunch of trophies to my collection and I’m so close to reaching that 5,000th trophy mark. I’m really excited about my milestone trophy and while I could plan it so that it’s something great, I’m just going to let it happen naturally and see what pops up. Here’s what I got this week.

Far Cry 4 – 51%

As you can see, I’ve spent most of my free time this week playing this game. While it’s not the best game that I’ve ever played, it’s not the worst either. The game as a whole, even the story line, is really similar to everything in Far Cry 3. So the game for me is familiar but at the same time a little different. Still, I’m having a nice time playing it. I’m hoping to have the platinum before The Elder Scrolls Online comes out, but we’ll see how things go within the next couple of days. I’ll also be skipping the DLC on this one since it really doesn’t interest me.

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Sparkle 2 – 52%

I always play this game when I only have a little bit of time to play, but somehow it just sucks me in and I end up playing for hours when I could have been playing something else. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying playing this game again for the third time though. I completed all the standard trophies for this game that require you to do special things and play for 4 hours, so now I’m just working on playing on Hard and Nightmare before playing through the Challenges and Survival.

So that was my pretty awesome trophy week. As close as I am to my 5,000th trophy, I’m also close to another milestone which is my 40th platinum trophy. I guess that Far Cry 4 isn’t a bad milestone platinum, but with this one I kinda wish that I had planned it a little better. Maybe I’ll actually plan the 50th platinum trophy when I get to it.


This Week in Trophies 05-24-2015 – 05-30-2015

This turned out to be a pretty decent week trophy wise with the release of the latest Game of Thrones episode. Not to mention that the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Jaws of Hakkon was finally released on the PS4. I also started my Sparkle 2 playthrough on the PS3 and continued to play Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. I even started a new PS4 game after I kinda gave up on The Witcher 3 by the end of the week. Here’s how my week played out for me.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 57%

While I’m not even close to getting this platinum trophy, I haven’t really been playing this game to get the platinum trophy anyway. I just really enjoy playing and it’s a nice break from playing The Witcher 3 which unfortunately I’ve given up on at the moment. It’s nice to pick up random trophies for this game here and there.

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Game of Thrones – 62%

The release of a new episode was surprising, but not unwelcome. Although I would have rather had a new Tales from the Borderlands episode, this episode was decent enough and I’ll have my review posted here sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – 100%

The wait for the DLC for this game was long and I was eager to play this DLC as soon as I got it. It took me roughly 7 hours to play and even though I enjoyed it, I kind of regretted paying the $15 for it especially when I could have picked up some pretty sweet sales in the PS store this week for the same price.

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Sparkle 2 – 33%

I’m really enjoying playing this game again on the PS3 this time. Even though I’m enjoying it, I can see some noticeable differences between the three versions. I’m pretty dedicated to continuing to play through this game when I get some spare time here and there.

Far Cry 4 – 6%

So I started playing this game because not only have I had it from release day, but I’m also kinda done with The Witcher 3 for the moment. I plan to just put it on the shelf and continue it at another time to see if I can get into it better then I am at the moment. So far I’m really enjoying Far Cry 4. I can see where the game is very similar to Far Cry 3 and I’m not sure if Far Cry 2 or Far Cry classic is the same, but that doesn’t make it a bad game.

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That was it for this week. I would say that this week was pretty decent especially since the month is over. With The Witcher 3 being out of the picture at the moment I’ll probably spend my gaming time playing Far Cry 4 as well as Plants Vs. Zombies every now and again and finishing up Sparkle 2 sometime soon.