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NieR introduces controversial new PS4 feature - the ability to buy Trophies

Nier: Automata trophies can apparently be bought. This is the first time in a PS4 game that the feature has been included.

 

Square Enix’s upcoming action-role-playing game, NieR: Automata, appears to be introducing a brand new feature that allows users to buy Trophies.

Trophies are usually earned by completing certain objectives in games and there’s a huge community of competitive folk that love to get their hands on that elusive Platinum Trophy, which you get for completing all Trophy objectives in each game.

This is the first time in any PlayStation game that a developer has added the option to buy Trophies. According to Reddit user youkatei, who is currently playing the Japanese version of the game, you can only buy Trophies on your third playthrough, and it’s only with in-game money, not real money.

We kind of like the idea, though you may want to unlock this particular Trophy yourself. The amount of times we’ve grinded our way through a game just to get a Platinum, and frankly wasted our time repeating tasks over and over again, is shocking. The ability to just buy some Trophies to complete the collection is certainly appealing, though now that Square has set the ball rolling with this idea, how long will it be before we can buy Trophies with real cash?

Nier Automata launches on PS4 on March 7 in North America and March 10 in Europe.

Note: The ability to buy Trophies has not officially been confirmed by Square Enix.

http://www.psu.com/news/32296/buy-nier-automata-trophies-



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Sweet I hope more companies do this so trophies are worthless as epenis and should be about completionist. (I chase trophies, but god is it worthless.)



 

Reminds me of Magna Carta 2. Had Achievements (X360) they could only be gained by watching dlc cutscenes. Not gameplay. CUTSCENES. And these cutscenes consisted of two characters talking back and forth.

Yeah, I bought them all. Not one of my finest moments.



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I'm fine with that.
a) It is only in game money. Not real money.
b) It requires you be on the third play through. That seems dedicated.
c) They are trophies who cares. They aren't used for anything, and it won't tilt any competitions.

Actually c) would be good enough. Even if I could instantly buy them with RL money I wouldn't care.

Infact I think I am infavor of it. There are some trophies that are very very annoying to get. Like the FF13 one where you have to upgrade every weapon. Which requires grinding hard monsters (that require your special attack) to get an item that is something like less than one percent to drop.



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Doesn't sound like a bad idea.

I would be all over this with Marvel vs Capcom 3 as I only have one trophy left but grinding all those combos is just too much of a hassle.



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I'm not a big fan of the idea. Sure there's some benefits to it, but the fact that I could just buy it instead of earning it defeats the purpose. There could be some really difficult trophies out there to earn, but now you can just buy it. How will someone differentiate the between who bought and who earned?! Doesn't matter anyway. I'll just earn it.



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It requires 3 playthoughs... It seems reasonable. It's a slippery slope though.



Rafie said:
I'm not a big fan of the idea. Sure there's some benefits to it, but the fact that I could just buy it instead of earning it defeats the purpose. There could be some really difficult trophies out there to earn, but now you can just buy it. How will someone differentiate the between who bought and who earned?! Doesn't matter anyway. I'll just earn it.

The PS4 screenshots when you unlock the trophy, so it would be remembered.



Well that's not a good idea IMO, even if you dont like to trophy-hunt, a lot of people do, and that just takes away all the merit in that.



It sounds fine to me, I'm sure someone else will take the idea and use it in a way that's absolutely not fine though.