Make Your Own Trophies! Part Six

RPGs! Everyone loves RPGS! Do you love RPGS? I do! She does! He does! Hell, I bet your dog does! RPGs are big, meaty games, more oftentimes than not, and they provide nearly hundreds of hours of adventuring through a carefully crafted world. They have ties to both the original era of gaming and where the future of the industry is headed. Hardcore gamers love leasing their free time away to the latest big RPG, but casual fans are also just as likely to dip their toes into the genre.

But, in terms of trophies, the list of your typical RPG can be hit or miss. Almost all RPGs now are single player focused, which means you can chip away at the trophy list for a longer period of time, without fear the servers will shut down forever. Below are some cool trophies for some of the biggest RPGs ever, trophies that are both satisfying and realistically attainable.

Bronze: A magician never tells his secrets- Persona 3
How do you get it?: Fulfill the magician social link before your first playthrough concludes

The social link for the Magician arcana is one of the first social links you’ll encounter, and it is also one of the easiest to complete. As you help your lovestruck high school classmate get together with your teacher (yes, that’s the actual basis for the side story), you’ll have a chance to learn how the social link system works. It’s easy to understand as well, but players will quickly learn the importance of the progression system.

See, you’ll advance the social link system if you always equip a persona of the Magician arcana whenever you go meet with your lovesick classmate. This will earn you extra unseen experience points within the confines of the social link system. However, you’ll most likely already have a magician always equipped, since you can grab a bunch of them early on that are rather powerful. It’s all connected.

Silver: Eat More Chicken- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
How do you get it?: Kill 100 chickens.

If you’ve been around the internet since 2011, you’ve probably come across a video or a stream of someone playing Skyrim. With an abundance of chickens and the power of foos-ro-dah, many Dragonborns have taken pride and joy in launching poultry after poultry into the distance. It’s oddly fun, until the douchebag guards try to take you in for “ruining someone’s property.”

I bet you’ve done this, and I’ve bet you reading this have also gotten away from the guards. Yes, you with hundreds of hours wandering across the well-crafted hills of the last generation of Skyrim. Well I’m tasking you, dear reader, to go out there and kill 100 chickens. Why? Because someone told you that you can’t!

Gold: Two for a King- Chrono Trigger
How do you get it?: Finish new game plus.

Chrono Trigger is one of the most celebrated JRPGs of all time. With an engaging story, active battle system, and great art style that holds up in the eyes of many, Chrono Trigger is about as good as it gets. I could come up with trophy after trophy for this game, but I think this is one of the most important gold trophies that will probably never exist.

Why? Well, Chrono Trigger was one of the first games to incorporate a proper New Game Plus. It’s exciting to jump right back into the 25 hour story, but with the same gear and a higher difficulty. Many games have since, including a previous entry on this list Persona 3, have also incorporated their own versions of New Game Plus. But what makes Chrono Trigger’s so special is that it’s one of the first, that spurned a momentous change in the industry that will be around for good.

What do you think? Do you think RPGs can use more trophies? Let us know below!

Liam Crossey enjoys Twitter  for its many things to retweet, and is nearly always stressed about the U.S Men’s National Soccer Team.  

  • Jon – TGB

    I could definitely kill 100 chickens! #PolloMurderer