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Possible Reason Discovered For Lack Of Retroactive Trophies

Trophy support came along with the fancy new in-game XMB with firmware update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3, but many users were disappointed to learn that the Trophies weren't retroactive. Hence, even if the developers instituted Trophies for old games like Resistance: Fall of Man, you couldn't nail down any rewards unless you play through the game again. Of course, the big question is, why?

Well, we may have caught a glimmer of an answer. It can only be considered a rumor - nothing taken from a general gaming forum can be classified as "official" - but it seems a Naughty Dog team member has helped to shed some light on the issue of no retroactive Trophies over at the NeoGAF forums. First, he confirmed we'll be seeing Trophies for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune next month (yay!), and then, someone asked why a few games - like Burnout Paradise - actually did appear to boast retroactive rewards. Here was the response:

"Because it seems like with Burnout Paradise, your saved games are locked to your PSN account (instead of only your user account) so they can verify that you haven't used someone else's saved game for it. I'll have to check with the programmer, but I don't think Uncharted was locked that way since it was a SP game and therefore technically didn't need to talk with your PSN ID."

Hmm...almost seems like we're missing out on retroactive Trophies due to a technicality. Then again, this could be just bogus information and there's a far more intricate reason behind this subject. Either way, at least one of 2007's best games will be getting those Trophies, so if you haven't played Uncharted yet, August would be a good time to pick it up.

7/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:23:17 PM
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that makes sense,people can copy save files n get trophies they didnt work for. I think that's all there is to it.

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:29:08 PM
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Nice idea by Sony if this is true, and way to hit the nail by that one guy if he is right... Nice idea.

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Booshwa
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:45:28 PM
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So I got to beat Uncharted again? I already beat it twice!


Last edited by Booshwa on 7/17/2008 10:46:04 PM

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:53:39 PM
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Yeah, the whole saved game thing I heard mentioned/suggested on the PSU forums. As karneli said, it makes sense.

The only 2 games I've played through are DMC4 and MGS4. I heard DMC4 is not likely to have trophies... I assume MGS4 will though, and MGS4 will pose little difficulty to repeat the 3 passes I've already made.

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Qubex
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:41:26 PM

I haven't played any of these games yet, niether Drake's Fortune... so I guess I am in luck then...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Zapix
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:33:00 AM

Heh, I haven't played Drake's Fortune either, although after playing the demo again, I might add it to my list. Ratchet and Clank will be first though.

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Qubex
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 8:43:05 AM

I would have a tough time choosing... maybe if we wait a little longer they will come onto the market at a cheaper rate!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Daedusian
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:01:52 AM
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I don't mind playing through games like Uncharted again to get the trophies. It's definitely worth it to me. GTA4 however would not be. Altho the story is good and all in GTA4, I am constantly getting side-tracked, hence I still have yet to finish the game and I already put so many hrs into it. That is unless it wouldn't be story related. But you get my point lol.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:37:45 AM
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You are not allowed to be part of a site that gave Uncharted GoY (or co-GoY, whatever) and then say you DIDN'T play it.

No, no, no, no, NO! I hereby rule against such blasphemy! :)

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Tatsujin
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:51:59 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! What is GoY Agian? Sorry?

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Zapix
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:07:09 AM

Last time I bought something GAME OF THE YEAR, was Oblivion... and it was severely glitched... The demo I played was glitched at that... It didn't let me keep going to play all of the game :P

Besides Ben... based on my personal values, I've avoided this game, as my last ex claims to be blood related to Sir Francis Drake... And let me tell you, with the way she gets around, there's nothing 'uncharted' about her... Er, so yeah, back on the subject of your new rule...

...

*silence*

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:19:27 AM

game of the year man

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Minishmaru
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:36:17 PM

It was definitly a great game, I enjoyed it alot :)

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aaronisbla
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:46:31 AM
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Uncharted was damn great

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Gabriel013
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:53:28 AM
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I never bought Uncharted. I just played the demo.

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:18:59 AM
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game of the year man

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:36:30 AM
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Uncharted was great. Not GoTY great in my opinion but great none the less. But never ever say ill of oblivion. BEST RPG EVER. <First person to mention FF VII in response to this loses.

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Zapix
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 4:00:17 AM

I'd say Final Fantasy IV, VI, Tactics, or Xenogears long before I say FF VII. I love VII, I know what it did for RPGs and Square, but you just can't touch the classic of IV and VI, the innovation and mecha of Xenogears, and the hand of god cannot lay a finger on the story of Tactics... That had more plot twists than a drunken loopy rollercoaster.
but I won't say anything bad about Oblivion, I played it for like 70 hours before I ended up putting it down thanks to the GOTY Edition Glitch.

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robinhood2010
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 7:27:36 AM
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I love Oblivion, but thankfully I have the standard version. I think i have completed every possible quest, after 110 hours.

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Qubex
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 8:44:54 AM

That's huge man!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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pavlovic
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 9:15:30 AM
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In august I'll play through Uncharted for the third time and I'm gonna enjoy it.

It's so frickin' fun and beautiful... and we will get the trophies

Ben, the new rule... rules

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bamf
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:38:57 PM
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I've held back playing for the first time on some of my games due to trophies.

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