Originally Posted by Serpentor
Please elaborate how achievement/trophy "whores" make you sick?
If their talking about people like Hakoom and his various fanboys, than I totally understand. While I can understand being proud of your achievements, I think he takes it to extremes and the people that support him only cause more problems.
For instance, look at his youtube.
You can see various videos where he shows off what he did and a few where he uploads boss fights / endings / unboxings, but you don't see many guides. In fact if you search guide, it comes up with absolutely nothing.
Hakoom also has his own site, which has a pretty big following, but he doesn't really give much to the community.
Again you can see that these aren't actually guides (though they say roadmap), but simply "reviews" of the difficulty of the trophies. Even if you read one (in my case inFAMOUS 2 since I recall it vividly), he doesn't do anything past list a few facts and sums up the hardest task. Though some of his explanations are so vague (even if English is his second language) that they baffle the mind.
Quote from his Motorstorm Apoc review
The hardest trophies would be:
The Story related trophies are the hardest in the game specialy big dogs story missions.. overall i had problems with 2 races only… and the hardest race for me was the 1 at the docks… so big dog trophies would be the hardest i guess… but doable if you put some effort and not hard at all..
note: all difficulty and time figures are based on my skills and my opinion after playing the game
Really reviews the hardest trophy right?
Even this would be acceptable in my book if he was was constantly doing amazing games, but a good percentage of his platinums come from Sports, Childrens, Movie or really fast games. I am not saying I am better than him, but I don't think MIB, Ice Age, Toy Story or Ben 10 are exactly impressive platinums.
If these aren't enough problems already, he also platinums games for pay I guess. (http://hakoom.net/trophy-service/
) Not only does this look hypocritical for a man passing himself off as the "highest legit trophy collector" (since he cheats for others... and where does he find all this time?), but even the prices are absurd. Like a 15 or less hour platinum is $50 dollars, though plenty of games can be platinumed in less time. Worse yet, I've heard a number of people claim that Hakoom can't be reported as a cheater on PSNProfiles (anyone else can be though), which is annoying that his skills are "unquestionably more legit" than anyone else on the whole PSN.
Needless to say... Hakoom and his followers make me sick.