Birthdays The Beginning Trophy Guide – All Achievements

Last updated on June 23rd, 2017 at 09:46 am

Having noticed that seemingly no one else has actually gotten the platinum for Birthdays The Beginning, I thought I’d be sure to get the info out there. I’ll include some extra info and tips as well, but feel free to use the comments if you have a question or info to share for now.

Is the Birthdays The Beginning’s Platinum Even Possible?

Update: 2017-06-23: Possibly not. The update notes claim Riding the Waves of Time to have been reduced to 3 billion cube years, but it is not. For now the platinum should be considered effectively impossible. It’s possible the unlock either doesn’t work or it may still be 100 billion cube years (requiring whole months of leaving your PS4 on at all times)

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Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Striped Marlin Guide

Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 08:05 am

More than any other fish the Striped Marlin in Tap Tap Fish: Abyssrium has driven fans (and by extension, me) insane. So I decided hey, just make a single, extremely direct post to gather all the information into one place. If you’re looking for info on Hidden Fish in general, or any other game info, see my complete AbyssRium Guide.

The biggest thing to remember about the Striped Marlin is that it is simply extremely rare and has a very long time between possible chances. There really aren’t many relevant tricks and there’s no secret to it. This page mostly serves to debunk various myths and reassure the correct method, but I have every single bit of relevant info I’ve found no matter how small.

Scouring dozens of comments and posts, this is what I’ve come up with. If you have a tip to share or a rumor to debunk please feel free to comment below, email me, or contact me however you feel most comfortable.

Striped Marlin photo from TapTap Fish AbyssRium
The elusive beasts in all their majesty

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Updates

2017-07-10: Added info that the Marlins can occasionally spawn entirely out of sight, so looking up with the Camera can help.

2-17-06-20: Added possible info about Star Horn Coral being required, which is neither confirmed nor proven false.

2017-06-02: App update was just released stating the Striped Marlin earning rate was increased! Also, even before the update people seem to have been getting them much more often. Hopefully their rarity is reduced. It’s now unknown if the prior “guide” AbyssRium posted is the new actual unlock condition or still false.

2017-06-01: AbyssRium posted a “Guide” on facebook for getting the Marlin. The information contained within is 100% false.

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Potion Maker Game Guide

Last updated on August 16th, 2017 at 10:51 am

Potion Maker is a hard game to describe, something like a very simple Item Shop management game mixed with a Clicker game but without the Idle aspect. Potion Maker is available for iOS and Android. Here you’ll find info on how to make the most of what Potion Maker gives you, unlock the unlockables, and perform the best you can in the time-limited Events.

Feel free to comment if you have a question or any information to share!

Updates

 

Potion Maker Events

Potion Maker has Events that happen about twice a month and have special Requests, as well as unique conditions to earn up to two special outfits for one of the characters.

Generally events cycle so there’s one event for Pio outfits then one for Tia outfits. The Event Requests can be completed with either character and should be considered a very high priority as they unlock extremely good rewards, such as tons of Likeability and event-exclusive fairies. Try to take on every request you possibly can.

Make sure you’re doing the requests right; when an NPC shows up with a Quest, you need to tap their icon then go to Request.

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Gnog Trophy Guide

GNOG is a game best played purely for fun the first time, so I strongly recommend beating the game before you read another word! And play it in PSVR if you can! That said, this guide has all info you need to finish up the trophies after you’re done.

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Birdstopia – Idle Bird Clicker Guide

Last updated on June 6th, 2017 at 05:56 pm

Birdstopia – Idle Bird Clicker, as they call it, is a clone of TapTap Fish/AbyssRium (to a rather severe extent). It’s a mobile clicking game focused on ornithology (that’s the study of birds, or the technical term; birbs) with a nice flat design style. It’s out now for iOS and Android.

Since I did a guide for AbyssRium and this game copied about 70% of it’s gameplay directly from Abyssrium I thought I’d make a guide for it in case AbyssRium fans take a liking to it.

As a mini review it certainly won’t blow you away as it’s clone-status is pretty visible, but it’s a nice change of pace if your idle game of choice has slowed down and you want that feeling of a fresh game with reasonable progress again. The bird theme is certainly a plus.

Work in Progress

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Series Release Date Calendar

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 01:52 pm

Have you ever hoped someone composed a nice table of all Hyperdimension Neptunia games and their release dates across all platforms and regions? I certainly hope so, because you’ve found exactly that and will have to deal with it either way.

Note: The United States (US) and Japanese (JP) release dates will be used as generic “Western” and “Eastern” dates respectively, their exact release in all sub-regions like Asia, EU, AU may vary by a few days. PC releases are listed as World Wide (WW) even though technically they have different (or no) release date in Japanese, oddly enough.

This guide is for release dates only, try this post if you want help understanding the Neptunia Timeline/Canon, and if you want help understanding what kind of game each is/which you should buy for what reason, I have a guide for that coming up soon.

Main Title Release Dates

The Platform column links to where to buy that game for that platform.

Title Platform Release Date
Hyperdimension Neptunia PS3 JP: 2010-08-19
US: 2011-02-15
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 PS3 JP: 2011-08-18
US: 2012-02-28
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory PS3 JP: 2012-08-30
US: 2013-03-21
MegaDimension Neptunia VII PS4 JP: 2015-04-23
US: 2016-02-02
PC WW: 2016-07-05
Cyberdimension Neptunia:
Four Goddesses Online
PS4 JP: 2017-02-09
US: Winter 2017
PC WW: Winter 2017

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Brave Dungeon Guide

Last updated on July 29th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Brave Dungeon is finally out in the US for 3DS and Nintendo Switch, this is the RPG spin off of the Legend of Dark Witch series! Here I’ll compile useful information much like my Dark Witch 2 Guide.

As always leave a comment or otherwise contact me if you have a comment, question, or correction!

Updates

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One Shot Solstice Chapter/New True Ending Guide

Last updated on April 16th, 2017 at 09:06 am

As of March 26th 2017, OneShot was updated with a new bonus chapter! It’s generally called the “solstice” update. Here’s the info you need to start exploring it.

You’ll have to beat the game normally at least once to get this ending (don’t worry, it doesn’t matter how the game ends, but you do have to get an ending).

I don’t have a guide for the first playthrough, but I have a full playthrough on Youtube including both endings, a third playthrough, and Solstice.

I’ll keep spoilers to an absolute minimum and will tag them as so, but I’ll assume you’ve beaten the game at least once to be attempting this.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Trophy Guide

Last updated on April 4th, 2017 at 04:44 pm

This was going to be a more complete guide for Horizon Zero Dawn, but for now I stopped with Trophies. I was planning on adding animal locations and robot strategies soon, though I haven’t decided on making separate small guides or a single large one with all the info shoved in one. If there’s specific information you’d like to see added (or if you have anything to contribute), feel free to leave a comment or contact me.

Important to note: nothing trophy-wise is missable whatsoever in Horizon Zero Dawn; it’s one of my favorite design decisions in the game. Horizion is a very low-stress game.

You can complete the game any way you like then go back and get all trophies, no matter how you happen to play. There are a few choices that do matter story-wise and a couple missable quests with Nil, but none of them count toward trophies.

If you want to avoid spoilers, you can just totally ignore this section and come back after beating the game or when you’re stuck.

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Four Goddess Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune Import Guide

Last updated on May 8th, 2017 at 01:11 pm

This is a guide for English importers of the Japanese release of Four Goddess Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series.

This guide’s a major work in progress as I’m still playing myself. If you have any questions or info to contribute, please leave a comment, send an email or whatever. While I’m working on it, you can use this Japanese Wiki to help as well.

Updates

Guide Updates
Game Updates

The game was updated around 2017-3-14. Thanks to AzureValkyrie again for translating these!

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