27 December 2014

Playstation TV Review

Playstation TV standing

Also known as PSVita TV Review

The Playstation TV is the way to play your favorite PSVita and Playstation classic's on the tv.
Or use it as an add-on device for the PS4 to continue playing in different room if you're banished from the other one.

While this sound great, sadly the PSTV is not perfect.
There are enough games that have yet to get PSTV support.
And if you're new to the PSVita environment don't expect to play Gravity Rush or Tearaway on the PSTV.
The PSTV only support games for the PSVita that don't use or barely use the touch options of the PSVita.

There are allot of things that the PSTV could support but isn't getting for now.
One of those options is to play WipEout 2048 on the PSTV.
While I understand that WipEout 2048 has motion controls.
They don't need be there to play WipEout 2048 on the PSTV.
Games like Olli Olli don't even have proper menu controls and require the use of the R3 of the Dualshock 3 and 4 or the use of the Dualshock 4 touch pad to be played.
So please Playstation make WipEout 2048 available to the PSTV because it would look awesome on the tv.
Also allot of video service are not yet supported on the PSTV.
And it makes no sense why there not compatible.

But enough about the games and apps that don't work on the PSTV.
Let talk about the stuff that the PSTV is supporting and if it is is worth your money.

TV and playstation tv
The PSTV is available for only €99.
Which is nice price except next to this price you still have to get a few other things like a controller (€50) and a memory card (8gb = €20). 
Which makes your total around 169 euros.
This still a nice price but still expensive for a micro console.

The PSTV work great as an add-on for the PS4 as long it is on the same network.
I noticed no lag when playing via remote play when I was on my home network with both device.
There is some quality loss if any of the 2 device is connected via Wi-Fi.
So my advice is to connect both to LAN for the best experience.

photo of the pstv and a screen from my remote play on the ps4
Me trying out the PSTV on a PC screen
As a standalone device the PSTV has some issues.
The UI is just not build for the tv.
And I hope in the future the PSTV will get a similar UI as the PS4.
While it controls okay it just felt more work getting through my PSTV compared my PSVita.

There is no separate login for the PSTV and the PSVita.
When I login on one the other one logs out.
And all because the PSTV is recognized as a PSVita by the PSN and not as a different device.

Spelunky battle mode
so much fun
and now on a small box named the PSTV
Many PSVita games on the PSTV look not that good or even bad on the tv.
And should have been given a HD upgrade for there PSTV version.
But some titles really standout for doing it completely right and are a good reason to have just for the PSTV.
Titles like Spelunky and Guacamele work just like there PS3 versions and can even be played with more than just one person given the PSTV a couch multiplayer experience.
(Guacamele only recently joined the option to play the game with more than one person for the PSTV, read more about it here)
Persona 4 Golden and Killzone Mercenary stand out for just looking good on the tv.
And I have to admit watching the opening of Persona 4 Golden on a tv is so much better than on the PSVita.
And I freaking love to watch it on my PSVita.

Playstation classics were made for the tv.
So having a new way to put them there feels only logical.
I never had a issue with PSP and Playstation classics looking pixel like on there original console.
So why should I bother now with it.
Playstation classics like Crash Bandicoot or MediEvil look great on the PSTV.

Setting up the PSTV is really easy.
And I also found it really easy to take it with me so I can play games with a friend on the PSTV at there house.
Sadly there not much support for couch multiplayer games on the PSTV for now.
So the PSTV is forced to act as an ad-hoc multiplayer console.
I have played many games via my PSVita and PSTV using the same account for ad-hoc.
This works just like as two PSVita's or PSP would.

So putting everything together the PSTV is a good option to have but it just lacks the support to many good PSVita titles that could work on the PSTV.
I found the PSTV a good excuse to have as second console for at my parents home.
And the price was not to expensive.
Sadly the support for the PSTV by Playstation is just a instruction page and a big list that shows what games are supported in your region for the PSTV.
It would be nice if Playstation made a separate category in the PSN for the PSTV supported games.
And a sub category for games that support couch multiplayer for the PSTV.

The PSTV just needs time and love.
Because this console is a great alternative.

20 December 2014

Pix the Cat Review

The return of games that feel and play like arcade games but are fresh and new at the same time made me a happy gamer.

One title that also fit this bill is Pix the Cat.
Pix the Cat is a mixture of pacman and snake.

Screenshot of Pix the Cat
easy perfect 
The gameplay is pretty straight forward and repetitive but nonetheless this works and is fun.
The main game is a arcade version that has 3 modes that act as difficulty levels of the arcade mode.
The gameplay revolves on getting a better high score by collecting ducks and getting deeper in to the stage.
The first mode (beginner) and is unlocked from the start.
The other modes need to be unlocked via a certain goal that mostly involves getting a better high score.

Beside arcade there is a puzzle mode (labs) which involves solving puzzles in the Pix the Cat style.
There is also a mode which I sadly haven't unlocked yet that involves speed run mode (nostalgia) which requires to complete a stage with a time frame.
And all in a classical style.

Pix the Cat Battle Mode
There is one more mode that should also be on the Vita version of Pix the Cat.
And thats Battle mode.
Battle mode is great and sooo addicting to play.
I have played it with sadly only one other player and felt that it needed more chaos.
That moment when you're about to crush an opponent with a dash so sativing that it never gets old.

The game moves well on the PS4 and PSVita.
With no delay on the PSVita version.
Sadly the PSVita Tv version Has more delay than the PS4.
So much even that it is noticeable and makes playing it on the PSVita Tv less enjoyable.
Even makes it irritating because this game requires absolute precision for a good score.

The game sadly also has no cross-save option.
I had to complete the lab levels twice to get myself a nice shiny silver trophy.
While I had no problem doing it all again a second time I would like to have this option.

Pix the Cat is great at its core but lack certain features and battle mode on the PSVita.
Nonetheless this game is fun and truly a game to play as a break from any other game.

I would advise anyone to pick this game up and give it a try.

30 November 2014

Monthly Look Back (November,2014)

This is the last Monthly Look Back of this year.
In in the last weeks of december I won't have any time to write since I am busy with family and the holidays.

I will publish my review of Pix the Cat as I promised in the last Monthly look back.
So look forward seeing it here soon.

Next to that I will do one other blog article this year.
I have had the PS Tv (PSVita Tv) for around 2 weeks now and I would like to share my opinion on this new console.

As always enjoy the list and until next time.

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 54%
For those that know me, I am Killzone fan at heart.
So its only natural for me that I come back for more Killzone.
In this month I watch my brother complete the story.
Which I found less entertaining than my previous playthroughs.
And I must admit that find this story of all the killzone games the weakest.

I have also played some more multiplayer to simply enjoy the fine experience of the fight.
I have been grinding on the Sniper class to get a trophy related to this class.
Also for those that have not yet seen the news about the new patch.
Killzone Shadow Fall is getting a currency system similar to Killzone mercenaries in the multiplayer.
There is a video on Twitch but as may know that video will be gone soon.
So watch it here before it's gone. http://www.twitch.tv/killzoneofficial/b/592642253

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) 100% 54%
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax came out here in the EU way faster than the previous Persona 4 Arena.
And I am happy they did.
The game it self is a huge improvement on the previous one.
The story is more linear and the combat system still feels like a natural thing.
Even with the changes they made.
I can't say this enough but the Persona 4 Arena combat system is so easy to learn and to enjoy even for a noob like me.

Luftrausers (PSVita) 14%
I can't say much about Luftrausers except that it is a enjoyable game.
Its pretty straight forward shoot, die en retry.

I played Luftrausers on the PS Tv and have yet to try it on the Vita.
I can say for sure that this game looks and plays great on the PS Tv.

Metrico (PSVita) 0% 0%

Metal Gear Solid 2 (PSVita) 25% 14%

Proteus (PS4, PS3) 0% 0%

Spelunky (PS4, PSVita, PS3) 9%
I bet many have said it before me but I am going to say it.
Spelunky is awesome.

I have been playing this allot vs other players.
But exploring the world with a friend is also really nice.

Also a pro tip for those that have a PS Tv.
You can play this game with 4 people on one PS Tv.

Worms Revolution Extreme (PSVita) 1% 2%
While I love Worms this game looks soooooo pixelated.
It's okay on the PSVita but on the PS Tv it looks really bad.
And thats to bad because I felt that this game would be totally at home on the PS Tv.

Besides the class system I find this game not that different.
But it is still enjoyable.

Pix The Cat (PS4) 23%

KNACK (PSVita) 55% 21%

OlliOlli (PSVita) 10% 0%

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) 100% 68%
Back to the world of Ni no Kuni to defeat the ultimate boss.
And score a nice gold trophy.

While I am slowly grinding to the top to defeat the coliseum I felt tough enough to take him down.

I am disappointed that I have still not achieved Little Battler Experience and Glim Reaper.
There is no way to track how far I am.


The Unfinished Swan (PSVita) 100% 100%
Why is The Unfinished Swan 2 times on this list you ask.

Because I felt the need to play this game again.
And when I was done I was still in the mood for more.
So I just did everything again on the PSVita.

If you haven't played this seriously go play it.
It's fun experience.

Also check out this nice documentary here -> http://www.twitch.tv/playstation/c/5387943

Everybody's Golf
 (PSVita) 20% 5%

The Unfinished Swan (PS4) 100% 100%

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy/achievements (android games are in  X / X view).

01 November 2014

Monthly Look Back (October,2014)

This month was fun.
I haven't played that much, but I did get allot of games out of the way.
First setting my Sound Shapes procentig back to 100% and second getting all trophies for Sportfriends.
Which I would love to play with a few friend any time soon.

Also thx to PS+ subscription I was introduced to game called Pix The Cat.
Which I spend way too much time getting a good high score on (not that good at it).
But I did enjoy the game on every moment I played it :P .

Pix The Cat (PS4) 23%
What happens when you mix Pacman and Snake in a blender.
You get Pix The Cat.
This high score based game is great to use as pitstop when you need to take a break from the game you're playing.
I found myself laughing from anger because I failed again and crashed, which F#@ up my high score.
None the less I come back for more and more :D .

While I find the ps4 version great and its the version with a multiplayer option.
I preferred the PSVita version over this one.
The only thing I found lacking on this game is a Cross-save function.

There is 2 other  modes also available to both version.
1 is a puzzle based version of the game and the other is a time based challenge mode.
The second one I still need to unlock.

I am probably sharing a little more about this game upcoming days in a form of a Review.

Sound Shapes (PSVita) 100% 100%

Sound Shapes (PS4) 100% 100%

Sound Shapes (PS3) 100% 100%

Sportsfriends (PS4, PS3) 100%
While I did not like all modes I found the game quite enjoyable to play.
I still need to pull a few friend over to really enjoy this game.
And when I have I will most definitely share a little more about this game.

Spelunky (PS4, PSVita, PS3) 9%

Dragon's Crown (PSVita) 70% 28%
I am rounding up the last quest that are available to me.
After that I am going to kill remaining bosses for there gems.
So that I can complete the game.

Although the game is really repetitive in the actions I must make.
Somehow I do like this slow and exploring feel the game offers me.
But I don't see my self playing the game again for the other characters alone.
Maybe with a friends.

Pix The Cat (PSVita) 23%

Angry Birds Stella (Android) 85% 20 / 31

WipEout 2048 (PSVita) 100% 53%
Simply re-enjoying the HD and Fury campaigns from a WipEout again but now on the Vita.
The maps still stunning on the Vita.

It's a shame that I won't see a PS4 version of the game.

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4, PSVita) 15% 20%

Rainbow Moon (PS3, PSVita) 5% 1%

Now although I love the BlazeBlue games the lack of support to european gamers was really getting under my skin.
The game didn't even release in a few countries in europe, including the Netherland.
I have been asking why, since it's release.
And no one replied
Shame on you Playstation Blog EU and Arc System Works for leaving so much people in the dark.

So after the long time of complaining I was sick of it and just bought the US version of the game.
Damn I can't use dlc, but I didn't really care any way by that time.
I just wanted to play the main game.

I have been enjoying the game but still stuff like this bugs me to this day.

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy/achievements (android games are in  X / X view).

30 September 2014

Monthly Look Back (September,2014)

This month was nice.
I had allot of time to play some games next to my work, including the beta for The Witcher Battle Arena.

I also added Smartphone games to the Monthly Look Back.
Although I don't really play that much games on my Phone, nonetheless I wanted to add them to the list.

Most Android games these days also have achievements.
So the are also new to this list in a counter view instead a procentig.

As always enjoy list.

Crysis 3 (PS3) 100% - 31%
I really liked Crysis 2 but Crysis 3 felt like a dull experiences.
It was entertaining to shoot stuff and it got better as I progressed but it still felt like dull experience.

Don't get wrong, Crysis 3 is a good game and looks nice but it didn't bring something special to the table.

WipEout 2048 (PSVita) 100% - 46%

Lone Survivor (PSVita) 100% 37%
Now this game started soooo weird and mysterious that I was hooked to this game until I finished it.
The Lone Survivor felt like a 8bit horror game with a mental problem.

Although this game was a fun experience, I never felt the need to play it again and again to see all the endings the game overed.

Angry Birds Stella (Android) 36% 8 / 31
Looks girly, yes most definitely.
But if you look past that this new angry bird game offers a nice spin to the basic angry bird games.
Having a second interaction after I shot a bird felt fresh and satisfyingly fun.

I would recommend anyone just to try it out.

God of War II (PSVita) 100% - 91%
Back in the shoes of Kratos felt great.
No lag compared to the remote play version of the PS3.
And looks great even for a 7 year old game and on top of that I had a blast playing and killing again.

Also, damn when I was done I felt the need to boot up my PS3 and just continue with God of War 3.
I didn't, but maybe should have.

The Witcher Battle Arena (beta) (Android)
I am not new to Moba's (ARTS) but I was new to the mobile Moba.
Never played a Moba on mobile device but was surprised by how smooth The Witcher Battle Arena played.
It felt different from games like LOL.
And It was just me and my team vs a opposing team.

For now I am just going to keep testing but one wish I do have for this game is more complex maps.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) 100% - 50%

MURAMASA REBIRTH (PSVita) 100% - 52%

Dragon's Crown (PSVita) 10% 5%

God of War (PSVita) 100% 82%

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy/achievements (android games are in  X / X view).

21 September 2014

Ni No Kuni Review

A journey I wont forget.

With so many RPG's out there its hard to find the right one.
Since most of them are focused on their battle system that they forget the main reason why people to play them.

What drove me was the world I had to explore and the people that inhabit them.
Sadly most of the modern RPG's are grinding games which I hate because spending hours fighting to get past some bosses didn't feel epic or fun at all.

Ni No Kuni did all the right things, that I wasn't done with it even after I was done with the story.
Every part of the world was a delight to explore and a joy to the eyes that it is hard to explain that a few images will only do it justice for a little bit.

With this world also comes a nice and memorable soundtrack that humes with me when I traverse the world.
It a orchestra type of music so it isn't everyones kind of juice but works well with this game.

The game may scare people away for its kiddy look, even when the games story is really black in some parts.
Especially in the beginning.
This is because of it's art style and the more friendly looking monster that inhabit the world.
It's a noticeable art style to people that may know from Studio Glibly.
This also shows they were involved in this game and it's look.

The game borrows for it's combat system 2 other combat systems.
One is from Tales games and a few more games that use this (not sure who started it).
Which is the option to move in a combat scene while acting.
There other one is Pokemon which involves in fighting with monster that you own.
Both of them work really well together and make for a fun experience.

My gameplay involved a stretched out experience.
Between story parts I always completed all side quests first so that I could enjoy the world more.
This is how normally always play but in Ni No Kuni I would advise anyone to play this way.
Because then you can see the world better and enjoy it inhabitant better.

The side quests are more divers in Ni No Kuni that is isn't just about hunting or gathering quests, but also involves healing peoples hearts.
This is a mayor part of the game but also appears allot in side quest making them feel less side questy, more involving in the world and fun.

As I mentioned before the games story is in some parts black but also really bright for the most part.
And in this game you're not fighting evil with some super strong character, but with a boy that is doing it for different reasons than saving the world.
The allies you get in your team are also enjoyable and feel more deep than some dum support character.

This is a must play in my books and I will mis for sure it after I am done doing the last 2 side quests in this game.

01 September 2014

Monthly Look Back (August,2014)

image by bandxoh on deviantart.com
This month may look really packed but that isn't true.
I was at a Lan-Party of a friend and as result he wanted to see a few games on my PS4.

Nonetheless enjoy list.

Ni No Kuni (PS3) 100% 47%
I have sooo many things to say about this game that this blog article won't do it justice.
So I decided that I have, no must do review on Ni No Kuni.

Let say that the mix of a good story and 2 great elements, from 2 other well known games make a great game.
The only thing you have to look past is its more childish look.
It more mature than it looks.

These past weeks have been a blast finishing Ni No Kuni's story.
I am now currently rounding things up and enjoying the world.

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4, PSVita) 10% 8%

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PS3) 100% 100%
O god what a ending.
I am sooo looking forward to a season 3.

This episode had so much choices, that I felt the need to check them out.
I wonder how much people did the same :P

Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, PSVita) 100% 100%
Just rounding up the new DLC and putting my trophy percentage back to 100%

Puppeteer (PS3) 100% 100%
Although I liked playing this game, at the end of it all I must say that didn't like it as much as I did.
It was enjoyable but not memorable.

Puppeteer really felt like a bedtime story and would be a great game for a parent and child.
This is a platformer I won't recommend to anyone except for those that seek a game like this.

Outlast (PS4) 0% 0%
Okay lets say that I am glad to have found a game that is creepy as hell.
But a word of advice don't play this game when you have 2 screaming friends next to you and there is no light on.
Because that makes outlast really CREEPY!

Trine 2: Complete Story (PS4) 10% 4%


Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4) 10% 0%

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4) 15% 4%

Contrast (PS3) 100% 100%
Contrast was a really interesting short game.
It was kind of predictable in the story part.
But the platforming using shadows was really interesting.

Transistor (PS4) 100% 100%
This game is beautiful and sad at the same time.

Transistor did have really complex way of telling the story.
So complex that I had the need to play the game again.
The combat can feel repetitive but this can be avoided when using diffrent styles.
Also the beach door levels are damn hard.
I still scream in my head for the time trial level.

WipEout 2048 (PSVita) 100% 44%
It still makes me sad that the studio that makes Wipeout games is no more.
But I am glad that there still people playing the multiplayer.

I also Succeed in completing the 10th online stage which gave me a nice shiny silver trophy.

Everybody's Golf (PSVita) 20% 4%

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 44%

God of War (PSVita) 35% 18%

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy.

31 July 2014

Monthly Look Back (July,2014)

As always here is my list of games and thoughts on them in a spoiler free way.

Transistor (PS4) 10% 1%
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) 100% 30%
After a long time having this icon game sitting in my digital self waiting to be completed, I did it.

I always I had a another game around that was more important for my needs to play, but not this month.

I did really enjoyed playing my 4th LBP game.
Which seem that LBP never gets old and is always enjoyable even after the 4th one.

If you have never played a LBP game you're missing out.
This platformer has it all, so much that I can't name them all.

So play this game, seriously do it!

Just rounding this game up for this month.
Getting through some trophies and even better play the DLC stories.

The DLC is adding some bit of story, but expensive if you just play it for it's story.
Which is around 1 to 2 hours if played fast.
None the less the first 3 are out and really enjoyable.
And the first one of the DLC named Fishy Tales of the Nekomata even connects to one of the main stories.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PS3) 80% 80%
Only 1 episode left to wait for.
Thats how I felt when completing the last episode.
Although I love the Telltale version of the Walking Dead this episode felt like a intro to episode 5.
Which isn't bad but not great either.
Since it sucks if you have to wait for 1 episode per month.

Waiting who doesn't hate it.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PSVita) 100% 57%

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 42%
Unlike last month, this month I spend a few hours on the multiplayer.
I don't understand why some people hate on this multiplayer version of Killzone.
What I do understand is that some people prefer the KZ2,KZ3 or KZM over this version.
Nonetheless this version is great in it's own way just as the other ones.

I think that this version is more mature and has the best of all 3 mentioned above.
It's fast paced (in a killzone way).
It uses upgrades as a reward, example a new scope.
Which is totally acceptable and thus not destroy the game for late comers.
And last.
No base rape, sort of.
Sadly my team is to dumb to notice the extra exits or use the force field to their advantage.

The Wolf Among Us (PS3) 100% 100%
Can't go too deep into this game but lets say that although I kind of expected an ending like this I was still taking by surprise by a few things.
I really hope Telltale will implement the more action based storytelling in future games.

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy.

01 July 2014

Monthly Look Back (June,2014)

Hi and welcome to the first LookBack.
This is a monthly article that focuses on 5 games that I have played this month.

I will share my thoughts in a short and spoiler free way.
All games that I played this month are shown in a list below from newest to oldest last played.
  • MURAMASA REBIRTH (PSVita) 100% 40%
Originally started this game in May and completed little bit as the month moved on.
I really liked the atmosphere of this game, how it showed a japanese culture in a mythical way.
The environment looks like art, which looks great on the Vita.
Sadly combat is fun for awhile but gets repetitive after awhile because its too straight forward.
press X to kill
The story is where the game shines for me and is the reason I would advice people to play this game.
  • Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 29%
The day I got my PS4 also bought one game wanted for it.
And although I originally planned not to touch my PS4 until I completed a list of games that that I wanted to finish first, I made an exception for killzone.

At first I felt that this game was not a that great and felt to mission oriented but as a progressed the game got better and better.
I am looking forward writing a review and share more of my experience with you all but for now I will first enjoy the multiplayer :)
  • RESOGUN (PS4) 23% 16%
  • Treasures of Montezuma Arena (PSVita) 10% 19%
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3) 25% 7%
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) 40% 7%
This is must play that sadly I found my self too occupied to play more.
When I get back to Ni No Kuni I probably put every other thing on hold so I can continue this game on full enjoyment mode.
I love the world Studio Ghibli created, its colorful and worth exploring.
The monster combat is interesting and feels simple altrouch it can be used in a more complex way.
  • GRID 2 (PS3) 10% 12%
  • Dead Nation (PS3) 100% 31%
  • Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4) 45% 11%
  • Borderlands 2 (PS3) 100% 68%
  • THE PLAYROOM (PS4) 90%
Funny enough I completed this game for most part before I even owned a PS4.
My friend was a day 1 PS4 buyer and we played the crap out of this game.

Call it a gimmick game if you want but I call fun. 
And I must say that is uses the camera perfectly.
I really hope more developers will use the camera in a similar way.
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PSVita) 100% 47%
  • Sound Shapes (PS4) 100%
  • No Heroes Allowed, No Puzzles Either (PSVita) 68%
No Heroes Allowed thus a great move by putting their franchise on a different type of game.
The Jewel games are always good with mobile gamers and adding their own element works.
Sadly I did wanted to see more in this game. 
Its too simple and and to punishing when I reach the last stages, while I found the first stages to simple.
And I had to rely too much on luck and speed to get the job done.
Nonetheless it was and is still a fun experiences. 
  • Stealth Inc. (PSVita) 100% 44%
  • The Wolf Among Us (PS3) 80% 80%
Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy.

05 June 2014

No more Heroes, No more Puzzles either, Road Map & Trophy Guide

Road Map

Okay I know there is not much to do wrong in this game or to miss but a few things I am going to share might help you.

- First don't use any items until stage 8, stage 8.8 is going to be a pain in the ass.
- Play the tutorial it might help you understand the game more.
- Fusion your monsters with the right hero and the lowest level of that hero.
- Get the paid pack (9) or buy the bottomless pack through the game (5), waiting to play a match will be a pain in the ass and time wasting since this game will require lots of time.

First lets get the easy trophies out of the way.
right from the menu is the secret code that your would normally only get when you beat stage 8.8.
Press the Right and Left trigger repeatedly until the trophy pops.
- The Cool Army Code
Play a stage and created a new monster earn 2 trophies.
- Combo: first blood
- It's Alive
If you know some one that also owns a vita, get the Ad-Hoc trophy out of the way two.
- Villainy Loves Company
The remaining trophies you have to play until you get them, there time consuming but the first few stages will be easy so you don't need help there.

Now for a good start always put the high rate diggers heroes in your mine first then replace them if needed for a fusion but alway replace them with the same dig rank.

Use heroes always to create a new monsters, never to level your monsters.
Keep the heroes that are harder to get.
You want have them for later to create special monsters.
Chart of how hard to get certain heroes

Try to make monsters with certain effects;
- Poison: Damage over time
- Sleep: Prevents the hero of attacking
- Paralyse: Prevents the hero of attacking
- Nutritious: Creates sparkling blocks (at least one monster in you're party should have this effect)
For the Fusion chart look at the end of the trophy list

A good play tips; 
Be quick.
- Create monsters without focusing on one.
- It's ok to try to get the dragon but never focus on it.
Keep the field full of choices, if not it will kill you and your combo bar, also a reason to own a nutritious monster in your team.
Create a tower so that a stream of combos will happen when you move something below.

Tips for Stage 8.8
- Have at least 1or2 dragon eggs for the boss hero.
- 1 time rewind, also for the boss.
- A team with the attack strength of 300 or more including special effects.
- Nutritious monster.
- Luck lots of it.

Main Trophies

Numberer of the Beast (Silver)
Complete the Monsterpedia
One of the more time consuming trophies that requires your to get all monsters via fusion or the mine.
Know Your Enemy (Silver)
Complete the Heopedia
One of the more time consuming trophies that requires your to get all Heroes.
You have to simply repeat every stage and get all heroes for it.
Something I Eight (Silver)
Complete Stage 8-8
Pretty much every stage can be beaten with raw power but as you play the last stages of 7 and all stage in 8 (also the secret stage) you notice certain resistance from boss heroes that have weird block block patterns that make it hard to form a fist and win.
These stages require more tactic's and items that can be only obtained via the mine.
Seventh Heaven (Bronze)
Complete Stage 7-8
See Something I Eight for info.
Six of the Best (Bronze)
Complete Stage 6-8
See Something I Eight for info.
High Five! (Bronze)
Complete Stage 5-8
See Something I Eight for info.
All Fours (Bronze)
Complete Stage 4-8
See Something I Eight for info.
Easy Threesy (Bronze)
Complete Stage 3-8
See Something I Eight for info.
Two Much Too Young (Bronze)
Complete Stage 2-8
See Something I Eight for info.
Onederbar! (Bronze)
Complete Stage 1-8
See Something I Eight for info.
Villainy Loves Company (Bronze)
Complete a stage collaboratively
Play a stage from the main menu's Ad-Hoc mode with a friend and get this trophy.
It's Alive! (Bronze)
Create your first monster
Pretty much impossible to miss, simply fusion a monster.
Combo: First Blood (Bronze)
Complete your first combo
Pretty much impossible to miss, simply play a stage and get it (tip: if you play the tutorial you will also get it)

Hidden Trophies

STAGE back clear (Silver)
Complete the secret Stage
See Something I Eight for info.
The Cool Army Code (Bronze)
Input the secret command
Press L and R buttons continuously at the start screen.

Fusion Guide

Now I haven't found all monster but I am pretty sure what I need to fusion something new.
Here's is a little help for the multiple choice fusions.

The Slime and Lizard as example are based in this way;
Normal - Knight Hero
Special - Wizard Hero
Brute - Monk Hero
Hunter - Ninja Hero

Many more use the same system. 
Only a few other monsters use an different basic hero but always have the Brute and Hunter class option.
So you just have to find out the special.

Any Questions or Comments leave them here.