So what have you achieved in the past decade? That's not a passive-aggressive question, by the way. Over the last 10 years, a gamer called Eric has collected over 200 trophies on both PlayStation 3 and 4. The next logical step was creating a canvas with all of them. Why? Well, because he can.
How does one even go about such a task? Well, creating the canvas was the easy part. Eric simply downloaded the icons of the trophies off PSNprofiles.com, photoshopped them onto a grid and sent them off to be printed onto a canvas. What was truly challenging was obtaining the trophies themselves.
First posted on the subreddit r/PS4, the picture got really popular really quick. As Eric explains in the comments, his first platinum was Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. His favorite platinum is either from God of War or Uncharted 4. The hardest, on the other hand, is a tie between Spec Ops: The Line and Dead Space 2.
In an interview with Twinfinite, Eric revealed that "The most difficult one I am proud of is Dead Space 2. The Hardcore trophy required you to beat the game on the hardest difficulty and you can only use three save points the entire game. You have to plan out where you were going to save and make sure you upgrade the right weapons, or you can literally get stuck and have to redo the entire Hardcore playthrough. The last 2 or 3 chapters were just an onslaught of enemies and it was brutal." The one that took him the longest time was Persona 5, which he played from March to May "almost exclusively," for a total of 135 hours.
Introduced in 2008 as the answer to Xbox achievements scoring system, the PlayStation trophy system functions in a pretty similar fashion. Players are rewarded with small icons on their profiles for achieving specific in-game feats. In most cases, the platinum trophy is acquired after you get all the other trophies of that game, so they're certainly a good measure of progress.
Eric's canvas is sure to become a conversation piece in his home. At around four feet wide, he can weed out people by seeing if they recognize the trophies he is most proud of, to see if they're a good fit personality-wise. Getting even one trophy can be a daunting task: achieving 200 shows an incredible amount of devotion that few can boast with.
I mean sure, most of us have played as many hours as Eric has in the past 10 years, But what do we have to show for it?