11-25-2012 07:35 PM
OK, here we go. I am ONE platinum bolt away from getting the last trophy, resulting in me getting the platinum trophy (obviously). It just so happens the last one I need is on the Planet Yeedil (the final one). I'm on Planet Grelbin (ice planet) farming bolts, so I can buy the last weapon remaining (Clank Zapper, I believe), and I finally get the 1,000,000 required to do so. I buy it (with exactly 47 bolts to spare, which I found a little funny/weird, to see such a small number), and then enter the ship to go on to the final planet (note that I'm on my second playthrough, and had yet to go there this time around). It shows the typical ship-zooming-by stuff that happens between worlds, and the ship approaching the planet. Then, the screen remains black from the level loading WHILE playing the familiar sound of the ship landing, opening the hatch, Ratchet jumping out, etc. And then everything freezes. Nothing works, including the XMB.
I figure it's just a weird coincidence, and manually reset the system, check the save file after rebooting, and it shows no indication of being corrupted or anything. So I load up the game again, and everything seems fine as it shows the ship traveling once again to the planet (back to where I was travelling FROM before, not the 'new' planet). SAME THING HAPPENS. (Audio starts, no video, followed by game freeze) I try again, and after 2 or 3 more attempts, the exact same thing.
Obviously, the save file seems to be corrupted, as starting a new game has no problem. What I wanna know is why I had made it through almost 2 playthroughs of this amazing game with no problems, only to have the rug pulled out from under me within mere minutes of achieving the platinum trophy! Did it have something to do with my bolt count, Quick Select loadout, time played, etc.??? Incidentally, I have had YLOD before, so I do make sure to back up my save data on an external hard drive after each session, but it froze on me after about a 5-hour session, so all the progress I made in that time (A LOT: with upgrading from Mega- to Ultra-weapons, beating the Impossible Challenge, which then greatly assisted in purchasing the RYNO II, Zodiac, etc.) is lost!
Come to think of it, I think before I started today, I only had 3 or 4 bolts left to get, so my backup file has most of the bolts, so I could still get the platinum without having to do EVERYTHING all over again. BUT that will still take a considerably amount of time, considering all the levels I have to do just to reach the final one. And, I just don't like the feeling of having precious progress (and LOTS of bolts) lost down the drain. I'm one of those completionist people, that likes to upgrade everything, etc.!
Congrats to those who made it through this story, but I just thought I'd vent a little, and see if this happened to anyone else, especially SO CLOSE to achieving the platinum trophy.
01-20-2013 11:09 PM
Going by the date, you may have done this already.
Restart the game. Make a new save file. During the game, try to load that other save file you suspect is corrupted. If it still doesn't work, replay the game. This time, keep several save files going back a few planets each. There are many times where I pinned myself into a corner like this and ruined the save file. One save file simply isn't enough.
I strongly suggest two or three. Three is better.
I keep two somewhat current, to avoid making a big mistake and then having it autosave. You're toast if that happens. Two save files prevents this.
Three is better. Keep one file just a few planets behind. Just in case you trip something and don't notice it. You may be inclined to save both current save files and then box yourself in.
Four is best, especially considering this is Ratchet and Clank. Later games read the save files from previous games. You want a permanent save file right at the end of the game that you never ever mess with. Then in a future game when it's reading the save files, it will find what it needs. For instance, if the save file for Ratchet and Clank 1 is not past Kalebo III, you will not get your employee discount in Going Commando.
Going Commando is not that hard to beat. You could get back to where you were in a day or so.
As a fellow completionist, I definitely feel your pain. I get around that by having more save files. This is the way.