War Never Changes – Fallout 4
Plenty of PS4 games have tricky trophies that test players’ gaming skills. Some, on the other hand, are unlocked within the opening few minutes due to their simplicity. Despite this, a pretty huge number of players have yet to add them to their collection. Please note, these figures were correct at the time of writing, and always have the possibility of changing further down the line.
Just like Fallout 3 before it, Fallout 4 placed players into a Vault before they could head out and explore vast stretches of wasteland. Yet, if you go ahead and check how many players have got the bronze trophy for simply completing the short tutorial and entering the Wasteland in Fallout 4, you’ll find 4.5% of players have never set foot out of Vault 111.
Considering that escaping Vault 111 takes 30 minutes tops, the fact that there’s still nearly 5% of players who have started playing Fallout 4 that have still not escaped the vault’s confines is pretty extraordinary. Perhaps they’d seen all they needed to of Fallout 4 in the opening 30 minutes. If you’re one of these vault hermits, we strongly advise stepping outside and breathing in that lightly radiated air. You’ll be hooked for hours from that point on.
First-Timer – Rocket League
Rocket League is one of those games that is easy to pick up, but incredibly difficult to master. And while it might take a couple of games to score your first goal in the game, it’s unlikely you’ll simply never score a goal. At least, that’s what you’d think.
Rocket League’s trophies are actually pretty easy to unlock if you’re willing to put in the time. But one of the first trophies you’re likely to unlock is First-Timer, which tasks you with simply scoring a goal. Unfortunately, 12% of Rocket League players on PS4 have never had the great sense of satisfaction that comes from hitting the giant metallic ball into the back of their opponent’s net.
Welcome to Pandora, Kiddo – Tales from the Borderlands
2015’s Tales from the Borderlands is commonly considered one of Telltale Games’ finest pieces of work. Telling the conflicting versions of the same story put forward by Rhys and Fiona, players will find themselves embarking on an adventure to find a Vault Key and stay one step ahead of the evil corporation, Hyperion, at all times. The whole thing is split over five episodes, each of which is split into six chapters. Luckily for trophy hunters, the entire trophy list requires players to simply play through the game and complete the chapters.
Even with Tales from the Borderlands having an incredibly simple trophy list and being one of Telltale’s finest experiences to date, 30.7% of players who started their journey on Pandora didn’t even get to the end of episode one’s first chapter. Yes, almost a third of players who have purchased and booted up the game on PS4 didn’t even get 30 minutes into the game before turning it off. A crying shame considering how excellent Tales from the Borderlands is.
Taking Inventory – Minecraft
Minecraft is all about doing as you wish, creating what you want, and having fun within its blocky environments. Whether you want to recreate Game of Thrones’ Westeros, or defeat the Ender Dragon, Minecraft welcomes you to do it all. Of course, the further along you go in the game, you’ll need to check out your inventory as it begins to fill with unwanted resources such as dirt or an abundance of cobblestone.
That hasn’t stopped 18.8% of PS4 players from never opening their inventory once and getting the Taking Inventory trophy. Considering all this requires is for the player to hit the Triangle button once, it’s a pretty staggering stat. Even if you find yourself a little overwhelmed by the freedom and lack of guidance in Minecraft, most players will often press the buttons of their DualShock 4 just to see what things do and stumble their way through the opening few minutes. One of the easiest trophies, and yet still not a part of many PS4 players’ trophy collections.
The Graduate – Titanfall 2
Despite its underwhelming sales performance, many critics and players heralded Titanfall 2 as having one of the strongest campaigns of 2016. With the best FPS controls of 2016, excellent blend of frantic action and platforming, and intense Titan battles, the campaign was a more than welcome addition to the Titanfall franchise.
Before you got to meet your Titan partner and embark on your adventure, however, Titanfall 2 puts your newfound skills through their paces in a fast-paced training session. While this section of the game also holds one of 2016’s toughest trophies, requiring players to clear it in under 33 seconds, other players simply didn’t even get around to completing the short run.
A solid 20% of Titanfall 2 players on PS4 never even completed the short training mission, perhaps forgoing the campaign altogether. Perhaps they just couldn’t drag themselves away from the incredibly satisfying multiplayer.
First Treasure – Uncharted 4
2016’s Uncharted 4 was definitely one of the high points of the year. With its breathtaking visuals, enchanting storyline, and near-perfect gameplay, the game was the PS4’s headline exclusive for 2016. Just like previous entries into the series, Uncharted 4’s chapters had a variety of treasures scattered throughout them for players to find and collect along the way. Some were hidden far out of sight, while others were much easier to find.
Even with some of the treasures glistening away in plain sight in Uncharted 4, there were still some players who simply never got around to finding one. In fact, 10.3% of players who put Uncharted 4 into their system never unlocked the First Treasure trophy. Considering Uncharted 4 shipped 2.7 million copies in its opening week alone, that’s a whole lot of missed treasures.
Taking Point – Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege took the popular Tom Clancy series in a different direction. Rather than focusing on a single-player campaign, Siege was all about a tactical multiplayer experience. Players choose from one of a number of different ‘Operators’ that have unique weapons and abilities to help lead their team to victory. While players will have to unlock most of the interesting Operators with the game’s currency called Renown, the first Operator can be purchased pretty quickly. In fact, most players will be able to unlock it within the first minute if they choose to watch the optional tutorial videos and immediately skip them.
Even with Renown being pretty easy to come by at the start of Rainbow Six: Siege, a huge 23.8% of players never got around to unlocking an original Attack Operator. The trophy for unlocking a Defense Operator is unclaimed by an equally astounding 26.6% of players, too. Rainbow Six: Siege really must not have grabbed them, especially considering these different Operators and their abilities are at the heart of the experience.
Who Am I – Watch Dogs 2
Following the disappointment of the original Watch Dogs, the sequel did a lot of things right and made for one of the most enjoyable titles of the holiday season. Players assume control of Marcus Holloway, a hacker who must erase his identity from the ctOS 2.0 system in order to join hacking group DedSec.
This is players’ first introduction to our new protagonist, and the brief mission serves as a tutorial for the hacking and combat mechanics in the game. There’s no way to miss this out, either, with you being loaded into the mission upon selecting New Game. Therefore, the fact that 5.8% of players have still not got around to completing the tutorial mission of one of 2016’s hottest titles is surprising. Perhaps their attention was grabbed by one of the other many titles to release in the surrounding weeks.
You Only Get One First Time – DriveClub
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. DriveClub didn’t have the best launch. In fact, the game’s online functionality hardly worked at all. A little problematic, especially when DriveClub was an online multiplayer-focused experience. Yet, even with the online functionality of the game being non-functional, there was still an enjoyable racing experience to be had when challenging the AI drivers.
You Only Get One First Time simply required DriveClub players to complete their first event. It didn’t matter what it was, either. A time trial, single race, drifting event, or any event in the game’s Tour Mode, would cause it to unlock. That still didn’t stop 12% of DriveClub players from not unlocking the trophy. We’re not entirely sure what they did in DriveClub if they didn’t actually race, though it could be that the game’s problematic launch was enough to put people off without even giving it a try.
It gets even more saddening when you see that a huge 81.8% of players never even joined a Club. The feature the game was largely built around.
Insomnia’s Waking Nightmare – Final Fantasy XV
The Final Fantasy series is easily one of the biggest names in the video game industry, and after a 10-year wait, Final Fantasy XV finally released last November. Players followed the adventure of Noctis and co. as they sought to defeat the forces that broke a peace treaty and invaded their homeland. Of course, to start players off on this epic quest, Final Fantasy XV kicks off with a brief prologue mission lasting no longer than 15 minutes.
How 4% of PS4 players managed to not even get to the moment where Florence & the Machine’s Stand by Me played as your party strolled alongside the broken-down Regalia, then, is very surprising. Especially considering Final Fantasy XV was arguably 2016’s most hotly anticipated title. Perhaps die-hard fans couldn’t bring themselves to finally start it after all these years.