Transformers: Devastation achievements
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Transformers: Devastation

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There are a maximum of 30 Transformers: Devastation achievements worth 4,065 (1,000), and 8 challenges

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Platinum in Transformers: Devastation

Platinum772 (90)

Complete all chapters, earning the highest rank, on difficulty COMMANDER or greater.

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uhKillswitch
528,814 (271,530)
uhKillswitch
Achievement won on 21 Oct 15
TA Score for this game: 4,065
Posted on 21 October 15 at 00:08, Edited on 06 January 16 at 15:19
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I didn't complete the chapters in chronological order going for SS ranks. When I was done the achievememt wouldn't pop.
I went to my statistics and looked at my mission screen.
After around 10 seconds "Platinum" would unlock.

Another important tip I can give is that the savepoint for nearly every mission comes AFTER the Points Screen.
So when I failed an SS attempt I quickly hit the guide button and quit the game. Restarting gets you at the beginning of the mission again.

BTW: YOU MUSTN'T MISS ANY MISSION OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET AN OVERALL SS!

A little help towards earning this actual achievement.
The tactic for battles with ground enemies, even bosses like Devastator, is to dodge into focus and instantly hold LT to get the Matrix like jump.
Now go for HEADSHOTS with a LOW LEVEL, LOW DAMAGE MACHINE GUN. You wanna get a lot of headshots in before killing an enemy.
What works best though for Devastator is dodging when he kicks you and while you're in focus attack the leg he's standing on.
This makes him fall to his knees giving you the opportunity to get a shitload of headshots in.

If you're facing flying enemies like seekers try to get close to them while they're floating in robot form and doge one of their bullets/missiles to get a reversal in. Cancel out of it by dodging and do that a couple of times.
For battles with groundsoldiers and seekers it's enough to kill groundenemies with headshots and then taking out the flyers however you like.
You have a couple of missions especially in chapter one where you need to kill a couple of seekers standing on rootops and maybe two flying around in robot form.
Here I killed them as quickly as possible with headshots using a sniper rifle to get an S ranking.
If you make sure to have mostly SS the general ranking should still get you an SS.

Now my tactic against Insecticons:
Always leave one or two Kickbacks alive.
Those are the Robots that turn into something like grasshoppers. They jump around and try to kick you with their back legs. It's their only attack.
Have them have a go at you and dodge into focus. Right after dodging you hold the weak attack button to start a reversal.
Important part here!!! Dodge out of the reversal before it hits the enemy. Rinse and repeat.
Edit: You can also spam rush attacks against them.
Thanks to xMANY FRESHx

Now for the top down part in Chapter 3:
The focus dodge/reversal cancelling tactic works very good here.
BUT there is one mission where you only fight seekers after picking up the red glowing Energon. Just be very quick here, using a strong ranged weapon.
This will earn you an S.
make sure to trigger all missions in this chapter which means going for both possible Energon locations picking it up and carrying each one towards the street .
Again if the majority of the missions has an SS ranking you should be fine.

If you ask me now how many headshots and how many reversal cancels you need unfortunately I can't tell since I don't know the exact points needed for SS.
What I did was going for around 35-40 reversal cancels and for headshots until I was out of ammo.
I takes some time sure but I got it Platinum done first try with less than 6 hours spent.

Additional tips from jedimaster573 (Thank you!):

1) I'm a very averagely skilled gamer. If you're not great at dodging and using the reversals, don't give up. With some persistence, you will eventually get good at doing them.
2) I had very high leveled characters, so I did chs 1, 2, & 7 on Magnus diff (and the others on Cdr). This prevented the AI bots from killing the enemies too quickly. If you are doing this in one playthrough, don't worry about switching difficulty levels, you can still get the ach.
3) Experiment using different TECH perks and different characters if you get stuck. I had a lower level Bumblebee (relatively speaking - stats in the 70s) and he was better on chs 4-6. I used a maxed out prime for levels 1-3 and 7. You can die and go back to the Ark and switch weapons or characters if you need to.
4) You can apply the "defect" perk to a weapon which will take the damage to "zero" (even though it will still do slight damage based on other stats). I used a level 9 hand machine gun with defect level 5, accuracy level 5, & rate of fire level 5.
5) For the ranged sections I had a level 40 sniper rifle with a high rate of fire. When I had ranged sections, I would go to the Ark and equip a TECH with 25% ranged damage, this allowed me to take flyers very quickly and usually get SS (or at least an S).

Hope the helps some of you guys.
Any feedback is appreciated.
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Raenahin
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Raenahin
Achievement won on 15 Jan 18
TA Score for this game: 4,065
Posted on 17 January 18 at 03:12
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I had a remarkably easy time getting this cheeve with the following method:

1. Choose Grimlock, on Commander difficulty
2. Arm him with Soundwave's Amps (must have), and a precision pistol of your choice (I used Shockwave's blaster, maximized with EN+). The melee and fourth options are your choice.
3. I added TECH that gave me +25% to grapple, but this may not be necessary.
4. You DO want to avoid getting hit as much as possible for the full Damage Bonus. This is rarely a problem since most fights go VERY quickly (I'm talking less than 30 seconds). If you are hit, you can choose to reload the checkpoint, or ride it out and see if the stun/grapple or stun/headshot compensates for the lost points, which it often does.
5. You DO NOT need to do the side quests to get the 'All Missions Completed' Bonus. In fact, it seems that doing the side quests actually overwrites the corresponding main mission if you get a lower score (but I can't 100% confirm this). Regardless, skip the side quests, as you don't need them.

From there, the method is straightforward:

For common enemies, hit once with Soundwave's Amp to stun, and then B to grapple. (You are invincible during the grapple animation, but might have to immediately dodge once you're done, so keep an eye out.) This one-shots most of the smaller guys, occasionally requiring a second grapple for the "captain" versions.

For larger enemies (the tanks and the big Insecticons), alternate between stunning with Soundwave's Amps, and headshots with the pistol. While stunned, headshots are very easy to get off. You'll know you've hit the shot if you get the blue blink for the Rush attack (which I did not use, opting to stun and headshot again). Rinse, and repeat.

For Insecticons, since they do not transform out of insect form, you need a different plan. Charging Dino Attacks followed by Rush attacks will do the trick, though you need to also go for speed and avoid getting hit.

For long range battles, there's not much you can do but spam the pistol and take down the enemies as fast as possible. This is where I usually got the S or A for the Chapter, which wasn't a problem.

For Devastator and Menasor, dodge and headshot with the pistol. Stupidly easy.

The boss battles were, for me, the most fun: stun and grapple, stun and grapple until dead. The bosses occasionally break the stun faster than normal enemies, but another shot usually stops them in their tracks. (And, I promise, there is nothing more glorious than Grimlock suplexing Megatron into submission.)

If in doubt, stun stun stun. Stunning gives you +10 points to your score, same as reversals. This helped when fighting the Sentry Orb in Chapter 2 -- I stunned his flying guards until they were at a sliver of life and then grappled for the kill.

Personally, I tried the above machine-gun headshot/reversal cancel method, but it just wasn't my style. This worked like a charm.

I did occasionally have to reload checkpoints if I didn't feel that the rhythm was going my way, but once I got the hang of this method, the only chapter I had to fully repeat to get the SS was Chapter 2, since I hadn't worked out my Insecticon strategy. Once I figured that out, SS on next try.

Happy hunting! toast
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