So today, I finally earned the Platinum Trophy of Sonic Generations. From the reading I had done, it seemed I wouldn't be able to do it, due to the 'glitched' trophy.
This, however, is nonsense. The trophy is not glitched at all. Instead, it is the servers of the Sonic Generations leaderboards playing up.
SEGA announced that this was a glitched trophy, and the only way to get it was to remove all of your friends from your account. But why would you do that? Especially when going through the hassle of re-adding them again, especially if you have a lot of friends. But no. The answer is simple.
Today, when I got on Sonic Generations, I went straight to the Online Mode, and one of the things I noticed was that some of the levels I had previously played now had times for them. This got me thinking of what could possibly make the uploads faster.
So, looking at what didn't have a time, I set out to set a time. Planet Wisp Act 2 was played three times before I decided that turning the game off might help. Turning it off, and loading the game again, I got straight back to Online Mode and a time hadn't been posted for Planet Wisp Act 2. I persevered and played the level again. It was then that a time was posted. It wasn't the fastest time I had set, but it was a time nonetheless.
I then set about doing this for the rest of the levels. Amazingly, it worked for all of them. This is when I came to the conclusion that the trophy isn't glitched, but the servers are slow unless you force them to react.
The only other trophy I had left to do was 'Can't Touch This', another fairly hard one unless you are quite good at dodging. Redoing the last boss - the Time Eater - you need to dodge all of its attacks while beating it up. It is hard to see if you get attacked by the Time Eater or hit a piece of debris sometimes, which is why I was completely surprised when the trophy came up. I had thought I had been hit by the Time Eater, but just wanted to complete the level to restock on lives.
Now I'm no trophy hunter, and have had the game since launch, but when you get so close to the Platinum trophy [I saw I was on at least 85% of completion] you just have to at least try.
And even though I have completed the trophy list of Sonic Generations, in no way am I trading it in. The game is too good to be selling, despite its niggles. And even though I have completed it, I will still be playing it.