-Estimated Difficulty : 3/10
-Offline: 50/50 – (1000)
-Online: 0/50 – (0)
-Minimum time to 1000: 25 hrs
-Minimum playthroughs needed: 1 (story mode), 2 (Tintin & Haddock mode), 1 (challenges)
- Cheats affect achievements: No cheats
-Difficulty affects achievements: No
-Missable achievements: 0
-Glitchy achievements: 0
-Unobtainable achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: A second controller for ‘Acrobatic duo’
The adventures of Tintin follows the film as you journey across the world trying to uncover the secret of the Unicorn and locate Red Rackham’s treasure. The game consists of a story mode, Tintin and Haddock mode and a Challenge mode each with their own set of achievements. This game also includes the option of using a Kinect sensor and while it makes the challenge related achievements much easier, using a controller doesn’t penalize you at all. You will need a second controller if you wish to obtain the full 1000.
The story mode is surprisingly easy and will take you no longer than 5 hours. Most of the achievements will unlock naturally as you progress but it is a good idea to try and find as many golden crabs as possible to avoid having to mop them up later. In the event you do miss any, you can locate what levels need to be replayed via the level select screen as this will show you the total number of golden crabs for each level.
Tintin & Haddock mode:
This will take you the longest to complete as you need to play through the mode twice to collect all treasures, as many of the treasures can only be unlocked by a certain character and the characters aren’t all available at the beginning. Apart from Master treasure hunter the other achievements related to Tintin & Haddock mode are easy to obtain and will unlock naturally as you progress.
There are 28 challenges in total and these may prove to be the most difficult part of the game. Using a Kinect will make the plane challenges much easier but if you are using a controller, with a bit of practice, the challenges shouldn’t prove overly difficult. The main focus of this mode is to obtain a platinum medal on all challenges.
If by chance you have missed any of the miscellaneous achievements, load up a story level or Tintin & Haddock level to complete them, but chances are most of them will have unlocked naturally while progressing through the game.
Overall The Adventures of Tintin is not a difficult game, and although the challenges may seem difficult at first, practice and patience will allow you to obtain a fairly simple 1000. The majority of the achievements will unlock naturally as you progress and with maybe the exception of the collectible related achievements, none of them ever feel like a grind.
[x360a would like to thank DEG23 for this road map]