Buried Stars Trophy Guide

Game: Buried Stars
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 20-30h+ (Heavily dependent on how much you read)
Difficulty: 1/10
Missable trophies: Loser, Wanderer, Lancer, Wreck, Battle Resolve, With Both Feet, Mutual Reliance, Rash Verdict, Unstable Peace, Remaining Concealed, Isolated Bond, Eternal Moment, Extinct Truth, Betrayer & Troll, Purgatory for Betrayer, Secret Entry, Confession, Retrial, Dispel, Unescapable, Unfinished, Futile Calling, Skeleton Tower, Betrayer, What Both Knows, Lingering Question, Abrupt Closing, To Abyss, Twisted Plot
Trophies: 1 1 18 27
Author: Sean

Welcome to the trophy guide for Buried Stars. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – Route A


During your first playthrough play as you see fit. The reason being is you’re locked into the “Normal Ending” on the first run, which unfortunately you’ll have to start from the beginning again and this is quite a lengthy VN to re-read. Anyhow, during that first initial run that you’re locked into you should earn:
The Beginning
Basics of Conversation
Reaction
Recap
Check Watch
Change Settings
Listening to Recordings
Positive
Bot Setting
Show Ended

Note: some of these are miscellaneous, don’t fret if you didn’t earn them. they’re covered in the walkthrough.

A peculiar note about this game is, there is no pausing during the visual novel mode – pushing options will skip text. So unless you’re in an event, the only saves are Auto-Saves. For that convenience the guide is broken down by Auto-Save segments, detailing what, where, and when everything unlocks. Though be warned, the platinum does not require 100%, so if you’re using this guide to get a 100% compendium then I apologize. The first route done will be the A Route as it comes chronologically in the collections. There will be 3 stages to this walkthrough as well; Route A, Route B, and a Clean-up. A Clean-Up is needed as certain new options become available after seeing the true end, meaning you’ll need a 3rd playthrough or the conveniently placed saves found within the walkthrough below.

Without further adieu;
From the main menu click New Round.







Stage 2 – Route B


Convenintly during the 1st Playthrough there was a manual save placed before the branch that happens. So that’ll be the starting point for this route.

Load Manual Save 2





Stage 3 – Clean Up Endings




Trophies


 Complete
Acquired all trophies.


 Betrayer & Troll
Saw the true ending.

The True Ending is only available on Route A. You’ll need to have high sanity and make sure to unlock all the appropriate words as some are missable. When you near the ending you’ll have to make correct choices or you’ll fail to achieve this. Refer to Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Confession
Saw all of Seil’s rapport events.

Rapports is sort of like this games version of ‘affection’. Most Rapport Events happen at certain levels of ‘affection’ for a character, so it’s imperative that you get as much Rapport increases in every scenario and make correct decisions. Each character has a total of 5 rapport that you must achieve to obtain their respective trophy.

Seil differs from other contestants though, a few of his are tied to his ‘affection level’ but his are also locked behind making the correct choices in certain orders. Refer to Stage 1 & 2 above to achieve this.


 Revenant
Fell into eternal purgatory.

After obtaining the True End certain choices and things are added to subsequent playthroughs and loads. One of these are the word Laboratory during the 2nd chapter. Making use of that word on everyone, and following the trail of new stuff that’ll crop up you’ll lock yourself into the Abyss ending also known as the C Route. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Abrupt Closing
Encountered the attacker unexpectedly.

After obtaining the True End certain choices and things are added to subsequent playthroughs and loads. One of the altered elements is a timed choice, which allows you to go head back to the corridor, bumping into the attacker along the way. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Twisted Plot
Encountered the attacker at the site.

After obtaining the True End certain choices and things are added to subsequent playthroughs and loads. One of the altered elements is a timed choice, which allows you to follow after Gyu-hyuk when he goes off, bumping into the attacker at the site. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Show Ended
Saw the first ending.

Story-Related.
Buried Stars require multiple playthroughs, or a few with well placed saves. The first playthrough though, has a forced ending, so this’ll come naturally.


 Despairers
Encountered the conclusion of another possibility.

Story-Related
This trophy is tagged as Story Related, due to the fact that this is the Route B ending. If you reach Route B, this is an ending you’ll get just for beating the route. Refer to Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 Unescapable
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is tied to Seil. This one is more difficult to obtain the rapports needed, refer to Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 Unfinished
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is tied to Hyesung. This is made tricky due to Hyesung’s absence early on and story events, refer to Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 With Both Feet
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular epilogue event is tied to Inha Oh’s. Follow Stage 1 above to obtain this ending.


 Battle Resolve
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular epilogue event is tied to Juyoung Min’s. Follow Stage 1 above to obtain this ending.


 Purgatory for Betrayer
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

This epilogue isn’t tied to anyone’s rapports, though it is an ending of Gyu-hyuk’s. This ending will come as an epilogue if you’ve achieved the True Ending.


 To Abyss
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

This epilogue isn’t tied to anyone’s rapports, though it is an ending of Gyu-hyuk’s. First off though, you’ll need to have seen the True End so new choices will appear in-game. One of these choices is a new timed choice and it’ll pair with Twisted Plot trophy. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Secret Entry
Discovered the existence of the hidden command center.

The hidden command center is akin to an epilogue ending. You’ll see this as a result of viewing the True End. Refer to Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Wreck
Saw all of Gyu-hyuk’s rapport events.

Rapports is sort of like this games version of ‘affection’. Most Rapport Events happen at certain levels of ‘affection’ for a character, so it’s imperative that you get as much Rapport increases in every scenario and make correct decisions. Each character has a total of 5 rapport that you must achieve to obtain their respective trophy.

Follow Stage 1 above to find all a guide on how to obtain all of Juyoungs rapports.


 Wanderer
Saw all of Inha’s rapport events.

Rapports is sort of like this games version of ‘affection’. Most Rapport Events happen at certain levels of ‘affection’ for a character, so it’s imperative that you get as much Rapport increases in every scenario and make correct decisions. Each character has a total of 5 rapport that you must achieve to obtain their respective trophy.

Follow Stage 1 above to find all a guide on how to obtain all of Juyoungs rapports.


 Positive
Recovered more than half of Mental Gage.

The Mental Gage is a mechanic with measures Do-yoon Han’s mentality, treat it like his health; if it empties, you get a game-over.

The raising and lowering of your mentality is affected by every choice you make in Buried Stars, so always try to aim for choices that’ll add better rapports to characters and mentality to yourself.

Do-yoon has a total of 5 full squares, meaning you’ll only need 2.5 squares to achieve this which is completely feasible as you’ll have multiple squares reaching the end of a route. Following the Stages above will net you this trophy no problem.


 Lancer
Saw all of Juyoung’s rapport events.

Rapports is sort of like this games version of ‘affection’. Most Rapport Events happen at certain levels of ‘affection’ for a character, so it’s imperative that you get as much Rapport increases in every scenario and make correct decisions. Each character has a total of 5 rapport that you must achieve to obtain their respective trophy.

Follow Stage 1 above to find all a guide on how to obtain all of Juyoungs rapports.


 Loser
Saw all of Hyesung’s rapport events.

Rapports is sort of like this games version of ‘affection’. Most Rapport Events happen at certain levels of ‘affection’ for a character, so it’s imperative that you get as much Rapport increases in every scenario and make correct decisions. Each character has a total of 5 rapport that you must achieve to obtain their respective trophy.

Hyesung’s difficulty lies in the fact that he has the least amount of game-time compared to other contestants for specific reasoning. He also has a rapport locked behind correct choices not just ‘affection’. Follow Stage 1 above to obtain this trophy.


 On Safe Ground
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

Story-Related.
All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular epilogue is rewarded for Seil’s ending. This Seil’s ending is an automatic ending if you’ve finished Route A.


 Mental Breakdown
You’ve gone crazy.

This trophy is for completing depleting Do-yoon Han’s mentality. This would be difficult to come by naturally but there are exploitable areas, namely recaps areas where you can’t progress unless you get the right answers. Abuse the failing system until you go crazy for this. This trophy is included in the Stages above, so follow it to not miss this.


 Basics of Conversation
Began the first keyword conversation.

Story-Related.
One of the main mechanics of this visual novel are Communications where you interrogate the different cast of BStars. This will unlock during your first communication.


 Reaction
Began the first keyword conversation.

Story-Related
When interrogating the members of BStars during communications, some of the responses will warrant you new information in the form of Keywords.


 Recap
Finished my first recapitulation.

Story Related.
One of the main mechanics of this visual novels are Recaps. After every communication, there’ll be a recap episode to follow up what you have learned.


 Bot Setting
Changed the Auto-Write message.

Buried Stars is based on a show that utilizes the popularity of votes for their contestants, and this is done through a social media app called Phater – sort of like Facebook, or Twitter. Every contestant has a set bot to auto-write for them to interact with fans, what you need to do is change this.

The auto-writing has no effect on the gameplay, so do not worry about what you change it to, just acess your Watch Settings and change this to anything.


 Check Watch
Opened the watch menu.

Story Related.
The watch is a sub-menu you can access during communications giving you access to a variety of different menus; phone, recordings, settings, phater, etc. You don’t necessarily need to use it much, but there is a mandatory use of it once during the story.


 Extinct Truth
Couldn’t take another step before the truth.

At the very end of Route A you’ll be required to explain your reasoning behind the culprit you have figured out. If you fail to choose the correct responses you’ll see this ending. Refer to Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Isolated Bond
Rescued but couldn’t complete the picture.

This ending is achieved for being rescued but unsuccessfully being able to conclude the truth. This is easiest when paired with any ‘unique endings’ that branch off far before the end of the game. Like Remaining Concealed trophy for example. Refer to Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Rash Verdict
Rescued but gave up on truth.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending pertains to Do-yoon himself, but as you can’t increase your own rapport it’s for giving up on the truth. There are multiple ways to go upon achieving this by failing to choose certain timed events. Follow Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Unstable Peace
Rescued after failing to discover the truth.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending pertains to Do-yoon himself, but as you can’t increase your own rapport it’s for failing to discover the truth. There are multiple ways to go upon achieving this by failing to choose certain correct answers especially nearing end-game. Follow Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Change Settings
Changed the watch settings.

Story-Related.
The watch is a sub-menu you can access during communications giving you access to a variety of different menus; phone, recordings, settings, phater, etc. You don’t necessarily need to change settings much, but there is a mandatory use of changing settings once during the story.


 Listening to Recordings
Listened to a recording file.

The watch is a sub-menu you can access during communications giving you access to a variety of different menus; phone, recordings, settings, phater, etc. This trophy though doesn’t have a forced story segment like the other watch features. There’ll be 3 different recordings to listen to in the beginning, listen to any of them for this trophy.


 Skeleton Tower
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is for Juyoung. You will need to have Juyoung hate you for this, luckily you can abuse the final recap instead of an entire other playthrough. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Eternal Moment
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued. 

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is for Gyu-hyuk. This will differ from regular endings, as it is required you to fail a particular event with Gyu-hyuk. Refer to Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Remaining Concealed
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is for Inha. Though this differs from regular endings, there’ll be a specific choice made during gameplay where you have to betray Inha. Follow Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 Request of the Dead
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular ending is for Gyu-hyuk. Refer to Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 Belated Rebound
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

Story-Related.
All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular epilogue is rewarded for Hyesung’s ending. This Hyseung’s ending is an automatic ending if you’ve finished Route A.


 On the Flip Side
See a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This is a peculiar trophy as it’s not tied to any of the contestants, but you won’t need to make any game-spanning decisions for this. Seungyeon’s ending comes with the completion of Route A. Following Stage 1 above will earn you this.


 Betrayer
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular event is for Seil. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 What Both Knows
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular event is for Hyesung. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 

 Dispel
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending in particular is for Inha. Refer to Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 Retrial
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending in particular is for Juyoung. Follow Stage 2 above to achieve this.


 Mutual Reliance
See a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending in particular is for Gyu-hyuk. Follow Stage 1 above to achieve this.


 The Beginning
Played the game for the first time.

Story-Related.
You’ll earn this trophy for starting up the game.


 Lingering Question
Saw a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This particular event is a little bit of a special epilogue. To see this epilogue you’ll need to have seen the True Ending which’ll unlock many new choices on a subsequent play or load. In this case, there’ll be a new timed choice that’ll lead to this epilogue. Refer to Stage 3 above to achieve this.


 Futile Calling
See a particular epilogue event after getting rescued.

All the epilogue events in Buried Stars relates to different endings that are tied to characters. Every character has multiple endings dependent on either their rapport level or seen rapport events.

This ending in particular is for Gyu-hyuk. Follow Stage 3 above to achieve this.