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Submitted by X-Factor 664d ago | opinion piece

My Addiction To Xbox 360 Achievements and PSN Trophies

Jewi of Ludos-Mundi.com writes:

I have a confession to make: I am an addict.I am addicted to Xbox 360 achievements and PSN Trophies, but soon I will be completely clean.

Achievements for Xbox 360, or PSN Trophies or gamerscore, are a genius invention designed to keep obsessive players glued to a game. It manipulates them, driving them for hours just for the satisfaction of hearing a *pling* followed by a message informing them that they have earned “20 points for collecting the 1000th potato!” (PS3, Xbox 360)

Cam977  +   664d ago
You're not alone, so am I.
X-Factor  +   664d ago
lol!
t0mmyb0y  +   664d ago
Same here. I'm just about Level 13 (12 with 98%) lol. I'm starting to care less about them though. What ever happened to the reward system they were going to put out for that? Would be more people trying.
Cam977  +   664d ago
I have got level 14, 28%. For some reason, 13 was really hard.
JellyJelly  +   664d ago
Never read this before.

"Trophies vs achievements"
"Have achievements/trophies ruined gaming?"
"Top 10 easiest/hardest achievements/trophies"
"Honey, I shrunk the trophies/achievements"
etc etc yada yada bla bla bla hitz hitz hitz...
JAMurida  +   664d ago | Well said
True enough, it's probably one of the best things they made this generation when it comes to gaming, IMO. So many games that would of been a quick 5 hour single player turn into 40+ hours replaying for trophies (like the PSN title Malicious) and the RPGs/JRPGs last even longer than usual.

So even though they are addicting, they really do give games replay value to them. I just ***REALLY*** hope that when the next generation arrives that they keep the trophies you've earned from this generation to carry to the next. I also hope they make a reward system, like if you plat say... Dragon's Dogma 2 then you will earn an exclusive PS3 theme/avatar or something to that degree, just like how they did with FFXIII.

Good article.
Cam977  +   663d ago
That's why I love them, what would be a 5 hour game gets extended to a 19 hour game; eg: Mafia 2 which took me 3 attempts to get the posters due to glitches.
Pretzel   664d ago | Spam
kma2k  +   664d ago
I didnt care that much about trophies in the beggining if at all. After i got gamefly & i play a new game every week i actually like trophies/achievos casue it gives you a nice history to be able to scroll through, plus I really enjoy being able to see where friends are in games i know what not to say about plot points depending on where they are in the game.

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