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5th Cell - No system-wide accomplishments system on Wii U

5th Cell talks about the Wii U's accomplishments system. (5TH Cell, Industry, Wii U)

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Godchild1020  +   657d ago
After having them on the XB360 and on the PS3, I grew fond of them and that might be the reason why I play my Vita more than my 3DS. I will still pick up the Wii U because of Zombie U and Pikmin 3.

Achievements and trophies give me that extra push to play a game a second time and do the extra stuff. The only time I did that without the trophy/achievement incentive was with GTA:SA.
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RivetCityGhoul  +   656d ago
personally i think achievements and trophies hinder your experience with a game. because people focus on doing the certain requirements to get them than focusing on the game itself. nintnedo understands this that's why their is no sort of achievement system like that with the wii u. i commend them for that, sure achievements are nice but they aren't needed. they certainly don't give me the push to play a game again.
FACTUAL evidence  +   656d ago
Well I'm sorry "if", I'm saying "if" you try to go for trophies first instead of enjoying the game first. My thing is, I don't even bother to look at the trophy list until I've beaten the game, so I could enjoy the full experience without worry about the next trophy. If I get a trophy, SWEET, if not i keep on playing. I personally love the achievement/trophy system. It's a good way to add extra playtime throughout the game, and is a good way to have little competitions with your friends for giggles.
RivetCityGhoul  +   656d ago
tbh i don't go for trophies at all. i just try to reach 100% in the game itself. so your "If" is just that a "if"
tehpees3  +   656d ago
Again, it isn't something that prevents millions of people buying a console. It paves the way for DLC abuse by pushing people's need to get 100 % on everything. And it really says more bad about it if you can't play games without them.

Sure there are people who care. But how many really?
bicfitness  +   656d ago
I've never seen a trophy set that you couldn't platinum without DLC. MS' achievement system is different, but you can still have hundreds of games and achievements from all over the place and a respectable gamer score.
sorceror171  +   656d ago
My highly minimal set of platinums needed no DLC. (Infamous 1 & 2, Terminator Salvation, Sly Cooper 1). I'll get to plat on Batman:AA and Just Cause 2 one day, too, and they don't need DLC.
morganfell  +   656d ago
Really? That's like saying it's advertisers fault you bought something. I know Obama was re-elected but do we have to become a worldwide society where we do not have to take responsibility for anything we do or fail to do? Are you so weak that publishers are able to victimize you with some DLC trophies or achievements? What's next, the President appoints a cabinet position of fairness to stop game companies from victimizing you? Do you not see how that sounds? If they make a sequel aren't they also playing you and your weak will? I am not necessarily indication you personally but I think you get the picture.
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knocknock  +   656d ago
IMO it would be more fun for games to have most off not all accomplishments locked out as secret, stops ppl going for the achievements as if that's what the game is, it's always more fun IMO when you pull of a good achievement on the fly than trying to beat it possibly after resorting to a guide anyways kind of defeats the point if you solely aim for it. But that's just my opinion.
rytlok  +   656d ago
i dont care about them anyways
spoonard  +   656d ago
Achievements and trophies make some games able to stand on it's own when they otherwise wouldn't be able to. I don't personally play a game to collect trophies, I think they are an interesting addition, but by no means to they give me a reason r not to play a game.
JBSleek  +   656d ago
I think people are giving too much credit to trophies and achievements. Just play the game.
aviator189  +   656d ago
I like achievements in general. I know I shouldn't be influenced by them, but they really have made me played games more than before.

One achievement that keeps coming back to me is Mile High Club from Call of Duty 4. Absolutely a pain to get and getting it actually required you to get a bit skilled at the game and pace yourself incredibly well. It's achievements like that that make me glad there are achievement systems now.
MegaLagann  +   656d ago
Again, there's no need for them when you have Miiverse. You can make your own challenges with Miiverse. For example, go to the NSMBU page and say "Hey, try to beat this level in under a minute" and then when you do you can post a picture of it on the page saying "hey look I did it". And there you go, you pretty much have unlimited achievements/trophies and the developer has to do jack shit. Only "downside" is you won't get an imaginary trophy or badge, but then again who does achievements and or trophies for that?
deafdani  +   656d ago
This is a subject with really divided opinions. A lot of people just don't care about achievements - trophies, while they're what sells the deal for a lot of other people. Nobody's is right or wrong on this matter, it's all about preferences.

For me, not having them on the Wii U doesn't mean anything. I don't care about trophies on my PS3, or achievements on my Xbox 360. However, I don't mind having them in my console, so other people can enjoy the system.

The Wii U, apparently, won't have them... at launch. That doesn't mean that can't change in the future with a OS update. Remember, guys, the PS3 didn't have trophies until a year or more after its release. I hope it gets that system, not for me, but for the people that actually enjoys them.
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