Submitted by GreenRanger 745d ago | news

Nintendo Wii U Release Date in Five Days: Console Will Not Have System-Wide Achievements

gameguide.com: "There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide," Slaczka said on NeoGAF. "They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of 'Global Starite Shards', which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren't area specific." (Nintendo, Wii U)

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Neonridr  +   745d ago
Nothing that can't be changed with an update down the road. The PS3 didn't have its trophy system until 2 years after launch. And that came in the form of a firmware update. If enough people gripe about the lack of accomplishments, I am sure we could see them added in at a later date.
iamnsuperman  +   745d ago
True its just a shock Nintendo have over looked quite a standard feature.
Tetsujin  +   744d ago
I like the idea it's up to the developer, because that way people can play how they want, without some sort of "checklist" to verify they played the game.

I still see achievements/trophies as a way to make bad games somewhat playable; and good games ruined because instead of playing for story and fun factor they're played just to get someones e-peen bigger.
Neonridr  +   744d ago
Totally agree. I am guilty of playing a bad game repeatedly just so I can get all the achievements in a game. I do enjoy being able to say I 100% a game, but if the option wasn't there, I wouldn't care so much.

Again, it is something that can be remedied, it's not set in stone.
Seth1533  +   744d ago
I say we wait until we see MiiVerse before we judge. I like the idea of posting screenshots, high scores, etc on a social network with friends who can view them, make comments, or just see in general what I have done in games rather than "OMG I HAVE 100k GAMERSCORE AND YOURS IS ONLY 99k!"
The_Tr0ll17  +   744d ago
Most likely not powerful enough.
tehpees3  +   744d ago
Your name fits you rather well.
aquamala  +   744d ago
not having it is a great feature, wish I can turn it off on PS3 and 360
colonel179  +   744d ago
yeah, they should be optional to players! We should be able to decide which games to have them. I know it sounds like a useless request, but it would just be nice and wouldn't affect anyone.
SilentNegotiator  +   744d ago
You can turn off notifications and pretend like they don't exist.

Excluding a standard feature is NOT a feature!
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Quetzll  +   744d ago
Pretty sure it was Iwata, himself, who said that achievements and trophies distract from the intended experience of the game.

definitely true.
Stroke666  +   744d ago
Waaaa, waaaa... nintendo should make a system that wipes my ass for me. Come on people, stfu and play
Dlacy13g  +   744d ago
Boooo..... that's all I have to say about that.
WildStyles  +   744d ago
Achievements and trophies are some of the most impactful things brought into gaming this gen. They're very important to many gamers today. Especially among the hardcore gamers whom Nintendo has expressed they wanted back.

Not making a mandatory rewards system is just odd. The Nintendo Network better not be lacking Nintendo.
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millzy102  +   744d ago
how is it a reward system, what rewards do you get, a pretty picture, bronze trophie a sound. its not a reward system as rewards are something you can use not look at. I replay games that are good and deserve it, a rubish game is still a rubish game and I never replay a game to get trophies. isn't compleating the game rewarding enough considering that's what we did for 6 generations before this one. games used to be a challenge to compleat unlike these days that why they add achievments to give a false sense of accomplishments and do stupid things that don't matter. 10 gamer score for typing this.
from the beach  +   744d ago
Bold, refreshing move from Nintendo. Screw virtual collectables!
Schawk  +   744d ago
Thepcz  +   744d ago
achievements are the biggest con in modern gaming
just a cheap way for devs to add pseudo 'extra-content' to their game and quasi lastability.

i actually find it annoying when i'm playing uncharted or some other game and whenever i find a 'hidden' item the computer bleeps at me telling me i have a trophy. I dont give a shit, i got the item in the game, i dont need a trophy for it.

Also, its a con to get you online.

image zelda with achievements. no thanks, just let me play the game, dont pad the game out with pointless achievements and billions of collectibles.
coolasj  +   744d ago
Turn off achievement notifications, ignore them.
Wolfbiker  +   744d ago
no shit
millzy102  +   744d ago
I've been gaming for nearly 22 years now and achievments have only been around for 7 of those. what did 'hardcore' gamers play before 360 came out. nothing because it didn't have achievments. this whole hardcore mentality sucks. I hate trophies achievments but I'm a 'harcore' gamer because I've played every single home and portable console since the NES. no lie. even the neo geo and neo geo pocket. anyone ever heard of them they where made by a company called Snk. some kid tried to tell me that I'm not a hardcore gamer because I don't play cod online, I only like the campaign. there's more games than cod and more to do with gaming than achievments like just playing games. gaming is hobby for the majority of people not a competive sport.
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ylwzx3  +   744d ago
I don't see who cares about achievements really......
ninjabake  +   744d ago
Add me to the list of people who couldn't care less about the achievement/accomplishment thing. They're nice to look at and if you have buddies that play too I guess you can have bragging rights but its nothing that TRULY rewards me, just gives a number as to how many "achievements" I have. I understand there are plenty of gamers that need this feature and I respect that but I'm glad Nintendo is doing it differently.
FinalomegaS  +   744d ago
Ok i used to be a hardcore Gamerscore farmer. I have a very high GS ratio to game. Not talking about people that have 30 000 and they played like 100+ games.

Then after carefully analyzing the real GS idea, i found it to be a mental thing. It made me and my gang itch to get more points, DLC we care nothing for BUT that was an EXTRA 500 points. Jesus it was getting out of hand, I would just destroy games get full 1000GS and not even touch the game again. This was doing what? Ya no doubt my ego of comparing vs my friends made me feel great but do I really need this to measure my skills? I clearly am better since each time we check the leader-boards I'm always better.After destroying Batman AC with 1000GS, i told my self I won't get the DLC since i noticed i was addicted to GS and just raping games (console games are so easy to finish after a few hours vs PC games with longer wasted hours of our lives =/ )

Some of you guys are right, ya achievements are nifty, it is cool to hear that sound when you've done that hard challenge. But as a surviving addict, I can see where it looses it's meaning. Diablo3 has them also but they are so ridiculous to get that you'll be replaying the same dam game for god knows how long to get some points that don't really add up to anything.

On the consoles it's really for showing off vs others and can be a guide line for others. Am i happy Nintendo said no, well i'm a little different and I don't really care about them anymore. Playing Wii resort had them and I kept going at it until i had them all... I notice the obsession... I think i need to ignore this feature in games ...

oh.. Starcraft2, there is this one level you have stay alive for 10min, easy enough. But there is an achievement if not only you can stay alive but go out and destroy the enemy hatchery...on HARD LOL. I mean I tried a shit load of times and checked it on youtube and really that is madness ( not Sparta), it drive you insane also to want these done.

ok ok, i'm done now...

Crazy achievements ....


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