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The Trouble With Trophies: How The Community Ruined The Fun

GP writer Jared discusses why trophies and achievements should not mean everything to gamers.

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Xbot3601351d ago

Achievements and Trophies have forced me to play games I would have never otherwise tried. Some were good some were not, overall I think the reward system is great. I wish Nintendo would jump onboard.

Snookies121351d ago

Agreed, I like that trophies/achievements push me to go that extra mile with games. It gives me a lot more playtime out of them when I know there are more things to be done.

NoTheMama1351d ago

Really?! Not the idea of a fun game is what draws you in? sad.....

t0mmyb0y1351d ago

Where is the reward system for the trophy levels?

Hellsvacancy1351d ago

Trophies are love hate relationship for me, it can be fun trying to earn a particular trophy, but at the same time can be hell, like beating Gaius on SOTC, or when Dishonored screwed me out of the Ghost trophy the other day

Alos881351d ago

It sounds more "The trouble with the Community" to me.

guitarded771351d ago

Yup... don't blame trophies/achievements for people being a-holes. If it wasn't trophies, it would be leader boards... we've had them since gaming started, and no one complained about them. It was an honor to put your 3 initials at the top of the list on an arcade machine, trophies are essentially the same thing... an overarching leader board/gaming diary. Sure, the PS Blog community is half retarded, but that's everywhere on the internet.

NoTheMama1351d ago

the worst part about trophies is when i see my friends playing shit games just for an easy platinum.
When I asked them if they were actually having fun doing so, they'd say "nah not really!"
Thats the problem right there. Games are designed to be fun and entertaining, not a chore or your 2nd job.

GarandShooter1351d ago

That's not the worst part about trophies, that's the worst part about your friends psychological make up. They still need to make the decision to buy/rent/play the game.

I don't think a developer sets out to make a game a chore or feel like a second job, they somehow just miss the fun factor or misinterpret what makes a game fun.

PirateThom1351d ago

I played Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for trophies, it was easy but I also had fun with it to a degree, more than some big titles.

I also played Terminator Salvation for trophies and enjoyed it for a while, then quickly just wanted it to end.

That's examples of two games, picked up on a whim for cheap, due to easy trophies and I actually feel I got my moneys worth out of both. I think trophies can definitely keep you playing a game or get you to try a game you might otherwise avoid.

beerkeg1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Playing crap games to collect trophies. Wow, well done I guess. Must have been a lot of 'fun'.

I'd rather put the money from buying two crap games with trophies towards buying one good game, whether it had trophies or not. Call me old fashioned but I get my pleasure from gaming just playing the games, trophies mean very little in the end.

PirateThom1351d ago

It was fun, that's what I just said.

Sometimes a "crap game" can provide as much entertainment as full blown AAA title. Just depends on the reasons. How many people enjoyed Deadly Premonition and enjoyed it?

Games are played to be enjoyed, I just happen to derive happiness from an odd dabble with easy trophies.

_LarZen_1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Im glad Nintendo with the Wii U dont have achievments at all. Dont know why but I feel like it's just "hanging" over me when I know there are a bunch of achievments I have not done in a game I just finished.

Let me enjoy a game without all this achievment pressure! :p

Fez1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I agree, I would prefer not to even know they are there.

They're often used to entice people to buy DLC by displaying new unearned trophies in the list with the ones you've spent ages getting too! Taking advantage of peoples nature for capital gain.

dboyman1351d ago

Here Here! I feel the same. Gaming is about having fun, enjoying the experience. My own personal experience with trying to get trophies is sometimes playing just to get trophies kills the joy of the experience of the game. So I play the game, and if don't give a care whether I get that trophy or not.

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