"So," he said in an obvious gesture to inspire reader feedback, "how about you, do you still care about points? Do you keep a close eye on the points totals of your friends? Or you totally over it now?" By Giantbomb.com
of course. it does it for me.
i think its worthless just numbers going u its like a math game the more you study the higher and better its gonna get
It does for some people and its your opinion that it does not many anything for you, I can respect that. Wht console(s) do you own? Whats your gamertag and what zone do you fall under on XBL?
I have grown attached to them They also influenced me play a few games I might not have if not for the achievement points!
in order to pass all the achievements i have to change up the way i play the game. i like this becouse it forces me to experiance a differant way of playing that i would not have tryed otherwise .
I love RPG's but once through is enough for me as I take my take usually 50 to 100 hours. Achievements make me want to play them a second time. Do I care that I am not at the top of the pile? No! Do I care that I have a respectable score? Yeah! Will I play a crappy game for points? Nah!
Couldn't care less, it's just a score. I don't care about high scores either. In fact, I only have 1,512 points and about two thirds are from The Orange Box and Mass Effect and almost all the points are just from playing through the game.
For me they are worthless..
I not just a sony fan in denial that achievments sucks because it´s not on my precious. It´s just that i focus on the game experience and dont waste my time on the points...
Ahahahaha XBOX SUX !! JUMP OUT AND PLAY B3YOND
Go and watch some blu-ray movies
Yes, we watch blu-ray movies AND play great games. Guess what... YOU CAN'T. Who's the "Loser"?
just a brilliant Idea from M$
I care. I think the majority who've owned an Xbox 360 will agree that Achievements are a fantastic thing although its not something to hold above another platform, especially as the PS3 will obviously one day have a similar concept of score achievements in its games. But it is still a great thing, especially for those who've completed a game but not every aspect - it adds alot of value on it and you'll be trying through levels on harder difficulties than you normally would, just to get those points.
I agree, I am currently replaying Bioshock to save the little sisters, cause I harvested all of them the first time. The points get me to play a game more then just once and in turn help me to get more time out of a title. More time spent playing equals less of a rip off of spending 60 dollars on a game. I don't like the online acheivements as much. It often times forces you to play a poorly crafted multiplayer for way more time then you actually want to just to get some points.
My favorite acheivement is on Half life, sending the gnome to space is a real acheivement. Carrying that bastard around is a pain in the ass.
which is better I would take trophies over stickers anyday considering thats what the system that is not working have stickers I mean for crying out loud! its like some thing that you got from pre school or kinder garden?.
dont really care about achievements, i always found it ridiculous how people would say this is a big deal. of course though its better to have it than not to have it.
NO. They are a sad attempt at making people buy games they don't want to increase their score for who knows what reason.
i dont care about the points or gamerscore, but i do care about achievments
I don't, if you need numbers to tell you that you're having fun, you need a life.
I care but I'm not playing games just to get them I know some people do. I play games for fun and if I can get achievement pts then it's better.
I guess it makes losers feel like they accomplished something...but i play games to have fun...i work to feel like i accomplished something
Yes...until I reach 20,000 (currently 19,460). After that, I'll take them as they come, and I might go out of my way for a few, but I'll stop being a score-wh0re.
I think achievements are a great ploy even if its just to sell games. The amount of money the companies who make the crap games must have made just because ppl want those 1,000 pts must be a lot more than say on a PS3 or Wii. So I'm sure these companies will be greatful to Microsoft! Im currently on 54,145pts. I try not to play crappy games but have done a few for easy score. Although I tend to just try and get all the points from the games I've owned and like playing, to me this shows I've completed the game properly and got my money out of it. Some achievements are just stupid e.g Bejeweled 2 endless mode lol. On the whole though it adds to the challenge of a game and the lastability. I also own a PS3 but at the mo if a game is released for both the 360 and PS3 I'll choose the 360 version as it has the extra incentive of achievements to keep me going!
I find them useful when playing team games online, it gives me an idea of how good or bad my teammates are.
Also I am in awe of your Forza and Dead Rising, did you use a guide for Dead Rising because if you didn't I am even more amazed.
I like achievements but not the way the 360 has them. The score card is only a means how much more of a gamer you are. I think some of the achievements are too easy like for example complete chatper one. They should be like 100 headshots or kill 1000 with AK-47.
I hope the PS3 version will have points that you can spend on home or build up a credit for the store.
It depends on the game, but for the most part, no. If it's offered then cool but it's not then that's ok.
but I still play games really for the experience of playing it or the fun I can get from playing it.
I don't care about points, just because they make me play a game more than is fun. When I see that I'm missing X points, I get angry and play it again and again. If I don't get the points, I get more frustrated and start to dislike the game. Achievements aren't bad by any means, but I'd rather miss a bunch of things and have fun than play a game 8000 times just to find a single object behind a planter on the fifth floor of the eighth level. Drives me nuts.
They don't matter at all. There are people out there that think because they have a high Achievement score that they are more hardcore or what not the those with a lower score however here is the flaw to that logic. The xbox cant record what you are doing and playing on other consoles. So while someones score may be lower it doesn't mean you are better then them.
the care bears
only 360 owners can answer this.
Hopefully their arent any PS3-only fanboys on this article..
cuz that would be lame and really pathetic.
I'm still trying to break 10,000
I may rent old 360 games for the heck of it.
Probably the launch titles.
Its a launch game and its really fun to beat people with weapons. It gets crazy at the end.
do i care about achievements as an additional goal? yes. i enjoy achievements since they add replay value. if they had no numerical value, i would still enjoy them. i think the people that say "achievements r da dumb" are only basing it on the fact that SOME people, not everyone on xbox live, like to take it to the extreme with point and group everyone with them.
Uncharted has "Rewards" same thing.
You have to achieve a certain amount of points to unlock different items.
I really don't care either.
gaming is like sex, in some kinky ways. some people think it's about status and macho score tracking, others think it's about having fun. fun is the exact opposite of greed and I certainly don't give a rat's ass about what the m$ marketing division thinks my fun should be. let's bring stress and social status into the gaming world, what a brilliant idea! that is some truly nextgen experience. just like for sex, people who brag about their scores are the one who suck balls at it. besides, it won't take long b4 people hack'em into the meaninglessness they deserve.
Its a good feature but not really important.
You guys said it, and I totally agree. NO I dont care about meaningless achievements, I play games simply to have fun and complete them. That, in itself is achievement enough for me. Surely gamers are people that have other things to do with their lives when not playing video games? If game scores/achievements mean a lot to you then it clearly shows you have a lot of time to waste and nothing else much going on your life, damn. Well then again, Bill Gates does have to cater for all geeks out there who sit in front of TV screens/monitors their whole lives.....he either is or was once one himself!
but if I told you ther were worthless Id be lying. I dont get extra achievemnts or play games that I wouldent normaly, but I don't mind getting achievements from just playing the games. Sometimes when I do something weird (like take a picture of sander choen after I killed him in bioshock) it gives me an achievement and Im like, "wow, people who made the game thought alot of people would find it amusing to kill the guy and take his picture after he made you do it to 4 other people." The achievement is caled Irony(I think) and it was cool I thought. I only have like 4000 pts. but I can tell that iVe palyed more games than my friend who has like 500, its not important to me to have alot of points, cause there arn't that many games I want to play, and there will always be a whole shi# load of people with more points than I have.
I really enjoy the achievements!
Achievements and Gamerscore are two different things though... to me I don't care what my gamerscore is. The acheivements, on the other hand, give me more to do in a game once I've beaten the crap out of it. Heck, I even work on getting some of them while I play through the first time. Achievements aren't a driving factor towards me purchasing a game, but they do carry some importance to me. They may not be for everyone, but no one can honestly say they don't add more to a game. Have fun guys!
I don't really care about achievement points on my xbox,but the only time I did find it cool was when I was inducted into the specters in Mass Effect.
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