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Submitted by maximaz 896d ago | opinion piece

5 Types of Achievements/Trophies That Must Die

AlienLion writes:

"If you’ve been with us for awhile, then you know that we love trophies and achievements. Hoarding aside, they are fun little incentives to spend some extra time with the games that we enjoy (and some that we don’t), or at least… they are supposed to be. All too often, game developers entirely miss the point. Some of them feel that trophies and achievements are simply an opportunity to fuck with their fans.

Sure, we call them “achievements” for a reason and you don’t usually get trophies for trivial things like blowing your nose (unless you’re really fucking amazing at it) but video games are supposed to provide fun experiences. In no way should “challenging” mean “torturous” or especially “mind-numbingly dull” when it comes to gaming. Yet, it often does so we feel like we need to help developers out with a few pointers:" (Culture, Mortal Kombat 9, Spec Ops: The Line, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Torchlight)

Root  +   896d ago
Any "online" ones to me

I don't see why I have to be forced to play online to complete a games achievement/trophy list

I don't mind if they were separate and they didn't count towards the games total or to get the Platinum but honestly it's just annoying
MrBeatdown  +   896d ago
I don't think so. I think they should cover the whole game.

If the multiplayer's not worth playing... well, that's more of a problem with the multiplayer itself than the game's trophies/achievements.

To me, the best option is, well, options. I think Mass Effect 3 let you get certain ones in either single or multiplayer. That's a great way to do it. Depending on the game, I'd much rather reach the max level in multiplayer than, say, play though on the hardest difficulty.
RedSoakedSponge  +   896d ago
yeah but sometimes you are late to the party and buy the game late, meaning the multiplayer community will be (in a lot of cases) non-existent.

i believe online achievements are stupid since i hate the idea of getting the game years later and not being able to get achievements since there is no multiplayer community.

well thats how i view it anyway.

achievements should be obtainable no matter when you decide to buy the game.
sorceror171  +   895d ago
@RedSoakedSponge - That's a feature, not a bug. They want you to buy it early, when they get maximum money for it. So, online trophies to encourage you to buy when the online community still exists.
AlienLion  +   895d ago
Agree with MrBeatdown. It's a good idea to give players the choice of tackling achievements online or on your own.
MrBeatdown  +   895d ago
@RedSoakedSponge

Well, yeah.

I don't want MP trophies in everything. Sometimes it's just crap and nobody plays it. But like I said, I see that as a problem with the game, not the trophies. I wouldn't want trophy or achievement requirements to prohibit them in good multiplayer games, just because some developers come up with crap.

In a good game with good MP, there should be online trophies if a lot of people will be playing.
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Derekvinyard13  +   895d ago
Root I agree with you, online communities die we can't help that
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   896d ago
EA shouldn't have any online trophies on their games because they shut down servers. I'll never get get 1000GS on my Fifa 11 now!
BioDead  +   896d ago
I agree with online trophies. They are hard to get and i have bad internet brandwdth so it always disconnects.
deadfrag  +   896d ago
I dont look to achivements to enjoy a game,and actually if they never existed i would not miss them.But in the name of people that think achivements make there games and gaming better i think online only achivements should end.Or make the achivements that you must unlock online also be able to unlock on SP either.Either way the system is broken for achivements and for trophies because there are people that are able to mod and unlock the two reward systems.
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Stoppokingme  +   896d ago
I agree with the first point, achievements for completing levels and campaigns are unnecessary.

I like the achievements that actually set the bar higher for the player, such as ones that requires a player to finish a level using certain weapons, without dying, or killing X amount of Y,etc.
maximaz  +   895d ago
That wasn't really the point but I agree.
meatysausage  +   896d ago
Yes online ones must go. I could never get Platinum on my Fifa games because of the frustrating people who would always rage quit when they loose.
I couldn't stand it
matrixman92  +   895d ago
getting to prestige 3 lvl 58 in tomb raiders multiplayer was just dumb...stuff like that shouldnt exist.

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