Wii U @ E3: Why Nintendo need to Launch achievements.

Could a simple achievement system help the WiiU?

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kirbyu1957d ago

I still don't see what the big deal is about achievements. I understand why people like them. But why so much they refuse to buy a console simply because it lacks achievements?

And why am I the only one who thinks this way? Just think about it...

1. They don't do anything. After you get the achievement, nothing happens except it says you got it. Do they do more than I've been told?

2. The games don't tell you what you have to do to get the achievements, so what's the likelihood you'll get any of them? Doesn't seem to likely to me.

If Nintendo were to do this, I'd hope they make it better.

First off, I'd hope they'd be called accomplishments instead. I don't know why, but I like that word better. But, call em whatever, I don't care.

And how bout, with every time you get an accomplishment you get a piece to a jigsaw puzzle of artwork from the game you got it in. And with every finished puzzle, you get some free eShop credit.

TruthbeTold1957d ago

I totally agree.

'You managed to turn your console on properly and get the game started! - Achievement Unlocked!'

I understand that it gives a collector's element to some games, and that some people have come to associate that with true replay value, but I think they are overrated.

Totally agree that if Nintendo ever does it, they should only do it if they find a way to make it more meaningful. There are some other things I'd rather see them copy from other companies first long before achievements...

Apex131957d ago

Ooooooo ket me buy a Wii u for achievements. Breaking News: Nintendo Wii u is seeking by the bucket load because of an achievement system.


MasterCornholio1957d ago

Why do Nintendo fans hate achievements so much?

Its not like having them will make a console worse or anything instead it gives gamers who like them some additional objectives to complete within the game which can add to the length of it.

The Wii U doesn't need achievements but they are nice to have.

yugovega1957d ago

wiiu's achievement system is better. post high scores on miiverse and compete with everyone. that's new achievements everyday. id rather have things like secret levels in Mario u then I would a "bling" if I watch the credits all the way through.

BigDuo1957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )

Satoru Iwata commented on an achievement system in the past:

"I have not thought that offering the same features that already exist within other online communities would be the best proposal for very experienced game players.Nintendo has paid a great deal of attention to the dynamic of people playing video games together in the same room. With Wii U, we thought about expanding this concept into separate rooms which are connected online. Miiverse is a network community dedicated to video games that represents a very unique game-dedicated social graph that has never existed before."

People should except the fact that Nintendo enjoys being a different type of console manufacturer. It does not have any desire to be a copycat, it doesn't want to make a third console similar to Microsoft and Sony's. For better or for worse, Nintendo does things its own way,and if you don't like it, then don't buy their consoles.

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