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Submitted by ITFGaming 804d ago | opinion piece

Trophies or Troubles? What Do Gaming Achievements Mean to You?

Brady Ruiters from ITF Gaming writes: Achievements and Trophies are somewhat new to the gaming world, only really appearing during the current generation of consoles. There have always been challenges within games to perform certain tasks but there wasn’t always tangible evidence or rewards for completing them. (Culture, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   804d ago
i love my trophies/achievements,and i dont understand why people hate them,maybe its because of the braggers then i could understand,but i like my trophy/achievement because 1 they display feats in a game that most probably never acquire and 2 they add replay value.
ScubbaSteve  +   804d ago
I don't really hate them I just don't pay attention to them anymore. I enjoy seeing cleverly named achievements when something interesting happens but I've not cared about them since the first Assassin's Creed game where they wanted you to go around and collect 200 items. I find those types of achievements beyond tedious and it ruined them for me.
JoGam  +   804d ago
I don't know why people hate them. I for one love my trophies and loved my achievements when I had a 360. For me having trophies makes a already great game more gratifying. As for those games that suck, trophies/achievements means nothing.
DragonKnight  +   804d ago
"What Do Gaming Achievements Mean to You?"

Nothing. I play games for the game and could live without trophies/achievements.
-GametimeUK-  +   804d ago
"I play games for the game".

Trophies are pretty much a part of the game now. A semi optional part of the game, but still a part.
DragonKnight  +   804d ago
Nah. They aren't. If they were, you couldn't have a game without trophies. But, you can. It's only a perception that they are a part of the game. If there is anyone who can't play games without trophies, they aren't a gamer, they're a trophy whore.
Honest_gamer  +   804d ago
Achievements are great love them, trophies are OKAY im not a fan of the whole system dont like how i can ave every trophy bar one gold and only be like 70% done, the achievement system just works better for me, i do lke the levels, i DO NOT like the stupid long sync you have to do with psn, if u plat a new game takes ages and im on a 20MB con, best you get around my area so i know its not my connection.

Both are great for re-playability thought some games theres just no reason to replay them, but if thye have trophies then you have a reason
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admiralvic  +   804d ago
Way to over exaggerate... 1 gold trophy away from the platinum will always be (unless there is DLC) 91% . Not like this is really that different from Achievements though, if you're missing 1 achievement worth 90+ points (these do exist, just like 0 point achievements exist too, though they're typically just platinums), then you're still only at 91% (or less) overall.
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Honest_gamer  +   804d ago
later on i'll take a pic and prove u wrong when i get home :)
admiralvic  +   804d ago
Feel free, but before you make a fool of yourself... DLC counts against your overall 100% (as I mentioned), which is PROBABLY what you're seeing. Like GamerJet ( http://psnprofiles.com/trop... ) has the Spelunker platinum, yet their overall percent is 43% due to all the DLC (still displays the platinum image if you platinum, so people know even if you have 1% due to an impossibly high amount of DLC that you still platinumed). Also before you waste your time, I can tell you that trophies have fixed values.
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Honest_gamer  +   804d ago
tis okay im playing a game thats not dlc one piece pirate warriors, 87% or so with 1 left to get so i'll admit above 70% that i said but below ur "fixed" 91% (with no dlc)
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strigoi814  +   804d ago
trophies are fine for replayability of a certain game
JeepGamer  +   804d ago
They mean less than nothing to me. You could take away every single one I've ever earned and turn them off completely and I would be happy.

'Hey, I'll take my save data over to my buddies house... LOL! I can't, because somebody might be getting trophies that way... Sorry!'
admiralvic  +   804d ago
"'Hey, I'll take my save data over to my buddies house... LOL! I can't, because somebody might be getting trophies that way... Sorry!'"

You do realize that that wasn't the reason it was removed, right? Sony implemented the "You did not earn a trophy" ( http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/PEpd... ) system to prevent people from simply loading another persons game save to get trophies. So if a developer wanted you to play with another persons save file, they can always just implement that and thus makes you point moot.
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DragonKnight  +   804d ago
Game Genie for PS3 can make anyone's save file into your save file.
ITFGaming  +   804d ago
Gotta love Trophies and Achievements, but somehow I am pretty cool with skipping a few.
- Darryl Linington
DivineAssault  +   804d ago
I think its nintendo fans that say they dont care for trophies/achievements... Im not a trophie hunter but i do enjoy getting them & having my rank displayed on my ID.. Why wouldnt anyone like them? That lil chime is always a pleasure
DragonKnight  +   804d ago
I am at level 12 for my trophy list and I don't care about trophies/achievements. I'm not a Nintendo fan either. Trophies/Achievements literally do nothing.
PopRocks359  +   804d ago
I owned a 360 for five years and I've had my PS3 for almost four now. I still don't care for Achievements/Trophies. Until they start getting me free stuff, I have very little interest in them.
PSVita_FTW  +   804d ago
i play the game first and then aim for the trophies, trophies provide replayability, i would have probably never replayed games which i've completed such as rayman origins if there were no trophies in the game.
Dan50  +   804d ago
Nothing. I want cheat codes back!
DragonKnight  +   804d ago
^^ THIS
ajax17  +   804d ago
The only problem I have with trophies is not being able to delete them. There are a couple of PS+ games I downloaded and wish I hadn't. I just want to be able to get rid of some game trophies.
BattleAxe  +   804d ago
I love trophies! I'm currently trying to get the last trophy I need to get the platinum for Killzone 3 Multiplayer......Deadly Threesome.
Skate-AK  +   803d ago
I have the KZ3 base game platinum. Luckily I didn't have to get that trophy for it cause it is DLC.
Jagsrock  +   804d ago
Achievements and trophies are fun. They add to the game and often act as small missions. I could do without achievements for simply completing chapters of the story but I like the cleverly named obscure achievements that make the player go complete a task just for the hell of it.
starchild  +   804d ago
I like trophies and achievements. It's the one thing I wish the PC had-- a unified achievement system.
Skate-AK  +   803d ago
I like them. I have 45 Platinums right now. http://psnprofiles.com/skat...
Only one more trophy away from the Vanquish platinum. The challenges are so hard.
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