Kotaku: "While I sit here typing this sentence, my gamerscore sits at 122,595G. By the time you read this, it will be higher. I am an achievement hunter, or in less-polite company, an achievement whore. And it’s ruining video games."
obvious reason achievements are not needed. and yet another reason used game sales are so high. let me get this cheap game to get my 1000 and I'll take it back in 7 days and get another and so on. my time working for gamestop I saw this all the time. guys buying gears or halo and picking up the Hannah Montana game for 5 dollars used and saying i'm going to bring this back tomorrow after I get the 1000. lamers not gamers.
Your right, it is pretty sad. I like to build up my gamerscore but i am not going to go and buy a game i don't even like just to build it up, it's pathetic. I also don't just trade in my games if i get 1000 gamerscore for it, i keep my games just in case i want to go back and play them again, which i do.
Achievements do not change the way you play, unless that is what you choose.
exacly multiplayer achivements those i dislike because multiplayer doesnt garantee a satisfing experience. Remember when games had this warning - Game experience may change during multiplayer This is why Singleplayer games will always be better.
Yep, I learned how to take advantage of them. I don't take them seriously. I don't care if my friends collect them. Sometimes I do it for fun as a challenge came from a friend but when i'm done i don't collect unless i liked the game and want to do more stuff.. That's how you guys should look at it. However , When i bring a great game like MGS4 (Before the update) to my little brother he ignore it. He only play the games that have trophies. Kids these days only play for trophies. Instead of talking about the game they talk about trophies xD .
I don't let achievements interfere with the way I play. I'm not a completionist who looks to get all the achievements within a game. I play my games to enjoy them.
Achievements have changed the way I play. I play the game for longer and do things I don't normally do. In Bioshock I played through the hardest setting with no vita chambers on. I would have never have done that before.
I dont have a problem with them, especially the harder ones.
I dont have problems with achievements or trophies, actually, I dont care about'em at all. I just play the game, the way I like to. For the record, I hate more DLC content, still remember those times where I played games to get new things in it.
"Achievements Have Ruined How I Play Games" Well sir, the only thing I can say is that you are very dumb, if you let a digital worthless icon affect how you play games.
What I like about achievements is that it's a nice way to know where my friends are at within that game or that other one. Gives me a glimpse at what they've been doing and if they get one hard achievement, then it should be fun to ask them about how they did it and all that. I don't have that much trophies unlocked on my ps3, and not a single platinum, but I like those that I got. For a time I was looking on the internet to see what achievements were available in a game, but I found that they are much more satisfying when they come as a surprise. Like Borderlands 2 Double Rainbow trophy, I came across it only while fooling around with friends and it did give me a silly grin when I unlocked it. :)
"A game became more about playing and beating it—it became about a number." "Hours of playtime that could be used to play something new—something fun—instead get consumed with monotonous task-managing, all in the name of increasing a number that has no actual value." "And it’s ruining video games." All I'm reading is about how someone is ruining video games for himself, not about an idea that is ruining the video game industry. Achievements are fun and I enjoy unlocking them, but I wont look at them before I first beat the game. Afterwords, they provide some extra challenges for more playthroughs, and give a little extra incentive to try the game out in different ways ("play through this level without these weapons", etc.). Don't complain because you chose to suffer through crappy children's games to increase your score.
There no way achievements/trophies can ruin how you play. They can only really only improve and add variety to how you play. Like for instance playing through Dead Space only using the plasma cutter, or fun ones like getting a zombie to slip on vomit on Dead Rising.
AChievements/trophies are ok. I came into playing 360 later on maybe 2 1/2 years ago. Realized I would never catch up to some people lol. stopped trying to get achievements at all. Now ps3 I'm level 12 with 4 Plats. A friend of mine just got a ps3 and I told him he will never catch up to me lol. Once you get to level 8 it really feels like you have to grind really hard to move on. I kind of wish they restart them for the new generations to give everyone a fresh start. Or have seperate scores/levels for each generation.
Achievements do not ruin gameplay or how you play, because they are OPTIONAL. You don't NEED to do them. People who don't like them, simply ignore them. Achievements though can IMPROVE gameplay and the longevity of the game, if that person choose to do them and enjoys them. It seems like the author has gotten to serious about achievements to the point of near addiction? He can only blame himself for that. If he can't simple ignore them anymore, then he has problems. Nothing wrong with the achievements being in the game.
I like trophies. They're completely optional, if you feel that you HAVE to get them, that's your problem then. I always play through a game once or twice for my own enjoyment before I decide whether or not to grind a Platinum Trophy out of it.
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