Ryan follows up from his previous article "I Dislike Multi-Player Trophies" and explains why single player games should not include trophies in multi-player.
I cannot agree with this more. I've been making this same argument since 2008 when trophies were first released.
Yeah I hate multiplayer trophys or achievements in mainly single player games, does my nut in
Yep, right with you. It influences player behaviour, rewards things that don't benefit team play and generally stands in the way of platinums too.
there should never be any MP trophies.. they always cause problems.. -servers shut -laggy MP -stresfull and stupid objectives and many more unwelcome stuff for trophy hunters sony should patch the games with closed servers and make those trophies obtainable offline
a good example is resistance 3 , it came out at the end of 2011 and its shut ! and i feel sorry for the person who attempted to platinum R2
I agree. Achievements / Trophies that are online are a pain in the ass. If severs closed then that is it, you can never get them again, it's stupid. They can't have been very well thought out if such a flaw is going to carry on existing.
yup.. i am stil stuck with 97% on defjam rapstar bec the company got sued for ilegal music or whatever reason they shut for.. so i cant do the online trophies which was just rate or upload some music ~_~ and it wasnt an easy game to finish too
nuff said .ruins a game sometimes ac4, tomb raider are 2 that stick in mind
Yeah I am playing tomb raider now on ps4, deff not going for the online trophys, didnt on ps3 either.
I highly agree. Honestly all trophies are pointless.
Multiplayer achievements will always make people play differently, instead of playing the intended way. You really have to go out of your way for some of them, which in turn could leave your team losing in some cases. That's just one of the reasons i dislike MP achievements, not including things like gaining Rank 100 or something.
Uncharted has done a good job with them. UC2 had 1 trophy for playing a game of co-op and one for competitive. There were in-game achievements for other things, but only those 2 for trophies.
Mass Effect 3 introduced a nice alternative for that which I had hoped to see more often afterwards... and it wasn't the case. They basically had objectives for some trophies that went like "Do this MP objective OR do this in single player" which was a nice idea. Of course, the part they didn't handle well was the fact that it was WAY too complicated to achieve the single player objectives compared to the MP.
Wolfenstein is the worst it has 25 online trophies and lobbys are empty back when the game came out
Wolfenstein 2009 was one of the few games with MP i completed, and it also had a bug that could potentially reset your progress. I avoided that one myself, fortunately. :)
I don't mind MP trophies at all, but I hate them when they require you to kill thousands or spend a lot of time to hit the highest level.
I think multiplayer trophies should have single player alternatives, or at least offline co-op ways to do it
Yep, totally agree! And when the servers shut down you can't even get them anymore, so what's the point?
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