Gears of War 2 to made an appearance at the Comic-Con today and some interesting news was dropped, announcing that Gears 2 would get "linked achievements". What exactly is a "linked achievement"
Gears of War 2 getting linked achievements is pretty kool. Maybe it will set a trend to other game manufacturers when they make sequels.
Lets see who also takes on this trend.
Yeah. If I didn't have most of the achievements already i'd go back and get them. I do hope there are other ways of getting those characters though as I like the way achievements are an extra to the game that you can go for or not. I don't want them to become integral to the standard game.
Ratchet and Clank games have been doing something like this since the 2nd game, but this sounds like a step further
And didn't burnout do something like this as well. If you had a madden save you got a madden van. A burnout 3 save you got a burnout 3 car. It's all been done before. I swear i'm gonna make every single post from now on on here simply. SIMPSONS DID IT!!!
It doesn't really matter who did it first. I hope trophies/achievements that give unlockables in the game will become mainstream. This will give the reward system whether it is trophies or achievements, alot more value.
Mario Kart Wii has it. If you have a Mario Galaxy Save... you can unlock a character. This is nothing new, but it is neat. Kinda like Legends of Zelda: Season and Ages game for gameboy. If you beat one before the other, you start off with a special item that will change gameplay in the next game. It added good replay value as you had to beat both games twice to really beat it.
AS many has mentioned, many games already allowed you to transfer progress from previous games, MArio Kart, Ratchet & Clank, some RPGs, ProEvolution Soccer allowed you to transfer your team... We also have the XBLA games that will give you gold to be used in Fable 2 and the PSN/XBLA Rearmed Commando that will unlock some stuff for the retail game... So while this is nice is NOT a Revolution...we haven't seen this much in this generation because we have had so few sequels This is just a way to make people getting a X360 for Gears 2 to buy Gears 1 as otherwise there's no really a reason to do so...there's no really a story to catch up with WHO would like to buy a game that is smaller, NOT BETTER than GoW2 and 5 TIMES less Bad ass?
I think ratchet had it. If you played and beat the first game, you would get special weapons in the second one. Beat the second one, special unlocks in third. But sounds pretty cool i Suppose. Edit @ chaos: Did you beat me? haha
The 360 gets something unique with linked achievements that no other console can match.
linked achivements is even better than sliced bread .how can all of us could be so blind *sarcasm* umm hey have u ever paly mgs3 subsintace, if not dont even mind answering
I have "paly" mgs3. It sucked anyway this is a great innovation although someone will be on to say M$ is copying £ony. That was a joke people. Or that trophies are better That was another joke.
While this is quite clever, it is something that was done last generation. You could transfer your weapons from older Rachet and Clank games, to newer ones, and if you had made it to a certain point in the first Rachet and Clank, you got an employee discount on weapons in the third one. Still it is a great way to get people to play earlier games in a series, and I hope more games start to incorporate it.
Hey Taz Just Listen for a minute.In the PS2 in Ratchet and Clank,you could transfer your weapons from part 1 to part 2 then to part3.Its not really "original" as you think but its a good addition to Gears 2 which I will be getting.
And don;t forget Colbert, you could play as Knuckles in your Sonic 2 cartridge.
ps3 droid idiots
or also called WHATS BEEN DONE BEFOR. how is this New? No really? beat "Game" keep save data unlocks extra's in second 'game' thats not new. ...Oh but its XBOX2 its New Super Awesome!!! New and Innovated!!!! or just U Xbots kids to young to know,been there done that since games with "Save data"
Im glad microsoft is doing something new with their achivements linking them is a great idea that is not sarcasm either i really think this is pretty cool
these better be retroactive or i'm going to be pissed.
i dont understand why people are disagreeing, no other console has this so it makes it unique to the 360. I think it a really smart way to motivate people to play the original portions of sequels. Makes me want to go back and play Gears again.
I agree with you Taz.I'm sick of achievements being useless and just standing there.At least they are being used in games like Gears at least
Its good to see someone trying to use a reward system (trophies/achievements) for something in the game. I always liked the idea expecially in Ratchet and Clank Future where it was skillpoints.It would be great if this type of reward system was being implemented in many games so trophies/achievements would gain alot more value.
Agreed, this actually gives the gamerscores a function and purpose other than bragging rights. Good idea by the folks over at Epic.
Loot-ninja, where did you get your information? Where you at comiccon or did you get it from another website? You don't specify the source in your article.
Eh, I hope they don't go TOO far with this. I'm obsessive enough as it is; I don't want them to make me have to get 10,000 kills in the original Gears in order to unlock something in Gears2.
This is true. The linked achievements should add to the story or gameplay, if they take it too far then it could become a second job to unlock everything.
since I didn't get the "Serious" achievement that it carries over the kills so once I get a combined 10,000 kills between the two Gears, 1 and 2, that I finally get that achievement.
because it rewards those who played the first game. I just hope these linked achievements are strickly related to single player achievements from Gears 1 and not the multiplayer.
yay so play the story mode in gow and get unlockables for the online mode on gow2 woopie! seriously i love gow but it sucks how games like gow and halo only give online players extra content, i dont like multiplayer but still want cool stuff to extend the life of my games, a halo 3 update to play the arbators missions would have been awesome, atleast bioshock offered some cool content to add to the story mode
Totally agree. I mean it would be cool if they did special mission with different characters, similar to how Resident Evil did with Husk and the Mercenaries after you completed the game. Heck, it would cool to have an mission mode unlocked were you play as one of the Carmine Cogs for collecting certain amount Cog tags. This will tell the story of how the tags became lost in the first place.
I already have all these so I get to be special characters. I was wondering how carmine was still alive.
You hear the bullet hit his head but you never see his head explode like most headshots. He will say his helmet saved him but in the sequel, he might get his head really blown off.
I hope this is only for campaign. I don't want to have to get 100 kills with the torque bow in order to get a golden torque bow or some crap like that.
So far this seems like a really cool idea. Some of the more intense multiplayer achievements shouldn't unlock anything substantial, but it's a good way to recognize people who played Gears 1.
linked acheivements was a bad idea cuz not everyone had played Gears 1 and for those who had played it and had their hard drive erased r not gonna go back and play it again
And what are the chances the over 70 % of the 4.5 million copies sold will have all that bad luck?
How many had their hdd erased? 2 maybe 3? It doesn't matter about your hdd as your achievements and gamertag are saved online so you never lose them. Oh and SIMPSONS DID IT!!
- Complete Act One in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Anthony Carmine in Gears of War 2 - Find 10 COG tags in Gears Of War, unlock Minh Young Kim in Gears of War 2 - Kill Raam in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Raam in Gears of War 2 - - - - ---KICK ASS!!! This transcends anything Fony could ever attempt to replicate. It's clear M$ are now running circles around Fony with their failed trophy update.
its been done before. but your right, nothing like this can be replicated on a fony machine....ever./sarcasm
As Steven Colbert pointed out above, Playstation did it first.
yeah it sounds cool but......its nothing to go crazy about
Nobody said to go crazy about it. It is simply something new to enjoy. It is as simple as that.
I hope there is a way to unlock Cole. I really REALLY want to be able to play as that dude.
Cole is definately in it, ive seen him played in the horde footage and on MP
we all love carmine =D
Urgh as much as I love Gears I can't be arsed to play it again but on the hardest setting to unlock stuff I should have in Gears 2. I hope the 'Kill RAAM' one, for example, is across all difficulties.. then i'll be sorted.
thoes gys at ms is thinking fast this is a good idea......if sony does linked trophyes it will be so bait that i dont think they will do it as well,but i like idea...man i dont know how im going to collect R2 TROPHYES/GEARS2 ACHIVMENTS im bying my 360 when gears 2 comes out.It will be hard mixing R2/GEARS2 in the same month!!
Just my opinion.
Well, Insomaniac already did this..IF you count them as part of SONY. But if you don't, then your opinion is a possibiiity.
This is a stupid idea. I think all xbox 360 gamers played the first one quite a lot the first time round. So to have a system like this will only annoy the gamers even more. The fact they have to play through it again to get them dam cog tags just so they can unlock something stupid in the second one. Just stupid! Not only does it cause problems online with idiots saying, i am better then you because i did this and that. But your basically saying to those who did not buy gears one, to go buy it. Just so they can unlock something that should have been open in the first place. Bad idea, really is. I never liked achievements anyway due to their ungaming like tilt to the gaming world. Gaming is not a competition. Its for fun! Why you think the Wii did so great from their sales. Also stands the same for the PS3 as its always feels fun to do. But then even they go and throw trophies into the mix. They should have stayed away.
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