Gamer Limit writes "More and more games are coming out filled to the gills with rewards and achievements for the most banal of things; each time you finish a level you are rewarded with an unlocked achievement".
i'm saying yeah. mainly because without them i wouldn't be doing things i would normally do or trying to get them or going for them. for example, street fighter 4, get all medals or uncharted, get so and so kills whilst hanging from a ledge. it just gives that extra challenge that you wouldn't normally think of doing. that's just me anyway.
I don't see the merit of the complaint either. MS was wise enough to mandate achievements across the board and it's served them well enough so that their competitors and contemporaries decided to follow along in at least the implementation. Sure some devs phone it in, but that's their laziness and not the fault of the feature.
Achievements have changed the face of gaming. The PS3 has its own system (while not as addictive in my book I am level 8 now) and each day I try to play and get at least another 20 points. Here is a tip folks, GAMEFLY is awesome! :-) Happy point hunting!
Who need goals, goals, and MORE goals! We could easily set up our own goals for our games, but it would feel like we're just messing around. But if it was built into the game, then it would feel like we're just trying to complete the game to the best of our abilities. ^_-
I agree. With trophies/achievements I've been getting more out of most of my games. Not only because they give me incentive to go back and play them again but because they encourage me to do things I might not have tried doing, or might have done once or twice instead of making a habit of doing it while playing... Call it what you will regarding them but I can honestly say that I've never got more out of my games now that I have them...
They don't make games better, but they do extend the life of some games. We don't "need" them, but if they cost nothing, why not have them?
It depends on what sort of gamer you are.
I agree. If you love them it makes the game more exciting knowing you're about to come up on one. If not it's a plus anyway.
If this nut doesn't like achievements. Then why don't he turn achievement notifications off. Ignoring them is optional. And why do people cry over the most trivial things on the internet. I understand everyone doesn't like everything about 360 gameing. But you have the ultimate option. Play or no play. MS never FORCED anyone to buy a console...if so we would have saw that article a long time ago.
know i will like to see a trophy do we need them article.
just named different. ;)
Me thinks Trophy's could easily be covered under the 'achievement' title
Do people need crack?
No, but coke rails are just as nessacary to life as water.
from a person with willey nelson or something's face as an avatar. burt reynolds is SO way beyond that. he shuns the gillete's my friends. (here it comes....) so no razor! hahahahahahahahaha! lolz
"each time you finish a level and are rewarded with an unlocked achievement its almost akin to giving the retarded kid in class a star for going the whole lesson without choking on his pencil case again." That perfectly summed it up, but of course, who doesn't like a nice shiny gold star :D
I like the fact that achievements/trophies keep a history of my progress in games and that I'm rewarded for completing tasks. The most beatiful thing about achievements/trophies are, if you don't like it just ignore it. It has no effect on your gaming experience.... So why the hate then?
My friends I disagree. I had my 360 way before my PS3 but for some reason trophies are not the same. Same concept yes but they just don't feel the same when I get them.
I agree. Nice write up.
They do help extend the life of those games that I adore - they allow me to squeeze every last drop out.
Without trophies or achievements i wouldn't have spent so much time in ..let's say .... GTA 4 some games abuse this system ( but most are fine )
There's no real reason to complain about them. I personally don't care at all about them, but they're free and passive so they're not a nuisance. I just don't like the achievement whores, ESPECIALLY if they ONLY play games with achievements. Now that I think about it, this can have a negative influence on gaming. I don't want games to become some kind of competition to see who's the coolest kid on the block. Games should be played to be entertained and/or to enjoy the incredible stories they have to offer. Playing to prove your worth is not a good thing, in my opinion.
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