The advent of achievements added an element to games that had never been present before. Some are pointlessly arbitrary… yet some completely transform your gaming experience.
I often find myself re-playing or changing the way I would play a game for achievements. I'm no achievement hunter, but I do like how they can change the way you approach a game and breathe new life into it. Good stuff.
I've never been overly bothered about bragging points to be honest.
I love the idea of achievements actually playing a role in how you replay a game. It's something I'd like to see in other, bigger titles to give meaning to trophy and achievement hunting.
I really enjoyed Shadow Complex. One of the better XBLA games recently.
Trophies and Achievements will be the death of me. So addicting. Nice piece.
Good to see people being creative with achievements, unlike SOME developers.
I love this game, definitely my fave on XBL
I'm in both camps here. On the one hand, I don't care about that arbitrary number you get, but I still love collecting the achievements (or trophies) themselves. I often find myself jumping straight into a game, playing it for maybe an hour or so, then stopping to check the achievements (And subsequently kicking myself if I find I've JUST missed out on one). I love how they often force you to explore every avenue the game has to offer, try tactics you never would have considered and all the more get you more out of the game.
Shadow complex's achievements were well varied, i appreciate that in a game. Shadow complex was defo MS points well spent, fantastic game. But lately it's EA's Achievements/Trophies that have been annoying me, their servers close down on most games after like 18 months, so if you didn't get the online achievements cos you were taking your sweet time then they are gone forever. I still play Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 online on XBLA, and that game has been available for over 3 years. Sort it out EA grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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