GamerFitNation's Gregory Laporte talks about the addictive behavior that trophies and achievements can instill into gamers.
I find collecting them really addicting. People say that they don't add any value but thats not true. They add a lot of replay value to the games. If it weren't for trophies in LA Noir i wouldn't even bother continuing after all the street crimes. It gives a game more reason to play it IMO. Not all games need them, but certainly for open world games they make it worth going the extra mile, especially when unlocks in-game aren't as common as they were last gen.
same here. I'm trying to Plat DeadSpace 2. I doubt anyone would attempt Hardcore mode (3 saves only! GTFO!!) but it's okay. It's fun plus a good challenge.
The problem with your logic is that you assume that the game doesn't already have a reason to be replayed. EG: Finding Packages in Vice City to get weapons and vehicles stockpiled at your house. GTAIV, you got a trophy/achievement for finding the pidgeons? That's a step backwards for gaming in any game that relies on trophies as a reward in and of itself. Its the games job to reward to the player for going back and playing again, and not just simply cop-out with a sound effect, graphic, and timestamp. Having both is ideal, but it needs to have at least the in-game replay rewards first. Uncharted does this well, you don't just get a trophy for finding treasures, you get money to unlock things.
@Soundslike I'll agree with that. I think devs are getting a bit lazy and just tacking trophies/achievements on. These exact same things we do to earn them use to earn us in-game material. That stuff has died out though and moved towards DLC. Uncharted devs know what they are doing.
you can get so occupied on trophies you fail to play games for fun anymore. happened to my friend
@tehpees2 I think some people do that. But for me, like me, I play the game for fun first go around and if I really like the game, I continue on and try to get everything, including items, best weapon and trophies. Essentially what's included. Now, if it's online trophies where it's ridiculous, then that's not really fun. I think about Killzone 2 trophies. :-/
@soundlike you do get something for the pigeons in GTA4 .it is a requirement for the 100% trophy
Getting trophies for playing a game is cool and all but I want creativity. Ghostbusters had riddles in some of there trophies. They shouldn't be fot 100 headshots or chapter completion, but silliness or exploration..
I'm addicted, I've actually gone back and played my old games to get platinum trophies. I don't buy the game for the trophies, but to beat a game and to only have like 39% of trophies it's like what the hell did I miss, and that's when I go back and start to chase
Yup, I can't explain it but it is. Which is why I'm sitting at 82,000+ GS. I'm a level 8 on PS3, but I don't really go for Trophies like I do Achievements on Xbox. Probably because I've done so much on 360 that I'm to lazy to do the same on my PS3 lol
I was an achievement hoarder at first, but when trophies came out something clicked and i couldn't stop. Ask all my friends they will tell you I had a problem LOL
I think I'm starting to find there a little 2 addictive. Its hard for me not to play games without trophy support. Games like Heavenly Sword, i've heard nothing but good things about this game yet I cant bring myself to purchase it because no trophy support. Yet i'm willing to invest in the crappy movie tie-in Terminator Salvation because of all the gold trophies. I think I need TA.
Nah, only if you go for the Hannah Montana trophies are you *really* addicted.
They are extremely addicting because they tap into a psychological frailty present in us humans. I don't care for them now thankfully but I used to actively replay sections I didn't even enjoy just for the trophy. I think changing to PC gaming helped me break free of their sinister grip.
this is true it got to a point where i would physically feel like throwing up after playing a terrible game for trophies Cough* Alone in the dark Cough*
Never gave 2 sh*ts when it came to achievements, but for some reason after I got a PS3 I became a HUGE trophy whore. Sometimes, I'll even buy a cheap game I normally wouldn't play for the soul reason of trophies. I KNOW, its pathetic.
I was addicted to gaming before this generation but trophies are the main reason I put so many hours into all my PS3 games. I like it because trophies encourage me to do almost everything in the game that the developers wanted me to experience. I wouldn't have even finished CoD Black Ops campaign if I didn't think I was going to get a gold trophy for beating on hard. I didn't even get the trophy. Activision made me bare through that whole lame ass campaign and they can't even give me the trophy they promised me. /rant
I miss gaming BEFORE trophies/achievements... Back then the replay value was enough; now people feel like they HAVE to be reminded of completing a game, or they feel they have to boost their score for bragging rights/bigger epeen.
Yeah trophies add replay value which is why when remaster comes out i am not going to be getting it for ps3 it'll be a huge waste!
I like achievements but i never play a second play to get them maybe because i have too many games on backlog.For me gaming depends of my mood i have all the great games that came out but the last game played to the end was spidey web of shadows.I always try to get the most on the first play,i even star the games always on max difficult,i doesn't matter if i died +++... times getting some achievement because im always getting fun.If i can't get it after a cople of times i just move on.I usually go to some forum get the secret achievement write them on a paper and wend i start a level i see what achievement i can get on that level i try to get them right away.I never used achievement guides too.
Yes there like pringles once u start u cant stop!! lol
It's that sound that happens when you get a trophy *Plink*. It's so rewarding
ATNN:PS3 Owners Before you utter another word against MS, thank them for making gaming on the PS as fun as it has been for you. Achievements started on the 360 day one, Sony saw the potential and asked it's devs to include trophies. Lame. I love hearing the achievement unlock sound, it's addicting and adds more replay value to a game that I would otherwise not replay.
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