Gaming Enthusiast: Before I ever buy a game I always check to see that it has a trophy or achievement system in place. Has this whole trophy/achievement thing got a little out of hand?
Great article. Although I like trophies/achievements (to a degree), the text sums up my feelings exactly.
EVERY single trophy/achievement junky I know tends to HATE multiplayer in games. YET, they love being competitive enough to attempt to get all the platinum trophies. Unsurprisingly, most of those same trophy-junkies tend to have ridiculously low KDR's in the leaderboards. They hate MP, but love competing enough against a computer challenger. They always complain about MP being in their favorite games, yet when they play MP, they rage quit every time things dont go their way. People think trophy-achievers are skilled? Try being new at a multiplayer game, not giving up until you get good at it, THEN eventually going pro. Now THAT's what I call a REAL achievement (in gaming, at least).
Personally I really don't like trophies, but you can't compare the two. 40% of kills in MP are determined by internet connections, 40% by preemptive strike(tactical skill), and 10% by skill(reaction time), 10% luck(looking at you random frag). Trophies/Achivements (or just beating a game for that matter) has a bottom line of required skill in order to attain compeletion.
100% pulling random number our of ur ass without any sources or evidence based researches.
Achievements and trophies are OPTIONAL. If you want to go "catch em all" by all means knock yourself out. But if you choose to get consumed by achievement or trophy addiction, that is solely on you. As far as I am concerned, you can play however you enjoy it, whether it be achievement hunting or playing the game for its own merit.
This seems to be more the authors issue rather than an issue with the trophy/achievement system. Games don't hold a gun to your head and force you to get them. As Shinra said, they are optional.
"Trophy Unlocked: Has Gaming Become A Chore?" Of course, if your a trophy whore(I am), other then that HELL NO. Most games these days are easy and short(except the Souls series, and Skyrim long but also very easy), so playing the game twice is nothing.
just got my first platinum and hit level 11 on psn.... im hooked! Im at almost 30 thousand gamerscore, but I just really realized how cool trophies are.... the fact that vita games have them as well is great.... I think the next game i'll plat will be resistance: burning skies...
It real man (trophy admiration).... and I love it! I have 31 platinums... and remember my fist like it was yesterday (Uncharted Draks fortune).
Personally I never pay a whole lot of attention to trophies. Though it is cool when I find myself unlocking a particularly hard trophy, I never play a game with that being my goal. But then again, I'm not a very competitive person, I tend to game for the personal pleasure of enjoying the game itself. I wouldn't miss trophies if they were gone, but I have no problem with them being there.
Achievements have been a mixed blessing for me this generation. I don't ever try to 100% any game, but I always try to get at least 400-500 Gamerscore per game, or at least a dozen easy Trophies. I always check earlier PS3 games to see if they have Trophies, I tend to only buy ones that have Trophy support.
I remember the days when achievements are rewarded with substantial stuff, be it concept art or virtual figures of the characters in the game.
I get them when I can but I dont go for platinum on every game. Only the ones I really want or feel likes I can get easier. Metal Gear Solid 2 is one of my all time faves so I had to get the platinum on that. Make no mistake tho it wasn't easy by any stretch! I'll try to get platinum for the other games on the MGS collection. Can't wait till it comes out on Vita so I can do transferring
earning trophy is very rewarding, if your really into collecting it then it's a chore
Didn't we have plenty of these articles in the past, like come.
i wonder what percentage of gamers have made the time and effort to get every trophy in every game they have on the ps3?
I doubt if any. A true trophy hunter has to be selectively. I take a long hard look at my probability of getting the plat before I dive back into the gameplay. (Love the the difficult ones.... just not the insane :White Knight Chronicles) In some cases, I have walked away with 40+ extra hours invested because the requirement was to much for me...and Im a pretty determined dude.
Wkc platinum wasn't hard, just time consuming, I have it, and I'm currently half way to getting wkc2 platinum
Trophies/ achievements should be kept single player only unlockables.
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