5 Reasons Why Trophies Are Better Than Achievements

An opinion piece from NextGen Player:

"With the launch of PS3 firmware update 2.40 on July 2, Sony has officially launched their own gamer reward system to compete with Microsoft's well entrenched Achievement system. Microsoft was the first the out of the gate, and has had two and a half years to refine and improve their product. With this experience under their belt, is Microsoft's Achievement offering better than their rival's Trophy system? Or has the extra time allowed Sony to develop a superior reward system?

In part 2 of our feature article, NextGen Player will examine the reasons why Trophies are better than Achievements."

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Tmac3744d ago

Okay please no more of this crap, I understand it's fun to poke the dead horse but this is just fanboy flamebait.

Jack Bauer3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

id usually be on your side, but in all fairness... this was approved

pharmd3744d ago

im sorry but im not familiar with poking dead horses.... do elaborate

xplosneer3744d ago

It was made by the same guy.....

macalatus3744d ago


LOL...bubbles for you!

Doppy3743d ago

Trophies seem like a better idea than achievements to me. A good way for Microsoft to counter and 1 up Sony's trophies is to allow gamers to use achievements to purchase stuff off of live.

King Neptune1173743d ago

wow we need to stop these dumb stories. PS3 fanboys are trying to come up with the most absurd reasons for trophies being better than achievements. ACHIEVEMENTS ARE BETTER THAN TROPHYS PEOPLE. Think about it. With achievements, you can have 987 points. With trophies, you either have 4 or 5 or 6. Achievements are a lot more specific. Besides, on the 360, people actually take achievements seriously. Its a tried and true system.

buckethead_X3743d ago

wanted to be fair and unbiased. He said at the bottom of his first article that he would make a pro-trophies articles after his pro-achievement one. I guess he wants to show the two sides of the story. (just clearing that up :D )

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toughNAME3744d ago

Trophies are crap right now. Let Sony get used to the idea and next gen have EVERY PS3 game have trophy support.

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Ghoul3744d ago

love helping out, i take one too

SixTwoTwo3744d ago

The ignore button works too

littletad3744d ago

Please Tmac, it's a sad thing when one fanboy bashes another. But it makes you a bit of a hypocrite, I mean, don't you bash enough 360 articles yourself? Do me a favor as I already have and put me ignore list as I don't want to see your trash on here in the gamer zone.

xJxdOggyStYLe3744d ago

tmac i see your name in EVERY 360 boy'in the he11 outta it....your biased trashy opinions should all be in open zone..thanks

Tmac3744d ago

Lol I'd like to be neutral however, It's not my fault Microsoft keeps screwing up and I can't help but to call them out on it, I call out Sony when they screw up to, doesn't matter.

sprinterboy3744d ago

Well I am having lots of fun with the Warhawk and Stardust HD Trophies, I take it you do not own them games. One thing I have noticed is that in my friends list no one has any trophies. All of my friends list have been waiting for Months for the trophy support to come out and then they dont even bother with it. Lots of people moan about things then actually never end up using it imo.

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eagle213744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

And the way they will be integrated into Home is genius.

TalzWhite3744d ago

Intill we get our trophie room in Home ... Only on Playstation3

paulhunter3744d ago

The intent of this article is to compare and contrast the two reward systems, not to incite a flame war. I think as gamers we need to be able to intelligently dissect and debate issues regardless of the game console platform(s) in question. I would encourage everyone with counter opinions to please don't hesitate to state them. I'm very interested in hearing what people have to say on this topic.

Thank you.

kewlkat0073744d ago

From the Wizard Of Oz...

paulhunter3744d ago

Just because it's N4G doesn't mean it has to deteriorate into dribble, right? I've seen some pretty good discussion/debating going on here.

uxo223744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

First off if the article was to "compare and contrast the two reward systems" it wouldn't be titles "5 Reasons Why Trophies Are Better Than Achievements".

Second, it really doesn't give pros for the achievement system only for the trophy system. With that being said, it is clearly a bias article aimed to start a flame war. See it how you may, but it is what it is.

I have both systems, and I don't agree with the article. For me the trophy system still feels a bit bolted on and not truly integrated. Perhaps that's because all games don't support it. I still like the achievement system better. Perhaps that's because I don't have any

paulhunter3744d ago

This article is the second half a two part feature which looks at the unique advantages each reward system has. For part one, which looks at the reasons why Achievements are better than Trophies, click here:

uxo223744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I apologize, I didn't know it was a two part series. That does make the entire series fair.

Thanks again!
Bubbles Up

paulhunter3744d ago

Thanks for the reply and bubble up. I actually strongly believe that both Achievements and Trophies are amazing reward systems and each have their own unique advantages. While their are differences between the two, ultimately they both serve to create added value to gamers and extend the life of the games we play. I'm really excited to see how Achievements and Trophies evolve over time.

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lil Titan3744d ago

you should play games because they are fun not because a score says "hey im better than you" Dont Be A Zombie

ElementX3744d ago

Zombies are fun. Dead Rising, anyone?