Achievements and Trophies: A Help or a Hindrance?

Bond OO7 from the DRM Gamecast lays out the pros and cons of achievements and trophies on both gamers and the industry.

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FallenAngel19841614d ago

I find them interesting because they increase the meta game nature of the software. Gives me a reason to replay some games, or in other cases actually buy some cheap games just to earn them.

TFJWM1614d ago

They are good for trying things I wouldn't think of in games. But I would never buy a game to just get them...

scark921614d ago

They make a game more motivating for me! I remember playing through games again on PS3 because they got patched trophies!

isarai1614d ago

There's great and horrible examples just like anything, some challenge you do do things you would have otherwise never tried and turn out to add quite a bit to the game, while others are just stressful and nothing more than a half assed answer to content, i mean seriously how often does collecting some absurd amount of collectables lead up to anything other than a lame ass trophy? how about unlocking something i can actually use!

Sureshot1614d ago

They should turn gamerscore /trophies into currency that you can spend in the marketplace. That's what I thought they were for when I first got a 360 lol

Kingdomcome2471614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

XBL rewards actually partially does just that. There are different tiers, dependant upon your gamerscore, which enable you to receive more points and cash back per digital purchase. OT: I enjoy them, but I also have an addictive personality which used to lead me to playing games in a way that reduced my enjoyment of them significantly by trying to get all of the achievements/trophies in the first playthrough. I'd constantly restart checkpoints to farm kills, etc... I now just get whatever achievements/trophies unlock through naturally playing the game, and then I'll go back and hunt the remaining down. Much more enjoyable for me that way.

DragonDDark1614d ago

I find somethings that i didn't find in my first play through. For example, MGS4. It didn't have trophies before but they introduced me into lots of new things in the game.

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