By now most everyone is aware that the hit PS3 game Uncharted has recieved the trophy treatment adding over 40 trophies for collectors (It even came early!). Several upcoming games games have been confirmed to have trophies while a few old ones are also going to recieve patches to support the system as well. While Sony believes that "Gamer Level" in trophies is enough to sway the crowd, some believe the system needs something more to really give it that "umph" over Live's established and more wide spread gamerscore system.
The thing I noticed with Uncharted was, and I hope this doesn't carry over to new games that I haven't beat yet, the urge to not so much experience the game as I did the trophy. I ran through Uncharted in under 5 hours and got every trophy but 3 and then went back and got those within an hour on level 4.
Keep in mind I've been uncharted over 13 times now, but still... It seemed like I wanted to speed through and get the trophies and not really experience the game fully again. Great game, but the trophy support for it was lacking since I had already done everything it had asked multiple times over.
As for new games that support the feature I wish it wouldn't activate the trophies until after you've beat the game 1 time all the way through. That would be an incentive to play it again, if you ask me.
As for what we can get out of trophy support, well I'd love it if Sony was going to issue something in way of a reward for our troubles cause right now it really is just to collect them and the sad thing about it is... I might have more than the next guy cause I buy more games than the average guy and it's a bit unfair in that respect cause not everyone can buy/rent these games to obtain these trophies.
Just my two cents.
Just like Sony they Copy.
Both sets are good, as they help give a game an extra few hours, and anything to increase the amount of time you play a good game is always worth it.
I prefer the trophy structure, but in truth they arent much more than a virtual penis, when it comes down to it. Great at extending the life of a game, yes, but thats about it really.
What they should do with trophies, and achievements, is allow you to unlock hidden stuff in other games, or in the PS3's case, Playstation Home. I believe this feature does exist in a few games on the market, but it would be nice if more developers started doing this too.
They need to actually get them into the games before they start comparing to achievements.