A user-submitted article to SlapStic.com takes a look at the difficulty of achievements that are being presented in newer 360 games, as well as World of Warcraft.
Originally and exclusively on the Xbox 360. Imitators will be laughed at (lol sony)
Yeah the whole trophies thing came in too late to matter to anyone.
Yeah, Microsoft invented awards in games for doing specific additional tasks... lol wut?
they did implement it in an entirely new way.
How is that org ?? Have u ever play star ocean 3 ?? These stuff has been around in NES games not that it was online. Sad people will say or do anything just to pull one slot. How much MS force developer to make achievements ??
My gamerscore is lower than the IQ of a retarded half wildebeest-half goat baby. People that add me must think I'm a noob. I'm Baconation on Xbox Live, btw!
I am embarrassed by my gamerscore, mainly because it's so high LOLOLOL
I love wildebeests!
One trophy is worth 10000 gamerpoints, so JeanPool has a gamerscore of 570000. Boo Yea, he cries.
I think hard achievements are the best. Like Wax on-wax off in Geometry Wars 2. Getting that made me feel AWESOME!
I'm not even gonna lie: I couldn't beat it.
JeanPool beat that stupid trophy easy, on the PS3!
JeanPool thinks that baby is the spawn of Satan, someone exorcise his tarnished Microsoft soul!
I hate achievements in general.... so stupid...
a lot of people like them. I'm included in that group. Therefore, they're not stupid.
If they were so stupid, Sony wouldn't have copied them
Aren't there like 100 achievements for WoW?
somethin like that.
Does this game have co-op? LAWL. Seriously though... I hate achievements.
some of the wow achievements are easy and some wicked hard (ie, kill the leaders of all the capitol cities)
i personally never look at the achievement list before playing a game, usually ill just randomly get them without knowing. What Gears 2 is doing with achievement tracking is cool and might actually get more people involved. its also good for those achievements where you have to kill X number of guys and you have no clue where your at.
I absolutely agree with his position on achievements/trophies. A lot of them are becoming so rediculously hard to obtain it's not even funny. They shouldn't be near impossible tasks where you have to do some crazy thing that's not only nearly impossible to do but also involves you getting incredibly lucky to obtain said achievement/trophy. I do like the idea of being asked to do something I normally wouldn't have if the task is reasonable. But tossing in something that requires me to waste hours or days of my time to accomplish just for a few points or a bronze trophy is not only ludicrous but frustrating to the point where you just want to break the game, shelve it and forget about it, or sell it. Because some of these impossible achievements/trophies aren't even remotely worth as many points as they should be... Achievements/trophies should be milestones and his analogy of a 4 minute mile compared to a 6 minute mile is perfect. Although I'd compare some of these achievements/trophies to a 2 minute mile. Often it's just a matter of how lucky you can get as opposed to how good you are at the game and achievements or trophies shouldn't include this kind of nonesense... If I'm considering getting a game from gamefly, or on the fence about whether or not to buy it I'll often glance at the trophy/achievement list and if I can't get at least 50-60% of them I'll often just pass. I don't like games in my history that I don't get a reasonable amount of rewards for completing. But at the same time I never refuse to buy a game because of them or in the PS3s case lack thereof. Considering I've only had my 360 for a year my gamerscore kinda tells you I play a few too many games. And if it weren't my PS3 I think MS would send me an email requesting to get out and go live once in a while. Lol.
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