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Achievements and trophies are poorly implemented

The ability to unlock achievements has become something of a phenomenon during this generation of gaming. Microsoft started this trend with the launch of the 360 back in November of 2005. Since that day, gamers have picked up titles with ravenous glee just so they can build up a gamerscore. Understanding the popularity of the feature, Sony adopted the system but allowed players to unlock trophies instead of achievements. Both systems are similar in practically every way and have kept gamers playing titles long after they'd typically forget about them. But what's the purpose of these trophies and points? In a word: nothing.

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GamerPS3603784d ago

can I say stupid writer or whatever ??

"Both systems are similar in practically every way and have kept gamers playing titles long after they'd typically forget about them. But what's the purpose of these trophies and points?"

He/she just said that it kept gamers playing titles long after they'd typically forget about them.

Bazookajoe_833783d ago

The sentence you just quoted contradict he´s whole article.

Capt CHAOS3783d ago

They make gamers play games for longer.

anh_duong3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

his article shoud really say "does achievement/trophies take the fun out of gaming?"

achievement and trophies makes people come back to games but does it make the game more fun??

i suppose the answer is probably yes and no.. why? because some achievements/trophies have not been thought out correctly and makes the game so darn frustrating.. but other achievements are actually fun

KRUSSIDULL3783d ago

Whats the point? Whats the point of leveling characters in MMOs or whats the point of completing a game!? Please achievements and trophies are great no matter what anyone says.

SoapShoes3783d ago

Microsoft started it. What a laugh, they just copied Insomniac, they've had it on Ratchet and Clank since 2002. Skill points may not be universal, but in essence they are the same thing.

FragMnTagM3783d ago

Sorry not clicking over to your article idiot. Achievements and trophies are here to stay.

It sounds like someone sucks at getting achievements / trophies. I bet he just can't get that many cause he sucks and he wants to write them off as stupid and not needed.

I remember there was a time when Microsoft gave away some stuff if you got so many achievements within a certain time frame.

What I would like to see with trophies / achievements is to use them as a promotional thing. If you have so many achievements / trophies, then you get discounts on add on content or movies / music. That would be great and then they would not be "worthless".

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-EvoAnubis-3784d ago

Trophies in some games unlock items in Home.

FragMnTagM3783d ago

That is a great feature. Props to Sony for using trophies right. Now where the hell is my trophy room?

TheDeadMetalhead3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

They're meant to prove to people that you kick ass at video games. :P

edhe3783d ago

Reported it as lame for being self-contradictory.

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