While a recent study on Achievement trends lead industry analyst Jesse Divinch to ask if Achievements are too hard, a GoGamingGiant article argues that the reason may simply be that most gamers don't care about them.
Although I don't personally have much interest in achievements (I mainly go after them to kill time), most people I come across seem rather obsessed. I mean, there are people who won't buy DLC if it doesn't come with achievements, or they make their purchase decisions based on how easy the achievements are. Lately, I've even seen reviews that give games lower scores because of difficult or uninteresting achievements. Sure, they can be fun sometimes, but games were fun for years before achievements showed up. We don't need them and it's a bit pathetic to see how well Microsoft's marketing plan has worked.
If someone has all three gaming platforms and a multi-plat game comes out but only 1 has achievements which one would people choose then? I had this problem from 2006-2008(early). I just felt like I was getting an incomplete version if it didn't have achievements.
When i play games i will check the list to see what i can get or do to get one...if i can't manage them or don't like the game and have achievments for it i want 2 delete them but you can't =/
I used to care somewhat about getting as many achievements from a game as possible before I was finished with it but anymore I hardly remember that they even exist.
Just look at my Gamercard! :3 But seriously, I'm a completionist in moderation. I buy the games I LIKE and then work at 1K'ing them. For instance, I knew beforehand that Grand Theft Auto 4, Halo 3, and Battlefield: Bad Company had notorious achievements that required alot of dedication and hardwork. But I still went ahead and bought them because I wanted to play the game. The achievements come in second. However, if I'm on the fence about a game, and the list comes out looking like it'll be a bore, I won't buy it. That simple. I must WANT the game first, then after I've enjoyed it, I will work at completing it. Completely. :D Note: KF Panda and Lego Indy don't count because they came with the Xbox.
i have played 42 games and you have 9 and your gamer score is just below mine and your almost perfect in every game...well done neway props were its due ur obz quiet a gamer
of course I care about achievement that why I play games for achievements achievements are my life
I don't mind achievements as long as they are just for fun
Achievements add to the replayability of a game, so yes, I care.
I like them, but not as much as I like trophies. Although I am not an achievement/trophy whore like a lot of people. If the Platinum/1000 are within reach I will do that little extra to get them but I won't sit there and play games just for the sake of unlocking them.
I love going for achievements! I check achievements before I purchase a game just to see what I am getting in to. The achievements I hate are the find 100 pigeons or something like that. Roll a car three times... that is an achievement!
Sometimes I might look to see what is required to get something and then set out to try it, but I really don't like how on 360 the scores are measured by the overall total available. Why does everybody need to see how low my overall achievement score is on the game? On PS3 it doesn't list all points available for each game so my total number for all games is more impressive. But I don't really care either way.
The ps3 doesn't list the score because it can't. xbox-live is peer-peer allowing game detail (achievements) to be shared universally. Ps3 games have no link to each other allowing comparisons like that.
Eh, some achievements are lame. Like I got an achievement for having 4 players start a campaign on Beatles Rock Band. I liked the game, but that achievement was just so lame. My point is that the achievements really don't matter all that much to me anyways.
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