Trophies or achievements are everywhere in gaming nowadays, but some games do it much better than others. This is our formula for the perfect trophy list
There shouldn't be any trophies for online multiplayer IMO
Online multiplayer trophies suck so much. Especially when a game has absolutely no online community, it's almost impossible to get the online trophies.
Yeah, I also hate DLC trophies as well.
Some DLC trophies are ok, but I think they shouldn't affect the % count. Online should be removed or be completely separate at least. But i can't see it happen *sigh*
DLC Trophies are OK as long as they aren't factored into the Platinum Trophy, but multiplayer trophies should be avoided in most circumstances. The only time I would allow the latter is if the game is primarily multiplayer to begin with.
I rented R2 again recently to try and get the 10,000 but there were never any ranked games, and when I actually found one, I hated it as much as I did 1.5 years ago. All I need for the platinum is the ridiculous trophy for getting 10,000 kills. Problem is, I hate R2's RANKED multiplayer and hardly anyone plays anymore. Custom MP games are fun, but R2's ranked games suck! Since it takes like 10 minutes to find a game now, if you're lucky, it would take me like over a year to get the trophy.
So true. I cant get a single trophy online from AVP3 since their ranked matches are almost non-existent. At least i enjoy a Predator Hunt game with my close friends but no ranked games means no unlockable skins. Also, it sucks paying for $7+ DLCs that should have been included on the disk for four new maps. $7 is too much.
There should, but make them either easy, or not a requirement for platinums.
only online trophies/achivments i liked was uncharted2s and gears of wars
IMO they should let you get 100% of the trophies without online multiplayer and then have either seperate or different ones for online play.
I wish more games would follow Uncharted 2's style of trophy hunting (3 easy online trophies). I really enjoyed earning the trophies. I am also a fan of online trophies but they need to be earned through much simpler tasks. The MAG trophies are downright ridiculous.
MAG trophies are pretty easy if you actually play the game.
MAG trophies arent ridiculous... they even dumbed it down which i hated since people got medals other people took time and whatever to get. The type of trophies i hate are those like shoot 200 pigeons or collect those lightning shards or collect the feathers.
DLC trophies are the worst. Not only does World at War suck, half the trophies require map packs so screw that.
@red2tango I got a platinum on World at War prior to DLC and it didn't go away after downloading a map pack.
Platinum trophies only correspond to the retail game. Any DLC downloaded will NEVER affect a platinum trophy.
Ok, off topic, you guys know that movie the expendables. What if Sony made a game with the same idea. You know, get the most badass games in history in 1 game. Cloud, Kratos, Jak, Drake, Sly, Cole, Snake, Ratchet, Sora, Dante and so on. Tell me what you guys think.
Super Smash Brothers come to mind. And if Sony did that, people would b*tch that Sony copied Nintendo.
That's a horrible 'badass' list. Cloud? Really? He's an emo asshat in a bad, overrated RPG than you need nostalgia goggles to enjoy. There are much better jRPG like chronotrigger to, why people stick with FF7, or any FF game really is beyond me. The most badass guy on your list was Dante, then probably Snake or Kratos.
Dante can't be compare to kratos man and snake is one of the best characters someone can give you
I hate MP trophies as well, that tends to kill the online community for a game before it even gets started. Because for the first 2 weeks you have a bunch of people playing for trophies only
BioShock 2 was hard, getting to lvl 40 was time consuming and there weren't many people online.
DLC trophies can be used as a way to sell a poorly made DLC because the game publishers know enough gamers will buy the DLC just to get a complete trophy set for the game. For online, it can also be used as way to get gamers to spend more time playing online multiplayer that is poorly made. I have read many gamers complaining the DLC or online multiplayer doesn't have trophies. Those gamers are the reason why game publishers will put trophies in them. For certain single player trophies that require a lot of hours of mindless playing just to unlock them are poorly designed. There is a FPS game (only X360 version has the achievements) that require playing online multiplayer every day for a month. If you don't like DLC and online multiplayer to have trophies, then you have to accept not able to get every trophy in each game is not that important compared to the quality of the game itself. If not, complain all you want because trophies are just icons for bragging.
It seems for most developers, disappointingly they see trophies as an after thought. For some unknown reason they just think they're unimportant and it very frustrating. Take God of War 3 for example. Amazing game, very very fun, but it was very short. The developers could have taken advatage of trophies to increase the lifespan of thier game, which would have been a much quicker and cost effective way instead of adding extra content... Instead they decided to make one of the most piss poor trophies list ever. You would think their would be some creative and fun combat trophies. You would think their would at least be a trophy for completing the game on the hardest difficulty, hence making the platnium tropgy actually something to be proud of. There was nothing like this what so ever and it brought the whole game down conciderably because the developers foolishly didn't take about the trophy list. I also HATE trophies that award you for completing chapters, it's very redundant.
Here's an idea... Make Trophies/Achievement actually WORTH SOMETHING! The gamer points you get from Achievement's on the 360 for example, you should be rewarded similar points to buy things with on Xbox Live, like an extension on your Gold membership, or even a game if you manage to rack up enough points. It will give people incentive to play more games, and just play more in general. It's a great business model.
Games like Infamous and Uncharted 1 and 2 have great trophy lists. They significantly increase the replay value and make you play differently. Being able to unlock chapters in a game is a must after beating it. Online trophies must be done away with in terms of affecting platinum requirements because many games online communities just dont stand the test of time making the trophies unattainable. Developers should start seeing how important trophies are to gamers and really put some time and imagination into their lists.
Yeah, many of the trophies for Assassin's Creed for example were freaking ridiculous. Oh look! You started a new game, here's a trophy! Oh look! You beat the first chapter, here's a trophy! And there were quite a few other pointless trophies.
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