Trophies and Achievements

An opinion piece about the importance of Trophies and Achievements.

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Kran3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

"I do not think they have. Games are entertainment media. They are made to entertain people, and each one plays the way they understand. If a particular player likes to engage in hunting trophies, and passes the time well to do it, why there is being criticized?"

Completely agree.

Its like in older games and games without achievements. Most gamers want[ed] to try and 100% stats in games. So if people want to try and get 100% achievements/trophies, why not?

Focker4203313d ago

I just got 100% on InFamous 2 not more than 10 minutes ago lol. Trophies aren't necessary but they do give you little extra things to accomplish while you're playing the game.

Why anyone would be against them is beyond me, its not detrimental in anyway. They're just for entertainment.

Blazee3313d ago

Nice article, great vision point. I've the same opinion about this subject.

DigitalRaptor3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

Both systems are great which add a layer to the game and increases replayability. Commendation to Microsoft for introducing the system on consoles! :)

Trophies are a better system though, hands down. One of the main reasons is that desirable Platinum Trophy. It also gives you an indication of how many Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies each player has earned, based on their skill.

So a player with 3 Platinums, 10 Gold, 40 Silver and 40 Bronze is a more skilled/dedicated player than someone with 0 Plat, 0 Gold, 20 Silver and 200 Bronze, even though technically they have more trophies in their collection.

It also has this cool RPG-like level up system!

Achievements only indicate points you achieve in-game and adds to a number, that keeps growing. That's it!

The only perk Achievements have over Trophies is that EVERY SINGLE Xbox 360 game has them. Not all PS3 games have had trophies. Still waiting for that MGS4 patch! :p

LusoGamer3313d ago

Well, nowadays, every game that is launched on PlayStation 3 must have a trophy set! :b

Fishy Fingers3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

They're great if you like them and the help extend your playtime with a certain game.

Personally not my thing, I prefer old school 'Highscores', that showed 'skill', these just show how open I'am to grinding away at doing something within the game I usually wouldnt bother.

LusoGamer3313d ago

Basically, that's it. Trophies and Ahievments helps extending a certain playtime, so it's good!

NoobJobz3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

Microsoft and Sony would be idiotic to leave these out in the next gen. Also, if they don't carry over, that's a bummer.

Because of achievements I have played well over 300 Xbox 360 games, whereas they not had any, I may have played 50. Maybe.

Focker4203313d ago

Thats one thing I don't really get though. Why would you play a game you otherwise wouldn't have if it were just to boost your gamerscore?? Whats the point??

NoobJobz3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

To get gamerscore? I blame Old Spice. I never cared about gamerscore for about the first year I had a xbox. In fact, I didn't even notice it. Then Old Spice ran a gamerscore competition an if you increased your gamerscore by a certain number of points you got prizes. I think you had to get 4000 in a month or something like that. I played kids games, which I had never done before and I've been hooked since. Damn you Old Spice!!!!!

I can honestly say if they didn't have that competition I would have never cared.

NoobJobz3313d ago

From a different perspective, playing games I wouldnt normally play, has also led me to play some great games that I wouldnt have other wise played. I have found some gems among all the games I play.

Kran3313d ago

oh how much I cheered that trophies were going to be on the PS Vita ;D

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