LOGIN  .  SIGNUP   .  SUPPORT 
HOME / MESSAGE BOARDS / GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

General Discussions

Signup   Message Boards Home   Newest Posts   My Favorite Boards   My Threads
Page 1 of 4   •  First Page  •  Previous Page  •   Next Page  •   Last Page
Signup or Login to Post
achievements: do we really care?
 
benduhova  posted on Sep 17, 2011 8:55:00 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3 Stars. Next Rank at 4000 Posts.
Send a message to benduhova
HIM
Im wanting to know your thoughts on this as more and more games have them and as such require online connection and are even used as reasons for harder anticheating protection and account banning.

I can remember back when(im only 32) simply beating a difficult level or boss or even completing a game was enough,now it seems we require a pat on the back from the game itself.Do we really feel great when we get a achievement for completing the tutorial or using a weapon you have to pick up and then use for the first time? or im i not enough of a gamer and am missing something

 
Neo7  posted on Sep 17, 2011 9:06:10 PM - Report post

Moderator
Send a message to Neo7
MODERATOR
It's something to make the game more interesting though I don't like it online a whole lot. I completely forgot StarCraft 2 came with achievements until yesterday when I got one for playing the comp stomp mode where battle.net teams you up with 2 random people to fight 3 computers on various difficulty settings.

Single player achievements are cool though.

 
benduhova  posted on Sep 17, 2011 9:16:52 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3 Stars. Next Rank at 4000 Posts.
Send a message to benduhova
HIM
interesting in the way that they encourage you to get them and in doing so are subvertly controlling your gaming over and past the ingame coding baabaa
 
RageaholicRick  posted on Sep 17, 2011 9:40:31 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3.5 Stars. Next Rank at 8000 Posts.
Send a message to RageaholicRick
ELITE
I personally like the achievements. I dont NEED them in a game, but I do like getting them. In some games, it adds replayability that those games didn't have otherwise.
 
benduhova  posted on Sep 17, 2011 9:47:33 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3 Stars. Next Rank at 4000 Posts.
Send a message to benduhova
HIM
but should games have to rely on them to improve replay isnt that what a good storyline or game mechanics are for
 
H  posted on Sep 18, 2011 1:19:19 AM - Report post

Current rank: 2.5 Stars. Next Rank at 2000 Posts.
Send a message to H
ELITE
They are important for me and i hardly try to get em, if i like the game.
Since i am always online and my friends check my achievements i get kind of respect if i am playing that game with my friends.
I made Afro Samurai 1000G and most of my friends tell me how did you do that? so i get kind of a self confident.
 
ArchDuke  posted on Sep 18, 2011 1:26:24 AM - Report post


Send a message to ArchDuke
INACTIVE
quote:
originally posted by H

They are important for me and i hardly try to get em, if i like the game.
Since i am always online and my friends check my achievements i get kind of respect if i am playing that game with my friends.
I made Afro Samurai 1000G and most of my friends tell me how did you do that? so i get kind of a self confident.

Hmm

They are important for you, yet you hardly try to get them?
You get respect from your friends by playing video games?
If gives you self-confidence to get gamerscore?

Wow
-------------------------------

In what concerns the thread itself, I only care with Shogun 2: Total War, just because unlocking Steam achievements actually grants you unlocks for multiplayer.

Otherwise no, not so much, except Team Fortress 2 just because they're so many and I almost have them all (got most of them by accident, now I do try to get the ones I lack).

[Edited by ArchDuke, 9/18/2011 1:27:29 AM]

 
LordVenator  posted on Sep 18, 2011 3:11:07 AM - Report post

Current rank: 3 Stars. Next Rank at 4000 Posts.
Send a message to LordVenator
ELITE
I don't really care about achievements in games. I play games simply for fun. After finishing I only go for achievements which need a little more to be completed. Like, killing 5000 enemies and I have 4950, or play the game for 250 hours and I have 247 for example.
Page 1 of 4   •  First Page  •  Previous Page  •   Next Page  •   Last Page
  Post Reply
Go to page: 1  2  3  4 
All times are (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada). Current time is 1:48:35 PM
Cheat Happens Premium
 
* Access PC trainers and exclusive content
* Updated game trainers and cheats daily
* Get notified when new cheats are added
* Request which games get new trainers
* Priority support with any problem
Message Board Moderators
Neo7
Neo7
Latiosmaster47Latiosm.
forty-twoforty-two
HonestGamerHonestG.
dstatesdstates
Important Board Topics
Trending Topics