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Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« on: November 25, 2015, 05:58:07 pm »
I'm wondering how people feel about achievements in games, Steam, Xbox, or trophies on PSN. Do they matter to you? Do you aim to get as many as you can or are they just kind of there? If they do matter, how many do you have and how many games do you have 100% in?

For me, I think I like achievements dictate the games I play too much. I'm a huge completionist and a game without achievements or collectibles don't interest me as much as one that do have them. I have hundreds of games in my Steam library and a lot aren't downloaded because their achievements are too hard and or they just don't look that fun. :B
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 07:18:25 pm »
I do aim to get a lot of achievements in games. It's not my main focus but usually after I've played a game through once I might go back and try to get achievements I've missed. I think if you're constantly worrying about achievements it does make it a little less enjoyable but when you do manage to get them all it is pretty good!
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 07:30:16 pm »
I like achievements, I like the idea of them, they sort of expand a game giving you mini things to do as well as the primary objective. However I don't live for them. As cool as it would be to have a full set of unlocked achievements for a game I'm not bothered enough or have the time or mental strength to do them all! I will go out of my way to get a few, especially the easy/straight forward ones. They sort of show you how good you are at the game or what your strengths and weaknesses are in comparison to other players which I think is good. But if games don't have them I completely don't mind, I don't think there important there just a nice addition. However I really don't like achievements that you gain by default when playing through the campaign of a game. There so pointless because people play the game for the campaign most of the time so everyone will get the achievement anyway so what the point in it?
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 09:36:54 am »
I really don't care about achievements, or even scores unless they're required to beat the level.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 11:49:34 am »
They're pretty neat. Kinda there to show off really.

Too bad CoD mixes Regular, Hardened and Veteran into one for level difficulty achievements. Don't wanna be with reg peasants :fox-:P:
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 12:54:36 pm »
I love achievements in games, it adds more to aim for and I enjoy trying to 100% games and the addition of achievements means the game in question feels more open and as though it has more depth to it
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 01:03:06 pm »
depends on the game, if I really enjoy the game then yes, they do.
but other than that, not really.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 09:08:45 pm »
Not really
Only if they have a prize if you achieve it
Like in robot unicorn attack 2 there's like points you get for achieving stuff to customize your unicorn but that's the only game I care about achievements in tbh
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 09:14:23 pm »
i'm a big loser who tries to 100% everything
but my add keeps me from staying on one game too long
so i have a bunch of games on pc and xbox that are in the 90%+ range
mh4u is 65% i think
i haven't had a ton of time to play it but now that i do i'll get all these achievements ;;;;
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2015, 09:17:21 pm »
i'm a big loser who tries to 100% everything
but my add keeps me from staying on one game too long
so i have a bunch of games on pc and xbox that are in the 90%+ range
mh4u is 65% i think
i haven't had a ton of time to play it but now that i do i'll get all these achievements ;;;;
Same here *looks at 50 ps3 games I've gotten over the past 3 years*
Sony also uses trophies and I never look at how to obtain them
I just play elder scrolls and stuff
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 08:02:26 am »
I like trying to earn achievements, and in quite a few games I'll make it my effort to unlock them - even if that means having to repeat the same thing over and over until I do. It's just so satisfying getting 100% on a game.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 08:09:50 am »
I almost couldn't care less about achievements in games
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 06:37:21 pm »
I absolutely ignore achievements... Unless they're ironic and humorous to the current situation, in that case. I notice them.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 10:11:18 am »
I always aim to get each one. If they have achievements thats how I classify as a beat game by getting all of them. I personally have 7 completed to 100%
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 02:40:13 pm »
I'm a crazy completionist. Gotta 100% it!

That's why it drives me crazy when devs put in a literally impossible achievement, just for laughs or something. Jerks.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2016, 03:41:13 pm »
I like getting all of them, just so it looks perfect.
But I hate how you have to be online to get them on Xbox One.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2016, 05:25:07 pm »
Unless its linked to someting cool, funny, or an easter egg, I could care less.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2016, 10:05:16 pm »
      Achievements are a source for people to have pride in their gaming despite most gamers refraining from bragging about their gamer score or level (the PlayStation Network uses a mathematical system to calculate level based on the ammount of trophies (achievments) you have). I still don't feel like they're really a good thing though because it's still kind of a way to say, "I'm better than you and you have zero skill." I really don't like people in the gaming community trying to cast down less talented players and I feel like this happens way too much. In reality, do achievements and trophies have a true value? They honestly don't. Achievements are worth absolutely nothing in the real world because they exist only on an exclusive virtual network, which believe it or not, will more than likely be gone one day or another. As new systems come out, the old achievements become almost meaningless too, so all that progress that was made toward those trophies and achievements are in pure vanity. Games are meant to enjoy, not too be vain. I've played the original Sonic the Hedgehog, a game without achievements, and I had a good time. The same goes for the older PlayStation 2 games I have. They had no achievements yet some of the best games I've ever played are on that console.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2016, 10:37:22 pm »
      Achievements are a source for people to have pride in their gaming despite most gamers refraining from bragging about their gamer score or level (the PlayStation Network uses a mathematical system to calculate level based on the ammount of trophies (achievments) you have). I still don't feel like they're really a good thing though because it's still kind of a way to say, "I'm better than you and you have zero skill." I really don't like people in the gaming community trying to cast down less talented players and I feel like this happens way too much. In reality, do achievements and trophies have a true value? They honestly don't. Achievements are worth absolutely nothing in the real world because they exist only on an exclusive virtual network, which believe it or not, will more than likely be gone one day or another. As new systems come out, the old achievements become almost meaningless too, so all that progress that was made toward those trophies and achievements are in pure vanity. Games are meant to enjoy, not too be vain. I've played the original Sonic the Hedgehog, a game without achievements, and I had a good time. The same goes for the older PlayStation 2 games I have. They had no achievements yet some of the best games I've ever played are on that console.

I don't know as much as I'd like about game design but I do know that you seem to have a pretty off interpretation of why Achievements exist and why they are put into Video games. To my understanding Achievements exist in video games for this primary reason:

1. Achievements appeal to "Ace" or as many have called it here "Completionist" gamer personality type. I do believe there has been actual scientific research into Bartle's Taxonomy of gamers that has further solidified and refined his findings from his initial work with MUDS. The Ace player type, in brief, is the one who is most interested in mastering the skills related to a game and completing it entirely. Achievements are a way of rewarding the Ace player type for their work to master the game and entice them by presenting new challenges to keep them interested in playing the game. The later I believe is especially prominent in F2P games where it is generally essential to keep people playing the game.

Not everyone has a very high score in the Ace category though and people with a low enough score will generally avoid them completely. For instance, I myself have a catastrophically low Ace score, I generally never see strive to get achievements and most of the time I get them by coincidence which rarely ever promotes a reaction greater than, "huh neat". I've also left a trail of incomplete games behind me because I'm not a completionist. Instead, I'm an explorer and play games for the aspect of uncovering mysteries, trying out new game mechanics, and experiencing a new story. Once a game no longer fulfills my need for new content and things to discover I move on because it has lost my interest.
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Re: Achievements in games, do they matter to you?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2016, 02:14:52 am »
      Achievements are a source for people to have pride in their gaming despite most gamers refraining from bragging about their gamer score or level (the PlayStation Network uses a mathematical system to calculate level based on the ammount of trophies (achievments) you have). I still don't feel like they're really a good thing though because it's still kind of a way to say, "I'm better than you and you have zero skill." I really don't like people in the gaming community trying to cast down less talented players and I feel like this happens way too much. In reality, do achievements and trophies have a true value? They honestly don't. Achievements are worth absolutely nothing in the real world because they exist only on an exclusive virtual network, which believe it or not, will more than likely be gone one day or another. As new systems come out, the old achievements become almost meaningless too, so all that progress that was made toward those trophies and achievements are in pure vanity. Games are meant to enjoy, not too be vain. I've played the original Sonic the Hedgehog, a game without achievements, and I had a good time. The same goes for the older PlayStation 2 games I have. They had no achievements yet some of the best games I've ever played are on that console.

I don't know as much as I'd like about game design but I do know that you seem to have a pretty off interpretation of why Achievements exist and why they are put into Video games. To my understanding Achievements exist in video games for this primary reason:

1. Achievements appeal to "Ace" or as many have called it here "Completionist" gamer personality type. I do believe there has been actual scientific research into Bartle's Taxonomy of gamers that has further solidified and refined his findings from his initial work with MUDS. The Ace player type, in brief, is the one who is most interested in mastering the skills related to a game and completing it entirely. Achievements are a way of rewarding the Ace player type for their work to master the game and entice them by presenting new challenges to keep them interested in playing the game. The later I believe is especially prominent in F2P games where it is generally essential to keep people playing the game.

Not everyone has a very high score in the Ace category though and people with a low enough score will generally avoid them completely. For instance, I myself have a catastrophically low Ace score, I generally never see strive to get achievements and most of the time I get them by coincidence which rarely ever promotes a reaction greater than, "huh neat". I've also left a trail of incomplete games behind me because I'm not a completionist. Instead, I'm an explorer and play games for the aspect of uncovering mysteries, trying out new game mechanics, and experiencing a new story. Once a game no longer fulfills my need for new content and things to discover I move on because it has lost my interest.

I'm in the category of people that want to ace a game. I know PSN and Xbox have their cumulative score tally things, but I wouldn't care in the least if they got rid of them. I go for achievements because of the feeling of satisfaction from doing something difficult.

Take the Dark Souls games for instance. Simply not rage quitting should really be an achievement itself, but I love and play those games because of that wonderful euphoria I get from finally beating that boss. And the next one. And the next.
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