Do you care about Trophies and Achievements?

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#1 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I have only one Platinum Trophy, which is for Resident Evil 5. I never really bothered to intentionally earn Trophies for any other game, but I've decided to start doing so and am currently working toward earning the Platinum for BF4.

How about you folks?

#2 Posted by freedomfreak (43499 posts) -

At some point I did, yeah.

I just stopped caring for them. Always the same anyways.

#3 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

At some point I did, yeah.

I just stopped caring for them. Always the same anyways.

Always the same what?

#4 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17551 posts) -

Not really. I only go for those for the purpose of the challenge in games I really, really like. I couldn't care less about my overall achievement or trophy count.

#5 Edited by freedomfreak (43499 posts) -
@BluRayHiDef said:

Always the same what?

Kind of achievements.

#6 Posted by Bigboi500 (31309 posts) -

I like trophies well enough, but I'm not a trophy hunter most of the time.

#7 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

Nope. The only game I thought did them brilliantly was Dead Rising.

#8 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Nope. The only game I thought did them brilliantly was Dead Rising.

Why so?

#9 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

i like them i don't hunt for them in every game but I like looking at them and going out of my way for cool ones

#10 Edited by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@foxhound_fox said:

Nope. The only game I thought did them brilliantly was Dead Rising.

Why so?

It was the first game that gave anyone a reason to go after them all, and made a meaningful addition to the game (i.e. made replaying the game for the achievements was worth the time). Other games have done them well (especially on Steam) but none captured that magic DR had.

#11 Posted by soulitane (13955 posts) -

I used to, now not so much. In the end most of them just boil down to beating the game on the hardest difficulty and finding all the collectibles, the rest you get along the way. If more games handled them like Dead Rising then I might still be, but the developers seem to lack the imagination to think up cool achievements/trophies.

#12 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (9496 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

At some point I did, yeah.

I just stopped caring for them. Always the same anyways.

#13 Posted by killatwill15 (855 posts) -

achievements are basically check points now,

you get one after a level, it sucks....

there was that one in half life 2 episode 2 where you have to drag that gnome around,

or episode one where you have to use only one bullet,

i did that one and didn't get it, fucking rip off

#14 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9758 posts) -

I really could not care less about those things. They have always seemed really meaningless to me.

#15 Posted by mems_1224 (48572 posts) -

I care about 360 achievements a little bit. Not enough to 100% games but enough that I enjoy when the notification pops up on screen. Dont give a single shit about crappy trophies after I got screwed out of a few TLOU trophies.

#16 Posted by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -

Nope not really.

#17 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

It was be awesome if SONY had some sort of ptactice by which the first player to earn a Platinum Trophy for a Playstation game gets an actual Platinum Trophy shipped to them. That would feel so rewarding and would drive up game sells.

#18 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

Not even a little. They're a cheap way of trying to add extra life to a game and they're usually shit

Plus sometimes they have them attached to the Multiplayer in a bid to try and force you to try that too which is a load of crap

#19 Posted by always_explicit (3097 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

It was be awesome if SONY had some sort of ptactice by which the first player to earn a Platinum Trophy for a Playstation game gets an actual Platinum Trophy shipped to them. That would feel so rewarding and would drive up game sells.

Im not sure people would purposefully purchase a game they hadnt intended to buy in the vain hope they might be the first person to 100% it...it wouldnt drive up game sales. There is definitely that completion's culture on consoles though so some people might be crazy enough to do it. I never really go out of my way to get them but I do like getting achievements for doing obscure/amusing stuff by accident. With the new gen I might starting making a concious effort to complete more of my games, not sure how long it will last though.

#20 Posted by Seabas989 (11019 posts) -

Nope.

#21 Posted by millerlight89 (18641 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

That would feel so rewarding and would drive up game sells.

That is the weirdest thing I have ever heard. The sad part, you believe it.

#22 Edited by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

They're dumb. Also annoying.

#23 Posted by Muffin2020 (534 posts) -

They are harmless. I turned the notification off sometime ago so it makes no difference to me if they are there or not.

#24 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

It was be awesome if SONY had some sort of ptactice by which the first player to earn a Platinum Trophy for a Playstation game gets an actual Platinum Trophy shipped to them. That would feel so rewarding and would drive up game sells.

Don't Sony send some people a thank you or something like that for egtting platinum trophies in some games?

I've seen people getting thank you or confirmation letters from Sony saying they platinumed TLOU

Also no that wouldn't really drive up sales.

#25 Edited by silversix_ (16161 posts) -

Cared from 05 to about 2010. Don't give a crap now

#26 Posted by ArisShadows (22665 posts) -

Freedomfreakbro does.

#27 Posted by freedomfreak (43499 posts) -
@ArisShadows said:

Freedomfreakbro does.

THE DICK INTENSIFIES

#28 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

I like them, but I rarely try for platinum, which works out as I rarely give a damn about multiplayer.

Games could design another mechanism to get me to try odd ball things, ie in game rewards. But they don't always do that, or do it well so trophies fill that void to some extent.

#29 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3224 posts) -

I think they are cool if you are looking for other challenges to complete but I NEVER play through a campaign while hunting for the trophies, to me it takes away from the game

#30 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10508 posts) -

They are neat only for games I really care about, otherwise.... I dont care about them.

I do love the Trophy sound when you unlock one.

I only have one Platinum, and only a hand full of games over 50%, most are just like 0%-10%. Alot of them are ridiculous tho...

#31 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@ArisShadows said:

Freedomfreakbro does.

THE DICK INTENSIFIES

#32 Posted by cainetao11 (19531 posts) -

I have one complete game for 360, no platinum trophies. I kind of try to get a hard sought achieve, like crowned in L4D, but other than that not too much.

#33 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

No I don't care about crap like that and actually find it weird that people do, but whatever.

#34 Edited by Flubbbs (3588 posts) -

i used to care about them alot.. only game ive ever 100% completed was Fallout 3 on xbox 360

#35 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3801 posts) -

Well, I certainly don't complain about Wii games not having them. Some of them were fun to get though. I do enjoy unlocking stuff, so I do sometimes have an urge to unlock them.

#36 Posted by Big_Pecks (5622 posts) -

Not really. If I'm done with the campaign then I may try to get some trophies.

#37 Edited by tubbyc (3796 posts) -

I don't take any notice of them, except when I played Demon's Souls, it was so addictive that I ended up getting Platinum because I was going through the game multiple times anyway, and it was fun to collect them along the way. Then I did the same with Dark Souls.

I might do it again with some other games in the future if I feel like it. Definitely Souls games or if there's something very similar.

#38 Posted by Basinboy (11407 posts) -

Yeah, only on PS though. I think they're handled better in that ecosystem.

I have far too many Steam games to care.

#39 Edited by Netret0120 (2871 posts) -

Only got it in one game WWE 2K14. I don't actively go out of my way to platinum a game. I just play until i am done with the game

#40 Posted by marcheegsr (2998 posts) -

There ok. I don't go out of my way to 100 percent a game hence the reason why I have no platinum's and mostly bronze and silver with a few gold.

#41 Edited by ominous_titan (814 posts) -

I don't really care about them, in the souls fames it was just a coincidence the trophies coincided with the objectives I wanted to achieve

#42 Posted by ominous_titan (814 posts) -

I don't really care about them, in the souls fames it was just a coincidence the trophies coincided with the objectives I wanted to achieve

#43 Posted by jg4xchamp (50349 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@foxhound_fox said:

Nope. The only game I thought did them brilliantly was Dead Rising.

Why so?

They were dumb shit, or clever shit. Like the type of stuff you get for doing something different or wreckless in a game.

Not 100 headshots, beat the game on hard, you know play through this campaign and choose ending A and B. Crackdown had some really good achievements as well.

#44 Edited by betamaxx83 (360 posts) -

Don't care for them to be honest.

#45 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6745 posts) -

No. I do think they are legitimately cool, and I did go for them when I first got my 360, but I lost interest. I still like seeing a collection of games tied to a profile, which is really the best thing that came from the achievement system.

#46 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (7138 posts) -

I don't intentionally go out of my way to earn trophies... If I earn one then that's cool.

#47 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3895 posts) -

I had to start over with achievements on X box One because I used an old email address on the 360 that I cannot access anymore. Myself and 2 of my friends had this same issue and all had to create new gamer tags. So I guess I am more into trophies now. I like that I can download PS+ games for free on vita and PS3 and work on the trophy count. Let's hope the PS4 list of ps+ titles picks up so I can work on those too. Then again, I guess I own all of the worth while PS4 games.

#48 Edited by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -

I prefer achievements over trophies.

#49 Posted by Chutebox (38294 posts) -

Never and not even slightly

#50 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6256 posts) -

Nah. I became a trophy whore a couple of months back and got three platinums but when felt disappointment instead of satisfaction when I beat all of Quantum Conundrum's scores thinking I would get a trophy when I didn't, I knew that's when I had to quit. Now I never check trophy lists and all my recent games are at sub-30% trophy number and I don't care.

Also I actively hate people who buy shit games for "muh gamerscore." If MS and Sony announced tomorrow they were ditching cheevos and trophies I'd probably be very happy.