If there were no achievements/trophies for them? So what are achievements/trophies and what can they do to change your gameplay experience? What are achievements? A achievement is considered to be a special reward for gamers that play games. Achievements keep you compelled and motivated to continue playing games to earn them. The more achievements the more time a person is likely to spend playing a game to earn them. Some people think achievements are a waste of time. In my opinion they aren't. Achievements add replay value to games, they also inspire you to do things in games that you probably normally wouldn't do.
A fine example of this type of achievement is found in the game called borderlands. A person would probably never attempt this if there was no achievement for it. This achievement is called "You're on a boat!" The Borderlands achievement "You're on a boat!" achievement/trophy Description: I bet you never thought you'd be here. Gamerscore: 15 points To earn this achievement, one has to find a hidden boat on the game and simply walk on to the the boat. This immediately unlocks the achievement, "You're on a boat!" Sounds simple right? Most gamers would probably skip out on doing something like this if there wasn't a achievement/trophy for it. Before achievements/trophies existed, gamers bought games, completed them and most of the time set them aside and decided to play a different game. Some gamers even sold the game and used the cash to buy another game. Which that still happens today. But gamers now have more of a reason to keep the game/s and play through them again. If they are interested in getting the achievements/trohpies and seeing alternate endings, if the game has those. How does achievements/trophies change the gameplay experience? Achievements/Trophies motivate gamers to play games on a higher difficulty. Some games have achievements/trophies that can only be unlocked by playing on a hard difficulty or above. Like for example, the war hero trophy in Resident Evil 5. It can only be obtained, by completing the game on the Professional difficulty. Trust me, that difficulty is a pain. :P I do feel rewarded whenever I pursue a difficult achievement and I get it. Do you?