Achievements are cool, because they make you want to do something special in the game, also now you get to use achievement points to win new things in real life.
But my point is that so many games have the most useless achievements ever. I have them split up in categories.
"already taken care of" achievements.
these i hate the most because you were gonna do them anyway!! these are the ones where the game tells you to finish a level, or save that person..........which you were supposed to do anyway. how does that warrant an achievement?
these i really hate because some people outthere might really like achievements and collecting them. But then some big shot game out there has 3/4 of their achiements be online only, like play this many deathmatch games.
these are achievements that are either really hard to get, really impossible to get, etc. These achiements include ones like , get 1st place on the leaderboards.........that might be easy if you were the first person to get the game. Another one is like get 100,000 kills in multiplayer..............sure some people can do it, but not everyone is that dedicated to one achievement right?
achievements are supposed to show your skill at gaming, if someone sees your gamerscore being really high, they should say, wow they got all of those achievements??!!
nope, instead they think to themselves, oh they probably just played all of the sports games and gotten their easy achievements or all the games that they did play, actually all the games period, have those friggin pointless achievements that are bs and they dont show any challenge.
the only game right know whose achievements im actually trying to get is guitar hero, but it still has those stupid already taken care of ones...... and most of the achievements i want require 2 people, hmm.........am i really gonna go and buy a 50 dollar gh controller? and then wait for one of my newbie friends to get good at it?? i highly doubt that.......
anyways, these game developers need to stop making useless achievements or rediculous achievements.
if were up to me, i would make every achiement in my game, an achievement that shows off some skill.
maybe one in a fighting game that says, defeat 15 opponents in a row.
or one in a game that says, kill all enemies in one giant battle field, and the battle field might have some hidden enemies, etc.
anyways, achievements are crap and they prove nothing.