A list of achievements for 50 Cent's upcoming third-person shooter, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, popped up over on Achieve360Points, and I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed by them. It's all pretty standard stuff, with points for completing each of the game's nine missions--each one of those achievements is named after a song. Then there are co-op achievements for each mission, and those are just sort of the same as the single-player achievements but with "Our" in the title. So "Candy Shop" becomes "Our Candy Shop."
The game also has achievements for collecting badges. Seriously? Badges? The guy that has been positioned as SuperGangsta #1 is collecting things that cops wear? He'd better be getting them by shooting those cops in the face...
No references to getting shot nine times? That's also weak, but I can understand why the guy might not want to put too much of a focus on getting shot (even if it sometimes seems like it comes up in half his songs). But here's the greatest missed opportunity of them all: the game only has 46 achievements. You're telling me that you're making a game with 50 Cent and you can't even have 50 achievements? Am I just being a jerk now? Is it me? Am I the bad guy?
Then again, I guess that's what I get for hoping that anything 50 Cent-related could ever be imaginative. Oh, who am I kidding? Even though I think his music and persona is about as played out as it could get, I'm still insanely curious to see how this game ends up. You would think I would know better by now.
There's some additional footage of the game out there, along with an interview conducted by the true game headz over at TrueGameHeadz. Check this out, the game actually looks like it could be pretty good:
Please squash the beef with all those other rappers and stop revisiting it every chance you get. It all just stinks of a pathetic PR campaign, makes you sound like you're whining, and is totally irrelevant here in 2008. Also, please stop writing bad love songs for women. You are not LL Cool J. Oh, also, you shouldn't want to be LL Cool J anymore. And, really, you should know better.
PS: The list of achievements Ryan and I slapped together are way better.