I don't know about you guys, but i've got over 50000 points on the xbox.
In the beginning it was quite the pleasure to get an achievement, the bleep bloop sound was really addicting, even better when it had alot of points and even more so if it was hard to get.
But now, i feel like in some games the points are just part of the ride and the hard achievements don't justify the points,
i remember when i played on the original xbox; in alot of games there were easter eggs or special items ingame that you could only get if you did this impossible task, that was also very satisfying, even if it didn't go from game to game or on my gamertag to show off or anything like that.
Right now i have this awesome pc, which i couldn't afford at all when i was little, i can play anything now, so why not pick games for this beast of a machine, so this lead to playing more games on pc, well i still play most with friends on xbox, since that somehow
always seemed easier. So as a pc gamer, i would ofcourse you steam. steam has achievements, but i don't care, i don't care about the achievements on steam, i don't know, they don't seem to hit me the way xbox did.
Well what about games without achievements? well i still play alot of RTS games and they don't have achievements, i mess around in g-mod with no care for the achievements, so why bother?
well its exciting when the achievements lead to a special place in the game, like some of the fallout 3 achievements, they weren't interesting in design but they pointed you to a specific place in the capital wasteland, there by helping you in the exploration of the world.
if anyone has played any LEGO game, they would surely have tried to get a 100%, which i had, that was actually fun, even if you could call it grinding, it was fun and when i found a hidden area and did something, a achievements was highly appreciated.
in some games, i would greatly appreciate if the achievement came with a weapon or something else unique, that could only be obtained through the achievement, like a hidden area or something like that.
All in all, i kinda wanna start over, but not with the same games, maybe when the next xbox comes out, i kinda would like if they made present and past achievement lists, so i wouldn't loose the progress but i could start new on a new system.
What do you guys think? does it even matter to you anymore? is it more important just to try to enjoy the game without expecting any easter eggs or secret unlocks?
or would you like a totally new system which handles your progress somehow?
speak your mind and lets discuss \(OuO )