Linked achievments.

#1 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Sourced here.

Personally, I think this is a great idea as it at least encourages people to really play through the old game to unlock things in the new and if you've already got what's listed, it sounds like a nice bonus for long time fans. My only gripe will be if one of them follows on from the multiplayer achievements as they were so awkward when the games were full, it'd be even harder when everyone moves onto the sequel.

#2 Posted by Player1 (3876 posts) -

Pretty cool. Nice find. Ive down those three examples. So ill unlock everything.


I wonder what other things will be linked? 
#3 Posted by Psynapse (1064 posts) -

Thats pretty cool actually, it kind of pushes people to buy the other game if they havn't already. I basically have most of the acheivements done in the first game anyway, so no biggy for me.. I havn't got the multiplayer acheivements though, so I guess i'll have to start working on that now...

#4 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I am glad that I beat Gears of War on insane and have all the COG tags. I shouldn't have anything to worry about.

#5 Posted by Gaius (129 posts) -

I'm pretty excited about the linked achievements. I think it's cool that their thinking of the people who played Gears of War 1 and took the time to get those achievements, more developers should definitely do things like this.

#6 Posted by Riddler (1528 posts) -

awesome, idea, more games should do this

#7 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
Gaius said:
"I'm pretty excited about the linked achievements. I think it's cool that their thinking of the people who played Gears of War 1 and took the time to get those achievements, more developers should definitely do things like this."
Yeah, another way to feel rewarded for your achievement munching. :D
#8 Posted by Player1 (3876 posts) -
Gaius said:
"I'm pretty excited about the linked achievements. I think it's cool that their thinking of the people who played Gears of War 1 and took the time to get those achievements, more developers should definitely do things like this."
At least according to the podcast, other developers weren't allowed to do this. So the guys were surprised Gears pulled this off. Maybe this will open the door for other to do so.
#9 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
Player1 said:
"Gaius said:
"I'm pretty excited about the linked achievements. I think it's cool that their thinking of the people who played Gears of War 1 and took the time to get those achievements, more developers should definitely do things like this."
At least according to the podcast, other developers weren't allowed to do this. So the guys were surprised Gears pulled this off. Maybe this will open the door for other to do so."
Really? That is kind of odd of Microsoft. They let games easily give 1,000 points but don't allow linked achievements? Weird.
#10 Posted by Gaius (129 posts) -

I didn't know that other developers weren't allowed to do that.  It makes no sense though, why wouldn't they let them? Anyway, yeah, props to Cliffy B and Epic for pulling that off then.

#11 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

It's a Microsoft published game, so I'm sure they're allowed to bend the rules a bit.

#12 Posted by Major (506 posts) -
Player1 said:
"Gaius said:
"I'm pretty excited about the linked achievements. I think it's cool that their thinking of the people who played Gears of War 1 and took the time to get those achievements, more developers should definitely do things like this."
At least according to the podcast, other developers weren't allowed to do this. So the guys were surprised Gears pulled this off. Maybe this will open the door for other to do so."
They said devs weren't allowed to look at saved files for previous games in the series (No clue why... Mass Effect 2 is supposedly able to look at your ME1 game saves) not just looking at achievements

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