The Mystery of Missing Achievements & Trophies

Posted by holabendez (44 posts) -

From the moment I got an Xbox, I became an achievement whore. It took little time before I was conditioned to a point where there little “ping” noise made when an Xbox displays an achievement brought a quick spike of serotonin to my brain. To be honest though, I’m not an S-Rank kind of guy, I don’t seem to quite have the attention span necessary to grind away at a game to eek out every single achievement in a game, but I do enjoy the sensation of earning an achievement, and I play games now with an attitude of earning those achievement and using the resulting gamerscore as a point of comparison with my friends.

Which is why recently I was bitterly disappointed when after completing the first episode of Sam & Max Saves the World, no achievement popped up. I waited till the end of the credits, and NOTHING! I spoke to my brother and he related a similar situation he had on his PS3 with InFamous. He has the trophy for Finding 50% of the Shards, but DOESN’T have the trophy for Finding 25% of the Shards!

What exactly is the cause of this? At the end of the day it is probably a software glitch, and it may not be the same trigger for all games across all platforms. It is a shame there is no recourse for retroactively discovering earned but unidentified achievements, but then I suppose if that feature existed, a hell of a lot of PS3 users could claim the trophies they deserve from back in the pre-Trophy PS3 days.

Has anyone else had an experience where they have rightfully earned an achievement or a trophy only to not have it register?

#1 Posted by holabendez (44 posts) -

From the moment I got an Xbox, I became an achievement whore. It took little time before I was conditioned to a point where there little “ping” noise made when an Xbox displays an achievement brought a quick spike of serotonin to my brain. To be honest though, I’m not an S-Rank kind of guy, I don’t seem to quite have the attention span necessary to grind away at a game to eek out every single achievement in a game, but I do enjoy the sensation of earning an achievement, and I play games now with an attitude of earning those achievement and using the resulting gamerscore as a point of comparison with my friends.

Which is why recently I was bitterly disappointed when after completing the first episode of Sam & Max Saves the World, no achievement popped up. I waited till the end of the credits, and NOTHING! I spoke to my brother and he related a similar situation he had on his PS3 with InFamous. He has the trophy for Finding 50% of the Shards, but DOESN’T have the trophy for Finding 25% of the Shards!

What exactly is the cause of this? At the end of the day it is probably a software glitch, and it may not be the same trigger for all games across all platforms. It is a shame there is no recourse for retroactively discovering earned but unidentified achievements, but then I suppose if that feature existed, a hell of a lot of PS3 users could claim the trophies they deserve from back in the pre-Trophy PS3 days.

Has anyone else had an experience where they have rightfully earned an achievement or a trophy only to not have it register?

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