Who really cares about gamerscore?

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#1 Posted by MikPick (333 posts) -

I mean, what does it mean other than the fact that you play tons of games, mainly for a little number next to your name? Sure, there's a sense of accomplishment I suppose, but no one's really going to care when they look at your profile and see some of the easy games you play (Avatar for example). It will just make you look like you're obsessed over a number, not like you're good at video games. I'm not trying to bash achievements or the 360, I own one myself. But is it worth getting all of the achievements, even the ones that are no fun at all to get and require lots of time, just to get a little number up?

#2 Posted by Bladefire (214 posts) -

I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.

#3 Posted by Colino (146 posts) -

To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!

#4 Posted by MikPick (333 posts) -
Colino said:
"To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!
"

Stuff like you're doing is fine, that's what I think the system was made for. It's just people that go way out of their way to play games / do tasks they may hate just to get gamerscore up that makes no sense to me.
#5 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (161 posts) -

If there are pretty available achievements, like ones that are easy to get, then yeah I get them. The only game where I challenged myself to get achievements was Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and that was because they were easy to get. But nah, my gamerscore is pretty low. However, I would like it if they continue achievements. It's always awesome when you get points for something you did without knowing it :D

#6 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

Depends on the person gaining the achievements I suppose.  Regardless, I enjoy acquiring achievements.  They are an extra incentive in game.   It's not so much about "caring" how big your score is,  it's about accomplishing something.....


#7 Edited by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

Do I actually care about my score? No.
But I do love the idea of achievements it extends the games replay-ability and you can show off tough ones to your friends.

#8 Posted by ajsuperstar (22 posts) -

I love the achievement system, its like the game gives you something for doing something extra in the game. Some achievements which you just get for playing arn't that fun but the ones that make you go out your way i love. It gives you a reason to do everything that the game has to offer. Also the way they will integrate them into the new avater system will be cool, we could unlock cool gear and items for our avatar.

#9 Posted by X_UrCuRse_X (9 posts) -
Bladefire said:
"I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.
"
Couldn't agree with you more, i dont care about my score. I just like getting the achievements. For example, Dead Rising. There were so many neat/interesting achievements that i found myself playing it alot more then i would have if there were no achievements.
#10 Posted by sdodd02 (722 posts) -

I really don't care, but i like trying to get achivements.

#11 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Achievements add replayability, if you have a problem with them then... damn I can't say buy a PS3 anymore. :(

#12 Posted by SlimDogg (159 posts) -
X_UrCuRse_X said:
"Bladefire said:
"I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.
"
Couldn't agree with you more, i dont care about my score. I just like getting the achievements. For example, Dead Rising. There were so many neat/interesting achievements that i found myself playing it alot more then i would have if there were no achievements.
"
This is my attitude now. I have played some games...Avatar... for points before. But now that i got rid of Gamefly. My cheap points are gone. 
#13 Posted by Wark (55 posts) -

Personally, I'm a completest, so sometimes I use the achievements list as a gauge of what other goals I need to reach to get everything in the game. However, there are games, such as Avatar, that do not contain achievements that accurately show what those said goals are and can be gained in less than five minutes. Either way, I usually do try to get all of the achievements in a game so it feels like I actually accomplished everything in the game.

#14 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
Wark said:
"Personally, I'm a completest, so sometimes I use the achievements list as a gauge of what other goals I need to reach to get everything in the game. However, there are games, such as Avatar, that do not contain achievements that accurately show what those said goals are and can be gained in less than five minutes. Either way, I usually do try to get all of the achievements in a game so it feels like I actually accomplished everything in the game.
"
This.
#15 Posted by headshot234 (2 posts) -

I usually try to get all the hard achievements to show that I'm good. Like beating veteran on Call of Duty 4.

#16 Posted by roylink (130 posts) -

I care about it for some odd reason. 

#17 Posted by Blubba (527 posts) -

I like to get the acheivements in games I like. But it's always awesome to get points.

#18 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

If they had achievements for steam games, I guess I'd get into it some. Not much though

#19 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
Termite said:
"If they had achievements for steam games, I guess I'd get into it some. Not much though
"
Orange Box on Steam has "achievements."
#20 Posted by MAV3R1CK (125 posts) -

A lot of people care about acheivements, especially the achievement junkies.

#21 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
Achievements are probably the biggest thing to come out of this generation. I cannot see another console that will not implement this from now on. Just look at the sony, they had a shit attack, they know they need it , but they are doing it an arse over tits way.
#22 Posted by HitNRun (344 posts) -

All I can say is, there's no way I would have played Call of Duty 4 for such a long time if that last achievement (Plane on Veteran) wasn't so insanely difficult, yet so tantalizingly close.

#23 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

i do, but not a high gamerscore its individual for each game, i think it extends how you would play a game. Would i play call of duty 4 on veteran normally i dont think i would. i also like the sence of satisfaction when you have worked hard for an achivement.

#24 Posted by Yagami (585 posts) -

I know Jeff is obsessed with gamerscores. Me personally, no.

#25 Posted by spragels (97 posts) -

I don't really understand the obsession with them. Some people love them tho. They are fun when it pops up for doing something that you think is cool.

#26 Posted by Cleric (286 posts) -

Achievements add a lot to a game's replay value. That's how I feel about them. Would'nt go so far to say that I am an achievement junkie, nor do I get an ego boost by showing everyone my gamerscore (e-penis anyone?).

I just find them to be a clever idea and I see them as a nice challenge.

#27 Posted by L (1681 posts) -

I like it. Lets me explore more of the game. Some games have stupid achievements, though.

#28 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

It shows how much of a gamer you are.

#29 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
epic_pets said:
"It shows how much of a gamer you are."
No it doesn't.
#30 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

i love achievements.

it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar

#31 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -
Blu_Magic said:
"epic_pets said:
"It shows how much of a gamer you are."
No it doesn't.
"
Agreed. lol
My gamerscore is nearly 14,000 now...I think.. >_<
But it's 14,000/39,000 possible points. lol
#32 Posted by BeeDizz (30 posts) -

I love achievements. But i don't care at all about gamerscore. The achievements should be set-up exactly as they are now, with each game having a minimum of 5 and maximum of 50 achievements, but no points of any kind should be attached to the achievement itself. You could still view achievements on every game, and compare achievements with friends. But without the overall gamerscore you don't have to be assaulted by children online for being a "score whore" or having "no life" because you have a high gamerscore. Of course, then rentals of games like Avatar would plummet, and we can't have that now can we?

#33 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

I agree, I never really like the concept of gamerscore, just too numeric and, flawed/annoying. Love achievements though I think those are a great idea, I loved the old ratchet & clank games I would get all the skill points in the netire game (REALLY hard), so when I heard about achievments for the first time I thought it was an awesome idea, minus the numbers (gamerscore), and im glad PS3 got trophies now too, made me happy thats for sure.

#34 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -
MikPick said:
"Colino said:
"To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!
"

Stuff like you're doing is fine, that's what I think the system was made for. It's just people that go way out of their way to play games / do tasks they may hate just to get gamerscore up that makes no sense to me."

Why it matters to you doesn't make sense either though. It's irrelevant right?

You know what I mean? People that play games just for the points are actually doing something they enjoy. Part of the experience for them is to beat as many games as possible. I don't understand how one person's business even matters to another person. Maybe a good number of gamers come online and just gloat but unless it makes someone jealous it just doesn't matter.

It's not that you don't have a point, but that type of gamer shouldn't be looked down upon either way. If anything they're just supporting the rest of us by spending that much money in the gaming industry as a whole! :)

#35 Posted by Xero (159 posts) -

heh, i guess i don't care about it not even to the slightest because I something more concrete(more contents?) than just score.

#36 Edited by shadowjak (456 posts) -

It's not the total score I care about, but the replay value getting achievements gives me.

#37 Posted by McDazzle (544 posts) -

I don't really care how high it is,it's just fun getting them,I guess it gives me a little more incentive to beat the game.

#38 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

Yes, it means everything to me.

#39 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

ahem. i dont

#40 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

ahem. i dont

#41 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

I care...

#42 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

I dont' care that much, but it is nice to have a high one to represent all the games you've played.

#43 Posted by Bkorns4 (129 posts) -

I'd be lying if i didn't say im addicted. Me and my friend are constantly battling for the highest gamerscore. It all comes down to who plays more games

#44 Posted by Condukt365 (8 posts) -

They give me something to work toward, it adds replay value to a game.


#45 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

I don't care about my gamerscore, but I love the achievements themselves and knowing that I have completed the goals.

#46 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Achievements without points takes all the fun out of it.

#47 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -
roofy said:
"i love achievements.

it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar
"
Hey I have both of those games finished but didn't use them to "boost" anything.  I played TMNT because I've always been a huge fan of the turtles and Avatar....well I used it to win a gamerscore challenge on 360.voice.com and won 2100 microsoft points. :P
#48 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

I like achievements a lot. My gamerscore is 12010. Not to high but not to low.

#50 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -
MsCortana said:
"roofy said:
"i love achievements.

it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar
"
Hey I have both of those games finished but didn't use them to "boost" anything.  I played TMNT because I've always been a huge fan of the turtles and Avatar....well I used it to win a gamerscore challenge on 360.voice.com and won 2100 microsoft points. :P
"

Lmao, and who desn't love free points?

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