Achievements and Me: Babies First S Rank

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I never used to be terribly interested in Achievements. My friends were into them and occasionally played games in order to get the achievements, not to have fun. The obvious games that showed this were Avatar, Terminator, and other miscellaneous children's games of children's movies. I believe this is what originally put me off of the idea as well as my involvement in another forum community that generally looked down upon achievements in games. 
 
Recently, this has begun to change. I blame it on joining Giantbomb and how achievements are often discussed and linked to one's profile. I have begun to chase after achievements in games after I would usually have put it down and it has added some needed replayability to what would otherwise resemble someone suffering from ADD's playing habits. And so, tonight I have achieved my first S Rank. 
 
Bull: Scholarship Edition. I saw it on the Xbox marketplace for 360 games and, since I had a Visa giftcard, as well as having originally played it on the PS2 without finishing it, I decided to shell out the $20 for it and have a good time. It was not as good as I remembered but it was still fun enough for me to play through it to get all of the achievements, one of which was to get 100% in the game. That particular achievement was the most painful due to the Errand glitch (errands, which add towards the 100% can stop showing up and the console needs to be reset a couple of time until they start showing up again, only for a couple of them though and the loop restarts) as well as one of the jobs I completed not adding it's percentage to the total and I had to redo that job. The final time count came out to 20-25 hours in my estimation. 
 
What was your first S Rank?

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#1  Edited By tsolless

I never used to be terribly interested in Achievements. My friends were into them and occasionally played games in order to get the achievements, not to have fun. The obvious games that showed this were Avatar, Terminator, and other miscellaneous children's games of children's movies. I believe this is what originally put me off of the idea as well as my involvement in another forum community that generally looked down upon achievements in games. 
 
Recently, this has begun to change. I blame it on joining Giantbomb and how achievements are often discussed and linked to one's profile. I have begun to chase after achievements in games after I would usually have put it down and it has added some needed replayability to what would otherwise resemble someone suffering from ADD's playing habits. And so, tonight I have achieved my first S Rank. 
 
Bull: Scholarship Edition. I saw it on the Xbox marketplace for 360 games and, since I had a Visa giftcard, as well as having originally played it on the PS2 without finishing it, I decided to shell out the $20 for it and have a good time. It was not as good as I remembered but it was still fun enough for me to play through it to get all of the achievements, one of which was to get 100% in the game. That particular achievement was the most painful due to the Errand glitch (errands, which add towards the 100% can stop showing up and the console needs to be reset a couple of time until they start showing up again, only for a couple of them though and the loop restarts) as well as one of the jobs I completed not adding it's percentage to the total and I had to redo that job. The final time count came out to 20-25 hours in my estimation. 
 
What was your first S Rank?

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#2  Edited By LiquidSwords

Not really a big on getting a S-rank but  Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was my first. I knew this game inside out from playing this on the PS so the achievements were easy for me to get. Still one of my favorite games to play.

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#3  Edited By buzz_clik

Mine would have been Bioschock, had the extra one not been added. As it stands, my first one was Dead Space, of all things. I'd have more of the damn things if my 360 was online, but it's probably for the best that I don't have access to all those deliciously easy-to-access downloadable games.
 
Congrats, btw! :)

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#4  Edited By EVHKwick

It will be Fallout 3. I'm one achievement away (collecting all the alien recordings) from finishing everything up, and I really just have to force myself away from the rest of the game to go get it.

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#5  Edited By Vinchenzo

My first S Rank? I think it was that old Tomb Raider game. Of course I have 126,000 gamerscore so... I have about 100 S Ranks now, but I think that was the first...

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#6  Edited By tsolless
@buzz_clik said:
" Mine would have been Bioschock, had the extra one not been added. As it stands, my first one was Dead Space, of all things. I'd have more of the damn things if my 360 was online, but it's probably for the best that I don't have access to all those deliciously easy-to-access downloadable games.  Congrats, btw! :) "
Yeah Dead Space will probably be one of the next one's that I S Rank. I've played through it twice and all I need to do now is beat it on Nightmare difficulty while using the plasma cutter and that will be that.
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#7  Edited By buzz_clik
@tsolless: Totally worth it, though. I never got tired of that game in any of the three plays through it, and although I was a little bummed when I got the last Achievement, I think my memory of it is just hazy enough to give it another shot.
 
FUN FACT: I got the last cheevo ( Brawler, I think) when I was fairly drunk after getting back from the pub one night. Got it, had a bittersweet wave of emotions wash over me,  then went straight to bed and passed out.
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#8  Edited By Stealthmaster86

I only have 3 S rank games. All of which was easy. I could have easily gotten an S rank on Call Of Duty 4 if it was not for that stupid fucking achievement glitch. I've got all 30 intel but it says I have not got 15 intel.
 
Fight Night Round 3 
LOST: Via Domus 
Assassin's Creed II

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#9  Edited By Inf225

Oblivion. I have never played a game so damn much in my life, Fallout 3 is catching up but those damn Karma achievements are holding me back.

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#10  Edited By WinterSnowblind

Probably Oblivion, the achievements there were very easy to get.

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#11  Edited By Raymayne
@Stealthmaster86 said:
" I only have 3 S rank games. All of which was easy. I could have easily gotten an S rank on Call Of Duty 4 if it was not for that stupid fucking achievement glitch. I've got all 30 intel but it says I have not got 15 intel. Fight Night Round 3 LOST: Via Domus Assassin's Creed II "
I have that stupid glitch too, annoying as hell =/ 
 
Anyway I think my first was Hitman: Blood Money and it was also the most fun to get, playing through every mission in that game on professional difficulty is ridiculously challenging and awesome, I wasn't even that interested in achievements back then I just wanted more excuses to keep playing through the game.
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#12  Edited By napalmtrees

Mine was Doritos Dash of Destruction. :|

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#13  Edited By OldGuy

Assassins Creed - yes I went around and got all th stupid flags... but then I'm a sucker for collecting in an open world... (I S-Ranked The Saboteur which means you do 1200+ side mission/blow up/pick up/twiddle things. Yeesh.)

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#14  Edited By foggel

My first one was RE5, but when the first DLC came out I lost it.
 
Later I got the MW2 S-rank.

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#15  Edited By ProfessorEss

Viva Pinata!

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#16  Edited By KimChi4U
@ProfessorEss said:
"Viva Pinata! "

ME TOO!!!!!  I just wish the second one didn't have all of those achievements linked to trading stuff with others.
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#17  Edited By kalmis

I've noticed getting more into achievements thanks to GB as well.
Got only 4 so far, in order:  Fight Night, After Burner Climax, Monkey Island 2 and Dead Rising: Case Zero. OK that's 3 XBLA games so maybe not the most difficult ones. 
Determined to get S-rank on Mafia 2. Only difficult there is the driving one on the DLC. Will take a while

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#18  Edited By samfo

retail was Lego Batman :D

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#19  Edited By CandleJakk

Mine was the original Assassin's Creed. Yeah, I got those flags. Then ACII, most recently finally eked out CoD4:MW.
 
I've got none for XBLA games yet.

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#20  Edited By paradox121
@napalmtrees said:
" Mine was Doritos Dash of Destruction. :| "
You are a better man than I :)
I think mine was AC2 with those ruddy mother flipping feathers.
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#21  Edited By zero2000

Mine was Castlevania Symphony of the Night. Love that game.
 
The only S Rank I am ashamed of is TMNT, lol.

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#22  Edited By the_hiro_abides

My first s rank was Shadow Complex. I just got into 360 around Feb.

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#23  Edited By Scribbly

How many S-ranks you have tends to be proportional to how much you like Arcade games, because it's often a lot easier to 100% the achievements on them. The only arcade games I own are 'Splosion Man and Geometry Wars 2 so they're a bit more difficult. 
At least it's now a bit more possible to get S-ranks on retail games, anyone remember the "Be the best in the world" achievement on GRAW?
 
My first, and only so far, S-rank is King Kong. Incredibly easy S-rank (you just beat the game... O_O)  but I did actually enjoy that game, unlike people who bought Avatar (the airbender one) to get the 5 minute S-rank thing.

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#24  Edited By theodacourt

S-Ranks in this order:- 
 
Monkey Island 1 
1 vs 100 
Fallout 3 
Oblivion
Dash of Destruction 
Assassins Creed II 
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper 
Batman: Arkham Asylum 
Dead Rising 2: Case 0 
Dark Void 
Costume Quest 
 
I have to say though that the only one that feels like I really had to work for it is Arkham Asylum, the others all came from just an investment of time in a game I enjoyed. All apart from Dash of Destruction. That kind of gives away a streak of achievement whore in me! I do have about 5 others which are close (alan wake, mass effect 2, darksiders, forza 3) and I would have things like MW2 and L4D2 but I'm not so bothered by them to find people capable online in forums or anything.

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#25  Edited By sjosz

Very first S-rank (at 12 currently) was Mass Effect. I don't regret a single hour of time spent in that game. (Mass Effect 2 is also among my S-ranks)

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#26  Edited By tumes

Deathspank. Read it and weep!

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#27  Edited By Mystyr_E

I believe it was Prince of Persia, including the Epilogue DLC

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#28  Edited By Aetheldod

I only have 2 S-Ranks .... Mass Effect 2 and Costume Quest ..... what can I say I move on quickly .... except for the games I really luv , yet got tired of trying to have all achivements in Orange Box (and the fact that I do not play team fortress ) 

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#29  Edited By KingPossum

I have about 8 games that are 1 achievement away from S-rank, and they're all damn near impossible. 
 
They haunt me day and night.

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#30  Edited By Kyreo
@buzz_clik said:
" Mine would have been Bioschock, had the extra one not been added. As it stands, my first one was Dead Space, of all things. I'd have more of the damn things if my 360 was online, but it's probably for the best that I don't have access to all those deliciously easy-to-access downloadable games.  Congrats, btw! :) "
Jesus christ, what a first game to S Rank.  That Nightmare difficulty is ridiculous... it's called Nightmare right?
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#31  Edited By matti00

Oblivion was my first, and although that was rudely taken away from me by DLC, I did manage to claw it back after completing The Shivering Isles recently. 
 
After that I also did LEGO Harry Potter and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Both pretty easy if you have a guide to hand.
Xbox 360 Achievements is a great website if you need help getting those last couple of points in a game.

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#32  Edited By dtat

My first and only is still Mass Effect 2. I think my second one will end up being Borderlands. I'm sitting on a pretty sweet 1010 points in it right now, and I've got plenty of drive to keep playing.
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#33  Edited By FongGhoul

My first was Pac-Man: Championship Edition (which is pretty easy and a great game BTW). I followed that up recently with the shameful Dash of Destruction (Doritos game).  
 
Next on the list is Assassin's Creed 2, which I'm pretty close to. The hardest thing left is the 100 feathers, but I have all of them except the ones in Venice. I'm using a guide, and it actually goes pretty quickly.  After that the remaining cheevos are pretty easy. If only I could drag myself away from New Vegas to finish them...

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#34  Edited By GunstarRed

Viva Pinata, I put 70 or so hours into that game.
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#35  Edited By SMTDante89

I think my first was Galaga, then Golden Axe (or Oblivion perhaps but DLC changed that).  I'm pretty sure Dash of Destruction was next (didn't even think about achievements on that one, just a OH A FREE GAME DOWNLOADDOWNLOADDOWNLOAD and quickly got the achievements for it...and promptly deleted it)   Dead Rising: Case Zero after that, then DeathSpank and finally DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue.  I could have another for Banjo Kazooie but I just haven't had the time to play through it.
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#36  Edited By LegalBagel

My first was Shadow Complex.  I only have 5, all XBLA games.  I've come close to some retail games, but generally there's at least a few achievements that would be far too frustrating or time-consuming to attempt.  Too many games out there to waste time on one.

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#37  Edited By krystians

I was going to get an S-Rank in Halo Reach almost, but apparently because of the update I will drop down from my current A-Rank. I currently have 2 left.

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#38  Edited By Mars_Cleric

my only one is still oblivion 
should probably try for another
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#39  Edited By fugie7

my first S rank was the godfather 2 game.

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#40  Edited By corban321
@zero2000 said:
" Mine was Castlevania Symphony of the Night. Love that game. "

I love that game too, but the inverted castle was way too difficult for me so I stopped playing.
 
Speaking of difficult, my first and only S-rank is Braid :O 


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My first? COD4, you couldn't imagine the feeling of beating Mile High Club after trying for 30+ minutes straight to finish it on veteran.
 
However, I think that it doesn't matter what your first S-Rank is, but what your favorite S-Rank is. Shadow Complex, Borderlands (without DLC), and Batman: Arkham Asylum come to mind as examples of fairly easy but also very fun S-Ranks.
 
Also, I bought Madden NFL 06 and returned it before I got a single achievement, think on that.

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#42  Edited By MightyJ77

My first (and only thus far) was 3 on 3 NHL Arcade.
 
It's a pretty easy 200 points / S-Rank for those of you that are really into achievements.

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#43  Edited By MysteriousBob

Ultimate Sega Mega Drive Collection. 
 
Laughably easy S-rank.

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#44  Edited By Turduken

Virtua Fighter 5.

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#45  Edited By guthwulf
@KimChi4U said:
" @ProfessorEss said:
"Viva Pinata! "
ME TOO!!!!!  I just wish the second one didn't have all of those achievements linked to trading stuff with others. "
There was only one. And for that trading wasn't even necessary :)
 
Anyway, my first S-Rank hast to be Need for Speed: Most Wanted, I think.