Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester
Apr 7 2009, 01:42 PM
QUOTE(Stoic Person Eater @ Apr 6 2009, 04:42 PM) [snapback]1494041[/snapback]
I think they add another dimension to the game. You're not just trying to beat the game, you're trying to experience the game to the max. Very often, it leads you to do things you probably wouldn't do or might miss in a normal game play through. It also extends the game's life at my house. I've kept games around that I normally would have sold or traded in just to get a couple of achievements.
I agree that a lot of achievements are ridiculous; especially some of the MP ones that would require 50+ hours of playtime or like Tanner said, multiple playthroughs of the single player game.
I'm not sure what it is that drives me to get achievements. I'm not an achievement whore; I'll never play games like Surf's Up, Cars, Avatar, King Kong, etc. just to get the achievements. But I guess it's all vanity related. I'm always comparing my games and achievements vs. my friends.
YEAH, MAX THE ENVELOPE.
I disagree. I think it discourages actual imagination and adventure, especially in this generation, where free-roaming is common.Skinny:
That's hardly the point. I don't cut my toenails to be good at it, I don't try and wear the fuck out of my shirt...
...But that's because neither activity is competitive. Gaming is, it's a challenge to be completed, from whence the fun arises. Comparing it to books is disingenuous.
That said, I don't care about Gamerscore. A friend tried to brag about it the other day, but I pointed out that he spent money on easy games that I spend on football tickets, time I spent studying, he spent looking up how to get obscure achievements, time I spent at bars or restaurants he spent joylessly grinding through boring achievements...and times I spent enjoying my games, he spent on an unlimited lives deathmatch that lasted 10 hours, and he regularly just left on.
gamerscore is gay, vote normal gaming 09