Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by boatorious | Bioshock and Achievement-Induced ParalysisDestructoid
Bioshock and Achievement-Induced Paralysis - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist





click to hide banner header
About
Real Job : Software Engineer
Favorite Author : G.K. Chesterton
Favorite Book : Starship Troopers
Least Favorite Movie : Starship Troopers
Player Profile
Follow me:
boatorious's sites
Badges
Following  


Bioshock was really only the second real game I've purchased for my 360, the first being Gears of War. Most of the time I hop on for a few minutes to play some XBLA.

Soon after I purchased Bioshock I played through the first act and then quit. Why?

Achievements.

I'm afraid that if I leave the first act I won't be able to come back. And then I'd have to play the whole darn game through again to get those achievements. Which I'd never do, I usually don't play games through even once, let alone twice.

So, easy problem, right? Except that there's one other thing I hate ...

FAQs.

Yeah, I know I could go to gamefaqs and find out how to get all the achievements. But why? Why is downloading a text file off the internet an intrinsic part of pretty much every console game?

I know this one too -- because some people (lousy explorers) like finding all of this stuff on their own. That's great for you guys. But give the rest of us a chance? I'd even perform an annoying task in game for a map or something.

So, have lame achievements, FAQ-requiring or otherwise, ever made any of you quit a game?



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more