"Dtoid Community Discusses!" Pt 2: Achievements
Welcome to another edition of Dtoid Community Discusses! I'm glad that many people enjoyed the last edition we had about DLC, which you can find here
. Anyway, this week I decided to turn the discussion to achievements. Most of us have had to deal with achievements in some aspect, whether its hunting down a hard-to-get achievement or having friends like Ryu89 asking you to do something stupid in Left 4 Dead to help give him an achievement (<3).
What do some members of Destructoid think of achievements? Read on to find out!
The Dtoid Community Panel for this week consists of Ben_Perlee (Topgear), Necros, Taumpytears, and Justice. Here is the question I posed to the panel and their responses!
Achievements: To some, achievements are the pinnacle of gaming. To others, achievements mean nothing more than a virtual "my gaming wang is bigger than yours" contest. However, one thing that is certain is that achievements and the idea that games nowadays give rewards for accomplishing things is one that is probably here to stay. Playstation has found a way to incorporate trophies now...and some Wii games have "achievements" built into the game.
In my opinion, I hate the idea of searching for achievements and achievement lists. I understand that it extends the life of the game by causing the need for mulitple playthroughs and such, but that is something that I have no time for and I dont get any real reward for a fake number on the internet. I just like to play the games I want, and when I'm done with them, move on. Too often I've heard people degrade other gamers for their "lack of gamerscore" and put too much time into a game that they dont enjoy anymore, all for 100 G.
What do you guys think of achievements? Do you enjoy achievement chasing? Do you find worth in them? What are example of good and bad achievements? Am I just a grumpy old man?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this week's discussion! Stay tuned for a new topic next week, and feel free to continue the discussion in the comments or in the forum thread started here.
And as always, let me know if you'd like to be a part of the panel, or have any great ideas for a topic!