Noi hates on :: Achievements

*Disclaimer – Any opinions in these categories are not the opinions of all the DRE: Insert Disc 2 crew. They only belong to moi, and as such, any hate should be directed only to sole person.

New category for new segment. While the main posts should technically be for “rants”, I’ll be using this category for more focused hate, though it’s entirely opinionated.

Now, to start this off, I like achievements. I like achievements done right. This however, is not the case for the majority of games that have them.

Are there games that shouldn’t have achivements? Yes, there should. It only makes it slightly awkward to have gone through some dramatic story arc that may or may not have ended up with a plot twist or character death, only to see the “Achievement Unlocked” box pop-up.

Now, achievements done right? Take Mega Man 9. There are only one or two achievements gained from just beating the game, while the rest are done through what really are “achievements”, such as the infamous Mr. Perfect run, taking down the robot masters as quickly as possible, or clearing a stage without using a weapon.

Now, type of achievements I dislike? Resident Evil 5. Don’t get me wrong now, RE5 is a great game and I rate it a full 4 stars, 5 stars, 10/10 or whatever rating system you go by. But I’m always less than impressed with “achievements” that are given just for beating the game. They aren’t so much achievements as much as they are progress markers. RE5 gives you an achievement for every chapter segment you clear, making for a total of 16 achievements gained for just beating the game, with a final one awarded depending on the difficulty the game was beaten on.  There are also achivements for things that, odds are, you were going to do while playing anyway, such as getting 20 headshots, defeating X number of enemies with X weapon, or helping your partner in X situation.

Given the current gaming generation’s mindset, it’s a bit of a shame that “no achivements” can’t be enforced, since every new X360 or PS3 game is required to have them. Still, these are just ramblings of a retro gamer who wishes things were as simple as they were way back when, when “achievement” meant beating a Mega Man game without using a continue, rather than today’s “Beat the game on easy mode”.

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8 Responses to “Noi hates on :: Achievements”

  1. HEY LET’S GET A 20 COMBO DEFEATING ENEMIES AND GET 1000G.

  2. >*Disclaimer – Any opinions in these categories are not the opinions of all the DRE: Insert Disc 2 crew. They only belong to moi, and as such, any hate should be directed only to sole person
    >Moi

    ah, yes. Moi is such a contributing members. lol

    But eh, I don’t really care for achievements.
    Anyone who flaunts their gamerscore around seriously is a very bad, bad person.

  3. WHY THE HELL AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

  4. Observant Ougi Says:

    I have observed that gamerscore whoring is the cause of Global Warming.

  5. I think achievements are fine. They don’t need to always be insanely hard.

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