Posts Tagged ‘achievements’

RPS Asks: Steam Achievements?

By Alec Meer on September 14th, 2011.

Look how well I did at something or other!

An open question for the floor: how much stock do you put in Steam’s achievements, now they’ve been around for a couple of years? I only ask because they’re cropping up in more and more games, yet yet they don’t seem to have hahahahaha achieved the same game-cultural significance as Xbox 360′s ones, where folk from all walks of life seem invested to the point of violence in their Gamerscores.
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Men Do So Like To Collect Things

By Alec Meer on June 9th, 2008.

50 Azeroth points for jumping off that roof

One of the many things that make me sigh forlornly (right up there with how goat’s cheese is always the token vegetarian option at those many restaurants who just don’t give a crap about me and my herbivore brethren, Nazis and fashionable haircuts) is achievement systems in games. Not the essential concept (a pat on the back for doing something awesome makes perfect sense), but what it can become – something that can overwhelm the game itself. I hear dark tales of people who buy/rent mediocre 360 games purely because they’re known to contain easy/excessive Gamerpoints. It’s not a surprise that World of Warcraft is, reportedly, soon to introduce achievements of its own – there’s arguably no game better suited to them – but I do wish the bloody things would stop popping up everywhere.
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