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My friends and I have discussed this while playing a game in a party on Live. We have a friend who has an ungodly(compared to ours) amount of achievement points. The type who plays any game he can get his hands on just for the points. Stuff like those old Burger King games even.

I personally don't see the point. Maybe if you could cash in X amount of achievement points for X amount of Microsoft points I'd feel different, but as is they seem pointless. How much do achievement points(or whatever the PS3 equivalent is mean to you?
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I love the Achievement points. However, I won't go to the lengths of buying stupid games just to pad the gamer score.

What they do for me is increase re-playability value. I'm more likely to go through a game a second, third or fourth time just to get the stupid points. I have to admit that I like knowing that, I've beaten a game every which way, up and down. Very small sense of accomplishment, but a sense of accomplishment none the less.

I do not see the point of playing games just for the achievement points. I am a very picky gamer and do not enjoy wasting my time on a game that doesn't fully consume me.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
    Originally posted by The Guinness.


    What they do for me is increase re-playability value. I'm more likely to go through a game a second, third or fourth time just to get the stupid points. I have to admit that I like knowing that, I've beaten a game every which way, up and down. Very small sense of accomplishment, but a sense of accomplishment none the less.


Same for me with the PS3. It's the only reason I stuck with MAG as long as I did (launch to about mid sept) was so I could get a platinum trophy.



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My son is at about 20,000.

He says:

"I am competitive to wanna stay ahead of my friends in achievement score but I dont go outta my way to get achievements either."







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My XBox Gamerscore is something like 8,150. And I'll freely admit that I do some achievement-chasing, even if there's a pretty good chance no one else will see my score anytime soon. I use it as kind of a checklist to see what I have left in the game to accomplish.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by The Guinness.
    What they do for me is increase re-playability value. I'm more likely to go through a game a second, third or fourth time just to get the stupid points. I have to admit that I like knowing that, I've beaten a game every which way, up and down. Very small sense of accomplishment, but a sense of accomplishment none the less.


This is the same for me. I don't know how it works on 360, but PS3 games give you a Platinum Trophy when you've gotten every trophy in the game, and it's a small bit of satisfaction to have completely pwned the game. Even for games where I know there are trophies I can't get - being really good online, usually - if it's a game I already like, I'll just use the trophies as mini-games and challenges to keep playing.

There definitely have been times where I've kept playing games longer I've otherwise been bored with just to try and get a few more trophies. And, with the Playstion Plus one hour trials, I will try to see how many trophies I'm able to win in the 60 minutes. Trophies can be an addictive thing, which is why it's shown up in so many social networking apps in the last couple years. But games have had side quests and optional missions for years, it's just all a bit more regimented now.

My friends are generally uninterested in trophies and barely even notice when the trophies show up.

The overall trophy count/level isn't much interesting, except to see how much someone's been playing or not. The recent trophy list is nice in theory to figure out what people have been playing, but it's tough to figure out what game the trophies are for most of the time.



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The other problem with PS3 is the slowness of the online trophy showing. It is my connection for sure (since I have a wireless adapter for the 360), so it takes forever to compare my trophies to other gamertags (I tried it today and it took so long that I gave up 20 seconds in).

For the 360, I will occassionally look at the achievements before I play a game, but usually I just don't care enough and will just take what they give me. I will sometimes look it up later to see what I accomplished. I did do that recently with Halo: Reach since they have some additional achievements on certain levels of the single player mode.

There is never a real need for me to get a higher score than my friends, mostly because I have to think that the people with really high scores are probably just illegally downloading games. Because I don't do that, I can't really fret about having a lower score than some (and I play a lot of 360 games). It is interesting to see that some games have a really high achievement score count (such as Lost: Via Domus which got me 850 points just for running through its very short story mode).



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