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Post » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:04 am

Achievement should be something that you achieve through effort; often it is considered a goal, short and long term alike. Quite often those achievement would be notable; one can note a Ferrari, a framed diploma in someone's office etc.

But you don't see framed photos of someone stuffing as many sausages or eggs into their egg to get into Guiness' book of records. Neither does doing a double backflip over the trash can count as an achievement.

Let's draw a clear line, shall we? Getting into Guiness is an achievement. How you got there is NOT.
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Post » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:36 pm

the only game ive ever enjoyed achievements for was halo 3. first off the achievements are actually tough, not "you beat boss 1" type achievements. secondly you get something for them. if an achievement gives you something its fun to have, even if that thing doesn't have any use in the game. its cool to get a prize that you can use in the game because you did a stupidly difficult challenge. i also like achievements for online things, like get a 15 kill streak. you have to try for it, and you get better in the process.

most other games seem to have achievements slapped on. they don't do anything and their pretty easy to get.
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Post » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:33 am

if it's $60, then i'd better be playing it by the next two years. Because of that, my game wants only boils down to 'essentials' (Battlefield 2, UT3, TF2, Duke Nukem Forever) rather than technological novelties (Portal, Crysis, Left 4 Dead)
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Post » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:40 am

[quote="CharmyBee":6rvbsg7l]technological novelties (Portal, Crysis, Left 4 Dead)[/quote:6rvbsg7l]
ok. Portal isn't a technological novelty, it's a good idea and a fun game. :mrgreen:
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Post » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:00 am

[quote="SoldjahBoy":3rcem5vl]I still prefer "secrets" or "easter eggs" or "special items" as the primary descriptive term... but that's just my opinion.[/quote:3rcem5vl]

Achievements are different than secrets or easter eggs. Some games tack have ridiculously easy achievements.... WHOA CRAP I JUST REACHED A HEAD SHOT COUNT OF 10!!! or NICE!!!11 I'VE COMPLETED LEVEL 1!!!!. bloodiblup
[size=200:3rcem5vl]100 GAMER SCORE[/size:3rcem5vl].


Back in the golden years easter eggs were SUPER secret and nearly impossible to find. Finding one by yourself was like a giant event that you talked about for days. Achievements are like: "heh sweet. continues shooting..."
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