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Stop posting spam comments.  You know who you are.  Stop it.

Game developers, you do not need to award an achievement for every little thing the player does.  Advancing the story in the game and completing levels is a reward in itself.  Achievements/trophies/whatever are for things that are above and beyond the normal play experience.  Stop it.

I’ll have more later, but for now, stop it.

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4 Comments

    • Max Esayev
    • Posted April 13, 2009 at 14:56
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    SPAM! Just kidding… Sorry to hear about your spam problems.
    You’re right about the achievements. My philosophy is that achievements should be awarded to someone who is playing the game in a way they normally wouldn’t, specifically to get that achievement. (Ex: jump the car off the side of the track into the happy turkey balloon while spinning).

  1. Kyle,

    Try changing your settings. You can implement stronger anti-spam functions. WordPress should also have a help page.

    -Devin Monnens

  2. In regards to the XBLA achievement points, do you think these are added more to let other players keep track of how far their friends are in the game than as rewards to the player? Do you think this helps compel other players to finish these games?

    -Devin Monnens

    • Roucis Kyle
    • Posted April 20, 2009 at 23:35
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    Perhaps that is the reasoning behind them, but I believe that the story and the game should be a reward in itself for completion. The other things that players would really have to work for and go “off the beaten path” to get are a good idea.

    So no, I don’t think that achievements should be used to encourage players to finish the game. I think achievements should be used to explore parts of the game outside of the normal perview, including hidden locations and interesting forms of emergent gameplay.


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