I don't want to give you a ton of backlash or anything, but, personally, I completely disagree with everything you just said!CitySquirrel said:I think that social aspect that you mentioned is also a big part of what drives the "achievement" system in this generation of games. If the game was fun before, it is even more fun when we can show off our little brightly coloured trophies.
You don't need to apologize for having a different opinion than I. It is a sad commentary on today's society that you feel you do.My1stLuvJak said:I don't want to give you a ton of backlash or anything, but, personally, I completely disagree with everything you just said!
I totally agree. Perhaps it is because the people I know tend to think that the games you play (and often your skill in those games) are somehow a judge of your character, and something one should be seriously assessed by, but I don't like my achievements and actions being broadcast to the people I know, unless I specifically wish for it (in which case I can do it myself). Hell, I don't even like people on Steam being able to see what I play, because of the 'fly-on-the-wall' aspect of any of those people knowing exactly what I've been doing with my time.xxygizx said:My problem with FaceBook's style of gaming isn't the overall design... it's what you have described as the best part of it.
The social aspect really kills gaming for me. I don't want to have big brother looking over my shoulder telling all my friends about what I've been doing. If my friends ask me of my gaming endeavors I'll tell them just fine, but I don't want a computer doing that for me, regardless of whether they want to know or not.
My1stLuvJak said:I don't want to give you a ton of backlash or anything, but, personally, I completely disagree with everything you just said!CitySquirrel said:I think that social aspect that you mentioned is also a big part of what drives the "achievement" system in this generation of games. If the game was fun before, it is even more fun when we can show off our little brightly coloured trophies.
I find that trophies make me think too much about a game, to the point that I don't even want to play it anymore - over the past half a year or so, I've played my Wii more than my PS3, despite having more games for the latter. Nintendo doesn't have those kinds of achievements that you can show off to the world; they only have 'trophies' on a personal level...like in NSMBW, you can get stars next to your profile, depending on how far you've progressed.
Leaderboards I like, it can make it more fun to replay a game in order to get a high score. But trophies? Achievements? I find that most of them just suck up your time, forcing you to do something incredibly boring just to get an imaginary pat on the back.
Sorry, I just can't stand trophies! Honestly, I think they turned me off of videogames as a whole, same with some of my friends. I think that they can sometimes enhance your playing experience, but I've found the opposite to be true.
finally! someone who agrees with me. I have a friend who is an achievement whore and considers themselves to be better at games because they have a higher gamerscore than me. it irritates me to no end. If I wanted to go out and kick five guys in the head while riding a motorcycle through a hoop of fire I would do it on my own, thank you. attaching an arbitrary number to a tedious task doesnt make the task any more fun and im not going to do it just to add that number to my score.insectoid said:It's almost like somebody following you around and writing up an itinerary of where you've been, what you did, how long you did it for, and how well it went. I don't want that.
Sounds like Feeding Frenzy 2 from Popcap. http://www.popcap.com/games/feedingfrenzy2?mid=feedingfrenzy2_pc_en_fullDhatz said:can you help me find the game (I forgot it's name)that has perfect graphics, many many story locations and playable fishes where you eat other fish and levelup to go through campain(it had pearls as points on map), you can sprint and accelerate to jump over the surface and eat insect there and there is level where you play as the fish with glowing bait in the darkness.
this game was effin perfection of pisces predation and it is too long ago for me to remember its name(and therefore cannot find it).