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Achievement Whore
Posted on Tuesday, June 9 2009 @ 09:17:25 Eastern

I got a 360 Christmas just passed, and I've turned into one.

I buy a game for its gameplay value obviously. But with that in mind, I also have to check to see what the achievements are like. When I first play the game, I dont go 5 minutes without checking the achievements list. How hard are they? How long until I get them all? Are some co-op? I cant stop whoring for achievements.

At first I thought it this was a bad thing. But it really isn't. It's a whole new level to gaming, it makes the replay value for games last at least 2 times longer for me. I completed Resident Evil 5 fairly quickly, without achievements I wouldn't even bother playing it much longer, or trying it on higher difficulties. I always play games on Easy, it's more fun for me that way (and I'm fairly rubbish to be honest :P). But thanks to achievements, completing any game on a high difficulty is now something I'm desperately trying to acquire.

Most of my friends dont really care for them. One friend said they annoy him, because people with higher scores think they're better at games than everyone else. As a hardcore gamer, I love that. Competition. I compare my gamerscore to someone else in a game, and I see their score is higher? It makes me want to play that game and try to get more achievements than the person I compared to. That's not a bad thing, yet again, it's an improvment on gaming. It makes me want to play the game more, and then getting EVEN MORE time out of my game that cost me £40! More worth for my money - I win.

*Achievement Unlocked - "Whore" Write a blog entry about achievements (30G)*

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