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18 Nov 2007
By Hextrix
I know this has been mentioned probably a million times, but it's about time sony had a point system. . . I know they will be introducing it with home but that's too far away now that it's been postponed. My friend runs a game store and mentions how so many people buy the 360 version of a game just because of the gamerscore. I for one am one of those people. I would have had Assassins Creed on 360 if it wasnt for my missus telling me off for wasting so much money on a machine I never use... I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with the system. Pretty please sony?:gr8:
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personally i think gamerscore sucks, achivements were a good idea but gemerscore is just annoying imo.

people at school constantly call eachother because of it eg. OMG u onlu have 100Gs on holo 3 u suck or OMG u have got all of the GS on everygame u have u sad burner!!!!!

its just sad and annoying imo
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Points would be great i think. It would be great to have a points card then top it up in a shop. So you do not have to use your credit card. :)
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personally i think gamerscore sucks, achivements were a good idea but gemerscore is just annoying imo.

people at school constantly call eachother because of it eg. OMG u onlu have 100Gs on holo 3 u suck or OMG u have got all of the GS on everygame u have u sad burner!!!!!

its just sad and annoying imo

I know, and 'cus I'm not the best gamer around, far from it, I'd feel embarrassed if I had an Xbox as my score would be far lower than everyone else's. It would cause bullying. But then again, I get bullied for having a PS3 so you can't win! :D

OP: We will get our own from of achievements anyway, when HOME comes along in early 2008 there will be like a virtual hall of fame, with 3D trohpies that you've earned. Details are a bit sketchy but all will be revealed in due time.
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i had a 360 and the achievement/gamerscore irritated me a bit. you could play a game like just cause(which i thought with a bit more time spent on it could of been one of the greatest games ever) and get all achievements and thus all 1000 points very easily, then other games would give you like 50 points for completing the single player campaign. you would feel an almost autistic compulsion to get the rest even though you weren't havin fun anymore. to get them all it would be stupid things like "kill 2500 people in deathmatch with a chinese burn"
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achievements are good, they have their downsides too, i don't play or continue to play games just to get all the achievements, i play a game for it's fun and enjoyment value,

sony are going to be adopting something similar, however whether they include a point system is unclear, tbh i wouldn't be bothered if they did or didn't as it wouldn't change my gaming lifestyle,
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I read on last months OPS Magazine that Sony are bringing out a new Gamerscore system just like that, so look forward to it. I dont think it's that important though.
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personally i think gamerscore sucks, achivements were a good idea but gemerscore is just annoying imo. people at school constantly call eachother because of it eg. OMG u onlu have 100Gs on holo 3 u suck or OMG u have got all of the GS on everygame u have u sad burner!!!!! its just sad and annoying imo i agree also the more games you have the more points n some people may not have the money:(
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But Home is not that far away, we only have to wait till Spring
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Tbh gamerscore at achievments are the best thing of this gen. Adds so much more replay value to games and also braging rights :gr8:
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Guys,

Don't you think that focusing on gamerpoints ans bragging rights for achievements... takes away from the game experience.

These companies, like square, ubisoft etc, spend so much time developing stories, making us feel for characters etc. I'm sure they would like gamers to appreciate what they've done, or strived to do - not just play a game for no other reason than to get a few points over on their friends.

I think sony made a wise move in not introducing a game-point competition style system. It takes away from the individual enjoying the game experience for what it is. Skipping stories and running about willy-nilly for a few points is NOT the way games should be played.

Anybody agree?
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Agreed mate. It really spoils games and makes a sense of urgency for you to want to rush through the game, and like you say that isn't what developers want. I am glad Sony didn't implement this feature at the start, and I don't mind a hall of fame thing coming along with HOME, I'm glad they only did that much, becaause introducing a community to gamer points at such a stage would probably end in disaster. And yes, it does add replay value but for all the wrong reasons.. If a game is worthy of a replay (like Ratchet & Clank) then that shows the dev has gone to the trouble of making weapons and health upgradeable so you can get everything to the maximum nanotech/version, not because you want a few extra points and are bored out of your skull!
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Precisely, a good game will make you WANT to play it again...

Not HAVE to just to get a few points.
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Precisely, a good game will make you WANT to play it again...

Not HAVE to just to get a few points.

I second that. Granted, points might give you a reason to finish a game in its entirety, but I dont ever buy a 360 game based on the achievement points it gives! A game has to be fun first and foremost.

Points are pointless! They give you nothing other than possibly some sort of bragging rights amongst your mates.
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I just dont see the obsession with them... i had a 360 with an 11600 GS and just thought what good is it? Why do so many people whore over it? You can put it on your CV, it has no use to you in real life.

CV application- 4-A levels, 7 A* GCSE, 24670 GS, 1250 on Gears of War,.......
SOLD you got the job




*Not my CV or grades ;)
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The 360s Gamer Score is the worst thing to happen to gaming in a long time, but the Achievements are the best thing to happen to gaming in a long time.
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Guys,

Don't you think that focusing on gamerpoints ans bragging rights for achievements... takes away from the game experience.

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It takes away from the individual enjoying the game experience for what it is. Skipping stories and running about willy-nilly for a few points is NOT the way games should be played.

Anybody agree?

A little bit yes, but mainly no. I'm not the sort to go rushing through a game anyway, but I find the Achievements adds to my enjoyment of a game. At the moment, if there's a 360 version and a PS3 version of the same game, I'll get the 360 one every time for that reason.

Let me give you some examples of how, for me, Achievements add to the game.

First, an example of how Achievements can actually prevent you skipping stories and running about willy-nilly - the Tomb Raider games. Sure, you could leg it through each level and finish the game, but if you want the Achievements you have to take your time, and examine each area as you go in order to find the hidden artifacts and relics. You might spot one or two if you just played through quick, but you'd never get all of them. My missus and I spent a good half an hour in one section just because we were trying to figure out how to get one relic - believe me, we totally appreciated the time the designers spent on setting it up!

Now, here's how they help you get more from a game: Bioshock. You can, if you fancy, take photos of the enemies to "research" them. You don't have to, it makes them a bit easier to defeat, but it's not necessary. As soon as I realised there were achievements for fully researching each enemy, I stopped running into a room and shooting everything in sight - I'd work out how to get the best photos without getting killed (you can't take photos and shoot guns at the same time). It changed the way I played the game.

Some games give you Achievements for killing enemies in particular ways - like x number of melee kills, so rather than shooting everyone you've got to learn how to be good at hand-to-hand. Again, this makes you change the way you would have otherwise played the game, and makes sure you enjoy more of the game the way it was meant to be played.

I could go on, but to sum up - if anything, I think Achievements give you goals which you would otherwise not have, outside of a game's main plot, and this helps you enjoy, and get more from, the game than just finishing it without them. You've got something to aim for - to achieve - other than just finishing the game.
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Achievements I like, though gamerscore I feel is all about who spends the most time on their console.
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achievements rock but the gamerscore is a bit pointless. really hope we get trophies but i'm not worried if they miss the score part out
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I do think gamer points would be a good thing to do. Everybody's talking about how much (G) they have on XBox Live and people are complaining that instead of the levelling system they should have points.

 

For Example

 

Bronze Trophy = 200 gamer points

 

Silver  Trophy = 500 gamer points

 

Gold Trophy = 1000 gamer points

 

Platinum Trophy = 2000 gamer points.

 

 

 

I really want PSN to put this idea into a system update so everyoe can compete. Please reply if you think this is a good idea

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Thread necromancy at it's best, but at least no one could accuse you of not using the search button to find a subject you wish to post about! If only you'd waited four days, you could have had a 2nd year Birthday celebration for the thread at the same time.
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