Forums - Gaming Discussion - Achievements vs Trophies

@ Jboy 0990

"And there is also the trophy league here on this site that me and u are in that also makes it very competitive too". Yeh, the PS3 trophy league is also very competitive and very fun. The 360's leauge is good, too. So, who ever said one is more competitive then the other is blind!

I think people with many more than the other tend to say they like that one better. Makes sense, cause they have worked so hard at it.

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I got all except online for RE5 on both the PS3 ad 360 I go for achievements more then trophies but I loved RE5 so it was a great excuse.

PS3 need it from the begining and games like MGS4 not having them hurts!

@ OP

What would make this more interesting is a tally of who likes what better. Eg; PS3, 360, or both, etc...

Playing and finishing games first>>>>>>>>>>Then talking!

Opinions are subjective and just like moods, can change.

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MOST WANTED: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Last Guardian, ICO/Shadow OTC HD

I like trophies because it has a level up system, but you dont get anything for leveling up.. I like achievements as well, they are really similar though, but I hate the "Achievement unlocked" logo, it feels so cheap or sounds so cheap, I think they need to update it.

 

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Daddo Splat said:
PS3 need it from the begining and games like MGS4 not having them hurts!

Yes, u are right. But, it has been compulsory for all games from the start of 09 to have them. Better late then never, I suppose. MGS4 will have them come the release of MGS4 Exsistance, or what ever they call it. Put in as a selling booster. Most other must haves got patched long ago; GTA4, Uncharted, Bad Company, etc...

Playing and finishing games first>>>>>>>>>>Then talking!

Opinions are subjective and just like moods, can change.

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MOST WANTED: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Last Guardian, ICO/Shadow OTC HD

deathgod33 said:
achievements, but i might be the only guy that likes the sound of trophies better- but thats because i keep hearing the same sound as the achievement one when a friend goes online or if my controller disconnects.

 

 LoL...  That has been a source of constant amusement in my house if we're streaming NetFlix on the 360.  Hearing the sound during fights or love scenes or deaths in horror movies innevitbly cracks us up.

That sound and the image have become so iconic...  I almost disliked that they chnged it from the simple "Achievement Unlocked" to the name and points or "2 for 250g" display.  It grew on me fast, though, especially in multiplayer games where we weren't sure if the other player unlocked the achievement.



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I used to own a PS3 and never really got into the collection of trophies, but I think achievements are much better implemented on xbox. When you manage to get achievement points on a game like Geo Wars you feel like you've accomplished something and they can keep you playing a game that you wouldn't have played so many times until you get all of its achievements.

I think achievements feel more like a natural part of the 360 experiences rather than a tacked on element like trophies on ps3 do.

Also, I like that achievements are actual points and available in almost all 360 games since the system's launch.

Achievement points imo are the greatest advantage the 360 has over the other consoles.

Ps.  I also like achievement locked and unlocked logos.  They remind me of this:



i like trophys better because u can tell if someone is really good or really bad because they'd have alot of gold looking achievements it like oh the have a big number which can mean someone plays alot of games or someones really good

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It's not such an easy call really but I have to give it to achievments because they feel more natural within their respective system.

Trophies are fine and well but the gamer card equivalent on the PS3 is not apparent and in your face from boot up. It just feels like they were always meant to be there, rather than an after thought. So the Achievments edges it out in my opinion.