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I Really Don't Care About Trophies...I Must Be Really Weird

According to recent feedback one developer received, most - or many - gamers put a premium on Trophies (and Achievements, presumably).

Findings like that always confuse me, because I for one couldn't possibly care less about Trophies. Maybe it's the grudge I have against the increasing necessity for instant gratification and the pining for visible rewards for every little accomplishment. That could be it. It could also be that for some bizarre reason, Trophy collecting just doesn't appeal to my admittedly meticulous nature. By all rights, it should. I'm the quintessential completionist when it comes to complicated stuff like RPGs.

But at this point, I'm almost annoyed when a Trophy pops up. It's like the game has to say, "Hey, good job chief, you deserve a gold star!" whenever I do anything. I didn't need that kind of constant positive reinforcement in school and I don't need it now. Again, though, I can see the appeal; I understand the mania some have for grabbing as many Trophies as humanly possible. I get it. It makes total sense. In this way, I see both sides of the issue, even if I can't imagine killing myself to get a particularly difficult Trophy, just to have it in what I deem to be a meaningless digital collection of sparkly objects.

I'm also not sure Trophies and Achievements are great indicators of ability; the more difficult ones just seem to center on time. In other words, those with no lives seem to have the most Trophies/Achievements (no offense to those with big reward collections). So maybe it's just because I don't have that kind of time anymore, but I doubt it...I really just think it's because they don't enhance the gaming experience for me at all. And because it seems most don't agree, I must be weird. Oh well. So what else is new? ;)

Tags: trophies, ps3 trophies, trophy collection, achievements

6/11/2012 9:11:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (70 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:32:32 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. I recently picked up Silent Hill Homecoming and was glad it didn't contain any trophies. I personally think the trophy popup kills the mood of the game I'm playing.

My friend was complaining about his lack of interest playing older games he had never finished because they didn't have achievements (big xbox fan) and I was dumbfounded by his reasoning.

Games should be about the story and the gameplay, not some random line of text that proves you acquired an item or did something in a certain amount of time.

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Neo_Aeon666
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:19:51 PM

Well I sort of understand him. (Your friend)

When I was younger I played and shared games with my friends. We competed, showed each other our save files and challenged each other.

Now that I grew older and that well... Not many of my friends live close to my place and have a life (well I do too). I prefer games that have a trophy system. I play games for what they are but being able to show my buddies what I have achieved motivates me even more. I am the type who likes to compare what I do with what other people do. I like to play a game when I have an opponent even if it is a single player game. It has now become really important to me to have trophies :D

I also feel like it is the *creator's challenge* and completing it all means you truly conquered their game.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:24:08 PM

You bring up a great explanation for liking trophies. I totally understand your point and I think it's cool that you're able to use trophies to maintain the same competitive motivation older games gave you when friends were closer.

Now I'm wondering if that is my friends reasoning...I doubt it since he is terrible at games. He owns more strategy guides then anyone I know. I think Ben needs to write an editorial on strategy guides.

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Neo_Aeon666
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:31:07 PM

AH lol yeah. I often bring myself to buy a strategy guide for a game I like (since it always looks so nice) But I can't get myself to look at it until I am done with my first playthrough. I think it really kills the game to look at the guide on your first play.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:51:24 PM

Gamefaqs is your friend

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Sol
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:47:15 AM

Yup, me and gamefaqs go way farther back than me and EPSXE... I second LV's notion.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:37:06 PM
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I'm no trophy whore but I do like going out of my way to get trophies for my favorite games. It's a simple pleasure that says, "hey, Temjin likes this game more than other games"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:37:18 PM

High count in the Ninja Gaidens?

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Sol
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:52:26 AM

World you had to mention Ninja Gaiden didn't you? I hate the trophies on Sigma 2 with a passion. You need more than blood, sweat, and tears for some of those... I would know, I'm missing only one for the Platinum. Points if you guess which one it is...

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 10:11:56 AM

Not as many as you'd think, World. When my phat PS3 died I lost my original NGS2 progress. Certain cumalitive requirement trophies were reset to 0. But also, NGS2 is probably one of the hardest games to platinum in existence. I haven't met anyone who has a plat for that one.

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Sol
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 1:38:03 PM

I'm one away from being the first Temjin... whenever I muster up the courage to get that last trophy.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:31:16 PM

Wow, that's impressive man. So what trophy are you down? One of the mission co-ops?
sounds to me you're more skilled though than I.

I'm a little over halfway through the game on Master Ninja. I beat the stupid insane armidillo boss and I'm at the subway part of the next level. sigh, maybe some day I'll come back to it to finish it off, but I like my sanity and hair.
I determined, like Halo, NG's are best played on Mentor or Heroic but the hardest difficulities are just more pain than what it's worth, for me.

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duomaxwell007
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:37:11 PM
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i would say trophies do prove skill except for multiplayer competition.. but single player definitely... for example I beat a person who platinum resident evil 5 could tell me where all the BSAA emblems are before someone who only beat the game..

in otherword if i was stuck or needed hint/tips on a game Id ask the guy with the platinum before I asked the guy who didnt have it.. and I bet that guy with platinum would be a lot more knowledgeable about the game than the other guy.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:59:34 PM

How does knowing where a certain hidden object is in RE5 prove any type of gaming skill over someone that simply played the game to enjoy it?

I don't now where all of those medals are but I certainly don't view that as a measure of my skill playing the game.

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Neo_Aeon666
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:23:47 PM

Well I certainly view it as a high degree of determination :D lol

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:25:00 PM

I agree Neo, it can show a level of determination but that doesn't always equate to skill.

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Neo_Aeon666
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:26:41 PM

You are right! But determination can lead to increased skillz! lol

*edit* Ah sorry you said *not always* meaning you kinda already said it has a chance to lead to skillz XD

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:29:31 PM

Only if one's determination is concentrated in the right area. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:39:25 PM

He has a point in that it should translate into knowledgability.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:47:01 PM

Big whoop, I know a guy that is a master when it comes to working on cars but can't drive any better than an elderly woman.

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 9:31:42 AM

well the medals were just an example.. there are other trophies.. like beating the game on professional (which is quite hard) the fact that youd have that trophy shows your level of skill... or like beating the uncharted game son crushing... a casual gamer couldnt do that... i mean have you PLAYED uncharted on crushing? anyone who can do that cant POSSIBLY suck (except in online multiplayer.. because obviously dealing with other humans is a lot more dynamic and takes a lot more skill than limited AI)


or beating MGS2 on extreme.. i literally lost to RAY 261 times before I beat him.. lets see a casual/average gamer pull that off... or better yet he wouldnt have to pull it off.. Id be surprised just to see him go HALF that long before giving up and finding something else/easier to do lol.. and i felt accomplished when doing it (not to mention a huge wave of relief) because I had to work for it.. a supposed to needing no skill what so ever and it being so easy that it was practically given to me... and then solidus fight wa no better because I had no rations and like 5% of my health so I basically had to preform flawlessly to beat him (get hit once and it was over).. with primitive PS2 controls no less took a few tries (not nearly as much as RAY) but I got that done too.

now I can do both those without even trying... which to me says.. if i sucked before I definitely dont anymore... and the trophies is what forced me to challenge myself (actually play on extreme because if it werent for difficulty related trophies i would never play a game on a mode harder than its default difficulty) and actually step my game up.. so yeah that sounds to me like how a trophy shows/proves skill.

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Jalex
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:38:25 PM
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Personally, I'm rather obsessive-compulsive, and seeing the Trophy list keeps me coming back to games until I've completed everything. Though I admit that often, with the type of games I prefer, that little ding and pop-up rather take me out of the experience. Especially 'Heavy Rain', even though those wisely only occur in-between scenes.

I don't know, I guess it's just something to do when I'm bored. And even without Trophies, I still gathered all 100 Gold Skulltulas and beat 'Guns of the Patriots' in under five hours on The Boss Extreme and meeting all other conditions to get the Big Boss Emblem.

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Riku994
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:53:25 PM
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I for one like the trophies. I can understand people not liking them, but they're honestly not doing any harm. I like having more to strive for in games, and they almost give me a little extra push to do things. That being said, would I have played as Tails 50 times in Sonic 4 episode 2 if there were no trophy for it? Probably not. But being somewhat of a completionist, I forced myself to do it. I wasn't putting anything important off while doing this, I did it because I wanted to. I enjoy seeing that little blue bar full. If I know a certain trophy is beyond my limitations, I just don't bother going for it. There's a reason I haven't platinumed Rock Band 2 or any of the Guitar Heroes. I like getting the trophies, but I know when to stop killing myself over them.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:00:48 PM

"I forced myself to do it. I wasn't putting anything important off while doing this, I did it because I wanted to."


Normally people don't force themselves to do something they want to do.

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Riku994
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:28:10 PM

Ok maybe a bit of poor wording on my part, but I did want to do it for completion's sake.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:30:18 PM

Ya...I figured that was the case I was kinda just being a jerk to force you to explain a little further.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:28:18 AM

What are you, some kind of helpful jerk or something? xD

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bentl78
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:53:51 PM
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trophies make people go back for more, and try to play the game just one more time.. i don't have a lot of time to replay games myself.. but for games that i really like, or games that I can see myself platinum, i'd go for it... but anything w/ multiplayer trophies.. i just give up on that.

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CH1N00K
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 9:54:58 PM
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I hate to admit, but, even though I'm not a big trophy hunter, I will look at the list of a game when I get it to see if it's a feasible endeavor to try and platinum it. Some of the games I look at and think that there is no way I'm even going to try. if it's something like "get 10000 headshot kills with a pistol in online MP while flying upside down in a jetpack" I'm thinking NOooo.... But if it's something like, "beat the game on extreme difficulty"? Yeah I'll give it a shot...

Actually now that I think about it, most of the platinums I have gotten are in games that have no online play at all...

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:03:08 PM

I've yet to platinum a game. I leave that to guys like Jawk and Highlander. I think because of this I've been able to enjoy more games than if I actually sat down and tried to acquire the various trophies each PS3 game has.

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fatelementality
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:06:45 PM
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At least the trophies given in a videogame are earned from dedication......unlike the one's given out to pampered kids for showing up and 'doing your best'. The only game I'm probably ever going to platinum is Skyrim simply because I've put about 500 hrs into it. Thieves guild trophy giving me trouble. Do those missions ever end or what???

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Squirrelicus
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 8:44:42 AM

If your talking the "return the guild to greatness" you need to do five missions in Solitude Windhelm Whiterun and Markaf (or however it's spelled) then complete the special missions. If your keeping track just keep taking and dropping quests till the one in the town you need appears. It doesn't have to be a different job either, you can keep doing a shill job or whatever you find easy over and over again.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:07:56 PM
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I don't mind trophies but I won't kill myself to try getting every one of them, especially when they've mixed the MP mode trophy's in with the SP trophy's as part of the 100%.

And with all the games that I've got, I've only got 1 game that I've ever gotten the whole full 100% trophies in, was "inFamous: Festival of Blood".
And damnit, just my luck, there isn't even a plat for it, so still no 1st plat for me.

But anyway, some of the trophies listed in games do make me want to play on further past the end, just to see if I can get a few more than I normally would get, like I've been doing nightly with the extra challenges & such in RDR & Undead nightmare.



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DazeOfWar
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:18:10 PM
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I used to be a huge achievement whore. When I stopped playing my 360 I was at 111,195. I was pretty burnt out on cheevo hunting after I hit the 100,000 mark.

I still like to earn trophies on the PS3 but I don't push myself to get them all. I'll get what I can or feel like getting at the time. It's pretty funny though cause I'd say my average is around 40% complete. I think I have around 16 plats too.

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Rogueagent01
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:22:05 PM
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Trophies are fine they have been in games for decades it is just that we used to refer to them as unlocks/hidden characters/optional quests, and such. They offer replayability to those that enjoy the games and there is nothing wrong with that. Those types of things(trophies and in older games hidden unlocks) aren't there for the person that is going to casually play the game, they were put in for the people that really want to do everything in a game they really like.

Sure some games take the trophies a little too serious by either making them to hard(C&C RA3) or just to easy(first Uncharted). But most games have a decent balance between the trophies, the only ones I am against are online trophies as no company can guarantee their servers will be running indefinitely so I am against them(unless it is an online only game).

I seem to go in and out of trophy mode on occasion. I'll go for a few months not caring about trophies at all, and then out of nowhere I'll start looking at certain games and think "I can get the platinum in that, I am going to work on that". Many games that I would have never bothered going back to have brought me back because of the trophies.

And to those that complain about how they disturb the feel of the game, turn your notifications off and then you don't have to worry about it.

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Dreno
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:50:14 PM
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I wouldn't by any means consider myself a trophy whore or anything of the same regard. I mean I don't play games to get trophies or achievements.

That being said, there are only a few times I actually try to get the trophies.
One bring when I ask at most 5 away from a platinum trophy, an resample would be the assassins creed games.I think I need 3 for ac2 and maybe 4 for brotherhood.

And the other being anything call of duty. The only reason for this is, yeah I play the sp campaign, and I play online, but to actually get the trophies, especially on veteran yes does give me a sense of accomplishment, but its also to say I slaughtered that game and did every thing there was to do on it.thus giving me nw more reason to play it. And letting me move on to other games.

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akmdpc
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:55:44 PM
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I must admit I really dig trophies. When I shell out $65 for a pre-ordered game (my way of supporting my companies), achieving the platinum trophy gives me the sense of accomplishment that my money was well spent. I can officially shelve the game and move onto the next. Some of my trophies had no "instant gratification", taking weeks to achieve. The plat I'm most proud of is Vanquish, taking me 5 weeks (I think) of playing the same challenge over and over and over and over...

The majority of games I play are single player with a little bit of coop. I have absolutely no interest in mp and will completely avoid it and forgo the plat (Bioshock 2, AC: Brotherhood).

There was an article here a few months ago about having 2 platinums for single and multiplayer. I couldn't agree more. Either that or do what Naughty Dog did with Uncharted and make it a one match trophy.

My trophy hunting has evolved over the years and I've definitely whored a few games. It's refreshing when I play games with no trophies (just finished Resistance) or on my 360 (where I don't care) and just play to play. Overall, trophies add to my experience and I'm glad they're there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:38:13 PM
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I like the puns and in-jokes in their titles, that's about it.

I actually think trophies would have been better in the old days of NES when you only had one good game per year (if that). These days there are so many good games I can't really stop on a single one for so long.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:44:08 PM

Where is Alienange?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:08:08 AM

Good question, I think he got stuck in a negative thought-loop.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:11:05 AM

HAHAHAHA...you made me laugh uncontrollably with that comment.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:34:55 AM

I rather liked that one myself. I'm going to Prometheus tomorrow, did you dig it LV?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:48:35 AM

I saw it twice over the weekend. Jawk and I have been discussing the movie via email like little school girls. If you're a fan of SciFi I think you'll love it. My opinions of it are mixed but I think a lot of that has to do with its connection with Alien.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:27:30 AM

Sweet :) Goin to Imax

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ZenChichiri
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:51:37 PM
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I enjoy getting all the trophies in games that I like, but if obtaining a trophy feels like a chore, then I'm less inclined to get it (depending on how much I like the game).

The only thing that bothers me is when developers feel that putting in trophies negates their reason for throwing in cool unlockables. In the past we worked hard to unlock stuff while now it seems we work hard for trophies. I don't think they should be mutually exclusive.

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Miggy
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 10:22:38 AM

I have the same attitude as you do. If it's too much of a chore then I won't go for it. I also prefer unlockables over trophies as well. I was disappointed when Uncharted 3 got rid of unlockables considering Uncharted 2 had them.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:07:08 AM
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I've never liked trophies. I've never actively tried to get them in any game that has them. Every time a PS3 game gives me one, I wind up deleting them off my hard drive once I'm done playing. The trophies that really aggravate me are the ones you get just for progressing to the next chapter of a game or whatever. Trophies were meant to reward completed challenges right? How is simple progress in a game worthy of a trophy? Like The Walking Dead game for example. It's a great game that has 8 trophies. You get one each time you advance the story. That's it. And what if I'm getting attacked from the direction that that trophy pops on screen? Now I can't accurately fight back since that message is on my screen. Wish consoles, and the PC, would have an option to toggle achievements on and off for those of us that don't really care about them.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:33:10 AM

"Every time a PS3 game gives me one, I wind up deleting them off my hard drive once I'm done playing."

Explain. nao

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:49:45 AM

Trophies are saved on your hard drive in a folder. Delete the folder.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:50:00 AM

You sure about that? Last I checked, you couldn't delete trophies...

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 5:41:10 AM

They're permanently stuck to your profile, but you can remove them from your hard drive. At least on my 60gb launch machine. I'm assuming all PS3's have that ability.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 1:41:37 PM

Geobaldi,
I believe we had a earlier discussion about deleting trophies before, but I don't quite remember the outcome, other than I still haven't been able to delete any from either my old 60 Phat or my slim.

So I'm guessing it has to be done externally, like D/Ling it to a computer or External HD first, so you can even find & open that trophy file you're talking about, am I right???

FYI, as a collector, I need to buy even the games I figure I'll never play. But I still sample each & every one of them just on the off-chance that I might be surprised by liking one of them, plus I've also played some demos that also gave up a trophy or two, but I deleted the game cause I didn't really like it much.

So now I've got tons of games that show only zero to 2 trophy's & it pisses my off cause I keep thinking that my trophy list makes me look like I'm a sorry-a$$ed game quitter, when I'm really not.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 1:28:07 AM
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I'm not a big fan of in-game trophies, I do as much I can to try to get a platinum in a game, then I just move on.

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Gordo
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 1:45:23 AM
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Never platted a game. Probably never will. Got 90% in Assassins Creed 2 but that is the closest I ever got.

Trophys are probably for those gamers with loads of spare time who can put a lot of effort into their gaming.

For me with wife, kids and job gaming time is scarce. I would rather spend my precious time gaming than trying to collect some trophies. A bit too much like a chore sometimes.

I like trophies on my Vita however. I still probably won't plat any of them though! Nice to have mindyou.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:11:45 AM
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I don't see the appeal of trophies at all. They're completely superfluous. On the other hand, when the challenges are built into the game and give you something for completing them, then I'll usually take a shot. It may just be concept art or interviews or whatever, but I find that to be more worth my time and effort than fulfilling trophy conditions that net you nothing whatsoever.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 3:00:17 AM
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I do love me some trophies.
Working on platinum NO.21,just need to beat the challenge of olympus in GOW3.
Having just gotten the platinum in Shadow of the collosus & experiencing the worst type of eyeball scratching frustration that is collosus no.3 in hard time attack,i can say the feeling of finally getting the last stab in and hearing the last two trophies pop made it all worthwhile.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 5:22:30 AM

beat the challenge of olympus :)

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:26:10 PM

The one where you have to be turned to stone 10 times was just...INSANE! I don't know how I manged to do that one, honestly. I found the rest fairly easy, but that was just mental, with like 50 enimies on screen. Just crazy.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:25:11 PM

got it on my 2nd go :)

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JohnnyGold
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:34:46 AM
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its funny because you mention that it doesnt indicate the skill level of a gamer - and i TOTALLY agree. however, that comes in about 4th or 5th on the list of why i like trophies.

i think that your psn level is a really quick way to see what kind of gamer you are. when someone starts working at the company i work for, if they have a playstation and we friend each other, i can tell that night their gaming preferences and amount of time they spend playing. any chick in the world is going to say "i play video games, theyre so cool, i guess that makes me a nerd right guise?! lol, yolo!"
but my wife is a level 8, so she obviously plays video games.

another thing, they provide a history of MY gaming achievements. maybe its because i got a degree in history, but i love a few times a year having one too many gin and tonics, looking through my trophies, and being like "oohhhh yeah, when i was living there and working at that job, i was playing resistance 2!"

thirdly, it gives you an idea for how to replay a game that you might not have thought of. deus ex human revolution is a great example of that. i just beat it last week, but ill probably fire it up again in a year or 2 and try to beat the game without killing anyone.

so all in all, for me, theyre great. and ill admit it, i loved farmville, and its the same kind of feeling... that horse and stick reward system. im wired for it.

thats why it REALLLLLLLY frustrates me when a game like, deus ex 1 gets released as a ps2 classic with no trophies... or oblivion gets a rerelease with no trophies. im just waiting for the day when sony adds trophies to ps1 classics. maybe on the ps5?

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Amnesiac
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 5:21:13 AM
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I dunno. Trophies could have been something to look forward to but it seems most gamers are satisfied with having a higher score than other people.
I always hoped that depending on how many points/trophies you've earned you would get some content for free or at a lower cost.
For example (LA Noire) where you're required to play the additional DLC in order to successfully get a platinum trophy.

Wouldn't have been nice after completing every challenge the game designers put forth there would be some reward system involved instead of a bunch of numbers that make some people feel superior to other people?

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 6:09:55 AM
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I just don't have the patience to go hunting for trophies

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berserk
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 6:49:02 AM
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I m like you , it s useless garbage in my eyes .Especially those you get for killing like 1O people and beating the first stage .

It really get me out of the game when one pop on the screen .If it s no challenge to get , it should not exist if you ask me .


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___________
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 6:50:36 AM
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one thing ill never understand!
ive never ever bought or not bought a game because of trophies!
and never will!
in other words the colour of the font of the disk art has more influence on my purchasing decision than trophy support!

only good trophies have is getting you to do things you normally would not do.
helps change the way you play games too, like the multiple games that have trophies for killing x enemies with x weapon or x method.
sorta comes in handy to change your experience with the game because it changes how you play, but as for not buying a game because it does not have trophies, well thats just ridiculous!
every time i hear people pleading for a MGS4 trophy patch a little panda dies!
or any game for that matter!
devs have far more important things to do than go back to a 1,2,3,4,5,6 year old game and patch in something as pointless and insignificant as trophies!

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 7:30:39 AM
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i've never once gave a rats you know what about trophies i wish we had the option to turn the off. guess i'm just from the old school.

sometimes i play my old PS2 games like GTA and people are all. oh how can you play that old stuff there are no trophies! just stupid.

i even know people who won't play a game unless it has trophies. thats not a gamer as far as i'm concerned.

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Squirrelicus
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 8:54:16 AM
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I find trophies as a good way to gauge how much I've played a game. If you beat a game on one play through usually you get about 30% to 50% completion rate on the trophies. If I see I'm only 5% on a game I might jump on to complete it or trade it in.
Some trophies there's a complete unbalance on difficulty. BF3 is a prime example, I'm two bronze trophies short of platinum and they're near impossible. Yet some games give you a Bronze or Silver just for putting the game in. Then there's online trophies which I'm completely against, look at The Fight:Lights Out. No one plays online.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:07:40 PM
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I am not opposed to them, I think sometimes they offer unique little challenges to make a game more exciting. However I hate having to do fetch quests or capture 100 flags just to get them, that becomes tedious. Online trophies are just plain unfair as when servers go down they're impossible to get making some games impossible to platinum.

I have to admit though, I have now gotten to the point where I don't care for them, I already have over 1'500 trophies and I'm double the level on anyone on my friends list, so the competition element has died for me. I will complete a few of my favorite games 100% out of principle but other than that I rarely bother anymore..

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:30:55 PM

I'm only just closing in on 1,000 :o

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ethird1
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 2:34:44 PM
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I dont like to spend hours and hours trying to find one single thing just for one trophy. I play the game until it is not fun anymore and that is it.

I think Final Fantasy 7 was the last game I strived to get everything. But getting that last summon was so worth it.

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harchibald1
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 4:19:15 PM
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i have 29 platinums and counting, to me getting a plat in a game is one of the most rewarding things ever, especially when you,ve completed a real difficult game.
its weird real cause im trying to remember what motivated me to complete games before trophys, i personally now wouldn't bye a game without trophys.

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