Once again, Venter does something to the site and I get to play about a little. I love it, I really do. It makes me feel all squishy inside. Warm, and moist. And tight, like a tiger.
Um ... yeah. Words go here. Some will, soon.
Title: The inequity of it all! Posted: April 13, 2006 (05:54 PM)
XBox Live on the 360 is the way online gaming should be done. Microsoft really should be applauded for it, because it has a hell of a lot of things going for it. Such as 'achievments'. These are superb, because they can make you replay games, or make you push yourself against your friend.
So, with that in mind, I look at the achievments when playing a game. Geometry Wars : Retro Evolved has one that seems interesting - 'Pacifism'. Survive the first 60 seconds without firing. Seems simple enough, but you soon realise just how tricky it is. In fact, it took me a fair few tries.
Now, I get myself a nice 10 points for that.
FTW? 10 MEASLY POINTS?
Yes, 10. Which is a pisser, because I could rent Madden, score a td offline on ANY difficulty, and net myself 30 points for that! A blind girl with stumps instead of hands could probably manage that one.
'Pacifism' is far from easy. Your heart pounds, your breathing nearly stops, and you probably won't sleep the night you do it.
A td offline on easy .... HOW THE FUCK IS THIS WORTH 3 TIMES AS MUCH AS MY GARGANTUAN EFFORT?
So, I'm not going to be ashamed of my 'lower than everyone else I know' score, because I now know that at least one of my achievments is a real one! Burnout Revenge gives you points just for going online, and then more points for reccomending a clip of SOMEBODY ELSE to somebody else. Achievments?
Must be an American thing. Bizarre Creations are, of course, English.
User: tristis_iranica Title: Posted: April 13, 2006 (06:04 PM)
Even though you already got it, I vividy remember obtaining the pacifist achievement by going around in circles of varying size. And if you think 30 for scoring a td is ridiculous, I believe you get several hundred points for beating Call of Duty 2 on even the easiest difficulty.
User: janus Title: Posted: April 14, 2006 (08:22 AM)
I still like the achievements system, though. I think it probably makes me stick with games for longer before giving up on them.
User: magicjuggler Title: Posted: May 11, 2006 (07:02 PM)
Maybe next time, Microsoft could create a scoring standard of sorts...
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