Trophy system - Switch

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  1. Proust
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    If there's anything missing from the Switch (3DS,WiiU) it is an online trophy system. I don't see why such thing isn't implemented yet. With it more people would play on their console and more likely to buy games if they are completionists,... right?

    Upcoming Nintendo Direct please announce this feature!
     
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  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    If you want to 100% a game then you'll do it because you want not because of superficial pointless digital trophies that have no meaning whatsoever, other than, bragging rights for whoever cares about it. I know, there's some PS/Xbox gamers who actually buy games just to complete the platinum trophies and not if the game is good or not.

    On 360/PS3, I disabled the notification of achievements/trophies as I didn't really find them useful or fun either way.
     
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    I don't see it as something important. I don't pay attention to my Steam achievements at all.
     
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    haha, i remember having a 360 and simply starting the game gave your an achievement.

    I really dont think the switch needs this.
    The most it should have would be a leaderboard for those who care.
     
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    almost what I think ahah I don't care that much but I think its fun to be "rewarmed" for some random stuff like "picked wrong side on the tutorial" but not like having to collect then all...like I MST GET THE WROG SIDE AND EARN THAT AAAA lol


    sorry, early post :v
     
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    I agree, all other platforms have some sort of achievements/trophies. And if you don't like well there is always the possibility to turning it off.
    And it's not only about getting the platinum, sometimes it offers challenges that you wouldn't think about it on your own. That can be fun.

    I don't think anyone can say that not having them is a positive thing.
     
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    On PS3 it took a while before trophies could be turned off, whereas on the 360 the option to turn them off was always there, IIRC.
     
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    Of course not - it's a neutral thing. It's like having a banana around the house. Some people like bananas, some people don't. Some people would miss a banana when not having any, some would be annoyed by having it around.

    I think it's more important to play games on a console than to play a console, basically.
     
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    I always enjoyed trophies as just a social share of accomplishments to compare with your friends, and be sort of a "Feed" letting your social community know what you're up to and what you've played/beaten. I never really "hunted" out the extreme challenges, nor do I care about points or colors of trophies I get. I just like it from a record keeping activity.

    For example, I wouldn't mind like an NES game being like "You beat Ninja Gaiden!" That would be cool. I wouldn't mind it from that perspective.

    Although I was kind of proud of my old X360 self when I got 1000/1000 on Crackdown... stupid orbs...
     
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    With that comparison, you could also say that some people like water while others don't but water and fruits are essential unlike this (comparable to fast-food) which is completely optional.
     
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    Euhm... no offense but what you wrote sounds totally banana to me. Water. Fruit. Fast food?! Que?!
    Let's stay on topic, please.
     
  12. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Let's be fair, the trophy system exist to help developers allow player to squeeze every part of the game play experience possible cause of the way is set up for unlocking.... even though most trophies in games are total BS most of the time.

    But nintendo never had this problem, and games themself like shovel knight, super smash bros, and some others have their own achievement system in the game. So is not a issue for nintendo to need such a thing. People play nintendo games way too much anyway, I bet most of the people still playing smash bros, don't have all the achievements unlocked. :P
     
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    I enjoy trophies or achievements. I find them the most fun when they're clever and not just "beat the game". As @Saiyan Lusitano say above, if you want to 100% it, then do it. Trophies can bring another layer of challenges to the table on the other hand, like giving you a reason to fly underneath every bridge in GTA 4. It has nothing to do with the game, but gives you an extra "objective" to fulfill.
    The same goes for speedrun achievements, no damage, and other fun stuff.

    Another good use of achievements in my opinion, is for games with multiple endings. Getting one for every ending, and then a final one when you got them all. It's a good way to keep track of which endings you've gotten if the game itself doesn't do that for you.
     
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    I mean i understand some people like collecting trophies, i do it sometimes, but not when it total garbage. "Win 10 consecutive matches in a row in online ranking match."

    Oh anyone remember mega man 10. "MR.PERFECT" Complete the game without taking damage. WHY ON GOD'S EARTH WOULD ANYONE PLAY A MEGA MAN GAME LIKE THAT! O_O

    Some achievements especially multiplayer games are just plain awful. Only someone with enough desire to get these trophies would get them.

    Oh check this out, I been playing muramasa rebirth on psvita. Only 2 trophies away from platinum, guess what it is? Beat the game on hardest difficulty.... PROBLEM!

    On hardest difficulty you ALWAYS HAVE 1 HP. One hit deaths? Yeah that is not gonna happen. :glare:
     
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    because Nintendo is completely out of touch?

    trophies would raise the value of the Wii U/Switch to people like me... but Nintendo is clueless.

    Also i love how the question of why doesn't Nintendo have trophies turns into a argument on whether YOU PERSONALLY like trophies...people are so self centered.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of multiplayer / online based achievements or trophies. Difficulty based ones are fine in my opinion though, an achievement IS an achievement ;) It should be difficult to get them all. @Sonic Angel Knight

    A perfect achievement system for me would be one divided into two: one for single players, and one for multiplayers. That way you can 100% the single player achievements, even if you don't want to bother with online matches. That's never going to happen though, but that's what I wish for.
     
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    I understand the reason why is hard, i just think some are a bit too hard and tedious not rewarding. Of course there is a class system. Bronze, silver, gold, platinum. Just some are a bit wayyyyyyy tooooooo tedious. Most of them are multiplayer based. I just hate the fact that some achievements are actually based on your ability to be better than another player.... online. I don't feel rewarded or excited about those, mostly cause online is not perfect with everyone and complete strangers who could been playing the game for years of experience is never easy to beat.

    If a achievement in super smash bros was to beat 15 players online in ranked matched (one on one glory) and you see someone like Mew2King you are not gonna beat him unless he just having a bad day. :wtf:

    Kingdom hearts 2 HD remix, Defeat the lingering will. ANYONE who played that game and fought that guy knows he not easy, you will die a lot.

    Is a trophy system there to test player ability of their skills limit and explore as much of the game as devs could put into it. No you don't have to do everything, some people get satisfied with what they have done and call it a end. But on psn/xbox and steam people can see your trophies, nintendo games have achievements but can't see them cause is not into sharing such things online with other people. At least if there was some reason that would make people wanna earn them like maybe converting them into currency to redeem for buying a game, or unlocking dlc for the game or something useful than just.... "Here look at all the trophies i got. I'm better than you."
     
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    I won thousands of matches on Mario Kart 8, just winning and playing was more enjoyable than getting a digital trophy.

    Yeah... no.
     
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    I don't care for trophies or achievements but if Nintendo had them and you could actually use it to buy stuff from Nintendo.com that would be great.
     
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    For some people it would. To quote yourself,