Originally Posted by Khaz
If you need achievements to entice to you carry on with the game, maybe the game itself isn't for you.
alternatively: maybe my own quirks & incentives for gameplay aren't yours to decide.
look, i take your point about handicaps/interesting goals, and i hope to see this develop into that too; again it's clearly early on for this project and it seems like more effort is going into supporting more systems/titles than said achievements, but with the system in place i don't think that'd be as difficult to work with over time.
as it stands, yeah many seem to be just for getting through the game - just like regular achievements/trophies. and that's something i kinda dig, i personally like looking at friends' lists and see if they completed a game or not, or how far before the lost interest/gave up. it's an option i didn't have before gamercards & always thought was neat. we've well established that you don't.
Originally Posted by BGBW
Maybe, but it would have been better if they only posted achievements that are extra challenges even if it meant a game only had one or two achievements rather than padding the list with task you have to complete in order to beat the game.
again, just like the widely-popular 360/PS3 achievements have done for a while now? i don't see why not to start with the same. it's not like their existence somehow negates the logically more weighted ones for beating the game on hard.