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Poll: How Will You Use Trophies?

One of the things I really dislike about Achievements on the 360 is how my friend keeps talking about them as if they were the second coming or something. (Sorry Todd.) I didn’t see why gaining Achievements was important. Isn’t a game for having fun? Why artificially change the way you play in order to unlock an Achievement that in the end doesn’t really mean anything?

Now the PS3 has its own version of Achievements call Trophies. You can get bronze, silver, gold, and platinum trophies in games that support them. The developer has a certain number of trophy points to allocate for a given type of game, and they can allocate them how they wish. More bronze, more silver, whatever. A gamer gets a platinum trophy for unlocking all the other trophies in a game. All these trophies go towards a total trophy score, which will determine when you level up to the next level. It sounds like a cool system, and the guys at IGN at least seem to think that it’s superior to the 360’s system.


I think it’ll be cool to check what trophies I’ve earned, but I don’t think I’ll check the non-earned trophies and go out of my way to earn them. But that’s just me. 🙂 And who knows? Maybe I’ll get hooked on them. I’ll try to do a follow-up post in a couple months if I change my mind. (Tosh already told me that he would try to earn more on purpose.)

How are you going to use trophies?

Vote in the sidebar as always.

Previous poll results:

Are you buying MGS4?

* Yes, right away.: 61% (169)
* Yes, soon.: 15% (42)
* Yes, later.: 13% (37)
* No.: 11% (31)

Total Votes : 279

Wow! Fully 89% of you will buy (or have already bought) MGS4! Quite impressive.