The lights are on
It appears Nintendo's new console won't have a mandatory achievement-style system like Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. Jeremiah Slaczka, co-founder of 5th Cell, said it's up to the developers to add achievements to their Wii U games. 5th Cell developed Scribblenauts Unlimited for the console's launch on Sunday, November 18.
"There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide," Slaczka said on NeoGAF. "They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of 'Global Starite Shards' which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren't area specific."
Slaczka did note, however, this could change in the future. "The Miiverse is in its infancy. Just think how much the PS3/360 dashboard and store changed to meet people's needs. I'm sure Nintendo will do plenty of updates and new integration of systems as time goes on."
[Source: NeoGAF, via Gematsu]
Achievements are an interesting idea, but I hate the way that the 360 and PS3 did them. All achievements should be rewards for major accomplishments not just pressing start or beating the level one boss. Personally I won't even notice their absence.
Side note, though obvious, it is interesting to note how defensive and offensive those with profile names directly referencing nintendo games or characters have been in this discussion. Welcome are those who want to debate civily, but I find it funny that the guys claiming others to be fan boys with revulsion are infact they themselves fanboys.
Not very surprised. Nintendo isn't the type to do that kind of stuff. In any case, as long as the Wii- U provides me with innovative games, I'm happy.
Hmm...that's unfortunate. However, having such isn't an absolute necessity for it to be a good console. Still, the achievement system does give the majority of gamers reasons to keep on playing good games. Well, guess we will see what they will do later on.
Not a big deal because most games will have it. Think about it: whatever third party games they release on other systems will have achievements/trophies so they'll probably do the same things for accomplishments. And every game by Nintendo will probably have it. So basically, the best games will have it.
Thank God. It's that kind of shoehorned crap that cheapens a perfectly good game.
Nintendo seems to be falling behind innovation wise, and with the next generation around the corner, this doesn't bode we'll for them.
You have to start asking, "What does the Wii U have?" because it would be a much shorter list.
Good move Nintendo.
Achievements are a waste of time and development $$.
Forcing developers to do them is hopefully a thing of the past.
why nintendo why?!!? just exaggerating a bit but really it kinda sucks. i mean a part of the reason i personally enjoy games are achievements. when i was younger i could care less about them but as i got older it was nice to have something to show my friends the time and dedication i put into my games. A gamerscore really does make you feel your hours of playing isnt a waste of time
sort of weak