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I stopped caring about my Xbox Live Gamerscore after I hit 100,000. At that point in time, the next milestone was obviously going to be 200,000 – a feat that would take me years to reach. I have the attention span of a fly, so there was no way I was going to stay engaged for multiple years to increase a number that has no meaning other than bragging rights. Years have passed since I hit 100,000, and my Gamerscore is now sitting at 195,149. That itch to reach the next milestone is back...to a degree. I find myself torn between playing the games I legitimately want to play and playing games that will give me the easiest achievements.
Since I've already bled the easiest achievement-dispensing games dry (Avatar, TMNT), I've decided to stay the course and devote my time to good games, like DmC: Devil May Cry and Dead Space 3. I don't know how long it will take me to rack up an additional 5,000 gamerscore, but this milestone is going to be reached with a game that I enjoy, or at the very least, feel I need to play.
What would you do if you were in my shoes? Also, have you been there? What embarrassing games have you finished to reach a Gamerscore goal? My lowest point: Finishing the awful Brave: A Warrior's Tale to get over 700 points. That feat took me an entire weekend.
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I love reasons to play the games I love, and achievements(trophies) are just perfect to keep me going for late night and early morning gaming sessions.
I will admit that it is very difficult to juggle those favorites with new releases as I have 9 more games to finish on PS3 and 5 for the Wii. And I still want a couple of games like Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, MGS HD Collection, and the list goes on!
Is there anyone else that played TMNT or King Kong because they wanted too? I liked King Kong as it did a lot of immersive things other franchises didn't pick up for years. TMNT I played because I'm a big Turtles fan but the game was a disappointment.
i never reallyed paid attention to my gamerscore when i had a working 360 ... i look at my trophies tho pretty often but its not the same i'd say keeping count , i mostly just like to compare with friends and i try to get everything that doesn't bore/annoy me in games i like sometimes it can just be tedious tho. i'm looking at far cry 3 to be my 1st platnum tho ( co-op is a hassle), but that'll have to wait till that game breaking camera/rock glitch is fixed or i restart the game ( newest patch failed).
My gamerscore isn't very high cause I had to create a new account
I'm a trophy hunter as well, although my collection isn't very big I do try to take a game all the way to the platinum trophy. Everyone has made great points on the issue. You obviously don't want to play a game that doesn't catch your attention. Although you may not like a certain type of game, others still do. Which means those points are being collected by other players who may or may not be going for a high gamerscore too. In my opinion play games you like, but give other games a shot. Its all extra points anyway. I seriously hate the AI system on NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, but I guarantee you I will get all the trophies for that game before I throw it of a mountain.
While I think getting achievements and trophies is fun to do I won't play a bad game to get easy ones. If I 'm not enjoying the game I won't play it, there are to many good games out there and not enough time to play them all to waste time playing crappy games .
I find achievements and utter waste of time. Especially for the pointless score. The only time I care about achievements is in like assassins creed where collection all the feathers gives you an outfit or something. God only know what my gamer score is now. I bother to check it like twice a year maybe.
I'm at around 55,000 but I don't play to increase that number, in fact I wish it was lower because it shows all my friends how much time I play video games. I do like to complete the games I play to the best of my ability, and shoot for achievements in games I actually want to play. I won't play Avatar for the extra 1,000 GS but I will set a mic next to a fan to get achievements in my Guitar Hero games. I have some boundaries.
I find that aside from aforementioned easy-go-getters for achievements, if you play the same game for a few hours or days, you're bound to gain at least 500G out of it. Enjoy them and you'll be there soon enough, trust me. (If you haven't already reached it by now of course.)
I don't really care about achievements all that much.
I get the achievement hunter thing, I really do. But for me, gamerscore really doesn't matter, especially when it comes to the skill level of a player. The first thing I do when I meet somebody online isn't look at their profile to see how much gamerscore they have, but rather the kinds of games they play. To have a lot of achievements is of course an accomplishment, but it could also lead to the bias that you as an achievement jockey are the type of gamer that isn't playing a game to enjoy it. From my own gaming history I know that when I went for the 100% achievements in a certain game, I lost respect for the game, and either got fed up with it, or bored. So No, I don't think the gamerscore matters, but how much fun you have playing the game. If that means getting all the achievements a game has to offer, well then don't let me stop you.
Early congratz on reaching the 200k mile stone. I hope you stick to your course and play the games you enjoy so that when you reach 200k it will mean something to you.
It's true, sometimes it's hard to let go when you want to reach that goal score.