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I also got all of the Assassins Creed 2 achievements, and the first one too, but that was only because I loved the games. I actually almost got all the Brotherhood (missing one) and Revelations (only missing dlc). I was close on AC3, but my game glitched out a part of my 100% stat. But AC2 is actually the highest game for gamers to get the platinum trophy. On PS3 at least, but my guess is that the list isn't too different from the 360 aside from the exclusives.
The most grinding I can remember is building a really long railroad track just for the final achievement in Minecraft. I also did a few other games gathering items just for a few achievements.
One that I gave up on was Spec Ops: The Line. All I needed to do was beat it on Fubar difficulty(the hardest one), and I didn't have the time or patience for it haha.
Resident Evil 5
Im guilty of being an achievement whore and have tried to stop when it comes to some games but i just cant! I find myself not getting as into the story or game play of a game as i should be at times because im stopping all the time looking up achievements on youtube or IGN or something. Wish i wasnt so anal about finding them as i play thru games...lol.
I'm guilty of doing that with my previous gamer tag with Madden 06, Eragon and TMNT. After my hard drive crashed it has all been legit games but I don't get the time I would like to gain all the achievements. On top of that, I can't stand multiplayer only achievements because once the game goes offline you can no longer unlock them which is aggravating when you have that achievement need.
I used to be a major Achievement Whore. My friend that I play with most often is a big-time achievement whore in every game he plays.
What broke me of that was Assassin's Creed. Templar AND flags? Going through the game 3 times to find out that my flag was bugged? No. Not again.
I found that going for achievements added to much stress to my gaming life. I have limited time to play games, and I don't want to get stressed while I play. I want a challenge, not to go shopping. Not to play a game 3 times to kill all the pidgeons because it bugged twice. Or to grind in multiplayer until I get a certain level.
If achievements were actual achievements, I would probably still get them. But until then... no thanks.
every call of duty after mw2
I consider myself an achievement whore but I have never gotten a game I would hate just to get all the achievements.
Dota 2.... I keep coming back for more just to have new items and stuff... hopefully marketable!
Most games I play I try to get them all, but lately I can't be bothered to get them all like I used to. There's no time. haha!
I usually give an earnest attempt to get all the singleplayer achievements. Normally, I'll play a game through once without giving much thought to achievements, but then return to it sometime later and see if I can get all of them.
I try to get all the achievements without cheating, e.g. exploiting bugs or using the internet to locate collectibles. I really wish online guides were less step by step instructions about what to do or where to go and more general advice, tips, clues, and tactics. Most of the fun comes from figuring it out for myself. I'm open to helpful nudges, especially for particularly difficult objectives, but anything more defeats the purpose. I want there to remain some achievement to my achievements. That said, there are limits to how much grinding or difficulty I'll tolerate before either giving up or turning to an online guide.
I kind of want to start a website like trueachievements.com, but where no cheating is allowed. Only general advice, tips, tactics, and clues are permitted.
I'm of the same mindset. I play through a game on a Hard Difficulty the first time through. It gives me skill and gives you the auto-achievement for completing said game on Hard. After doing that I go back and mop up all the ones that I missed
The first Need for Speed game. It was a relatively easy 1,000.
I'm pretty much the same way. Go through on Hard to collect the achievements for Hard, Med, and Easy, then go back later and get whatever I missed. It definitely makes the first run through more enjoyable to not have to worry about missing things.