I’ve got to come clean. I have never 100% completed an Xbox 360 game.
Not even one.
And frankly, that’s okay. I’ve never been one to chase achievements, because, with the exception of a few, they don’t really interest me. Most of the achievements I’ve gone after with intent have been the silly comedy ones on Fable.
It may just be me, but I truly don’t see what achievements add to games. Why do you need to be told you’ve done well in order to feel good? Xbox Lives gamerscore system is frequently given phallic connotations among both fans and foe alike. Hell there are even entire blogs dedicated almost entirely to chasing achievements as if they were some kind of digital viagra.
You know why I play games? to have fun. You know what chasing achievements is to me? It’s work. I spend all day at work. Why would I do it when I get home as well.
Thats probably why I’m equally likely to settle down with my tablet for a game of angry birds as I am to boot up GTR 2 for a lap of Spa-Francorchamps.
This may sound like the rantings of an old fogey, but hell, its my blog. When did gaming become so competitive? When I first played final fantasy VII, my friends and I used to spend hours discussing it at school, helping each other with tactics for the bosses. Now, it seems people are more likely to look at your tactics, declare you to be a homosexual and laugh at you.
It’s all a bit depressing, really.