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Old 2014.01.30, 08:56 AM   #531
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I agree, Glath. Portal 1 was a genuine novelty, and learning the rules was a constant, and enjoyable, process of trial and error. Portal 2 had a few new wrinkles but the same basic rules as Portal 1 so it was much easier.

I just finished playing F.E.A.R. for the third time. Love that game, and it reminded me of something that games used to NOT do, and that's overload the playing experience with these constant "achievements."

Is there a way to turn off the "achievement" indicators? Part of the tedium of playing Bioshock Infinite was being reminded every time I picked up a Voxophone or looked through a telescope that there were 80 (or 36 or whatever) of these things total, and that I gotta get 'em all to get the
"achievement" of getting them all. That is SO annoying.

F.E.A.R. doesn't do any of that. There are phone messages and things that you can listen to, or not, and it's your choice, and the game doesn't tell you how many there are and it doesn't track your progress as you answer each one. It just plays the messages you wanted played, and you get on with playing the game. That is so much more immersive than those stupid achievement popups.

I know gamers who get obsessed over achievements and feel like they have to earn every one of them. What's the point?!?!? I've got nothing against it, if you've got the time and the interest. But I'd prefer not to be told by the game, constantly, that I'm somehow "doing it wrong" by not jumping through arbitrary hoops that have nothing to do with the main gameplay or narrative.
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Old 2014.01.30, 09:06 AM   #532
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You can turn off achievements with Steam, not sure about Xbox/PS3
The steam version of FEAR, I believe, does in fact track your progress for the messages.
But yeah achievements do stress me out, I'm a perfectionist solike Pokemon I want to get them all.
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Old 2014.01.30, 09:42 AM   #533
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You're right, achievements can be turned off in Steam. I think I'll go ahead and do that.

I think my hangup is the word "achievement." Frankly I don't think playing a video game has anything to do with "achievement." It's entertainment. Maybe they should call it something else. Plus, most of the time when I get an achievement, I didn't even try for it. I didn't even know it existed. I do something random and boom, there's an achievement. Okay then.
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Old 2015.02.10, 05:31 PM   #534
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Did someone say Persona 5?
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Old 2015.04.14, 12:06 AM   #535
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Mortal Kombat 10 preload is a fiasco.

Can only wait to see if they fix this sooner than later.
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Mortal Kombat 10 preload is a fiasco.

Can only wait to see if they fix this sooner than later.
The whole pay2flay thing is hilarious too.
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Old 2015.05.20, 09:40 AM   #537
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Is anybody playing Life is Strange? I'm legit shook after finishing Episode 3 last night. If you like character-driver adventure games, this is highly recommended. And it's cheap!
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Old 2015.05.20, 11:50 AM   #538
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Is anybody playing Life is Strange? I'm legit shook after finishing Episode 3 last night. If you like character-driver adventure games, this is highly recommended. And it's cheap!
I love it, was not expecting that ending. Can't wait for the next episode.

I got The Witcher 3 a few days early, loving it so far.
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Old 2015.05.31, 09:32 AM   #539
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I've been playing XRD Sign for a while, eagerly awaiting Relevator.
I'm really enjoying playing as Elphelt more than I'd ever imagined I would but her fighting system is just fun; Sin Kiske is also great and Leo is pretty cool and unique as well. I haven't tried out Bedman yet; but gosh he's insanely weird and seems really powerful too. I think I like Ramlethal least of the new ones.

Hope to see Bridget and Zappa join in on the fun for Relevator
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I've been addicted to Ingress for last half year.
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