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  1. fadingtrails

    Around the Globe - Trophy/Achievement problem

    @CMTGK Could you please tell us what the team's reasoning is behind creating a trophy list that's extremely grindy rather than even slightly challenging?
  2. fadingtrails

    Around the Globe - Trophy/Achievement problem

    @ChrisGrovesMCM Could you please provide insight as to the reasoning behind adding trophies like these? It doesn't teach you anything about the game, it doesn't challenge you to get better, and there's no big payoff. It just ticks a box telling you you did it. But why do it? Why have a trophy in a racing game that asks you to travel 16x the distance of the career mode (based on the numbers I've read in this thread)? In the context of trophies, this is inane. In the context of game design, this is poor design.
  3. fadingtrails

    Around the Globe - Trophy/Achievement problem

    AK, this isn't about whether or not people choose to play a game only for its trophies. I'd personally be fine with Codies games not having trophies, but since they do, it's fair to question the quality of a trophy list just like you might do with any actual in-game content. Trophies can improve the experience by encouraging you to try things in a game you normally wouldn't, or by challenging you to get better. There is no meaning to a trophy that just has you grinding, so the criticism is justified.
  4. fadingtrails

    Around the Globe - Trophy/Achievement problem

    As someone who's been playing Codemasters games for decades, I'd be interested to know what the thinking is behind this kind of trophy. I personally don't see what merit they have; why not add trophies that are actually difficult? I've always had a good time with Codies games, but these grindy trophies have been tainting the experience somewhat in the past few console generations. I suspect their addition was born out of cynicism, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong.
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