Achievements are one of the most fun things that has been put into modern gaming. Achievements, or trophies for those that are PS3 inclined, allows you to show that you have put a lot of time and effort into a game. I wanted to create this guide to give people a simple path to follow so that they can go after achievements effectively.
Step one, know what you have to do
When first picking up a game, looking at the list of achievements is crucial. If a person doesn’t know what they are going after, then their chances of getting all the achievements in the quickest possible time will be difficult. There are many websites that have lists of the achievements, some of the sites, may also have guides to getting them as well.
Step two, go after multiplayer first
Multiplayer achievements are some of the most difficult achievements/ trophies to get. Typically, the player is required to get first place in a set number of matches. Or they have to get a certain number of kills. These can become difficult as a game gets older. As a game gets older, the quality of play becomes higher and higher. If a game has been out for longer than six months, it is a fair bet that not that many players are still going to be playing it. People like to go back to what they know, and that is Halo, and Call of Duty.
Step three, go through the campaign on the hardest difficulty
Almost all games, have achievements relating to the campaign. Among those achievements, there is most likely going to be one that is relating to beating the game on a range of difficulties. If the game that you are playing has achievements relating to the difficulty, it is a safe bet that if you beat the hardest difficulty, it will also give you the achievements for the lower difficulties. So why not just go after the hardest one first.
Step four, DON’T TOUCH THE COLLECTIBLES
Don’t touch the collectibles, don’t touch the collectibles, don’t touch the collectables. Do you get it? Don’t touch the collectibles. The reason you don’t want to touch the collectible is that as you go back to get them, if you picked them up as you played through the games in as standard fashion, you wont know which ones you have already picked up. Take the time to try and get them all at once, after you have played the main story.
Step five, find a couple of friend who like achievements.
This step is optional, but recommended. Playing video games is a social activity. So, if you have a group of friends who also like going after achievements, it instantly becomes more fun. There are benefits to having friends who like achievements. With friends, Co-op becomes 10 times easier. If you get enough people, then you can go after multiplayer achievements with no problems as well.
Achievements really are a fun thing to go after in games, they give you a goal other then completing the main story line.