What's the appeal to PS3 trophies?

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  1. Hook

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    I've only had my PS3 for a week now and am still green to the next-gen consoles in general.

    I know that certain PS3 titles offer trophies and that the 360 has some sort of reward system as well, but what's the point in having these trophies? Bragging rights? Unlockable content? Something else?

    Bueller?

    I feel like such a noob :redface2: 
     
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    epeen, pretty much.

    edit: damn you, Twist!
     
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    :lol 

    Honestly, I really enjoy the meta-game aspect to it, but try not to take it toooo seriously. I also like the fact they "bookmark" your game time.
     
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    I like it because Trophies "level" your profile, so every once in a while, I check how badly Smang is trouncing me in gaming.

    I had suggested something to Sony (but naturally they won't listen).

    If game Genre's could be assigned a value, and that value applied to the trophies you get in that game, then not only could you level, but you could level in proficiency, so if you played a lot of racing games, it would show you as an adverse Racing fan, and if you were a goof FPS person, then you'd be marked as such. That way, when people were looking for good players to team up with in a new Shooter, they could put out calls for people with high ranking shooting skills. Like skills in an RPG.

    Either way, I like the leveling aspect, especially after getting a bunch of trophies at once and seeing if your profile leveled.
     
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    Earning certain trophies gets you rewards in Home.
     
  7. Prowl

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    I didn't know that part.
     
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    But that would actually involve you using Home.

    And Twist comments of him not taking it seriously are all lies.
    He goes rabid when someone on his friends list gets near or surpass his GamerScore on XBox
     
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    Home just needs to add one feature for me to use it a bit more, because I do pop in from time to time. I am waiting to be able to put my photos up in my room, and possibly video, since there is still a media appliance in the decoration menu.
     
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    I am not sure how much the Trophies are analogous to Achievements, but over on Xbox Live, Achievements can be a pretty good indicator of what kind of player one is.

    For instance, I can look at Smang's profile and see that he trounces me at Devil May Cry, or that Onesock rules at Guitar Hero, or Eric is about the same level as I am in Castle Crashers. (We still need to play, Eric.)

    Of course, there are the games that award Achievements and possibly trophies for just turning the game on.
     
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    Just like any trophies, they show how good you are at something.
    And wank value.
     
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    so you say i am compensating for something?
     
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  14. tentagil

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    In some games they do actually unlock extras as well. For the new Genesis Greatest hits pack for instance several videos and a few games are unlocked by getting certain trophies. For the most part though they are just bragging rights and a cheap way for developers to add a bit more content and a reason to replay to games.
     

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