So I love achievements in games and I think they add a real incentive to replay games that you have beat, however I absolutely hate two things about them. Please keep in mind that this is my new account so don't judge me because I don't have many right now. It is my hope that by bringing this up, someone will actually read it that can make a difference in future games. These two points may have been brought up many times before, I don't know as I don't frequent xbox.com forums very often. I'm also aware this is going to sound stupid to some people, but it is a big deal to me.
1) I hate when games include online achievements:
Okay so I don't play online (not because I don't want to, I just can't), and you might be asking yourself then why does it matter if a game includes online achievements. The reason it matters to me is because I like to try and complete every game I buy, and I can't do that when I game includes them. I also like to show them off to friends and that personal feeling of accomplishment you get by getting them all. It also makes me mad when I primarily single player franchise adds online play and now I can't get the achievements to complete it with the rest of the games I have completed in that franchise (I'm looking at you Assassins Creed Brotherhood).
There is no reason that developers cant add in-game online achievements or in-game online rewards for players who want that sort of thing. However I seen another thread posted about "boosting" and that comes from a direct result of online achievements and in-game online rewards. So by getting rid of online achievements you would help put a stop to boosting and allow the community to actually play the game the way it was intended. I know in the few times I did get to play on XBL, getting into online games were people where just playing to boost was incredibly annoying and made me not even want to play. In my opinion I don't think it right to include achievements that are basically unattainable to some people, whats the point of even calling it an achievement? Not to mention the online achievements that you cant get because the online portion of the game has died off, which I'm sure most gamers have dealt with in at-least one game since gaming started including online achievements.
If developers are unwilling to not add online achievements, surely something like an enable/disable online achievements option could be added to games, that way it won't effect the 100% completion for gamers that don't or can't game online, but still like the achievement system.
2) I hate when DLC achievements are included in a patch:
Don't get me wrong this a solid business move, by including them in patch developers are making sure all those people out there who get all the achievements in a game buy the new DLC. But does that make it right? Some DLC is just not worth getting, and it frustrates me to no end when I download a patch that only adds new achievements for DLC. There is no possible reason that I can think of, where the new achievements couldn't be added in with DLC when you buy and download it. This just makes developers look bad, but the good thing is as far as I'm aware not every developer does this.
So if your someone who likes getting all the achievements for games, what are your thoughts? If you think this is stupid, well your entitled to your opinion. Just something I wanted to kind of rant about because it makes me a little bit made. Sorry if this has been brought up countless time before.