Achievements


madden_08_cover.jpgMost of the achievements in Xbox 360 sports games are only as hard as you want them to be, and Madden 08 seems to continue this trend.  Pit the strongest team against the weakest, use great players, tweak the AI in your favor and you’re ready for some of the cheapest unlocking there is.  Achieve360points.com user “silentdeath0305” has whipped up a simple and comprehensive guide to snag those 1000 points with ease and a little persistence.  Or you could do it the really easy way

Personally, this is the only way I can enjoy sports games.  They’re so repetitive to me in the first place, but cheap and meaningless achievements manage to keep my interest and give me…well, the only reason to even play them at all.  I’ll rent this at some point just for a quick +1000 to my gamerscore and be done with it.  Plus I pay football about the same amount of attention as I give to the Brangelina family outings.  So…how about them Houston Oilers…? 😉

(Yes, I know…)

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Looks like your garden-variety list of achievements at first glance:  completing campaign objectives, find X amount of item Y, kill a set number of soldiers at once, and finish every story chapter on the hardest difficulty.  But if you read the whole list, you’ll notice something unusual:  there are absolutely no multiplayer achievements.  Infinity Ward, despite the excitement generated by this game’s MP potential, have decided to restrict multiplayer achievements to camouflage styles, weapon attachments, and other in-game rewards.  I, for one, love the decision.

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I think multiplayer achievements ruin more team-based matches than lag.  Restricting MP achievements to ranked matches is a noble but insufficient effort.  I enjoy achievements, but not at the expense of teamwork.  I’ll use the right weapon for the job, not the one that has yet to increase my gamerscore, and too many people are guilty of this selfishness while a team is trying to capture a flag or plant a bomb.  Kudos to Infinity Ward for making this move.

Also a source: Xbox360Rally

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As we achievement whores know, BioShock has a thousand of the easiest gamerscore points out there.  In fact, a person with the right guide can grab up the whole grand in a single playthrough.  That right guide is here and even comes complete with strategy videos showing how to deal with those groaning Big Daddies.  “sircuddles”, a forum member at Achieve360Points.com, has taken a great deal of time to craft a comprehensive walkthrough of 2007’s masterpiece.  Thankfully, it features accurate instructions on where to find all those audio diaries as well, some of which are well hidden and can be easily overlooked if you miss a vent opening, for example.

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I’m not one to go hunting for every achievement on the first playthrough of any game.  I want to enjoy the game as intended first and seek achievements later, and you will spoil BioShock’s story if you refer to this guide right away.  You’ll ruin wrenching plot twists and stunning revelations by doing so, and I’m not exaggerating.  BioShock’s higher echelon of storytelling is exceedingly rare in video games and not that much more common in movies, truth be told.  You have been warned.

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