How do I love thee achievement points? Oh, the simple genius of these things. I’m hooked.
For those not acquainted with them, you have an account with Xbox live and something called a Gamerscore that’s tied to your account. Points get added to this score whenever you perform various feats within games.
At the end of the day they don’t mean diddly squat but I love the whole concept. It’s a carrot that actually makes me want to go back and play the game more after I’ve completed the story. Achievements will be a major factor when I have to decide between platforms on future games.
I have to wonder why Sony and Nintendo haven’t come up with their own versions of this yet.