Are high scores in games dead?

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2 years ago#1
You know outside arcade games, and indie games.
Does anyone really keep a eye on their score in games? Very few games have them nowadays and the ones that do I just find myself forgetting it's there.
Are high scores dead?
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2 years ago#2
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2 years ago#3
Well, leaderboards are a thing. Honestly, I think score has been replaced with just speeding through things.
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2 years ago#4
Dannyson97 posted...
You know outside arcade games, and indie games.
Does anyone really keep a eye on their score in games? Very few games have them nowadays and the ones that do I just find myself forgetting it's there.
Are high scores dead?


back in the day, high scores were local. You only really had to compete with people you knew.

Nowadays your high score is global, and you're lucky to be one of the 1000 best players of a game. That's less exciting.
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2 years ago#5
Scores don't mean as much anymore. What people tend to care more about is completion time.
2 years ago#6
When there's cool stuff you can do to get a higher score, I appreciate it. Bulletstorm and Devil May Cry, for instance. But mostly they're not a thing anymore.
2 years ago#7
Leaderboards are all too commonly hacked, leaving scores just mostly a comparison between friends, if at all. Otherwise, that kind of mentality transferred over to FPS games with online stat tracking.
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2 years ago#8
There's nothing to score in most games anymore. Games are about "feelings" rather than accomplishments
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2 years ago#9
Maverick_Reznor posted...
Super Mario 3D World


At any point did you look at your score and say "Hey! I have a lot of points! I'm proud of that!"
When you played the original Megaman did anyone care about the score?
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2 years ago#10
Resident Evil's Mercenaries mode is still fun to try and beat high scores in. Sometimes I try to get the max points possible in some Mario levels.
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