Disagree - leaderboards are the modern version of High Scores.
Trophies are the modern version of bragging rights
1980's - "Last night I got to the Key in Pac-man" 1990's - "Last night I beat Emerald Weapon with just Cloud in FF7" 2000's - "Last night I beat Dark Bahamut with only Tidus in FFX" 2010's - "Last night I got the Dark Souls Platinum"
Another guy who has it right.
Not every game has a leader board, just like not every game in the arcades has a high score.
When it all boils down, all of them are simply a means in which you can show you accomplishments in a game to others. You could say "bragging rights", but that has such a negative feel to it these days. Those who are disagreeing to say leader boards and the high score, you're just arguing semantics.
Leader boards, high scores, trophies, achievements, they're all the same thing.
And another who has it wrong. They aren't the same thing at all. You not understanding what they all are is not other people arguing semantics. Educate yourself before posting about this subject in the future.
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It's a fact. Gamers have been hunting achievements since day one.
It is indeed not an agree/disagree statement, but you got it wrong. It's incorrect. Trophies are not a modern version of high scores. This guy has it right. He is factually correct, you are not:
Hmm, not really. I mean, if two people get the same Trophy, who's the better gamer? On the other hand, if one player scores 100,000,000 points and the other scores 250,000,000, there's a clear distinction between the two.
Furthermore, most Trophies are just a matter of time, and require very little to no skill to get. Simply beating a level in a game shouldn't amount to getting a high score, so I'm gonna disagree.
High scores were only one type of achievement back in the day.
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I'd agree and disagree. Either one is an achievement either way, just different kinds of achievement.
A question I've wondered about though, is what makes a person, as someone might call them, a "trophy whore?" I never understood the idea of playing a game you don't necessarily like just to have trophies.
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