And the winner is…

Trophies: Are you collecting them?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really like the idea of trophies, and I try and get as many as I can on every game. However, at least on my friends list, I seem to be the only one who actually cares about them.

Currently, I have 244 trophies from nine games (and two of them are at 100%), and my friend with the next highest amount only has 54 from six games (and none of them are at 100%). Sure, I know there’s no way I’ll ever be able to get all trophies on all my games, but it’s not going to stop me trying. I wouldn’t go as far as buying a game just for the trophies, but if I was already thinking about getting a game, trophies might just convince me to take the plunge.

I love that sense of achievement when the “You have earned a trophy…” message appears on screen, because I know that not only I can see I’ve got the trophy, but my friends can as well. In the past, especially with single player games, your 100% save file which you no doubt spent hours on is made somewhat redundant by the fact that no-one else knows about it. But with trophies, your gaming accomplishments can be displayed for all to see.

The last couple of months have seen a definite increase in both the number of games getting trophy patches and announcements of upcoming games supporting the feature, and personally, I look forward to unlocking as many as I can. I just think if you’ve bought a game then you may as well get as much as you can out of it, and I consider it a wasted opportunity if you choose to ignore them.

But what do you guys think? Like me, are you constantly on the hunt for more trophies, or like everyone in my friends list, do you simply consider it a bonus if you happen to unlock one or two accidentally?