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1890chazabc
04-12-2009, 09:19 PM
What Do You Think Of The "Press START To Play" Achievement?:Bounce:

Tom115
04-12-2009, 09:21 PM
Easiest achievement... ever!

KNUCKS x360a
04-12-2009, 09:35 PM
5g is 5g!
I've had so many dodgy sounding Achievements they're all the same to me now!
(Just today, I got the "Whacked Off 69 Riders" Ach in GTA4..!)

Dack124
04-20-2009, 08:43 PM
I love this achievement!

KIDDRAGON67
04-30-2009, 09:29 AM
it's better they done it for the simpsons than say gears or CoD. but someone had to do it

Bobo
05-03-2009, 08:39 PM
its an easy 5g but it's also a strategic move on their part to get people to play more of the game who may not like it... achievement whores would never stand for having 5g in a game even if they hated it, and if they really hated it but hadn't got any achievements yet they could just delete the zero-score and forget about it... by basically making the game un-deletable, they get more play time from us whores

HamPlus
05-04-2009, 12:12 AM
I preferred it to the 0 point achievements :locked

HJxXiSkull
05-13-2009, 12:08 AM
I here you Hamplus. Games like COD, NFS, and KAL have zero point achievements which I find pointless. Especially the one for 10th level prestige in online COD5. Better 5 then 0. Later.

Charlie121
05-18-2009, 12:36 AM
Yeah, who cares? There are so many dumb, repetitive achievements out there it's not a big deal. The simpsons game is garbage for the most part and the other achievements are for beating the levels, time trials, and collecting... fun!

SynysterMonkey
05-18-2009, 12:40 AM
Who cares? 5G is 5G.

Kunduz
05-18-2009, 04:41 AM
It's only 5 g :P

bambamfn
05-19-2009, 08:12 AM
I voted who cares... and seriously... who does care! lol
I think it makes up for each character having 75 collectibles in Springfield!!! =p

LoveAGramm
05-19-2009, 08:15 AM
righttttt!!!

KRIS DETH
05-21-2009, 03:15 AM
I think its great that the simpsons did this, its basically taking the piss out of the achievement system :)
But being the gamerscore whore i am i was abit -_- because this game is great but it just makes me need to play it more :')

veece16
05-21-2009, 03:27 AM
they should have made it, put the game in the tray- 1k

Barad
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
5G is 5G! :)

ThrillKillBill
05-28-2009, 03:30 PM
**smart guy voice** well of course it was absolutely necessary. without the use of the start function you would not have been capable of the gameplay function ;)

CunningFox
05-28-2009, 04:17 PM
its an easy 5g but it's also a strategic move on their part to get people to play more of the game who may not like it... achievement whores would never stand for having 5g in a game even if they hated it, and if they really hated it but hadn't got any achievements yet they could just delete the zero-score and forget about it... by basically making the game un-deletable, they get more play time from us whores

It was no kind of publicity stunt......

They all just thought it was funny and it still is.

xxTheChuck xxxx
05-29-2009, 02:13 AM
In case you have not actually played the game, it was a joke. I think it went along perfectly with the flow of the game.

braddelo
06-05-2009, 05:24 AM
It was no kind of publicity stunt......

They all just thought it was funny and it still is.

No....not at all. Like the person said above me, it goes with the mood of the whole game.

Blue Radium
06-06-2009, 02:10 AM
As far as I can tell, the achievement is there to set the stage for the parodies found throughout the game. Think of it as a parody of the achievement system.

albajos
06-06-2009, 02:30 AM
As far as I can tell, the achievement is there to set the stage for the parodies found throughout the game. Think if it as a parody of the achievement system.
Exactly what I was going to say.

The Simpsons have parodies of their own games plus RPGs, GTA, crazy Japanese games, War games etc., they even brought in all clichés from various games into this one. So a parody on the system of achievements is just part of the package.

So this one works but

PRESS Start in Live Score Tracker doesn't. That's just laziness.

MrEastSide
06-06-2009, 09:44 PM
It's only 5g, and they did it because it's a Simpsons game and they were trying to be funny. It made me laugh because I didn't know about it before it happened. And that was their point, to make the user laugh.

NGF CuZimAbEast
06-10-2009, 10:00 PM
I think that this achievement is one of the funniest achievements in any game.

Its only 5g so its not over the top stupidity.
It makes you laugh when you get it ans gets you ready to hav some fun playing a realy long yet fun video game.

I think it was a great idea!:):Bounce:

Coadster1
06-11-2009, 01:46 AM
Who cares, 5G is 5G.

Eiserner Juppie
06-15-2009, 05:38 PM
I love this achievement and I love this game. Like others said, it's just a parody of the achievement system like so many other parodies in this game.
I don't think it's a marketing idea to get the GS whores to play the game. It should just be funny and of course it is funny (in my opinion).

Maktok
07-03-2009, 03:18 PM
It's not really that necessary but hey 5g is 5g

DragzZ
07-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Uncalled for - you aint exactly achieving anything by pressing start :/

Owen H Brown
07-06-2009, 11:37 PM
Wow, I am totally shocked by how many of you TOTALLY missed the point of this achievement.

As Juppie stated, a large theme in this game is poking fun at video game culture, this is particularly evident in the various "Cliches" throughout the game. Having an achievement unlock for doing absolutely nothing apart from pressing start is all part of this joke. It's not to be deconstructed as necessary or un-necessary.

WeapDog
07-13-2009, 07:26 AM
im sitting here just laughing at all those fools who are all cut up over this achievement.

a bit pety, but hey! thanks for the laugh

SEBxRIDESxBMX
08-06-2009, 02:22 AM
it was easy, i mean, who didn't get it?

SteelersOwnAll
08-10-2009, 04:12 AM
Uncalled for - you aint exactly achieving anything by pressing start :/
...and...?
There are countless games and countless achievements where you're achieving nothing. You atleast get 5G for renting/buying this game.

Comet
08-25-2009, 08:39 AM
It's an easy 5 Gamerscore. I can't complain.

McApree
09-11-2009, 01:56 PM
They were the first to do it. SO what?
It is only 5G anyway. It is not like it is Avatar where pressing B repeatedly gets you 1000G. it was weighted well.

beer is gud
10-05-2009, 06:40 AM
Its just abit of fun and I think that achievement is pure comedy, because the whole game pokes fun at everything, including video gaming, which I think, is where that achievement comes from.

a random cat
10-13-2009, 08:41 PM
5G is 5G!

Although I sold the game for Guitar Hero 5, it was a fun game with easy, yet time consuming achievements! But when I first earned the achievement, I lol'd.

chicaqo
11-04-2009, 10:12 PM
yea its better that simpsons did this instead of gears of war or call of duty

DAck1244
11-07-2009, 08:25 PM
I thought it was a great idea. It makes the player more into the game.

THE NICK1987
12-05-2009, 08:16 PM
Just one thing to say about everybody having so many different opinions on this single 5G achievement....

go play EAT LEAD:THE RRETURN OF MATT HAZARD :drunk

Novasark
12-25-2009, 11:23 PM
I consider it a nice little gift considering how difficult it is to get some of the other 5 pointers.

CYDude 808
01-01-2010, 05:25 AM
Well, it was nice of them to put at least one funny achievement in that list, all the laughs the Simpsons have brought over the years that is a terrible list, especially if you don't like mini games.

YhoJo Kinson
01-02-2010, 09:05 PM
wow i can't believe your considering this achievement to be somewhat worthless in any way - end of the day guys even though it says 12+ on the game its really for kids to play on.

I think it was funny and worthy of being an achievement.

end of discussion :uzi:

CLB Fight Club
01-02-2010, 10:21 PM
It's just a bit of joke in fitting with The Simpsons.

mejimmeh45
01-18-2010, 07:02 AM
5g is 5g. Best achivement ever!

DOOKH8R
01-18-2010, 07:08 AM
It's the Simpsons, its playable, and its an achievement. I fail to see any problem here.

General Lenny
01-29-2010, 11:31 PM
MOST AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT EVER!!!!!

Funny shit made me cry and rolled outta my chair. GREAT STUFF:Bounce:

(btw dont wanna vote poll cause i cant seem to find meself the right answer)

phenominality
01-31-2010, 11:56 PM
None the of the above as far as the poll goes. It's a funny and clever achievement and i would like to see more like it; maybe not as easy but certainly intelligent. Me and select friends are always joking about making achievements for real life so this resounded with me quite well. The humor is the only saving grace in this game, which is filled with WAY too many collectibles. They became the whole focus of most the game, if you were looking to complete it fully.

Opiate42
02-16-2010, 08:51 PM
It's the Simpsons....do you really need a reason for something silly?

PointPlaceWI
02-17-2010, 03:28 AM
There's a lot of games with story-line based achievements out there. I might when it comes down to it, that is all it is. You have to press start to continue the story line so you get an achievement. Makes sense to me.

Megis Eldurin
02-21-2010, 03:33 PM
I think it's funny if people get that achievement and go "D'oh", that's Simpsons humor right there.

Rewbz
03-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Who cares, 5G is 5G.

scotty2388
03-07-2010, 11:56 PM
5g is 5g and it clearly fits with the humor of the game.