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kentarulez
09-21-2008, 10:07 AM
I don't mean by being awesome at games, or by getting achievements, do you see how much you can get in a game, or just go for the 1,000 in each?

Personally I play whatever I'm in the mood for, then I move on, sometimes I'll get the full 1,000, sometimes I'll get about 5GS, but I'll eventually go back to it. However nowe I've decided to be a bit more organised and go for 10% in each game by the end of October (With school and my crappy skills, it may be a challenge.)

gatorbait
09-21-2008, 11:09 AM
I go for what I can in a reasonable amount of time. I don't like to be bothered grinding out a game just for the last few points especially if the extra amount of time isn't worth it. I'd much rather spend my time on another game picking up a good sum of points then grinding out each game for 1k.

scarface
09-21-2008, 11:18 AM
I just usually go for the achievements that I know that wont take much time to unlock. (The easy ones)

Pashos
09-21-2008, 01:05 PM
I go for the full 1000. But if there is an achievement that I know will take forever to get and it isn't that much GS then I won't bother going for it. But I plan on getting 1000 in every game.

master_shake_350
09-21-2008, 01:10 PM
Whatever i feel like doing!

Parkerktm
09-21-2008, 06:34 PM
I go for what I can in a reasonable amount of time. I don't like to be bothered grinding out a game just for the last few points especially if the extra amount of time isn't worth it. I'd much rather spend my time on another game picking up a good sum of points then grinding out each game for 1k.

I could not have said it better myself.

Adding onto your statement,I'm not going to have achievement points hold me back from playing a game that i really want to play but when i get a game obviously i'll aim for the full 1000, but anywhere between 800-1000 is fine, i'm not going to make myself mad trying to squeeze out a few 20G achievements. Even if i was settling for 600 or something, it means the game (achievement wise) isn't worth the time nor the effort.

o0 TommyGuns 0o
09-21-2008, 06:37 PM
i usaully go for the full 1000 most of the games i dont have a 1000 in i own

Ben Sharpe
09-21-2008, 06:47 PM
I just get the ones I can while having fun with it, I will occasionally go out of my way for some but I will normally just get them from playing it. I am happy enough getting more than 500G

b3nnyth3gr33k
09-21-2008, 06:47 PM
i normally set a target such as i say ( in my head ) i need to get 700+ off this
or big games halo pgr i aim for the full 1000

EvilestBean
09-21-2008, 07:52 PM
I just play the game and get as far as possible with the achievements but if Im playing a game similar to Open Season or King Kong then I go for the 1,000 :). So a bit of both.

Crimson Ridley
09-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Most of the time I go for the full 1000. But I've bought more games than I can handle lately and as such I will play one game, then play another and never go back to the one I played before. My completion percentage has taken a nose dive now.

AllThePenguins
09-21-2008, 09:59 PM
I usually try and get aroung 75% completion overall, I'm not too concerned about getting the full 1k as it could stop me buying games that I really want to play

Genesis x360a
09-21-2008, 10:04 PM
games i really enjoy i will play over and over till i get 1000, but normally i will play a game for fun and entertainment but if i want to boost my score a litte i will buy a real cheap and eazy game and go for the 1000 like Open season,king kong,tmnt Etc. lol

J.Waddo
09-21-2008, 10:22 PM
If I know I can get it, then ill go for it, but if I'm crap at the game, then I'll get as much as I can and move on.

zzjj
09-21-2008, 10:25 PM
same with me wadinho but except for the fact that now i might try and get my completion up to at least 50 percent

onimod13
09-21-2008, 10:26 PM
I play pretty much anything and everything but some games just bore the crap outta me.
So gamerscore i pick up whilst i play if i get them woohoo if not ah well.
However of recent times i have been trying to get more points due to my little brother ribbing me he had more than me.

xI DaR3DeViL Ix
09-21-2008, 10:39 PM
I avoid the 'easy' 1000 games / kids games.

If anything I would say I go for 50% in each game, I used to do this but now dont really bother but in some ways it shows that I still do.

Gariom
09-21-2008, 11:20 PM
I like to get at least 500 GS in a game (If I bought it and own it forever, that it). Then I'll casually come back to it every now and then and try to get some more achievements.

AK47Ra1der
09-22-2008, 04:40 AM
I just play the game and the achievements usually pop up eventually.

Soap of Death
09-22-2008, 04:49 AM
Depends on the game, if the 1000 GS is easy to get I'll go for it, otherwise I'll get whatever I can and move on when I get bored.

DarkFujin
09-22-2008, 04:50 AM
I just play the game and take what I can get. I play games for fun, so if I'm not having fun with the game, I'm not going to play. If I don't care about a game, I'm not going to care about the score.

If I like the game, I'm going to try to get all the achievements to give myself an extra challenge and to prolong the life of the game.

Hypnotik Andrew
09-22-2008, 04:51 AM
I try to get as many as I can but some seem to be very impossible.
I like to just keep playing the game just for fun.

Gun-Nut
09-22-2008, 04:55 AM
I tend to aim for 1,000 points on the games I enjoy the most and get as close as possible :) I also tend to go for 1,000 in the easy 1,000s if the games don't make me want to shoot myself in the foot :)

If I just casual get and game and its not anything amazing that I'll play most days I'll aim for 500 points and move on :)

Kwyjibo3637
09-22-2008, 05:34 AM
I'll go for what I can then move on..Call of Duty 4 is the only game that I didn't get with the intention of gamerscore that I forced myself to 1000, because I enjoyed it so much..and it still feels so worth the effort.

but I have already said that I wont go for the endless setlist 2 in Rock Band 2 so I am aiming for a 875 in Rock Band 2. which is everything but the endless setlist achievements.

Kamaro
09-22-2008, 07:53 AM
games i really enjoy i will play over and over till i get 1000, but normally i will play a game for fun and entertainment but if i want to boost my score a litte i will buy a real cheap and eazy game and go for the 1000 like Open season,king kong,tmnt Etc. lol

my words. I don't like to invest time in Achievements wich took hours of hours to gain...

Gyouseki_Puro
09-22-2008, 09:28 AM
Me I don't go for 1000 (unless there are no multiplayer achievements) niether the second option, I try for 100% SP.

Dodgekfc
09-22-2008, 09:00 PM
i realy just like to play the game nd i go for the achievements on some games but i like to just play nd have fun

Xx G3D xX
09-22-2008, 09:05 PM
I Plan 2 Get At Least 600 G 4 Each Game Unless Its A Borrowed Game Or Its Really Hard ( Guitar Hero !?! ) & With HW In Tha Fucking Way Might Take A While

Asariel
09-22-2008, 09:47 PM
Slightly different to most above in that I'll always get the 1000/1250, but then only play games I enjoy, part of the fun of it. Mind you I was a completionist long before achievements were around anyway getting "nothing" bar the satisfaction of doing so. Difficultly of them is a non-issue.

wgpfly
09-22-2008, 09:57 PM
It honestly all depends on the game and what kind of mood im in.

TitansLax
09-22-2008, 10:06 PM
I usually go for all 1000 but if one is super long then i will play another game, but still take about an hour to get that one achievement.

HacksawDoomx187
09-22-2008, 10:12 PM
I buy the good entertaining games and try and set a personal goal such as 700+ 800+ 900+ 1000, etc. and thyen use gamefly for fair games that i wouldnt actually purchase and easy 1000's like kids games or sports games [except i purchase hockey games].

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wigidywaxa
09-22-2008, 10:23 PM
A lot of the time I just go for what I'm in the mood for. If I'm not really enjoying a game, I wont bother with the rest of the achievements! I like easy ones :)

GoWisfun
09-23-2008, 06:50 AM
9/10 times I only play online so any Achievements from that otherwise if I'm playing through a campaign it's always on the hardest setting so I can get a bit better and usually pick up some achievements playing through it + most games have "complete Game X on Veteran/Elite/Hardcore" and some have them for each setting + stackable ect so yeah got me almost 11k with almost 50 games owned so guessing I'm awful at gamerscore :p

The only achievements I can think of right now that I went out of my way to do were Free Runner(just done it tonight :D) and Orb Hunter for Crackdown

Shoz
09-24-2008, 02:25 PM
I play my games for fun not botherd about GS, but my mate is a GS Whore.

Hypnotik Andrew
09-24-2008, 05:49 PM
I just play to play lol

sinista12
09-24-2008, 05:52 PM
I try to get the full 1000 if its able to be done within a few days. If they are very time consuming and the game came from gamefly I wont worry about doing it. If its a game I own I will go back when I'm in the mood for the game and try to get the hard ones. I do enjoy the challenge of trying to get all of the achievements and the hard ones are what keep me playing games that I would normally barely play once I beat.

Keano
09-24-2008, 05:58 PM
Most of the time I just go through the game and play it through normally without looking at what the achievements are and stumble across some of them. Normally I look after I've played it for a bit. If the game has easy achievements then I will go for the full 1000 but if it hasn't I will just play it the way I want. Also, if the game is really good then I will go through and get as many achievements.

So far I think I only have 2 fully completed games so I chose the bottom option.

wammy71
09-24-2008, 09:31 PM
I usually just get the easier achievements, but after the flood of awesome games this holiday i plan to go finish some of 700-900's i have.

hoernchen
09-25-2008, 12:04 AM
I'm working on many titles at a time, but normally i will try to 1k them eventually.

EnterTheFray
09-25-2008, 03:18 AM
play games for fun.. but when i havnt touched the game for a while i normally get it and try for 1000

androsmere
09-25-2008, 03:27 AM
I have a sick obsession with trying to get 100% from all my games. Honestly, if an awesome game came out that had one impossible achievement, it might deter me from getting that game.

I know I know, I have problems. I don't care at all about my total gamerscore, its all about how many 100% games I've gotten.