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View Poll Results: What Do You Think Of The "Press START To Play" Achievement?
It Was Completely Uncalled For. 13 7.51%
I Don't Understand It But The Game Is Great. 13 7.51%
Who Cares, 5G is 5G. 147 84.97%
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Talking Do You Think The "Press START To Play" Achievement Is Necessary?

What Do You Think Of The "Press START To Play" Achievement?
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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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..!)
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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it's better they done it for the simpsons than say gears or CoD. but someone had to do it
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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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
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:12 AM   #7
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I preferred it to the 0 point achievements
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:36 AM   #9
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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!
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #10
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:41 AM   #11
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It's only 5 g :P
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:12 AM   #12
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I voted who cares... and seriously... who does care! lol
I think it makes up for each character having 75 collectibles in Springfield!!! =p
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:15 AM   #13
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:15 AM   #14
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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 :')
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they should have made it, put the game in the tray- 1k
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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.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:13 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:24 AM   #20
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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.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:10 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:30 AM   #22
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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.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:44 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #24
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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!
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #26
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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).
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It's not really that necessary but hey 5g is 5g
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Uncalled for - you aint exactly achieving anything by pressing start :/
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:37 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:26 AM   #30
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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
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