Yes, I own GTA IV, but have I really played it yet? Absolutely not. At the time of GTA IV’s release, I was happily engrossed in playing Race Driver: GRID. At the back of my mind from previous experience of past GTA titles, was that each games requires an enormous investment of time. An investment I wasn’t willing to make without Trophies.
You’re probably thinking “Yes, Los Havros has really done it this time. He’s finally sold himself out, putting thoughts of Trophies before the game itself”. Fair enough, but this is my rationale for doing this. The only game that I’ve been willing to play through for possibly the 4th or 5th time for Trophies has been Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Yet Uncharted has nowhere near the number of hours of gameplay that GTA IV has.
If I had already played through GTA IV, I doubt that I’d start from scratch again just for Trophies. I’ve even seen quite a large number of posts from gamers who have stated exactly that. Secondly, my time is precious these days. I don’t actually have enough time to play each game in turn for 100% completion. Even a game that I have actually completed like Uncharted, hasn’t been completed 100% as I haven’t collected all the Trophies for it yet.
So I suppose either over the Christmas period or through 2009 I vow to make a start on GTA IV by completing as much of the story as I can, and see how far through the Trophy system I can make it. This isn’t a cast iron promise though, as something may inevitably crop up (there’s also the new ‘easier’ patch for PixelJunk Eden to consider). But there you go. I swear that after I’ve finished my degree I’ll be king of the jungle gym… of gaming. Possibly.
Anyone got any games they haven’t yet started, but they’re going to have a decent crack at this Christmas?