Crackdown 2 and Demo Achievements

crackdown2This past Monday, the demo for Crackdown 2, the forthcoming open-world super-hero cop game, dropped on X-Box LIVE, and most of the GamerSushi crew have been getting skills for kills. One new thing that the trial introduced is the notion of “Demo Achievements”, a system where you can unlock specific goals before the full retail version comes out and they will be applied to your Gamerscore. While this is 360 centric, I do think it brings up a neat idea that Sony can probably start emulating in their demos.

While Achievements and Trophies are not popular amongst all gamers, accumulating points is something that most of us enjoy and the prospect of getting a bit more out of demos isn’t bad either. Of course, offering these Achievements may color the perception of the game, or produce a subconscious need to buy the game to get your points.

While I’m all for the prospect of unlocking Achievements in demos, I’d like to know how you guys feel. Is this a good idea, or will it hurt the nature of demos? Do you even care? Also, what are your Crackdown 2 impressions, if you’ve been playing it.

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4 thoughts on “Crackdown 2 and Demo Achievements”

  1. This was announced as part of the PSN Plus, I think. You download the demo and if you buy the whole game, all trophies you earned are kept.

    A smart move by both companies.

  2. I think it’s a great idea, especially for us achievement sluts. Attracts more people to the demo, which is a win-win for everyone.

  3. I see this as only a good thing. I can’t see any negative aspect of the move but only time will tell. So want a 360 to play Crackdown. And Crackdown 2 of course!

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