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Wii U Achievement System Not Standard

By Kevin McMinn On Nov 12 2012 07:54 PM

According to 5TH Cell's Jeremiah Slaczka, there won't be a system-wide achievement system for the Wii U. Each game developer will decide whether or not they want to include an achievement-based system for their software. Jeremiah Slaczka is the co-founder of 5TH Cell, an independently owned video game developer responsible for the creation of the Scribblenauts and Drawn To Life series, and many other popular titles for various platforms.

Here's what Jeremiah had to say.

Jeremiah Slaczka said:

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There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide. They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of "Global Starite Shards" which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren't area specific.

Things could change in the future. The Miiverse is in its infancy. Just think how much the PS3/360 dashboard and store changed to meet people's needs. I'm sure Nintendo will do plenty of updates and new integration of systems as time goes on.

Source: NeoGAF post (user name: Jackson)

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So, it's still similar to the PlayStation Network's Trophy system in its early years with "Accomplishments" being optional, but it won't be reflected on the home menu/in Miiverse or anything like that.

Boiling it down to the very core, just think Super Smash Bros. Brawl or Wii Sports Resort.
I don't care that much about achievements so oh well for that.
Though I do like it for motivating me to keep playing the game so I hope certain games have it.
I think this information is totally irrelevant.

View PostBodolay Botond, on 13 November 2012 - 01:33 AM, said:

I think this information is totally irrelevant.

Irrelevant in what sense?

I'm just asking because I do not publish irrelevant information. So, is this just irrelevant to you, personally, or wholly? If the latter, please provide details as to why you feel as such.
The same info has appeared on a local forum about consoles and gaming in general, and this news has raised the PS360 fans' eyebrows who started to troll at WiiU, trying to undermine the reputation of this console that's about to be launched this weekend saying that it's not worth buying, Wii U is under the Xbox and so.
In this way is the info irrelevant, it could be for the haters instead, never for a Nintendo lover.
The news must be written, no doubt about that and you're just doing your job perfectly :)
I hope I've made it clear now. I'm trying at least, my English might not be perfect...
Thank you kindly for your explanation. To be clear, I do not write for the haters. I write for the members of the Nintendo Nerds community, and our ever-growing fanbase and readership. Now that you have elaborated on your previous comment, I fully understand. I mean, it was rather vague from the start.

And, residing in Europe, your English is far superior to many that live in the native-speaking United States. That, I can assure and appreciate you for.
Yes, you're right. My statement was vague from the very start and it is totally my fault. I was under the influence of what I'd been reading before and I was on the go to bring my son to the doctor (he caught a bad cold last week at the football tournament)...that's why I was that confusingly short :)
Praise the Lord we've made it trough and everybody is fine :D

And thanks for your appreciations...you make me blush.
I'm glad to hear your son is feeling better.

View PostBodolay Botond, on 13 November 2012 - 03:13 AM, said:

And thanks for your appreciations...you make me blush.

Maybe I should start calling you Benjamin Botand?
I would have liked to see a menu area to house all the achievements that I have gathered from my games and be able to share them to my Miiverse community. I understand Nintendo not pushing achievements on every game because they do not make sense for every game. We really wont know until this Sunday at the earliest though. I personally think not having an area to view, compare and share our achievements is a huge missed opportunity if this is the case.

aquizero, on 13 November 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

I would have liked to see a menu area to house all the achievements that I have gathered from my games and be able to share them to my Miiverse community. I understand Nintendo not pushing achievements on every game because they do not make sense for every game. We really wont know until this Sunday at the earliest though. I personally think not having an area to view, compare and share our achievements is a huge missed opportunity if this is the case.
Agreed.  I don't think all games need achievements, but if they do, there should be a place to share and display what you have done.  I don't think it will bother me either way, but I can see it as a missed opportunity.

View Postquijas31, on 13 November 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

Agreed.  I don't think all games need achievements, but if they do, there should be a place to share and display what you have done.  I don't think it will bother me either way, but I can see it as a missed opportunity.

Exactly, if anything this is a missed opportunity. I mean if they played their cards right they could have integrated Miiverse. Honestly, I would have loved an "achievement room". Let me explain. Think of your home in Animal Crossing. That is a 4 sided space that you can decorate, right? Well imagine something similar on a much lower scale as a place to display your achievements. When you visit you see your Mii and their Mii and can browse their accomplishments. Then you can screen capture and share that on Miiverse etc. The possibilities are endless. Something fun and different would have been ideal for Nintendo if they were going to allow us to house our accomplishments.