One website with a couple hundred thousand registered, not permanently active, users is not an accurate representation of the whole gaming community.
I strongly believe that the vast majority of people who bought this game did not buy it for however amount of gamer score it contributed to their personal score. You might just be in the minority of people who actually take how much Gamer Score a game shells out seriously.Tell that to everyone at TrueAchievements. Go ahead, rile up the couple hundred thousand players who take gaming and gamerscore more seriously than many if not most.
Read what I wrote again. I never implied TA represents the whole gaming community. Achievement and trophy hunters make up one (or two depending on how you look at it) of the largest communities in gaming though, so that is a big chunk. Also, I said “a couple hundred thousand” to account for the inactives on the site. It’s got more registered, which at least shows a bit of interest in unlocking achievements, furthering this post’s point.
Point is to not write off, ignore, or insult groups who play a game for different reasons than you. I continue to play Halo 5 many months after having unlocked all the achievements for it. But many others only want to play it until they unlock everything. So what? It’s one of the coolest features of Xbox and many people, including myself, have made unlocking achievements a big hobby. Xbox has a set of requirements for every game and achievement lists are a priority. Why waste your time being a downer on someone else’s gaming goals instead of simply sympathizing with it or ignoring the post altogether? Discussing achievements and gamerscore is a part of every game on Xbox and discussing it is totally valid, especially since it has no effect on all the other Halo stuff someone might want to discuss.
It’s not the end of the world that Halo 5’s gamerscore is one of the lowest of any Halo game, especially considering that the list is fair and challenging and doesn’t contain any BS achievements that many other developers put into their games. But at the same time, it has the lowest possible gamerscore and that’s something to be questioned.