Earlier this week, Microsoft treated us to a huge batch of new Xbox sales spanning over 400 games, but as many Xbox fans have been pointing out over the past few days, some of them weren't exactly named particularly well.
Take the 'Achievement Hunter' sale, for example. A lot of the games in this sale aren't actually very good for achievements at all, and two of them - TimeSplitters 2 and TimeSplitters Future Perfect - don't include achievements whatsoever!
Bit of a weird decision to add them, then...
In addition, it's been pointed out that in Canada, the "Games Under $20" sale doesn't actually apply for many titles as they're over $20, which has led some mild frustration amongst Xbox owners in the region.
We've noticed that in the UK at least, Microsoft seems to have taken action with this sale and renamed it from the "Games Under $20" sale to the "Super Saver Sale", so it looks like they realised their mistake.
This isn't the first time we've seen something like this lately, as Microsoft Rewards recently pretended that achievements existed in original Xbox games, so it looks like there's just not much care being put into the titles of certain offers right now.
And listen, we're not trying to rag on Xbox too much here, as we're certainly grateful for the 400+ games that have been put on sale this week... but maybe the team needs to go back to the drawing board with some of these headings?
We'd say so.
Have you noticed this on any other occasions? Tell us down in the comments below.
Had a similar issue with a deal a couple of weeks ago. Was linked to a rewards deal and included games that didn't count towards the reward but you had no way of knowing. I brought a game on deal page to find it didn't count. Rewards customer service was worst I've ever had. Wouldn't tell me why they advertise it on deal but don't count it as a deal. I don't trust deals anymore or rewards team.
@Kurt101 last year or year before I bought a game that was supposed to be part of the summer spotlight, it was even highlighted in the graphic. I didn't get the credit and support basically said, tough
What even would determine an “achievement hunter” game? Apparently in this case nothing but normally would it be one’s that statistically many players have gotten all of the achievements?
There’s also a bunch of Need For Speed games under the Action RPG sale
And here this whole time I thought those were racing games 🤷♂️
That is actually funny.
Buying a game with no achievements in the Achievement Hunter Sale.
The ultimate achievement.
@el_pieablo sounds like the response I got. They wouldn't explain why it was on there or look at the picture I sent to prove it. Terrible service and they asked for feedback lol
Couple of times Original Xbox games have been treated like they have achievements. With PS Plus now having PS1 games with achievements, hopefully it's possible for the future.
But for the moment, just a bit lame.
Not to mention the 3 games with closed servers and the 1 game with 1000 hours requirement for the completion in that sale. Not thought out well at all
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