However, with my recent acquisition of a PS4, I’ve been unlocking “Trophies” instead, and although they essentially function the same way as “Achievements” do, I’m still getting used to the announcement in the upper-left corner of my screen.
To be perfectly honest, I always thought the term “Trophies” was kind of silly. I mean, there’s no actual physical trophy you can put on display. Achievements are just what they sound like: A non-material entity that denotes an accomplishment.
But the more I see the word “Trophy,” the more I feel like I’ve achieved something greater, that I’m being rewarded with more than just some kind of symbolic recognition.
It’s all quite silly of course, I know. Still, the feeling of pride I get when I see that I’ve unlocked a “Trophy” makes it seem as if I was not only in a heated competition, but managed to come out on top.