In 2008 PlayStation introduced its answer to the Xbox’s ‘Achievements’ system in the form of ‘Trophies’ and in doing so, birthed an obsession. Linking these universally recognised symbols of excellence to a player’s PSN account for all to see brought out a new side in many gamers – a competitive side, a completionist side, a prideful side – these trophies not only encouraged players to delve deeper into their games and make the most of them, but to make sure everyone could see just how skilled they are.
Of course, like all things that invoke passion, ‘Trophy Hunting’ is also subject to the kind of over-analysis and nitpicking that can plague the minds of committed collectors. This might seem like ludicrous mountain out of molehill-ery to the outside observer, but for us trophy hunters, these seven seemingly trivial concerns have caused us more stress than we’d care to admit.
That's our list, let us know in the discussion below whether you share our frustration, or if you have your own gripes that didn't make our list – you're probably not alone!