Microsoft redefined the purpose of many a video game when they introduced Achievements in 2007. Inevitably, it wasn't long before Sony followed suit, adding 'Trophies' to the PS3 a year later - for all intents and purposes, the exact same thing.
Of course people still played games because they liked them, but a large community of 'trophy hunters' grew from that point with the goal of having the most trophies, as a badge of honour besides just finishing the games themselves
With bronze, silver, gold, and the legendary platinum trophies to be collected on just about every PS4 game to be released, trophy hunters can go wild. Some games that don't hit it off with fans can become mere trophy fodder, whilst others can be made with the sole intent of appealing to trophy hunters by having an easy set of them.
Needless to say, since 2008 there have been a lot of incredible accomplishments regarding trophies and the loyal fans who collect them. But not every completed trophy list requires Herculean effort. In fact, some barely take more than a single button. Is that really an achievement?