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Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

Old 12-13-21, 08:14 PM
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Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

Usually auto-save in a video game is a very helpful feature that allows you to save time by not having to play entire sections of a game over again when your character dies. Of course, occasionally a game can auto-save your progress at a very bad moment, leaving your character in an essentially winless state when you are returned to your last save point or when reloading your game. Have you ever had a game auto-save at an inopportune time, forcing you to have replay the entire level, or possibly even the whole game?

To be clear, I mean if the game would not have auto-saved at a certain point, when your character died and returned to the last save point, a lot less progress would have been lost than if your game auto-saved when your character was in a bad situation.

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Re: Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

Of course. Generally when you cross that imaginary save line with next to no health before a big battle. Then you die in said battle and reload and still have no health. Then you have to backtrack to gain health or find a different save point before you take on that battle. Metroid Dread comes to mind, happened to me before the Kraid fight.
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Re: Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

I had this problem with one of the bosses in Assassinís Creed Odyssey. Had to go back five auto-saves to get out of it.
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Re: Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

In wolfenstein there is a part where a big metal dog like monster crashes through the rear of a crashed plane. The game kept bringing me back on side with the dog so I was trapped with it with no way to escape. I kept dying within seconds.
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Re: Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

yup. many times.
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Re: Has a game's auto-save feature actually left you in a worse position than if there was no auto-save?

Alan Wake. I keep getting auto saved with not enough batteries and or ammunition.

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