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Xenoc
15th Aug 2010, 17:45
Personally I am a quicksaver, however as this game is being developed for the consoles as well as the PC, do you think EM will leave out quicksaves in favour of checkpoint saves? I mean most games nowadays do not use quicksaves but go for the easier checkpoint save (Not flaming, just my opinion)

Or will we get both options?

Discuss... :D

Pretentious Old Man.
15th Aug 2010, 17:46
If there are no quicksaves, I shall sulk. It has been the gold-standard of PC savegames for years, why change it now to an inferior system?

And for the love of God, LET US NAME OUR SAVEGAMES! One of the myriad things that annoyed me about Oblivion was that, if you were looking for save 1662, you had to go through loads to find it.

xsamitt
15th Aug 2010, 17:48
If there are no quicksaves, I shall sulk. It has been the gold-standard of PC savegames for years, why change it now to an inferior system?

Yes ...Quick Saves all the way for this Oldguy.

Dr_Bob
15th Aug 2010, 17:54
I'm a quicksave man, but I don't have any problems with checkpoints, so long as they're placed well and there are a few to load from.

Jerion
15th Aug 2010, 18:53
From Square Enix's E3 Q&A:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t191/Zeoman1001/Screenshot2010-06-24at60945PM.png

Pretentious Old Man.
15th Aug 2010, 19:51
From Square Enix's E3 Q&A:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t191/Zeoman1001/Screenshot2010-06-24at60945PM.png

You da man. :cheek:

Dr_Bob
15th Aug 2010, 19:52
From Square Enix's E3 Q&A:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t191/Zeoman1001/Screenshot2010-06-24at60945PM.png

You are an hero.

:thumb:

Romeo
15th Aug 2010, 21:09
Hell to the yes. That's pretty awesome, 'cause I gotta say, the first playthrough I either wont remember to quicksave, or wont want to interupt the experience at all to. But from playthrough 2+ I'll abuse the hell out of it. lol

Fluffis
15th Aug 2010, 21:27
As long as this "hybrid" system doesn't mean the possibility to save anywhere but restarting at a checkpoint nonetheless (rendering the quicksave moot in effective level progression, apart from the occasional kill), that has been the case in some games, I'll be happy.

Quicksave is the way to go.

Dr_Bob
15th Aug 2010, 21:36
As long as this "hybrid" system doesn't mean the possibility to save anywhere but restarting at a checkpoint nonetheless (rendering the quicksave moot in effective level progression, apart from the occasional kill), that has been the case in some games, I'll be happy.

What game did that?

Angel-A
15th Aug 2010, 21:42
You are an hero.

:thumb:
Um...

You do realize that "an hero" is slang for suicide?

Dr_Bob
15th Aug 2010, 21:56
Um...

You do realize that "an hero" is slang for suicide?

No I didn't.

I just thought it was a funny way of calling someone a hero?

:(

pringlepower
15th Aug 2010, 22:10
No I didn't.

I just thought it was a funny way of calling someone a hero?

:(

It's a horrible 4chan and troll-related story

xsamitt
15th Aug 2010, 22:12
Call it male intuition but I sense a lock-down coming on.

Fluffis
15th Aug 2010, 22:17
What game did that?

There have been a couple. No really new ones, afaik, fortunately. Some of them even had the "pseudo-quicksave", where every time you saved, you saved at the latest checkpoint... no progression was actually saved. These were mainly horrible ports, though.

Jerion
15th Aug 2010, 22:18
LOCKDOWN!


...Just kidding.

Dr_Bob
15th Aug 2010, 22:19
LOCKDOWN!


...Just kidding.

:cool:

xsamitt
15th Aug 2010, 22:21
LOCKDOWN!


...Just kidding.

I must admit I appreciate the lockdowns....Keeps the forums from becoming a baron waste land of unimaginable horror.:thumb::whistle::lol:

Romeo
16th Aug 2010, 00:03
I must admit I appreciate the lockdowns....Keeps the forums from becoming a baron waste land of unimaginable horror.:thumb::whistle::lol:
Aw hell, I'm missing the mark then. See, what I'm trying to do is cause such an arid environment, only the strongest survive (See: Omar). :rasp:

Kidding!

xsamitt
16th Aug 2010, 00:05
Aw hell, I'm missing the mark then. See, what I'm trying to do is cause such an arid environment, only the strongest survive (See: Omar). :rasp:

Kidding!

That may just fall under quote of the day.:eek:

oxoxoxo
16th Aug 2010, 01:47
i like quicksaves, but i often feel as though im abusing it

Romeo
16th Aug 2010, 01:51
That may just fall under quote of the day.:eek:
Hehe. What can I say, I have great speeches. ;)

Sabretooth1
16th Aug 2010, 04:32
I came here to troll about checkpoints being superior to quicksaves, but I guess Mr. K won this thread.

Romeo
16th Aug 2010, 05:01
I came here to troll about checkpoints being superior to quicksaves, but I guess Mr. K won this thread.
BLAST! Foiled again!

xsamitt
16th Aug 2010, 14:00
Mr Romeo's Special request.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHX_BiE5lGY&feature=player_embedded