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Do you ever take advantage of multiple save slots when playing a game?

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2 years ago#1
Honestly I never do and im not sure why lol. I just try to be as careful as possible to not screw up and have to start the entire game over from scratch or something. I think it may be a ocd thing; 1 game, 1 save file. :P

I guess this question mostly applies towards rpgs though as I cant see most other genres even needing the option for it.
2 years ago#2
I do for some games. But really only for parts that I just want to quickly re experience in a subsequent playthrough.
2 years ago#3
Only when there are multiple different run types I can do, but this hasn't happened in a while. Last time was in a last-gen Hitman game.

Oh, and the Dark Brotherhood mansion quest in Oblivion.
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2 years ago#4
I always do a new save slot whenever the option is present. I never rewrite over an old save unless forced. I'll even change save devices if I can to maximize saves, like for instance G-Force (yes, the kids game) I had max saves on three separate devices.

Also, in save anywhere games (Bethesda, Bioware, etc) I will save constantly. Finished a mission? Save. Started a mission? Save. Half way through a mission? Save. Halfway on the way to a mission? Save. I have no shame in "abusing" save anywhere, I wish every game had it.
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2 years ago#5
I rather use them than standing there looking like a fool because I can't roll back due to poor choices.
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2 years ago#6
I will use multiple slots quite often as I find it safer that way, if you hit a glitch or bug you can just reload an earlier save. In Bethesda games (Elder Scrolls or Fallout) it also helps you manage different characters.
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2 years ago#8
Nope. If I make a mistake I have to deal with it and I wouldn't have it any other way. That's the way games are designed to be played. If you make everything perfect in the first playthrough may as well toss the disc in the trash when you're done, no reason to ever play again except for that bout of nostalgia you'll get 2 or 3 years down the road.
2 years ago#9
cifer520 posted...
Nope. If I make a mistake I have to deal with it and I wouldn't have it any other way. That's the way games are designed to be played. If you make everything perfect in the first playthrough may as well toss the disc in the trash when you're done, no reason to ever play again except for that bout of nostalgia you'll get 2 or 3 years down the road.


If the game is designed to allow multiple saves, then that's the way the game is designed to be played.
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2 years ago#10
Whenever it is an option, ofc. Even if you're of the mindset that you aren't going to chance any decisions you make, bugs and corruption are a thing, and not taking steps to protect yourself from them is stupid.
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