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Why don't most JRPGs let you save whenever you want to?

#1SolnotPosted 3/14/2013 12:15:50 PM(edited)
Who came up with this nonsense that you can only save at certain save points in-game or at particular areas? I want to be able to open a menu and save my game immediately whenever I need to stop and go do something else without having to leave my game on just so I don't lose my current progress. Or having to backtrack and wander around just to find my last save point. It's ridiculous.
#2Kage_AM2Posted 3/14/2013 12:15:41 PM
It's an ineffective way to make the game more difficult.
#3gamemaster712Posted 3/14/2013 12:16:14 PM
Old school.
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#4Cloudzer00Posted 3/14/2013 12:24:52 PM(edited)
Where is the problem?
If you cannot play for at least 15 minutes before taking a break or need to do something different then don't start at all.
Most JRPG have savepoints because they don't want people to abuse saves.
Why take the risk to beat a hard secret enemy if you could just save before every fight and just mash every button till you win ,there is always a save point before a boss fight and you can save everywhere on the world map.
#5Godly_GoofPosted 3/14/2013 12:22:15 PM(edited)
To prevent checkmate scenarios.
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#6JoveHackPosted 3/14/2013 12:23:41 PM
Godly_Goof posted...
To prevent checkpoint scenarios.


I think it also makes saves a bit smaller and less prone to bugs. If save points are in protected areas, like the save rooms in the old Resident Evil games, then restores are probably a lot easier. There's guaranteed to be no activity going on.

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#7moogle69Posted 3/14/2013 12:24:41 PM
Golen sun and xenoblade says hi + the negaman card battle rpgs.

They are al great rpgs to.
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#8AnthonM2Posted 3/14/2013 12:25:02 PM
I really hate this in jrpgs.
#9Godly_GoofPosted 3/14/2013 12:25:09 PM
Hmm I thought the auto-correct ruined the post but I guess both are equally true O_o
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#10ShineboxerPosted 3/14/2013 1:33:17 PM
Old vestiges of RPG gameplay from the 80's.

I liked flock of seagulls and a-ha too Japan, but the world has moved on forward.
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