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In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

18 December 2018 - 01:44 AM

I don't remember for Deus Ex: HR, but Deus Ex Mankind Divided has also manual saves. Very helpful too (except if aiming for the I Never Asked for This achievement (highest difficulty in new game+), which prevents manual saves, of course; challenging, that one).

In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

15 December 2018 - 02:24 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 14 December 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

21% through Batman Arkham Origins, but last night my checkpoint (which should not have been touched because was stuck on a boss fight) suddenly went bad. Now it restores Batman to a void and he just glides and falls forever. It's a known glitch on both PC and XBox. The generally accepted solution is "you should have been backing up your save games all along, just in case." (Sigh.)

I find this interesting. Firstly, one of the selling points of console gaming (over PC) is that you supposedly don't have to deal with this kind of crap-- the hardware is consistent, the games are supposed to be more stable. Maybe true in general-- I certainly never saw a problem like this on any of our Nintendo consoles. But just my bad luck to hit a problem with my first XBox game.

IMHO, the main problem is the single checkpoint system. There should be a way to revert to the second to last, or to make manual saves, like in some other games.

I wish so many developers, even on PC, didn't only rely on checkpoints; I used to hate them with a passion, because before all games had quick save/load and infinite or large number of manual saves. Now the console trend made this vanish most of the time. I adapted but still don't like this system.


The big surprise though was that I didn't flip my lid when it happened. Just an hour earlier I slammed my desk when I couldn't log into my electricity provider's customer portal. But losing days of progress in the game to a stupid bug? It just made me shake my head sadly and start a new game. Believe me, not my usual reaction when things go wrong. Not sure why I was able to shrug this one off.

That's called maturity. A.k.a. getting old. :P At least there are some benefits!

In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

29 November 2018 - 04:50 PM

View Postipickert55, on 28 November 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Unpopular opinion but I actually liked 3. I've also heard great things about Rogue which is also on 360 I believe.

Even more unpopular: I actually liked AC Liberation.
Rogue is fine, yes; close cousin to AC IV.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

15 November 2018 - 01:02 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 14 November 2018 - 02:59 AM, said:

(I love making lists! My girlfriend hates me for it... Everything has to go into a list. Lists are awesome!)

She hates you for it since she found your past girlfriends list. :P

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

14 November 2018 - 01:27 AM

ipickert55, true. My main use is getting a notification when a wishlisted game goes on sale.