I’ve seen many a play-through on YouTube of games. And most often than not, they never save their game for fear of the footage getting corrupted. They want to be able to go back and try it again.
I’m here to say that I don’t know how people can do that.
When I play a game, I can’t begin to count how many times I save, if I can. It always bothers me when a game only allows you save at certain points in the game. Then again, if I can save whenever I want, I abuse that power.
Take Paper Mario, for example. You only come across save blocks in certain parts of the game. Because you can’t save that often, every time I see one, I immediately stop what I’m doing and go hit that block.
I’ll save, then go into the Toad House to heal, maybe buy a few items, and then save again. Because I’m that paranoid.
Then you’ve got Pokemon. I can save whenever I want, but I’m not really in any “dire” situations through most of the game. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t save right before a gym battle. Or, sometimes, right before a wild Pokemon encounter.
Then you’ve got a game like Ace Attorney. Kris and I are working our way through Spirit of Justice, and the other night I can’t begin to explain how many times we saved.
We were both tired, and I’ll admit that neither one of us was doing well at solving anything the game threw at us. Because of that, we were unsure of every move we made. So we saved the game probably every 2-3 minutes. Even on a good day, when we’re sure of ourselves, we still save right before answering because we’re afraid we’re going to get a penalty. We have five chances, but we like to be perfect… Edgeworth taught us that way back when.
And don’t even get me started on saving and then wondering, “Did it go through? I better save again just to be sure…”
Do you constantly save as I do? Or do you like to live dangerously and chance it? Let me know in the comments below!