Have you ever been playing a game, having a great time, and then suddenly you lose a load of progress and it starts to eat away at you? Especially if it’s a game breaking bug that caused the progress to be lost and you’re not sure if that will happen again and undo your progress yet again.
So I had this happen earlier today and it’s made me super-aware of how much we come to expect modern auto-saves and so on. I played mainly PC growing up so kinda expected quick-save from very early on (but still remember back in the extremely old days of save codes and even arcade-style single-run games) and nowadays I really do think that if I’m potentially investing hours into something that my progress should be available if something terrible happens (like the game breaks). I keep thinking about booting the game up again to have another go but what if it breaks 2 hours in again with absolutely no progress saved or way to resume my play? It’s even put me off doing some of the shorter activities (where the saves between activities will mean I never lose more than about 30 minutes of progress).
Anyone else get stuck in this funk when a game breaks and eats your progress with no way of mitigating against it happening again?