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superchunk said:

He's been crying in his room blaming Nintendo, Zelda, and God for the last 30 mins.

I lol'd hard... :)

Anyways, I fortunately have not had very bad save file woes.  The only two games it happened with was Wario Land on GB and Super Metroid.  The former did hurt a little because I was at end of the game and I had collected all the treasure up until that point.  I was halfway through Super Metroid when a friend of mine wanted to show his brother how cool the game was with all save slots occupied.  So he deleted my game (leaving his and our other friend's save intact).  I walked into the room and asked him how he was on the Space Station when all save game slots were occupied.  At that time, I knew he deleted something... and I knew it was mine.  What a douche! 


 



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Both times I lost my Ps3 to the yellow light of death. All my save files lost. This current time is the worst as I lost my almost 150 hours on Skyrim. I want the downloadable content so I will have to buy a 360 copy and replay it. At least, it is a super great game and I can play differently, but losing that file blows big time.



Losing RPG save files really hurts your feelings. I don't ever want to experience that... especially since I love hanging on to old save files with the tons of hours and accomplishments they show.



lol mine was with a pokeon game to on a handheld it got deleted somehow all that work that i had done it sucked



My 60gb ps3 died in the summer of 2009. Things lost:

Demon's Souls - Just hit ~100 hours into my first playthrough.
Final Fantasy XII - About 20 hours in.
Valkyria Chronicles - Halfway through.

And a bunch of already completed games, like Uncharted, Resistance, Final Fantasy X (this one just hit me ;_;), MGS1/2/3/4 (all of them were beaten the first time on that ps3!).

That's why I'm now a Plus subscriber and have all my ps3 saves backed up in the cloud. If only I could back up ps1/2 saves as well. But I guess that's becoming less of a big deal with all the HD classics that are coming out.



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I can't remember.

Something like that happened to me... but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.

If I had to hazard a guess I'd say it had to be either Final Fantasy or Legend of Zelda. (The OGS)

because of it... I compulsively save.

Like if see a save point in a game with save points, sometimes i'll save 3 times in a row for no damn reason.

It's really a bad habit.



Kasz216 said:
I can't remember.

Something like that happened to me... but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.

If I had to hazard a guess I'd say it had to be either Final Fantasy or Legend of Zelda. (The OGS)

because of it... I compulsively save.

Like if see a save point in a game with save points, sometimes i'll save 3 times in a row for no damn reason.

It's really a bad habit.

That reminds me of another one, where I screwed myself over in BioWare's first Neverwinter Nights with a bad save, so I started having duplicate save files in any situation where I felt a single save could leave me in a situation I can't get out of.

Though looking back, I was a total RPG noob when I played NWN, and I probably could've just gone elsewhere and grinded til I could beat the boss I was at, but for some reason at the time I assumed the game rules wouldn't let me do something like that.



My brothers deleted my Gran Turismo 1 file. They thought that they could delete a single block from my save file in the memory card....

Extra: The worst game file loss I've caused.

A friend lend me his Dreamcast for a few days. There was a power outage when Soul Calibur was autosaving (he had it on and I didn't touch the options) and the data was corrupted. I spend an entire day unlocking everything again, but the records were lost.



makingmusic476 said:
Kasz216 said:
I can't remember.

Something like that happened to me... but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.

If I had to hazard a guess I'd say it had to be either Final Fantasy or Legend of Zelda. (The OGS)

because of it... I compulsively save.

Like if see a save point in a game with save points, sometimes i'll save 3 times in a row for no damn reason.

It's really a bad habit.

That reminds me of another one, where I screwed myself over in BioWare's first Neverwinter Nights with a bad save, so I started having duplicate save files in any situation where I felt a single save could leave me in a situation I can't get out of.

Though looking back, I was a total RPG noob when I played NWN, and I probably could've just gone elsewhere and grinded til I could beat the boss I was at, but for some reason at the time I assumed the game rules wouldn't let me do something like that.

Hah, that reminds me of FF2.   I went through the whole game way underleveled using tactics and items... then couldn't beat the final boss... and was stuck in the final dudngeon in a savepoint right before the boss.  Just quit because after looking what level your SUPPOSED to be in the strategy guide, I realized it'd take me forever to get there care I was like 10 levels below the minimum.



I think it happened only once.
I lent Starfox 64 to my friend`s cousin and when he returned the game all my sweat earned medals were gone. I didn`t have them all but i was close. And i had worked so hard to get them.
He`s excuse was, i think, that he wanted to play from scratch.

Lesson learnt: don`t lend game to others or they will erase your starfox 64 medals!