1 Likes/2 Replies/27 ViewsOriginal poster d9jswn 1 posts
Game saving in AC Valhalla completely spoils the fun of playing AC Valhalla.
it forces players to redo battles against major enemies multiple times because the victory was not auto saved.
it forces users to complete a river raid in one go because river raid progress cannot be saved at all.
it forces users to complete a raid on a monastery, castle or city in one go.
As a game player I want to save the game, switch of the computer at any time; then at a later time switch on the computer and continue with the game from the last saving point.
The following enhancements should be implemented:
1) Auto save should be executed after completing a major event such as finishing a raid, solving a mystery, victory over a major enemy (eg Ivarr, Eawin, Kjotve, ...)
2) Manual saving should be possible at any time even in the middle of a raid, solving a mystery, victory over a major enemy.
3) Restarting the game from a save point must restore the environment exactly as it was saved.
4) The player should have the option to label the saved game.
ImaginaryRuins 418 posts
@d9jswn Manual saving is disabled during conflicts, and I can understand why - this is to prevent saving at poor moments, like when you wrongly save just before suffering a fatal blow. Should this happen, what happens will be that once you load that save, you die and have no chance to do anything about it. Worse still, if you only have that bad save, it means your whole playthrough is ruined.
Even critically-acclaimed games like Dark Souls, Sekiro and Dead Space also disables saving, manually or auto, during conflicts.
From what I know, auto-saves are triggered after most if not all side activities. Personally I think the game already saves rather frequently itself.
Come on, it does not really hurt that much to plan your saving points accordingly. If you know your gaming session needs to end soon, just call it a day before a raid or a major battle and save manually before that.
Oh and, I have played 129 games on Xbox, and at least 90% of them (probably all) do not allow players to rename their save files. This is therefore not really such a big issue in my opinion; if they allow it, great, but if not, not a problem. Besides, Valhalla save slots already show the rough locations of where the saves are made as well as the active quest name to facilitate tracking.