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Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:45 pm
by Niode
flamepanther wrote:As for the topic at hand... well just you try to get your NES to copy your Zelda saves to another cartridge and tell me this is a new issue ;)


I love you. Can we be friends? Seriously guys, [/argument] here.

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:11 pm
by Hobie-wan
flamepanther wrote:As for the topic at hand... well just you try to get your NES to copy your Zelda saves to another cartridge and tell me this is a new issue ;)


But the important difference is that the save still isn't tied to a system. You're still at the mercy of the battery life but if your console dies you still have the save. You can take the game to a friend's house and play with your save without having to take the physical console. If 5 people were having a gathering to play NES RPGs (in a loose term), each person could just bring their games and everyone can take turns on 1 NES. as opposed to having to maybe swap out the console every time a game is switched because saves were tied to each console.

But yes, very good point. :lol:

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:17 am
by ZeroAX
Hobie-wan wrote:
But the important difference is that the save still isn't tied to a system. You're still at the mercy of the battery life but if your console dies you still have the save. You can take the game to a friend's house and play with your save without having to take the physical console. If 5 people were having a gathering to play NES RPGs (in a loose term), each person could just bring their games and everyone can take turns on 1 NES. as opposed to having to maybe swap out the console every time a game is switched because saves were tied to each console.

But yes, very good point. :lol:



so in terms of saves the PS1 and PS2 were the best consoles?

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:13 am
by Wim_Senna
Well, I'd say any console that lets you save data on an external device that you can plug into any other console of the same type.

In the good old days some games even had these password systems, they gave you a password you could enter to resume your last state. No battery, no memory card, no hdd, you just had to remember where you wrote it down :lol:

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:23 pm
by Hobie-wan
Wim_Senna wrote:Well, I'd say any console that lets you save data on an external device that you can plug into any other console of the same type.

ZeroAX wrote:so in terms of saves the PS1 and PS2 were the best consoles?


In regards to saves, I'd say so. Gamecube too. It would be even better if they saved to plain flash memory cards instead of proprietary ones, but of course then they can't make money off the licensing.

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:29 pm
by AppleQueso
Hobie-wan wrote:
Wim_Senna wrote:Well, I'd say any console that lets you save data on an external device that you can plug into any other console of the same type.

ZeroAX wrote:so in terms of saves the PS1 and PS2 were the best consoles?


In regards to saves, I'd say so. Gamecube too. It would be even better if they saved to plain flash memory cards instead of proprietary ones, but of course then they can't make money off the licensing.


I already pointed out that random games on gamecube and ps2 wouldn't let you move/copy saves...

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:45 pm
by Hobie-wan
AppleQueso wrote:I already pointed out that random games on gamecube and ps2 wouldn't let you move/copy saves...


Right, derp.

Ok, for the games that aren't assholes about it.

So uh, PS1 then?

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:52 pm
by ZeroAX
how about the good old PC? It lets you copy your saves and even share them on the internet without much trouble, other than locating the folder your saves are located.

Re: New game industry trend that is getting on my nerves

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:28 pm
by Hobie-wan
ZeroAX wrote:how about the good old PC? It lets you copy your saves and even share them on the internet without much trouble, other than locating the folder your saves are located.


I didn't bring the up myself since that's a given. :lol: