My Game Just Screwed Me Over

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You kidding me? I've tried three times over the course of some years (or however long it's been since it came out) to 100% Fallout New Vegas. Except Every Time I reach level 28 (or whatever) on my way with every companion's story filled out, Every faction completed completely (Brotherhood, Boomers, Clubs, etc...) to the final mission I get the PS3's "Yellow Light of Death" and get my hard drive wiped. Three Times. Yup. So much for THAT aspiration...

Anyone who's played Final fantasy tactics knows about Riovanes castle. You get there and its a three part battle with saving allowed between fights. You get there and curbstomp the first battle since the only special character on the opposing side is Malak, who sucks so hard in that game, and you win easily enough. Then you save and go onto the next battle which has you facing a one on one fight with Wiegraf who can kill you with about 2-3 hits without massive power leveling. So if your main character is kinda wimpy your SOL. Stuck in a battle with no real way of winning unless your lucky with job points and equipment.

If that wasn't enough and you manage to beat THAT part of the mission you get to go onto the third part of the battle, saving since it was such a hard fight, and you find yourself on the rooftop playing escort mission with a crap character who seems to enjoy throwing herself into the middle of a vampire lord and his lovely one hit kill lady assassins. If you don't have someone with a high enough speed you'll never even get to act before they kill the person your supposed to protect.

The game Chromehounds had a bad habit of freezing on me after the mission complete screen before it would save. This became a particularly bad problem on the last mission when I had managed to beat the mission with the default Hound on my second try and it froze. This lead to about a week of rage-inducing trial and error before I managed to beat the thing again and another two weeks before I managed to get top rank on it.

Just today on Saints the Third I was using the Gatmobile glitch to customize the ASP and ballsed it up when I made the front wheels as small as possible and the back wheels as big as possible and accidentally exited the customization menu while trying to fix it. I then spent the next half hour trying to get out of the garage so that I could get out of the tank with no success at all.(it just would not let me get out even though I had just done it)After that half hour I just said fuck it and stopped playing games for the day.

The original Max Payne, in I think the second nightmare where you have to walk on the thin red line. I was going along halfway through it and I have been quicksaving periodically (every 2 steps)and then for some reason I got distracted, I fell and then out of pure habit of quicksaveing, saved. Gotta LOVE QUICKSAVING!

The Wykydtron:

So being the colossal dramatist that I am, I thought the game was going for a lob dynamite, run for the door while being chased by a wall of fire, barely make it, feel like a badass scenerio

I did that! I ran through the vault into the tunnel on the other side. Surviving only because I lucky jump out of the vault room. The fire ball followed me out just long enough to make my jump look cool. Jeezy C, I'm great.
Captcha: Got my mojo. Yes, I do.

I was playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein and there is a mission where you arent allowed to be detected (sneaking into a rocket base from memory).

I finally reached the gateway into the base that lead to the truck i had to sneak on to. I quick saved my game and 2 seconds later alarms go off in the base - Mission Failed.

Game reloads to my quick save. Alarms go off - Mission Failed.

Game reloads to my quick save. Alarms go off - Mission Failed.

Game reloads to my quick save. Alarms go off - Mission Failed.

etc. etc.

The most recent has been Dead Island.

I was playing online with my uncle when a zombie rounded a corner charging straight for me, soon as I throw my best machete at it the game freezes and my PS3 crashes forever robbing me of my best weapon.

Brown Cap:
You kidding me? I've tried three times over the course of some years (or however long it's been since it came out) to 100% Fallout New Vegas. Except Every Time I reach level 28 (or whatever) on my way with every companion's story filled out, Every faction completed completely (Brotherhood, Boomers, Clubs, etc...) to the final mission I get the PS3's "Yellow Light of Death" and get my hard drive wiped. Three Times. Yup. So much for THAT aspiration...

Does this exclusively happen with New Vegas? That kind of scares me, I'm a completionist and I don't think I could beat the game without maxing out.

Stuff like that's happened to me several times, but the one that leaps immediately to mind is from New Vegas.

I'd been using a combination of autosaves and quicksaves (I have good quicksave reflexes from Morrowind and other games that don't bother to bail you out if you forget to save for a few hours). I was on the Strip, with Cass at my side, going to visit the NCR representatives there. I went through two doors on the way in, and quicksaved right before a conversation because it had some big decision in it I might want to go back on in a few minutes... and Cass starts shooting. Just murdering the NCR soldiers around me, despite my having a perfect Idolized reputation before that. ED-E joins in... it's a massacre, my reputation is ruined, and several big quests are broken. No problem, just reload, and either avoid whatever triggered that glitch or wait for a patch, right? But nothing I can do since my earliest recent save can prevent it, and my last named save was like, 30 hours of gameplay ago.
I ended up not playing for a few weeks, then just restarting with a new character.

New Vegas does crap like that to me about every third step.

I really dislike this game, which surprised me because 3 was awesome. But my OCD will not let me leave a game unfinished. So I'm on my fourth character to just try and beat the thing and...Grr.

The xbox version of Oblivion has a "bug" that makes it impossible to finish the thiefs guild, that's all I got.

As many other have said, when it comes to problems like these: PC > Consoles (I mostly play on PC)

First rule of a Fallout game: Save often and on multiple files :P

I learned that in New Vegas when i had just left a settlement to walk around and collect those star bottle caps. I'll just thank god for autosave in that because it randomly froze up on several occasions. These were just minor screw-ups though.

The biggest one i think i've had was when AC: Brotherhood suddenly crashed on me during loading so i had to reboot the console. When i turned it back on i'd lost about 30 of those damned flags, 4 feathers, 3 DNA sequnces (100% synch!), and 6-7 hours of game time. Pissed me off bigtime, and i didn't return to that game for a while.

Dirty Hipsters:
In Half-Life 2 episode 1 I saved my game after a pretty intense gunfight, which left me with 8 health, and then promptly died to a sniper bullet. When I reloaded the save I found that I had actually saved a mere moment before the sniper fires, and that because I had saved in the open it was basically impossible for the sniper to miss, meaning that every time I loaded the game I would die within approximately 1 second. At least the previous save wasn't too far back.

I had something like that with Halo 3. Me and some friends were going for the "Annual" vidmaster achievement. We had the ghosts and were racing along, and obviously when one of you died, it counted as all of you dying and reloaded the checkpoint. So the ground was falling away from us, and my friend was a bit further back due to having crashed into a wall. So the ground falls away, and he dies. It reloads. We'd just gotten a checkpoint a few seconds before he fell to his death. Not enough time for him to catch up and escape.

We were so near the end, too...

GTA 1 - the original. On the third level (the first of the second city) I had the required cash to finish the game (the red arrow should point to the exit) but because I was on a mission it didn't come. I had something like 6 lives and I died and lost them all trying to finish the mission so I could move onto the next level. Suffice to say by the time I was on my last (and second last) life I was fucking pissed.

Incidentally, in GTA1 there were no save points and the level was about 2 hours long.

I had to walk away from it at that stage. I did go back later and finish it but it was infuriating at the time.

Playing Pokemon Red and the batteries in your GameBoy give up. 'Nuff said!

Screamarie:
So as I've mentioned a couple of times here on the forums, I'm currently playing Fallout 3. It's a lovely game, lots of fun, and it's really cool how it's blended lots of different genres and playstyles in a single game.

But...it just screwed me over.

This part contains spoilers, so I'll put it in a tag, but essentially a mechanic of the game has left me unable to continue.

So let's talk about our gaming woes. When has a game screwed you over?

To think that such problems are fairly common, and could be so easily fixed by the game keeping your last two auto-save files.

I recently had something happen in Dungeon siege 3 I had just obtained reinhart which was my last companion when the game started going really really slowly then crashed so I reloaded the save before I got him same problem tried every other save and they were all corrupted I even got rid of the updates and reinstalled on 360 to no avail so I gave up 8 and a half hours in.

Persona 4 screwed me over quite annoyingly in Yukikos castle stage when you face the mini boss knight character he attacked first getting a critical on both my characters then following up and almost killing me next turn he criticals both again and follows up and kills me putting me back about 4 hours I was not happy. I did try again and this time he was a pushover thankfully.

I remember my friend had a strange glitch on HL 1 after the train sequence when the doors are about to open the person who opened the doors would die for no reason thus meaning he was trapped right at the very start of the game. He reinstalled and still kept getting this problem apparently he was finally able to play the game years later after getting a new PC and installing it on that although I have no idea how this would have solved it but apparently it did.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Almost finished a level with 0 detections when a clipping issue caused me to fall 100 feet into a crowd of guards. You can't reload from checkpoint to get 100%, but restart the mission. Gah.

I learned long ago to make different saves at regular intervals just to avoid getting screwed like so many people have.
Gothic bugged out on me when I was using 1 save for that playthrough. I only used that one save, so the whole game (15 hrs at min) was wrecked.
Ever since, I use different saves. I do this to the point that when I was playing DX:HR I constantly had to erase old saves because it ONLY gave me 100 of them.

Oh man, who doesn't have a story about Fallout: New Vegas or Fallout 3 fucking up...

Best one for me (from the Fallout games): Playing New Vegas with Boone and EDE in tow I decided it was time to depopulate the Deathclaw Promontory. Packing a Fatman, Annabelle and a .50 Calibler Rifle (loaded with Incendiary Rounds), I was ready to take on the 30 odd deathclaws that awaited me (Level 40 when I tried this - tried it once at 50, got ripped apart by 4 Alphas). I save on the shore before heading into the zone, prepared for anything it can throw at me - but there's nothing. No Deathclaws, Alphas or anything hostile.

The stupid scavenger that I am, I figured this was the best time to take a sprint for the T-51b and Enclave Power armor suits at the end of the promontory - except the bodies weren't there either. Confused, I started looking around for them - when I suddenly noticed the red blips on my compass. The Deathclaws had suddenly spawned.

Now... I'm going to give you an example of what happened. You know the song 'It's raining men'? Well, replace 'Men' with 'Deathclaw Alphas'. An Entire pack of Deathclaws had spawned in the air above me and dropped on-top of us. It was chaos, as I wasn't prepared for close-combat and Boone was still in Ranged mode - ended up getting ripped into tiny pieces by a 3-way lunge combo.

The problem here though? After reloading from the shore, the SAME THING HAPPENED. Deathclaw Air-raid. Even after fast-traveling away from there and coming back the problem still exists, permanently barring me from obtaining the Enclave armor. The one time I was able to grab the armor before the air-raid (the bodies were very... weird with their spawning) I was taken out by a surprise Mother-claw, forcing me back an hour of gameplay (forgot to save before hand... Never doing that again).

I have many, many more stories of failure (not only Fallout 3/New Vegas), so I might be back to this thread in awhile...

Skyrim.

Stupid werewolf stupid Companions stupid Companion quests stupid Vikas stupid Vikas quest that quits every time I step out of the door of the hall stupid glitch that has everyone saying I've got a companion with me when I don't stupid Mr. Makt for not saving just before talking to Vikas stupid internet fixes not working (and I've tried all of them that I've found) stupid can't get married (I have to say that because Mrs. Makt might read this post and if she saw "On the bright side, I can't marry anyone." and be slightly annoyed with Mr. Makt) stupid Skyrim.

ARGH.

ZOOT: I was certain my 8 year old son had used keys in one dungeon out of order, making the game impossible to finish from that point. I later read on this forum that was a flaw in the game.

My experience was with Halo 3. Can't remember which level, but I hit a checkpoint while driving off of a cliff.

Other than that, an almost-screwed-me-over time was with Dark Souls, when I was cursed twice and had to get out of the area without getting hit.

Somonah:
I have honestly never had moments like that ever. 99% of the time i game on my PC, and there is no situation i can't get out of. You fallout 3 problem, i'd just load up the game and the instant it was loaded, open the console and turn on god mode. swim out then turn off god mode and continue playing.

Another reason to add to the list of why PC > console

Can make anything you typed more readable by putting PC>console. Make your post stand out so people will flock to it like moths to a troll flame. Your well aware of what your doing by typing this and my hat is off to you. Well keep on shining you crazy troll diamond, only putting up one reason why it's better is just brilliant.

Viewtiful Joe on the game cube, getting a decent v run threw it on V-Rated mode and then trying to get threw the second to last level were you have to fight all 5 previous bosses and then fire leo with out stopping and with out health pick ups, that was hell to get threw with out raging

After that its generally any sort of game were you have prepared yourself as much as possible, ground your way to a decent level, got a the best armor, sword, shield, gun etc for the level you are able to get to, got all your states to there highest point, Feel like your really ready to take on the higher level of the game or the stronger new area and BANG, killed buy the very first thing you encounter -_-

Oh and now that i think about it Asuras Wrath, having not really followed the game but knowing about it i thought it looked like a fun, mindless bayonetta, DMC kinda game i could enjoy a few hours of brutal smashing and killing in, not a interactive anime were every so often the game would throw me a button to push or give me a few enemies, probably my fault for not researching it but i still felt screwed over XD

Ummmm... I've been playing Dark Souls and I lost around 200000 souls and 18 humanity, which basically amounts to about two hours of effort. Ugh.

Screamarie:
So as I've mentioned a couple of times here on the forums, I'm currently playing Fallout 3. It's a lovely game, lots of fun, and it's really cool how it's blended lots of different genres and playstyles in a single game.

But...it just screwed me over.

This part contains spoilers, so I'll put it in a tag, but essentially a mechanic of the game has left me unable to continue.

So let's talk about our gaming woes. When has a game screwed you over?

I sympathize with your plight, but that's not really the game screwing you over...that's the game doing what it was designed to do: autosave every time you enter a new location. Seems more like you just forgot the #1 Rule of Bethesda RPGs: save often. Because oh yes, they CAN screw you over with game freezes/crashes and such and THEN you've got the right to bitch. But neglecting to save in order to prevent 5-8 hours of work is more your fault than the game's. But don't get yourself too down, EVERYONE is guilty of finding themselves in that exact same position..."Holy crap (insert game-ending situation) just happened and I haven't saved in 8 hours!" :P

As for me, I've been getting screwed over in ME 3 Multiplayer a lot. My game doesn't crash often, but when it does it's ALWAYS during the extraction wave and ALWAYS when there's 30 seconds or less on the clock, screwing me out of my credits/exp.

Erana:
Minecraft. Sometimes, the game will decide that if I consecutively hit a button too quickly, that means I want it to be depressed until I go to the menu.

This includes the directional keys, right when I'm delicately tapping them to inch my way around lava.

Did you know that holding shift will make you 1) Walk slower and 2) Unable to fall off blocks?

Brown Cap:
You kidding me? I've tried three times over the course of some years (or however long it's been since it came out) to 100% Fallout New Vegas. Except Every Time I reach level 28 (or whatever) on my way with every companion's story filled out, Every faction completed completely (Brotherhood, Boomers, Clubs, etc...) to the final mission I get the PS3's "Yellow Light of Death" and get my hard drive wiped. Three Times. Yup. So much for THAT aspiration...

shame i've done 100% completion for NV twice now and can say its quite fun.

as for my fallout blunder was when i quick saved just before my character decided to clip through the ground, fall and die, rinse and repeat for a while before i luckily pulled out my pimpboy and fast traveled out of there. almost lost an hour of gameplay from exploring for fast travel locations.

Your "didn't save for X time" story has nothing on mine.

I lost 4 1/2 hours on Final Fantasy Tactics A2 because the AI is moronic.

While it does some stuff better, FFTA2 really kills itself with the million escort quests. Most of them, when you fail, just say "FAILED" and kick you out, however, there is one during the storyline that shows up without any warning and completely game overs you if you fail. The character I was supposed to be protecting attacked someone with a counter strike ability and got 1 shot by a crit. Technically not completely one shot, she had 210 health and it did 185, but still, how am I supposed to plan for that? I had the guy zoned but she ran up and hit him. I had her healed, but he crit. All that and the game has no auto saves, so it just lost me 4 1/2 hours of stuff, including getting a very good and rare random drop.

I almost threw my DS across the room.

I had gotten near the end of Mothership Zeta in Fallout 3, where everyone but the samurai gathers around a looking glass in the floor to look at earth. I then encountered two very annoying glitches that have prevented me from playing FO3 since.

First, when I got to that point, the little girl wouldn't go through the vent to open the door. I tried everything, including loading earlier saves. She wouldn't go. So I started a completely new character only to have the same damn thing happen to him.

This is where the second glitch occurs. Loading with this new character DID work; the little girl went to the other side of the door through the vent. And then promptly forgot what she was doing and wouldn't open the door. I also tried everything here, to no avail. Short of starting another new game or loading my save from before I started the DLC, nothing wants to work.

I am not going through all that again. Those aliens were annoying and easy to kill. If, or when, I go back, I'll probably skip Zeta. Which is sad, because I almost always play an Energy Weapons character.

Shawn MacDonald:

Somonah:
I have honestly never had moments like that ever. 99% of the time i game on my PC, and there is no situation i can't get out of. You fallout 3 problem, i'd just load up the game and the instant it was loaded, open the console and turn on god mode. swim out then turn off god mode and continue playing.

Another reason to add to the list of why PC > console

Can make anything you typed more readable by putting PC>console. Make your post stand out so people will flock to it like moths to a troll flame. Your well aware of what your doing by typing this and my hat is off to you. Well keep on shining you crazy troll diamond, only putting up one reason why it's better is just brilliant.

Really? you type out a very long winded reply calling my a troll just because i put pc > console? Yes i only put 1 reason 'IMO' as to why pc is better than console. because that 1 reason was relevant to the topic.

If i was troll baiting, which i wasn't. I'd say i got you pretty well or something.

GethBall:
Also, on Skyrim, I had this awesome run were I was trying to max out my character before the first dragon encounter. So I went all over Skyrim, did every quest I could and before I did every quest, I ended up in Winterhold and realised I had an arrow sticking out of my head that wouldn't go away. I was really pissed because I hadn't saved for atleast 40 hours...... so I just stopped and got so pissed of at the game I just gave it to my friend.

Happened to me in MGS3, The Fear shot me with his crossbow so I opened the survival viewer, cut it out, bandaged and exited the viewer only to see the bolt sticking out of my arm, it stayed there through the whole game.

The Fallout: New Vega auto save killed one of my characters, I had somehow angered the Old Mormon Fort and was low on health, when I walked through the door the guards killed me, auto save loaded, dead. Over and over.

Mr.Tea:

Erana:
Minecraft. Sometimes, the game will decide that if I consecutively hit a button too quickly, that means I want it to be depressed until I go to the menu.

This includes the directional keys, right when I'm delicately tapping them to inch my way around lava.

Did you know that holding shift will make you 1) Walk slower and 2) Unable to fall off blocks?

Erana:
Minecraft. Sometimes, the game will decide that if I consecutively hit a button too quickly, that means I want it to be depressed until I go to the menu.

This includes the directional keys, right when I'm delicately tapping them to inch my way around lava.

This phenomena also tends to cancel out other keys, such as shift.

Well I have a terrible sense of direction, absolutely appalling. Anyway, I was playing Minecraft, I'd made a couple of cities, a wizard tower etc. I'd spent a stupid amount of time on this world. Then I got lost. Very lost. So lost I gave up on all of my hard work.

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