I have just started playing this game but I have spent over six hours playing it and I recently completed my first real mission. Love this game so far.
Now, my problem is that I also record video of games and put up on my website. But the thing is I don't want to risk loosing my save files because I want to replay parts of the earlier mission to show my viewers the cool parts. And I have heard alot of different things how the save states and the autosave works in this game. I heard that all autosaves disapear if you go back to a old mission, is that really correct? Is the only way to go back to a more new mission by choosing it through the mission select option? How does the game handle manual saves I've made? Does those get deleted too?
At this point I think I'm quite safe. As I said, I recently came back home to the base after completing the first mission. That would mean that I can reach the second mission just by choosing it on the mission select option. Can I go back to a earlier point in mission 1, play/record a part of it and then return to a manual save I did in the beginning at Mission 2? What if I go in with a manual save but then the game autosaves because I walk past a trigger point in Mission 1? Can I stil return to my regular playthrough by choosing "continue" on the main menu? really don't wanna risk loosing all that progress. Also....I play on a Xbox 360 if that makes things different.
Also...Mission 2 begins the moment after the Mission summary screen disapears, right? So that would mean Mission 2 begins in the base.
So my point is. Is it safe to replay missions without risk loosing actual progress saves? How does it work? Help me people!