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#1 Posted by Dchao (60 posts) -

I actually use quick save/quick load.

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#2 Posted by Kidavenger (4168 posts) -

freak

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#3 Edited by MuttersomeTaxicab (823 posts) -

I save-scummed in DoomRL and XCOM.

I also backtrack back to the last bonfire I used after I beat a boss in Dark Souls, rather than press on into the unknown with a shit-ton of souls.

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#4 Posted by Pabba (463 posts) -

Right now, in Ni no Kuni, you can bring up the main menu when a monster spots you to have it quickly lose you in the field. It's a dumb exploit I've used already a few times.

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#5 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

I beat San Andreas by reloading after every death so as not to lose my weapons. My total Hospital Visits statistic for 70 hours of gameplay is only about 5.

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#6 Edited by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -
@MuttersomeTaxicab said:

I save-scummed in DoomRL and XCOM.

With the new XCOM, ya me too. I don't care. I don't want my people to die. I didn't think that was fun. At some point though the game becomes really easy if you are playing it right so that no longer was an issue. 
 
I have always quick saved a lot when a game allows it. I actively hate it when a game doesnt allow it but auto saves these days are getting better. Still not as fun to me as being able to save when I want. I really hate doing something (like the last however long it rolls back) again. Games that force me to I am most likely to not finish, sometimes.
 
In Postal 2 if you save a lot the postal dude will make fun of you. Something about his grandmother not saving as much as you do or something. I don't know why, but I still remember that for some reason. 
 
I don't really consider these things "gaming sins"; it's just how I enjoy to play games. 
 
I consider cheating at games you haven't finished yet (a lot of caveats too) or a game that is multiplayer to be a gaming sin. Griefing in a multiplayer game (with people you don't know). Stuff like that. Mostly just pertaining to multiplayer. Single player games, play how you want. There is no sin to single player.
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#7 Posted by Mezmero (3196 posts) -

I borrowed a copy of Persona 3 FES and never returned it. I'm utter garbage.

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#9 Posted by ShaggE (8395 posts) -

I play fighting games for the single player content.

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#10 Posted by Zippedbinders (1179 posts) -

I purchased Persona 3: FES Persona 4 when they came out and I still haven't beaten them.

I also refuse to watch the ER or the anime. I also own P4Arena and refuse to play the story mode before finishing P4 and P3.

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#11 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

@Snail said:

On Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D I'm using the "wait for one week after saving before playing again" method to beat the End, if that counts.

I think you're safe there, they actually meant for people to use that if anything.

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#12 Posted by TyCobb (2031 posts) -

My only gaming sin was taking a straw to a Tekken machine and enabling Free Play. It sucked too because the next week it was gone and replaced with Die Hard Arcade

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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Snail:

Come on, man. That's one of the best bosses in the game. You're not supposed to wreck it like that.

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#14 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -

I glitched Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, after finishing it for about 12-15 times, and obtain an unlawful god mode. I have been abusing that bug for years since I discovered it.  
 
I played Shadow Complex demo for a while without updating and eliminating that bug that let play the whole game without paying for it. While I'm not proud of it, i shouldn't have bought it afterwards, since I haven't played much more and I never finished the game. 

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#15 Posted by vaiz (3064 posts) -

I've never beaten Super Mario 64.

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#16 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

@Snail said:

On Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D I'm using the "wait for one week after saving before playing again" method to beat the End, if that counts.

I think you're safe there, they actually meant for people to use that if anything.

I did that too but the next play through I realized he wasn't that hard to beat after all. I think I ended up tranquilizing him over and over? Didn't he get a heart attack if you kept picking him up and dropping him or something?

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#17 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

i rage quit in online shooters. my theory is if im getting frustrated and stop having fun, i should just quit right there before it puts me in a bad mood, not worth getting frustrated and annoyed over a game.

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#18 Posted by Mezmero (3196 posts) -

I shot all the civilians I could during the No Russian mission of Modern Warfare 2. That can't be healthy.

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#19 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

When I was a young teen I used to make Lara Croft swim in the pool in the game and get aroused by it. Can't remember if it was Tomb Raider 1 or 2. Hey, it came out at just that puberty time.

Real gaming sins!

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#20 Posted by mustachioeugene (586 posts) -

I have never played a Zelda game.

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#21 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@Snail said:

On Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D I'm using the "wait for one week after saving before playing again" method to beat the End, if that counts.

I did that as well with the PS3 version. I was playing the game purely for the story. The controls and camera are awful in those first MGS games.

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#22 Posted by Ghost_Cat (2042 posts) -

Sniper Wolf gave me a boner.

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#23 Posted by Hosstile17 (819 posts) -

I have never beaten Doom without cheat codes.

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#24 Posted by bushpusherr (1075 posts) -

I own 248 games on steam. I've played 85 of them.

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#25 Posted by meaninoflife42 (650 posts) -

I liked Halo 4's story.

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#26 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (823 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

@MuttersomeTaxicab said:

I save-scummed in DoomRL and XCOM.

With the new XCOM, ya me too. I don't care. I don't want my people to die. I didn't think that was fun. At some point though the game becomes really easy if you are playing it right so that no longer was an issue. I have always quick saved a lot when a game allows it. I actively hate it when a game doesnt allow it but auto saves these days are getting better. Still not as fun to me as being able to save when I want. I really hate doing something (like the last however long it rolls back) again. Games that force me to I am most likely to not finish, sometimes. In Postal 2 if you save a lot the postal dude will make fun of you. Something about his grandmother not saving as much as you do or something. I don't know why, but I still remember that for some reason. I don't really consider these things "gaming sins"; it's just how I enjoy to play games. I consider cheating at games you haven't finished yet (a lot of caveats too) or a game that is multiplayer to be a gaming sin. Griefing in a multiplayer game (with people you don't know). Stuff like that. Mostly just pertaining to multiplayer. Single player games, play how you want. There is no sin to single player.

I was usually okay with losing new recruits, but once they got a nickname and a few promotions, it was really hard to let them go. I'm on my second playthrough right now, and I bumped the difficulty up to classic and started playing on ironman. Just got to the first UFO mission and I think I need to restart. Bloodbath after bloodbath.

But yeah, I get what you're saying about being able to save whenever. It was one of the things I really liked about that new Devil May Cry game. Checkpoints out the ass. Not because it's particularly difficult, but I like knowing that I can play for as long as I have time for, but can get up and go without having to replay a mission from the start.

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#27 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

I use Quicksave/Quickload a lot, what's wrong with that?

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#28 Posted by Sooty (8193 posts) -

@Snail said:

On Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D I'm using the "wait for one week after saving before playing again" method to beat the End, if that counts.

That was the best worst coolest uncool boss fight ever.

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#29 Posted by DannyCool (98 posts) -

I never saw the hype in Metroid series.

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#30 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12541 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan: To be fair, they did vastly improve the camera in 3 in the Subsistence version of the game.

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#31 Posted by cloudymusic (1881 posts) -

I have, on occasion, played some games on Easy.

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#32 Edited by JEC03 (1421 posts) -

Every GTA game since 3 I use cheats in singleplayer story from beginning to end It's a fun tradition.

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#33 Posted by C0V3RT (1420 posts) -

I thought Asura's Wrath was hot garbage.

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#34 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

I received a game in the mail by mistake and never returned it

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#35 Posted by DannyCool (98 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat said:

Sniper Wolf gave me a boner.

Yes, yes, yes.

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#36 Posted by Superkenon (1658 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

I use Quicksave/Quickload a lot, what's wrong with that?

Depending on the level of 'abuse', it means you're a wuss, basically. What they refer to is the act of obsessively quicksaving, and loading, loading, loading over and over until you get the result you like, saving again, and using the same process throughout the game -- instead of toughing it out and living with any ramifications of a firefight gone wrong.

I don't really care what someone does, myself. What matters is what you find most entertaining. I used to play old shooters like that, though I've found it more fun without using them as a crutch.

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#37 Posted by upwarDBound (658 posts) -

I save scum in the original Fallout to the point that I reload if I don't get a critical hit. Taking out deathclaws in just a couple of hits is so satisifying.

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#38 Posted by Cwaff (1317 posts) -

I enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever.

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#39 Posted by TheHT (14307 posts) -

@Dchao said:

I actually use quick save/quick load.

wait, since when is that a 'gaming sin'?

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#40 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

I "played" Katawa Shoujo.

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#41 Posted by YOU_DIED (712 posts) -

@Dchao said:

I actually use quick save/quick load.

What's wrong with quick saving/loading? This is an essential part of many games

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#42 Posted by Svenzon (935 posts) -

I've never beaten a Mario game.

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#43 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I've never actually finished a Final Fantasy game aside from Mystic Quest.

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#44 Posted by Bane122 (964 posts) -

I've never beaten Mario Bros. 1 all the way through from 1-1 to 8-4.

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#45 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12541 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

I've never actually finished a Final Fantasy game aside from Mystic Quest.

I can beat that, I've never even played a Final Fantasy game.

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#46 Edited by Justin258 (14373 posts) -

@Superkenon said:

@Abendlaender said:

I use Quicksave/Quickload a lot, what's wrong with that?

Depending on the level of 'abuse', it means you're a wuss, basically. What they refer to is the act of obsessively quicksaving, and loading, loading, loading over and over until you get the result you like, saving again, and using the same process throughout the game -- instead of toughing it out and living with any ramifications of a firefight gone wrong.

I don't really care what someone does, myself. What matters is what you find most entertaining. I used to play old shooters like that, though I've found it more fun without using them as a crutch.

I take my deaths like a man.

That said, I also mapped Quicksave to G or V or something close by so I'm never more than forty-five seconds back. I really don't like re-doing much of a level. I pretty much quicksave after every single fight in Dragon Age Origins, and hard save every two or three or so. When I was playing Quake IV about a month ago, I quicksaved literally every few feet.

But I don't reload if I don't like the results of a fight. If I'm alive and the other guy's dead, then I press on.

Anyway, that's probably my biggest one. I... can't think of anything else.

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#47 Posted by Superkenon (1658 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@Dchao said:

I actually use quick save/quick load.

wait, since when is that a 'gaming sin'?

Considering nothing that'll be said in this thread will actually resemble something offensive, I'd say that ranks.

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#48 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

I am currently playing Hyperdimension Neptunia and I don't actively dislike it.

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#49 Posted by VoshiNova (2268 posts) -

@TooWalrus: lol me too. Don't tell anyone....please?

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#50 Posted by Mezmero (3196 posts) -

In Phantasy Star Online I used the player killing heal spell to grief people. I also just used nothing but the Spread Needle as soon as I got it. This thread brings out the guilt in me.