Submitted by -Mezzo- 960d ago | opinion piece

I Lost My Mass Effect Save, So I Gave Up On Finishing The Series

Kotaku - I used to feel like a Mass Effect fan. Like part of that community that gushed about their crush on Garrus, or commiserated over those lengthy elevator rides. I used to talk strategies and relationships and dialogue tree options with fellow fans, scrutinizing decisions with one another and theorizing about what would happen next. Even just comparing Shepards. Are you Paragon or are you Renegade? (Mass Effect, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ApolloTheBoss  +   960d ago
Boo fukken Hoo.
xHeavYx  +   960d ago
How did I guess that this was a Kotaku article before opening it? Luckily for me, I get my saved games stored online with PS+
crxss  +   960d ago
mass effect save has an impact on the ending of 3? This is news to me
onyoursistersback  +   960d ago
@ article
"life story"
Morgue  +   960d ago

" I failed PE class "
Blacktric  +   960d ago
I lost my 100%'d saves for both ME 1 and ME 2 that I've crafted over the course of a week in one day thanks to some retarded problem with Xbox Live. Then I crafted another perfect save for each game while Mass Effect 3 box sitted in front of me for the course of 3-4 days as I played...

The funny thing is; I ended up hating ME 3 anyway so all of that effort was for nothing.

tl;dr Kotaku writers are acting like crybabies again. Move on people.
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jeeves86  +   960d ago
You 100%'d two games which take approximately 30-40 hours each to play? Or is that a typo? Or do you just not do anything else?
Blacktric  +   959d ago
Had a lot of free time around ME 3's release week.

p-please don't make fun of me...
Donnieboi  +   960d ago
I took a dump yesterday, and plan on doing it again. Maybe I should write an article for Kotaku about it too.
vudu  +   960d ago
Make sure you note what type it is. Details are critical.
Y_5150  +   960d ago
@vudu that was funny!!! LOL
showtimefolks  +   960d ago
with ME series its more about the journey than the destination

i know it didn't end right but its still one of the better trilogies in gaming, and a series which ends after 3rd instead of having useless prequels
chrish1990  +   960d ago
Oh no. I just dropped my toast and it landed butterside down. Guess I'm done with toast for a while...
admiralvic  +   960d ago
And the world is still turning? Wow, I'm shocked!
Godmars290  +   960d ago
First World Problem.
Myst-Vearn  +   960d ago
ME is one of the most replay-able series I have ever played. I have completed 4 different playthroughs
RememberThe357  +   960d ago
Thats what I was just thinking. I've gone through the series 3 times. But I guess not everyone feels that way. Sucks for them.
Y_5150  +   960d ago
I do the same with Pokemon. If my data gets deleted, I will be sad. But I will still start from the beginning again eventually.
Intentions  +   960d ago
Just restart the game then?
ColdAssassin  +   960d ago
Idiot dosent even know that the choices that you make dont matter at all in the 3rd game.
ceballos77mx  +   960d ago
I had completed 2&3 before the 1st one arrived on the ps3, sold them and got the whole trilogy, its true you can't experience the whole saga without playing the first, and I'm playing 3 again now with the new dlc.
Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
Meh given the poor regards of the series and especially the 3rd game about your choices , it was a bad decision in restrospect to drop the final act
N8  +   960d ago
Funny I did the same thing.
xander70769  +   960d ago
I've never heard of this problem. Just searched google, could not find a thing. I know there were issues with importing, and even the "black hole" glitch, but this is just weird.

The only thing I can say is to always, always, always, back up your saves.
mydyingparadiselost  +   960d ago
I lost 40 hours of time in ME2 on ps3 because the game froze on me during an autosave AND THEN another 35 because of a corrupt hard drive. I actually tried backing up the save file for it and some other games before but the file wouldn't copy to usb. The industry just needs to go back to cartridges :]
NiteX  +   960d ago
mydyingparadiselost  +   960d ago
Fine, HOME CONSOLES need to go back to cartridges lol... unfortunately I would think costs would shoot the price of games up way too much to make it feasible.
RE_L_MAYER  +   960d ago
Sucks you lost your save file...I would be upset as well-thats why I try to copy them to flash drive
JackVagina  +   960d ago
I accidentally deleted my ME2 100% save and i didn't wanna start ME3 without it, so basically ME3 collectors edition has been sitting on my shelf since release day.

I have the platinum for ME2 witch i had to complete the game 2.5 times to get and there's no way im doing it again, there's also no way im gonna play ME3 without it

maybe 1 day...
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   960d ago
people are shitting all over this article, but its what both you and this article are saying is totally understandable. I am 2 trophies away from uncharted 2 plat, but i lost my save a while back. the problem is the GAU trophy opportunity comes pretty late in the game. not playing UC3 till i get that platinum, only i havent touched uc2 in over a year or so.

cant imagine what its like to lose 100% data on a much bigger game like ME.
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Inception  +   960d ago
Years ago, my PS1 & PS2 memory card died and i've lost all of my save. I got a bit depressed when i must replay all of my games again (Vagrant Story, Xenogears, Xenosaga, KH, Dark Cloud, Front Mission 3-4, Onimusha, MGS, etc etc) cause i've spent hundreds, maybe thousands of hours for them. But that's not stop me to replay and finish them again.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   960d ago
You didn't miss much. I quit ME3 about 5 hours in because it was a boring mess. I loved ME2 but ME1 was clunky and ME3 is soulless.
WitWolfy  +   960d ago
What a fag, does he even know there is a save game editor that can give you the exact same save FROM scratch if you lost your original one.
kasser  +   959d ago
Gee, an article over a savegame.

I repeated Final Fantasy IX 3 times, just because I lost my savegame/memory card in the first two. Didn't see me writing an article about it!
Rask  +   959d ago
Who cares?

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