A glitch has been reported in The Last of Us which can ruin your progress.
Hmm... none of the review people had this problem??? Wonder if its just a fluke will see when I play my copy later tonight...
Damn, silly goof there nd....im sure they'll get a patch out swiftly. Luckily I cant get to play mine yet..
Actually, its not that bad. Realistically, if you're going to end a gaming session, you just manually save the game anyway. Well, that's what I've been doing. The auto-save function has been working for me but I don't see why anyone would not save the game before they quit. In fact, the way the game is designed, I found that the natural way to go about saving it just press start and save before you quit to the main menu or shut down the PS3; which is precisely what the game allows you to do. Anyway, I hope people don't lose their saves. I would hate that to happen to me. The game is brilliant but some bits scared the living feces out of me and I just managed to make it through (playing on Hard here) by running for an exit like a little girl. Bloody clickers.
That's not true Septic. If the auto save bug kicks in it does not allow you to do a manual save. The line 'auto saving please wait' shows next to Save Game, Load Game and Reset encounter options, and they cannot be selected. I lost about an hours worth of game time because of this bug. I am now manually saving every 30mins or after significant battles / cut scenes. If when going in to the menu it shows 'auto saving please wait' , and that doesn't clear after a few seconds the bug has kicked in. Best thing is to immediately quit the game and restart it and keep fingers crossed the last auto save was not too long before. Hopefully ND patch this soon, but its pretty sloppy that it got through QA.
@Jdoki, Ah damn man, my bad. I didn't know that. I think I've almost finished the game so I'll be keeping an eye for the auto-saving, please wait prompt.
Yep just played 4 hours this morning loving it and I went to save it just in case the auto save didn't work and it wouldn't let me so I had no choice to turn it off because I wanted to cool my ps3 down. Anyway went back to the game and it didn't save at all for the 4 hours I was playing yes iam pissed off iam just happy it's that awesome of a game so Iam happy to do it all again but be carefull guys its really frustrating.
Neogaf users have found that signing out of PSN before starting the game will stop the autosave bug. Have tried it myself and can confirm it works.
Always good to wait a week or 2 after a game comes out because this stuff happens often.
they've already fixed the problem so no worries. https://twitter.com/Naughty...
This bug actually cost me 6 hours of progress earlier. Longest gaming stint I've had in a while too. Annoying bug but I'm not going to let it ruin the fun for me. I've been having a blast so far anyway and looking forward to seeing how differently some of these encounters play out next time round
Happened to me, lost my 4 hours of gameplay and had to restart it from the prologue. It's alright though, great game to see twice. OH, guys there is no patch needed, it was the servers that had an error. So all you needed to do was refresh your game. Mine messed up, and now it works. Trust me!
i only lost 1 hour and found out online about this glitch.
It's not been fixed yet over on the ND forums people are saying its still happening even after the twitter post. dont know about the turn on and off of psn before play? one of the Devs is active(ish) in the thread, but they are working on it as we speak. http://community.us.playsta...
**** this just happened to me. I lost 2 hours. Not sure whether to start again or wait for the patch.
I'd wait for the patch. It'd be kinda distracting to have to pause the game every 20 minutes just to see if it "F"ed up or not. I lost about 3 hours or so of progress this morning, and I was pissed.Hopefully ND fixes this today because I can't see playing the SP until it is fixed. It breaks the immersion to be forced to pause your game to see if it is frozen.
I lost like 4 hours worth of singleplayer. I had a feeling something was up because when I would pause the game it would say Autosaving...
It wasn't too bad making up the time. I just went back to the game and managed to get up to the same stage again within one hour. I feel sorry for all those 4+ hours in though.
try playing offline. worked for me
This really pisses me off. My copy is out for delivery and will be waiting for me when I get home. I rarely preorder mainly-SP games anymore because you can't trust professional reviews and so many games ship with major bugs and glitches, but I figured I'd be safe this time with Naughty Dog. Guess I was wrong. Very disappointing.
You should just throw it in the trash with that attitude. It is already fixed.
@RobAlmighty -- Yes, I know. I posted before it was fixed. And no, I won't be throwing it in the trash. :)
THE GLITCH IS CAUSED BY THE 1.01 patch I deleted the patch and started playing and the autosave works right now. Also i just run and i can progress the game without any combat. It is really interesting. (Doing this to go back to the lost save as fast as possible)
Naughty Dog just fixed it according to their twitter. https://twitter.com/Naughty...
I wouldn't know anyway THE GAME HAS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE, damn i should have pre-ordered
On my lunch break I went to gamestop and they had about 100 in a drawer.
I live in London, and I've just managed to snag the last copy at some independent game store , when I went to buy Uncharted 2 day 1 there was an abundance of copies everywhere, it was completely pointless for me to have pre-ordered the game, I thought the same with TLOU and it's proven me wrong.
happened to me luckly i noticed before i did at alot of progress
I lost around three hours due to this. It's definitely in there, the day one patch didn't fix it.
I lost almost 5 hours of play time It keep saying autosaving Had to start over again
Someone update this story the problem has been fixed Naughty Dog reported that on there Facebook... .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
From what I've been reading on TLoU forums it's been happening to people who: A) Are from Europe. B) Have subtitles activated. I'm picking up the game in an hour so I can't comment yet but these two things may be a contributor.
I'm from the UK, have no subtitles and still got screwed.
Same here. Bug hit me after about an hour of game time, and I lost about an hour.
Forget my comment because it happened to me as well. Live Ontario Canada didn't have subtitles on either.
Has this bug happened to anybody that wasn't signed into PSN?
Just got hit by this, Lost around 1-2 hours due to it :( From UK. Autosaving, Please wait... Autosaving, Please wait... Autosaving, Please wait... Autosaving, Please wait... That's all I see in the menu, No way to manually save whatsoever... Sadly the game is unplayable till this silly glitch is fixed. funny though, Autosave must have caught the virus XD
This is why I like optional manual saves. Want something done right, gotta do it yourself.
I missed that with Bioshock infinite. I wonder why they took that out??? I'm just going to back up my save just to make sure.
But this bug hits me as soon as I get into the game :( Also, There is no way to turn off the Autosave.
The game has a manual save option edit: I take that back, the manual save is actually just the autosave
Yeah mine did that just as I met Henry. Also I've not go any trophies yet, dunno if I've earned an yet, but I've been playing for over 6 hours without any.
On Podcast Beyond they said you wouldn't get that many trophies on the first play through.
Trophy are hard to come by in this game, for instance there aren't trophies for just progressing thru the story, as icewater said podcast beyond and other web sites have said you wont collect many trophies on your first play through
Just do what i did, Finish the game in one sitting. Never had to save.
Wait what? You can't manually save?? That friggin sucks! Has this been happening to you from the start of the game or did it just start happening?
Good news! ND are aware and they are currently trying to get this fixed ASAP!
They would want to be aware ha this hasn't been a very secluded problem. At least I'm enjoying the multiplayer
Just lost 3 hours progress. Raging!
Thanks for the heads up...I'm based in the UK, and my copy arrived this morning 8.30am. Unfortunately, I am at work as I type this (looks left & right for the boss lol), so will have to wait 'til I am free from my pay masters. But, I'm gonna be turning off my cell phone and home no. for some completely uninterrupted Last of Us as soon as I get home. Yikes!! EDIT There is a temp fix, just hit the start button every 15-25 mins or so, and it will autosave at menu. Sucks, but until there's a patch, it's the best option.
Quite a big thing to overlook in testing.
Yeah so much for QA testers. I honestly believe they're so enamored in the whole 'I get to play a cool game early!' mindset that they forget they have a job to do.
Who cares about the save glitch? I'ma play it through till the end non-stop tonight!!!
Lool good for you!! Kiss the next 18-20hrs goodbye maaaan! Enjoy buddy :)
Thanks bro, still waiting for the USPS. I'm going to dive right in! No worry about the glitch, because the game will be running 24 hours, haha.
I think it's a problem with the patch. I haven't even been able to make it past the prologue without the game freezing or glitching out on me :-(
Thanks! I will reject downloading the patch when prompted...you've possibly just saved me a lot of trouble Jezza.
If you think that's the problem delete the Game data file and disconnect the internet to play offline.
i'll try that. thanx for the suggestion. bubble 4 u!
That's a good point, I actually got the game yesterday, good ol Royal Mail, & it was fine, yet today when I started it patched & then the problem started.
See, it was the other way around for me. I got it yesterday pre-patch and the issue happened (after about 4 hours of play D:). Today with the patch, it SEEMS to be fine.
I lost 1 hour, but it's okay, will play more tonight, hopefully the glitch doesn't show up.
guess this game isn't so perfect after all -_-
Here's the best solution: Not buying it. Man, the influences from The Walking dead are so evident in this game that you fell ashamed while playing it. You wanted something new, then Shane from Walking Dead series appears on your Screen. Frustrating...
Not smart to voice any level of dissent regarding this game on n4g. ...lol, I just looked at the disagree rating.
The "voice of dissent" doesn't matter to me, the only Thing that matters is the truth about the games you all play! Sorry, but Shane has died for me in the first season, I don't want to have him again...
Does any of this suprise anyone? What game doesn't launch with a game ruining bug now days?
I downloaded it early this morning around 3am and I am currently having no issues with it hopefully it stays that way, but then again i always manually save my games when i stop playing so this shouldn't be a issue for me even if it pops up
The author of the article acts like it's no big deal, but I have four hours of lost progress that says otherwise. Hope ND gets this fixed ASAP. Oh well, at least the MP is working great.
Not just this glitch, people in neogaf are seeing bad AI and clunky combat 7.5
Having the same problem. Lost 2 hours of gameplay. And the section i played was quite boring. Now i cannot progress because 'Autosaving. Please Wait... is always there.