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*Rant* Finding sp games that are exactly what I'm looking for has been chore?
RafiLinux 30 Jul

So recently a friend got me a copy of Darksiders III from GOG. The game looks and plays excellently but in the end had send it back for her to get a refund and this is not the only game as of late for me to do this with. Bloodstained was another one.

I've noticed when checking out games that I may be interested in that one feature that rarely gets talked about is how the game handles saves. With the exception of rouge-likes as it's part of the genre's features.

I prefer games that you either start from the beginning upon defeat or save anywhere at anytime when it comes to my single player games.

The genres I'm mostly into are fighting, FPS, beat-em-ups and rouge-likes. As I'm trying to explore other genres they do very little to speak about saves which for me a deal breaker.

Patola 30 Jul

You want a recommendation for a beat-em-up game that is either non-roguelike and has a savegame system instead of checkpoints, or is a roguelike, is that it?

Do you have any further details of what you want? First person? Third person? Isometric? Realist? Pixel graphics? Cell-shaded? Short game? Long game? Doesn't matter? etc.

BTW, you typed rouge-like twice. You know that it's rogue-like, because of the game called Rogue back in the 80s', right? Not rouge (red in French).

Last edited by Patola on 30 July 2020 at 9:22 am UTC

RafiLinux 30 Jul

Quoting: PatolaYou want a recommendation for a beat-em-up game that is either non-roguelike and has a savegame system instead of checkpoints, or is a roguelike, is that it?

Do you have any further details of what you want? First person? Third person? Isometric? Realist? Pixel graphics? Cell-shaded? Short game? Long game? Doesn't matter? etc.

BTW, you typed rouge-like twice. You know that it's rogue-like, because of the game called Rogue back in the 80s', right? Not rouge (red in French).

For beat-em-ups, I think I am covered. Currently, I'm playing Streets of Rage 4 and Mother Russia Bleeds but I only play them with others so the saving system there are non-issues.

I'm looking for a third person action game or 2D side scroller or even a top down action game without the following: crafting, save rooms/auto save systems (not sure what the name for it is) and metroidvania gameplay.

Here are examples of sp games I played and enjoy recently from beginning to end - Ruiner, Slain: Back From Hell and Volgarr the Viking.

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