Save game option?
I just stumbled on this game yesterday, and have spent many hours playing the demo. It is a very interesting, if not frustrating game, but I love the concept. However, the lack of a save function is a real deal breaker. I understand the desire for a challenging game where every decision is crucial, but with the sheer randomness of a game like this, a single life with no saving is too extreme.A 'ironman' mode should definitely be an option, but there surely must be some other alternative. I understand how a save/load feature can be abused. It encourages recklessness, and allows for someone to save then scavenge, then reload if they don't like the results.Death should have a real consequence and penalty, but a full start over seems too much. After restarting the game dozens of times, replaying the same opening sequence is tiresome, and dull. Most players will give up long before ever finishing the game. Sure bragging rights might be earned, but some people care little of the accolades of some strangers on the internet.How about an option where the game saves every say 10 turns? If you die you will have to restart 10 turns back, a lot can happen in those 10 turns. All loot since the save will be gone, with random looting it won't be replaced.It will be a real set back with out total loss of progress. As a gamer my times has value, and spending hours only to have to restart after death is a wasted afternoon. I have enjoyed the experience but would not keep playing knowing that every day spent would turn into 'Groundhog's Day'. I really wouldn't pay money for that experience, though I do see the appeal it might have for others. A Ironman mode and some sort of punishable saving mode could please both types of gamers.I routinely get crippled after a single punch from a looter, that takes forever to recover from. Then get chased half way across the map trying to flee from a mere unarmed looter, just to find the last hour an a half was completely wasted. It was a novel experience for an afternoon or two, but I wouldn't continue playing it too much after that, especially if I paid for the game. I'll keep an eye on the game, and wish you luck with it. Too bad there aren't more interesting games like this, but I can't see myself buying the game when it's finished without some sort of compromise on the saving feature.