Hello everyone, I've been thinking lately about save points. I mean obviously their purpose is to save the game; but what practical purposes do they serve. Why not allow the player unfettered access to the coveted save menu? What does the developer gain from having this mechanic? Why do I care so much about this? All a mystery... As far as I can tell they serve only as a way to pad game time, by requiring the player to backtrack, or worse still, restart from them... Now obviously I want to know what you think about it, otherwise i would continue this painful self dialogue on my own terms (less to disagree about and all that).