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Name and Shame: Games that Cripple Transferring Saves


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So, I recently switched PS3s and discovered some games unnecessarily tie themselves to the user account on the unit. Apparently having a user called "User 1" on one machine and "User 1" on the other machine is different enough.


So far I've noticed:

Tales of Xilia - Will not accept save games from different account

Guided Fate Paradox - Disables Achievements/Trophies

Skyrim - Disables Achievements/Trophies AND forbids saving!!


Anyone else notice other games that hobble save games this way?

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Man that's annoying. There were a lot of original Xbox games that did this. You could transfer the saves to a memory card (the official MS one at that) but attempting to load them from the game on a different console resulted in an error. Using some data from the console and a special editor the saves could be transferred but it required exploitation to obtain that information from the consoles.


If the console provides functionality to transfer saves all games should function properly with it.

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Yeah it's been this way for years on modern consoles and almost all publishers do it now. Some saves are also locked. Which means you cant transfer them to a USB stick. (Cloud only). The locked saves are usually for online type games like Dark Souls etc. but there are many single player locked saves too.


I use this thing and I'm not ashamed of it:




It lets me get some achievements and stuff I otherwise would never have the time to do. It doesn't work with locked saves though.

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I'll have to check my saves later since I recently got a second ps3, but one I remember standing out as refusing to be copied to usb for transferring over was Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires.


There were a couple others, but I can't remember them offhand.

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Here's a listing:


Copy prohibited saves:
1942 Joint Strike
Alice: Madness Returns
All Zombies Must Die (PSN)
Armored Core V
Assassins Creed II
Back To The Future: Episodes 1-5
Battlefield 3
Beyond: Two Souls
Bomberman Ultra
Call Of Huarez: The Cartel
Crysis (PSN)
Crysis 2
Dante's Inferno
Dark Souls
Darkstalkers Resurrection
Dead Island
Demon Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
Driver: San Francisco
Duke Nukem: Forever
Dungeon Defenders
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PSN)
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
Earthworm Jim HD
Elevator Action Deluxe
Fat Princess
Final FIght Double Impact
From Dust
Game Of Thrones
Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime (PSN)
High Velocity Bowling
Killer Is Dead
Killzone 2
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light (PSN)
Lollipop Chainsaw
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Magic 2012
Magic 2013
Marvel Vs.Capcom Origins
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Marvel Pinball (PSN)
Mass Effect 1
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
Metro: Last Light
Monster World
Moon Driver
MX Vs ATV Alive
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
Real Steel (PSN)
Red Faction: Armageddon
Risen 2: Dark Waters
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV (Profile Only)
Shadows Of The Damned
Shoot Many Robots
Silent Hill: Downpour
Skate 3
Sleeping Dogs
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
Spelunker HD
Street Fighter 3 online edtion
Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
Star Ocean: International Edition
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
Street Fighter IV
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (PSN)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Fancy Pants Adventures
The King of Fighters XIII
The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North
The Saboteur
The Sly Collection
The Walking Dead
ToeJam & Earl
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Two Worlds II
TV Show King
WWE '13
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
You Don't Know Jack
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