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21st Aug '16 6:03:10 PM Gadjiltron
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** Its sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' takes this up a notch, with information from different routes eventually becoming vital to progress down others. [[spoiler:The player loading from different points in the story is illustrated as Sigma traveling to different timelines, taking some already known information with him. And he's not the only one who can do that.]]
15th Aug '16 5:43:23 PM htuttle
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* Abused as a highly-popular strategy among seasoned veterans of the XCom series. Because a single, sometimes seemingly insignificant unit placement mistake or missed shot can cause someone to have their face melted off with alien plasma weapons at best or a [[UnwinnableByMistake ruined campaign state]] at worst, it would be wise to make and keep many, ''many'' saves as the player progresses through the missions in case something goes wrong.

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* Abused as a highly-popular strategy among seasoned veterans of the XCom ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'' series. Because a single, sometimes seemingly insignificant unit placement mistake or missed shot can cause someone to have their face melted off with alien plasma weapons at best or a [[UnwinnableByMistake ruined campaign state]] at worst, it would be wise to make and keep many, ''many'' saves as the player progresses through the missions in case something goes wrong.
9th Aug '16 5:04:35 AM Aurevoir
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* Natsuki Subaru from ''LightNovel/ReZero'' has the ability that he calls "Return by Death" which allows him to go back in time to a "save point" when he dies, with only himself remembering what happened.
31st Jul '16 10:15:07 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/LostDimension'', while the game saves automatically when proceeding to Judgement or if using Deep Vision, this ''can'' be used as a strategy to always select the traitor (one of the game's primary mechanics) if you save a backup using [=PlayStation=] Plus or if you use a USB device.
29th Jul '16 7:11:33 AM The_Spanish_Inquisitor
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* Abused as a highly-popular strategy among seasoned veterans of the XCom series. Because a single, sometimes seemingly insignificant unit placement mistake or missed shot can cause someone to have their face melted off with alien plasma weapons at best or a [[UnwinnableByMistake ruined campaign state]] at worst, it would be wise to make and keep many, ''many'' saves as the player progresses through the missions in case something goes wrong.
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28th Jul '16 3:16:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Photoshop Flowey]]]] deliberately does this to kill the main character. [[spoiler: There would later be intervening forces that stop him.]]

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** [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Photoshop Flowey]]]] [[spoiler:Photoshop Flowey]] deliberately does this to kill the main character. [[spoiler: There would later be intervening forces that stop him.]]
7th Jul '16 8:30:25 PM billybobfred
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** Generally speaking, this is [[GenreDeconstruction deconstructed]] for the player side, even when you reset the world, two of the characters would still [[StableTimeLoop remember your deeds]], [[spoiler: and should you complete a Genocide Run, your subsequent playthroughs would be permanently tainted and cannot be undone.]]

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** Generally speaking, this is [[GenreDeconstruction deconstructed]] for the player side, even when you reset the world, two of the characters would still [[StableTimeLoop [[RippleEffectProofMemory remember your deeds]], [[spoiler: and should you complete a Genocide Run, your subsequent playthroughs would be permanently tainted and cannot be undone.]]
15th Jun '16 6:30:56 PM WillKeaton
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* Parodied (with some bonus NightmareFuel) in a ''Persona 4'' [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/512222/ fan comic]].

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* Parodied (with some bonus NightmareFuel) in a ''Persona 4'' [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/512222/ fan comic]].comic.]]



* How time works in a universe with this in play is ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s #17 [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_388_27-science-lessons-as-taught-by-famous-video-games/ Science Lesson As Taught by Famous Video Games]].

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* How time works in a universe with this in play is ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s #17 [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_388_27-science-lessons-as-taught-by-famous-video-games/ Science Lesson As Taught by Famous Video Games]].Games.]]
15th Jun '16 6:30:21 PM WillKeaton
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* The short film [[http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2015/07/08/the-most-adorable-and-awesome-sci-fi-love-story-ever-the-one-minute-time-machine-video/ One-Minute Time Machine]] is all about a guy repeatedly skipping back in time to have another try at chatting up a girl.
* Film/GroundhogDay is based on this premise - the protagonist can do whatever he likes, because everything is back to normal each morning in his endlessly-repeating February 2nd.

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* The short film [[http://www.''[[http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2015/07/08/the-most-adorable-and-awesome-sci-fi-love-story-ever-the-one-minute-time-machine-video/ One-Minute Time Machine]] Machine]]'' is all about a guy repeatedly skipping back in time to have another try at chatting up a girl.
* Film/GroundhogDay ''Film/GroundhogDay'' is based on this premise - the protagonist can do whatever he likes, because everything is back to normal each morning in his endlessly-repeating February 2nd.
15th Jun '16 6:29:59 PM WillKeaton
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* In FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMunchkins, Harry's ChosenOne status manifests as him being the only empowered protagonist alive, meaning he has MentalTimeTravel abilities. He can load anytime, anywhere, but owls are his [[JustifiedSavePoint justfied save points]]. He spends months and ''years'' worth of virtual time on getting certain things 'just right.'

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* In FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMunchkins, ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMunchkins,'' Harry's ChosenOne status manifests as him being the only empowered protagonist alive, meaning he has MentalTimeTravel abilities. He can load anytime, anywhere, but owls are his [[JustifiedSavePoint justfied save points]]. He spends months and ''years'' worth of virtual time on getting certain things 'just right.'
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