So yeah, I was playing earlier, arcade on anvil gate insane with mutators and my 2nd controller sitting idle. I'd been noticing some load issues and glitches in the session (Some parts of chapters were freezing for a little while, finding large sections of scenery missing and on anvil gate, I'd clear a wave of maulers and grinders and the next wouldn't come for two minutes or more). Anyway I finish the chapter and get the ribbons and points screen, then it starts the cutscene and freezes. I leave it be for a while but nothing happens, just a frozen image of Marcus' torso, so I switch off the xbox, figuring it needs to take a break.
Back later and everything is gone now; medals, level, ribbons, character and skin unlocks and mutators all gone. All I have left is my campaign collectibles (fat lot of good that does me).
If you're gonna make ridiculous achievements like seriously 3.0, you should make some allowance for this type of thing. (Skyrim makes multiple auto-saves so you maybe only lose an hour if a file corrupts, you couldn't do something similar to save us losing hundreds of hours). I shouldn't have to back up save files myself, I bought a console over a pc so I wouldn't have to deal with the nuts and bolts of things.
I've been a fan for a while now, played the original, all achievements for gears 2 and I've put from 5 up 30 hours a week into the game every week since launch night, accepted a season pass which turned out as little more than a short campaign extra, a bunch of annoying, ill-conceived achievements and a load of pointless cosmetic stuff that I'm apparently supposed to be grateful for. New characters and a few maps so big, 5v5 multiplayer gets lost in them, spending half your time just wandering around playing hide'n'seek with the enemy.
As great as the games are, it just annoys me the kind of amateur hour mistakes that Epic makes, and I've always been the guy defending the games and their flaws, so much that a couple of days ago I was willing to put up with the fact the next game will feature the two most irritating, one-dimensional (and in Coles case, racial stereotyped and pandering) characters. Now... not sure I will, thinking this time I'll save my money
Anyway rant over, fix it or I may never come back to this francise.