When iCloud syncing was announced, many of us were excited. This could be a new way to enjoy our games. The fact that you could start a game on the iPhone while on the bus, then continue on your iPad at home was magnificent. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way with Infinity Blade 2.
It seems many users are having issues with Infinity Blade 2 and their save files. For some reason, the game doesn’t seem to be properly saving. Data and level information are both lost (or seemingly lost somewhere in the backup process, perhaps it’s just misplaced and deep within the iPhone or computer after a sync) and players are left with nothing. Often pitting them against high level creatures but with a level one character. Ouch.
Just one look at the Epic forums will show you that people are upset at the situation. Careful, there are possible spoilers there. However, we figure you’d rather endure a spoiler or two than worry about lost game files. While they think the game is great, they are annoyed that they have lost save files, and probably want to hold off on playing until they know for sure that the issue is fixed. Who can blame them?
A Possible Fix
One forum user who goes by the name of =Silver= has a possible fix. It’s only a temporary solution, but it may be better than nothing for now as Chair seems to still be working to fix the problem.
It may take a bit, but it’s better than starting from scratch. You can check it out here.
Glitches in Games Aren’t Uncommon: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Still, this isn’t a problem with just iPhone games. Major console games such as Skyrim have been suffering from glitches, and even Nintendo’s biggest title of the year (and perhaps biggest Wii title ever), Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, is having problems. There is apparently a game-breaking glitch somewhere in the game. If encountered, the only solution is to restart. Never fun. The only way to avoid it? Don’t move through the game in a particular way that causes the glitch to happen. Unfortunately, we don’t know what that is, but there is some info here. This happens in larger format games, because things become more complicated.