I don't see a "Saving" icon pop up every few seconds like some on here say. Does it really do that and I'm just not noticing?
I don't know. I notice that it saves whenever I enter/exit a building, do something in a sidequest, or when anything major happens.
I'm not against the auto-saving; but I really do miss the standard save-points. The exploration feels like SH1 to me, so I wish it had save-points throughout in a similar manner to SH1 as well as an auto-save feature for certain situations. That'd be awesome.
I am pretty disappointed with the lag. I wonder if the save-system is to blame? If not, then what?
Nevertheless I'm having fun with Downpour. Imo it's a really weird installment, kind of weird in the way that SH4 was, only not so drastic. It's not a bad thing... just different. Alien at times.
I'm about to go play!