Now hear me out before you have a nerd rage.
I love RPGs, always have, always will. I used to have a lot more time on my hands years ago which made it possible for me to actually finish SP RPGs.
I also play MMO RPGs, and the main reason that they are more popular with me currently than SP RPGs is cause of PERMANENT SAVE.
What I mean by this is that when you make a decision in an MMO, it sticks and it's for good. There is no reloading the level, there is no trial and error with a past save, it's final. Sure, you can buyback items, you can respec etc, but all that costs money. There is no such thing as "I'll just reload this part and try it another way".
My question is, should SP Games, and not necessarily RPGs, start having permanent saves?
Not on a server, on the local hard drive but automatically controlled by the game and permanent.
There are things like Quick-Saves now which are automatic, but you can still manually save and reload.
I also know there are games which offer this as an advanced difficulty (example, Witcher with limited saves), but this is higher level of play style, not the normal difficulty.
I am not talking about EVERY game, but genre like RPGs where decisions should matter, and a few other types.