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RsPOD: Which platform to buy on + save game continuity
I've been meaning to play the whole quartet of games for some time now and just looked into buying it. These appear to be my choices, given that I use a Mac 99% of the time, but strongly favour Steam over the Mac App Store, and don't own any consoles:
Episode 1: Steam (Windows), Mac App Store
Episode 2: Steam (Windows), Mac App Store
Episode 3: Steam (Mac and Windows), Mac App Store, iOS
Episode 4: Steam (Windows)
My 2 choices appear to be:
Buy it all on Steam (pro: achievements, con: rebooting)
Buy Episodes 1 & 2 on Mac App Store (pro: cheaper even without sale, and there is a sale on Ep 2 right now), and Episodes 3 & 4 on Steam with the hope that 4 will eventually be cross-platform.
One easy deciding factor would be the save game carrying-over thing which I've found inconclusive evidence of. Does it work between all episodes, or only 1-to-2 and/or 3-to-4? Does it work across platforms (i.e. is the save game a standard file I can move from a Steam install to the Mac App Store equivalent)? I gather that when it does work, the impact on the receiving Episode may be minimal, but I savour the complete experience when it comes to gaming product.