I had forgotten how unforgiving old RPGs can be.
Took a break from the main story in Phantasy Star IV to do some side quests. After spending an hour or so chasing down lost dogs, and where to buy cakes for lost students, I ventured out into a cave to search for a lost child. I was pretty much on autopilot, stomping everything in my path. However, there was some kind of boss inside the cave that wiped my party... and I had forgotten all about saving before I ventured in. I guess modern games have made me forget the old ways