Ok... So I started SCL, new to D&D based games. At first I thought it was slow and boring, then as things progressed, fairly tough and finally as I skilled up my search skill on the rogue I was like, “this game is freakin' awesome! I wonder why the mixed reviews?” Then BAM!!! Stuck in the Cutlass Inn Cellar.
Pretty much a make or break moment for the game that I was just getting into. If I had to start over I would have just deleted it at that point since I had about 20 hours just exploring the hell outta things.
The above suggestions did not work. The first time I got stuck in the Cutlass in Cellar via the Sewer grate in the side alley, where the “Mysterious Stranger” sewer is.
This is how I made a last ditch effort to fix it and the weirdness that ensued.
** 1: I was playing on PS4
** 2: I accessed the Cutlass In Cellar via the Mysterious Stranger sewers.
** 3: Tried the reset / hard reset / co-op / public advice in numerous orders and couldn't fix the issue.
** 4: Saw the option to Upload / Download save data associated with PSN membership, which I have. Via the game options in the PS4 dashboard. (Options button)
** 5: Loaded a previous save from the night before. (Then technically overwrote it with a newer save)
Now it took me WAY far back after a whole day of serious play so I was pretty bummed out. I ended up “uploading” a newer save that I thought was from just before I got stuck and then re-downlaoded it to my PS4 and overwrote the backup save I just downloaded. I was still about a day behind in the game, or so I thought.
I noticed I had all my gear from just before getting stuck in the Cellar as well as my levels, skills, gold, XP, items, etc. It appeared my location and completed quests had rolled back. Kind of a blessing and a curse. (Couldn't kill the Elder Black Pudding again cause the solvent potion had already been used.)
I had to re-do about 10 quests however they were much easier at higher level with more skills. Moreover, I was able to get dupes of some items like the Jack-O-Lantern head, skull mask, Pericolo hood? Fire/Sun blade? Etc.
Then tonight I got stuck in the freakin' basement AGAIN via Sherm's Herbalist shop and the Cultist lair. I was about ready to flip a table after spending all day getting caught back up. The stairs in the Cultist Lair said “Cutlass Inn Cellar” so I tried the above advice one more time before throwing my controller. THIS TIME the hard reset and public game worked!! The stairs said “Sherm's Shop” and I promptly got back out into the market and saved my game.
Anyway just wanted to offer the above tip for anyone on PS4 and please note that your mileage may vary as far as location, quests, dupes, etc. I'm not sure if just downloading my save caused the bug or if it was from downloading / uploading / then downloading the newer save again. Anyway hopefully that can help a few people salvage a game. Good luck.
TL:DR – If you are on PS4 and the hard reset / public game method doesn't work try uploading / downloading save data via the PSN cloud saves. Beware some quest & item glitches occur as a result.