You go through these long sections and even if you save, it sends you rather far back from where you last played. I just did the part where you defend the missile turrets from Daidact with the mech suit, I saved, and now when I try to start up again, I'm back at the tank part before this.
You think pain is wrong, I think it is all that is required to live. One can not have lived until they have truly suffered.
That's another way of a challenge. The lack of checkpoints doesn't make the game suck. You might need to clear out some enemies or complete an objective to get a checkpoint. On Legendary, the check points seem to be less frequent.
Water-It's good for you!-- Hard games are fun... Yes, you, Dark Souls.