Agreed. If I only have 15 or 20 minutes to play, and don't hit a checkpoint, WTF am I supposed to do?
I don't think this is a game meant to be played in short bursts. Save points are meant to increase tension in the game. That being said I never had a session where I didn't get to a save point within at most 10 minutes. There were some places where I had difficulty getting to the next save point, but half the fun for me was trying different tactics until I could reach it.
I would agree that the game isn't perfect and may not deserve all the "editors choice" awards it received, but it definitely is one of the most polished and entertaining FPS games in a long time.
This comment was edited on Jun 30, 14:23.