Originally Posted by Paradox me
The free roam thing I can understand. Not a problem for me, as I've never never enjoyed the kind of freedom that sort of thing offers, but the checkpoint system wasn't bad at all. In fact, it saved before every major shootout. At most you could lose 5-10 minutes of gameplay.
Not really crippling IMO, but to each his own.
There were at least a few times in the game in which I wanted to be able to save manually, specifically during the gunfight at the harbor near the final part of the game. The checkpoint was just before a minor gunfight leading up to a much more difficult one. If you got killed during the difficult one, you'd also have to play through the first gunfight again which gets tedious and annoying. I just don't understand why manual saves couldn't be accommodated.