What game doesn't save for hours? Surely checkpoints aren't that far apart. And as for your bladder.... don't these games pause when you go to the menu? I mean come on.
Okay there are several things in regards to checkpoints and pausing -
*Exceptional amounts of cutscenes which tend to drag on and can't be skipped.
- You generally can't pause during them and action typically resumes immediately after they end. There usually aren't points at which to save before them.
*Some games allow you to be murdered during pausings or at save points.
- I have in recent years become paranoid about when I take a break or put things aside because of nonsense like this becoming prevalent.
*Not every good game cares about the creature comforts of an individual.
- Sometimes games glitch and so I prefer to save my progress over pausing whenever possible, further I have learned to hold my liquid for up to 13 hours in a row (long story). Perhaps that seems odd, but it happens if only rarely.