probably not the best save points but after dying countless times (im sure by the end of this i will have died almost 100 times)
chapter 3 after your first encounter with the pack, after dying to them 2-3 times and not wanting to go through all of the cutscenes/tutorials again i saved.
Chapter 7 right before the tripod elevator i did manage to get to chapter 8 but died because i thought i would be safe in the power node room turns out your not. Went back and tried a couple more times and died twice on the window because apparently a direct shot isent good enough to close it and a few times to tripods i decided to give it a rest since i was not as focused.
My next save will probably be at chapter 13 or maybe a little before.
Thanks to MabusScarab for the Sig!