? Nope, just beat Hard Core.
Why do you think it's called Hard Core mode? Cause you have to be Hardcore devoted to do it. It's no different than say, older Resident Evil games, or hell, games that only use Checkpoint systems.
Also mind that you can save at any save station...you just only get 3.
Look I beat Dead Space on impossible. This isn't a challenge it's just frustrating. Hell I just wanted to make it to the first store in the game but I ended up getting ganged up on and dying, and I have to start back at the beginning cut scene. It's worse than checkpoints. It forces you to set up some arbitrary system of doing so many chapters next to flawlessly. I don't save because I want to cheat, I save because I want to quit.
If they had made it hellishly hard with limited resources that's one thing, this mode just makes it where only people who can devote six hour stretches can do it. It takes on average eight hours to beat the game. So you have to play for three hours at a time. Jeez heaven forbid I want to move onto something else. Plus the latter half of the game has a lot of really overly-difficult challenges. I've played Resident Evil and yes they gave you limited saves, but more than three.
Seriously the first half of the game is challenging and mobile. The second half of the game, you will die cheaply.