4. Will (try to) fix
6. Eh. I could add some sparkles to the first statue to make it clear they should be interacted with, but I think it's pretty obvious to talk to the one down in the hole seeing as it's the only thing there.
Could you be more specific about what you mean regarding trial and error? The Fall shows you where you'll drop (the first time at least - I could remove the skipflags but I didn't want the scenes to become tedious), and The Trench is pretty easy after the part where you reach the Booster 0.8. I could up the starting HP to 6, but the player would still be screwed if they took a spike to the knee and then had to get through the part with the enemies without getting hit.
Yeah, the Rest station is basically a puzzle area, but I wanted to do something vaguely interesting with the life caps. I decided 18 (with 21 as a bonus) was a good balance for the middle four areas, because that's roughly what they were originally designed around (only ToT and BMMJ had a lot more). The only other part I can think of that's memory-heavy is the first Grit Zone wind section, but once you pass the first part it's rather easy to cheese it, especially with the Legs Shield.
4. I'l try that again when I do it legitimately and see if it happens again. It was very strange, indeed.
6. Now, before we move on, are we talking about the one circled in yellow or in red? Because it is possible to reach the one circled in red without knowing that the one circled in yellow exists.
Most of the beginning up to and including Grit Zone is pretty much trial and error, but I had only 3 HP because I missed the life capsules in the beginning.
Although, there could be something optional such as sign or some other object that the player can go to rather than have it repeat itself every single time.
Okay I made this in less than 3 minutes Sure if you don't know how to get Itoh to turn around then he doesn't have to be in the camera
I think I'll wait and see if anyone else has a problem with this first .-. I also don't know how to access Itoh's right-facing sprite so what I can do with him is a bit limited. Probably a basic system message would be best.
Edited by ShinyElectricBlueTiger, 20 May 2012 - 01:39 PM.