If that aint something you keep working on then i don't know what is, this game is awesome, has everything a game needs, good story :D, congrats on the game, its really good
I really enjoyed this game, I thought the gameplay was excellent and very tight, and the difficulty was just right! It took a while to get used to how the game worked and where everything was, but after a while, what seemed like a difficult task was easy. I thought the boss was well-balanced, as it's obviously supposed to be a huge impediment, and even after beating her several times, including for the Heartbreaker medal, I still couldn't defeat her consistently (I don't think that most of the people complaining about the difficulty realize that you're not really supposed to be able to to beat her often, let alone easily), and I liked that there was a challenged that really couldn't be defeated simply by leveling up.
For any future or current players reading this review: if you're having trouble with the boss, don't worry; that's the point. It's completely possible to finish the game's story without beating her at all, and in fact do everything in the game except getting 100% (I got up to 99.5% before beating her).
I'm also surprised that the author says the ending and story are incidental - they are very interesting, and very well integrated into the gameplay. The themes and ideas are reflected in the game's mechanics and what you can and can't do, particularly compared to what the Shadow can. It's also a surprising and refreshing contrast to what seems to be a simple and shallow world that only exists to be explored and support gameplay tropes. I'm excited for Gather Up, not only to play it, but to learn more about the events leading up to Level Up and how the story continues.
It was hard at first, but if you play the game enough, it should become easy to beat the nightmare. I did it by getting all the skills and constantly healing by standing in 1 place. It wasn't so hard!
I can't wait for the sequel! Great job!
Absolutely great game. I loved the pixely graphics, and it was very fulfilling game. Now, where's Gather Up? :3
Also, Nightmare Self isn't too hard to beat when you have the pattern up. Gather Up demo was interesting, though I didn't like the no-jumping-from-buttons controls...
Its got alot of good parts
but the nightmare guy is 100% impossible to beat.