Totally agree with you HerbieG, a videogame is a game at first... Good graphics are more like atmospheric bonus (but also important feedbacks).
With Knots Story we wants to tell a story at first, this demo just introduce you to the character and environment around. We use classic platformer gameplay mecanics.
But it has to be confortable so be sure we take your feedback remarks in great consideration! ;)
We will check out all the bad issues you are reporting.
For your second point we cannot afford to reproduce it maybe you can send us a screenshot in a private message ?
The rule for the crow collectible is: 1 stack of leaves covered with feather = feather 1
2 stack covered = feather 2 etc...
It isn't localised per stack consider it like lighting 5 spots.
We will try to put more feedbacks on the boss but we also want the player to be granted by finding out by himself... We'll find the right balance.
As it is a demo we also count on our first players to be testers.
Thanks again for your good comment.