Ok. Having played it through a few times (and not through many, many more...) here are some thoughts:
The new Horn item appears WAY to frequently. I see it more than I see the mushroom as a drop and I once got it three screens in a row. This takes the challenge level down dramatically. I love having it in the game, but think I should see it less.
The game seems shorter. I realize you are working on lots of parts right now, so maybe that is why, but it seems like there is less to it overall. I assume you are working on additional areas/features, etc.
I failed to get the Clergyman to appear in the church during any of my games. Did I miss something?
Is there any purpose to the forest screen just above the cave screen which holds the Berserker with the coins? I found nothing to do there. Is perfectly fine if it's just a forest, just want to make sure I saw everything.
I did the entire run with the bow. I had to run from the Draugrs and several of the ravens because they were taking 8+ hits to kill.
The Dragon boss (the coolest boss in a 2600 game I've ever seen) is too easy. Once he reaches the right side of the screen he stays there and I can just wail on him from the left side. Sure, he'll kill you with one hit if he touches you, but if you can avoid him until he crosses from left to right, it's an easy kill.
The Torch is gone, correct?
The Fire Breathing Demon boss (also very cool) is also too easy. If you can make it into the room with him, you can stand in the upper left corner and just pummel him with sword or bow until he's dead. And since he turns away and walks to the right, it is EASY to get in the little room with him. This is easier with the bow than the sword.
The Maelstrom is brutal. Is there any chance of getting a slightly wider gap to get past it? maybe just one more boat width? If not, I can live with it, but man, that thing will take your boat down in the blink of an eye.
I never ran across any Elves...
Is the only purpose of the Crypt to be a potential spot for the armor to appear? I've not seen anything else show up in there.
Is there anything to do with the animal in the pen outside the shop, or is it just a really cool part of the backdrop?
I so totally LOVE the rainbow bridge and everything in Valhalla!
This is a fantastic game and I really enjoy how it is coming together! Thank you for sharing!