|I think I played for like 4 hours or so today. Really getting into this now... I completed the Sun Temple. This place actually has some platforming above water. You can only cling to the ground and walls for a split second and have to move by pouncing.|
I have to admit I'm using the guide on gamefaqs just to make sure I'm not missing anything... Now I have all the songs in the game except for the useless Duel song, which I get near the end. I'm not using a guide to explore the new areas, but I've started going back through all the previous areas and using a guide to locate all the treasures/optional bosses that I missed.
Some of these treasures I wouldn't have needed a guide for and would've found on my own anyway after re-exploring everything... but I'm pretty sure some of these I would never have found. Like, there's some fake go-through walls in non-conspicuous areas that you're supposed to use Sun form to find.. but I'd never roam around in Sun form because I'm defenseless in that. Also some of the treasures kind of blend in with the normal background decorations. You really gotta keep an eye open for anything that looks odd/unique.
I've pretty much cleared out all areas of the map that I can get to without heading down into the Abyss... except for the upper skies of the Veil area which I'm pretty sure is impossible to access.