|Wow, this game is tough... not only is it tough to just survive (enemies ambush you constantly), it's also tough to find your way around... In particular I got kind of lost at this huge waterfall area on the way to the 2nd town, and the respawning enemies and pitfalls make it very inconvenient to explore... At least I could find maps of the overworld areas, so now I can proceed through the game confident that I'm not missing any collectibles. No maps of the labyrinths are available but I think I prefer figuring those out myself, and just clear out the collectibles in there with a guide later.|
I started getting the hang of this game during the first labyrinth/dungeon, Dribble Fountain. It's difficult to navigate but not impossible. After 1 game over, I thought it'd be really tedious to restart the dungeon again but actually it's arranged so that you don't have to redo a bunch of areas again after you unlock certain doors. Got the monkey transformation and beat the first boss... yeah this is not really that hard once you get the hang of it.