Is it just me or is this game actually pretty tough? I'm only playing on normal but my god if you're not on-the-ball with the combat you just get ripped apart!
It's been a while since I played a game of this type and I can't tell if it's my lack of familiarity with the genre or if I'm generally just playing like a n00b.
That aside, I'm also surprised at how long the game is. I'm only 3 'levels' in and there seems to be like 10? Each world has 3 or 4 stages therein and they all look fantastic as you explore through.
I wasn't expecting multiple routes either and while it pains me that I might have missed something, it helps make the levels feel less linear.
Seems that some backtracking through levels is needed in order to get all power-ups etc... does anyone have any advice on this or any other aspect?