Anonymous 06/12/2018 (Tue) 20:08:38 No.11509 del
Level Design
As said previously when I shitted on Prime, the backtracking is minimal since all ruins you explore has unlockable shortcuts. However there's more to that, there's also moving platforms, platforms littered with enemies and platforms that disintegrate or break if you stand on them for too long. Things that were again a staple of the Megaman series when it was in 2d.

However there is something that is either a hit or miss depending on your tastes. The game doesn't punish you when you fail platforming segments with outright death. Meaning there's no such thing as an insta deathpit in the game, there are pits full of enemies and traps, but that's as far as it goes to punish you. However in my opinion I honestly prefer that, since the focus of this entry's design is not really the platforming but the shooting and RPG mechanics. Yeah it's a missed opportunity in a way, however and rarely do the punishments feel really severe at all.