Absolut Zero wrote:I was wondering this too, the map screen doesn't seem to have any clear information regarding the stage completion that I could see
Just checked a faq to confirm my previous post. The flags on the overworld showing completed levels change color depending on whether you have the collectible item of the stage or not. Red flag means you got it, white means you didn't. Compare the overworld at the beginning of the video, then compare it at the end (post game over) and you'll see level one's flag changed to white.
Alice wrote:Are you going to go for the true ending as well? Seems like it might save time to just use savestates between levels so you don't have to go replay the game in one sitting to collect all the artifacts. (Unless you intend to do just that like you did in the original LP in which case ignore me.)
The plan is to do it the way I did it last time. I don't seriously expect to play each level well enough my first time through, this run is just practice for the real one later. This is the mindset I had going into the game, whether it will change due to difficulty later has yet to be determined.