Well I expect the difficulty to be more on the side of being an inclining scribble seeing that many of the level designers got their start in SMW hacking through ASMT and the LP pretty much showed it.
The only things that gave a bad impression on me were the VIP* copy levels, parts of World 6 and Trial of Chaos, but other than that, it's servicable for me. Regardless, I'm gonna be in the same boat as SNN and hold off on playing it until sometime down the line during a slower period. If a sequel is more planned, I'd like to join it myself, but we'll cross that bridge once/if it gets there.
Right now, we are just trying to create new ideas for the plot of A2MT.
What ASM does this hack have besides custom bosses and HDMA? Maybe some interesting LevelASM gimmicks?
Yes, there are some levels that make use of LevelASM; the most interesting ones are probably the first level of world 4 and the fifth level of the final world. There's also the Megaman-styled teleporter room at the end of the last level (highlight to read), and as for more global stuff, there's the death counter and the patch that makes the P-Switch make a ticking noise instead of changing the music.
Oh, and I have to admit that I don't really see how the first level is much harder than Yoshi's Island 1.
no offense imamelia, but it just sounds like you really, REALLY suck at playing smw.....
Well, I'm not the best, true, but I've had SMW since I was about 7, it was the first video game I ever beat, and it bothers me to no end that everybody always has to go out of their way to make their hacks difficult.
*cynical laugh* Of course. How many times do you hear somebody say, "You know what? I think I'm going to make my hack a little on the easy side."? None? Me neither. It's always "HURF DURF SMW WAS TOO EASY SO IM GONNA MAKE THIS HACK SO HARD YOULL NEED PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT YAY ME".
I'm currently in world 5 now and i have to say that the difficult is very hard, even kaizo with or withouth savestates i cannot pass the levels "After That Shell" and pressure point. I'm starting to think that this hack is more challenging than fun, and i prefer ever fun hacks (with a touch of challenges, but not insanely hard).