fun fact: I have said this many times before, but did you know that when anglerfish mate, the male slowly melts and becomes parasitic with the female as the host? As if the concept of the animal itself wasn't weird enough.
i once devoted myself to creating a clone of cave story in c++ but it seems as if my computer hates it when i try to program using any language that is challenging and wants me to stay in any game engine that brags about being easy
now that i think about it cave story's leveling system is absolutely brilliant
a lot of the time you tend to skip past enemies in games but cave story encourages you to actually fight them
even if you're at level 3 maxed out you still fight the enemies because of muscle memory and the collecting noise being really pleasant to hear