Combichristoffersen said:There was the forest area in SH4 too, but that was around the middle of the game, or the latter half.
Both, because for some reason they thought it would be a good idea to make you go through the same environments twice throughout the game.
I'm really loving the idea of the otherworld sections in this game being more exclusive instead of just altered versions of places you've already been. Sure, it was nice, but sometimes it made things a bit predictable. Like "oh man it was quiet before but I bet when the world changes there will be a baby crying!"
I think having the otherworld sections not involve backtracking will make things way more unpredictable. I'm not saying it was ever bad in the older ones, but instead of knowing to expect a weird version of a room you've been in, you won't know what to expect period.