Someone doesn't like your stuff, boohoo. The opinion of random people on the internet doesn't make a hack non-compliant for RHDN.
Speaking objectively (since I did not make the overworld or gfx editing or ASM for this game) the overworld is best thing, that ever happened to Alttp editing. I doubt, that if Nintendo would make a sequel of Alttp back in the 90s, that the overworld could be done better than this, specially due to multiple new gfx and palettes used. And the extensive ASM written for the new snow overlays in the dark world could be a challange for every programer.
Sure there are some weak links in the game, but I'm just trying to understand how someone can come to such a grotesque unobjective oppinion. Furthermore, when the original PW was introduced to the public, it was similarly targeted due to its hyper difficulty.
Maybe I should just write a seminar entitled: The life of a romhacker. Main guidelines: if you make a technologically a marble hack, it will do you no good, if you fail at gameplay. If you make a game to difficult, they will hate it (example PW), if you make it easier, they will still hate it (example PR).
Sooner or later someone will cart you hack and make money on your account, while the original authors will hate you for that and hunt you down, but you will be depressed, since someone is making money based on your work.
At the end of the day you are all at once: hunted, dissed at and regarded as a criminal (since you are "hacking" foreign intelectual property). Conclusion: don't romhack and your life will be better.
That's what you get for being to smart to be able to edit roms and simply loving the game and the work, that rom modding brings.
I have to admit I have neither played your hack nor the original Parallel Worlds hack, but I know these two comics.
There are bound to be people like that with 25k downloads. If you don't agree with any of the criticism, or if any is too trivial for a revisit, you shouldn't concern yourself with these people.
Nice. Made my day.
Want to hear something irronic: once I wanted to view a music video of someone who won on some talent show: after 2 days, the video was erased, due to its "violation of the rules" ie. uploading copyrighted material owned by a local TV station which organized the show.
At the same time someone uploaded a video on You tube of 7 guys beating up a chinese guy. They were all basically children (around 15 years old). There were obvious signs of rasism and similar nationalistical remarks (spoken during the "incident"). According to the You tube law there was no direct reason for removing the video, since it was "copyrighted" by the uploader.
The video was eventually removed, not by You tube admins (they thought nothing was wrong with it) and not by the police (they did not have the rights to do that), but by the uploader himself being scared when the cops show up on his doorstep.
Something is seriously wrong with You tube. I know how to make this world a better place, stay away from You tube.