LOL, I thought that same way until I saw read some reviews of my last hack.
Here's Pamfafoofle's whole quoted
"I was looking forward to trying this hack based on the positive reviews, likening it to Zelda Challenge: Outlands, one of my favorite hacks ever. I was disappointed with Link’s Shadow. The difficulty level is way above that of Outlands. Q1 requires you to navigate one full dungeon with many dark rooms both swordless and lampless, and then explore much of the overworld trying to find a shop to buy your sword from, but is otherwise decent. Q2 is ridiculously difficult, with the first sword not available until the third dungeon, the second not available until the seventh, no third sword at all, and a maximum of only 8 heart containers. There are also several points in the flow of gameplay which make no sense. In the first quest, for example, you cannot even enter Dungeon 7 without the Raft, which is contained in Dungeon 8! (There’s an advice room telling you to complete D8 before D7…within the D7 that you can’t enter without already figuring out that you need to explore D8 first!) And the second quest offers you the Letter but (as far as I can tell) no old woman to ever show it to!
It’s not all bad, though. The overworld is pretty well built, and would have been a lot of fun to navigate through were it not for the frustration of not having a sword! I especially enjoyed the reveal-as-you-explore overworld map, a feature I haven’t encountered in any other LOZ hack I’ve played thus far. The dungeons were not phenomenal, but decent, and challenges like navigating a dark room without a lamp or a sword could have been interesting if used in moderation. But I don’t expect to come back and replay this particular hack because I find it more frustrating than fun."
And I made another hack after this one that was reviewed and many people disliked the difficulty... I ended up going back and making 4 versions and included a Master Mode that was harder than the original lol.
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I thought of making an image of Link with different expressions depending on which difficulty patch, I've finished all four... but I'm only showing Normal Modes' art.
and here's the shadowed/better Link sprite.
Looks better in my opinion