Have been enjoying the changes as AVWW fills out with new stuff and tweaks to the older things and wanted to bring up an idea i had while watching one of the OLD pre side-scroller videos, which i will be honest, i miss.
So, as a side-scroller, that has my character enter usually somewhere along the bottom third of the screen, left to right, it might be interesting, to keep the side scroll mechanism, and just introduce 'trails' which would appear as paths down the side of a hill, or across a wandering right left pattern down a mountain to reach a cave entrance, like in the deep caverns are now.
Not to change this enormously, because i like a lot of what you have done, and not to return to top-down, because that is TOOOOO involved.
But just tweaking side-scroll by having paths would help with some more variety of 'seeming' movement.
This is not a please change all the game request, just a small tweak request to make a great game just a touch more interesting in moving.
Hope this doesn't come across as negative or anything,
Take care and glad to see AVWW doing so well with launch.