I freaking love this game. It makes boss battles just like I like them. It's a Cuphead for my taste and sensibilities. Even though Cuphead looks amazing and the bosses had cool patterns I prefer Mechstermination Force way to handle damage. Instead of just having a HP gauge you chip of layers of plating, weapons and obstacles to advance. It gives you a very direct feeling of progress.The game plays like Cuphead and Contra but has elements of Shadow of the Colossus in it. Not to shabby of a mix according to me. And yes, it's hard. And I'm not the type of player that goes after big challenges but I really enjoy my time with this game. More people should give it a go.