I was also perplexed by Tim calling Tunic straightforward, I guess you don’t have to go deep into the puzzles but you still have to work towards understanding the manual, the way forward is often unclear and there are very hard sections.
IncompatibleKaiser Tunic doesn’t actually have that many Zelda type puzzles, more of a Fez/Outer Wilds thing going on.
Incidentally, I’m playing Chained Echoes and liking it (explored the first open area) but I find myself comparing it to CrossCode a lot, unfavorably. Too many places that seem like you can fit through but can’t and samey environments. I also prefer the MMO setting compared to generic fantasy (maybe it will surprise me!) and I can see the combat getting boring.
I need to replay CrossCode…