Classic Metroidvania style. The short melee range makes it difficult to proceed. There is a LOT of hitbox glitches that make the game very broken. I also can not jump and press C to form a platform which makes it very difficult for me to climb up the area on the bottom left of the map. I love the mini-map.
There is also a bug where the C button stopped making platforms as well (The glitch has became permanent after dying and restarting at the save point.) I would really like to discuss GSM2 with you sometime.