Saw a trailer for Far Blade a while ago, looked sick.
Bought it today, played through it and loved it!
it would be cool if you could somehow dodge or shield the tentacle slams after after the animation has begun.\
Preferably dodge even! Would make the combat a whole lot more fast-paced. The dodge could also stand to be a bit more responsive and dodging backwards could be cool but that's up to you.
Loved the art style, it's somehow stunning even if it's simplistic. You mentioned you were looking for a composer but I actually really enjoyed the boss music.
It's got some things to iron but you've got a jewel of a game here!
keep working :)