Right, well, my friend and I both went into the game knowing that the only game we'd both thinking it was a Zelda-like and so far that seems accurate, I also knew the character would get a broom as a weapon, but besides that, that's it.
We both started playing at about the same time, and we were in a Skype call together.
Honestly I figured since he played Zelda games more religiously than I did, he'd have this game down, but we were about even the whole way through. He found the first key's gate when I found the 8th's health point, and we then told each other where the other person's find was and flipped.
Getting into the second area, I found out the hard way how drowning works, and then accidentally found out how to avoid it by talking to a cat and having him follow me in the water. I was exploring around and found the whirlpool, which made me doubt whether Young is a protagonist. Entering the second key's dungeon, my friend and I both realized, this place is messed up and slightly disturbing.
I got the second key a little faster, then went to explore the mountains and the forest. The last words we said to each other about the game before we went to go play TF2 were:
Him: "Hey, when you press continue, you wake up!"
Me: "Or do you fall back asleep?"
Him: "...I hate you."