-Do save points work for you?
Didn't work for me. Regardless of the ones I encountered I started back in the left room of the house.
-Am I starting you off with enough health?
-How's the difficulty curve in this first part?
I only got hurt three times when I played: once at the beginning when I touched a slime to see if they were pickups or not (protip: they weren't), once when I failed at dodging a shot while surrounded by scorpions, and once at the end in dog city when surrounded by shooting enemies. There wasn't a lot of of difficulty in it so far, in my opinion. enemies enemies simply walked toward me while I mowed them down possibly while putting on my best TF2-Heavy voice and declaring "Bwahaha! Cry some more!"
I think two factors that combined to create the relative ease were the fact that the weapon worked fine long-range and the fact that there was no deterrent to firing it all the time. When enemies appeared, I could just stand far away and spray, taking a step to the side if one of them fired at me. There was not a lot of reason to get into situations where the enemies could
Also, was a little disappointed that after going all the way back to the weapon-seller, he wouldn't acknowledge I had found all the coins. My perfect credit record is ruined