Right, I understand all your hard work, but i feel that the "improved visual" makes the game slightly different (and imho not in a good way). Particle effects and graphics in general are now too bright and distracting: for eample the sparkles when you kill an enemy can cover up other enemies and bullets, making the game less "readable" thus haming serious competitive play. Some collectibles are now less recognizable and the effect when they're about to disappear is hard to see. Beside this, the particles also cover part of the "derezzing" effect of crumbling enemies, and this harms the distinctive visual style of the game imho.
More, the boost and overdrive effects feel different, and the explosion when you lose a life is much worse now. I understand is a nod to Nex Machina (i'm looking forward for your new game!) but i personally prefer the old way.
I respect your work, and I don't want you to do extra work, i was just wondering if I could revert back to 1.09, that's all I need.