SO disappointed in this game. I thought the mechanical powerups would be fun & new, and they were, but they come at a high cost. I love collecting & finding secrets as much as the next person, but having to collect multiple cubes per level JUST TO PROGRESS is annoying & takes the fun out of the game. The way the cubes are hidden is what really makes the game annoying, instead of just being able to keep an eye out for them, you REALLY have to pay attention. Throughout the levels you're constantly worrying about missing one. The levels are designed in such a way as to punish the player. They trick you & attempt to make you miss cubes. If you do fall for one of these traps, suddenly you have to do the ENTIRE LEVEL OVER in most cases. Hows that fun? Basically they turned what could've been a fun game into a game where you must be constantly focused & constantly worrying about what tricks lay ahead or that you may have missed a cube. Even if the cubes were localized at the start or the end of the level, at least then you could work on finding them & then just enjoy the rest of the level carefree. Sadly thats not the case, they are hidden evenly throughout the entire level so you have to focus on finding them & avoid being tricked the ENTIRE TIME. EVEN THE REWARD FOR COLLECTING THEM ALL, THE BONUS LEVELS, ALSO HAVE CUBES TO WORRY ABOUT COLLECTING. Whats even worse is the stick collecting. Although not required, there is no real point as their only use is to stick them on your mech. Big deal, certainly not worth sacrificing EVEN MORE OF YOUR FUN just to look for & obtain these stickers. Really disappointed in this game & if given the chance to do it over again, I would've just avoided it. Theres a way to do item collecting correctly, and then theres the way this game has done it, the way which sucks all fun out of the game & turns it into an obnoxious mess.