easy , ignore it and make your own game with your own style while having fun , if you too focus on other games you will lose sight on the importance of your game ( what exactly do you want to make game for ? ).
dont be discouraged with other games , make your own and pour your time and effort...
" player can walk through every tile for some reason "
perhaps you have blank O tiles in 2nd / 3rd layer that is NOT the very first tile .
only use first tile (upper far left) to have blank tiles on 2nd + 3rd that doesnt override all tiles .
" even with the X's on them or passages. "...
im xp user but i suggest also looking for the script that you need for your game because some script made for a particular game maker only .
xp is old so many script available out there .
mv is new although it does have newest script for it out there but not as much as xp (for now) it...
thats really not a nice things to say :| , at least give your reasons for it .
desolation: maybe cool for zombie game , or dramatic scene .
btw at 2:10 the screeching pitch hurt my ears , is that acceptable to you ?
although to be fair that weird...
1. know for sure that its because of the paralax map and not the music that you did not pack , its possible to decrease the size of music/sound into just a few 30-100 byte (sound) , music probably more than 100 byte .
2. decrease the size of the paralax map = decrease their quality . -> use...
The nick "Toeuia" that I'm using comes from a, idk, you okay the chess game while chit chatting them. The first two are students. Then you know, finally, the champion, and then the champion's sensei. I played like this so many times until suddenly there's another chess master. Very naive but super smart. After he lost, he kinda advised me not to give up on chest. Because the next one was never seen beaten. Touya.