So to start off, I'd like to give a small note that I haven't had a completed run yet through out my entire time playing. Though I hope that doesn't stop me from having my thoughts on what I experienced so far with this beta.
First off, I ain't sure if it's just me but the game sure got allot more harder then usual. Hedgehogs seem to be able to kill me in a swift second in new playthroughs. As well as Genetrix being able to one hit kill me with a swift decapitation. Which before, was very uncommon to happen even with a weak helmet on. Though the game is suppose to be somewhat hard so I can't really complain with the new rise in difficulty.
Though I haven't gotten that far besides the pyramid, I feel like the new quest is great so far! It adds allot more options to the already good amount of different places to go to. My only problem was when I was trying to find the pyramid after leaving Aslona. I assumed it was outside the island I'm on since I'm given a ship which allows you to go to other islands that you would originally couldn't access (I also found out today that the world map is allot more bigger then I expected). I had two runs where I starved to death trying to find the pyramid. Like I said though, the game is meant to be hard so I can't really say much.
So far, my only issue with the game is the strange rise in difficulty (which is probably just a me thing and not any fault of the game). One thing that I hate though is upon getting at least one leg severed (which for some reason is very easy to happen in later places), I end up getting overloaded even if I don't have that much in my inventory. Though that may also be because of my armor or whatever I have equipped on me. And it's in the worst place since it usually happens when I'm under attack. And since I'm overloaded, I cannot move nor attack since I'm also stressed and thus, I have to accept fate and die. Since if I do anything else (like dropping what I have), I'm only putting more risk since that may involve removing my armor. Overall, the only complaints I have is the difficulty, which I feel like is more of a me thing rather then the game at fault. But besides that, this is pretty good so far! Can't wait to see what the future holds for this update.