Hmmm…! Blood Forest certainly looks a lot more brighter and prettier than it was before... I like it! I always thought that the original Blood Forest was a bit too dark to navigate through and the forest overlay seem to not help the matter much. This certainly looks a lot more manageable now (unless Ara Fell now has a day and night cycle and this is just going into the forest during the daytime).
Also – what’s up with the guards now? If you get too close to the gate on the other side will they just kick you out? This actually might be good spot to use either the crawl mechanic or having Lita just having to walk pass this part instead of just running along.
Either way, looks pretty good! I like the new spider sprite too.
The old Blood Forest used that (now infamous) lightbeam, plus a shadow overlay that followed you around. Now, all forests use fixed shadows. Each set is designed for each map so that the shadows won't ever show over where you can see the Abyss below.