On the whole: I think this really treads a line on just straight up plagiarism. I am inclined to say that this hasn’t been adapted enough to even warrant me liking this tribute, however it may fall into Fair Use and I am fine with that. Read more
Ah, it seems like its a mixed bag, but at least an interesting one. I am saddened to hear that the environments confuse you in the open world, that happens to me often enough that it might burn me too hard on exploration.