This isn't a Zelda game, this isn't entirely a programmer's game (though you do learn some things about programming/code from it). It's a cheater's (and a critical thinker's) game. The only way to beat it is to cheat. No, really. The game kept it's difficulty consistent, as long as I cheated where, when, and how it's appropriate to. Simply put, it's like Game Genie/Gameshark/Action Replay/Cheat Engine not being used to cheat, exactly, but more as a series of tools to make progress, one way or another. For example, instead of avoiding enemies, be an enemy, and you'll hide in plain sight. Simple as that.
All the *cough*narrow-minded*cough* nay-sayers can say all they want, I enjoyed this. Took some serious lateral and Gestalt thinking in some areas to make the most of my situations. Ironically, I'm not the brightest person to play this game, but more often than not, I was able to keep a grasp of the big picture. I barely know crap about programming (learned a little more, with active examples as game elements), and yet, I beat it the same day I started it (with a few accidental crashings by my own clumsy code); simply put. Once more, to win, you must cheat. You don't need to be a 1337 hax0r; just be wise when, where, and how to modify things.
This game pretty much summarizes one of my life mottos the best:
a simple solution to an otherwise complex problem."
Sometimes, people just think too hard, or not enough. Wisdom is required in this game more than intelligence. Oh, and before you accuse me of using FAQs and the like, the most I ever needed one was for a story item that seemed out of reach, with nowhere else to go (I did things correctly before looking, apparently I just encountered a bug when trying to collect it that prevented me from being able to pick it up). That aside, I figured out the rest. Oh yeah, and I managed to skip one or two parts by merely brute-forcing my own solution the developers didn't think of (one word, bridges. I didn't need to code a part of it to pass ^_^. Did my own brand of cheating in a game about cheating.).