Small idea relating to the random item option.
The random item button is great, but I have one issue with it. It includes both the regular version of a weapon along with the upgraded version. This means you could possibly get the numchucks instead of the upgraded numchucks. This is rather annoying, as it is a handicap. I may as well just choose random items, see what I get, see if there is any regular version of an item, then go back to the menu and select the same things, only the better version. I hope I am making myself clear here. Basically, I know the developers read these discussions, do you guys think you could make a random button the same as the one you have now, but it only selects items that are either unique or the upgraded version of another item?
So, for example, the bat could appear, as it is unique, but not the regular shurikens, since the beheading ones are a pure upgrade, those ones should appear. Or heck, maybe just allow players to select certain items to NEVER appear in random games in case they really hate them, but now I'm just getting silly, it is a random button after all. It just feels wrong to me that I get a worse version of a weapon I have a better version of.
Of course, some unupgraded weapons should be kept too, like the REGULAR shrapnal bomb, since it is objectively better than the upgraded one. I'm just talking obvious upgrades here. Another issue would be that some item combinations stop you from damaging bosses. For example, the "final" boss. You need some sort of long rage weapon, that doesn't work when you have nothing but a baseball bat and a flamethrower. But that's an issue that's happening right now, maybe I'll make another thread.
Kind of hard to understand now that I re-read this. I'm sure you understand what I am getting at.