Wow is this good. The whole Metroidvania Roguelite thing is pushing all the buttons, sure, but the controls are so tight and the flow of the game is so good that it just seems to be firing on all cylinders.
Today, I finally made it to the third section! Plus, right before that I unlocked a permanent upgrade that's going to let me explore the earlier levels even more. I was so damned giddy when those things happened back to back that it was kind of embarrassing.
This is another one of those games that has me firing up the console while thinking about maybe playing something else, but then saying, "Nah, I'll just play Dead Cells again."