the time flies by. looked at the trophy and was surprised to see I had been playing for 40 mins! the pacing is rather slow but I suspect this was intentional and I enjoy it. the bug menace at no point seems to be a real threat, but that seems in line with their authentic bugness: something that feels overwhelmingly annoying and frustrating without the capacity of actually ending your life.
the beetles in particular were like this. most of the time you can completely ignore them, but as soon as a berry spawns you immediately have to deal with them. using the berries as a kind of honeypot was fun.