Matthew: god this is pretty. Even the pink trees that I normally hate in games work really well here. I didn't recognize those pine trees and I really like them, and other people had to point out to me what that building in the northwest was based on and I liked that too. (I know most people aren't spriters themselves and this contest isn't really about having cool unfamiliar sprites, but fuck it, I love cool unfamiliar sprites.) Also the grayscale area in the center, the gray plants are a cool touch there that makes it all the more unsettling. Uhhh...the treetops in the autumn forest look kind of wonky? I get what they're supposed to do but it's still sort of a goofy look.
HeroOfFire: I think my biggest problem with this is how monotonous it is, for such a large map. It just feels...padded. It'd be a cool enough concept for a normal-sized area, but a map of this size really needs more landmarks and variety--or just to not be this size.