Toki Tori 2+ - You learn five songs during the course of the game. These amount to being abilities I guess. Normally you learn them by finding other birds singing them.
But there is, apparently, absolutely nothing stopping you from just experimenting and discovering them on your own, way ahead of time.
Anyway I got through the caves and found what, I guess, was sort of a plot point.
The way this game conveys stuff without text is masterful.
Ys 2 - After I missed getting the bell in the mines (I am stupid it wasn't even hard to find jesus), I am now up to the snow fields. I like the Chronicles music in Ys 2 a LOT more than the chronicles music in Ys 1.