I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities. I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good). I haven't...
You can overlap moves and that is essential for some of the harder puzzles so use it.
Don't waste a shot breaking a piece of glass - try and hit something first.
Explosives are great, and go through solid platforms.