Posted: December 18
It's a pretty fun RPG with a decent story that's hard to put down.
The good: The combat is fun, the skills are nice to look at. The story is easy to get into, and the characters are interesting.
The bad: Movement is slow. I mean really, really slow. You walk along a long path with no ability to speed it up. You have to wait for the NPC to leave the screen before you can move, and there's no way to skip anything such as cutscenes or fastforward things like battle animations.
The ugly: No matter what you do in battle, if you're scripted to lose, you're going to lose. Even if you one shot the enemy, once the battle is done it'll pretend like you lost the battle, making it feel like there's no point to winning them. The finale brings up an interesting aspect of the story, namely the ability to (DON'T READ THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS) harvest the gems of enemies and add their strength to your own (DON'T READ THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS) but there is no mechanic in game to do that. You're also greeted with a strength +100 gem, but it's the only one you get and it's impossible to get more.
All in all, this game is worth $5 or even $10, but for a five hour game it's not really worth $15. Get it on sale if you can, because there's a part 2 that steam needs to add (and a part 3 they need to make supposedly) that will eat your money away if you buy it at full price. It's not worth $45 ($30 for both parts for a 12 hour game) for however many hours, but it's a fun game for a one and done.