I have to say, I am impressed with this game. I admit, when I first took a look at the art, it seemed a little to "girly" for me, like a lot of other "shop" games you seem to see popping up in the last few years targeted towards preteen girls (the "Mama" series for instance).
However, looking at some vids, The actual game-play seemed pretty interesting, so decided to get it scene it's on sale, and I have to say. good game. While the art is a little to "cute" for my tastes, it's well done and eye catching, and the game play mechanics for the most part are well thought out, It really challenges you to play your day, even WEEK ahead of time; will you go into a dungeon and gather supplies? will you play the market and rack in some nice cash? will you stroll around town meeting new people?
The Story is a tad weak, but far better than some games of the same Genre, and the writing is done very well, with a mix of good humor and some sweet moments. They could do with some flushing out and a few less cliches, but most of the Characters are lively and will grow on you, either in a good way or bad; You'll feel a twinge of sympathy for the Wife-beaten Guild Master, while you'll come to hate the Old Men and Little Girls who visit your shop (stingy Pricks!), As well as a good number of other characters I won't spoil.
Combat-wise, the game can be slightly strange. While all it all it feels like a common Hack-n-Slash Dungeon crawler, it still feels quite different from others. For one thing, your character is not actually the person doing the fighting. Rather, you hire a "Adventurer" to do the dirty work for you. This brings a wide variety of play styles into the game, as you are not locked into one "Class". Adventurer equipment management can be quite a pain however. You've two options. First, you can "Loan" items to the Adventurer during a dungeon, while this is the easiest way, it also greatly cuts down on the number of items you can bring back from dungeon. Another way is to sell items to your Adventurers in your shop. which they then equip semi-permanently (till you sell them better gear) however this can be much more difficult. As not only much the Adventurer first VISIT your shop, but then they have to actually choose to buy the item you want to sell them, and THEN you have to get a good price for it! Often times you find yourself selling a good item for far far less that it is worth, simply to get them in better gear.
Ok, I'll shut-up now lol. Anyway, all in all, It's a Great game. there are some stuff that would have made it even better (would have loved to walked around town, instead of having a menu option, and what does a man have to do for English voice actors dang it!!!!), but it have it's charm and will fit in well in any RPG or RTS lover's Library!
Final Score: 8.75/10