I'll give this game a 3.5/5, I did enjoy it! It has potential! (Please forgive me for being so long-winded, but here are my thoughts!)
- I did enjoy the initial "burst of sunlight," it at least gives the player a sense that's it's morning - as there is often just the one light setting for [these] games!
the fact that EVERYTHING appears to be interactive! As a player, I then know to search EVERYTHING!!
- Great map layouts!
- I'm no typical gamer in a sense: I often enjoy "exploring areas where I shouldn't be [at certain points in the game," and I *DID* try to go to the left of the home game screen; and COULDN'T: that's a great way to keep players on track!
- The battles weren't too bad, but by the time I reached the flowers, I was at 44HP - maybe he could find something like a Potion or some water in the flower patch? Help him along in his trek back? *Granted, [player] always wants to feel "full" with HP; if someone did die in the forest, I imagine it's becase they were "exploring" more; maybe increase the # of steps to troops? *One run through was perfect (just a few enemies to the flower patch and back); was the perfect amount, when you're going straight to the flowers - if you were to stop and explore along the way, yes it's easier to run into enemies!
Suggestion: *This is a great beginning! Instead of having this as "Chapter 1," have you considered expanding the storyline in chapters, and then you could include THIS chapter with Chapter One, as a Prologue? It would not only be a fun taste of what the game is like, it might come across to [player] that once the game is downloaded, they've acquired a BONUS game/chapter instead!!
*There was a previous suggestion (Vien comes home, and sister is gone) - that's pretty cool - he could continue by avenging his sister's disapearance...granted, it's easy for us to sit back and come up with storylines lol - I have a hard enough time with that as it is!
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed that ... and I apologize for being so long winded!! I enjoy writing hehe
*hug* I look forward to following your works, I hope to see more - of this story and others!