I apologize for the goof on my part and not posting anything. I’ve been so active lately, I literally played yiur game, came back, and then looked at other games.
I will be replaying so everything is fresh in my head again. Expect feedback for real this time.
Edit: Reached the end twice. Whew.
First off, the game is fun. I love the spells, items, enemies, and dungeon crawling. I even like the charming little DnD mapbuilder pictures! All of it comes together in a game that is meant to be fun.
However, I actually felt the game was short for what it was. There’s the beginning dungeon, two or three side quests you can do, then two main ones, then the end, I believe? It just didn’t feel…you know, fulfilling or epic. I played a treasure hunting mage and even at the end, I felt like I wasn’t really progressing. Tested all difficulties up to Hard, and even on Ridiculously Easy, I wasn’t getting rich or growing in power. I just kind of wondered places for a little gold here, a little gold there. Maybe some kind of levelling system or more fleshed out narrative would help, but either way, there seems to be no real progression. I didn’t really have a sense of character the whole time. Because I wasn’t really allowed to.
Don’t get me wrong, @adrao, I love your games. I don’t know if you remember, but I was along for the ride during Tokyo Wizard and when that came out, it became, and still is, such a charming and fun game to play. Especially towards the end, role-playing my vengeful Necromancer with a dead samurai thrall at his side. You could turn that into an anime, and I would. But this particular game was a bit of a miss for me. It’s fun, and the world seems very interesting, but I’m not gonna lie. I play it, and remember how good at telling more fleshed out stories you are, and then want to revisit the Wizard: Genesis page.
But I get that this was experimental. And I doubt many other authors could get it as right as you did. It plays and feels like a game. But something is missing, and it just doesn’t hook me. Like I said, maybe if it had a deeper world, or a full party system, it would be what you seem to be going for. But as is, it’s a fun time killer. But not much else. To me. I do see potential here, like I said, especially with you, but in my opinion, it just falls short.