You do not know...
...how long I have waited for this game. I thought you were dead.
Better than MW3!
A small walkthrough
Since there is practically no in-game information about where to go, here's a small walkthrough to fully complete it:
1) The graveyard: Go to the graveyard to the east of the city, then south and south again to witness your friend's abduction (use only melee attacks for the skeletons). At the end, buy the long sword at the shop and some strawberries.
2) The alchemist: go to wirewood forest, and follow the road up to the three-way crossroad. Go west and keep following the road, pass the closed door, up to the map, where you will have the option to go to the Alchemist's House. Listen to the legend and get the key and the spells. For the enemies, use melee attacks for plants and the bow for flying enemies. If you are level 4, go back at the village to buy the third sword.
3) The mines: go back to the closed door west of the crossroad and open it up to go to the Crystal mines. Enter the first one and follow the road to get a second key. Go to the exit of the mine, go east, then east again. Open the closed door, and follow the road (to kill the enemies, use your lighting spell to cort-circuit them and then attack with melee). Pass the closed door and continue to the boss, which is rather easy. Take the key, go back to the cell and free COG. Exit the mine, go west, go north to the third mine. Be careful to only walk on bridges and follow the road up to the second boss. It has two forms, for the second one just alternate dodge/melee and you will never be hit.
You get another spell, and the game ends.
I CAN'T FIND THE FREAKING ALCHEMIST!!!!!
great game overall
but there are some in-game problems, mainly regarding money and how you get it, sue the exp idea is great but enemies should give a fixed amount of money not go from giving 10-15 cash a fight to 0-2 cash a fight.