Erased my progress 4 times. Still spent my time and ended up at the pervy monks' church after every progress loss. Great game, still trying to get to Zofia's Fortress. (if it wasn't for my glitchy saving, I would've finished the game twice) Can't wait for Chapter 2. :3
This game is really well-written and funny- great story, great worldbuilding, great characters. (Ysabel is my favorite) The music, while interesting, can be kind of grating from time to time. Also, the difficulty curve goes up WAAAY fast- if you don't pick the right skills at the right time, you may find yourself playing the same battle every day for a month, and losing. Every. Time. It's frustrating, and like I said, the music can get irritating, and I wish the ending was more satisfying- but the writing- and the art- are so good that it's still one of my favorite games that I keep coming back to. Great job. I look forward to the sequel.
What's missing from this game is some more replayability. Right now, after finishing the game the first time, there's not much of a reason to go back to it, and at present it's near-impossible to obtain any of the "Learn all of a character's skills" medals because it's impractical to spend the low amount of SP available on a single character, especially for Oksana whom you get quite late. A New Game + mode (after finishing the first time), or at least special optional 'puzzle' battles for more SP would really be nice to add that replayability (so I feel like it's worth it to have fun trying odd and unusual skill/money builds without enduring all the hassle all over again).
I really like the story and dialogue early one. Great start.