Pretty good overall! The graphics and sounds are nicely done, and the musical track certainly adds to the somewhat mystical atmosphere of the game. However, the game's plot, although having a concrete conflict and goal, just seems somewhat obscure. Perhaps fleshing out the backstory or giving more information on these dragon creatures could help to further captivate the player as they play the game.
The gameplay itself has a few minor issues, the most agitating of which is the lack of a pause button. Also, as the previous reviewer stated, it can be tedious to exit to the level select screen to find that your progress has been erased. Finally, now I am just nitpicking, but I think those are hexagrams, not pentagrams.
This game could use a few alterations, but it is still a rather decent game with nice sound effects and visuals.
Thanks for your feedback, CrocaDino. I really appreciate it. I updated the game description and I would like to agree on the fact that the story telling could be more detailed. I will think of reworking it in a way that it might give some introductionary scenes / cut scenes? (A game is never finished, I think)
As the game is about solving a puzzle in time, I struggle with a pause button. But on the other hand, you're right. I could simply darken the screen / covering the puzzle to allow a pause from the game play without "cheating" :)
With every stage, the puzzles get more complicated, but the stages also get "shorter". So if you pass all rooms in a stage (you solved the stage), it acts as a save point. Maybe I should add the information somewhere on the screen what your position in that stage ist (i.e. room 8 of 12 or 4 of 5)?
It's idiotic that leaving to go back to the level select screen loses all of your progress. And what the hell do the bottles do?
The potions are needed in later levels. Thanks for your response, I added this to the game description.
If you do not finish a stage, i.e. running out of time and / or all lives lost, you have to start from the beginning of that stage. That's one of the challenges.