Solid work here; the visuals and atmosphere work, fights were well-done and the character designs are good too. If there's one thing I'd want to comment on it's the fact that your story's execution *is* rather formulaic. The "save the princess" plot is something you've already admitted is a tired one, as is the "heroes band together to save the day" thing, and I think it could have been more worth your while to try and subvert expectations more than with just the ending. Maybe more jokes, maybe emphasize the fact that Eric's kind of useless at first so why would the archer want to join him unless she had something to gain, make the process of reaching the tower more over-the-top silly before the epic final battle, but at the same time maybe this wasn't your intention. Maybe you'd rather play it more straight, and I don't blame you if you did. As is, it was still a fun watch, and worth a follow for sure.