One of the best games I've played here in a while!
I love games like this one. It's nice to use my brain here for a change. Most stuff on NG doesn't challenge ones logic much. In fact most of the stuff makes me dizzy and sleepy if I play it to long. This one requires some concentration.
Some levels were very challenging. I personally think the one were you had to kill the monster with that rock was the hardest. As far as I remember it was after the one in which the thief appeared for the first time. It was fucking confusing, even the second time I did it. Yet I think the whole game could have been somewhat harder.
The 8-bit art is great, reminds me of my childhood and great games like monkey island. Whatever, I like almost everything about this. The only thing that I think is unnecessary and a little annoying is the 5 resets medal. It's just a bunch of work noone wants to do.
Can't wait for the second episode. Maybe you'll insert some new obstacles?