This review is for players, that like RPGs but don't have much time to invest into a single flashgame on NG. It may seem QQ, so beware.
Alright, it looks like a classic one. You know, one of those old 8-bit-games, love 'em. The story seems deep, you have three kids in a forest village, bored out of their minds, so they wanna start exploring and go deeper into those forbidden woods and beyond. Backgroundwise you can find bits and pieces about an old war, three countries and lost tech laying around all over the world.
But every single RPG is judged by its Battle-System. This one is Round based, with Attack, Magic (which you don't have from the beginning), Item and Flee, pretty standard. There is no auto-attack and the characters seem to have a high chance to miss their targets (around 25%, I guess). The kids only have a stick to bash the monsters with and they have no magic (which everybody in the village seems to have, also the game tells you, that it's kinda like Avatar Elementalbending for them). So sadly, battle is a) terrible slow paced b) not rewarding.
This makes the beginning pretty dull. The first Level-Up is around 7000 EXP and every fight on the first map seems to give only 200-300 EXP with no money and bare to none items, so you have to grind.I played it until all three kids had their first level-up to see if maybe they would learn some kind of attack to make the fights less tedious (and more interesting, I mean: MAGIC, yay!). Nope, you get nothing besides higher stats
I then checked, if maybe I could sell the loot to get better weapons, but everything costs 1000 or more (and I barely reached 500 Gold including the 400 Gold from the Start). This is, where I stopped playing, because I didn't see any point in it.
This game needs a way bigger carrot for beginners, to motivate them to play. Giving each character a single elemental spell would help. If not (maybe it's storywise not rational), the loot should be sold for way more than 10G ea. Otherwise battling is too dull: 2-3 Fights, run back to village and heal up, 2-3 Fights, run back to village and heal up, 2-3 Fights, run back to village and heal up...
Thus, it's only 2.5 Stars :(