This shows an immense amount of promise. Very few WG/inflation games have anything close to this level of polish, production values, or content. I’m very excited to see where this goes.
If I can bring up one minor criticism, it’s the process of adding party members. Whenever I play a party-based RPG, it’s something of a pet peeve of mine when one or more party members are at a lower level than the others. Even if their power is balanced to compensate, the thought that some party members are weaker than others bugs me.
Furthermore, in this demo, one of the party members is way too easy to miss. In order to add Centari to the party, the player needs to unlock his laboratory by hitting two switches well past where he is. Then, despite no indication that the door is unlocked, the player needs to backtrack through the room. When I first realized the situation, thanks to my aforementioned gripe with level disparity, I restarted the demo in order to flip the switches while beating as few enemies as possible. Then, after recruiting Centari, I painstakingly beat every enemy in the level in order to power him up. I almost did the same thing when Cupric joined the party.
One more thing. I agree with everyone asking to have female characters added to this game. That said, I imagine that there’s no easy way to do so when your game includes OCs that people have presumably commissioned you to include.