So I really like the premise of this game, and the writing is good so far. Unfortunately, I’ve barely entered the dungeon and I’m stuck
[spoiler]in complete darkness, staring at a table I can’t quite see (I used the torch earlier, in the dragon’s cave, so I have no light now). Immediately after examining the portcullis, I took the way back to the kitchen. From there, I had to proceed to the dining room, which gave me three options: examining the chairs, the table, and reviewing the clues. After I’ve done all this, there are no further clickable options and I can’t proceed.
(By the way, there was one more bug in the dining room - examining the chairs gave me descriptions for both “light” and “no light” situation, in one screen).
It’s a shame, because the game seems promising. Guess I’ll wait for an update, or maybe load a saved game and try proceeding through the portcullis first, instead of going to the kitchen.[/spoiler]
Edit: I loaded a save state and completed the game.
[spoiler]Turns out that if I examine the room behind the portcullis first, later in the dining room I have the option to ask the kobold for help and everything works fine.
Really enjoyed the characters and tone. I only wish the investigation was more involved - as it is, you don’t really need to pay attention to the descriptions, checking your clues is enough to solve the case - with the exception of the tuft of hair, where you need to remember what was said about the plant it smells of. The game was fairly short, it took me about half an hour to complete it. Also, it felt quite linear, but I guess it’s not completely so, given that you can enlist the help of a different person.[/spoiler]
All in all, an enjoyable experience, well-written and with likeable characters, but limited gameplay.