I’ve been playing the full version of the game for the last several days, and while I’ve found (and fixed) dozens (hundreds?) of bugs and crashes, none of them have been very severe. I have only defeated about half of the bosses so far and still have a ton of features that need to be tested, but overall, testing is going extremely well.
A few notes of interest that immediately come to mind:
The story boss fights are exactly how they should be - unique, fun, challenging, and psychologically rewarding. I received the beating of a lifetime from the first several bosses and had to adjust my entire party around them in order to win, even after I out-leveled them by quite a bit. I wish I could say more about these bosses, but you’ll appreciate them a lot more if they remain unspoiled!
Battles feel smooth and diverse, and if you don’t choose your targets carefully, you’ll die. Fortunately, the “Inspect” option on the battle menu allows you to view any creature’s trait, including those of your enemies. You’ll probably use this option quite a lot.
Creature summoning and breeding create an almost limitless number of opportunities to experiment. Each time I add a different creature to my party, the entire flow of battle significantly changes.
Spells are extremely useful. Some of my creatures battle exclusively with spells, while some of my other creatures are better at attacking, just as it should be. Buffs and debuffs are a lot more prominent in this game than Siralim, too. Later on, it’s possibly even worthwhile to make one of your creatures a dedicated dispeller.
The flow of the game is such that you’re always seeing something new, whether it’s a new type of item, a new creature, or an entirely new feature.
I guess you probably already expected most of what I’ve written so far, but from a developer’s point of view, it’s very relieving to see that everything came together as expected in the end. I can confidently say that Siralim 2 will not only meet, but completely exceed your expectations!
Expect an official Early Access release date to be revealed on May 16, 2016. And yes, it will definitely be released in May.