As such, attached are a list of things that I personally would like to see, in no particular order. Some of these things may be already intended to be implemented, but I have not found a "Upcoming Features" list anywhere, so here I go.
・Camera Rotation Buttons and free-view mode.
Since the game uses a following camera instead of static camera per room approach, I would like being able to designate two buttons to rotate the camera left, and rotate the camera right. A zoom in/out would be nice too, if it doesn't interfere with the vision you had for this game.
I would also appreciate a free-view mode where you can look around from the viewpoint of the girl, or the robot. I did like the windows that were accessible that had nothing to do with the puzzle that you could look out of. A free-view mode would have been amazing to have at that point to view the scenery outside those windows. Gamers have always loved to look at the world outside of the immediate game area, and that would be a great tool to use to further the depth of the game world.
Unless the difficulty is going to scale as you advance through the rooms, I felt that with the robot's ability to 4 shot (5 if the target blocks) with his bow, made combat borderline trivial.
After realizing I had a bow, I decided to shoot the first robot I saw from a distance. With practically no reload time, the enemy was reduced into a pile of scrap within a few seconds.
Even when I was assaulted by multiple robots, I just turned around and ran back, they slowly followed me, and were also reduced to scrap.
I really like the decision to not allow the robot to move when shooting. It did add an element of risk management. If there are more types of robots, like fast moving ones, or a horde, they would close the distance and mob you if you decided to be a sniper. And I am also under the assumption that there would be at least one puzzle where you have to protect the girl from getting killed, which would not be an optimal time to be standing still and sniping.
I personally would like side step and backstep options with a double tab to liven up the sword fighting. They could be tied into the robot's shield stamina bar thing to ensure that they would not be abused, and allow the user a choice to try to dodge the swipe or take it with the shield.
In terms of actual sword fighting, if possible, I would like to see a sword swipe intended for attacking your enemy, and a wide swipe that would hit multiple enemies in your front arc, but do less damage. Of course, that would increase the number of buttons required for combat, which seemed like the opposite of your goals.
I would like for keybindings setup to be accessible ingame. And building on that, the current version (0.005) does not detect the direction-pad of my USB controller, and also will not let me set any of my mouse buttons as a keybind.
The one thing that threw me off slightly was the way you had to move the character when using a keyboard/mouse setup. I personally would have appreciated limited strafe left/right buttons that I can swap my A and D keys to for when I play this game with keyboard and mouse. I assumed that this would be a non-issue for people who used controllers with the thumb sticks, but have yet to unpack my xbox controller to test that out.
・World, art, all that fancy stuff.
Immediately, I was drawn in to the world and the art of the game. I am always a sucker for the in medias res style of storytelling where we get to find out about the character, often alongside the character. Until we see more of the story unfold, I can't really offer much in this regards. I hope you can find a good pace to serve us the information throughout the game.
The art itself is really cute and heart-warming. The modelling could use a little more work, but is in the ballpark of the balance I like between realistic and fantasy, fitting for this type of game.
I enjoyed the teaser immensely, although I would like the ability to bind the shield block to a mouse key, right now I have to figure out what key I want to bind the shield to.
It is my firm belief that you guys have a solid foundation to build a wonderful game upon. Thank you for following through with the kickstarter, and I hope we can see more of this game soon!