I didn't get far into the game because I died, but that's on me not taking the challenge seriously and being distracted at the time by other things. That said, I'll definitely be playing more of it later, so I might edit this post to rectify anything.
I found the game charming and interesting. Granted, I would have liked to have made my own crew to rock the world with (so to speak) but the group given to you worked well enough as was anyway. The battles are a challenge, but the game spells out what you need to do in them and that's great. The aesthetic is very nice - reminiscent of retro games, but with it's own special twists. Overall, the game has a lot of promise and I look forward to seeing how it looks when the dev finishes with it.
Also, the game over screen was worth dying for. ;p