Thank you for playing! Regarding the story, this demo takes place partially into the full game of Eons Lost and not the start of the story. That said, we adjusted the scenario to have more introduction battles, tutorials, and the such. In the full game, expect this area to be a little bit different, as the initial introductions and tutorials would occur in an area prior to the forest. Regarding the thumb blocking, we did notice some of that, but determined that the play style felt more natural than with a virtual D-Pad. For the full game we will consider options that will work around this.
Thank you for your comment, and we hope you continue to follow the development of Eons Lost and other 3 Halves Games titles!