I have been wandering around itch.io looking for assets and I randomly stumbled upon your comment on the page's of your characters' designer, so I decided to give your "demo" a go.
I must say that I am really impressed. I will leave a couple of suggestions, since you are interested in polishing the game!
- I would reduce the number of screen shakes and probably remove the drum sound that accompany them. It gets old rather quick :)
- Maybe because I am not an English native speaker, but the use of "them" not to assume gender detracted a bit from immersion. I would have been happier to be able to choose the pronoun myself
- The "drama" soundtrack is the weakest of the pack. It works, but, mmm...
- I like the rage outburst of Tutorial, but.... Considered the more nuanced reference games you picked, I think it should have started more subtle and ramp up during the game.
These are my suggestions. Overall I didn't expect to be surprised by the game, but I had a wonderful time.
Keep up with the good work!