Visual novel style games are pretty hard to pull off. But if you balance the right elements (writing skills, use of sounds, background art) you can really make something special. And this feels like the start of something special!
Every aspect of this little preview teases a small part of something so exciting, and I can't wait to see what happens after our little adventure down the alleyway! The use of stats is a really neat little touch (I have a feeling my courage bar is going to be way low in the full game haha!), and the way the story is written makes me want to keep playing, which is of course an important aspect of a game like this.
Keep up the great work, I'll be lurking around waiting for the full game =)