Big thanks to AkarithePeanut for their thoughtful, fair, and well-written review! I've been able to make some new additions to the game since it's release and will be uploading a version 1.2 in the coming days (hopefully this weekend).
There still won't be a tutorial for it though! ;) So be prepared to be thrown into the deep end immediately!
After watching some people play IRL, I will recommend that: In those instances that you can't attack an enemy because they've moved away, be sure to use an Energy move or Skill move to buff your stats. Also, be sure to get the treasure chest on the boat when you first begin the game! Items are meant to be used!