I had a few issues getting the game to start up. First I just got this:
Script 'Game_Temp' line 0: Errno::EACCES occurred.
Permission denied - C:\windows\Fonts\Batang.TTF
Then I ran it as an administrator and that seemed to bypass the error message, but then the game refused to respond and I had to terminate it. Then
I ran it as an administrator again
and it worked fine. So, uh, I don't know. Anyone else experience anything like this?
I'm starting it now, regardless. Surreal stuff usually isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I'll see where this takes me.
Edit: Played a little bit. I really think you should get a beta reader of some kind to check for typos and grammar errors -- they are rather frequent, which is unfortunate since they make it rather difficult to immerse myself in the atmosphere. I also have to say that your metaphors might be a bit
heavy-handed from what I've seen so far, but I don't want to judge a book by its cover, so I'll see how things turn out.
Edit 2: I have to say that the game mechanics are about as clear as mud. Yes, I know, surrealism, but it's kind of hard to play an RPG when I don't even know what my stats do, or even if they do anything at all. The manual isn't at all helpful in this regard. I think I can presume that "lethality" is attack power and the other two are either defense, magic defense, or magic attack, but the other four stats I'm completely clueless on. The status effects are very confusing, too -- the dentures and the manual both say that negative status effects should look like ghosts with bat wings but aside from Fuddle they, uh, don't. I can presume that Daft is the one that "prohibits use of higher faculties", but I have no idea about the others. In particular, "Smitten" doesn't seem to do anything from what I can tell. The skill descriptions are confusing as well -- Middens was fairly straightforward with them, but here I really have no idea what most of them do until I use them in battle. And even then...
Also, a bug: in the area to the right of the Bhudda, there are glowy orb things that chase me as if they're enemies, but they don't trigger a battle when they hit me. There's also that "STOP" guy who it looks like is supposed to block me, since there's an invisible wall in front of him? But if I head to the bottom of the screen I can get past it. Am I supposed to be able to do that?