Folk Tale definitly is the most promising game on Early Access, the concept is amazing! building and maintaining a village, create a small army and do RPG like quests. Every character has his own level progression and loadout, and it's gonna be a Sandbox game which is awesome. BUT, since the release in may 2013 the devellopers haven't added anything besides the save and load feature and a few bug fixes. I know games aren't created over night but I thought the point of Early Access was, at least according to Steam, that you buy a game for a low price, you get to play it AND see the game evolve, but nothing really changed since the release. The devellopers are still working on it though because they release "dev blogs" every now and then and some youtube video's to show us what they did. So what's included in the game when you buy it in it's current state, a tutorial which takes about 1-2 hours to finish, thats pretty much it.
If one of the devellopers is reading this here's some advise that will statisfy most players; add the map editor, we might not be able to do anything with the maps we created but at least we get to play around with it. And maybe you should add showcases like they did in ArmA III, like small quests that can be started through the main menu to show some new monsters, enemies and features. I'm not a develloper but I cannot imagine it would be hard to do, and you will regain some trust with the people who have forgotten about the game or lost faith in it because they didn't see anything change for months.
So should you buy it, if you like the concept, yes. It might only have tutorial for now (and you should keep in mind when you buy it that it might be like that for another few months) but as the game grows bigger the game will become more expensive. And to be honest, it's probably the best and most fun tutorial I've ever played so the game should be great when it's released.
EDIT: The developer told me in the comment section that we'll get a preview of the location editor during the christmas patch!!!
Posted: November 27th, 2013