This game is honestly more fun than I was expecting for the development stage that it's at. Considering this is an early access build, there's a lot to do! No bugs I'm running into that make the game unplayable or intolerable; mostly just small cosmetic ones. I picked it up and played around for several hours. Still have quests to do but I figured I'd add in my two cents!
-The art is gorgeous. Environments and assets are really pretty, the pets are super cute (I grabbed so many beacons in the hopes I could have a bunch running around my town but alas, need more berries right now).
-OH MY GOD YOU CAN MOVE THE TREES AND PLANTS. I was so freaking happy when I accidentally scooted a tree out of the way while setting up stuff on the starter island. It's like setting up your town in Animal Crossing and not having to build your path around rocks cause you can just MOVE THEM. I love that SO MUCH.
-That said, town building is pretty fun. I've enjoyed the sorta RPG-with-a-developing-storyline-but-you-can-sit-around-and-make-stuff-at-home thing. Personally I enjoy those types of games so I'm having a good time.
-I like the COG system; it's a little bit like being able to change your classes ala Final Fantasy V since it grants you different abilities that let you battle differently. Being able to remove them is awesome for those who want to find the best set ups for their favorite captains.
(I don't think I have real cons at this point, more like things for the devs to consider moving forward)
-I feel like the battle music could be a bit more hype, but that's just my opinion.
-Certain gatherable items like berries seem to have a front face. If that front face is against a wall or stuck behind bushes, you sorta walk around it in circles and can't have it.
-The battle system feels a little bit on the slow side; even an "easy" map seems to have long battles. A "normal" map was difficult to the point that I KOed more frequently than I felt was right.
-The walk speed is also a bit slow for my taste? But again, that may just be for my taste.
-That said, being able to scroll around on your town and click things rather than walk across it from building to building might be nice. Could be offset if you walked faster though I guess.
-An option to repeat a task after it's been completed would be nice.
-There are some weird animations (the main character walk feels a little clunky), but nothing really distracting.
TLDR I'm looking forward to where this game will end up in the future. It's already really promising and I'm gonna go back and do some quests now.