So I gave this game a few hours of my time, and I have to say I'm disappointed. I am fully aware of the possibilities and limitations that come with creating a game using RPGMaker, as I've used the program myself quite a bit, and I can tell you right away that this game isn't much more than stock resources piled onto a bland story.
There are a few interesting features, such as designing your own party, but in the end these features aren't used to their full extent, and the way it's done is very generic. Customizing stats and skills is fine in itself, but the system used here is, once again, very generic and doesn't offer much customization other than "make a good build or make five different bad ones".
Graphics are mostly, if not completely, stock, which in itself can be fine, but when the game fails to produce any other redeeming qualities I can't help but notice how I've seen the graphics many, many times before. The music feels completely random most of the time. Especially during the flashback cutscenes. It just feels like the creator didn't know what music to put there, and just randomly picked a song from a playlist.
The story... I don't get it. What's my motivation? Why am I bothering with these guys. Just telling me I met some people and trained for some time doesn't really give me much of an emotional attachment to my party. Making them all mutes doesn't help much either. I assume I want back into my own world. It's only been a year, right? Why am I doing random fetch quests for people when I should be trying to get back home? Why do I care about what happened lots and lots of years ago to some pretty funky music?
As the game is a RPGMaker game with very basic battles and graphics, it really only has story to rely on. Unfortunately the story is simply not there, or if it is, presented in a way that makes me not care at all. And this comes from a diehard RPG fan who loved a bunch of the more recent retro-styled RPGs out there.
If you're looking for a retro-RPG with a good story, this is sadly not the game for you.