The first chapter of BouT2 is absolutely amazing!
I found some minor bugs, as expected because of the early access version, but they didn´t affect the gameplay in a negative way and I had a lot of fun. I smiled more than one time. It started already with the intro/tutorial which has been a nice reference to a well known fantasy series and that was just the beginning - the game is full of references to modern fantasy games, movies and books. I´m sure I missed some by the first playtrough.
The VISUALS are the best ones, I´ve seen so far and I´ve played a lot of adventure games in the past. Full of details, you can discover something in nearly every corner.
The MUSIC recordings with the live orchestra will happen this month in prague. I guess this soundtrack will bring the game to a whole new level and improve the overall atmosphere of the game. It would´ve been great if the last kickstarter goal with full orchestra recordings had been reached, but unfortunately some pledges were missing for this milestone.
The CHARACTERS are lovely drawn and animated and perfect dubbed by famous voice-over artists (I played the german version).
I have to confess, that the DIALOGUES in the first chapter are long, therefor the pacing is a little bit slow, but the developer, king art, has talked about it yet and they said, that the pacing in the upcoming chapter will be better and that they are thinking about improving it in the first chapter. I miss some more close-up scenes or cuts to the characters while they are speaking - but that´s "complaining on a high comfort level" and there must be a goal to reach for the possible third BouT part ;-)
The PLAYTIME is huge: I played the first Chapter nearly 5 hours. If the following four chapters are as long as the first one, there will be at least 25 hours of pure adventure fun - that´s a big adventure game!
It was the right decision to support the game and the developer with the help of kickstarter to improve there vision of a wonderful adventure game in these days. I can´t wait to play the second chapter. Guess we can look forward to an amazing second part of the series! You should get it now, if you´re not already a kickstarter backer - it´s worth the price, won´t get cheaper until the "official release" early next year and you can play it right now with all the continual regular updates.