Writing, art, music & story: Awesome
I'll give the devs A for effort, but in the end, gameplay for a sidescrolling beat-em-up is just horrible if you grew up on stuff in their heyday from the NES/SNES/Sega/Arcade era. If you grew up playing Double Dragon, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Final Fight, TMNT arcade, etc, the controls are just really so clunky and un-satisfying. Same with killing normal mobs it just doesn't feel as visceral killing destroying them compared to games from over 25 years ago.
This may sound like an oxymoron givel that it's pixel art, but this game is a good example of developers that put graphics over gameplay, and it's a real shame given the game world's novelty potential.
Verdict: even though I got the game as part of a bundle, I couldn't even slog through 10 minutes of it. Sorry devs, but you guys didn't do your homework. You've really got to raise the bar given the history of the medium. I've played free flash games that are more fun than this. Do better QA & Testing next time.