This game is a dumbed down Questrun
I came in and bought this game hoping for a more complete and overall better Questrun (who had a few glaring flaws), and I was sourly disappointed. To make a comparison, my review for Questrun starts like this :
"I first tried it out in Desura when I got it from a bundle... It was a terrible game. [...] What first looked like a pretty stupidly simple game was actually an hidden gem imo."
Well if I was to summarize this one as shortly, I'd say :
"I instantly bought it after playing Questrun for hours... it was a great game. [...] What first looked like a pretty great game was actually a no-brainer idle game."
Seriously, I feel like this is a downgrade compared to Questrun. First of all, the artistic side of things didn't get noticably revamped, so it's out of the balance, only thingthat really matters when comparing the 2 is the gameplay.
So what's new in Kohlar? Persistence, mainly. You keep items and levelup bonuses after each "quests", and you have some stuff you can do between quests (crafting, team customization and some "events" that are basically you choosing one of 2 options).
What this mean is that you cannot re-spec your heroes anymore between quests since they keep the same levelup patterns. So whatever defense/offense you chose will stik to you until you reset your save slot. This means that you will inevitably end up getting stuck against either a physical-heavy quest, or magical-heavy quest at one point.
Next, because of item persistence, as soon as you get ahead of monsters, by doing side quests and/or crafting efficiently, the game becomes an idle game. You will be much stronger than your opponents meaning that you can mostly kill 1-2 waves without interaction so all you have to do is alt-tab every now and then to proc skills and alt-tab back.
Honestly, I've kinda got burnt of the game after 2 hours, and I've got 30+ logged into Questrun, and I would go bac kto Questrun any day whereas I can't say the same for Kohlar.