This release gives us a solid foundation for awesome future adventures. This first adventure is a little shallow, though
But to its credit: the game came out pretty much on time (a rarity for Kickstarter), and it delivers a solid core game. Also, it's a budget game -- you're not paying $50 or $60 for this title (it's $20 on Steam as of this writing).
The game world looks rich and interesting -- the art is fantastic, hand-drawn with amazing detail. To its detriment, it almost looks TOO good -- you desperately want to wander, discover, and interact with everything. However, to get a game done on time and to market to get the developers paid, the main quest line is very linear, pretty short, and doesn't provide much chance for exploration. There aren't many objects with which you can interact, no major undertones or sub-plots, and not a lot of NPCs.
However, what is there is pretty fantastic -- so I can easily see new story modules being really good when time is taken to populate the world with people and 'stuff' more thoroughly.
* Excellent, detailed, hand drawn graphics give the game a lot of richness and visual style
* Music is generally very well done (by the composers of the SNES version)
* Combat is solid, a little easy in this first module, but does the turn-based/cover-based combat thing very well
* Characters in the game are interesting and have some depth even with the limited dialog/interaction in this module
* Lacks much to do in the game world other than the primary quest line
Overall, if you like turn-based sci-fi RPGs, it really is a must-play in my opinion.