This was a simple but well-constructed fairy tale, reminiscent of the sort of thing Enid Blyton might have written. A little bit on rails, sure, but quite sweet and charming nonetheless.
I'm a sucker for nostalgia. I miss the syle of fairy story where we had brownies and pixies, and where elves were mischievious little sprites that didn't look like Orlando Bloom or live for thousands of years. Where the whole company of fairy folk drank tea out of bluebells and used toadstools as actual stools, and no-one cared that someone capable of pushing a mushroom around really shouldn't be light enough to float off on a bit of dandelion fluff. So for me, this felt very much like a trip back into the vaunted halls of innocent childhood. You know, from before we discovered how well violent cartoons went with our just-add-milk breakfast cereal.
Although, I am glad the game was not much longer than it was. There is such a thing as too much sweetness and charm, and I am a sour old grump. Happily this game seems to have found a balance that works for me. Especially since the endpoint of the game makes the whole look like a prelude to one of the High Fantasy Quests that characterise post-Tolkien elf-kind, and I would really rather not see "The Lord Of The Rings" as written by Enid Blyton, or "The Magic Faraway Tree" as written by JRR Tolkien. Or do I? It's an intriguing idea, but a very different animal from what I've seen so far.
French toast with maple syrup and cinnamon, lemonade.
(Why is there no nest of warblers hidden in the reeds? There ought to be one! That other game said there would be one!)