I've just started, but I'm already finding something that makes this a huge pain in the ass.
- When I hit the Enter Key, it adds a paragraph break where I would think it would be common for the "SUBMIT" function to occur. This can lead to an non-viewable string (as it will be drawn outside of the box's viewport) that will lead to erroneous commands and won't be cleared unless it is deleted manually. The mouse isn't needed for anything other than clicking Submit, so the player will gave to go back and forth for each "page."
- Refreshing the page seems to restart the whole game. Is there a way to force feedback to confirm the refresh and explain that data will be lost?
EDIT: And I'm on Chrome - Version 35.0.1916.153 m (most recent), if that's a factor.
EDIT II: Also, since you have to click on the SUBMIT button, you will have to click on the text entry box to type the next command.
EDIT III: And a few other things:
[SPOILER:a4313ca96d]- After opening the chest, the room's descriptive text doesn't change to refer to it as already being opened or anything.
- When dying and restarting, the torch in the immediate east closet wasn't in the descriptive text, but I could still pick it up. Same with Blue Key, so I figure all the items do this. The descriptive text does reappear when you refresh the page.
- When you go back into the first second floor room again, the descriptive text is the same, saying "You have climbed up to the second floor," even though I came in from another room on the same floor.[/SPOILER:a4313ca96d]
All and all, not bad for a start. I hope I've been able to help, although I'm sure you've noticed at least some of the things I've mentioned.
EDIT IV: One more thing I thought of. When you enter a command incorrectly, instead of just displaying "Command not recognized," also show the previous input, that way the player can see what they did wrong and correct it more effectively for the next input.
EDIT V: One more one-more thing. The torch gifs at the top aren't animating in the Chrome browser, but it is animated if I open one of the torch images in a new tab.
They are animated on top on IE though.