That sprite...while it could be funny in the right hack (like, say, as a Lass sprite in a game that is primarily comedic) I don't think it's proper as a player character. It's a young woman in an embarrassing position; which may be fun if you're a straight guy, but from the perspective of my feminist-leaning self it's a bit unnecessary. Why is she flashing her ass and panties? Is the male hero thrusting his groin out in a similar manner to give us ladies something to admire? It's unlikely he is and that's a double standard (note: I don't actually want the male sprite to be doing that! XD it's just a comparison to demonstrate my point. I know most gamers - and by far most ROM Hackers - are dudes, but far too often game developers take that to mean male PCs are "default" and females are "eye candy," hence why female armor is often so patently ridiculous in MMOs and "jiggle physics" are even a thing. And it's almost always only the female characters who have to deal with this...to this girl at least it's tiresome). Lastly, the story is fairly serious and the sprite unfitting simply for that reason (to me at least). It IS well-sprited, though; and I certainly have no ill-feelings towards the creator. :)
Of course, this is simply one girl's opinion and I accept I could be a minority. It's a bit degrading to play the game as a sexual joke, though, IMO. ^^'
Hey PPG, I just wanted to get your opinion on this sprite. It was done by Reb0rn as the heroin for the project and we just want to make sure that girls are comfortabke with it. We've actually gotten comments from guys who are, but girls that love it, so I don't really know what to think. So, what do you think?