I would suggest a beta reader.
In general and specifically. We just so happen to be embroiled in a contest currently, so some people that are actually amazing at that stuff might be a bit busy, but I would ask around.
Because some of the dialogue is honestly a bit stilted, unnatural, and exposition-ly.
And I'm not sure if you want the villain to come off as cool or not like a Sephiroth. Because he instead comes off as an incel. Also, why would he want to return to the kingdom for a wedding coronation?
He's already kidnapped his underaged bride-to-be.
Oh, I would explore that aspect of his character.
It could make him more memorable.
That and maybe investing in some world-building. Even something minor like naming the kingdom.
Although that's a more stylistic thing. I can get wanting to keep things simple for the reader.
But, yes, I would be careful in making sure certain dialogue, and the events that might be happening in a scene, doesn’t come off as awkward or badly worded.
That's something that I struggle in as well.
I had to google that. But I do see a bit of the inspiration now.
Good luck with any potential changes.
It's between Alioth and Alkaid for me.
Sounds like a lot of moving parts.
Many a time has there been someone whose bit off more than they could chew for their first story-game.
With my first story that's still unpublished, I had to take it down because I wasn’t happy with the result. I had planned two paths with two perspectives, before having both paths reconvene in the present, but through two different perspectives, depending on whose path you chose first.
But then I soon learned that I would have to make a different cast of side characters for both to interact and play off of with. And ultimately one path had to be cut completely and many scenes as well for both. Before one path was done away with completely.
Sometimes it's better to do something simple at first, unless you have the confidence to do so. And sometimes confidence isn’t the sole thing that a writer needs to complete their work.
And a story like this sounds like it would need the assistance of advanced editor, as well as variables to make it work. I dunno, maybe something like this could be done using a regular editor as well, but 8 paths, different acts, different companions for these acts? With some of these different companions having unique dialogue in certain rooms? That's a lot of different variables to be accounted for.
But there have been first stories that are honestly as good as any featured story of a seasoned author, done by a new writer. So I won’t say it cannot be done, but the work won’t be easy, I think.
But there's an advanced editor forum just for asking for advice on the technical side of things like that.
So, I suppose you can keep that in mind if you still want to keep some ideas, or all, for this story.