Action-adventure with characters and stuff. Zeran's Folly was released on October 6, 2017.Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/665030/Zerans_Folly/Free version: http://zeransfolly.myroidtypecomics.com/freeversion.php
I can see what you're saying--the game is early in development and there isn't much there yet. I know this sounds wishy-washy but a big part of the game will be the characters and dark humor of the story. It looks like a straight-up level-by-level platformer right now but when it's done it'll be more like Zelda in that it will have dungeons connected by a big world.
It's good to hear that the gameplay looks at least adequate so far, though.