In the developer's own words (Lauri Hosio):
Description: In Whiflash you play as a golem who joins the Stone Guard to defend his country. Your first mission is to get the POWER CRYSTALS from the caves below the Stone Fort. Your weapon of choice is the flail which is attached to your mouse. Whiflash is a Action RPG/Adventure game.
Move: WASD or Arrow keys Attack: Move the mouse quickly around like a flail Power-ups: 1, 2, 3 and 4 keys - Press again to de-activate Use potion: Q, E, 0 OR eat one in the Inventory Inventory(pause): Space, I, P, C
Whiflash is a fun, well made action RPG very similar to a number of classic games, but also unique unto itself. The whipping action of the main weapon certainly makes for some unique game action. The game play starts out with the retro. time honored task of killing a rat, but soon moves to battles and quests that are more involved and detailed. What it might lack in a little visual and sonic polish here and there, it makes up for by being a detailed and involved rpg.