That doesn't mean that the show is boring at the beginning though, there's a lot of movement and despite the fact that the first island isn't as rich as the ones we see later, the build up and the actions that take place during the first act are enough to take your mind off of that.
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The writing for the dialogues between then isn't particularly good, barely does it's job, but during fights that require some tactical approach or even ones that don't, you can see how well can they work together, the best example being the small ruin exploration quest in episode 8, where some great fight scripting and some proper banter between characters proves my point.
Overall 7 Story 7 Animation 9 Sound 9 Character 6 Enjoyment 7 Fantasy is such a majestic genre.
The world is created only to be explored, and that can't be done without characters, so let's take a quick look at them.
Lyria saves him in return by sharing her powers, after which they begin their journey together, along with his childhood friend Vyrn and Lyria's protector, Katalina, to evade capture by the Erste Empire, which are after Lyria for her powers.