Good game, but by far not the best, by Hyptosis standards!
Here is my breakdown of the characters:
Sydney- Overall badass. Good for anything combat, and can get you out of most situations with ease. Street smart, too.
Rodney- Good with combat, but uses a ton of food, and is an idiot. Might get you into trouble.
Ash- Seems to be just average overall. Seems to get hungry quickly, like Rod.
Phil- Seems to be one of the smarter ones in the group. Good for most "find path" stuff, and can still fight okay.
Vivica- Just... *ugh* avoid using her if you want all the badges. A totally useless twat. Good for comedy and just about nothing else.
This game is easy enough that you can safely experiment with the non-Vivaca characters to find what situations they are good/bad in. You can also pick up new weapons, depending on the situation and chance.
Overall a simple game that is fun with little challenge. And most importantly, this game promotes one lesson above all others: DO NOT BE A VIVICA
looking forward to your next work, Hyptosis!