I used to try the game every once in a while before, and I got stuck in the forest too. However, when I tried the game last Sunday, it all just went "click".
Even though the game was very short (I could have completed it at day 1), I still found the game to be absolutely brilliant.
I'd recommend every living soul out there to complete this game, or at least get to level before dragon isle (levlel 4 i think). It was one of the cozyest locations I have been to in a game and will not be forgotten in my own personal history of gaming!