Been itching for this game for so long! Super psyched!
This one's a bit character heavy compared to the first game's sheer isolation. It took me a minute to be ok with it, but it really works. The characters are charming enough to maintain my interest and help the environment nicely. I had hoped for a longer game, but it's definitely enough and is considerably longer than the previous installment. Good job! Music's nice. Gives it a good touch. Graphics seem to have adjusted a bit. A little less of the Earthbound flavor it seems this go around, but the style suits the game to a T and the animations of the moving parts are flawless. I bet there was a considerable amount of work put into the art assets.
The mystery takes a bit of a side-step while the game plays out. I noticed the drop that the phone-guy is human on the other line (not a spoiler. It's a side note in the first few minutes). The puzzles were clever. Simple enough but I had to check myself a few times at the end there which made me happy. Wouldn't want to game to be too easy!
All in all an excellent job! Now I have to sit on my hands waiting for the next one! Hopefully it'll come out a bit quicker, but I don't mind waiting for a piece to be this well-polished either.