Finally played through this tonight ~~ it's super good!
I got a suboptimal ending, so I'll have to try again. ^_^U
Your art style really helped the characters stand out for me. Even though some of the motifs are well-worn, the story is consistently fresh and exciting. I didn't see any of the major beats coming.
I also dig the introspective way you write emotions, and the multilayered dialogue where characters say one thing and think another. I've never seen that technique used in a game before ~~ very cool!
The first minigame surprised me! It's super fun and I was surprised by how well I did, haha. I was like, "Phew, glad that wasn't too challenging!"
Then there's the second match and I was like "Oh no, joke's on me!" but in a good way XD
The way you blended the mechanics and the storytelling in the second match is very awesome!
Excellent work! I'll definitely check out the other games in the series once I get a different ending on this one!