It seems like my save files from after the festival result in errors when I try to load. I also can't skip over text on a new playthrough even though I've definitely read it before. Is this expected? Should I just overwrite my old saves?
I had the same thing with my save files, and I think it was mentioned somewhere in the patch notes/on their tumblr (I think) that it requires a new save due to updated images/text in earlier chapters. I had to overwrite my old saves to and that solved it for me! I'm not sure about not being able to skip text, but for the game to work after this update you need to start a new save. Hope this helps! :)