Well... This is interesting.
I'm someone that adored your first short game "Midnight Scenes" and I couldn't wait for your next game. You should have seen my excitement when I received the notification that you got a new game out. But... I have some problems with it. It's not bad my any means, but please, hear me out.
Let's first point out the good things: The presentation is top notch, far better than Midnight scenes. I cannot believe how much have you improved. The game looks gorgeous. The pixel art is done with such love and care, you can feel the passion, and, I must say. At the very beginning of the game, I truly felt comfortable and warm in the protagonist house.
The music is harmonious and melancholic at the same time.
The sound effects are great.
I don't like puzzles much, but they were okay. I just sometimes found it a bit frustrating to hit on everything and seeing nothing happening. I don't like scratching my head to know what to do and it pull back the experience for me.
What for me ruined the experience was the story. I understand that this may come from a very special place to you (as you dedicate this game to your father). But I couldn't stand it. I never had any clue as to what was going on and when I finished the game I just felt disappointed. I didn't get any message out of this and the bird at the end just left me saying "why?". I know that there are games that tell stories without saying a word. But in here it seemed you have trouble conveying your message. It was too convoluted.
I'm truly sorry if my criticism offends you, I truly am and I do not intend to hurt anyone with this review, but I'm telling you how my experience was. I hope that your next game is great. Midnight scenes was truly wonderful, and this wasn't a bad experience AT ALL, it just was okay for me. You have a lot of people that is loving it for what I can see, so that's good. Many people enjoyed your game and I'm happy that other people could have a better experience than I did.
I will still follow you and wait for you next game, I'm truly excited.
Best wishes :)