Good story, likeable characters and I also enjoy the detective part and hope to see more of this story-line, but I won't if I must grind through mini-games.
I understand some players just love mini-games, and more power to them. But I can't stand mini-games, especially when they cannot be avoided.
Persistent mindless grinding on mini-games is a common reason I will dump a game and never return. VN's make you grind quite a bit anyway and author's should remember that, for some, grinding is not fun. VN are supposed to be a pleasant and entertaining diversion, and surely we have enough grinding in real life. I know I don't need more.
Mini-games should be optional! Will you consider some form of switch or gradation control in the options section to turn off or limit mini-game content for players who detest them. I have just reached Elanor's tutorial mini-game, and I am finding it difficult to find strong enough words to elucidate my loathing.
It is your brain-child of course, and do as you like with it, but without the option to disable mini-games I am currently out of it, never to return, if I have to put up with the mindless rubbish of getting arrows in order so I can progress.
There are plenty of other games where I can focus on the story, which for me is significantly more enjoyable. (The real shame here is that you have a potentially great story developing which I will miss).
Your decision, of course, and if you decide you don't need me as a reader then that's fine, and I hold no malice, but I'll not be in any hurry to support this game or look at other games you might write in the future. Once bitten, ...
I wonder how many readers who regard mini-games with similar rancour just abandon games and don't bother to feedback their position to the Dev?
It is just a VN after all, and we both have the right to walk away from differences in style and opinion without much loss. As it stands, I have walked away. Whether I return is in your hands.