Just played version 10 and it is a really solid game!
I think that having your baby given away should have extreme consequences. There should be an option to give the mother sabbatical until you have enough money to 'raise' the baby. It is very annoying not to be told that a partner is pregnant, that a certain mage rank is required to keep the baby, and that since I only have 483 gold then the baby has to be given away. I think maternal bonds need to be much more impactful.
Died a few times at level 1. The permadeath option is great! Adds so much suspense. Laboratory potion-descriptions are a bit lacking (had to Google them) but now my laboratory is fully-upgraded and I'm ready for the next stage of my plans. An excellent sandbox with emergent gameplay and I appreciate the player-driven convergence between fetishes. In my case, age progression + aphrodisiac + edging. Or nagas + lactation + academic work. I've explored five areas and thus far the game feels truly open-world.
Feels truly open-world.