I can only agree with most of you guys. I just finished act 2 and i am very happy with it.
Here is what i wrote after playing through act 1:
"I think it is a great game, but some important aspects are missing for me. I really like the fascinating atmosphere, characters, graphics and the story in this awesome surreal world . But the puzzles were way too easy and the game seemed very short, even if its just half a game. Actually i was quiet surprised that the game did not start at the end of act I along with harder puzzles i was expecting after the short “warm up”. In addition i think the interface is too simple. Just clicking the left mouse button and dragging objects does not give enough options. How about a “look at” function. "
Well and now I can say that the game still has a fascinating story and Atmosphere. I like the way the story goes on and the twists it has.
The puzzles got pretty hard in act 2, what is the time for a big "THANK YOU!", because that was the main thing I was missing in act 1. I think the amount of clues was absolutely right and the puzzles were all solvable if you just observe everything closely and think for a while.
Also the length of act 2 is great, what may also have something to do with the harder puzzles. In that context i am really happy that you took all the time you needed to do everything right. So far i think everything i critizised was perfectly corrected act 2.
And then there is the interface...i still think you could make interesting puzzles with more actions than clicking your left mouse button. But i think i am ok with it after all. I really had to laugh when Vella said something like "i need a pull, a push or anything!".
So to sum it up: GREAT WORK!!!
I really hope we will see a new adventure game of your team soon! I would back it again any time.