TLDR: Get it if you liked the previous game, but only on sale
The game is cute and funny with likable characters.
It shows the backstory of how Nate and Critter met.
There is a hard difficulty mode if you want to make the puzzles a bit harder
Very few screens, so there is lots of backtracking between the same screens which gets annoying.
Most of the puzzles are unintuitive, forcing you to go the route of clicking / talking / combining everything until something moves you along.
The character switches and passing inventory between them is poorly executed. This was done better in Day of the Tentacle back in the 90s. The makers of Critter Chronicles know about DOTT, since there is a reference to it in the game.
Speaking of, there are way too many pop culture references in the game, replacing actual humor and not really fitting in with the setting established in the previous game