Still playing, but so far:
+ They improved the graphics a LOT compared to the previous episode. The 3D environment has much better resolution and textures, so the game actually looks great (the HO scenes less so). They also used hand-drawn art for the close-up scenes, which helps a lot.
+ Still very easy puzzles and quick-charging hints. The puzzles so far were mostly recycled from the previous game.
+ The HO scenes' graphic quality improved too, they are mostly easy now. The game kept some of the unexplainable objects in the HO scenes from the previous game. (What is a rocket or a truck doing in a steampunk-ish game?)
- There's a lack of plot (exposition). In the beginning the player is repeatedly told to save the children to restore the harmony. But it's never said who these children are, what kind of harmony I would need to restore and why their saving would restore said harmony.
- The map was more useful in the previous game, it no longer shows where I am, rendering it somewhat useless.
- While I still like the general sound design, the sound of finding objects in the HO scenes gets quite repetitive and annoying.