Finished it, LOVED IT. You've got a really good thing going on here.
First of all: that aestheticccccc. Not gonna lie, I bought it right away because I liked the art of these screenshots so much. What can I say? I'm very art-oriented. Haha. I'm so drawn in by those neon colors. Very Protomen-y.
I LOVED the point and click sequences. They're super well done. The scenery is gorgeous (I loved the light streaming through Sasha's apartment window!) and read clearly while also being detailed and fun to explore. If I have to say a nitpick, I will say that the one thing that drives me crazy about all point-and-clicks is that I hate clicking madly all over the place to make sure I didn't miss anything. It'd be nice if clickable area glowed on hover-over, but I understand if that's too blatant!
The character portraits were very nice. Such a neat and unique style. I thought it was a little odd in some spots that they had no alternate expressions (at least a smile/frown to alternate between would be nice, since seeing Sasha smile while getting upset about something was a little jarring!) but the blinking/floating/whatever animation, made them more lively, so it wasn't too big of a deal.
The opening sequence was stylish and attention grabbing!!
I liked the very quiet typewriter SFX that went with the dialogue. I actually really like subtle text SFX, as long as they aren't too loud, so I appreciated the low volume.
The story is interesting, if not a little convenient sometimes (why was there...
a flashlight in the tree? LOL although the dialogue leading up to Sasha checking the tree was very funny
). I gotta say, I want to see more of the cute cashier girl. B) I blazed through the whole game in maybe an hour, and now it hurts so badly that I have to wait for episode two.
In some ways, it gives me The Wolf Among Us-ish vibes (which is a huge compliment from me because I adore Telltale's point and click games). I'd be interested in seeing puzzles other than (or more involved than) the cryptology puzzles in the future, but for a first episode, they were neat and pretty to look at!
Two more quick nitpicky things:
The padding on text balloons that go on the right side seems to be off. Sometimes the words float off the text balloon. It was never intrusive, but it looked a little odd at times.
Typo? "no idea what you're talking ______"... I almost missed it myself, but then I re-read it. It's a small thing!
All in all, I really loved everything about it. The presentation was great. Cannot wait for more!