Did I enjoy it overall? Of course. :)
I don't know the characters well enough to have a favorite, but I was most drawn to spending time with Lancer -- bring on his awkward discomfort!!! He and I both know what he's doing with my wife, and I'm ready to spur on his guilty redemption arc lolol.
But as for me personally, I guess I'm most intrigued by the ringmaster Enzo(?). Since he's barely present in the demo though, I don't foresee how our interactions would play out...
No, hold on, I take it all back: the soothsayer is my absolute favorite. I forgot they were a character. Man, I love that I get a "yes/no" choice right out the gate. As much as my heart sang to answer "yes, one (1) fortune please" I just had to try saying "no"... I have a weakness for pestering vn characters.
And when that first screen appeared, WOW it was so cool, and by far the most memorable part of the game. It set the mood in an instant. I was mystified, and even felt like I could hear the voice of the soothsayer even without seeing their face.
What you can improve:
The dialogue choices are vague, and I've accidentally chosen the opposite choice more than once. For example, "Accept/Decline" doesn't specify if I'm accepting Enzo's offer for me to meet the troupe, or accepting Bezyl's remark that I need to get going... I ended up reloading a couple times to get where I wanted.
This game is also rather heavy with the exposition, and some of the dialogue lines would work better broken up into smaller chunks. I appreciate the lore though.
Otherwise, I love that you've moved the quick menu off to the lower right, and the tailor's shop has such a wistful, pleasantly medieval quality to it, sending me right back to memories of playing Cinderella Phenomenon and Ozmafia. I like a lot of your artistic choices here, and it's a deeply interesting choice to see such a crestfallen, almost defeatist version of the prince. I like him, I'm looking forward to seeing his character growth and where this ordeal will take him.
Also, amazing job pulling this all together ALL BY YOURSELF IN TWO WEEKS!!!!