I just played some of the extended demo and I'm much more excited for the game now than I was based on the original demo. I was a bit turned off by the mechanic of taking control of another character and making choices for them (which I guess is kinda weird and hypocritical when you think about it, I mean in all these games you take over the MC and make choices for her so why should it be weird to play a game where you're taking over a character who gets to take over a character) but I like that you have the option to not completely overshadow Melody and that the goal is to get Melody to the point where she's going to be OK without the MC. I'll admit, I was a little disappointed with the weight loss backstory still being there. That was a big issue for me with the game-I mean it was nice that the MC was vocally on the said of it being irrelevant, but the whole idea of weight loss being a magical gateway to romance and happiness is just something that I don't enjoy seeing in media (even when there's a character saying it doesn't matter).
Looking forward to seeing how this develops!