I got two things on my mind: Small 'n' cute characters and long gameplay with a lot of searching around.
Heh. Anyways, I really enjoyed it, though I would say it was a bit of an exhaustive process finding everything I needed and talking to the right people until I could find the protagonist's friend...
...but somehow, despite that, it was still somewhat fun to play through, considering the quirky humor and the woes of each of the townsfolk.
So, yeah. It was pretty nice.