At the end of the day, this is all purely my opinion, and you may find some of the things I said do actually resonate with you and might be the catalyst for you wanting to jump in and try the game. If that's the case, awesome! Astellia isn't a terrible game by any means, and I encourage you to try it for yourself. It just doesn't feel like a great one yet.
Felix the Reaper is a surprisingly creative and entertaining 3D puzzle game that has an uncanny way of twisting dark humor and romance. If challenging puzzles with a nice background story are your thing, you can find Felix the Reaper on Steam on October 17th.
I would highly suggest giving this game a try for its story alone. Coupled with pleasant music and a distinctive art style, it is well worth the price of $10.99 on Steam. I enjoyed playing the game so much that I would even go as far to say that it was really worth double that. Though I did miss that feeling of player freedom, I did feel that there was enough there to keep me engaged in what was going on from a narrative point of view. If you're looking for a historical adventure game with a heavy narrative, give Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments down below!