Loli overload! That's a bad thing how? :P
I'm not saying it's bad. It is what it is. I was just surprised by the fact that every character is a teenage girl. I'll take the cute loli over the typical whiny/angsty/annoying male teenager any day of the week.
You said it. Overly cute any day over the boring archetypes that have been reused so many times.
It seems the colors are more vibrant, characters are more lifelike.
Totori alone looks a great improvement over Rorona and Meruru seems to take it even further. I just wish NISA wouldn't make us wait that much.
At least SEGA in the Yakuza series makes us wait just a whole year but with the Atelier series it seems the wait is much longer.
Rorona was my first and while the lack of an actual plot made me kind of sad at some points on the other hand it made me happy as the characters were more grounded, no one was wanting to be the hero (Snow, I'm talking to you) and there's no world to be saved or anything. I just wanna have my shop and some clients, that's it. I simply loved this simple concept.