So far, the plot is a little thin in this game, it seems to consist of people impeding your progress to make you solve a puzzle, but the puzzles have all been really great so far.
For instance, so far into the game I've come across one of those "take animals across a river with a raft but you can't have more of one kind than another on a side" puzzle and the "find which weight is the lightest out of 8 using a scale only twice" puzzle.
So if you like logical and lateral thinking puzzles, and you also like beautiful Miyazaki-esque visuals, this will pretty much be game of the year for you, I'd say.
Yeah, I played the original game on Dreamcast as well as the European imported game on the DC as well. Both games are really amazing and unique games considering the games during the time they were made.