With the final "gold" version now properly out, I played a bit more of the cartoony shooter last night, and was actually able to make some progress without hitting some game-stopping bug. The opening cutscene is so laugh out loud cheesy, it's amazing.
As for the actual gameplay, I'm very much enjoying the part where damn near any object can be grabbed, charged with explosive energy, and used as a grenade. However, I do wish that Matteo wasn't so quick to die. I know I'm not the best gamer, but come on.