428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~The use of actual photos instead of character sprites makes it one of the few VNs with actual art direction going beyond picking a sprite. Also great when it comes to setting up payoff.
AgonijaThe title perfectly sums up my experience reading this, from its baaad English translation to the make-shit-up-as-you-go plot.
Analogue: A Hate StoryThe concept of reconstructing an extinct civilization and the reasons for its downfall through reading left behind documents is intriguing and implemented very well. The endings and gameplay feel a bit disconnected from the rest though.
Aviary AttorneyFun and more mature Ace Attorney clone with a great artstyle, but too short to leave a lasting impression.
Fatal TwelveA nice spin on the Battle Royale scenario focusing on its well developed cast. The finale was kind of meh, but it didn't take away too much from the rest of the VN.
Fata morgana no YakataUnlike anything else. If I had to criticise one thing, it's that while all individual stories were very well executed, I didn't like the "backstory of a backstory of a backstory" structure that much.
Heart of the WoodsStarts out very strong, but the fantasy elements in the second half just didn't work for me.
HimawariIt's pretty solid, but nothing mindblowing. Dropped it during the last route because I didn't care enough about the few remaining mysteries to go through the amount of SoL it was probably about to throw at me.