I commented on your list in GREEN.
E (5) So-So
Piece of Wonder
3/10...Mediocre graphics with rather a fantasy plot. Has some interesting concepts and the battle system is nice, but the plot and development really fails to impress
Wind: A Breath of Heart
5/10...I really liked the mood of the game and I actually really enjoyed this game. The final arc is pretty interesting and I liked the characters a lot. But from an objective point of view, this game has a good concept but failed to carry through with the delivery.
Little My Maid
2/10...I think this is one of the older games so for its time, it might've been good. But, it's a really straight forward story that was really cliche and uninspiring. The artwork was okay, but again this game was an older game. It's supposed to be based on some japense myth about a man who married a mermaid or something.
4/10...This is apparently a pioneer of the horror/mystery genre of VNs...and was supposedly really good for its time. In my opinion, this one disappointed. I liked the art style, music and the mood created...but the story felt incomplete. I finished the VN and I still had no idea what the explanation and resolution to the mystery are.
D (6) Decent
5/10...I liked the Kotori path. The rest of the characters just did not have enough development to attract me and the events that occurred in their arcs failed to entertain. But, the music, artwork and overall look of the VN is really nice
6/10...Another really nice looking VN that fails to do anything to make it stand out, but its well created. The characters are interesting and the plot follows like an "ideal japanese high school dream" type of scenario. The music and artwork are great too. A good slice of life/high school romance VN; nothing more, nothing less.
Tears to Tiara
8/10...I really liked this game but I have a soft spot for strategy games. The plot is a fantasy story that was entertaining with a number of twists. The ending felt a bit rushed so that was a let down but the rest of the game is amazing enough to make up for it. The characters are all likable and does a good job of portraying their stereotype (tsundere, etc.). The battle mechanism in this game is really challenging and fun when on harder difficulty...but can get repetitive near the end. Music and Artwork are high quality, as expected from Leaf.
7/10...One of Key's earlier work. The story starts off a little slow but really picks and every arc is worth reading. The art style is a bit dated but still acceptable. The music is nice. The character development are very nice and overall really enjoyable romance VN, as long as you over look the dated art style.
Castle Fantasia 2
6/10...Even though I have a soft spot for StrategyRPGs, this game just got repetitive. Too many long and pointless battles killed the game for me, and the battle was too simple for my taste too. The plot is interesting but again, it suffers from the syndrome of rushed ending, which most SRPG-VN seems to suffer from. This is also a slightly older game so the artwork will seem dated.
C (7) Good
(!) Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
Want to read! I heard great things about this
6/10...It's a very unique looking game, in a good way though. The characters are interesting and it is an enjoyable read. But, at the end, it feels like just another slice of life-romance VN with nothing that really made it stood out.
8/10...A nitro+ work, so expect the strange plot. The plot really takes you for a ride with nice twists but it can be a bit hard to follow. What choices you are making can be confusing as its not done in the typical VN manner. There is a distinct lack of character development other than the main characters, but the plot was good enough to impress me.
9/10...One of my favorite VNs. It is a SRPG so it does suffer from the rushed ending feel, but it is less noticeable in this one. The characters are all really likeable and each undergoes some type of development. The plot is nicely planned out with interesting twists and events, all paced very well. The music is nice and the battle system is simple but at the same time require lots of thought (especially on Hard 3 or higher difficulties). It is by Leaf so the quality is high as expected.
B (8) Very Good
(!) Yuki Uta
Never heard of this one so I'll check it out.
(!) Haruka ni Aogi
Another one I never heard of so I'll check it out.
I have this one around but never got a chance to play it. Will check it out after Muv Luv. It is another Nitro+ work.
Da Capo II
8/10...A vast improvement on Da Capo I. The characters are all very unique with nice nice development. All the arcs are worth a read and it does a great job of mixing slice of life and fantasy. The music and art work, like it's prequel, is very enjoyable.
8/10...A music based slice of life. The arcs are all different enough to be interesting and the plot takes you on a comedic rollercoster. The characters are all really likeable. The music and artwork are all very nice as well. The biggest drawback to this game may be that the main heroine arc is vastly more indepth than the other arcs (and a lack of an harem end...since I really liked all the characters).
(!) Parfait Chocolat Second Brew
Never heard of this one either...so I'll check it out.
Yume Miru Kusuri
6/10...It's not bad but this series is a lot more serious than the other series. The entire series is supposed to be a slice of life but I found it very unbelievable and hard to relate to the characters due to how exaggerated things where. The artwork is decent enough, although I did not like the heavy pastel usage...and the music was alright too.
Gyakuten Saiban 2
8/10...This is the 2nd game in the Phoenix Wright series. I liked all the games in the series but I'm also a huge mystery fan. The game can get slow and grueling at times though when you are doing "investigations".
A (9) Excellent
Saya no Uta
9/10...Shocking, amazing and enticing. This game is one of the reasons I became a Nitro+ fan. Great plot and character. Provokes thought about lots of issues in life and what makes human human. Also the reference to HP Lovecraft is a huge plus in my books.
10/10...The standard for slice of life VN for me. All the arcs are very interesting while being interconnected. The characters are all unique and undergoes noticeable development. The setting and mood created through the artwork and music is amazing. The events that takes place in the story are very idealistic but at the same time realistic enough to connect to. The only draw back to this VN may be its length...It is a very long game.
9/10...TypeMoon's first work! It's a bit dated so the art style might not be suitable for everyone, but the battle scene description, the plot, the characters, everything was amazing. A must read!
7/10...This VN does a good job of displaying certain human traits. The characters are all likeable and undergoes significant development. But, I found the start of the story to be really slow and weak, so if one can get past the weak start, the strong finish in each route makes the VN enjoyable.
(!) Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate
The name sounds really familiar but I can't seem to remember why.
999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
I never heard of this game before, but the synopsis sounds cool! I might check it out for the NDS.
This game was translated to english? I only know of the trial version...
I have this game but haven't gotten around to it. Will definitely check it out soon.
Sharin no Kuni Yukyuu no Shounenshoujo
9/10...Only drawback is the repetitiveness of skipping through previously seen scenes to complete eaach arc. Everything else...fabulous!
G Senjou no Maou
10/10...One of my favorite VNs of all time. The music is downright EPIC! The character, plot, artwork, everything was amazing.
A++ (10) Masterpiece
Fate Stay Night
10/10...The gold standard for VNs? One of the best VNs ever. 3 distinct amazing arcs with awesome characters. A must play.
(!) Gore Screaming Show
Can't wait for an english translation...hopefully
(!) Natsuyume Nagisa
The name sounds familiar but dont remember it.
(!) Moshimo Ashita ga Harenaraba
Never heard of this one...will research...
Ever17 - Out of Infinity
9/10...A very awesome game. Music, artwork, plot, character, everything was great. The only slight drawback (and this is me being picky) is that everything before the final arc was a build up to the final arc, so the story feels a bit underwhelming until the end.
Some other English VNs I haven't completely read yet:
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Still waiting on episode 8 to be translated...should be good tho based on how good Higurashi is
- Syarin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo
I have it...haven't had time to read it yet. Should be good since its the Fandisk of Syarin
- Canvas 2
Have it...haven't read it yet since it sounds like another slice of life-school-romance VN
- Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! (partial translation)
Never heard of this one before...
Just heard of it....I will definitely check it out
- Brass Restoration
This was a free game so I don't have high hopes for it...but apparently Yandere translation really liked it...so maybe i'll check it out...but I'm not a fan of the artwork based on screenshots
- Eien no Aselia
8/10...Strategy VN. Gets a bit repetitive but the story is nice and the characters are all very likeable and well developped. Only drawback is the large number of battles which drags the game out a lot...especially when trying to get all the endings.
- Sengoku Rance
8/10...RNG...only reason I hate this game. Strategy RPG thats all about the Strategy and harem..plot and characters are interesting enough
- MuvLuv Alternative
10/10...EPIC! One of the best VNs I've read...and I'm still around 60% way through.
- Little Buster EX
Waiting on english translation...
- Phantom of Inferno
8/10...Its a DVDPlay game by Himeki International...so that really detracts from the experience. THe game is also a bit dated so the quality/graphics suffer a bit. Otherwise, a fun story to read with nice plot and characters.
Another Nitro+ game I have but haven't had time to read...the artwork really unimpressing at first glance.
- Symphonic Rain
I didn't know this game has an english translation...interesting...
- DC Kotori Love
9/10...A Kotori FanDisk...nice if you like Kotori. Kept all the quality art and music of Da Capo but focusses solely on Kotori. Overall, a must for Kotori fans.