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Old 2010-07-28, 14:41
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Himeya Soft

Eve Burst Error

*Desire seems pretty good too, but I haven't played too much of it

G-Collections (original)

Crescendo

JAST USA

Yume Miru Kusuri

Hirameki International

Ever17 (shit writing when the drama hits; great mystery/atmosphere/pace/narrative; cheesy conclusion)
Phantom of Inferno

*Yo-Jin-Bo seems pretty decent if you're into female-oriented games, but I haven't finished this one

MangaGamer

Edelweiss (crap plot; great characters, great atmosphere, great sexual humor)
Kira Kira (some of the best character writing for eroge)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Episodes 3 and 7 suck, but keep with it. Writing is shit when the drama hits, but it's passable most of the time)

Fan-translated

Remember11 (none of the shit writing from Ever17, but mystery and sense of tension aren't as good. Script is godly and a huge improvement)
Tsukihime (shit of shit writing but boy is it engrossing)
Kanon

Not bad but YMMV - all fairly popular and/or acclaimed

Suika (stilted scripts)
Da Capo (shallow moe; overblown melodrama; not half bad for a character game)
Planetarian
Narcissu 1+2 (exaggerated drama; too pretentious for its own good)
Family Project (poor pacing; dull fluff up the wazoo; witty script with some tender moments)
ONE (Kanon prototype)
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (most of the same strengths and weaknesses as Higurashi but pacing is seriously bogged down by pseudo-intellectual musings)

Haven't really touched Eien no Aselia, Swan Song, or the Leaf games (Tears to Tiara sucks so far), so I can't conclusively say anything about them.

Aoishiro is aesthetically pleasing, but that's about the only good thing about it.
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