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Haven't made the cut pt. 2

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Here are three more games that didn't make the cut that you might maybe want to check out.

Oblivious Garden

This Chinese visual novel has you play as a famed hero stripped of his title and sent to a figurative bird cage where he must teach the Princesses how to fence. As expected, there is more to these ladies than meets the eye, and the game has four romantic routes for you to pursue.

Why it didn't make the cut
: This game has a lot of potential, but it doesn't quite live up to it. The translation isn't great, which makes the already hard to follow story even more difficult to fully grasp. While you will get the gist of the story, it doesn't quite set out what it wanted to do and can read like amateur fanfiction.

Why/who should check it out: Visual novel fans might find it worth a try. The art is gorgeous and it does have a decent amount of length and several routes. While not perfectly told, the story is interesting and some might find it enjoyable.

Ar Tonelico Qoga

In this ARPG, you play as a young hero named Aoto who doesn't hesitate for a second to change his life around to save the special damsels in distress.

Why it didn't make the cut: Ar Tonelico Qoga also suffered from some amateurish writing on top of copious amounts of cringe and some creep factors. The gameplay was interesting, but not the most fun, and in the end, it just isn't good enough to stand out.

Why/who should play it: It's not a bad game, it actually feels pretty classical RPG in a lot of ways with all of its cheese. It's fun, I enjoyed the crafting, customization, and interesting music focus. It also had some interesting characters as well. If you like RPG's and want something different for a change of pace, it's worth it's affordable price.

Heavy Rain

In this interactive adventure mystery game, you play several protagonists as they attempt to solve the mystery of the Origami Killer who kills children by drowning them in rainwater. Your choices affect the game and all of that good stuff.

Why it didn't make the cut: Heavy Rain was fun, but not how it intended to be. It was like watching a terrible yet good movie. The voice acting was awful, some of the characters were rather flat, the main female character was put in something sexy in almost every scene, and overall it just lacked the emotional impact it could have had for me personally.

Why/who should play it: Fans of the interactive adventure/choose your own path type of games might like it. It is fun in that corny yet likeable sort of way and some of the characters were interesting. It's also fun to see how your choices and actions pan out, and the game did have a few emotional and touching moments to it. A good game, worth checking out, it just didn't make a big enough impact for me to consider it for my favourites list.
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  1. Karifean's Avatar
    Oh, haven't heard of Oblivious Garden before. Apparently the subtitle is "Carmina Burana" so that's a thing. Doesn't exactly seem to be the most popular thing though...