The way the mesh the genres just enough while still retaining their separate flavor is impressive. You can also look around in the OELVN community, on the Ren'py site I think, for some free dating sims.Alice no Kuni, the natsume princess game fr the ds, tomeki memorial, And I suppose catherine might apply. I recall there being a pretty fun one called RE: Alistair but you play as a girl so that might not be what you're looking for. , Yume Miru Kusuri (these last two contain pornographic material) are good too, but they're commercial releases.
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In a similar vein, I should probably mention Fate/Stay Night, but honestly I'm not a fan.
It's popular, though, so I suppose it must have something going for it. You want a game with a heroine with a waist length hair that is both male and female, you can find it.
Katawa Shoujo is surprisingly well written and well put together.
One of the only choose your own adventure style games I have actually gone through multiple times.
Admittedly I've only played through Hanako's story, but frankly it all felt very forced, like a 13 year old boy trying really hard to ramp up the angst, and that was a major turn off for me at least.
I am the minority in this opinion, but I felt I should provide at least some counter-argument to this games popularity.While not all the stories are brilliant, Rin & Emi's stories both do things I've never seen done in the genre, going places I would expect to see only in a quite good movie or book.Rin's in particular has some simply amazingly powerful scenes.And it's got something for everyone; sure it has it's fair share of romance and ero, but it also has a unified dimension/time travel theory based on event phenomina.It's the kind of game you'll find yourself playing over and over again because of the branching storyline because there's a great deal of difference between each possible ending.The latter two have an anime out already and little busters is getting one this fall. An english patch to the PC version was relatively recently released.