RavynousHunter wrote:KS still holds the honour of the only visual novel I've genuinely enjoyed...
You might benefit by asking other fans for suggestions on relevant forums. The TVTropes forum has a Visual Novels: Recommendations thread that's open to all users. It's also okay to ask on the sub-Reddit r/visualnovelsuggest.
RavynousHunter wrote:Which is good, as good VNs are so difficult to find, sometimes.
If you ask me, it's always been a challenge. It was interesting to be a young post-grad school fan in the early 2000s, and struggling to find anything available in English. There were so few that had a story or gameplay that sounded appealing, and so few that were even vaguely worksafe.
I also remember becoming frustrated with professional translations in 2005, and then trying some of the first completed fan translations and visual novels written in English. Freeware projects such as When I Rule the World
haven't aged well, and there was never all that much substance to Love Hina Advance
. However, they were entertaining at the time.