Good dating sim eroge
In a writing sense I mean, they sure blew up after that first one, and the production quality was so much higher.I appreciate that Umineko is good(I really liked the anime adaptation of Higurashi, though I've heard Umineko's anime is pretty bad), so I'll keep it in mind but it's not what I'm looking for right quality games that I liked a lot and that are free: emily is away and love is strange.
If that's not a recommendation, I don't know what is. When I think about it, I haven't actually played that many dating sims, besides Katawa Shoujo, which I liked, but it sounds like you weren't digging. I don't know how much of a dating sim it is beyond (I'm guessing) selecting which route you want to go down, but it is highly regarded.
I did the Emi and Haneko routes and gave up halfway into Shizune's route because communicating with her was exhausting.