Heart of the Woods

released on Feb 15, 2019

A fantasy yuri visual novel filled with magic, fairies, and a ghost girl. When Maddie and her best friend, Tara, journey to a remote forest village to investigate rumors of the supernatural, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for.

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Shit slapped hard. I don't often read yuri visual novels but maybe I should look around for some more

Jesus christ they’re gay good for them

YURI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

très très bon vn yuri, avec une ambiance féérique et fantastique, j'ai bcp aimé, et c'est voiced!! ça c'est cool

Where it Shines:
Gayness - 10/10
Pacing - 8/10
Characters - 10/10
The Good:
This game just made me 😭😭😭
I love all the characters. They all grew on me and I was so invested in their happiness. This game doesn't do the indie cliche of knocking you over the head with trauma either. It's just a story with mystery, love, cuteness, gayness, and you just can't put it down. It has tons of accessibility features as well.
The Bad:
Visual Novels as a genre are typically pretty verbose. This game is not as bad as others but still could learn a lesson in brevity. It does drag on with a lot of unnecessary text at times. I'd rather it was shorter and more concise than long for the sake of playtime. This is a minor complaint mind you.
I love this game. I'm not usually into romance stuff but maybe it turns out I am as long as it's not cliche trite CIS HET gaze writing. I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves queer stories, visual novels, great art and music. If you don't like the genre though, its probably not for you. However, I will say this game made me more open to playing more VNs.

****note on my ratings:
half ⭐: hot trash garbage
⭐: below average, needs work
⭐⭐: average
⭐⭐⭐: pretty good
⭐⭐⭐⭐: excellent
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: all time favourite
half star ratings between those mean it's slightly better or worse than stated in this list.