Wake completed AI: The Somnium Files
A visual novel by the author of the Zero Escape games, AI follows the story of a sort of detective investigating a crime. Most of the time you'll be reading dialogue but there is gameplay in the form of "somniums", which consist on exploring the dreams of different characters, investigating them for clues. These sections act as the equivalent of puzzles from the Zero Escape games but, IMO, aren't as good. Most are very cryptic and feel more like trial and error than you actually figuring out stuff.
Regarding the story, I feel a bit torn. Like many VNs, it features branching paths so your appreciation of the story may depend on which way you explore it. In my case, my route felt very slow paced and it took a while for the game to actually get interesting. I did eventually enjoy the story and characters but it didn't click immediately.
Overall I enjoyed it but definitely not as much as the Zero Escape games. Both the story and gameplay didn't fully click with me and even the dialogue was annoying at times with its cringy teenage humor.
13 days ago