This is a list of VNs I think are worthy of playing, regardless of my vndb vote (no VN of the Year, since I don't do VN of the Month anymore). While I haven't been playing much since September, the fact remains that I still played a large number of VNs this year. Feel free to object, but I have no obligation to listen anymore *whistles cheerfully as he juggles the flaming skulls of those who have opposed him in the past).
Fuukan no Grasesta
Mirai Radio no Jinkou-bato
Haru to Yuki (if I could say I'd played most of the games this year, this would be my VN of the Year choice)
Shin Koihime Musou Kakumei Son Go no Ketsumyaku
Kimi to Hajimeru Dasantekina Love Come
Kimi to Mezameru Ikutsuka no Houhou
Unjou no Fairy Tale
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteiru: Trinkle Stars
Hataraku Otona no Ren'ai Jijou 2
Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro
Hello, Lady Superior Entelecheia
I might add the new Venus Blood, depending on whether I come out on the other end feeling it was good, lol.