If you like Saya no Uta, I recommend Kikougai - the cyber slayer. Though it is not as good as Saya no Uta, it has the same writer and good in its own right. Besides, who doesn't like kung-fu cyborg action?
Also, for something completely different, I recommend two visual novel/ videogame hybrids that parody the Fantasy RPG genre. Monster Girl Quest and the Rance series (namely Sengoku Rance
). They both have a pretty good story and gameplay.
Monster Girl Quest seems like the Traditional turn based RPG, but lacks grinding and the battles involve a good deal of strategy. The story is refreshing if you grew up on stuff like Dragon Quest
or Final Fantasy
and is worth reading. Just be prepared for cute monster girls eating you (usually figuratively but sometimes literally) if you lose. The story has a mostly humorous tone but it definitely has depth and is interesting because of it.
series started in 1989 (in other words, it's almost as old as Final Fantasy
). Despite that, the main series of games involve one continuous story about the Heroic Sociopath rapist on a quest of sex in a Medieval European fantasy World of Badass. The games are often comedic in nature, but the plots and characters can be epic/memorable and are worth playing just for them. Most of the Rance games are turn based RP Gs
, but Sengoku Rance
is a turn based strategy. The gameplay is also good.