What a charming game! The visuals are beautiful, like a great children's picture book.
It really is, not lying when I say it's one of the best build-your-own-car games to this day.
Since I mentioned it in another thread, I'll write a few words about the Disaster Report series.
The genre is survival. Just survival, no horror. Your character (or characters) are trying to survive natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. There is no combat whatsoever in these games, although sometimes you do need to avoid some dangerous people. In part 2 you can combine items to make bum style coats that protect you from rain, they degrade with time too. Watching your body temperature is important, it's pretty much your life bar, although it's very generous. In part 1 you have to drink water, but the taps are everywhere, they got rid of the idea in 2. The environments break apart in real time (it's scripted), which looks very impressive, especially for the time.
1 and 2 were released on PS2 in the west. 3 was a Japan only PSP game, there's a fan translation but I don't recommend playing it, too boring. 4 is on everything, even on Steam, and it's a great game, but they changed the formula, making it more akin to Yakuza side missions that take place during an earthquake. You run around and talk to people even more than usual in 4, there's more exploration as well.
Also, in part 2 there are 6 playable characters with their own campaigns, and a bunch of endings that depend on your choices during the game. 1 also has a few endings but only one playable character.
Lastly, for some reason they made most characters blonde in 2 for the Western release of the game. Just giving them Western names wasn't enough, apparently.
Wooden Ocean. Found it from a few people taking about it on twitter several months ago because of a patch note detailing how walls in combat affect humidity, temperature, and clutter. Then I went to its steam page (which barely tells you what the game's about) and saw it was an rpgmaker game which piqued my interest that an rpgmaker game has combat effects that detailed. I bought since it was on sale at the time without trying to look up more about it and was expecting it to be a 4-12 hour rpgmaker game with some weird gimmick in combat regarding the environment.
It turned out to be a big and open game with systems for stuff like town management where you hire people to do various jobs that influences what goes on in the towns themselves, enemy encounters and scaling are dependent on how many "resources" they have which can be reduced by just killing regular ones a lot, bosses, quests, etc, and if it goes up too much they can attack and destroy towns you run. Combat is more straightforward than I was expecting it to be (exploit status effects and enemy weaknesses while making sure the enemies can't do the same to you easily), but it still has stuff like equipment weight affecting your speed, spells altering the environment in minor or major ways, and party members/enemies becoming terrified depending on how the battle goes.
Can't say much for the story (because I spent most of my time I did play it trying to figure out where to go because I kept wandering into giant dungeons that seemed to lead into several different areas including other giant dungeons) but between the intro and the game starting it's a weird tonal shift. The intro's tone is what I was expecting going into it but the moment it's over it nearly 180s and goes from being dreamlike and horrifying to weird and comedic. Not sure if I'd call it a hidden gem until I've seen more of it but it's a really obscure and interesting game.