Ruby is lovely, so are Vin and Lyn for that matter. Pity they don't seem to be romanceable too. Amber herself lost something during the coloring. I think the shading of her face is a little off.
Initially, Ruby was going to be the only Yuri option, but Jack1974 expanded it to have two more romanceable females. Lynn is one of them, while a new character was made (Cosmina...she is one in a sketch holding a sword).
That said, I would have loved a romance with Vin. After all, she is only one's adopted mother... (what can I say, sometimes I like a little naughtiness in a game)
Dating sims in general, and ones with pubescent looking female protagonists in particular, generally aim for a target demographic of which I'm not a member. So I generally don't bother with them.
Understandable. I enjoy them within reason, especially if I want to be brain dead, but don't feel like hack'n'slashing. That said, some of the earliest Winter Wolf dating games could also turn into a grind. Spirited Hearts suffers from this. On the other hand, they have definitely gotten better for story, as well as mechanics.
As for the pubescent thing, that is just a stage (literally in this case). You play as a young Amber, and then as an older Amber.
However, such things (like Spirited Hearts) also do add a little lore to the world of Loren (Aravorn)
Interesting. Perhaps one day there will be a wiki page for Aravorn and the games that take place in it.
Actually, I've had it in mind to try and start a wiki page for such things. The main thrust would be Loren the Amazon Princess, but it would certainly contain information about the other Aravorn games/timelines/codexes/etc. Basically anything dealing with Aravorn. So, for released games it would be Loren the Amazon Princess, Spirited Hearts (Yuri and GXB versions). For example, Spirited Hearts has your character meeting the goddesses of the human, elvish, or demon races (whichever race you play as).
Future supplements would include Loren 2 (obviously), Seasons of the Wolf, and Amber's Magic Shop.
*eyes Winter Wolf Games* I guess one would also include Magic Stones in that mix.