Mothergunship: Forge has a really great gun crafting mechanic. Sadly, instead of working that incredibly cool idea into a game where it can shine, the developers buried it inside a rehashed corpse of Space Pirate Trainer.
With great core mechanics, a fun concept, and a great art style, The Last Clockwinder is weakest at scope and exposition; it's a good game and a fun puzzler if not the must-have title I'd hoped it would be.
The Tale of Onogoro is far from the first game to suffer from a disparity between gameplay and story. In fact, it's a constant challenge in the medium that only the very best games even come close to getting right.