​Rockmandash Reviews: Anime Backlog Review Gauntlet #2

Welcome back to the SUPER DELUXE ANIME BACKLOG REVIEW GAUNTLET EXTRAVAGANZA, the fantastic and super amazing article series where I do mini-reviews of shows I've been watching recently that was in my backlog. This time we have interesting OVAs, and amazing shows that everyone should watch! » 3/23/15 2:30am Monday 2:30am

​AniTAY PSA: Review Card Etiquette

As of late, I've noticed that some have been making some mistakes with the Review Card (or at least really deviating from how I originally intended it to be), so I thought I'd clarify some points. Probably my fault because I never really specified it, but might as well now. » 3/21/15 1:18am 3/21/15 1:18am

Well, that's about it! If any other deviation…

Rockmandash Reviews: Never 7: The End of Infinity [Visual Novel]

Have you ever experienced something well regarded and great, then looked back to see what the creator has made before, only to be disappointed by the results? Today on Rockmandash Reviews, I'm reviewing the beginning of the Infinity series, Never 7: The End of Infinity, a game that's remarkably average on almost… » 3/17/15 12:30am 3/17/15 12:30am

A Laptop Ahead of it's Time, but Stuck in the Past

We've seen this before.
A laptop that is unbelievably thin, is missing a ton of stuff everyone uses like ports, and comes with an extremely under-powered chip for it's price point... where have I heard this again? In 2008, Steve Jobs announced the Macbook Air, and like the air, the new Macbook is riddled with… » 3/10/15 5:01am 3/10/15 5:01am

Rockmandash Rambles: My Personal Biases in Reviewing

Nobody is objective. As hard as you try, there will always be something that influences the way you view something, what makes you who you are. Knowing this set of biases is heavily important when reading one's review, and after seeing Wrongeverytime's bias articles that was shared over the AniTAY chatroom (which you… » 3/08/15 10:30pm 3/08/15 10:30pm

Storytime with Dexomega and Da Capo

Every now and then, we go and play some random game on the AniTAY Games chatroom, and then spend some time randomly talking via skype call. Today, Dexomega decided he'd "explain" the wonders that is Da Capo, and it's a pretty hilarious listen. Sorry for the clicking and the fact that my voice is way louder than… » 3/07/15 11:15pm 3/07/15 11:15pm

Edge of Eternity: An interesting Console JRPG on Kickstarter

Midgar Studio returns to Kickstarter with Edge of Eternity: a JRPG for PC and next gen consoles, utilizing an ATB battle system, a Sci-fi fantasy setting, and the reason I'm interested in it is a chance for a soundtrack by the legendary Yasunori Mitsuda, of Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross fame! » 2/23/15 8:48pm 2/23/15 8:48pm

Rockmandash Reviews+: Remember 11: The Age of Infinity [Visual Novel]

Have you ever played a game that you loved, so much so that it was on its way to become one of your favorites, only to have it crashing down? Have you ever seen an ending so disappointing, so frustrating that you wanted to disown it, making you despair and rage? No, I'm not talking about Mass Effect 3, but something… » 2/23/15 3:40am 2/23/15 3:40am

Why Kirby Canvas Curse is My Favorite Kirby Game

I am a firm believer that Kirby Canvas Curse is the best Kirby game that HAL Laboratories has ever graced us with it's presence, and it's by far my favorite. I have nothing but adoration for this little near launch title for the DS, a title that has been largely overlooked because of how quirky it is. With it's… » 2/20/15 4:43pm 2/20/15 4:43pm

VN Blip: Fuwanovel Domain transfer + End of Support for Torrents

Fuwanovel, a Visual Novel community and the place I always link to when I do reviews, is changing domains (.Org to .Net), and decided they would get rid of it's torrents, so you'll have to look elsewhere for unlicensed VNs. Click the link for more info, as it's a bit more than that.... » 2/19/15 9:21pm 2/19/15 9:21pm

Rockmandash's Guide to Visual Novels on the Go

When I first got into the Visual Novel genre, there was something that struck me as odd about it: the lack of mobility. I know I prefer to read when I'm around and about, so I thought... What are some ways that we can consume Visual Novels on the go, in a more natural way? How can we read them in similar fashion to… » 2/17/15 12:45pm 2/17/15 12:45pm