If You're Into Visual Novels, Play Steins;Gate

If you were on the Internet in 2000, you may remember John Titor, a message board poster who said he had traveled back through time from a post-apocalyptic 2036, ravaged by World War III and the collapse of federal government. Titor, as it turned out, wasn’t real. But he stuck in people’s heads, and he makes a central… » 8/26/15 5:06pm Wednesday 5:06pm

RockmanDash Reviews: Grisaia no Kaijitsu [Visual Novel]

There’s always that one work in which many people claim it’s one of the best in the medium. In the VN community, Grisaia no Kaijitsu by Frontwing was such a work, seen as amazing and loved by many. Now that I’m reviewing it, it begs the question: Is Grisaia no Kaijitsu truly the fantastic game as many fans say it is?
» 8/21/15 4:22pm 8/21/15 4:22pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Ame no Marginal [Visual Novel]

Have you ever felt that your pain would never go away, continuing with no end in sight? This is the focus of Ame no Marginal, a Short VN by Stage-Nana, the creator of the absolutely fantastic Narcissu. Transported into a strange and mysterious world, where there is nothing but rain and sorrow, we see a moving tale… » 8/04/15 8:50pm 8/04/15 8:50pm

Rockmandash's Top 5 Anime of Spring 2015

Every season comes and goes, and everyone has their own favorites. While the Anime Worth Watching articles do a great representation of shows that the people in AniTAY would recommend, I think it’s nice to be a bit more specific: Welcome to my Top 5 Anime of Spring 2015.
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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is A Nearly Perfect Experience

Would you trust others with your life, if they could betray you and gain in the process? If you had the same choice as others in that situation, what would you do? Ally, or Betray? This is the prisoner’s dilemma, and the core of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward - The sequel of 999 and the second game in the Zero… » 7/08/15 3:25pm 7/08/15 3:25pm

AniTAY Reviews: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

RockmanDash12: Welcome to the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works AniTAY review, this time covering the whole show instead of just the first cour like we did with the other AniTAY review of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. While I already wrote my personal thoughts on my own review of the series, I thought… » 7/07/15 2:09pm 7/07/15 2:09pm

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) is beautiful yet flawed

As I was watching through this show, I was confused. Confused by the fact it feels so alien to me, yet so familiar. Confused by the fact that it show can be unbelievably amazing, yet so mediocre at the same time. Confused by the fact that it can be so similar, yet so different. Animated by Ufotable, Fate/stay night:… » 6/27/15 4:00pm 6/27/15 4:00pm

Punch Line: The Ani-TAY Review

With a tagline of “If he sees underwear, humanity will be destroyed!?”, what would you expect? Well, Whatever you are thinking, throw it out of the window: With Punch Line, Kotarou Uchikoshi and MAPPA have made something that is totally different than what anyone would expect.
» 6/25/15 6:23pm 6/25/15 6:23pm

The Disappointment that is AMD

With the launch of the Radeon Fury X, If you’re a PC gamer, you’re probably feeling a pretty familiar feeling right now. Once again, the hype train steams by, only to deliver something that could never match those expectations. We hoped for the best, but reality decided that the best was too much for us. This is what… » 6/25/15 1:22am 6/25/15 1:22am

Why I Love 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors So Much

When trapped in a do or die situation, how do you react? How do you change when faced with a situation that forces you to evolve, and pushes you to to your absolute limits? What do you do when the darkness of death is encroaching you, and all you have is just a glimmer of hope? This is what you are faced with this in… » 6/23/15 10:19am 6/23/15 10:19am

The Outsiders Looking In.

Who am I? A person. Who are you? another person. This is a form of media. That is a form of media. Too many times though, If we don’t really know what something is about, or what others are like, we demonize them, we lay down stereotypes hoping that we can understand them but in fact, we are only distancing ourselves… » 6/11/15 7:27pm 6/11/15 7:27pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Love at First Sight [Visual Novel]

I didn’t really know what to expect when I first saw Love at First Sight: a nice, short kinetic novel published by Sekai project. It’s exactly what it says on the tin, but with a twist: it’s a love story about a guy who falls in love with a girl at first sight, it just happens that the girl that our MC falls in love… » 6/01/15 10:00am 6/01/15 10:00am

Chihayafuru: The Ani-TAY Review

On the surface, Chihayafuru doesn’t seem to be anything special. A card game? About poetry?! Who’d ever want to watch that? I’ve never been so wrong, or so glad that I was wrong.
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Rockmandash's Top 10 Favorite Visual Novels

Visual Novels. It’s a medium that many don’t really have much experience with, but it’s certainly one near and dear to my heart, something that has significantly influenced many who have experienced it. Looking at this, I thought it would be interesting if I shared the Visual Novels that I think about when I think… » 5/11/15 7:00pm 5/11/15 7:00pm

Teclast X98 Air II Review: An Interesting Dual Booting Chinese Tablet

Confession time: I’m an idiot who carries two tablets. I have my Android tablet because it’s great at doing tablet stuff like media consumption, but Windows tablets are quite a bit better for productivity and the windows exclusive programs out there are great. Enter the Teclast X98 Air II, a dual booting Chinese… » 4/29/15 6:00pm 4/29/15 6:00pm

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 every… » 3/17/15 12:30am 3/17/15 12:30am