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… » 2/28/15 3:30pm Saturday 3:30pm

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

Digibro's Guide To Visual Criticism in Anime

If you didn't know, I'm a pretty big fan of Digibro, as his anime analysis just is leagues ahead of people like the peasant anime reviewers like myself. Once again he does his magic, focusing on the way people analyze and grade visuals so if you do any anime reviewing, you deserve it to yourself to check it out, as… » 2/14/15 12:04am 2/14/15 12:04am

How This War of Mine Helped Me Understand My Refugee Mom

I'm sneaking through a dingy building, ducking to the side whenever anyone passes. My hands scrape through piles of scrap, searching for anything useful. Each time I dig through the trash I find nothing but dirt and rubbish. I curse as my hands shake. I need to get medicine or else Anton will die. » 2/13/15 7:26pm 2/13/15 7:26pm

Kairosoft Stole All My Free Time Again with Anime Studio Story

I thought that I'd never be sucked back in like I have been before... but I was wrong. Very wrong. Following the steps of it's predecessor Game Dev Story and Shirobako, Kairosoft is back for world domination with another new title, Anime Studio Story, and... I've put more time into this game then I'd like to admit. » 2/12/15 9:30pm 2/12/15 9:30pm

FuwaFM Podcast Review: G-Senjou no Maou

Remember that time when I shared that podcast about Ever 17 where I used a really snarky transition from title to text? Sorry, no such transition here, but I do have a podcast to share! This is the FuwaFM Podcast review of G-Senjou no Maou, so if you didn't get enough of me talking/not talking in the AniTAY… » 2/09/15 8:58pm 2/09/15 8:58pm