Rockmandash Reviews: Higurashi When They Cry Question Arcs (Chapters 1-4) [Visual Novel]

Have you ever visited a town in the middle of nowhere and have been shocked about how radically different the place is than what you call home? Everything is shaped by its surroundings, and nowhere is this more apparent than in these isolated parts of the world, where unique cultures are forced to build amongst…

RockmanDash Reviews: Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea! [Visual Novel]

While gag Visual Novels are a dime and a dozen nowadays, it takes something a bit special to rise out of the ranks. A few years back, OverDrive’s Go! Go! Nippon! did exactly that thanks to an extremely silly premise, a tourism guide/romance game that follows a dumb foreigner traveling to japan to stay with 2 girls he…

RockmanDash Rambles - 2015's Importance for Visual Novels in the West

It’s the end of 2015, and of course, like everyone, I’ve been reminiscing about what occurred over the year, thinking about making lists like everyone else and like I did with anime, but when I was thinking about visual novels, I about how much that happened this year. It’s an exciting time to be a fan of visual…

Rockmandash Reviews: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors - My Favorite Game

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…