It's that time of the year again! The time where I tell you about my review schedule changing like 5 months before I actually start writing the new reviews! Like last time, I'm planning on shifting my reviews, so I'd like to get my thoughts out so you guys know it, and so I can get my plans out in a form I won't be able to lose. GET READY FOR THE ROAD TO ROCKMAN DASH!

Rockmandash's State of the Review: Road To Rockman DASH!

Before I discuss that though, I want to discuss my current plans for my writing. As for the Type-Moon review marathon, It's pretty much done, thanks to stuff like Fate/hollow ataraxia coming out so I can review. There's a lot of smaller Type-Moon stuff I haven't got to yet, but everything I want to get, I already tackled, or it's not out yet. The way I'm going to tackle the FSN anime later this year will be one review at the end, with a Rockmandash Rambles inserted at the end of the seasons, and a first impressions.

As for the Key marathon, It's still going strong. We are only half-way with it, after all. The thing is, I can't keep up the pace... I've gone kinda writing crazy over the summer, and this key marathon is a daunting task. I've been keeping up a once every 2 week schedule, but that's with a lot of prep work and already having opinions because I already experienced the VNs. The rest of the stuff is stuff that I've already seen the anime but haven't seen the VN (probably the worst because then I don't really have the motivation to go through), or I haven't experienced any of it. It's really hard to go through a VN if you've already seen the anime, and I just recently started school, so my time to get through them is lessened. After my clannad review, my Key reviews will be more of a monthly affair.

I'm burned out of VN's. I'm going to try to make up for that with the Ani-Debates and other stuff, but you know, other commitments and stuff. You have to be in the right mood to play through them, and I'm not in that mood at the moment. Yes, I'm kinda the VN guy here, but the reason why I do VN reviews is not because I only like VN's and anime, but because

  1. There's nobody else that's doing comprehensive reviews of them, so I feel like I needed to fill up the gap.
  2. I wanted to spread the word, and doing solid reviews is one of the better ways to do so.
  3. They are fun to make.

By doing good reviews of obscure things, I can hopefully convince people to try out different stuff, like the bigger reviewers on youtube can do. I want to do other stuff, but the void for VN reviews is just so large, and it's hard to fill it up. There's a few other VN's I want to do, but those I can wait on. For now, I'm happy with what I have, and i'll take a hiatus from consistently doing VN reviews, and I'll do some more normal stuff. I'm going to be wrapping up my VN coverage for a while with a Rockmandash Rambles article about my thoughts on the state of VN's in the west.

After the key marathon, I'll stop doing a Consistent review marathon for a while. I'll attack some of the reviews sitting in my backlog (like Aoi Bungaku, and Durarara), seasonal anime/new releases, and i'll review things that peak my interest, but after it it should be a calm. Eventually though, probably winter or whenever I get time, I'm going to start up my ROAD TO ROCKMAN DASH!

The Road to Rockman Dash will be a megaman review marathon, which finishes up with megaman legends. I find it very awkward and ironic that I haven't done any megaman reviews, and my username is Rockmandash12, the japanese name for megaman legends. But worse... is the fact that I've never finished the legends games. This needs to be fixed... and what better way to do it is a megaman review marathon! I'll stick to my roots of tackling traditionally less covered games in the series, so I'm going to be avoiding classic and X. Here's what I have in mind:

  • Megaman Battle Network ( Not sure if i'm going to split this one up for review purposes. I want to do BN first because it gets a bad press from most reviewers... and because I pretty much have all the games and I feel like playing it)
  • Megaman Battle Chip Challenge ( I have it and I've never read any coverage about it. why the hell not?)
  • Megaman Starforce
  • Megaman Zero (in collection form on easy because I suck at it for GBA. I really like what inticreates did with the megaman formula, but lots of people ignore them. )
  • Megaman ZX & Megaman ZXA
  • Azure Gunvolt (it'll be pretty late by the time this one comes out :/, not sure if I should push it up, but I don't have the TAY review for it. I want to do this because it's done by inticreates, the people who did megaman from Zero to ZXA. I may just not do a review of it however.)
  • Megaman Legends 1
  • Megaman Legends 2
  • If this lasts long enough, MN9, but I doubt i'll be that slow. Expect a review for that anyways. Not sure if i want to do this one though, because there's already so much press and coverage for it.

I'm kinda curious. which would you guys prefer? Should I save up everything I review and release them near each other, or would you prefer if I keep the way of releasing them when I think there's time to do so? It would be awesome if you could vote in the strawpoll.

http://www.strawpoll.me/2374373

Last but not least, I have a desire to do a review of lesser known nintendo first party titles. Advance Wars, Custom Robo, Chibi Robo, Starfy, Super Paper Mario and such would be on that list. Will give more info when I get closer to that, and if I actually do it. That's it for my State of the review, and I thank you for reading this far, even if it's just about my review plans.