Posted on 4 December 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

Okay, so this show likes its anti-climaxes. In this episode we saw two examples of the creators toying with this: first of all, the lady of last week’s cliff-hanger is not a threat at all, and instead wants to help the lead characters build their robot, not to mention that she’s working for Akiho’s father. Then the end of this episode comes, and casually mentions that there is an evil organization about to kill 6/7th of the world population.

Instead there was this big typhoon acting as the red herring in this episode: totally unrelated to the plot, but it kept the characters busy, and Akiho now knows about Airi (which I believe should have happened earlier by the way), and I admit that the way in which they used Kaito’s time issues during the typhoon. It looked much more painful than the other times so far, good job from the creators.

It’s also quite a strange way for a guy to hide his reports, using some of the strangest requirements that could break down making some of the clues potentially unsolvable. I really wonder why. I mean, I get that he was a playful guy and all, but would even such a person want to joke about something so serious? Was there a reason why he had to keep things so secret to keep them from finding out?
Rating: 4.5/8 (Good)

5 Responses

  1. wicked says:

    I think the point of setting up the challenges is so that the bad guys/ “suits” will not bother to get to it and destroy it.

  2. Kaiserin Emma says:

    Psgels I’m surprised you didn’t noticed that girl who appeared in this episode was a crossover character from steins gate, Nae.

  3. Entrav says:

    Nae is pretty awesome but I’m more interested in the Kimijima Kou reports. Those reports are what keep me going.

    • Juno says:

      She’s mostly a crossover cameo character. She plays a side-character role most of the time in the game, so she won’t be TOO relevant to the plot. But yes. The reports just get crazier and crazier.

  4. Juno says:

    After reading the Steins;Gate visual novel, Nae scared me and I was always ready for her to lash out and start killing people in Robotics;Notes’ visual novel, too. D:
    Alas, thanks to Okarin in S;G, that is no longer an issue here in R;N. Thank god.

    As for the challenges…
    …wait and see! It’s relevant! =D

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  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 02:12 AM)
    I realize that while I don’t hate the VN genre, I also don’t like it. Sharin no Kuni isn’t a bad story, but it isn’t very good either, and the “grandpa” K-Off in me makes me not take the story as seriously due to the medium. Overall, as a VN, 9.7/10,but otherwise from my literary background, 6/10.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 02:10 AM)
    By the way, I finished Sharin no Kuni. I don’t know what hasn’t already been said about it, so no point in talking about it. I might add, however, that I was not as compelled by the protagonist as I was with the development of the heroines, but I feel like that is to be expected with this genre of games.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:56 AM)
    @Emma: Tekken’s one of the few game that I’m cocky in, since I feel like O have a claim to the throne. I beat everyone around here so much that they just sorta stopped playing.
    California is great I don’t know what you guys are complaining about. I love the sun and if it gets too hot we’ll just hit the beach or the river ;-)
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:56 AM)
    Anyone try one of those Simulator games besides Surgeon Simulator?
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:55 AM)
    *on holiday
    I would play Yoshimitsu, ogre and Jin.
    For soul calibur nightmare and Ivy.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:54 AM)
    @Emma The heat is nice, if you’re going strictly to the beach. If you’re biking to work or walking to school, it’s a bitch.
    @Bam I too, play Tekken, but I genuinely like GW2 a lot more than DS. It’s a lot more casual.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:51 AM)
    Not sure I could take the heat in California full time but a holiday there might be nice.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:49 AM)
    @Bam: Tekken, now that takes/tekkens me back to my arcade days , couldn’t go a time where I didn’t play Tekken in an arcade of holiday. Had alot of fun with soul calibur too.
    @Realist: Thats an unfortunate situation, I always feel a bit bad getting money from people handed to me though.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:43 AM)
    *sitting
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 01:42 AM)
    @K-off: The PVP in the Souls series is unprecedented tho. I’m an old-school Tekken fan so I love it when hand-to-eye correlation and dexterity comes into play in an RPG. Most MMOs end up being DPS versus healspeed which bores me. I want both customization and player skill to come into play, not just us setting up and then sit back and watch numbers being crunched.

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