Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
" Over the last few years a few anime adaptations of visual novels by 5pb. have been released to various levels of success. While Chaos;Head was lacking in a number of areas Steins;Gate managed to excel in nearly every way. Now while many of the people working on the anime are different than the ones who worked on the other two series, a third anime called Robotics;Notes has been released in North America. With some fans already going into the series with some expectations, does Robotics;Notes Part One manage to stand on its own?"