I made it through Infinite Dendogram. Yes the main character is badly written, but a few others things make up for it. I didn't care what happened to Ray Starling, but I found all the other characters compelling, from Marie the alleged journalist to Hugo and Franklin to even Nemesis..
Another textbook example of a promised Isekai plot that was never utilized nor planned well, that sums up most LNs and the novelists in this day and age trying to break the SAO mold that sadly cannot be shaken. Looks like an anime to fill a status Que.... Watch it or browse it I only recommend if nothing else catches your interest. At times I wanted to fast forward but watching it with my partner and discussing what the production could of done added some fan fiction.
Starting out this journey like newbies, MC Ray Starling is the kind of newbie I would expect from being a total beginner, but the problem is that as he progresses he went from a rookie to a full-on if I speak it into existance... it will happen. Even as Embryo Nemesis (AI program) tracks his progress and becomes his sword (and shield if putting it literally). And everyone, I mean EVERYONE in this game, friends and foes alike, are just copy-paste cut-outs from similar shows we've seen time and time again, and communications with Ray are as simple as molasses (but of course, confusing and questioning to the newbie). I did like the pimp character with the succubus. Their story and skills were more interesting lol