Virtual Tourist – Secret World Legends 7/16/17

Morning!

Quarter End has proved as harrying as usual this quarter. Ugh. There are still reports and more to do. One of the ladies came in sick last week, and I am horrified that I might have caught whatever she had. Noooooooooo!

Anyway, more peeks into…

Secret World Legends

Two weeks after the bee flew into my mouth, I have finally learned to control my new found power.

That’s when they come for me.

(I should have lightened these up! Argh!) He is a representative of the Dragon. They believe in controlled chaos.

 My first view of the streets of Seoul, Korea.

Nice work!

Following butterflies to get to one of the Dragon’s places. Yes, butterflies!

A gentleman who gives me some insight into what I am getting into as well as the other major players out there.

Look at all those tattoos!

More tattoos!  This lady is about to send me on a mental trip. She’s also a major tease. 😛

Did I mention she’s a tease? 😛

Hope your coming weeks is more fun than mine! 😛

 

Virtual Tourist – Secret World 7/9/17

Morning everyone!

During the July 4th weekend, Funcom made their supernatural MMO called Secret World Legends a free to play game.

Looked interesting, so we gave it a shot. Been loving it so far! Like that there are a variety mission types – main storyline, investigative, side quests, but the most unusual part that sets the MMO aside is that there are also puzzles within the game. There are even achievements for not being seen/caught during your mission. It makes the MMO act a lot like a regular PC game. Sweet!

Finally remembered to go locate how to take screen pics in the game, so I’m farther along than the beginning on these.

This is part of an underground pyramid hidden inside a normal-seeming cemetery. To the right is a trapped floor. You have to step on only the tiles with the symbol on the wall. (Have not yet figured out how to do pics without the UI. Sorry!)

 Lovely hieroglyphics!

They’ve done a nice job on the textures too!

The cobwebs came out nicely! Great for the atmosphere.

Isn’t this corridor just too awesome? They obviously did some research.

Those are some gargantuan doors!

War Machine Robot I had to deactivate and then get info out of. This was a sneak part of the mission as being seen by him before deactivation would mean my death! (He got me the first time, too! Wah!)

Look at the back of the picture. See those giant tentacle things? This is what this war is about. A neat section of the tutorial/game where you are placed inside the body of someone who’s died and get to see a glimpse of what the societies are fighting against. Eek! (We don’t win. Then you get to wake up.) 😛

A better view of one of the tentacles. Yes, they have mouths! Eek! (Just noticed the Orochi building! Those guys are scientists and more involved in containment but are not aligned with any of the three secret societies you get to pick to join.

That’s me waking up. Every since the bee with glowing pollen flew into my mouth while I slept, life has gotten very weird. Two weeks of hell. And then they came for me, just as I was finally getting a grip of the energy that seems to course through me.

They have great voice acting on the characters. And one was a giant surprise! Tim Russ! He played Tuvok on Star Trek Voyager! How cool is that?! (Went to IMDB ands starting looking at the lists of voice actors, and they got all sorts of cool people doing the voices for this! Dang!)

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

 

 

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy XIV 7/2/17

Greetings!

Posting has been sporadic again. Between conventions and back muscle issues, it’s been tough going. 😛

Final Fantasy XIV

Canyon area just brushed with a bit of dawn.


Sun is now full up and heating up the zone! Ruins and a cave entrance await.


Remnants of a failed expedition by youngsters who should have known better. 😛

Leader hot head. 😛

The ones the hot heads tried to steal from. They are also up to no good.

Flattery will get you – everywhere! Heh heh.

A closer look at the ruins.

Valentine decorations in New Gridania.

Adorable. No?

So cute!

Hope you guys have a great day!

 

Virtual Tourist – Obduction 6/18/17

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Obduction

Sadly, I am going to have to quit playing this gorgeous game. 🙁 I don’t know the exact reason, but every time I play it I get ill. No baud rate settings, so can’t tweak that. The visual range didn’t seem to make a difference. This is not the type of game you can play in 10 minutes bursts either. Waaaaahhhh!!!!

Finally made it up to a higher area ledge I could not reach before. 😛

Such a cool and eerie landscape.

High above all others! Bwahahaha!

I found an odd device. What it does, I was not expecting!

Middle of doing what it does. Freaky!

It’s a transporter, but not as you’d expect. Same spot, just different reality? I just went from desert scape to lush jungle.

I still see the signs I do in the other dimension/location/possibility?

Plants, moss, flowers, and more.

The path leads to this gate. Can see tantalizing things beyond but can’t get in!

The transport device glows a different color from this end. So neat!

 

May all the Dad’s out there have a fabulous Father’s Day!

Virtual Tourist – Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter 5/28/17

Good morning!

Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

View of the grounds and clubhouse of the archeological society.

Some giant carved rocks appropriated for the club grounds. 😛

Scotland Yard – didn’t change from the last game, which made the new Sherlock and Watson stand out in my mind. 😛

Inside the archeological society’s clubhouse. It’s a neat place!

Some of the items donated by the members.

Long cross view of the clubhouse.

London’s sky in the morning.

Steelworks factory for fences and statues. Also a giant puzzle on how to get into the owner’s office!

An unusual bedroom belonging to one of the suspects.

Loved this thing!!!!!  A world map made of metal. Once the final piece is placed, it opens a hidden chamber inside. So cool! (Pic caught it in mid opening. :))

Have a great day!

Virtual Tourist – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 5/21/17

Morning!

Hubby’s sick with a cold, and I am not far behind. Boo! The weather has been flip-flopping like crazy!

Taskforce 29 HQ

A cool thing the game peeps did. If your original rescue mission failed, you would not meet this guy at the office. But if you did!  🙂 I thought it was a nice touch that the game made a distinction.

Super cool 3D hologram, no? 🙂

This was funny and sad. This is Jensen’s workspace at HQ. The board pretty much says it all. Poor guy. (Not sure what’s up with the cereal boxes.) 😛

Back in the Streets

Coolest store front for a wristwatch no? I guess for these guys that would be very retro! 😛

Barb wire fences next to old castle defenses.

Meet the current head of the underground newspaper. He became a little bit of an issue as it appeared he’d gotten intel about HQ’s secret base. Not a good thing.

Down in the sewers. A super cool bit of graffiti!

The weird advertising is half the fun of walking around.

Is this not the cutest setup for a fast food burger joint? 🙂

One of the things Jensen does best. Crawling through vents! 😛

May the weekend find you dry and your sinuses behaving! 🙂

Virtual Tourist – Dishonored 2 5/14/17

Morning!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

Dishonored 2

View from the top of the sanctuary building on the small island outside the city.

Isn’t that gorgeous?!

Odd looking flower, no?

Maintenance man – he’s seen things they are trying to keep quiet.

Love those windows!

Bad things have happened here…

The poor man has been experimented on. He has a lot of answers.

A shutter in the kitchen close to the water. This way leads to a partially sunken boat and some goodies.

Disquieting view

A storm is coming.

Have an awesome Sunday!

Virtual Tourist – Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Morning!

New game this week. From Frogwares and running on the Unreal Engine – Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter.

I’ve mixed feelings about the game so far (Have only completed one case at the moment).

I loved Sherlock Homles: Crime and Punishment. But I ended up feeling lukewarm about the Testament of Sherlock Holmes (Crime and Punishment’s predecessor) – mostly from the lack of plot support for the ending, which felt rushed, contrived, and out of place.

With The Devil’s Daughter the negative points so far have been:

1) Lack of clear instruction on what commands or buttons need to be used, especially in “action” areas of the game. All three have suffered from this, but this one is worse than the others as the action has been ramped up and you do more. (A picture of a mouse with a darkened key in no way suggests it needs multiple clicks!) Would it hurt to have a tutorial stage? (Screaming at the screen in frustration is not what you were hoping for your players to do – right? Right?)

2) They sold out and instead of sticking with the original Sherlock and Watson they’d created for the previous two games (based on the stories), they’ve spliced current movie version Sherlock and Watson with original Sherlock and Watson. UGH. Worse, they kept everything else in their universe looking the same as in the previous games. Same 221B, same Lestrade, same Scottland Yard. So it clashes and feels awkward. (Sherlock being emotional and tongue tied with the neighbor was so NOT Sherlock Holmes. Ugh.)

Hopefully, this new strategy will sell more games for them, but for those who’ve bought the other two games, it might prove a little jarring/disappointing. 🙁

Anyway…

On the left is “New” Sherlock, on the right is “Old” Sherlock. Notice the higher scruffiness ratio in “New” Sherlock bringing him much closer to Robert Downey Jr. than Jeremy Brett.

Now here on the left is “New” Watson and on the right “Old” Watson. When he first appeared, I didn’t even recognize him! lol. A “brighter” more dapper version of Holme’s old chum.

Scruffy Sherlock has arrived at White Chappel to investigate a mysterious disappearance.

A flat down in White Chappel.

One of Holme’s Irregulars out on a mission. They flipped control to the boy but didn’t let you know! I stood on the street wondering why he didn’t follow the man as Sherlock asked. DOH! The actual act of following the guy wasn’t bad. (Though after several deaths and not understanding how to use the controls correctly, I had to skip the walking the thin beam between buildings part. Grrrr)

The view outside Holme’s balcony at 221B  Baker Street.

One of Holmes many possible disguises. Tea shades for the win! 😛

Walking down into a storage area beneath the streets of London.

Watson and Sherlock as they stand outside Marsh’s house. Almost a dandy in his dapperness. 😛

The woods – the start of the game did an action scene here when you first start of things occurring in 48 hours. The transition to the actual action was clunky and jarring. I clicked the map to go spy on a meeting in the woods, and next thing you know you’re running for your life without any segue. Would have been nice to get there and take a few steps or see something before dumping me into the mess. *sigh*

Sherlock is hiding in a cabinet in a hunting cabin for the final confrontation in the first case. One solution did not fit with what was stated – that didn’t look like a slow death to me! They also never covered how the guy was juiced up to do something that should have been beyond him. Argh. (Unless the game is skipping sequences on me?)

Picture of a statue in the Archeology Club gardens. The second case looks to be centered around the Curse of a Mayan god!

Hope your Sunday is fab!

 

 

Virtual Tourist – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 4/23/17

What a week! Still trying to recuperate. 😛 Quarter end closes for accounting types can be harsh! Ugh.

 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

These are the diabolical plans for a different kind of computer. Gasp! I won’t realize what this pertains to for a while.

Old world flair!

I do sometimes take pics of the weirdest things! The stretched structure is the far end of one of the many data bank vaults owned by Palisades Bank. Truly impressive buildings.

Street entry into a seemingly harmless shipping company. It’s a front/entry for the local Task Force 29 HQ. 🙂

This is the underground facility for Task Force 29.

The people Jensen works for – the Global Anti-terrorism Division.

Computer expert and super twitchy paranoid bud. lol.

Info board. You can click on the images and get intel. The board changes over time as we discover more info.

Reporting to the boss. Corrupt? We’re going to find out.

Sneaking around to get to other parts of the office. 😛

Have a great one!

Virtual Tourist – Obduction 4/16/17

Morning!

Was able to sneak in a little playing before work ground me to the floor! Doh!

Obduction

Almost like a chunk of our world has been nestled into another.

Definitely not on Earth anymore.

These warnings are plastered all over the place. It looks like all the rocks around the place! Eek!

Gorgeous! And scary!

This is another the holograms. This one talks about the tree in the background. A vital tree for their survival, it seems.

The source of the red light aimed at the sky.

Top of the waterfall. A source of water and also power.

A better view of the neighboring alien landscape.

Area down river.

Bizarre temple?

Sinuses have been crazy, so the dizzy factor for games has been high. I really hate that!

Hope you and yours have a great Easter!