Virtual Tourist – Wolfenstein The New Order 12/3/17

 

Morning!

Mini Movie Review – Coco

Coco

This film was fabulous! It had a lot of layers and a lot of surprises. Bring some hankies! It truly encapsulates the meaning of the Day of the Dead. Filled with a lot of traditional Mexican songs as well. Go see it!!!!!!  My son-in-law mentioned that there’s some controversy with the Frozen short that comes before the film starts. My hubby and I had to look at each other because the Frozen short was adorable and heartfelt. Despite what some are saying, it does have a plot with consequences! Not sure how they can’t see that. Emotional damage is a consequence. Very weird…

 

Wolfenstein The New Order

Deathshead in the flesh. This is the point in the game where things actually start getting serious and also proves why it’s not for kids!

This is a nice view of the armored guards. These guys are tough and no longer entirely human. Deathshead is forcing me to choose between two friends. Nasty, nasty man!

To say I or Blazkowics are not conflicted is a significant error.

Got a shock as my remaining friend and I manage to escape. The game went into the beginning credits. Everything up to now was but the stage setting up the actual game. Gasp!

Yep… Very surprising! Lol.

I took shrapnel to the head, so time has progressed as I sit in a kind of limbo. 14 years elapse during a sequence of scene flashes.

I sit in a wheelchair staring out all that time. Being taken care of at this sanitorium. The caretakers there have problems of their own.

They’ve just about killed everyone, and Blazkowicz has come to his senses to take them down and try to rescue the girl!

Open hospital bedding area

Cool vehicle! Also shows the Nazi’s are still wrong. It looks like history has taken a left turn. (Which is true. Germany won the war in this reality!)

 Outside view of my home for the last 14 years.

Hope you’re having a great weekend! Until next time!

 

Virtual Tourist – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 8/13/17

This month has been super crazy so far. Quarter End last month and now implementing system changes and new processes. Dealing with the fallout as we find stuff that didn’t work right. I am so tired! lol. AnimeFest is next weekend as well. Whee!

The movie this week was – The Dark Tower. While I enjoyed the film and the special effects were fab, so much was lost by them shoving everything into a two-hour movie. The flavor of Roland’s world and the intertwined and twisted mess that has worked for years to bring all this about is not there. While I like Jake, I so wanted to see Susannah Dean! lol. (Hubby has not read the series and he did enjoy the movie.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

I am so in love with how they do this city. The mix of old and new.

Isn’t that a gorgeous building?

Then you find this kind of cool futuristic architecture. So awesome.

My little helper. Super paranoid computer geek. 😛 Once was a criminal.

Back to the bombed out train station. Trying to get some evidence before it is destroyed in a cover up.

I loved the 3D hologram/modeling. He’s trying to reconstruct the bomb mechanism.

Psychiatrist assigned to check out the people at HQ. It’s hard to tell if she’s legit or not. Or maybe a little of both.

Hidden dance club. All of the customers are high as kites. If they have implants, they might also soon be dead! The new drug has some serious side effects for the augmented.

More Awesome architecture!

This advertisement was so unexpected and yet so awesome and scary! lol. This is an entrance to one of the train stations. I can so see a pharmaceutical company paying to do this for ad space. lol.

Hope you have a great Sunday!

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 – 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!

Virtual Tourist – Deus Ex: Makind Divided 3/26/17

Mornings!

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Super creepy fortune teller machine at the magic shop. Futuristic but still as disturbing as these things sometimes look. lol.

Inside the lobby of Palisade Bank. Not a money bank, but a data bank. A really neat place!

This is a moving/undulating ceiling in the bank. So cool!

So posh! Like a canyon wall with a waterfall.

Neat turbine/motor system in the basement.

In the sewers. Poison gas all over the place!

An old station that’s been closed. Possibly from two years ago when the augmented went mad.

Sneaking around at a regular train station. Love the neat visual effect of the ceiling tiles.

The name of the restaurant was too funny. Love the look, though! And I’d eat there.

This was rather disturbing. No?

Hope you have a great Sunday! Next weekend

Next weekend, ChibiChains and I will be at Fan Expo 2017!  Mark Hamill! Tim Curry! Vampire Diaries guys! And I probably won’t see any of them. Heh. But will try to share cool costume pics through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. 🙂

Virtual Tourist – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 3/5/17

Morning, all!

Dues Ex: Mankind Divided

This picture is of something quite cool. As I was walking away from the station, I heard a conversation. It was the couple standing before the statue asking this guy to take a picture of them with their camera. What a lovely detail!

Super modern park near the data bank. You can see old fashioned buildings in the background. A mishmash of new and old.

Palisade Bank – very futuristic. Lots of imagery showing one thing but meaning something else.

Local gang boss and his underground casino. Not a nice guy. Double crosses his clients.

Customer’s blacklisted from the casino. My buddy is in the upper right. His confiscated goods are something I need.

Inside an expensive and modern apartment building. Love that lamp!

Someone is in dire need of a housekeeper!

Small park inside the apartment building. Nice, no?

Love the funky wallpaper. The weird layered deer head and the hanging ornaments was a little strange!

View from the apartment. You can see one of Palisades’ memory data storage locations. The buildings are quite awesome.

All right! Made it! Hope you have a great Sunday!

Virtual Tourist – The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 1/29/17

Survived another week, yay!

Realized I’d forgotten to share more pics from this game.  Can’t have that! It’s so pretty!

Vanishing of Ethan Carter

They do have the most gorgeous skies ever!

A flashback into Ethan’s past. Kid’s fort now turned super creepy.

The woods that are in the back of the small town.

An odd cemetery and church nestled in the woods.

The side of one of the crypts.

Front of the crypts. With all the rocks it looks like graves were hard to do, and so they created vaults?

A vision of the cemetery. There’s something I need to find.

The church by the cemetery. It has a Viking vibe to it, no?

Grave marker?

Front of the church. With a good view of the bell tower.

Hope you have a fruitful day!

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy XIV 1/8/17

Morning!

Final Fantasy XIV
Lancer Class

So much anger in this one… Poor guy.

My armor. Got it colored. Came out pretty good, no?

From a different angle.

And another. lol.

Had to get the new armor to go back and finish this. 😛

Truly tragic that it ended this way. 🙁

And I graduated

Awesome looking castle no?

That’s some super fancy Chocobo armor, no?

Deepvoid Deathmouse

Hope your Sunday is nice and toasty!

Virtual Tourist – Dishonored 2 12/25/16

Morning, all!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Dishonored 2

Meagan Foster, captain of the Dreadful Wale (Not a misspelling but a hidden meaning I think) – a friend of Doctor Sokolov and my way out of Dunwall.

My last look at home before heading off to Karnaca – the birthplace of my father and where I need to go to rescue Solokov.

Wake up on the ship only to realize I am about to meet the Other.

So eerie, no?

And there he is. He offers Emily the same thing he offered Corvo in game 1 – otherworldly powers with which to fight my enemies.

Whales, the universe is made up of whales. Still super creepy!

Corvo’s current state.

What is likely to happen to everyone with Delilah in charge.

Emily’s dead mother, the Empress Jasmine. She will help guide me much as she did Corvo after she was assassinated.

Jasmine’s heart – the last pieces of her soul trapped within. Before us, those who have plotted to destroy all with Delilah at the center.

Hope you have a fabulous day with you and yours!