Monday, April 14, 2008

Lost Odyssey

This game is a must if you enjoy a good solo experience (get your minds out of the gutter!).

There is no multiplayer here, except the eventual downloadable content.

What I played so far is outstanding, a production quality on the same level as Mass Effect and Assasin's Creed. Like those two, a lot of work went into this piece.

The main character, Kaim is immortal and has lived over 1,000 years and (dun dun duuuun!) is amnesiac. His memories return to him in the form of dreams, which are beautifully written and delivered.

With that in mind, get ready to read. A LOT. Dream sequences are long, but well worth it, in my opinion. Each one takes you back in time, to another place and reveals the pain involved with living without end.

Not many games will make you care about the character you play. This one pulls it off very well.

The music is spot on, by reknown composer Nobuo Uematsu who also worked on Blue Dragon. Each piece ties connects you with the action on screen, as well as the location your party travels through.

The places you will travel are breathtaking, each with its own sense of history and vibe.

I'm still on disc 1 (there are 4) and I'm enjoying taking my time with this one. Little Roe and I enjoy going through it together, and she insists on reading the dream sequences outloud :)
Who am I to discourage her from reading?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Sailing in SL

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a nice set of sims dedicated to sailing at Sailor's Cove. Twenty-seven sims altogether, with some of the nicest terrain elevations I've seen during my time in SL.

The architecture is entirely east coast and very relaxing. The pull of the water is unmistakable, and after being there for less than an hour I was looking to purchase a good sail boat. My previous one was built on the tako 2.x script, I learned, and wouldn't work with anything else but SL wind. SL wind is way too erratic to sail by (something that I hope will someday be fixed) so I purchased a Tetra 35.

I've been sailing around the area ever since and took up friends and of course, my Baby.

It turns out the area is separated by one sim block from Nantucket/Hollywood sims, which is another huge area dedicated to sailing. I hear there have been disputes on the topic of connecting both sets...I do hope to sail across the entire series unninterrupted sometime.

Sailor's Cove hosts live music events almost daily, as well as races for novice sailors to experienced.

Check it out!

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