Sunday, April 22, 2018

Virtual Tourist - My Time at Portia 4/22/18

My goodness! 2018 is turning out to be even more turbulent than 2016 and 2017. Oi!
Typically once I am out of the YE and audit circus, things settle down a bit. But not this year! First Quarter End was brutal. I worked three weeks worth of time in two weeks. Ugh. I've been a mental vegetable.

Mini Movie Reviews

Rampage

Rampage - The film is another piece of fun nostalgia. It's loosely based on the console game Rampage. It was a fun ride all the way around. George, the albino gorilla, is a hoot! 3.75 out of 5. (Hubby's Rating: Worth full price to see again!)



Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs - this was a fun and super quirky film. They use both stop animation and film animation. They make subtle fun of all sorts of things. The dogs are awesome. Not everyone will like it, but we thought it was great! 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth full price of admission.)



My Time at Portia

I got a new game to detox with - My Time at Portia. It is very similar, yet also different from Stardew Valley (Another fun game). The central premise of both games is to help the community, grow in skills, mine, fish, farm, scavenge, fight, and more.  Aside from different mechanics and emphasis, My Time at Portia has an entirely different visual feel from Stardew Valley.

My Time at Portia - Central Square

This is the central square in town. A&G Construction, Commerce Center, and the Mayor's office are here.

My Time at Portia -  Sonya

Since it is a community type game, you get experience for meeting people. This is my first meeting with Sonia. One thing this game adds to the townsfolk is the ability to spar with them, plays stone-paper-scissors, or even Go. If you win, you get additional relationship points and a bit of coin (or lose coin, too!)

My Time at Portia - Mayor's Office

This is the Mayor's office. On the right is a list of active quests. The indicator over his head shows I need to go to him for an action. (And yes, that's me!) :)

My Time at Portia - Knight game room

Game room at Django's restaurant. There are lots of things reminiscent of Stardew Valley.


The Civil Corps building - they help fight monsters and keep the town safe. Had to take a pic of their mascot/statue as it is a pig flying. lol.

My Time at Portia - ruins can be seen in the distance

This is a post-apocalyptic world that is once more prospering. There are ruins that can be mined for old technologies. There are factions/guilds that are pro and anti old technology. 

My Time at Portia - Ruins

View back towards town from the tree farm area. You can see the Church of Light on the right. They are anti old tech. 

My Time at Portia - Inside the Church of Light

Inside the Church of Light. Quite impressive! 

My Time at Portia - murals at the Church of Light

The murals depict some of the events before civilization collapsed.

My Time at Portia - Left side murals at the Church f Light

Here humanity is rising out of the dark ages.

More weird stuff was going on in life this past week. Hopefully, things will find a neutral ground, and I can get back to a regular schedule again. *fingercrossed*


Sunday, April 01, 2018

Virtual Tourist - Secret World Legends 4/1/18

Morning, all!
I dropped off the face of the planet again. Between conventions, year-end audit at work and projects, and getting sick, it's been hard keeping up. First three months of every new year just seem brutal. Wheee!

Mini Movie Reviews ~!

Ready Player One

Ready Player One - I'd had some reservations about this one, but there was nothing to be worried about! The film was awesome! Lots of actions, red herrings, deeper plots, tons of fan service, and more. A lot to think about too. 4.5 out of 5! (Yes, I was that impressed!) (Hubby's Rating: Pay Full Price to See Again!)


Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising - This time it was hubby who was reticent and was pleasantly surprised. I was very much looking forward to it. (Giant robots and monsters - what's not to like?) A more serious version than the original and had a lot of character stuff going on to give the story depth and not just combat. Good job, guys! (And they don't fall into the bad habit of late of not giving the audience a quick 'what's gone on before' peek. :) 4 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth Full Price of Admission)

Secret World Legends

Secret World Legends - psychic

The fortune teller on Solomon Island. She used to be a fake until things started to go bad. Now she is the real deal.

Secret World Legends - Park

We had to do a ceremony centered on this park and fountain. Love the funky lighting.

Secret World Legends - sewers

One of the super ugly beasts trying to take over town. Ugh!

Secret World Legends - mutated sailor 

This poor guy is one of the people from the fishing boat we'd heard came in with the fog when the chaos started. He's still himself, but he's losing ground. eek!


Secret World Legends - Bad Guys

The dude is the reason all this is happening in town. Power hungry lunatic. The girl behind him? She's more than she lets on. Has her own agenda, too!

Secret World Legends - Overlook Motel

The Overlook Motel - it's in a new section of the map. A lot of bad things have happened here and still happening. 

Secret World Legends - Summoning 

One of the rooms of the Overlook Motel. This gentleman has been lost, but his spirit is giving us clues on how to find him and hopefully put a stop to the corruption here.


Secret World Legends - Happiness Destroyed

What was once a happy place, has been smeared with darkness.


Secret World Legends - Library

Nice library!

Secret World Legends - Library Door Puzzle

Door puzzle to enter the lower levels of the library. Where the dangerous knowledge is kept.


Hope you and yours have a fabulous Easter!
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