Screenshot Saturday November 23, 2019

Sneaking in a few more screenshots tonight.

 

Alan Wake

The man has troubles.  When last we saw him, he was a mere 200 yards from Stuckeys, according to the sign.  There is of course no quick way to it, so he goes on a ramble through the woods.  I thought I heard him mutter something about an axe murderer in the woods, but nah, right?

He makes it to a junkyard (I think it’s a junkyard), climbs up a log through a fence, and…

The axe man sure is a weird fool, kind of madly cackling before leaping away.

Alan finds two manuscript pages on the ground!  This is the story he was planning to write next!

 

I spent a fair amount of time trying to find my way out of the mini-maze of the lot or junkyard or whatever I was in. There was NO FLASHLIGHT! Just a thermos of coffee.

So, of course, who pops up, and I have no flashlight, no weapon, it’s just me and my pal The Axeman.  Did not go well. Will have an opportunity to slow down and look for a flashlight next time.

(Note: My son tells me I have a flashlight, I just need to right click to use it.  He also thinks I have a gun, which I can use by left clicking.  It was all in the Tutorial, he says!  Which I had him do for me because of the Axeman.   I’ll try the flashlight next time, but I’m certain nothing happens when left clicking because I tried that in case I could just punch him.  Unless.  You can only shoot at something pinioned by your flashlight.  Yikes.)

 

Mass Effect

I was doing really well here this session, no deaths for my squad.  Boom.  Disarming bombs, not difficult, but I ran out of time and didn’t get them all.   22 seconds on the clock with one more to find and BOOM.  Unfortunately, my most recent save is the one with only 22 seconds left, and I have to start the area all over.  I will full save more frequently, agh.

 

Kind of a bad night.  In the lair of the dragon, I fell several times to the dragon and his kwama pals.  Don’t know how I’m going to beat this guy.

 

Ten screenshots this post for IntPiPoMo

Total  45

 

 

Screenshot Sunday (IntPiPoMo)

I meant to do a screenshot Saturday, but Sunday is also alliterative and available.  I’m looking at some of my recent downloads, and through my vast screenshot archives to make a nice dent in my IntPiPoMo numbers.

 

Elder Scrolls Online

I’ve started the new Dragonguard quest line which should lead me to Southern Elsweyr.

It all began for my character in Auridon with a trip to Tanziwell, and a group of clues leading to a secret chamber. Kasura is your guide.

 

The secret chamber.

 

The Valley of Blades sounds pretty exciting, but I was disappointed that it was mostly a ruin.  Maybe a great deal of fighting training goes on amongst the broken pillars and fallen walls. Perhaps it’s an ideal place tactically.

 

Someone’s a fan of Wow’s Stormheim, I’m thinking, because you get to use a Grappling Bow, much like the grappling hook used by the Vrykul and you. I loved those hooks.

 

Big beefy Sai Sahan accompanies you to Wind Scour Temple, deep in one of my favorite places, the Alik’r Desert.  You’re going to look for anything that will help you learn the secrets of the legendary Dragonguard, so you can fight the dragons of Elsweyr.

 

Alan Wake! 

My son got me past the beginning axe man sequence, so I went in to take a look.   Being warned that you should just run when there are too many enemies right off, eek.

 

We open with Alan on a ferry ride.  Welcome to Bright Falls!

 

Alan’s wife, who is slightly creepy and none too likeable so far, asks Alan to pose with “the old man at the railing”.  He’s the local radio host who would love to interview Alan.  It turns out Alan is taciturn and none too friendly.  He says he just wants a quiet time here, but he seems to mostly be a jerk.  Just my opinion.   The character faces are a little rough around the edges though the scenery is beautiful.

Alan’s an author, and his agent plans to hound him by phone.

 

A stop for the cabin keys at the local cafe gives you an opportunity to meet a few locals and learn how to maneuver and interact.   Oops, the boss is in the bathroom, and Alan is too antsy to give him the personal time.  When Alan approaches the guy in the bathroom, a strange woman in a veil pops up behind him to give him the keys.

 

At the cozy cabin, the lights aren’t on.  Night is incoming and it turns out Alice is afraid of the dark.  Our first look at the World By Flashlight. I didn’t notice while playing but what’s with the little flashlight in the upper left of the screen? Charges? Number of flashlights?  His wife did seem to indicate she’d bought a few of them.  She hangs out on the deck while insisting Alan go to the shed behind the house to get the generator working.

 

I had a little trouble figuring out how they wanted to get the generator started.  There’s a circular indicator and a little mouse button picture.  In the cafe, you started the jukebox by pressing the left mouse repeatedly.  Here, it was a little different sequence but luckily the lights went on.

 

The nicely lit house and relaxing time with his wife was cut short when she delightedly presented him with a den complete with typewriter and paper.  She’s eager for him to overcome his writer’s block, giving him no escape from it at all.  Angry, he runs outside to be alone.  Cue all the lights in the house going out, with Alice screaming for him, then shouting get away from me.

How like me to panic immediately, get turned around in the dark, and end up by the car high above the cabin.  Sorry Alice, if you’re already dead.

So…heading back down, get attacked by a swarm of crows who have been hanging around…open door…and back up at the car.  It seems to have crashed?  Alan has no idea what has happened.  I had a bad moment the axe man would pop up but no.   Fortuitously, he’s just 200 yards from Stuckey’s friendly café.  He should go there for help, right?  I stopped at this checkpoint because I was scared and the movement of the game made me a little queasy.   The combination will have me playing in short sessions.   I do like the story of it so far.

 

14 pictures for IntPiPoMo in this post

Total 19

 

IntPiPoMo 2019

Head to Gamer Girl Confessions to sign up for this year’s IntPiPoMo.   https://gamergirlconfessions.com/2019/10/31/time-for-intpipomo-2019/

Rather than a post a day, you’re looking to post 50 screenshots, photographs, art, there are any number of fun ways to show the games you love.   This is very doable.  You take more pictures than you think!

I find it works for me to write a tally of how many screenshots are in each post at the bottom of the post.  It would be helpful to keep a running tally as well.

Chestnut has prizes as well.  Sign up!

My PC had to be reloaded so I’ll just have to dig around on my external storage drive…sec…

 

There we go, poor snoozing Elf.

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