Second Life: Your World. Your Imagination…your anime eyes? Scrap that I want Anime Life!

I can fly (in my underwear)!

Your World. Your Imagination.

Doesn’t that strike anyone else as a bit of a problem? Sounds like, you do all the designing for the world so we don’t have to. I just wasted a few hours of my life playing Second Life, laughing at the novelty of having anime eyes which look, pretty freaky and un-anime-like to me. You can play around with the character design but whatever you do it looks fairly ugly. Removes Second Life from computer – I prefer my real one.
I found 3 main problems with this game:

1. When you’re introduced into the world it’s a dull little island (imagine entering the world of warcraft in the middle of a field with a random surprised sheep and not much excitement).

2. you can fly, which is the ultimate answer to anyone walking up to me to say ‘hello’ *flies away*. being able to fly stops anyone to bother socialising at the beginning of the game…

3. There’s hardly anything to do. You can walk/fly around and relax on chairs. Interact with the odd thing. Clearly I missing something here, and all the other players looked normal, like they were trying to look like themselves, how imaginative. The most exciting things I accidentally found were:

Stargate!

which looks great if you look like this,

and scary if you look like this!

What I really wanted to talk about was a fun online world that doesn’t exist, Anime Life.
If it existed I’d want to go into a virtual world with a headset, it’s only fun if it feels more real. I’d love a place which had rides/areas/rooms which would let users interact as an anime character in a fun way, a complimentary joke about each anime series. Using January’s new anime as an example you could have:

Master Of Epic: (easy as it’s already a game) usual going round killing monsters or teaming up with 4 other players to become Warage 5 and wreak havoc on the world (and sing badly).

Giant Robo: mecha area where you can design and customise your own mecha and fight and destroy cities (and squish Warage 5 players).

Saint October: flying game where you can fly around after bad guys and transform into kickass magical girl.

Afro Samurai: customise your anime character with a new haircut at the Afro Samurai hairdressers, and enjoy a virtual lap dance from women with very shiny bottoms. Fight against a robotic version of your personal anime character who learns and mirrors your moves…
Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora: bath house where your character becomes a naked woman who has absolute orgasms wth absolute angels. (keeps yuri fans happy)
Deltora Quest: maze with monsters round every corner, where you and 2 team players search for the 7 gems, and then have to find your way out again!
Himawari!: learn and use ninja skills to fight to protect your virtual online boyfriend Hayato who can be killed by other players.

Shuffle Memories: mass orgy harem hentai tent…and an arcade with those little machines to win your character a virtual neko plushie.

Les Miserables – Shoujo Cosette: there’s no way anyone would want to play these characters in an online world!

Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight: futuristic scooter race track where you become a chubby loli who makes silly noises/faces if you lose the race!

Venus Versus Virus: shooting demons then turning evil and attacking other players who must run awaaaaaaaay.

Nodame Cantabile: point and click adventure where the more you annoy your virtual bf Chiaki the more he secret wants you…and a Sims type area where you have to get your character to clean the house/ cook and practice piano in order to perform cute duets and fulifil needs.

Hidamari Sketch: cafe where you just…sit around really…and have a chat to other online players, watch some anime in a virtual world and get your character drunk on virtual whisky.

Koi suru Tenshi Angelique: dungeon where your player morphs into a hot bishie and gets chased by ‘evil’ bishies who want to do naughty things to you. Can you search through the dungeon to find your hot bishie lover and escape with out getting…pleasured? (gotta keep the yaoi fangirls occupied).

Getsumen To Heiki Mina: choose your…vegetable and battle alien bunnies to the death. Take a roller coaster ride with your vegetable weapon as it takes 3 hours for it to wizz round the moon before it actually reaches you…

Tokyo majin Gakeun Kenpucho: standard kill demons with your chosen speciality which you get better at so you can kill even bigger demons!

I think I should just get this whole gaming thing out of my system and play World of Warcraft again, I miss being a pretty elf warrior with my pet dragons. Or hunt down some good anime games…antoher hamtaro adventure for the game boy advance it is then…The main thing I wanted from the Second Life game was the modelling machine, to create virtual positions for anime figurines, then be able to order them custom designed, that’d be great!
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