MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans Experience

I love MadPea games, as I am always curious what adventures/mysteries they have planned for us. MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans is my favorite MadPea game thus far, and I am going to break it down for you all as to why Nightmare in New Orleans has taken the top spot as well as why you should be joining the experience.

WARNING: THERE WILL BE SOME SPOILERS RELATING TO VISUAL GAMEPLAY, BUT NO SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLES, NO SPECIFICS TO ENDINGS, AND NO SPOILED SURPRISES. If you want a completely unbiased experience for MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans, go play the game now by visiting this location!

Nightmare in New Orleans | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Mask & Necklace: [Kres] Voodoo Mask and Necklace (MadPea NiNO game prize) by KrescendoStore Resident
Headdress: DRD witch doctor mask by Deathrowdesigns Resident
Staff: DRD witchdoctor staff (modded) by Deathrowdesigns Resident
Staff Ornament: MadPea MMBB – Voodoo Doll (part of the MadPea Mama Mojo’s Bayou Bargains gacha set) by MadPea
‘Floating’ Hourglass: MadPea MMBB – Skeletal Hourglass (modded) (part of the MadPea Mama Mojo’s Bayou Bargains gacha set) by MadPea
Back Ornament: PFC~The Deer by Pucca Firecaster
Loin Cloth: PFC~Voodoo by Pucca Firecaster
Eyes: Buzzeri: [Buzz] Voodoo Eyes – Siren by Eleri Catlyn
Tattoo: Addicted To Ink: [ATI] Grim Nights… by BookieMoon Resident

Decor: Marie Laveau portable VooDoo set by Ex Machina for Mad Pea (MadPea NiNO game prize) by Hatris Panacek
Hut: *~ by Nacht ~ Maison Laveau (MadPea NiNO game prize) by Fox Nacht

Admittedly, I am a fellow MadPea fan who just recently started getting into these interactive games last year, so my MadPea game repertoire is not as vast as many other MadPea fans. I’ve completed four games so far: Sinister Slaughters, The Tower, Seven, and now Nightmare in New Orleans (NiNO). Despite the limited MadPea gaming exposure, I am an active gamer both in video games and board games so I’ll be discussing MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans based on my own personal tastes and perspective. My rating is completely my own opinion and will be different from everyone else’s.

Rating System

Immersion
Visuals      9/10
Sound design      8/10
Misc. (loading screens, environmental lighting, etc)      2/5

MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans is a visual treat. Like all the other MadPea games I have played, the adventure takes you into MadPea’s meticulously created world – this time, to the culturally rich city of New Orleans. Last time I visited NOLA was summer of 2014 where heat is no joke, the alcohol flows, the food is fresh and spicy, and the city is full of life. Art at every corner, people dancing in the streets, music in the air, so I was extremely excited for MadPea’s take on such a soulful destination in SL. Nightmare in New Orleans sends you to a handful of diverse locations within the city and each location is amazingly decorated. The space is large enough for exploration (some are massive plots!!) with relevant, high quality decor. I absolutely loved drinking in the scenery and exploring the area, finding great angles to take a snapshot.

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Let’s talk about the sounds for this game – I AM IN LOVE! As soon as I heard the voices from these characters MadPea created with animated avatars, my heart just warmed and swelled with such happiness. Yes, yes, yes! The voices were so good! Voice acting is often overlooked in a lot of games and I am just so completely happy that MadPea found talent amidst the SL community. These actors/actresses really made the game characters come to life with not only depth in the voice, but such great flow and idiosyncrasies in speech patterns. Each character spoke only a few lines, but I craved more! I even clicked on characters from a distance away (when I played a second time) because I was too eager to hear the voices again, only to be greeted with the following: “Sally Dupre: I can’t hear you from there, don’t be afraid and come a little closer.” Aw dang it, the game didn’t have Sally voice that line and I was saddened. Sally, I just want to hear another line with that sultry, smooth voice of yours. One more line, please!!!

Big shout out to Dextrum Boucher, Divinity Matova, Laetitia Vella, Sassy Nitely, and Veruca Beck for their amazing voiceovers!

Anyway, as you can see, I am a huge fan of the voice acting in this game. Some other things I would have liked to see more is maybe a little bit of the city itself. Perhaps a scene outside the club in the back alley where players can hear the whines of trumpets and saxophones off in the distance. Or maybe a scene in the iconic French Quarter, just to be further immersed in the actual city of New Orleans. Each scene in the game felt so isolated from one another because they were all so different. A common city scene would have tied this all together a little bit more meaningfully to remind the players that yes, even though New Orleans is so diverse where every corner can be a completely different aspect of the city, it is still one big location.

Content
Creativity/Originality      9/10
Story      8/10

I am probably biased because I just love New Orleans, but this game left me completely happy upon completion that I may be rating each category higher than I usually would. I don’t even know if it is possible to not be creative with anything inspired by New Orleans. That being said, I really loved how NiNO’s gameplay flowed from one scene to the next. The diversity of scenes were greatly appreciated and the gameplay itself was very fun.

Livvy and I played the game together and our favorite scene was the bayou – hands down. It tied in my most fav kind of game play – hunt and prey. I had a lot of fun running around the gorgeous bayou, trying to seek out game clues while shooting zombies in the process. Livvy did not have a weapon (she lost her knife in the struggle with an alligator!) while I had a shot gun (a perk you can play for in Madpea’s Mama Mojo’s Bayou Bargains gacha). She would run around, finding clues while I distracted the aggro’d zombies and snakes that were guarding the area. My favorite part is when as soon as Livvy finds the clue, she zips away, waving “Bai babyyyy! I don’t got a weapon so I runnin’ awaaaay!” and leaves me to deal with the enemies I am trying to eliminate.

The storyline was intriguing (but then again, I don’t know if it is possible to be uninteresting when inspired by New Orleans!) and I loved meeting each character as well as completing some of their missions. The best part in terms of story was the possibility of multiple endings. For NiNO, there were two different possible endings, depending on the way you would play the game. I love that aspect as it creates another opportunity of multiple rounds of gameplay as well as figuring out how to unlock the alternate ending.

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Objectives
Compelling      7/10
Variety      9/10

My favorite objectives are the explore/search ones where I have to hunt down specific items. There were a few of those in this game and I LOVED it! In fact, right off the bat, you as the player are kind of plopped into the game without much to go off on, so you have to figure out a way to advance to the next step. The logic was solid in how to search for clues, and what I loved most was that clues for a single mission may not necessarily be in that mission’s location. I love, love, love that previous scenes are also possible places to find clues because the places are worth revisiting with how detailed and beautifully decorated they are! There was a particular puzzle in the cathedral’s private office that I did not know what the relevance of it was to the theme of the game. It felt a little out of place, though it was fun to complete it.

Mechanics
Interactive      8/10
Interface      4/5

I love that MadPea took the time to make character avatars that interact with the player via menu options like a lot of story driven games we see now. Though most interactions lead to the same end result, I’d like to see more opportunities for more endings. When I was a kid, I was addicted to those Choose Your Own Adventure games, discovering what actions lead to what sort of ending. Those were always fun for me to figure out.

It is also worth noting here that the combat portion of the bayou was my favorite part! I had a blast doing that scene and because the zombies/enemies are aggro-based, not just aimlessly wandering around as easy targets, it made the gameplay a lot more enjoyable.

The interface of the game HUD was good – I have no complaints about it. Design was sleek and minimal in that the buttons were collapsible and the overall function of the HUD was intuitive. Great visual design of the HUD as well. Loved the design of the Juju coin. Really wish players got a Juju coin souvenir. In fact, I think MadPea should start one of those destination/attraction coin collection souvenirs as a rezzable prize for each game completion.

Peripherals & Prizes
Outfit/Accessories      3/5
Prizes     4/5

There were two optional outfits players could purchase – 1 for females and 1 for males. The female outfit (50’s style colorful dress) looked cute! The one for male (formal suit) wasn’t my style as it looked a bit clunky on me. The optional game accessories (enhancers) from the Mama Mojo Bayou Bargains gacha set are pretty neat trinkets. Some items are great voodoo souvenirs while other items (such as the shotgun) can give a nice advantage in the combat part of the game. Another cool enhancer is the rare Swamp boat that gives you the license to drive a boat on the actual game’s bayou swamp!

The prizes at the completion of the game are quite cool (for someone like me who likes to decorate scenes). MadPea got some amazing creators to contribute to the awards. If you are interested in seeing all the prizes for MadPea’s NiNO, check it out here.

Overall Game Difficulty      3/5

Medium difficulty. I completed all puzzles on my own except for the last puzzle which are my least favorite kinds of puzzles. I am sure others can look at it and solve it easily in a few minutes, but I was working on that thing for a while and really did not have the patience to figure it out. Thank goodness for the help of that Juju coin though.

Overall Rating       8.5/10

I had a lot of fun playing MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans. I know my allocated points actually add up to 8/10, but I felt that because I really did enjoy playing the game, I would bump it up a bit, especially with the awesome visual and sound designs. A game really well made with fun and challenging objectives with great visual scenes and talented voice acting – I definitely recommend this game to everyone!

This game is especially good for:
Explorers/Adventurers (curiosity is your weapon)
Challengers/Completionists (Just beat the game)
Strategists (advanced thinkers who maximize profit and minimize loss)
Creators (collect resources and build your objective)
Socializers (lots of player interaction and engagement)

MadPea Games Ranking (as of February 28, 2018)

  1. Nightmare in New Orleans
  2. Sinister Slaughters
  3. Seven
  4. The Tower

Discipline & Belonging

The Master’s Room is our exclusive sanctuary where you agree to embody the submissive role, taking me, and only me, as your sole Dominant. In this space, you release all control to me and trust your well being in me. Here, I will push your limits both physically and spiritually, but will never break you. You will always be and feel safe with constant open communication. Here, your duty is to please me as your Dominant, attending to my physical and emotional needs. You, as my submissive in training, shall address me only as “My King” or “Sir” or “Master.” Do you agree to these terms?

Welcome to my Master Room.

Discipline | Mine & Yours

The past month or so has been dedicated mostly to reworking our land and setting up our house. Once all the landscaping on our island sim has been completed, Livvy and I set to decorating in our spare time. Livvy is more excited about interior decorating while I am enjoying outdoor decorating more. In fact, I am currently working on a mini outdoor yoga studio on the cliff side to overlook the ocean.

February literally flew by, and with Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, I had plenty to set up in secret to surprise Livvy with a Valentine’s Day date. Did you -really- think I would let you set up for our first Valentine’s day back together, Livvy? You know how chivalrous I am.

Speaking of… Fapple’s Endless Love bedroom set was released at ROMP just in time for me to redo my “Red”/Master room. I only recently completed my Master Room with a previous bed, however, after trying out Fapple’s EL set, the decision was so easy and instant. The Endless Love set was going to replace my previous Dom Bed. Here is why the choice was simple:

– Awesome, natural-looking animations in the bed. Animations are huge for me because I am so picky, but because the animations Fapple chose to use in the bed were pretty darn good, it was an easy swap. However, I did wish there were more D/s animations. My previous bed had a plethora of D/s animations, though the fewer D/s animations was not such a big factor for me since SL animations never limit Livvy and my RP together anyway. But, I could see this bed as being a lil’ more on the vanilla side for some people.
– Chains on the bed post. Yes – need I say more?
– Cage down below the bed. (Though I wish there were animations that used the cage space under the bed)
– Really cool projector experience, giving the bedroom a fantastic dynamic environment
– Wonderful textures and customization

A bit more info about the *Fapple- Endless Love MALEDOM FATPACK by GiannaArmani Resident

Bed: There are 5 categories of animations. 1) Master Solo with 9 animations, 2) Cuddle&Kiss with 29 animations, 3) D/s with 14 animations, 4) Foreplay with 16 animations, and 5) Sex with 13 animations.

Bench: There are 3 Solo Female animations, 2 Solo Male animations, and 3 M/F bench animations for the Dom or Domme. There is also a capture function in the bench too!

Bedroom HUD offers 6 preset color schemes. Though convenient for those who like to keep it simple and don’t care about having textures and colors be exactly how you want them to be, this was not very convenient for me. I like to individually choose what wood color I would like for bed, nightstand, closets, bench, and wall separately.

All furniture pieces (bed, bench, night stands, glass/wall, closets) come in 6 different colored textures, offering so many possible combinations for interior design.

The Sheets & Rug HUD offer 12 different sheet styles (8 plain, 4 patterned) and  6 different colored rugs choices. The awesome Themed Lights Projector has 21 different projection styles to choose from.

Belonging | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: *Fapple- Endless Love MALEDOM FATPACK by GiannaArmani Resident @ROMP

Fapple- Endless Love MALEDOM Bed
Fapple- Endless Love Spanking Bench
Fapple- Endless Love Nightstand
Fapple- Lamp Rail
Fapple- Glass and Wood Wall
Fapple- Themed Lights Projector
Fapple- Closet Cage
Fapple- Closet Male Clothing
Fapple- Endless Love Rug

(Not all items in Endless Love Fatpack was used in these photos)

Fapple- BDSM Tool Box (Group Gift)
Fapple- The Rodion Mask (part of the Rodion gacha set) by GiannaArmani Resident
Fapple- Rodion Punishment Rack (part of the Rodion gacha set) by GiannaArmani Resident
Fapple- Rodion Silky Lube (part of the Rodion gacha set) by GiannaArmani Resident

The Horror!~ Sin Cross Neon Sign (Red) by horrorcherry Resident
Dutchie maledom wall rings shiny by Froukje Hoorenbeek

The Hybrid Theory of Y2K

Music has been a huge impact on my life since I was a child and when I saw that these MadPea CDs (from their MadPea Y2K Game gacha set at Rewind) each had their own original music or voiceover clips, I greedily had to get my hands on them and play them all! With these CDs (10 total) working like they do in RL by popping them into the portable CD player as well as the disc tray of the computer, both items played the sound clips. Personally, I love the portable CD player because it functions exactly like my first CD player I ever had! You pop open the CD player, insert the CD into it, close the lid and hit play, watching the disc spin round and round through the window of the CD player as it reads the disc.

MadPea Y2K Retro | Mine & Yours

FYI – The MadPea Y2K Game gacha has a little surprise interactive activity if you collect all the CDs and use them in the computer (Rare). You also get an achievement from it for those completionist MadPea fans!

The MadPea Y2K Game gacha consists of 26 Common and 1 Rare items in this set. Only part of the set is shown above in my blog picture. Not shown are the full set of 10 playable CDs with original music and voiceovers, 3 different colored portable CD players, 3 different colored headsets, and 4 different colored desk lamps. Also, the modem plays the oh-so-nostalgic dial-up tone we all know and love when we all connected to the internet to chat on AIM, check our emails, or download music. It is amazing how much technology has changed through the years.

Special shout out to the real life talent of the following people who made the variety of CDs possible!

✄ Original Music by: Aitolda Cooljoke, Harter Fall, Pandagroov Windstorm, Stefan Hansen, and Waghorne Truss

✄ Voiceovers by: Krow Ames, Sarai Wise, Oobleck, anesphitia, Mayafayy, Jigzzz Hazelnut, iAmTheMadHatter, Veruca Beck, boldmiss, and Kaylahny

Credits:

Featured: MadPea Y2K Game gacha set by MadPea @Rewind

MadPea Y2K Game – Computer Desk
MadPea Y2K Game – Big Bulky Computer RARE
MadPea Y2K Game – Desk Lamp – Turquoise
MadPea Y2K Game – Desk Organizer
MadPea Y2K Game – Clock Radio
MadPea Y2K Game – Modem
MadPea Y2K Game – Computer Chair
MadPea Y2K Game – CD Tower
MadPea Y2K Game – CD Player – Black
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 5 – Voodoo Queen
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 9 – Zodiac Killer Interrogation
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 10 – +
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 1 – Nameless Intro
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 7 – Nightmares
MadPea Y2K Game – CD 8 – Goodbye Firefly

NOMAD // Cool Can by Piraiyah Novikov
NOMAD // CD Spindles by Piraiyah Novikov @Rewind

Apt B // Retro Label – Elektro Sign (part of the Retro Label gacha set) by FadeArcade Resident
Apt B // Retro Label – Guitar Wire (part of the Retro Label gacha set) by FadeArcade Resident

.random.Matter. – Noticed By Senpai – Poster [Morph] (part of the Noticed By Senpai gacha set) by Nikohl Hax
.random.Matter. – Noticed By Senpai – Manga Stack (part of the Noticed By Senpai gacha set) by Nikohl Hax

7 – Scoreboard by Agustkov Resident
:CP: Duncan Hoopz Game by Isla Gealach

{what next} Loungin Rug (mesh) by Winter Thorn

On Caleb:

Shirt: ExalteD – Tshirt Basic {Signature} Sushi by Heentz Resident @Man Cave
Pants: <Kalback> Original Jeans M2 by Patrix Beck
Shoes: [VALE KOER] RETRO DUNKS BLIZZARD by Bob Resident
Headphones: ::GB::Head phone ( Neck-on) (part of Gabriel Love Tune gacha set’s RARE item) by Takuya Jinn @PocketGacha
Glasses: MadPea iSpy Spy Glasses (part of the MadPea iSpy gacha set) by MadPea

Countdown to MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans

The Countdown to MadPea’s Nightmare in New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans
Come – take a seat and stay for a while…
Allow me to pour you a drink of special concoction.
Trust me, it is to die for.

I’ve been expecting you,
So I’ve prepared a moonlight feast on the bayou.
Ladies? Let’s show our hungry guest our gratitude.
Fully satiated, our pleasure – and yours.

On the menu:
exquisite Lechery, fine Stupor, and delicate Sin
Listen – the moans and whines.
Creole jazz tunes fill the air.

Three – Stay a lil’ while longer…
There’s no rush; there’s no where else to go.
Two – The feeling’s getting stronger, yes?
I’ll tell you a secret – This isn’t Voodoo.
Yes, Shh… don’t resist. I’ll be gentle.
One – sleep…

You cannot stay away.

Welcome to your Nightmare in New Orleans.

Nightmare in New Orleans VIP Ticket | Mine & Yours

Nightmare in New Orleans is the newest mystery adventure game, set in the 1950’s, from MadPea Productions, starting February 14th. You will need to use your investigative skills to find clues and solve puzzles to unfold the mystery! Will you risk the dangers of the Bayou to uncover its darkest secrets?

A hardcore MadPea fan? Can’t wait to get premium, exclusive access to the game 24 hours before everyone else? Then the early access VIP Ticket is exactly what you need.

There are only 20 VIP Tickets available at the MadPea Marketplace store. The tickets are transferable so this would be an amazing gift to that special someone who enjoys these games.

What you get with the VIP TICKET:

Early access starting February 13th at 12pm SLT
24 hours exclusive, lag-free game play
Personal guidance by Queen Pea Kiana Writer & MadPea Crew
Exclusive Group VIP Peas with help from the staff & chat with other VIP TICKETS holders throughout February 2018
Exclusive Souvenir
Golden VIP MadPea TAG to wear
Nightmare in New Orleans GAME HUD
Nightmare in New Orleans Game Prizes upon completion of the game
Exclusive Outfits
Chance to play Nightmare in New Orleans Gacha before anyone else

Are you ready to play Nightmare in New Orleans? Here’s a sneak peek at what you could be experiencing in this amazing adventure mystery game!

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