My friend Will Burns told me about this interesting free quest in SL. I've been needing to try something different and this fit the bill. This would be fun with friends, alone, or with an adventurous date. Check out "Horizons" a quest by Linden Labs here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A3/128/128/36
The sim information states: "Welcome to the Horizons Experience! Take part in a five-part series of quests against the clock to help Megallan to save Tyrah from Dr Talpa's evil clutches and have a chance to win fabulous prizes and rewards!"
This quest to free Tyrah includes 5 areas of difficulties to overcome and complete their directives to move on to the next. You can play in explore mode or play mode. I was game to try play mode. So, of course I was killed often and repeatedly. The 5 areas are:
The Dark Forest
The Command Center
The area is adult rated. It's been around since late last year, so I guess I am not quite on top of things. It was fun to try, but I'll have to go back another day to try to finish, as it's getting late. The explanation/set-up, sounds, visuals, actual quest, story-line etc are all great. If you play the game version there is a hud but it works well and they offer them free in many places throughout the game. I think this may be the best game LL has put out in SL so far. I can't speak to the prizes as I have not gotten that far yet. You don't have to be premium to play but I've heard you do have to be a verified account, which if you are not a bot you probably are. My computer is getting old and has lag and issues often, so it was probably a little more challenging than it should be, however I was able to progress and learn from my mistakes too.
From the pics you can see some of the first 3 sections and that of course I was killed numerous times.. lots or tricky killers around.