So the new Heartless City opened up today.
At first, I was very impressed at the sim design. I knew Naith Smit from a lifetime channel ago, and was happy to see him building again after his last “snafu”.
Heartless City houses the main stores of NSD and Addict, the in world couple Naith Smit and Kianna Noel. However, it is the small LeLutka shop that steals the show. Minnu Palen placed a gift box of four freebie skins and a great NO HEART hand bag out. The skin is totally bad ass with dramatic red lips and eyes. Make SURE you pick up a copy of the skin. Here is the SLurl for easy tping: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Heartless%20City/83/203/44
There are some excellent satellite shops at Heartless. You know about LeLutka, but there is also: Aoharu, Aden, Atomic, Luck Inc, CnS, Pink Fuel and Body Shop. I really felt bad for Body Shop. With all the dramatic lighting in the sim, their front door is barely visible. Never mind their HUGE graffiti sign that blends in TOO well with the “inner city mystique”.
As for the main shops of NSD and Addict, you couldn’t help getting the impression that more time was spent on Addict. The lack of texturing in NSD makes the shop look virtually blank inside. Maybe it’s supposed to be a minimalist experience? Both shops create a grand entrance that makes you fight thru the lag to find the actual product. NSD offers a dollarbie SKULL ring, but Addict doesn’t give out any freebies.
Overall, it’s a very well done sim with impressive vendors that seem to outshine the main stores. Do pick up the FREE LeLutka skin, it’s the heart of Heartless City.