The Secret World

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  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Posts: 8,187Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
  • Konohas Perverted HermitKonohas Perverted Hermit Join Date: 2008-09-26 Member: 65075Posts: 611Members
    Another MMO that is the same as ever MMO pumped out in the past 9 years. Only you get to get dropped into combat via helicopter.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    Also puzzles.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    It's a contemporary MMO based on conspiracy theories, myths and cthulu and features a classless system (aka your char can learn any combo of skills you like), investigative gameplay (sometimes you'll have to actually either know or look up occult stuff on wikipedia and the like to progress) and 3-way faction war.

    I'd like to be excited about this but I'm kinda 'meh' about it. I'm getting really sick of normal MMO combat and this looks like the standard 'stand and hit each other' routine when you cross swords. That said, it's got some interesting ideas (including pinching the car alarms summoning zombies thing from left 4 dead for example) and it'd be interesting to play an MMO based in the modern age for a change, I guess.
  • LV426-ColonistLV426-Colonist Space Jockey Join Date: 2011-08-05 Member: 114269Posts: 678Members, Constellation
    edited May 2012
    Meh. I'll pass.
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  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    It seemed really dated when I heard about it years ago, and now, closer to release it really hasn't aged well.

    Thought it was supposed to be about real world locations, which was a hook for me at first. Now though it looks so random, and half the screenshots look like fantasy worlds, others like sci-fi, and some like left for dead.

    I think they tried to make it appeal to a wide audience by setting the game in different locations. In the end though it doesn't have a strong visual identity. Different screenshots look like they come from different games...different studios even. None of the environments make me want to download the game and explore them.

    Don't know how they'll compete with Guild Wars 2.
  • RoverRover blargh Join Date: 2003-09-23 Member: 21139Posts: 1,006Members
    I'll give it a go.

    I really like Tørnquist's TLJ series and the gameplay ideas behind this game seem nice, but the combat looked clunky and the animations looked horrible when I saw a few trailers about a month ago.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    QUOTE (peregrinus @ May 10 2012, 05:34 PM) »
    Don't know how they'll compete with Guild Wars 2.

    Different target audiences perhaps.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    I can't even login... funcom's account system is just one giant clusterfudge :P
  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    *gasp* You did a near-swear!
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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,274Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    So this is a game about gathering medical reports from what I've seen internets stream :P

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  • LuitjensLuitjens Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 73034Posts: 198Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester
    Yea... I don't like this game

    Age of Conan Reskinned and probably has no end-game content

    Plus the instanced mode that they take with this mmo, ugh.. Tree world? what?

    http://www.twitch.tv/internetslive/b/317890651

    http://www.twitch.tv/internetslive/b/317869173

    Gameplay here
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  • AldarisAldaris Join Date: 2002-03-25 Member: 351Posts: 970Members, Constellation
    I enjoyed it although I was expecting more investigation quests and for quests to mix it combat, gathering and investigation.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    To be honest, I wanted to see the investigation quests and stuff, but I couldn't get past the bland combat and 'kill 6 zombie' quest stuff :/
    Also, the character models are kinda hideous. It was less a character creator and more a mutant maker -.-

    I think they kinda missed a trick here... this would've been a lot more interesting if it'd had an insanity system, less emphasis on combat (to the point of maybe even it mainly being avoiding combat :o ) and more emphasis on exploration and investigation.

    If I get into any more beta weekends I'll give it another stab as I hate not to give anything a decent shot before writing it off, but it took genuine effort on my part to continue playing as long as I did until the server died.

    Oh and apparently if your framerates are in the gutter, turning off tesselation does wonders :3
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