4 responses

  1. rowan
    July 4, 2012

    Thank you so much for another mention. I really like this game, hoping it has some personal staying power.

  2. Marcelo
    July 4, 2012

    Lonomonkey placed a rather optimistic review that kind of made me want to experiment this game:

    http://screammonkey.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/the-secret-world-first-day-diary/

  3. Mhorgrim
    July 4, 2012

    I think it has the potential to be a solid seller for it’s genre. I do like the way they got away from direct levels. It reminds me of the old SWG back in the day. I also think that hardened MMO vets will get bored with it within I’d say 2 months at best. Every new release that comes out has a bit of polishing to do and usually the awesome content stops around level 40. In this case, I think without levels it will stop at a certain point. Also, folks need to be ready for a fair amount of beginning bugs as is with all MMO launches.

    All that aside, it’s not my genre. I am either SciFi or fantasy orientated. I personally don’t want to spend money on a genre I’m not interested in. I don’t doubt the game itself has a lot of potential. But only time will tell before it becomes another niche game. There is nothing wrong with this though. If the Modern Horror/Conspiracy genre excites you, then this may just be the winner. I’ve seen some fairly positive feedback out there, so go give it a shot.

  4. Jason
    July 6, 2012

    It was not my genre either. But I tried it because it looked so….fresh? Very different feel to the game. Like they decided to take off kid gloves and just say screw it and make a game for adults, not 14 year olds. And they succeeded brilliant imo.

    Granted I only found this game 5 days ago. Hadnt even heard about it before then. Been stuck in warcraft since 2006. So disappointed with Diablo 3 started looking for something else and stumbled on this.

    I do see a possibility that when I’m done with the story I might be done with the game. But the story is so incredibly immersive. I would play it through simply for that. No skipping quest text here for me. It’s like watching a TV Series that has you hooked, but you don’t have to wait for next week’s episode.

    Puzzles are actually challenging. Integrating a web browser into the game? I mean it makes sense. They know everyone is googling stuff for MMO’s while playing, why not just build it in? Then they built the puzzles so that you have to open up these incredibly detailed fake websites for companies to find a clue for a puzzle. Talk about drawing into the game. Sure you could search for someone else that figure it out, but I don’t cheat :)

    Definitely try it if your over 18. Even if your not a horror / zombie apocolypse fan I think you’ll like it. My wife hates horror – she LOVES this game.

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