It’s been around for a month – so, is outlier modern-horror MMO The Secret World looking like it’s going to sink or swim?
The Secret World has just run a free-to-play weekend, and some of the better-known MMO bloggers went by to check it out – whilst others have been there all along. So, what’s their opinion of the state of the World (…of – well, the world) one month in?
- Kadomi was suspicious of The Secret World, but one weekend later, she’s completely converted – “I have to say, this was the first MMO since WoW that totally made me forget the time. When my SO told me it was time to do groceries after I sat down to play it at noon, and it was miraculously 6 pm, I was boggling. It really sucked me in, with a fantastic atmosphere, great storytelling, and interesting missions.”
- MMO Gamer Chick thought of TSW as just something to pass the time, but now she’s even considering a lifetime subscription – “I even find myself suffering a little from “lifetime sub envy”, wistfully contemplating the wisdom of my friends and fellow players who have upgraded to the Grand Master Pack. And let me tell you something: I. Don’t. Do. Lifetime. This is why feeling this way is kind of a shock.”
- Spinks writes up her week in various MMOs – and it’s safe to say that TSW comes out of it better than WoW does – ” I love urban fantasy which this game does in spades. I didn’t have much of a chance to really check out any of the riddle quests so I’m still unsure whether I have the patience for that type of play or would get frustrated too quickly.”
- And Syp reports on the success of the free weekend from the perspective of an at-launch TSW player – ” I think this special free weekend/celebration weekend was a smart move on Funcom’s part. It was gussed up in a way that didn’t just blare “FREE TRIAL”, but made a genuine party out of it. Funcom’s got a great little game here and certainly needs to be aggressive in promoting it, especially in light of its subscription-only nature and the upcoming fall line-up.”
Are you playing The Secret World? Are you enjoying it?