Secret World Legends

a game by Funcom
Genre: Action
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 7.5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Secret World Legends
Secret World Legends
Secret World Legends
Secret World Legends

Secret World Legends is a free to play MMO style game that has a very heavy emphasis on the supernatural and also letting you play the way you want. If a more story driven kind of game is what you have been looking for in an MMO, I think that you need to take a closer look a Secret World Legends.

The Truth Is Out There

I have to be honest and say that the one thing that made me excited to try out Secret World Legends was the setting. The game is actually set in the real world with locations like New York and London. However, all the myths and legends that you have heard of since you were a kid….. well they are real and they are crossing over into our world! I love the idea of this and trying to save the world and the people in it from these supernatural beings is certainly a backstory that I can get right behind and it is something that I feel makes the game stand out.

Investigation Quests

I would not really class this as a full-on MMO, as you can play this on your own if you want and do just as well. As far as the gameplay goes what I absolutely love about Secret World Legends are the Investigation Quests. During these, you have to use your brains to figure out just what the heck happened. It is pretty awesome to work it as a detective and some of these quests do require you to think outside the box, but when you figure it out you have a real “AHA” kind of moment.

Powers, Abilities & Gear

One thing that is pretty neat is the way the game handles combat. In all honesty, it is pretty standard MMO combat. However, the mix of using different supernatural abilities with pretty badass weapons makes combat a lot of fun. The only gameplay mechanic that I was too keen on was how it handed your gear. You do not get new gear all the time, instead, you have to use resources to upgrade your gear. This feels like it takes an age and you are never excited because you never get that awesome new bit of gear from a battle or after doing certain quests.

Grind Baby, Grind!

I played a lot of Secret World Legends and never spent a penny. As I got further and further into the game though I noticed that I really had to grind. This to be fair is expected from a free to play game, but I just thought that you guys should know. I do feel that the main story though is strong enough to make you happy to grind and push through as you do want to find out what happens next.

Secret World Legends is a game that certainly gets by on its story. The story is the standout thing here and I think it I well written and I loved the idea of the supernatural and the real world coming together. The combat is actually pretty fun and having to put on your detective hat to solve investigations is actually really neat. I played a lot of this game without spending any money, but you can spend money if you want to speed things along.

7.5/10

Pros:

  • Really cool supernatural story
  • The investigations you do are fun
  • You can get really far without spending money
  • Lots of creatures to discover and fight
  • Voice acting is good

Cons:

  • It is a bit of a grind towards the end
  • Not the best looking game

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