The Secret World
The Secret World was one of the most interesting and unique MMORPG’s released and it still has a cult following to this do. So much so that EA wanted an enhanced version put out. anyway, the original Secret World was a real gem and featured some exciting gameplay and a really cool setting that certainly made it stand out from the crowd.
The Strangeness Of The Real World
What really captured my and most other people’s attention first in The Secret World is the setting. Rather than going for a fantasy setting, steampunk setting or some kind of futuristic setting. The Secret World actually has a pretty contemporary setting. However, in this world, the world of myths, horror, and legends are creeping through! Vampires, zombies, werewolves and many more evil creatures are causing havoc.
Welcome To The Real World
Rather than just making up locations, The Secret World has gone for using actual real world locations. So you will be going to places like London, Tokyo, and New York. They have done a great job in putting these places in the game, but the way the creatures have caused havoc and twisted them is actually really cool.
Join The Secret Society
The Secret World is very story driven and if you ask me the game is actually better when you strike out on your own. Once you have created your character (which is a lot of fun to do) you will have a choice of one of three different secret societies that you can work for. You will go around the world to deal with the monsters that are causing trouble. However, the secret society that you join will ultimately dictate how you deal with them. You will either be looking to get rid of them, move them to a new location or even exploit them depending on what one of the secret societies you have joined.
So Much To Do!
Main quests, side quests, dungeons, boss battles, leveling up, getting new equipment, dealing with NPC’s and everything in between! The Secret World always has a list of things for you to be doing. The game is actually really good at letting you know what to do. So while you may stumble on some quests and fights on your own, you are never left too long to wonder what the heck you are supposed to do.
Combat is one of the best aspects of The Secret World. The combat is more fast paced than you would expect from a game of this style. Also, your attacks are easy to change. The game is very good at letting you tinker with your attacks which means if you are having trouble with a particular mission, you can change out your attacks and abilities so that you are more prepared for the mission or battle at hand.
The Secret World was a fantastic game when it was first released in 2012 and while it has been surpassed by its successor, Secret World Legends. The original Secret World still has a lot of charm and there are some people who have worked hard to make sure that the original game has stayed around for fans to enjoy.
- The different monsters are really cool
- The story is fun and interesting
- Lots of missions, side missions, and dungeons
- The attack system is very interesting
- The game has quite a quick pace
- It has been surpassed by its successor
- Not much point teaming with other players