Thinking Secret World Might Become my #2 MMO
I’ve been following this game for a while, and I have to say they’ve been doing a great job of giving me enough information to be curious and not too much that I’m oversaturated. Granted, I have NO CLUE when this game will actually hit, but I’m seriously thinking this could be my next 2nd MMO, after LOTRO of course. And depending on how it pans out, I could see it moving into that #1 slot for me personally.
Currently I’m off and on playing Rift as my #2, but I really haven’t had enough time to give it a fair shot. I’m glad I did get the 6-month sub up front as I don’t feel that same sort of pressure to play and I do hop on periodically when I feel the itch to pop into Telara. But for some reason, I just haven’t latched on to something with Rift and I’m not sure if I just haven’t played it long enough to get into it or if there’s something lacking for me.
I’ll also admit that I’m really not a Guild Wars fan and that’s not a fair assessment of the game, but it hasn’t been able to grab me. Maybe GW2 will, but for now it really isn’t on my radar other then paying attention to others who are following it.
The other big game everyone (including me) has been talking about is of course The Old Republic. I am excited for this game, but I’m not expecting anything more then a Star Wars themed Dragon Age. And don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing at all, I will buy it and enjoy it, but I just don’t see it keeping me involved long term. I do hope I’m wrong on this assessment but the more and more I see of it, the less I’m seeing co-op KOTOR. Although I’m sure there will be chances to play with friends, I’m not sure there’s enough there for me to do that I couldn’t experience just playing solo and chatting on vent.
Which brings me back to the Secret World and there are 2 big things that are grabbing me:
- It is set in the current day real world
- Its lore is based on all the conspiracy theories, an MMO version of Dan Brown’s novels combined with Indiana Jones and Stargate.
Ok, point 2 might be stretching it a bit but for some reason I really enjoy that kind of stuff where people take another path to try and explain the un-explainable. I was quite bummed when the Stargate MMO never got off the ground, and this could be that idea on a MUCH grander scale. And of course, they could go horribly wrong with the story or implementation, but there’s quite a bit of substance there to work with. Oh, and did I mention there are Zombies?
The other aspect that’s grabbing me for Secret World is the character creation and origin stories they’ve talked about. I’m pretty sure I’ll be spending LOTS of time just trying out different combinations to see what happens before I finally decide on what I really want to do.
Maybe its just the unknown that’s attracting me, but this last Dev Interview on the World and Setting really got me pumped. Take a look below if you haven’t seen it, and I’ll hit on my favorite points below the video.
- The different areas look very cool and diverse
- Combining mummies, zombies, vampires, etc. all into one realm
- Not everything is “bad” – you can cut deals with various typically bad things like vampires.
- Focus on story and social aspects
- Kinda cool travel system, although not unique it is a cool way of explaining how you warp around the planet
- Instances, raids, and PvP all look pretty slick
- SO MANY options for attacking and defense its quite staggering
- And that last scene so reminded me of the Shark attacking the plane viral video from last week
What do you guys think, are you excited for Secret World, or not enough to knock one of the other big guys off their perch?