The Secret World Review
The Secret World
A new take on the MMO genre. Funcom have risked a new idea by mixing both magic and modern weaponry in, you guessed it, a magic and modern world. The first release of The Secret World is buggy, monthly updates have been promised, but at £11.49 per month, you hope the updates will be pretty big but at the same time not too long to download. It’s a rich game. It offers a good single player experience whilst everyone else gets on with their own game, much like Guild Wars or WoW.
I’d like to say this game was perfect, simply because of the premise, but the engine offers little assistance in the combat; giving you lag and slow, unrealistic animations.
Looking at the game, the quest system is interesting. The dialogue is good, with above average voice acting, apart from your character who unfortunately stays silent throughout. Some quests appear dragged out or as if there is an attempt to include too much content in a single quest, but these factors do not counter the entertainment which each one possesses.
It sticks to the traditional MMO protocol and requirements with the attempt of revolutionizing it with its own story and world. Has it worked? I’m not too sure, but it’s certainly worth the 1 month free trial.