Monday, September 10, 2012

Loving "The Secret World"

I picked up a new computer game, a MMO named The Secret World.  You make a character that is gifted with mystic powers and becomes a member of one of three factions (The Templars, Illuminati or The Dragon) and you go and fight monsters and do investigations of strange events.

After you finish the tutorial, your first mission site is Solomon Island and the small town of Kingsmouth.  There is a zombie apocalypse happening but you eventually discover there is more to this than meets the eye.  Lots of H.P. Lovecraft influences throughout which are not subtle (street names such as Arkham Ave. and Lovecraft Street etc.)  I even suppose the name of the town is a cross between Kingsport and Innsmouth.  I must have played for 8 hours yesterday and there is still plenty of missions and side missions to do.  I'm also trying to find all the lore icons to get a sense of the in-game back-story.

It's a very adult game (rated M for Mature) with themes not appropriate for younger players.  Some of the Cut-scene dialog have swear words and sexual innuendo.  Some of the missions have puzzles you need to figure out and there was one last night that I could just not figure out and I had to stoop to look for an answer online.  The game comes with a built-in web browser to help in investigation missions.

Looking forward to playing some more of this game.

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