I hadn’t read much about The Secret World, aside from seeing various references to it in gaming blogs. Today I did some investigating, and it actually seems very intriguing.
“Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine if your worst nightmare came to life. Imagine a world where vampires hunt for mortal blood in dingy London nightclubs, where werewolves lurk in the sewers beneath Seoul, and where the undead prey on the living in the shadows of New York City. This is the premise for «The Secret World», Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in the modern day real world.”
Oooh, very interesting. The artwork and screenshots look gorgeous, and I quite like the idea of playing in urban environments and real-world locations for a change, especially the Bladerunner-esque ones, all coloured lights reflecting in the night rain. So lovely. I’m not sure how the “free-form gameplay” will actually play. I like the idea of not being locked into classes and specs, but actually making it work will be tough.
In other news, I was finally able to log into Aion and play last night without many issues – such a relief! You no longer need the ip/hack/workaround in order to connect, and it didn’t lock up on me.
And as I logged into the WordPress admin, my eye was caught by a very provocative linkbait title: “Are the Amish the New Vampires?” It doesn’t get much better than that, and I admit that I had to have a look to see what it was about. :)