Reviews by Cody64
One of the BEST MMO's available. Period!Cody64 | May 4, 2013 | Review of The Secret World (NA)
The Secret World is the best MMO's I've ever played. I wont' go so far as to say that I'm an MMO enthusiast, but I've certainly played my fair share of games in the genre. This one beats them all.
For me, the main reason why this MMO is so great is because it has a heavy focus on Story Telling; something missing from many games in the genre. the story is dark, and set in creepy settings with some genuine scares! Very unique for this type of game.
Complimenting the story nicely is some excellent voice acting and superb writing. Much of the dialogue has a humorous edge to it, which makes it all the better. If you're into dark comedy, you'll get a kick out of some of the dialogue in TSW.
A great story with excellent voice acting would mean nothing for an MMO if it didn't have good gameplay. Luckilly, the gameplay in TSW is just as superb as the story. It has everything that you'd expect to see in an MMO, but does it all differently. From leveling up your character, to questing, and event to crafting; everything in this game has it's own unique spin. It's a fresh, exciting experience throughout.
Speaking of leveling, there isn't the typical "choose a class, gain levels, choose skills" that you see in most other MMOs. You actually don't even gain "levels". Instead, you earn SP and AP as you gain experience. You dump these into passive Skill Points, and into Abilities that are tied to the type of weapons you have equipped. It's a great system that let's you build the exact character that you want!
This game has a ton to offer, and with each content patch and DLC package it continues to get better. I could write a novel on this game, and still miss something! Rather than doing that, I'm just going to HIGHLY recommend that you check this game out, and discover all that it has to offer for yourself. You won't be disappointed!