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8.6 out of 10

The Secret World

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Reviews and Problems with The Secret World

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Overall 6
6.0

Typical grinding MMO, button spamming combat and content that hasn't been done before.

aaron galvan, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: When I bought this game I had thought that the setting was interesting and the lore would be the greatest draw, a kind of Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines MMO. I was wrong. Although the writing does a decent job of pushing you forward that actual content is ninety nine percent what you would find in other MMO's. The sad fact is the genre has been hijacked by the need for grinding in place of meaningful interaction with the game, NCP's and narrative interaction.
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Overall 6
6.0

Intriguing, but flawed, niche game

Jon "Always Learning", Amazon
18 May 2013
  • Summary: This game won't appeal to most players. It's very dark, it's very grindy, and it's challenging not just in the nature of the content but in the cumbersome game design and quite-frequent bugs. While the departure from the medieval fantasy-dominated MMO universe is welcome, to an extent, the game instead is a horror-filled zombie-fest, with actual zombies, which later gets into Egyptian zombies and then Transylvanian vampires, which are basically more zombies.
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Overall 6
6.0

Well made, but still very MMO-ish

Meanwhile, Amazon
19 July 2012
  • Summary: A high level of character customization, which I like, but the actual gameplay is still very much like every other MMO in the known universe. Unfortunately, the chat and social systems are VERY sub-par, making it a terrible chore to connect with friends, especially when you're new to the game. The UI is pretty, but not very intuitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great atmosphere and setting, annoyingly complex equipment

Jeff, Amazon
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Disclaimer: I don't enjoy MMORPGs and almost never play them. I don't like the necessity of grouping up to move through the game effectively. I've tried to leave that perspective out of this review and out of my rating. Pros: + fantastic setting, mood, themes. Tells dark stories well. + Great mission diversity with investigation missions and straightforward combat/fetching missions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good game, but not Game of the year.

Wayne Worthy, Amazon
5 July 2012
  • Summary: I've been waiting for a good supernatural game where the player characters hunter monsters and solve puzzles; and ladies and gents the wait is finally over (sort of). The Secret World is an MMORPG set in a mirror version of our modern world. You have zombies, werewolves, vampires, Cthulhu styled characters, and other nasties from folk lore and urban legends to discover and face while taking care of missions from your selected secret society.
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Overall 6
6.0

User review by Gardensafari

Gardensafari, Gamezebo
22 January 2012
  • Summary: It has good graphics, a fun story and is moderately complicated. But this game has some serious draw backs. The main problem is that some screens are very difficult to close. First of all the game is very inconsistent in this respect. Some screens are closed by clicking the classic X. Others can be closed by clicking the skull. But most must be closed by moving your cursor down to the bottom. Too many times nothing happened when you did this.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dissappointing

Gamer4life "Game fiend", Amazon
3 August 2012
  • Summary: Pros: Unique world setting - a cross between Buffy and X-Files with a dash of Lovecraft thrown in. Single player storyline is well written if excessively cut-scened. Cons: The "end-game" is literally nothing more than the standard instance/ raid gear grind. The whole "no levels, no classes, non-linear progression" tagline is utter bs. There are levels, but they are tied to gear.
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Overall 6
6.0

A pay monthly game

Munkiness, Play.com
19 July 2012
  • Conclusion: This is a pay monthly game, each month costs 12 pounds, with different packages offering some discounts if bought "in-bulk". Not many websites explain this, it's a really good game, just a shame you have to pay so much for it.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Ett spel man ska stanna borta ifrån

Coeco, Pricerunner
25 June 2013
  • Summary: The Secret World hade en extremt lång "pre-launch" period där Funcom först bara gav ut väldigt små bitar av information angående spelet, inklusive "hemliga" klockor som tydligen räknade ner till ett datum. Spelet var verkligen hemligt tills EA hoppade på och förstörde allt med tävlingar om vem som kan spamma andra om spelet mest med belöningar på sociala nätverk som visade sig vara mera värdelösa än nybörjarvapnena man fick.
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Overall 6
6.0

Klingt gut ist auf Dauer aber leider zu eintönig.

Henning B., Amazon
1 May 2013
  • Summary: Zuerst sei hier gesagt ich gebe nur meinem subjektiven Eindruck über TSW wieder und über Geschmack lässt sich nicht streiten! Darum sei Harcore Fans dieses Titels gesagt spart Euch bitte Hasskommentare. Technisch ist das Spiel solider als so manch anderer MMO Titel der letzten Zeit und der Support ist bemüht Fehler schnell zu beheben. Die Systemanforderungen halten sich in Grenzen was das Spiel auch für Besitzer von nicht High End Rechnern spielbar macht.
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