Awesome setting and environments, great mechanics, terrific occult/end-times themes and references to cult and pulp stories.
Jonathan B "mangodrink", Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: 30-second flavor intro: The Secret World (TSW): Join a secret society in resisting the coming darkness, fight back against the horror-harbingers of the apocalypse, and discover your hidden power over melee, guns, and magic. Globe-hop between Lovecraftian locations seen in the present day (circa 2012, Mayan end of days).
Summary: First rate story telling, amazing cut scenes to introduce most missions, clever mission reports, sly and dry humour and playful pokes at many of the pop culture icons we know and love. The ability and skill progression as well as their take on gearing up make the game itself almost a puzzle as you look for the best combination to achieve your goals. Highly recommend the game.
Summary: Very Unique game and great game play. I'm a long time MMO player since eq1 and a bit tired of the sword and sorcery games. This game is fresh, with great in depth stories and story line. By far my favorite MMO.
Excellent change of pace mmo. Fantastic as a f2p experience
13 January 2014
Summary: This game's got it all. Sexy graphics, challenging gameplay if you aren't prepared, fun quests, and no central quest hubs to speak of like in traditional mmo's. If you try to do every quest in every "hub" you'll go nuts. The recipe for success is doing quests as you come across them, and remember that in this game leveling is done differently, so you want Skill Points (SP) and Action Points) AP to progress and gain new skills and actions.
Amazing MMO, breaks free of the cookie cut formula that plague modern mmos
3 January 2014
Summary: The Secret World was an amazing surprise to find, not having a ton of advertisement compared to the major mmos and games, this one went under my radar for a year sadly. Having found it during the holiday sale I did some research before buying it since mmo's these days are just copies of one another and get boring fast. Not this one.
Summary: The Secret World brings everything I love about games together into one completely enjoyable experience. Humor, fast paced fighting, deep deep flexibility in play style and absolutely rewarding every second. I think it has the most bang for the buck if any game I've ever owned. Intelligent, challenging, fun, and never boring. If you are even thinking about trying it, just do it.
Summary: Wonderfully refreshing MMO in a market saturated by WoW clones. Funcom dared to be different with The Secret World. Excellent modern-horror story. Well-written voice acted missions, to the extent that it is easy to become invested in the outcome. Open-ended ability progression with near limitless deck combinations. Give the trial a go, you may be pleasantly surprised! More Review Info.
Summary: A lot of things done right in The Secret World, for me. The skill system is very engaging (Do I want this? Or this? Or this?). The environments are beautiful. The sound design is suitably creepy at times. The atmosphere is done right (and frankly I got a little afraid during certain missions!
Summary: This is an MMORPG, that reminds me a little of White Wolfs, "World of Darkness" storytelling series, in that it takes place in a world, much like ours, accept the monster stories you heard about as a child, are real. Things do go bump in the night, and that monster you thought was living under your bed as a child, is probably still there, watching you as you sleep.