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Post by trog @ 12:18am 11/03/11 | 16 Comments
Funcom had a special showing of their upcoming MMO, The Secret World, at GDC last week. AusGamers was on hand to check it out and it is shaping up to look pretty damn impressive - stay tuned for our preview coming tomorrow for some more information.

A brand new trailer sets the scene for the game and shows off some more of this rich new universe that is being crafted in Norway - check it out below, stream the 720p or download the 1080p HD version.




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Dan
Posted 12:21am 11/3/11
trog
Posted 12:50am 11/3/11
My (unfinished, unproofread) preview is here if you want a sneak preview of the raw stuff: http://www.ausgamers.com/features/read/3028835
Trauma
Posted 01:06am 11/3/11
Very nice! I liked the look of the environments for sure.
Mephz
Posted 08:56am 11/3/11
I'm surprised people are interested in anything from funcom after their Age of Conan experience!
Khel
Posted 09:27am 11/3/11
Well it has an aussie as one of the leads, so it can't be all bad!
Howler
Posted 09:35am 11/3/11
Yeah Age of Conan was disappointing, but I think I'm willing to overlook that just for the fact that this looks a refreshing change from the typical fantasy based mmo.
Enska
Posted 09:51am 11/3/11
I really didn't mind AoC, I thought it shat all over WAR and Aion.
HurricaneJim
Posted 10:14am 11/3/11
People simply have to get around the hype that was happening at the time of AoC and WAR. AoC still is graphically a great game certainly SW will be the same I would expect.

Luckily enough for me I've already been selected as Illuminati.
Eorl
Posted 01:35pm 11/3/11
AoC was an excellent game, and had great potential, but they clearly got rushed out the door with it. If they had the missing content between 40-55 it would of been wicked.
trog
Posted 01:51pm 11/3/11
AoC was an excellent game, and had great potential, but they clearly got rushed out the door with it. If they had the missing content between 40-55 it would of been wicked.
Yeh, they're totaaaaaaaally aware of that being the major issue with AoC, and its why they're going gangbusters on the story/content side of TSW - they are really trying to make sure that people aren't going to get to the midgame and run out of content. And the Investigation stuff throws a curve in there as well; they can keep dropping in unique quests that tie into the real world that people will have to collaborate on to solve the puzzles to progress further.

Be interesting to see how that pans out - I'm curious if people will just solve the puzzle then publish it somewhere and people will just Google the HOWTO instead of solving it themselves, or if they'll Do the Right Thing and play through it properly attempting to solve it.
Nerfington
Posted 02:11pm 11/3/11
The fiction of it sounds interesting, just from the bit I saw in the first vid.

There’s also no levels. And no classes. I know, right?! What sort of crazy game is this?

This is also good. The reason WoW's feeling of progression eventually felt empty was because at each expansion they had to make the old "max level" the new "starting point" to begin a whole new series of progression (which was always just a mirror of the old one), which really makes accomplishment feel empty.
greazy
Posted 02:23pm 11/3/11
Be interesting to see how that pans out - I'm curious if people will just solve the puzzle then publish it somewhere and people will just Google the HOWTO instead of solving it themselves, or if they'll Do the Right Thing and play through it properly attempting to solve it.
Just as long as you don't have to travel to Iraq and back to finish one puzzle then I'm sure people will do the right thing.
Eorl
Posted 03:20pm 11/3/11
For a minute their I thought you sounded sarcastic Trog :S But good to hear they know what to fix, and are.
Reverend Evil
Posted 03:37pm 11/3/11
So how does this game work?

Are the zones themselves a different world to play in? I'm just going by WoW so would something like Durotar represent 1 world and once you clear that you move onto Barrens which is the second world?
Boomshakalak
Posted 06:46am 12/3/11
My guess is this game will be like Age of Conan, yet with more clearly defined/ highly realized, places of appropriate GENRE AND STORYLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How Fun-com mesh that stuff into AWESOMENESS!!!!????????? now thats the question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
carson
Posted 05:59pm 12/3/11
This might be an MMO that'd appeal to me. I'm so over the class system and level grind that's so common.

I'd be sold if it will allow your character to develop as it progresses through the game. Something which I feel WoW lacks as it's more focused on end-game gear.

Something sandboxy like EVE Online, without the boring.
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