The lights are on
It's been a while since Funcom announced PC MMO The Secret World, but today we finally get to see the game running...sort of. The trailer (below) is rendered using the game engine, but I'll eat my headset if the game is played from a black-and-white interlaced security cam perspective. I mean, nobody would make anything like that, right?Set in Kingsmouth and taking advantage of H.P. Lovecraft's public domain mythos, The Secret World posits an Earth where secret societies are real, supernatural threats lurk under every rock, and we're all basically boned. Funcom has been talking a good game about changing the MMO paradigm and getting away from being a World of Warcraft EverQuest Ultima Online DikuMUD clone, so I'm holding out hope for this one despite the overall disappointments of Age of Conan and Anarchy Online. Besides, zombies!If Cthulhu is a raid boss, though, I'm going to buy a plane ticket to Norway for the sole purpose of having some very stern words with the developers. Either way, we should know more at GDC in March, when Funcom plans to reveal actual color in-game footage.
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It looks pretty awesome hope to hear more about it in the future.
This... I'm skeptical about, because it's Funcom (after multiple back and forths with their CS, I finally gave up on ever getting Conan to run). But I'm excited for the subject matter. I mean, conspiracty theories, secret societies, and supernatural monsters! What's not to love?
The only thing missing are the various geeky bands of Fortean "researchers" who are bound to form guilds the moment this drops.
It looks pretty good. I posted a blog about this game and I still want to learn more about this game
great anothe boring mmo now in more boring black and white!
*cough* terrible *cough* dumb*cough* hope its not like lifeline *cough* or it will suck *cough*
A Cthulhu raid boss would be pretty awesome, and look at all the other bosses there are to pick from!
The zombies picking themselves up in the morning thing that the video mentioned is a cool excuse for mob repops. The Lovecraft stories are also some of my favorites so I will be watching this.
If they pull off an MMO based on (or even partially) on Lovecraftian lore this will be worth checking out. Otherwise...
looks and sounds cool, but just a little bit of gameplay would be nice.
Seems cool but I ain't to sure I will be playing it. I got to much on my wish list... it reaches up until late 2011.
Looks kinda cool.
Great too see Lovecrafts mytho's being used - it tends to have a bit of patchy history in the game world (though Dark Corners of the Earth was fantastic). I'm not a MMO fan at all but this could possibly see me being interested.
This would be the only mmo i'd ever buy.
hmm LoveCraft Lane Arkham Ave. DEAR GOD WE MUST BE IN HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS!
I lawl'd at me-self.
*YAWN* hmmm wow i sound really excited about this don't i?
You cant call this "Gameplay" just because its using the game engine.
That was awesome.
haha lovecraft lane I love me some h.p.