Average User Score: 4.0Sep 7, 2013Maybe in 6 months time this game will be worthy of a 6 or 7, but you can only review it in the state it is in now. The AI is terrible, pathing issues, AI doing nothing, having to reissue orders multiple times etc. Oh and the prologue is stuck in a loop for, another bug which has been acknowledged by CA, so I'm fighting the same battle over and over again.
I know games will have bugs but we are talking some real big deal breaking bugs here, which makes me surprised they would even release in this state it's that bad.
Avoid for now and pick up on sale in 6 months time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 21, 2013The Secret World is a hidden gem in the MMO landscape. The quests are brilliant and very few are simply fetch X of this and kill Y of that. They have a lot of thought put into them and the resulting questing experience is really enjoyable and has a lot of flow. Some of the investigation quests are down right devious and you'll be finding yourself using the ingame web browser to help solve them, or if you are up for a bigger challenge, spending a couple of hours trying to crack the code yourself. For instance, one quest involves deciphering morse code to figure out a location to go to. Not so hard if it was written down, but the morse code is audio. Of course the answer is freely available on the internet if you wish to go that way, or decipher yourself if you're really up for a challenge.
The dungeons are also well paced and thought out and offer a good challenge, very minimal trash so the action really flows.
There are no "levels" as such but you'll need to complete quests to gain XP to allow you to wear better armour and gain access to better skills.
Given that this game has dropped the monthly subscription (I'd be surprised to see any major MMOs launch with a monthly subscription in the future btw - I think the micro transaction model is the way of the future) it is well worth the purchase up front for hours and hours of gameplay.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Dec 26, 2012PS2 get tops marks for innovation, something that is rare in today's market. They also get pretty good marks for execution. This is war on a grand scale. It's hard to pick faults. The game itself is free. Despite what some people say it doesn't feel like a play to win model. Yes the certs (ingame reward currency) take a long time to accumulate to unlock items but apart from guns, there is not actually that much that can be bought to make a real difference on the battlefield and nothing that you couldn't eventually unlock with certs anyway.
For a game that has just launched the balance feels excellent (apart from rocket pods decimating infantry too easily *shakes fist*). I've seen the odd aim botter but when you spot them it's very obvious and you can /report them.
This game really shines when you find a good squad, with a leader who is setting objectives and even some voice communication and coordination going. There is nothing like a few squads supported by air and amour assets rolling into a bio lab to crush the opposition.
Give it a whirl.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Dec 26, 2012Although this is a direct port (with no extra features for PC, i.e. tweaking graphics settings) it's still a fantastic game that can be picked up cheaply. Highly recommended to play with a controller, where the controls are intuitive and flow excellently. Although the graphics are average at best (and look dated even for a 2010 game) they don't distract from the game-play and fun factor. And ultimately that's what this game comes down to - the fun factor. You'll have a blast leaping around and swinging your massive sword.… Expand