I have many reasons as to why The Secret World is so great, but one of them is the geek-culture references you’ll stumble upon while adventuring through the game’s incredibly interesting world. Take for example the following establishment, located in a demon and undead inhabited patch of woods known as the “Ash Forest”:
YES! A cabin extremely reminiscent of the one in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead films…in the “ASH Forest”…surrounded by the undead…with a chainsaw lodged in the door frame:
I guess Funcom secretly added them, ’cause I only discovered today that groovy character profile pages have recently been added to the TSW site:
That’s my character, but the picture on that page (under “Deck Completion”) is just some generic placeholder, NOT what my toon actually looks like. Ugh.
In case you’ve missed it, FunCom’s new MMO, The Secret World, has officially launched. The game has flown under the radar a bit, but I’ve really been looking forward to it, as it’s FunCom’s attempt at producing an MMO that isn’t another copy of World of Warcraft. (And it’s not based around high-fantasy — mega-yay!)
I’ve been downloading the 14.4GB client for a few hours now, so I obviously haven’t played it yet, but I’ve read many good things about it. From the feedback I’ve seen, it seems like FunCom pulled off something special here, and even though I’m really hoping that’s the case, I’m trying to keep my expectations low. (I’ve been burned too many times before on MMOs to be much of a “glass half full” kind of guy.)