Sunday, July 15, 2012
Stepping into Kingsmouth- TSW
I'm always late to the party, heh. Yesterday I took the plunge and grabbed The Secret World. I tried one of the last beta weekends but still didn't get a real idea how much I liked the game, I figured I could hear impressions of others before I made a decision.
I've read a lot of good reviews and posts about the game. I am really enjoying myself. It was a bit confusing when starting and I even got lost a few times but I'm grasping things now. I ran around with only one skill, wondering why I was having so much trouble, blood magic. Then I realized that I needed to go and grab something else, blades was my second choice. Loving it.
For the most part I kill things with ease, a good bit of healing to pull me through and some fantastic AE damage. I'm learning as I go and I've only died once, lol. I went with the Templars, I thought that would be an interesting choice, all three factions look very appealing though.
I'd have to say the things I like most are the bits of flexibility. Wearing whatever you want is always awesome, choosing skills and sets to your liking is awesome too, though confusing at times as what will be good. I was going to go with a build already listed but they didn't really appeal to me.
I like the world. It really has a unique feel for an MMO. Gritty and dark, as I have mentioned before. The graphics and little bits of detail in the art are just wonderful. Though the graphic choices are a bit stunted, really tweaking things out isn't much of an option. Sometimes I get some really horrible frame rates in some areas, most of the time I'm fine. Loading.... I'm still not enjoying some of the long load times. I can't complain, there really isn't much loading and I suppose I do a lot of waiting on screens in EQ and SL.
Nothing is cutting edge but it is new and different enough to really be enjoyable. I don't know how end game is, if it will just be another grind like most games, I hope this is different. But don't we always? The game has a lot of potential and it is quite fun. If you love zombies and creepy stuff, it's awesome. Right up my alley, how could I not play it? Kingsmouth is really a very cool area, that's where I am now and it really has set the tone for me.
I'm taking my time snooping around, helping people sometimes, people help me sometimes (OMG), just really soaking it all up and not rushing through it. There are a few things that bother me, like lack of direction in some areas. If you're going to light up something on the map, please tell me what the hell it is I'm looking for.
All in all, expect to be hearing more about TSW in my posts this week. I do have a lot going on but I can't resist getting some time in TSW. Dire had to pull me off the computer last night, I was having way too much fun to go to bed, obviously, lol.
Safe adventures, and look out behind you! Prepare to be crit by a wall of screenshots...