Anyone been following or looking forward to this game? I have been looking at it's dev ever since they accounced it and just recieved a slew of 'first' look links from funcom that have me excited and waiting for a game again - something I swore I wouldn't do anymore.
Here are some looks if you haven't been following:http://www.gamespot.com/the-secret-world/videos/the-secret-world-video-preview-6346444
Short list of hard-on inducing specs:
real world settings
entire world is part of the storyline, not just secenary or places events occur in
in-game puzzles involve using the internet and social media through the game's interface
designed for the pc exclusively with zero attention or intent in cross developement with consoles
funcom is behind it (bad and good)
I love and hate this company. I ran out and got AO when it launched and it was the buggiest POS I had ever played. I returned the game and sword I would never play it. That lasted a few weeks, and I got into AO hard. I loved the depth of the game and sheer variety of implants and missions in addition to a hardy set of tools for players to create and build elements of the community.
I got AOC but was skeptical the game would be good at launch. I was very impressed with just how good the game was, specifically at launch on the Cimmeria server where I joined a guild called murderherd and had a blast. I slowly got tired of the game only after grinding to the highest pvp rank in a month (first rank 5 necro on any server) and the cheating which FC didn't seem to want to stop.
The final nail was the total lack of support from FC in stopping cheating. I was a guide and couldn't even address the smallest complaint or get rid f people who were clearly cheating. So I dropped my sub and sold my account.
Now I find myself drawn to another FC game. These guys are really good at bringing novel ideas to life. Not one of their games has ever been wow-like. They cut their own path and walk it for good or bad.