The Secret World Video Diary

This trailer offers the first in a series of developer diaries from The Secret World, Funcom's upcoming conspiracy-laden MMORPG. The topic of this clip is story and missions, and it features Ragnar Tørnquist, Joel Bylos, and Dag Scheve discuss the storytelling possibilities for a game set in a world where every conspiracy theory you've ever heard turns out to be true. The developers also discuss the way the game's story is presented, and the various types of missions the player can undertake. The discussion is accompanied by a good deal gameplay footage. The embedded version follows.

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CommunistHamster wrote on May 30, 2011, 16:39:
Combat looks clunky, animations look wooden, not to mention that an MMO is a terrible medium to tell the sort of scripted stories they talk about.

Agreed all around. And the textures look awful to boot. How can the most important story be your story when it's all about sublimating yourself to the will of the group to achieve the group's ends? I just can't see this working. They should have just made it a SP or even co-op CRPG where you can both plan and execute conspiracies or work to discover and counter them. This just sounds like more of the same MMO standard pablum in a different wrapper.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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