Even though I was working on a different post today, I want to get this up where people can read it. I’ll post the other one later.
Today has been super exciting for fans of The Secret World, as Funcom officially announced their new single-player horror game The Park. The announcement was made even more exciting when it was confirmed to take place in the world of TSW. As an extra bonus, we found out this game was the “secret project” our old Game Director, Joel Bylos, has been working on.
If there’s one thing TSW, and by extension Funcom, excels at, it’s story and atmosphere. (I think there’s even more they excel at, but that’s me. ^^) You only have to play a few missions in TSW to know that, or remember this is the company that once brought us The Longest Journey. Assuming the game takes place at the location it appears to be, that park has some very, very dark history that we’ve all been curious to learn more about. For those new to the world, this should be quite the introduction.
The teaser trailer and the first couple screenshots are up at http://www.theparkgame.com/. Joel has confirmed on Twitter that the teaser graphics are “in-engine, realtime.” The Park is planned to come out October of this year.
And if it needs to be said, I’m super psyched to play it! 🙂
Kewl. I have kind of a hard time logging in to TSW anymore, but still have a soft spot in my heart for it and love to read about others’ experiences with it. I might have to pick up The Park when it releases.
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I’m like that with other games, I getcha there. Cool that you’re interested in The Park, though!
Well I finished out the wheel and all my gear’s 10.1 to 10.2 and it’s “good enough” for me. Don’t much like scenarios, so not terribly interested in running them for augments. Got my aegis controllers up “high enough” that the Tokyo content through issue 10 wasn’t a big deal. I’ve bought issue 11, but never bothered to log in and actually. . you know. . . do it. Still haven’t bought Issue 12, though I plan to in another couple of week just to support TSW.
I love the story, the feel of the world, etc. I just felt the scenarios were to “game-ified” and that the Aegis system was an annoyance at best, so while after filling the wheel I logged in less due to less need for progression it was still a joy when I did. Now…. not so much, and that’s why I really just don’t do it anymore. I want to still love the game, I just… don’t want to play it anymore, if that makes any kind of sense.
That makes perfect sense to me. I got lucky, as far as AEGIS never really bothered me. That’s not saying you or anyone else is “wrong,” just I got lucky and didn’t have an issue with it. If it bugged me, I’d probably feel the same. I know some folks ended up downloading one of the auto-AEGIS mods, so you’re not alone there.
That’s really hard when you still like a game, but don’t much want to play it. 😦
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