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The Modern Setting

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 24, 2011  | Comments

The Modern Setting - The Secret World - MMORPG.com

The Secret World is one of the new breed of MMOs taking place in the modern world as opposed to the high fantasy "medieval-ish" worlds of many others. In The Secret World Weekly #2, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at the game's modern setting. Check it out!

There’s bound to be a lot of talk about The Secret World’s Lovecraft-ian story, it’s classless system and so forth. That’s as it should be, really. But something I feel deserves a little more discussion is the notion that TSW is going to be set in our own modern-day Earth. Can you think of a single AAA MMO release where the setting hasn’t been either in a medieval (or quasi-thereof) setting or a far-flung futuristic one? Tabula Rasa, Fallen Earth, and Auto Assault I suppose came kind of close to a modern-setting as the basis of their lore, but the gameplay in each was set on either other planets or in the post-apocalyptic future. The Secret World is aiming to do something unique: make the game set today, but in a today where all the myths and legends we’ve grown up with really are true.

Read more of Bill Murphy's The Secret World Weekly #2: The Modern Setting.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom