A very mythos based game, that uses magical and mythological figures and places but takes place in the real world.
You join either the Illuminati (American scum), Templars (Eurotrash) or Dragons (Azns).
When you level you get skill points that can be used on their skill wheel. [media=youtube]5F8tzNUORZ4[/media] Where you make your character from over 500 skills.
Skills/Attacks are based on 3 melee, 3 ranged and 3 magic trees on the wheel. 7 active skills and 7 passives at any one time.
Melee - Sword, Fist, Hammer
Range - Dual Pistols, Assault Rifle, Shotgun
Magic - Chaos (DoTs), Blood (Healing), Elemental (Burst)
Here are a good video of “decks” which are premade characters you can try to build towards.
I just recently played the beta this weekend and it’s pretty fun, totally different.
Most missions have you investigating and actually looking for clues, which might bring in and lose players, since most people are retarded.
I remember this one mission where I found a dead ladies datapad and needed to access it, the clue said she kept the code as the first song the priest wants to play in the church. So I had to go to the church and look for the song listings posted to the left or right of the altar. It’s simple, but I could see people saying “WHY ISN’T IT POINTING ME TO IT?”
However it is a Funcom game, so I expect a rough launch lol
There are also clues you have to find on the internet that relate to the game.
And the 3 factions have to do their own investigations…
Check this thread, http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=31638
No idea whats going on there haha