In a world where MMORPGs are often about high-fantasy realms and galaxies far away, “Secret World Legends” stands out as a dark horse. It delves into the rich tapestry of myths, urban legends, and contemporary horror, seamlessly weaving a narrative that keeps players on the edge of their seats.
- Developer: Funcom
- Publisher: Funcom
- Release Date: June 26, 2017
- Platforms: PC
- Official website: https://www.secretworldlegends.com/
- Genre: Story-Driven MMORPG
The narrative is where “Secret World Legends” truly shines. While most MMOs fall back on traditional fantasy tropes, this game embraces contemporary lore. Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and ancient myths come to life, making for a richly textured and intriguing plot.
NPCs are not mere quest givers but are imbued with deep backstories. They represent a myriad of diverse cultures and philosophies, each contributing to the game’s lore in profound ways. Every interaction feels like peeling back a layer of a deeper mystery, making every quest a revelation in itself.
Players aren’t just picking a side; they’re embracing a worldview. The three factions available in “Secret World Legends” are not just for show:
- Dragon: Embodying the unpredictability of nature, members of the Dragon faction operate individually, each influencing the world’s balance in their own unique way.
- Illuminati: Behind the scenes, pulling the strings of power, the Illuminati strive for world domination from their New York-based headquarters.
- Templar: Bound by tradition and discipline, the Templars wage a relentless war against the forces of darkness, embodying the principles of sacrifice and valor.
Combat, although critiqued for its simplicity, shines in group settings. Teaming up with fellow players amplifies the game’s dynamic combat, allowing for strategic combinations and synergy.
Rather than adhere to the traditional class system, “Secret World Legends” offers flexibility. While there are nine foundational builds to choose from, the game promotes experimentation. With the primary differentiation being weapon choice, players can tweak and adapt their build as they progress.
“Secret World Legends” offers an unparalleled narrative experience within the MMORPG genre. While it might not satisfy those looking for intensive PvP combat, it more than compensates with its rich storytelling and deep immersion into the world of myths and legends. It’s a must-play for those who appreciate lore-driven games.
Secret World Legends System Requirements
- Memory: 3GB
- Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon HD3850 512MB
- CPU: 2.6 GHZ Intel Core 2 DUO or equivalent
- File Size: 6.4GB
- OS: Win 10 /XP/ Vista /7
- Memory: 6GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1Gb
- CPU: Intel Core i5 3.0Ghz or equivalent
- File Size: 6.4GB
- OS: Windows 10 64 bit