Publicada: 29 de março
First of All ... the Story .. .
Contrary to All other MMO's there is NO GOD complex here .. no ego tripping , you are not a hero , you are part of a story , you are part of a faction a group an army of defenders divided into factions that barely can keep up with the happennings and current events within the Storyline.
Am i not the hero in there ? No you are not the hero barely a witness of the impending doom within the story line one of the many actors within the story . You are not the chosen one , nor are you the hero at all . This alone is rare feat in MMos and in terms or storytelling.
In this game you are not the hero ; The story is the hero and it is a mighty engaging story , the lore of the story is complex and so are the missions , certainly some of the missions look simple enough , kill some monsters , send report , done and on to the next one . But investigations missions will make you research , think and whereas there is a deep rich amount of help the community will be glad to provide any new player , expect a game where the going can get tough at times without help.
The setting goes from Myth of Cthulu to the most action oriented genre into a modern setting. You will explore and discover the conspiracies animating a long and complex history within the Secret World , Feuiding corporations vying for domination , Engineers of chaos willing to bring the coming of a new age and blindsided to the fact that their own stated goal may lead them to their own destrution , Discipined Army of soldiers , general and commanders , looking at the slightest bit of evil as a pausible cause to scorch the Earth to bring it into a new Eden of their making. And yet something much darker lurking in the corner of your eye and seeping through the reality of the story , the present players are in over their respective heads and even the Council has little grasp on the vastness of the events at hand.
Classes: THERE ARE NO CLASSES.
There are no classes at all within this game which make it a whole different ball game than any other MMO , your equipment has statictics and following those you will perform either grandly or poorly within your assigned role .
The skill system is rich complex and deep , the fighting is hard and complex don't expect your tank to stand still in a fight facing a boss .. don't expect to stay immobile in a fight , expect to dance around the objectives , minding the telegraphs impairing the critical casts avoiding chain damaging your companions,
Now the Community: As an Mmo TSW stands pretty much by its own , it is dedicated to a mature audience , most cabals (guilds) expect high repect from player to player and that is valid and enforced accross all cabals i came in touch while playing the game.
Ok those are the positive points:
Now for the so so part : Game optimization : While TSW is a great game the client-server relationship does need a lot of optimisation , PhysX support is close to nil for most of the modern Video Cards and there are some persistent issues concerning multi threading within the game.
This game will run fine on most settings but if you run at high resolution and like DX11 in its full glory. The game at the present time does not leverage multithreading and in complex event PhysX might revert back to CPU calculation rather than leveraging the full power of your graphic's cards PhysX capabilities. This will not interfere with gameplay but during raid and evnts but is still a concern time of this review.
The GM's and Customer support at Funcom: Let me be clear the GMs will address every concern and question and will be helpful within a matter of minutes , they will not leave a stone unturned on the matter and will be nothing short of helpful within their powers.
Development and content delivery : If you expect timely and regularly timed end game content you might want to be patient with the company, on the other hand a beginner within the game will have a LOT to go through before reaching the end potential of his / her own character , take your time , explore around and do not ever forget to help others , i was a simple noobie once and i still go in normal mode dungeons to help new players get geared up on a regular basis. Don't close yourself up in one branch of the skills , you can learn them all and lack of specialization is something you will appreciate as you go through the content.
The bad part : Events . One word can sum them up ... LAGGGFEST .. the lack of optimization to modern multicore machines really hurts the performance of the game at the time of this writing this can be mitigated by turning off some of the effects and turning those back on when out the event zones. There are specific channels within the community server to that extent.
I hope you have enjoyed the reading and remember this is not about you being the hero this is about the story and YES it is a hugely complex intertwined storyline that will keep you at the edge of your chair at each custscene .