While it's not the poster child for story in MMOs, The Secret World
is putting a big emphasis on giving players an engaging and in-depth story to enjoy as they unravel conspiracies and search for the truth. A new developer diary
by Ragnar Tornquist
explains how the story is woven into every element of the game, from the simple introduction of quests right down to the mechanics of fighting enemies.
Tornquist emphasizes that the entire setting of the game is in many ways based solely upon storytelling, on myths and urban legends and half-remembered stories of youth. One of the development goals for the game is to keep players digging, investigating the story and piecing it together. According to the diary, every mission opens with a fully voiced and motion-captured cinematic, and aside from the main story missions, players can tackle these challenges in any order, allowing for players to have unique stories as they make their way through the labyrinth of half-truths. It's an interesting look behind the curtain
, and it should give players looking forward to The Secret World
a few more ideas to be excited about.