I’m done with the first story of Secret World Legends, if you don’t know SWL you could say the first story is the first expansion or the first chapter of a long story, there is a mysterious villain, a town needs someone to save it from itself and from a outsiders threat, zombies are every where and there are few safe places in the island.
I remember going through this story years ago when the game was called The Secret World, back then i did something stupid, i focused too much on the main story and rarely did side missions, this time i never left a zone without doing all the missions, that gave me a lot of story details i missed the first time, slowing down and paying attention made the game even more fun to play.
As i said before, Secret World Legend is all about the story, you don’t play it to level up, you don’t play it for the combat or the PVP, there is no crafting, but the story is great, the characters are unique and everyone is different, you won’t see the same character models with different names, each person have a name will have a unique character model.
When you take a mission from a character you get a cut-scene, they talk to you about themselves or the town or other people, they talk about problems and threats, you have to pay attention to what they say because it may help you do the mission or understand part of the story, but beware: none of them talk straightforward, none of them say “hey, i have this problem, this is how you solve it, do it!” … no no, that is too easy!
After doing all the missions in three zones, i went to do the final mission in the story, to face the villain who was just a normal man i saw in the starting zone, he was dangerous but i didn’t know who he is, the side missions slowly revealed his true identity, and i have to face him.
After the fight i went into a dream-like world, voices whispering dark thoughts, promising great powers, promising true knowledge, offering gifts … sounds familiar isn’t it? if you play WoW you see this pattern too, or at least if you play shadow priest you know what i’m talking about, the next expansion will be about the Void, or i’ll be very upset with Blizzard.
Walking in the dream land, the voices tried to explain what is true power, tried to guide me to join them, to except their gift, the game here give you a true choice, take the gift or refuse it, this will have a consequence later in the story.
I refused the gift, angered the voices, why would you trust strangers and their gifts? if someone offered me a piece of fresh baked orange cake* i would gladly take it, but “true” power, and “true” knowledge? that is too dangerous.
I went back to London to see what i could do next, my destination this time is Egypt, from eternal nights of Solomon Island, Maine to the sunny desert of Egypt, i love deserts, i feel like i’m starting a new adventure here.
*Note: Orange cake is the best kind of cake in the whole history of mankind, this is a true fact!