I just finished the game, which took me 12.5 hours instead of the usual 7/8, but I spend a lot of time geeking out, collecting my breath or just looking at the environment.
Figured I’d make a thread where we can share our experiences with the game. Some spoilers ahead, but that’s what the spoiler tag is for.
What surprised me was the amount of interactivity and different gameplay throughout. I honestly expected something akin to The Park where you can basically only interact with a few items. MoM in that regard was much less a walking simulator.
And diving into spoiler territory
The connection to the Secret World was much bigger than I expected. To be honest I was worried that this might just turn out to be a game with a layer of Secret World paint, so to speak. Turns out I was wrong. Underground Orochi facilities with familiar drones, dodging cameras, solving the puzzles all felt very much like the Secret World to me. And that’s ignoring familiar lore and characters, Samuel, the Dreamers, Gaia Engines, Antartica… I even spotted a reference to Marquard.
Now the most amazing thing I realized is that this game actually tells a story that we were promised a long time ago, albeit with some changes. There was a trailer called “Everything Is True” where years upon years of TSW story were hinted at. One of the lines was “there is a city on the moon”. Now, this city may have been moved to Mars instead, but I very much believe that this completes that missing piece of the puzzle.
All in all this game had much more to offer than I expected and I really, really enjoyed it.