The Division is one of those multiplayer games where there is not a story worth it, full of secondary missions and lacking some more main quests. Collectibles, lots of hours walking and running in a post apocalyptic NYC doing nothing, and way too many inventory to even care about it. Yes, I liked The Division and I'm not being ironic. The thing is, The Division has one of the most advanced IA's I've seen in a game. You may think this is just another third person shooter where you hide behind walls and take down the enemies from there, but it is not. You actually need to move from cover to cover to survive, and coopearting with your team mates is mandatory to achieve all the objectives. You will be easily surrounded by enemies that don't think twice when it comes to coming after you, and you really need to develop advanced strategies to kill the most powerful enemies out there. Graphics are cool. Yes, downgrade is a thing if you compare it to the E3 trailers, but it is still cool with some outstanding lightning effects. It is not a "pretty game" to look at, but graphics are really nice. So, buy it if you find someone who wants to play with you. It is not the best game, but it is worth the money.
The Division is a new MMO-like game which as an online (Coop) game will fascinate you for days. As a teamwork based game I suggest this game to you all. You can play the game solo too but the best experience comes as coop especially if you have some good friends to play it with, after you progress a little bit in the game you will notice a Red Zone on the map called as Dark Zone which is really cool and you can find most and best moments in there, and yeah the weather effects of the game are really beautiful especially at nights and with blizzards which really makes you feel you are in a god forsaken city and no one can help you but yourself and some of your skilled friends, the gameplay of the game as a tactical shooter is really nice and the weapon and cloths customization is really enjoyable. the developers are still supporting the game and they recently announced which in a new patch coming in fall some new areas of the map will be unlocked or added to it so i guess there would be kind of a new challenge if you are interested! all in all I recommend trying this game if you are a tactical TPS player and do not forget to bring some friends with you because you will definitely going to need them!
I've had and played this game since it first came out - and while the game has certainly had its bad patches and updates, its most recent updates have been quality, and have brought new life to the game. The type of people who will like this game, are the type of people who are a fan of grinding for gear and levels. The campaign was a lot of fun to run through with friends, but after completing the whole campaign there is a grind to get to level 30 which turned off one of my friends. After hitting level 30, there is a whole new multiplayer world in the dark zone, and many other DLC events such as survival and the underground to play through. Game mechanics are a must to learn to succeed in the dark zone, and new players may find this frustrating but for $20.00 for the game and another $15.00 for the last stand DLC, you will get many hours of fun gameplay.
I should start by saying that I was extremely wary of this game. I've been a huge fan of Tom Clancy games since the first installment of Rainbow Six, and while some games have let me down (here's looking at you, Ghost Recon) I still have a lot of faith in the name. I'd never played Destiny, or any other game that fit into this genre, to be honest. The first time I loaded up the beta, I didn't know what I would expect. But once I did, I could see clearly what the game had been working towards. Now I'm playing the full game, and loving every single minute of it. I'd have to say that the highlight of this game is the city, itself. I'd seen many pre-release videos about the map size and am glad to say that most of them are completely misleading. First and foremost, The Division's rendition of New York is massive! In fact, I don't think I've ever seen such an intricate map. If you play through the game never going outside of the guiding the GPS gives you, then sure, it might seem slightly larger. But if you're intent on scouring the city for every bit of intel and shortcut, you'll find yourself in the middle of beautifully detailed apartments and alleys, and none ever seeming too similar. Top notch level design. One of the next things I think of when I think Clancy is the story. Without giving anything away, Ubisoft did not miss a beat. Outside of a few quirky characters (which I boil down to a representation of New Yorkers) there is no bad dialogue in the game. In fact, it's so spot on, the immersion is nearly insane. It's so easy to slip into The Division, as Ubisoft delivered such a spot-on rendition of this crisis story. Let's talk gameplay. I can't tell you with 100% certainty about the tutorials... I skipped them. Which probably led to me not finding out about some of the game's functionality until much later in the game. I can tell you, that even missing the ability to drink water and such, the game handles wonderfully. The cover system is smooth, smart and keeps a great pace. The abilities function exactly as I want them and the gun-play is easy going. Last but not least... the dark zone (or DZ.) I didn't wander into the DZ into the beta, promising myself that I would wait until the full release to explore and see what laid in wait. I figured, with such a strong single-player/coop story, the multiplayer facet could be trash as far as I was concerned, and I still wouldn't have been disappointed. With that being said, wow. The dark zone not only offers an endgame experience, but serves as an extension of the game's story, which is something I cherished. While there are some limitations, such as enemy strength and inventory size that kind of dictate the pace of the DZ, I don't find it at all cumbersome, but actually refreshing as it keeps the competitive side of the DZ relative with periodic extractions. All in all, Ubisoft's recent track history with many series' has not been fantastic. It's amazing to see what they were able to pull off in spite of that, and The Division is definitely going down in the category of games I will be talking about for years to come.
Tom Clancy's The Division in theory had an interesting idea for itself but sadly the game suffers from an unused potential syndrome. The interesting plot turned out to be very short which is disappointing. After I run through the main storyline and performed all the side missions, there was nothing else to do but to sacrifice all the free time to the boring process of grinding. And that's what it is, a neverending grindfest which is best to play together with your friends.
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