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.
You will lose arbitrarily. You will be killed by superhuman enemies that give zero craps about taking bullets to the face. You will die in two shots against enemies that take fifty shots to kill. You will walk into a zone with perfectly leveled and maximized gear, with your head held high and ambition gleaming in your eyes. And the enemies will simply look at you and say "Ha ha. No.", then proceed to murder you where you stand. You will die a lot. You will spend agonizing hours of grinding and tweaking and honing your skills to not die. Then you'll die anyways. But when things go just right. When the planets align and the RNG Gods look down upon you with favor, something amazing happens. I keep playing for that. Those rare moments of triumph in a game that otherwise makes me want to throw my laptop at the nearest wall. In short, if you're a fan of severe emotional distress of the self-inflicted variety, then this is the game for you. You silly silly masochist. It's okay though, because we're all mad here. But those of you of a healthy mental state should steer very clear. Please, I beg of you. Save yourselves.
I've completed the game twice with 2 different characters, once Solo and one with a friend. Personally I find it more enjoyable with a friend. Less likely to get your butt handed to you by Elite bad guys. Plenty of play even when you've finished as there are always side missions and enemies spawning. The Dark zones allows PvP and a whole new set of challenges. Only thing I don't like, is they seem to do Server maintenance weekly and the game is down for 3 hours min.
I initially loved the game as I progressed through the levelling process, but after reaching max level, the PvP in the Dark Zone was a nightmare, end game PvE was a grind fest, etc. But I jumped back on a month ago and the changes have been fantastic! And with the new update, I really enjoy the endgame content as well as the "battleground" style PvP matches! It is a blast to play with friends or by yourself (obviously, I prefer the former).
I was right about this game, looking at release. I should of waited, I should waited for December, bought the game on sale with all DLC. Wasn't worth the fullprice, luckily I got it on sale for 30 something pounds. Boring as hell alone, in my opinion. But really great with friends. Game looks amazing, it runs amazing. A looter shooter with friends, that what I will recommend it as.
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